WASHINGTON. The collective left, which includes the mainstream media, is convulsing with anger over comments made by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with the Washington Post, Pelosi said:
“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before… Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”
Down the rabbit hole
The particular thing not in the least bit “compelling and overwhelming” is the evidence that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “colluded” with Vladimir Putin’s Russia to deny Hillary Clinton the White House.
In short, it seems Pelosi believes the Trump/Russia hoax has run its course.
In fact, some in the media have said the pending report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller will likely state that no evidence exists to support the claims made in the anti-Trump Steele dossier that Trump cavorted with prostitutes while on business in Moscow, making him susceptible to Russian blackmail.
The document is courtesy of the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. The cost of the dossier a cool $12.2 million.
Then there’s former Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
His recent testimony before Congress droned on and on about the president’s lack of character. However, Cohen continually fails to produce any evidence of Russia collusion. Or that his previous lies to Congress were at the behest of his former client.
And the former Trump campaign manager received four years in prison for tax evasion and bank fraud, none of which involved Trump or Putin. In DC, Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentences Manafort to 60 months in prison, with an additional consecutive sentence of 13 months. Time served will run concurrently with the Virginia sentence. Thus, Manafort’s total sentencing to seven and one-half years.
Chasing their tails
So, House Dems have opened a host of other investigations in hopes of finding something, anything, to serve as a pretext for removing the president currently presiding over the booming MAGA economy.
Pelosi’s bombshell impeachment statement did not sit well with Washington Post columnist Greg Sargent.
“Impeachment hearings would be carried out to benefit the public and the country, and thus can’t turn on projections of the ultimate outcome. At bottom, this may turn on a deeper question: whether one believes simply defeating Trump for reelection would do enough to purge the country of the many stains of Trumpism.”
In other words, attempts to impeach the president will ultimately fail, but the process would be a dandy bludgeon in the hands of the media and the Democratic presidential candidates they support in 2020.
You see, the ultimate purpose of impeachment, as Sargent admits, is to stick it to the “many stains of Trumpism.”
That’s you. The “basket of deplorables.”