Skip to comments.Dems Lose at High Stakes Politics
Posted on 12/16/2019 4:39:43 AM PST by Kaslin
I bet it all! Youve seen it in the movies, as a player pushes all their chips to the center of the poker table. Then with a smile, one player follows suit saying, I match your bet and call. Its show and tell time.
Nancy Pelosi called for Articles of Impeachment, announcing her big bet before the House Judiciary Committee had even finished its investigation. Its as if President Trump pushed a matching pile of political chips into the center of the table, Bring it on. In the Senate, Ill get to show you my hand!
You think you know what both have in their hands, but do they have a joker, a wild card we dont know about? Just what is the evidence of a crime calling for Trumps impeachment? After months of searching, investigations, and testimony, their articles of impeachment dont even mention a high crime and misdemeanor, just the ambiguous charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice. Will the Senate trial give an opportunity for Trump to call his witnesses in his defense? Will they dismiss the weak charges without a trial?
Its clear even the Democrats now know their impeachment efforts wont result in Trumps removal from office. A successful impeachment vote in the House with such a weak hand wont tarnish the Presidents image enough to give them the edge they need in November. So why would Pelosi take such a risk with the possibility of losing the House to Republicans? After all, Republicans are united and angry that this was done so close to an election on such weak grounds. This may please the Democrats base who have wanted Trumps impeached since his inauguration, but its clear that its not impressing the independents they need.
It's also clear that Nancy and her Democratic colleagues are desperate. They dont feel that they can defeat President Trump in November with the candidates they have positioned to run against his record of accomplishments and the strong US economy. To them, impeachment is one of their only options left.
From the moment Donald Trump beat the odds and defeated Hillary Clinton, they have sought to nullify the 2016 election results. Speaking before the House Judicial Committee, Stephen Castor, House Judiciary Committee counsel for the Republicans, stated in his opening comments, Just 27 minutes after the Presidents inauguration the Washington Post ran a story that the campaign to impeach the president has already begun. The article reported democrats and liberal activists were mounting broad opposition to stymie Trumps agenda. It noted that impeachment strategists believe that the Constitutions Emoluments Clause would be the vehicle. In the first two years of the administration, the Democrats in the House introduced articles of impeachment to remove President Trump from office on a number of very different factual bases.
Stating subsequent comments by Representatives Brad Sherman, Rashida Tlaib, and Al Green about their impeachment strategy shed light on the seriousness of the Democrats commitment to Trumps impeachment. Castor continued, "This unfair process reflects the degree to which Democrats are obsessed with impeaching President Trump by any means necessary. The Democrats went searching for a set of facts on which to impeach the President the Emoluments Clause, the President's business and financial records, the Mueller report and allegations of obstruction there before settling on the Ukraine phone call."
Its clear that the Democrats all-out push does not appear to be working. Polls and fundraising remain strong for President Trump. Lines to attend his rallies remain strong and faithful. Ratings for the televised hearings were abysmal. Not a single Republican Representative has committed to join their partisan call for Trumps impeachment.
In spite of the unfair, one-sided process in the Democrat-controlled House, Democrats have not been able to sell impeachment. Its clear that a fairer hearing in a Senate Impeachment trial will only improve his poll numbers and support in November.
Yes, the Democrats are betting it all on impeachment! President Trump and his Republican supporters have called their bet. Let the House vote. If the articles of impeachment are passed, the good money is on Trump winning it all in the US Senate and taking that victory to seal his re-election in November. His supporters are fighting mad at the Democrats and cant wait to do what they must to reelect their man. That means four more years of frustrated Democrats and befuddled media pundits as President Trump actively moves forward his can-do agenda in an effort to truly keep America great!
When the senate votes to acquit, Al Green and Moms Mablay Waters, will be back on the floor of the house introducing new articles based on some other sham.
Impeach 45 was all this west coast hag could scream since November 9, 2016 and the senate vote of acquittal will not slow her down.
Call Rudy and all the Ukrainians...then call Hunter and Daddy B.
Dems lose? The funny thing is when you visit some of the online, dem enclaves; they’re pretty sure they’re winning the impeachment battle with the majority of voters supporting them/it. Saying they’ve lost before the battle is over is being especially stupid.
Will the Senate trial give an opportunity for Trump to call his witnesses in his defense? Will they dismiss the weak charges without a trial? ”
Liberals don’t care one way or another... it has been their career making moment (they THINK) and an opportunity to grab power that is irresistible to them.
Moving their agenda forward and winning without cheating and lies, is something they can no longer do.
Illicit power grabbing is THEIR poison. Liberals who HAVE power won’t let it gat away from them and those who don’t have power, will do and say anything to GET it.
They’re like flies and they are addicted to anything that smells like s*&t!
This article says the impeachment charges are abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The former is correct, but the latter is a lie I’ve noticed being pushed by the media. Obstruction of justice is a crime, but that is NOT what the Dems allege in their article. They brazenly allege a completely made up charge called “obstruction of Congress.” The media likes to yammer about constitutional crises at the drop of a hat, but for the House to claim the Executive obstructed Congress is a true constitutional crisis. If it is allowed to stand, it will destroy the separation of powers.
“Obstruction of Congress” is constitutional checks and balances. The democrats have obstructed Congress, not President Trump.
The house democrats have two articles of impeachment:
1. They lost the last election
2. They hate Trump
Right off the bat, this author has the basic facts incorrect.
The author's mistake is in calling the second charge or article, "obstruction of justice".
The charge is "obstruction of Congress", of which no crime exists. Obstruction of justice is a crime but there is no such thing as obstruction of Congress.
Constitutional attorney, Alan Dershowitz, explained the difference in an interview on the Hannity radio program last week.
And the democRATS charged Trump with "abuse of power", an ambiguous, nebulous and vague term that could mean anything or nothing. It is not specific as to a crime that Trump has committed.
So if they stick with those two articles in their full House vote this coming Friday, 12/20, how does the Senate deal with two articles of impeachment against Trump, neither of which are impeachable crimes?
So were the Never Brexit left. They were cocksure certain the country now had seen the errors of their ways and we’re now ready to overturn their 2016 election mistake and properly vote for continuing integration with the EUSSR.
It’s a little early to be counting the chickens before they hatch.
And any disputed matters involving separation of powers can only be determined by the Supreme Court if it’s not enumerated in the Constitution which obstruction of Congress ain’t
Another article made the same argument as this one and then backtracked saying the Dems can’t be as stupid as they appear — they must have something up their sleeve. Time will tell, but I’m still betting that it’s blind rage that has “Trumped” any rational thought process they don’t appear to possess.
Nancy Pelosi called for Articles of Impeachment,and the party died it lives in name only thanks Nancy and loons it’s the only good thing you have done in your rat life.
That’s beside the point. The point is not saying the enemy is losing until it really has lost.
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