Down the Democratic Rabbit Hole of Impeachment

Down the Democratic Rabbit Hole of Impeachment

Down the Democratic Rabbit Hole of Impeachment

Well, Adam Schiff finally delivered his impeachment report. He tried for fanfare. He tried so hard to sound the end of the Trump Administration. Instead of being carried through the streets of DC on the shoulders of his adoring media sycophants, Nancy Pelosi nearby, Schiff now faces questions about the report and its, shall we say, lack of any solid evidence supporting the “need” to impeach the president.

There have been questions from the beginning about how the hearings would be conducted. Despite claims by Pelosi and company that they wanted transparency so the American public could see what was going on, the hearings were anything but. Then Schiff, acting the little dictator he wants to be, made sure the Republicans had little to no chance to counter the carefully crafted narrative he’d built for the hearings.

In short, they stacked the deck against Trump and his supporters and weren’t about to let anyone have the chance to upset their plans.

The Impeachment Report:

If you haven’t had a chance to look at the report yet, prepare yourself. It weighs in at 300 pages. There’s a five page preface. An executive summary that comes in at more than 20 pages. We finally get to the meat of the report at page 37. Until then, you get Emperor Schiff meandering around, giving his campaign speech for ultimate ruler of the U.S. as he interprets how the Founding Fathers would feel about the current occupant of the Oval Office and his alleged behavior.

I’ve managed to make it through about a quarter of the report. It’s been slow going because I keep stopping and wondering when there is finally going to be something solid to support all the rhetoric. There’s a great deal of innuendo and assumptions drawn on second and third hand knowledge. But there is little, if any, solid evidence beyond the evidence that the report is nothing but a one-sided indictment of the president because the Dems have yet to get past the fact they failed to win the 2016 election.

The report also reveals their plan to continue poking and prodding and digging until they find something they can use against Trump:

This report reflects the evidence gathered thus far by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in coordination with the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Committee on Foreign Affairs, as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry. . ..”

Note the “thus far”. Whether Schiff meant to show his hand or not, he has. They will keep at it, no matter what the cost to the country. And he has the stones to call himself a public servant. The only thing he, and too many on his side of the aisle, serves is his own interests.

Questions and Concerns About the Impeachment Report:

Elizabeth Vaughn brings up something we should all be concerned with.

The most stunning aspect of the report, to me anyway, was the inclusion of telephone records of House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, Nunes’ aide David Harvey, President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and investigative reporter John Solomon. Schiff refused to say how he was able to obtain these records.”

These records show only that calls were made by these persons and to whom, how long the calls lasted and when they were placed. The content of the calls was not there. Not that it stopped Schiff or the media. The insinuations that there has to be something illicit, if not illegal, going on because they talked with one another are clear. But here’s the thing: it is nothing but speculation, just like so much of this report and the testimony leading up to it.

Paul Sperry, former D.C. bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily, had more to say about the report and about Schiff.

Hmm, it’s starting to smell a bit fishy in here, isn’t it?

This is the Dems’ usual game plan. Claim the potential of harm in an effort to keep anyone from looking too closely at who set out the allegations against Trump–or anyone else–thereby denying them the right to face their accuser. It also denies the public the right to make an informed decision based on all the evidence.

More than that, the Republicans will remember this. The time will come when they decide a sitting Democratic president has overstepped. They will not only take a page out of the Dems’ playbook, they will go a step further. Don’t believe me? Look at what has happened with the nuclear option in the Senate.

But it may be Britt Hume who pokes the final whole in the Democrats’ stance that this report proves Trump is guilty of anything other than being brash, crash and socially unacceptable (as my mother would say).

The failure to subpoena [national security adviser] John Bolton, who is widely believed to be potentially the most important witness they could call, the fact that they did not even subpoena him,” Hume said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum. “Why didn’t they? They didn’t because they thought it would take too much time to prevail to get him to testify because they’d have to go to court to enforce their subpoena. Well, that’s what you would do if you were very serious.”

He goes on to say the Democrats have failed to present their best case, not only on Capitol Hill, but to the American public. As a result, he calls the investigation “slightly unserious”. I call it a hatchet job done with only one goal in mind–getting Trump out of office. If they manage to use it to put more liberal butts in seats on the Hill, the better in their eyes.

The Fallout from the Investigation:

As mentioned above, if articles of impeachment are approved in the House, the proceedings move to the Senate. If anyone believes the Republicans (or at least most of them) won’t use the opportunity to not only strike down the allegations against Trump but to go after Biden et al, I suggest you reconsider. As Vaughn noted, “Republicans should obtain Schiff’s phone records, those of the so-called whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, and the colleague with whom he had a “bro-like” relationship, you know, Sean Misko, the one Schiff hired as an aide the day after the whistleblower’s complaint was submitted.”

I can hear the squealing in protest already. Can’t you?

But there is more that has happened, something the Democrats didn’t anticipate. The Republican National Committee and President Trump raised “a record-breaking $334 million” as of the last quarter. Compare that to the $8.6 million the DNC had on hand at the end of September. According to Vaughn, the RNC has continued to see donations skyrocketing the last two months. This is directly related to the witch hunt–sorry, impeachment inquiry.

CNN is trying to convince itself and its viewers that the only reason the so-called evidence hasn’t led to a mass uprising of people demanding Trump’s resignation and incarceration is because “[p]ersuadable voters on impeachment aren’t paying close attention to the impeachment proceedings, and impeachment is a low priority for voters overall.” Wow, they must be taking lessons from Hillary Clinton on how to insult your viewers without really trying.

Perhaps they ought to be asking why people aren’t taking the Democrats’ story as gospel. But that would require them looking at the so-called evidence–not to mention the motivation of those bringing the charges against Trump–critically and actually reporting the news instead of acting as the propaganda arm of the DNC.

What Happens Next?

It should be no surprise that Queen Nancy has said not to expect the House to vote on impeachment before Christmas. They want to drag this out as long as they can. What they aren’t considering is that the longer it takes, the more time they give the Republicans in the Senate to not only tear into Schiff’s report, looking for anything they can find to show bad faith on his part.

Trump will continue to be Trump.

The country will continue to wish both sides would pull their collective head out of their asses and get on with what they are supposed to be doing–serving their constituents.

The Democrats will see more candidates dropping out of the presidential race and possibly others jumping in.

And Trump will still continue to be Trump. If the Democrats continue on their current path, they will see a repeat of 2016 and all their histrionics and claims that a second term will see Trump becoming a dictator won’t change that.

Welcome to American politics, where falling down the rabbit hole would be a welcome relief most days from the circus the Dems have thrust us into.

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  • Rdm says:

    “CNN is trying to convince itself and its viewers that the only reason the so-called evidence hasn’t led to a mass uprising of people demanding Trump’s resignation and incarceration is because “[p]ersuadable voters on impeachment aren’t paying close attention to the impeachment proceedings, and impeachment is a low priority for voters overall.”

    The only reason they don’t care about impeachment is because they don’t care about impeachment?

    What scintillating analysis by CNN. Seriously, they are so sharp they might cut themselves.

  • Bill Dumanch says:

    San Fran Nan got herself out of the country, even though her district is covered in feces,
    She could smell the desperation…

    • Romey says:

      Gigantic problem, the hearings are on all the broadcast networks, will lead the nightly newscasts. Most citizens won’t get past headlines and believe whatever the dinosaur media says.

      When I speak of things like this, after a very short time, their eyes will glass over and comment “that’s what they all do.”

      • GWB says:

        And our response needs to be “And we need to stop them ALL from doing so; so get off your butt and vote the turkeys out next November.”

  • Wayne M says:

    When their Queen lost her “rightful seat” to the Throne on Nov 2015 the Democrats suffered some kind of mass psychotic break which they haven’t recovered from since.

  • GWB says:

    Rep. Doug Collins didn’t think much of the chairman’s opening statement. Twitter caught him rolling his head back and rolling his eyes, with his arms crossed. When I saw the link on Twitchy, I was really hoping he was giving them the Dual Finger Salute. But this is a close second for Most Appropriate Gesture.

    As Twitchy notes, this is pretty much how a vast swath of Americans feel.

  • GWB says:

    Schiff … ma[d]e sure the Republicans had little to no chance to counter the carefully crafted narrative
    But, of course, there’s that pesky internet thingy. And all those Russian bots/trolls just wouldn’t shut up about how the evidence didn’t support his desired narrative! Drat moose and squirrel! *maniacal evil laugh*

    as he interprets how the Founding Fathers would feel
    And he lies about them as readily as he lies about Trump and all those who oppose his rule.

    the Dems have yet to get past the fact they failed to win the 2016 election
    But it wasn’t JUST an election. It was supposed to be the victory march through DC after 0bama had conquered the rubes and established progressive rule forever. Elections were supposed to be a formality after 2012.

    Schiff refused to say how he was able to obtain these records
    Hey, wouldn’t that be an impeachable offense? Because it’s like an actual crime?

    This is the Dems’ usual game plan.
    You know, I’m tired of this crap. If threats are made against you, then man up and arm up, like everyone else. You get no protection otherwise. (And you Dems have done this to yourselves.)

    his “key finding of fact.”
    I’m not sure Schiff-for-brains knows what a “fact” IS, so this isn’t surprising.

    the final whole … brash, crash and socially
    Autocorrupt get in there?

    the Democrats have failed to present their best case
    I disagree entirely. This IS their best case. And it sucks, bigly.

    Compare that to the $8.6 million the DNC had on hand
    Yeah, but they’ve easily got a couple hundred mill in “media equity” they can draw on.

    impeachment is a low priority for voters overall
    They SAY this, but they don’t grasp it, understand it, incorporate it into their strategy.

    not to expect the House to vote on impeachment before Christmas
    Oh, I doubt the vote will happen until right before the election in 2020. They’ll plan it thinking that
    1) If they can get the Senate Republicans scared enough to waffle because their home states are threatening to go purple, they just might vote impeachment,
    and 2) If they can get the Senate Republicans to actually acquit him, they can boost their turnout enough to win the elections.
    (BTW, one thing McConnell needs to state now is that no one will be allowed to vote some Scottish precedent bullsh*t. Either “Guilty and remove” or “Not guilty”.)

    they will see a repeat of 2016
    And I’ll ask again: Are we preparing for 2024? Who will follow Trump? (Pence would be a bad move in the current climate.) This is something the folks who want to not be in a dystopic movie script come 2025 need to be figuring out. Who will fight, and (more than Trump) move the Overton Window back to the right?

  • Johnny says:

    Re 2024 – “Who will follow Trump?”
    I’d suggest Trump follows Trump – Run a Pence/Trump ticket.
    The Constitution prohibits someone from being elected President a third time.
    It doesn’t prohibit someone being elected VP and then working from there or if necessary succeeding to the Presidency.
    That would provide another 8 years of Trump in the White House.
    After that, what about Trump Jr./Trump?
    I’d like to see that just so I could watch the “Kingsmen”-style Dem heads exploding around the country…

    • GWB says:

      Actually, the Constitution prohibits exactly that:
      But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.
      The very last sentence of the 12th Amendment.

  • GWB says:

    Oh, this is EXTRA special. Yahoo News has this headline about the “law professors”:
    By 3 to 1, legal scholars call for Trump impeachment at first Judiciary hearing
    ROFLMAO. Duh! No sh*t, Sherlock, as there were three partisan witnesses for the Democrats and one person who actually understands the law.

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  • Michael says:

    Do you want to watch the democrats heads REALLY explode? Trump should announce that he identifies as female!! I am the FIRST female president!! I am the FIRST lesbian president!!! I am laughing while typing !! What would the feminist and LGBT response be? Hmmm?? Would they say “Oh she is so brave” LOL Just what would their response be? Would they gather in front of the white house in pussy hats to support our president? Would they stand on their principles or flush their narrative down the toilet? P.T. Barnum could never even think of a show this good.. I cant think of a better one!! Sorry correction> One event will be the greatest of human kind.. When Jesus Christ returns !!!!!

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