Skip to comments.Adam Schiff Wins Ringside Politics Turkey of the Year Award
Posted on 12/01/2019 3:47:46 AM PST by Kaslin
Since the beginning of the Ringside Politics TV and radio shows, we have enjoyed an annual Thanksgiving tradition of awarding our Turkey of the Year to recognize individuals who distinguished themselves in a particularly foolish way. It seems appropriate since turkeys are commonly regarded as one of the most dim-witted animals on the planet.
The winners are selected by our viewers and listeners and each year it is a robust competition with many deserving celebrities and politicians. Previous winners have included both Democrats and Republicans, so it is truly a bi-partisan award. Here is a partial listing of some of our past top turkeys: filmmaker Michael Moore, former House Speakers John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, former President Barack Obama and former New Orleans Mayors Mitch Landrieu and, current federal inmate, Ray Nagin.
In 2018, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) was the clear choice for Turkey of the Year. Ryan is an establishment Republican who was a very weak House Speaker. His major accomplishment was the passage of the tax cut bill. He failed to deliver on an array of important issues such as border security and entitlement reform. He did not pursue an aggressive or conservative agenda. In fact, his weak leadership was one of the major reasons that the Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. This led to the impeachment nightmare and the constant harassment of President Donald Trump, which probably delighted Ryan who takes advantage of every opportunity to criticize the President.
This year, our viewers and listeners nominated several dozen individuals and groups, all with outstanding credentials to become our Ringside Politics Turkey of the Year. Nevertheless, the clear winner with the most votes and the best choice for our 2019 award is House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Schiff has been suffering from a horrible case of Trump Derangement Syndrome for years. Ever since the Presidents election, Schiff has been obsessed with his impeachment. He was so driven to destroy the President that he allowed some Russian comedians to prank him on a phone call promising to provide pictures of naked Trump.
After the President released the transcript of his call with his Ukrainian counterpart, Schiff realized that the details were too benign, so he fabricated the contents of the call in a parody speech to the American people from his seat as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
For weeks, he conducted secret impeachment hearings and interviewed witnesses in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. It was so biased and unfair that Republicans stormed into the hearings to protest the proceedings.
Eventually, the public phase of the hearings was announced, and all the news media eagerly anticipated the Schiff Show. In fact, all the major broadcast and cable news networks televised the hearings. Instead of producing bombshell testimony implicating the President in a crime, Schiff presented to the American people a collection of witnesses who relied on hearsay and did not ever directly talk to the President. Some of the witnesses had never met the President.
The result of the process is that millions of Americans were turned off by the entire stunt. Despite coverage on all the broadcast and cable news networks, only 13.1 million people watched the first day of the hearings. This is a sharp decline from the audience of over 20 million Americans who watched the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings or the 19 million Americans who watched the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.
It seems the American people realize there are major problems with the impeachment process. The inquiry was approved by the House of Representatives without a single vote from a Republican member, while two Democrats voted with the Republicans against launching the inquiry.
Schiff has devoted all his committees attention to this witch hunt and failed miserably. After two weeks of public hearings on the impeachment of President Trump, the result is that more people are sympathetic of President Trump and fewer people want to impeach him.
The American people are becoming fatigued with this unfair partisan process. According to a recent poll by Emerson College, support for impeachment has fallen from 48% to only 43% in the last month, while opposition has increased from 44% to 45%. The Emerson College poll also showed that the Presidents approval rating has increased from 43% to 48% in the last month.
While Schiff and his colleagues are focused on impeachment, the American people want Congress to address other issues. In a recent piece published in Vanity Fair, Ken Stern examined poll results of independent voters who ranked impeachment last among 11 issues. These independent voters were primarily concerned with fiscal health, the budget deficit, infrastructure among other longstanding concerns. Instead of dealing with these issues, Schiff and other House Democrats are trying to destroy President Trump.
Eventually, Schiffs antics may cause a backlash against House Democrats, especially for those 31 members who represent districts won by Trump in the 2016 election.
Our country will soon know the outcome of impeachment and how it will impact the 2020 election. In the meantime, we know Congressman Adam Schiff is helping the very person he wants to destroy, President Trump. With such a misguided and failed mission, Schiff is a perfect choice for our 2019 Ringside Politics Turkey of the Year.
A complete award for a complete jerk!!!!
Appropriately named; but I do feel sorry for the turkeys having to be associated with him.
Schiff has been suffering from a horrible case of Trump Derangement Syndrome for years>
He and about 25% of the country are seized by the mental illness called Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The mental illness needs to be added to the Psychiatrist diagnostic manual DM-5
Its like the coming of a Zombie Apocalypse. Indeed Schiff’s eyes make him look like a Zombie.
May President Trump win in a landslide victory in Nov. 2020, finally making all their Zombie Heads explode with apoplexy, and political road rage.
(You can write and implore them to add Trump Derangement Syndrome to the DSM-5)
Process for Updating DSM-5 is Up and Running
....says a note nailed to a tree in Ed Buck's courtyard where Adam hangs (eyes bugged out) at the end of his next screenplay.
The Dems are ripping our Country and the Constitution apart. It is indeed no less than a coup.
I dont know anyone who hunts turkeys who thinks they are stupid. They have incredible vision and if they had a deers nose I dont think we would even know they existed.
The interesting thing about turkeys is how they as a species have adapted to humans. There was recently a media blitz about turkeys that have become a nuisance in New Jersey. They live in the same spaces as humans. That makes humans uncomfortable.
In my area, it seems the adaptation may have peaked. Turkeys are no longer present in the fringe suburban areas as they once were a few years ago. Since radical cat owners have caused the prohibition of unleashed dogs, Turkeys have no threats.
It can be argued that with the proliferation of deer and turkeys within human areas, the predator coyote has been attracted. Coyotes are a threat to turkeys, young deer and stray cats
I have talked to people about hunting suburbia for a long time. I remember an article a couple decades ago about a guide who did his meat hunting in backyards in New Jersey. For my meat I would really want deer or turkeys to have been eating the stuff they do in the woods. God knows what they eat in New Jersey.
I take my annual white tail from the comfort of my NJ back yard. Turkey population has reduced over the last decade as more fox and coyote have appeared. I have 400K acres of watershed to my south and 75K acres of Federal Wildlife Preserve to my west, adjacent to my property. Black bear roam freely and rarely bother my flock of chickens.
The politics of NJ are some of the worst in the country, but with the exception of the liberal stripe from NYC to Philly, theres still a lot of beautiful countryside here.
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