Skip to comments.Why Impeachment Is A Massive Blunder For Nancy Pelosi
Posted on 12/19/2019 2:30:50 PM PST by Kaslin
Washington, D.C. — It’s been an ugly fall in Washington. Wet, dreary and deeply stupid. In the season we’re supposed to be shopping for the perfect gift for our loved ones, instead most of us are busily shopping for a reason to give America what they say she wants more than her two front teeth: impeachment.
But despite Wednesday’s long-expected vote and the media cheer group accompanying it, this is going terribly for the Democrats.
There’s a willful suspension of belief at work in the capital city. Self-proclaimed defenders of the Constitution make excuses for sloppy spying on a major candidate for president. Men who compare themselves to those at Valley Forge shift seamlessly from allegations of urine-soaked escapades to collusion with the Kremlin, from the Kremlin to Ukraine, and finally from quid-quo-pro to bribery to obstruction, with stopovers on NFL anthem protests and insults to “The Squad.” The speaker quotes the deceased Elijah Cummings in wondering, “When were dancing with the angels, the question will be asked, in 2019,” did we impeach Donald Trump?
Media commentators in Washington and New York read D.C. bedtime stories about a majority of Americans backing their efforts– a statistic you would have to spend nearly all your time in New York or D.C. to remotely believe. When polls don’t fit that worldview, they’re discarded. “I don’t believe that poll for one second,” CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin balked when CNN political director David Chalian showed declining enthusiasm for a impeachment in a network poll. “David, that poll is wrong. Just because I said so.”
After the Robert Mueller Russia fiasco, it takes willful stupidity to think that a solid majority of Americans ever wanted to see this impeachment go through over a country some of them might recognize from a Risk game. But the delusions don’t end with the same polls that predicted President Hillary Clinton. From the nature of the impeachment to the lionization of its leader, media elites and their Democrat allies have misread this political situation more seriously than any since the eve of Trump’s election, when paragraphs of space were devoted to what catering reporters were eating as they awaited Her big win.
The New York Times served “an array of Greek food and Dallas BBQ” while giving Clinton an 85 percent chance of winning. Politico served chicken, shrimp and salads.
Three years later, Republicans across the board have rejected the impeachment proceedings as unjust, unfair, and undemocratic. Since Justin Amash, a libertarian who loves to disagree and gives the strong impression he annoyed classmates in his youth, became an independent five months ago, the ranks have closed. According to Wednesday’s conventional wisdom, though, this marks a new chapter in “three years of unshakable and at times irrational support for Trump.”
Democrats, the same article follows, are falling “almost uniformly” in line. Except for Democrat Reps. Jared Golden and Collin Peterson , who Wednesday voted against impeachment. And Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who voted present. And of course New Jersey’s Jeff Van Drew, who is telling colleagues he’s becoming a Republican in protest.
Understand that to the political press corps, a GOP that unanimously backed the president and opposed Pelosi is “at times irrational,” and three Democrats voting against their speaker and one defecting from the entire party is “almost uniformly” in line. This “conventional wisdom” is accepted by nearly the entire corporate media, and parroted to Americans forced to listen at airports and gyms across the country.
Amazingly, though, it is not nearly the greatest media distortion of even the day. For example, it is far surpassed by the worship, adoration and glorification of Madam Speaker, the Democrats’ leader in the fight.
“Her command of legislation, her control over her caucus, her ability to confront a historically hostile president and GOP-run Senate on equal terms are unparalleled,” Politico crows in a hard-hitting piece about the how the 79-year old congresswoman in office since Ronald Reagan was president “has roared back.”
“Shes the one person in Washington who can beat Trump at his own game,” Politico continues, “though she never wanted to play it.”
And the pews in the speaker’s church are just overflowing.
“Nancy Pelosi: An Extremely Stable Genius,” the New Yorker cheers.
“Political Grandmaster,” Vanity Fair crowns.
“Nancy Pelosi Has Trump Right Where She Wants Him,” Politico Magazine pretends.
“She May Not Acknowledge It, But Nancy Pelosi Is A Fashion Icon,” The Washington Post blogs.
“She,” a Food And Wine profile assures, “can also locate Pariss best croissant.”
Casual readers will be forgiven for not knowing that the speaker has never actually beaten the president. Even on Wednesday when the addled, shaky pillar of Democrat might led impeachment, she seemingly failed to win the national argument and likely strengthened the president’s re-election prospects.
Just before the impeachment vote, while not agreeing to the number the White House asked for, Congress sent another $1.4 billion to build the president’s wall. The day after impeachment, Pelosi appears ready to pass the president’s trade deal. And since impeachment began, the president’s party gained more than 600,000 new donors and raised more than $10 million.
Of course, the president won’t be leaving office despite all the drama on CNN. Then, Washington is a town where Melania Trump is unfashionable and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a paragon of strength and health, so these things are to be expected.
It’s not hard to guess what my glorious city will be eating this Election Day.
Betting she will retire at the end of her term.
Lets serve Democrats a hearty helping of crow next November.
that’s my thought too. she’s got plenty to live off, but i’m hoping she lives inside of a prison cell for a while.
I wonder if there’s a vegan recipe for crow.
“Its been an ugly fall in Washington. Wet, dreary and deeply stupid.”
The writer is approaching literature.
Nadler, Schmer, Schiff and Pelosi need to do a victory lap. They WON their battle but have lost the war. Next November the pundits on even the Main Steam twisters of news will have at least something to spin, something to blame. It will be a tall mountain to cimb over and she and Biden and Sanderw are too old for this steep of a climb.
The homeless leave it on the sidewalk......
Actually, she had to do it.
The Democrat leaders, and many of their family members, have committed crimes.
This impeachment sham has always been a Democrat stall and smokescreen operation.
She knows shes killing the Democrat Party.
Shes sacrificing the Democrat Party to try and keep herself and her kid out of prison.
The real fools are the younger Democrat politicians who have sacrificed their futures trying to protect this old criminal.
“Betting she will retire at the end of her term.”
Anyone who is 79 years of age in elected office in DC has ego gratification issues or is power mad and will be taken out in a box.
What does Nancy have if she goes home to San Francisco?
1) A husband, children, and grandchildren she rarely sees
2) A city of filth
3) No power and influence
4) Plenty of money (she already has) which can’t buy love.
5) No press coverage and applause from sycophants
When Nancy retires and goes home to San Francisco, her life is over and she knows it.
Dems are adolescent. Short sighted, impulsive, intemperate, impetuous, lustful adolescents.
Washington politics is the second Jr high school years.
President Trump schools the rat party again.
The best ever
Now, the great and powerful Nan doesn’t even have the courage to deliver her dung heap to the Senate.
You know what they call a group of crows? A murder as in a murder of crows.
No way they put Trump in a peach. This simply wont happen.
——Shes the one person in Washington who can beat Trump at his own game,——
Chic, dressed in ceremonial black, Speaker Pelosi appeared visibly stressed and uncomfortable. I thought she had to struggle to say her piece and pound her gavel. She knew what she was doing was historically wrong and her body language showed it
She ws not leading, she was following
and will be replaced by AOC I’m guessing.
Sad part is some 70 Congressmen and 20 or so Senators were in Office during the Clinton impeachment.
This job was not supposed to be a ‘career’..
Not so odd is that the Rs around condemning Clinton in 1999 or now condemning the Ds for todays actions.
The Ds that condemned the Rs for Clinton are now all on board for the Trump fiasco.
Don’t forget, the Ds spent the Bush years trying to ‘payback’ for Clinton.
One could probably make a case that the Ds are engaged in ‘paybacks’ so to hear the Ds now claim they can’t get a fair ‘trial’ in the R controlled Senate and one demanding McConnell recuse himself.
If McC has to recuse himself, why are Nadler etal allowed to sit in judgement now.
A POX on all their houses/senate all they are worried about is covering their own arses.
What we really need is an open investigation of ALL these clowns, like it has been said
‘We’ are wasting our time AND MONEY trying to hang a BILLIONAIRE that became a politician while not ‘questioning’ politicians who became Millionaires while ‘serving the public’
You cant share a country with people who are dangerously delusional.
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