How Will History Judge the Democrats’ Impeachment Antics?

How Will History Judge the Democrats’ Impeachment Antics?

How Will History Judge the Democrats’ Impeachment Antics?

Finally, after months–no, years–of Democratic wrangling, the House of Representatives will vote on whether they should refer the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate. This comes amid stories yesterday that the Democrats were now ready to start pushing legislation through Congress before they recess for the holidays. Funny how they haven’t been concerned about doing their jobs until now. Could it be they want the proposed legislation to distract the public from their weak case against Trump? Only time will tell and the question becomes how history will judge the dog-and-pony show that has gone on for far too long.

One thing is certain, no matter what the Dems do, the questions about how we got here will continue. That is especially true after”the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [FISC] strongly criticized the FBI over its surveillance-application process.” It should surprise no one that the Carter Page investigation weighed heavily on the judge’s decision. What should bring all of us up short is the fact that this condemnation was made public. The FISA court operates in the shadows, rarely letting the public see what goes on.

How bad must things be that the curtains are being drawn back and what sort of long term ramifications will our country face?

Bad as that is, it is only one aspect of the witch hunt that has gone on at the behest of Democratic leaders since the Electoral College results were announced. They have been after Trump since he won the election. He upset their apple cart and they weren’t going to have it. How much taxpayer money has been spent getting us to the vote today? How much damage have they done to the country in the process.

I’ve stated before that I’m not a huge Trump fan. However, he is miles above what we would have had in the Oval Office had he lost. The Dems whine and whinge about how he has polarized the country when, in reality, the polarization has come from their side of the aisle. It started years ago but Hillary Clinton confirmed it with her “deplorables” comment. It has continued with their classification of Trump supporters as white supremacists, etc.

Helping them along the way has been the media. Even as it wonders why it no longer has the subscriber base it once had, the MSM does its best Pravda and TASS imitation. Here’s an example from the New York Times homepage. This screen cap was taken at 10 pm Central, give or take a few minutes, last night.

NYT home page Trump history

Five headlines about the impeachment. Five headlines that are anti-Trump.  I long ago quit expecting unbiased reporting, but the Times, not to mention so many others, no longer try to hide the fact they are writing with one goal in mind: to get rid of Trump and bring about a time where only Dems (or socialists) will sit in the Oval Office.

Trump’s letter was, according to the Times, “angry and rambling”.

Also according to the Times, a majority of the House, 219 at the time the article was written, will vote for impeachment. Funny, what we don’t see in the headline above is that there were 172 committed to voting against impeachment. That includes two Dems. There were two, including one Dem, who had yet to make up their minds about how to vote. Thirty-eight had not responded to the Times question. Of that 38, 12 were Democrats. Now, math isn’t my strong suit, but that means the vote very well could be a lot closer than the Dems and the MSM want us to believe.

The Times also tries to swing its readers into believing in the righteousness of impeaching Trump with an opinion piece by Debbie Dingell (D-MI). Dingell has been in the House since 2015. Her late husband, John, was the longest-serving Congressman. She was a super-delegate in 2012. She has been steeped in Democratic political campaigns and causes since her marriage in 1981.

When you read her piece, Dingell comes across, initially at least, as reasonable and thoughtful. Then you get to this little tidbit:

While the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees undertook the job of gathering the facts, House leaders and other committees worked to lower prescription drug prices, protect the environment, restore voting rights to citizens and devise trade deals that level the playing field. . . Each day, after attending my own committee hearings and markups, meetings and events with constituents, I would come home to start my own studies on the impeachment inquiry.

I read testimonies from firsthand witnesses, parsed the majority and dissenting opinions from the committees’ reports and listened to the voices on both sides. I spent weeks reading the Constitution, constitutional scholars, the Federalist Papers and papers from both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment processes.”

First of all, those facts she refers to were carefully cultivated by Schiff and Nadler. Second, while I applaud her for going to her other committee meetings and doing her “homework”, I take issue with her conclusions. She didn’t have all the facts. She didn’t step up and ask her party leaders to allow the Republicans the same ability to call witnesses her own party had. She would have considered the FISA report and the questions it raises into the credibility of some of the so-called evidence. Most of all, she would admit the Dems have been looking for something since the day Trump won.

Dingell isn’t the only Democrat to try to explain why they are voting for impeachment. One of Dingell’s Michigan cohorts, Elissa Slotkin who represents one of the state’s swing districts, appeared at a town hall meeting. To say the audience wasn’t receptive to her explanation is putting it mildly.

Perhaps it is something the Dems should pay attention to . . . not that they will.

If there is any question about the Democrats trying to ramrod the vote through, consider this: today is the first time the entire House will have a chance to debate the two charges against the President as a single body.  Will the members of the House be able to fully discuss and debate the issue? Hell no. Once again wielding power to preventany illusion of fairness, “the House Rules Committee on Tuesday voted 9-4 along party lines” to debate for what amounts to six hours.

Six hours to decide an issue as important as the impeachment of a president.

Tell me again that they are looking out for our country and not for their own political ends.

Debbie Dingell writes:

Did President Trump’s actions rise to the level of a threat to our democracy? Yes. Future generations and historians will judge us if we did not address these dangers. I will cast my vote to protect our Constitution, our democratic republic and the future of our country.”

The real threat to our republic is the witch hunt that has been going on since Trump won the election. This has been nothing but an attempt by the Dems to nullify the vote. If you doubt it, remember this: Maxine Waters admits she doesn’t have proof there is any sort of a conspiracy between Trump and Putin but she believes there is one. Apparently, that’s enough for her to vote for impeachment. The House has said it will continue to try to impeach Trump if the Senate fails to act the way they want. This farce has nothing to do with whether or not Trump committed acts that rise to the level of being impeachable offenses.

This has everything to do with the Democrats refusing to accept the results of the last election and doing everything they can to take the vote out of our hands in 2020.

What they are doing is little different from enacting a coup. This one might not be with guns. People may not be dying in the streets. Even so, it is just as dangerous because, if they are allowed to get away with it, no conservative or libertarian president, no politician who isn’t a Democrat, will be safe from similar treatment.

If you want to know who poses the biggest threat to our nation, look to the majority party in the House of Representatives. Look at how they have acted to strip us of our constitutional rights, of our vote. Watch what happens today and speak up. Let your senators know your opinion on the impeachment. Then let your representative know how you felt about their vote. It is time the Democrats understand they are not invincible. This is our country. It is time to take it back.

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18 Comments
  • CaptDMO says:

    How will history judge?
    Sorry but…stupid question.
    Who’s writing the history, and who decides which “version” is the approved txt for teaching?
    How did “history” judge (eg)Joe McCarthy?
    How much of (eg)Cllinton/ Kennedy Family Incorporated antics is doomed to be “inexpedient to prosecuted”
    from “history”?

    • Amanda Green says:

      I will disagree. It isn’t a stupid question. Not unless you have already thrown in the towel and ceded not only this issue but our country going forward to the liberals. I haven’t. I hope no one else reading this blog has either. We have to step up and take our country back. That is our responsibility. I am ready to do it. Are you?

  • B Smith says:

    This line from the congress woman’s editorial caught my eye, “…restore voting rights to citizens…”.

    It does not directly have anything to do with impeachment but it highlights how deluded the Democrats are. Can someone, anyone, please point to me when the voting rights of citizens was withdrawn. Is this about voter ID laws in some states?

    The same people wringing their hands over this are perfectly comfortable over-turning an election. The Democrats are not interested in voter rights, they are interested in doing whatever is necessary to get and maintain power.

    • Amanda Green says:

      The Dems have run with the voting suppression argument so long they actually believe it. They forget the images of Obama supporters patrolling voting places with bats and other weapons—intimidating conservative voters. They claim voter ID laws are aimed at suppressing votes instead of insuring the integrity of the voting place. They ignore how most, if not all, states with voter ID laws in place have either discounted ID cards or ways to vote provisionally without ID. Neither of those options fit the narrative.

      Of more concern to me is how the MSM no longer hides the fact it is little more than the propaganda arm of the DNC. Fortunately, we now live in an age where there are alternate news sources. There is still hope for our nation, but it means we have to step up, speak out and vote out those who see no problem taking away our vote or negating it because they don’t like the result.

      • Scott says:

        Amanda and B, I will slightly disagree here, the Dems HAVE actually been working (and succeeded in some places) to restore voting rights to citizens. The ones the deluded congresswoman is most likely speaking of would be CONVICTED FELONS! They have been working very hard to restore the ability to vote to this heavily democrat block of individuals… Think about that for a minute..

        • Amanda Green says:

          True, but you are leaving out one big “group”, one that could have a serious impact on how our elections turn out–illegal aliens (sorry, undocumented immigrants). There are already municiplaities that allow them to vote. There are certain Dems pushing to give them both state and national voting rights, despite the intention of our Founding Fathers or the danger such action would present to the Republic. If they think Russia interfered in the last election, consider what allowing non-citizens to vote in major elections could do.

          • GWB says:

            No, they are illegal aliens. They are aliens (not from here, yet here) and they are here (which makes them aliens) illegally. That makes them <em.illegal aliens.

            (I know, you agree, but even snark about it trips my linguistic purity circuits.)

          • Scott says:

            Oh, I’m not forgetting at all, I was just addressing my comments to “citizens”.. iIlegals is a whole nother can of worms, but you’re 100% correct, the left is doing it’s best to imort tons of leftist voters from third world shitholes, where they’re already used to being ruled over by their “betters” and as such will have no problem voting for dems, and becoming card carrying members of the Free Shit Army!

  • Orangemanbad says:

    The universities are ground zero for leftism, and history along with it. History will lie, lie, lie because that’s what leftism does. “Truth is not a left wing value, “ as Dennis Prager says. I see no effort to either take back the existing institutions that are corrupted or to create news ones to replace the dead ones, therefore history will applaud the Democrats.

    • Amanda Green says:

      So let me ask you this. Do we sit still and let this slide into socialism continue or do we fight? Just because you aren’t seeing a pushback doesn’t mean we shouldn’t start–or continue–the fight. That’s one reason why this blog exists. Conservatives need to let their voices be heard. We need to make sure our votes count and we need to fight back when the liberals work to strip us of our constitutional rights. If we don’t, then we have only ourselves to blame for whatever happens because we were complicit in our inaction.

  • GWB says:

    I read testimonies from firsthand witnesses
    Funny, based on the witnesses the Dems called, it was all second-hand testimony. So you’re either a liar or an ignorant dupe.

    I spent weeks reading the Constitution, constitutional scholars, the Federalist Papers and papers from both the Nixon and Clinton impeachment processes.
    THERE! There it is! I knew this would pop up after that little dustup about the photog! Though, she doesn’t mention the Bible – strategic or forgot?

    Tell me again that they are looking out for our country and not for their own political ends.
    Well, they are also looking to get home before Christmas break.

    Did President Trump’s actions rise to the level of a threat to our democracy?
    You keep using those words. I don’t think those words mean what you think they mean.

    I will cast my vote to protect our Constitution
    BULLSHIT.

    nothing to do with whether or not Trump committed acts that rise to the level of being impeachable offenses crimes, or even unethical

    the biggest threat to our nation, look to the majority party in the House of Representatives
    Well, to be fair, there’s also an awful lot of the minority party who have also been more interested in turning our country into a technocracy than in protecting the Constitution and our freedoms.

    • Amanda Green says:

      Yep, on all points. However, to your last, they are the lesser of two evils, in my mind, compared to the Dems who actively hate what our nation stands for, the foundations upon which it is built and the rights we are guaranteed. They seem determined to force us into civil war. I honestly believe they think we will roll over and let them turn this into the USSA. The only question is if we, as Conservatives and Libertarians, will stand by and let them do so. I pray we, at least, have learned from history and know that is not a road we want to go down.

      • GWB says:

        My problem is that I think they are the more insidious of two evils, looking as if they are pro-republic, all the while merely slowing our descent into the pit of totalitarianism.

        If you enable the socialists (and compromising when the only movement is toward the left, IS enabling), then you are just as guilty as the socialists, themselves.

  • Kevin says:

    Here’s the one thing true about any action Congress takes (whether lead by the Republicans or Democrats) … if the facts aren’t on your side, create a smoke screen and talk about the “flawed process.”

    • GWB says:

      The problem with your “centrism”, Kevin, is that there is a truth. In this case it most certainly does not support the Dem’s approach to the process. The facts are on the side of the Republicans and Trump.

      Unless, of course, you live in an alternate universe, like so many anti-Trumpers.

      (Oh, and, of course, there’s also the issue of Dems complaining about constitutional, legal and institutional processes that have been in place for a loooooong time, and the Repubs complaining about the other side making shit up as they go in the fashion of ends-justify-the-means. Yeah, one of those is clearly more flawed than the other, in any rational comparison.)

  • Subotai Bahadur says:

    How will history judge? If the enemy wins, their histories will praise themselves and glorify the . . . elimination of the anti-social elements, racists, and rightist deviationists in the camps. If we win, given the fact that we are beyond legal, constitutional, and non-violent means to change things in all likelihood; we will be doing the equivalent.

    When the entire Federal Law Enforcement apparatus, much of the Intel apparatus, the courts, the Federal civil service, and much of the Congress in both parties deliberately ignore the law and Constitution and are subservient to the Democrats seeking the establishment of a one-party dictatorship; you reach a point where we are not one people or country anymore and the matter of who rules is decisive and irrevocable.

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  • JohnS says:

    History is written by the winners. So . . . A turning point when great heroes defeated evil white supremacy! Unfortunately, out of sheer malice the evil white supremacists sabotaged our economy before they were defeated and that’s why you live in poverty now.

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