WASHINGTON: There have simply been too many hours of Schiff’s Intelligence Committee, followed by Nadler’s Judiciary Committee hearings. It’s more than the holidays that have us crying stop. By all that is good and holy in life, stop. It has been a circular argument, peppered with strike the last word, that just goes round and round and round and round.
If “I move to strike the last word” was a drinking game, no one would win. So what does it mean when a member moves to strike the last word”? The answer is that it invokes the five-minute rule allowing members to lengthen debate by five minutes. With more Democrats on the committee, it gives them significantly more time to strike home their points.
Democrats say – Republican say in a dizzying display of strike the last word merry-go-round
Democrats – he abused his power. Republicans – no, he did not. Democrats – he is a bad man that abused the Oval Office. Republicans – Prove it.
The reality is that impeaching the President is on shaky ground. Two good reasons. Democrats have failed to prove any impeachable offense. And they have President Trump.
America is living with a booming economy with 129 separate recording-breaking days on Wall Street under President Trump. We have USMCA that will increase cooperation between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, creating jobs and economic growth for all.
This has been one of the most winning weeks for America. The President has seen the China Trade Deal, phase one to benefit manufacturers and farmers signed. The President continued the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a series of United States federal laws specifying the annual budget and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Defense first began in 1961.
This week sees the third consecutive pay raise for our Military and increases in Paid Family leave laws. And Space Force has been funded. The House on Wednesday passed a $738 billion military policy bill authorizing the creation of the Space Force championed by President Trump as the sixth branch of the military and securing paid parental leave for more than two million federal workers.
This all in one celebratory week that also sees the President welcome guests to the White House to celebrate Chaunaka, and sign the Anti-Semitism bill and tonight he is overseeing the Christmas Gala Ball at the White House. Press not necessarily attending.
There are now more people, including black, brown and women of all races, now working and off the welfare rolls.
President Trump works tirelessly for America, despite Democrats’ obstruction. He may not speak or deal as a swamp politician, but that is precisely why Americans voted for him in 2016. And voted against Democrats.
Electing an American President is a sacred right of the American People, says the Democrats.
But wait, don’t Democrats want to give voting rights to Illegal Aliens crossing our southern border from Mexico, South America, and anyone else that can make the journey? So which is it, a sacred right of the right of any person whose feet are able to find themselves into America?
Twenty-Two months, really four and a half years is fast?
Why do we need to impeach the President? Why can’t we let the next election handle it? We simply cannot allow the election to solve our problems. Why? Because Jerrold Nadler feels you and I are too stupid to make such a lofty decision.
Of course, as Rep. Al Green has said, if he wins in 2020 we can just impeach him again and then again. Please say it ain’t so.
But it is Nancy Pelosi that proved this paper-thin accusation of Democrats against the President is just politics.
The speaker saying that the proceedings have not been moving too fast – that they have taken twenty-two months, really four and a half years, admitting that the Democrats have not sought to hold the President culpable of a crime.
That they have sought a crime, any crime, to hold against the President.
For three years, this president has been harassed, electronically surveilled, and spied on. He will strike the last word.
At some point, you would think someone would look at the abuses reaped upon President Trump. Democrats have jumped the shark on this one. And American’s mood is changing. As of this evening, Fox News reporting that the country is equally divided, 46.5% to 46.5% percent for and against impeachment.
That the change comes from independents, moving against impeachment and the Democrats.
This impeachment is the latest, unfortunately not final, abusive act Democrats can volley.
It is not unlike a lopsided petard unable to fly straight and whose fuse won’t stay lit. Not the President’s alleged actions, but the entire Democrat party colluding together to decide that President Trump is, in the words of Speaker Pelosi, an imposter. He is corrupt. The President needs to be removed from the Oval Office.
Democrats continual haranguing of the President based on testimony on what this person thought or this person colluded. And the total lack of substance in their argument that demands the President prove his innocence versus Democrats proving his guilt is outstanding.
And against all tenants of a free society that says “innocent until proven guilty.”
The crimes they have settled on are I. Abuse of Power and II. Obstruction of Congress.
What about the abuses of power of the Obama administration. The IRS scandal targeting Republican groups? His actions at Guantanamo Bay? His abuse of refugees at the southern border from which all those pictures of children in cages come from? Benghazi? Libya? Iran cash in the night? Telling Vladimir Putin, through an intermediary that he can do more the Russian oligarch after his election.
No fact witness established any crimes – no treason, no bribery, no high crimes or misdemeanors. On December 4, Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., read prior comments from Rep. Jerry Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee chair, appearing on the Morning Joe show to buttress her view that President Donald Trump should not be impeached.
She said Nadler has not met his own bar for impeachment, which included bipartisan support. And she is right and she has not.
Today, Rep. Lesko sums up the feelings of not just Republicans, but many Americans, in just four minutes and forty-five seconds. Note that she points out that Democrats have spent over $25 million dollars on their quest to destroy President Donald J. Trump.
Think about what could be done for disabled veterans, the homeless, hungry children with $25 million dollars.
Rep. Lesko, with clarity and common sense, proves that the Impeachment hearings and Democrats’ facts are very distant from each other.
If anyone is guilty of abusing power or obstructing justice around here, it is the Democrats, not President @realdonaldtrump.
This is the most corrupt, rigged railroad job I have ever seen in my entire life. pic.twitter.com/GU0kxfmuGy
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) December 12, 2019
Defending against the hopes and dreams of Democrats
Democrat’s position has long been that the President is to defend himself over the oddly vague charge of “abuse of power” in his dealings with President Zelensky and Ukraine. But it is the President’s authority to set foreign policy, to fire a foreign ambassador or to start or stop the distribution of funds. He also has a duty to determine that no taxpayer money be given to a foreign government that is corrupt. To monitor the distribution of those funds to ensure that they are used for purposes that the American people would approve of.
It would be hard to find a propensity of American’s that agreed with President Obama releasing funds, in the cover of night and in untraceable cash, to Iran v- the state leader of terrorism then, and now.
But, but, but Democrats cry, Ukraine was under attack. Ukraine’s people were dying. Russia would invade at any moment in Putin’s quest to rebuild the former U.S.S.R.
The most interesting aspect of this argument, that people died, of the Democrat’s argument for impeachment, is Barack Obama. A critique leveled at the Obama administration by the late Republican Sen. John McCain is
“The Ukrainians are being slaughtered and we’re sending blankets and meals,” McCain said in 2015. “Blankets don’t do well against Russian tanks.”
By March 2015, the US had committed more than $120 million in security assistance for Ukraine and had pledged an additional $75 million worth of equipment including UAVs, counter-mortar radars, night vision devices and medical supplies, according to the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
That assistance also included some 230 armored Humvee vehicles.
President Obama and his “wing-man” Eric Holder caused the death of many, including Border Patrol agent Brian Terry with the Fast and Furious. And lest we forget, actions or inactions of the Obama / Clinton reign of terror that led to the Benghazi deaths – Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs. Deaths they lied about.
In the article (2016) Why Didn’t the Obama Administration Tell the Truth about Chris Stevens’s Death?)
I only point out that no one seems interested in digging for the facts to learn the truth about what happened to Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, who died tragically and needlessly that day. Instead, they either want to obscure the truth to protect a political position or learn enough to bring down an opponent. Neither is true to the American spirit of pursuing truth for its own sake.
Why are Democrats so concerned about Ukraine?
They are not. They care as little about Ukraine as they do about San Francisco (San Fran Loses Major Tech Conference Due to “Poor Street Conditions”), Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, or Seattle.
They are protecting the Biden’s and the Obama Administration – as every action against President Trump has been about.
Matt Gatz puts out one of the most impactful statements to date. Burisma was corrupt. Hunter Biden is corrupt. Saying he would use language familiar with the former VP saying, “C’mon man, this is as dirty as it is.”
The president is doing what presidents should do when they have trouble in the capital. He is acting Presidential. He is winning with his policies. Welcoming guests, none of which are from the Congressional Judiciary Committee who are still arguing up on the hill, the President is full of good cheer, looking forward to having a Happy Chuanaka, Merry Christmas and New Year.
Hopefully, Congress will be done arguing over impeachment by then.