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New York Times Discovers Voters Are Paying Little Mind To Impeachment
The Federalist ^ | December 20, 2019, | Tristan Justice

Posted on 12/20/2019 7:57:54 AM PST by Kaslin

The New York Times discovered this week that few people around the country seemed to pay much attention to the the House passing articles of impeachment Wednesday making President Donald Trump only the third president in history to be impeached.

“It was a momentous day in American history. But, by all indications, it was not a momentous day in the lives of most Americans,” the Times declared. “As history played out Wednesday amid the bombast and rancor of impeachment proceedings, many of them seemed intent on looking elsewhere.”

The Times reported on people across the country who remained focused on their day-to-day lives over the circus act unfolding in Washington. Counter to what many beltway insiders tend to believe, most Americans are not obsessing about politics, especially when they are as nefarious as the Democrats’ efforts to reverse the results of the 2016 election.

I saw this play out firsthand in the nation’s capital. When I clocked in for my part-time bar job at a local pub just two blocks from the White House, I first anticipated seeing each of the restaurant’s televisions tuned into the House impeachment debate as we did during last year’s infamous Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

Instead, the TVs were turned on to their typical channels: ESPN, Chive TV playing short random clips from the internet, and other various sports channels. Only one TV had the news turned on and at around 4 p.m. a guest had it changed to sports.

The fact is, Americans are smarter than Washington thinks and can recognize performative action versus something that can result in a tangible outcome such as the Kavanaugh hearings.

Justice Kavanaugh endured a bruising confirmation process. His ultimate success in reaching the nation’s highest court was by no means an easy task for Republicans. Kavanaugh’s nomination last year was hampered by uncorroborated and discredited allegations of sexual assault from more than 30 years ago that put the judge’s confirmation in serious jeopardy.

The hearings garnered wall-to-wall media coverage and captured the nation’s attention. According to Nielsen ratings data reported by Reuters, an estimated 20 million people across six networks tuned into Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The rushed impeachment proceedings launched by Democrats, on the other hand, have been nothing but a show-trial for Democrats culminating in a three-year campaign that began prior to Trump’s inauguration to effectively ban the president from the Oval Office. Even after the House passed the articles of impeachment by a partisan vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intention to delay sending them to the Senate.

If the House passed articles of impeachment to “save the republic” from Trump but refuses to hand them over to the Senate for trial, then what was even the point? Her actions prove the Democratic efforts to be nothing more than a sham in a desperate attempt to resurrect their hopes of overturning the American voters in 2016 after the epic failure of the grand Russian collusion hoax.

So it should come as no surprise that only an estimated 13.8 million viewers tuned in the first public impeachment hearing held by the House Intelligence Committee across 10 networks, a stark decline from Kavanaugh’s 20.

The end result of the impeachment proceedings has always been clear. The Democratic-controlled House hungry for impeachment would pass the articles only for the president to be cleared of all charges in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The Constitution mandates a two-thirds majority to remove the president from office. That requires 20 out of the 53 Republicans in the Senate to join Democrats in their partisan efforts. In other words, Trump’s removal prior to inauguration day on 2021 is a pipe-dream for Democrats, and Americans can see right through it.

Multiple polls show voters roundly rejecting the Democratic impeachment campaign. According to Real Clear Politics’ latest aggregate of polls documenting public opinion on the proceedings, public support for impeachment has gone underwater since the opening of the House’s investigation in September.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: brettkavenaugh; couppeachment; demonrats; donaldtrump; houseofreps; impeachment; impeachmentinquiry; impeachtrumppoll; nancypiglosi; newyorkslimes; nielson; realclearpolitics; republicans; senate; trumppoll
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1 posted on 12/20/2019 7:57:54 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I just noticed the bump that Trump received at Rasmussen’s presidential poll.


2 posted on 12/20/2019 8:01:21 AM PST by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash.)
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To: Kaslin

That’s because America is too busy being awesome.


3 posted on 12/20/2019 8:03:27 AM PST by Hazwaste (Democrats are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s obvious what the problem is: Not enough negative articles about Trump. /s


4 posted on 12/20/2019 8:05:12 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: Kaslin

Christmas


5 posted on 12/20/2019 8:06:18 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Kaslin

I tuned out to TV news completely a couple of years ago when it became obvious that they had gone nonstop Trump Derangement 24/7.

I’m sure I’m not the only one.


6 posted on 12/20/2019 8:08:29 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: Kaslin

I would call this the Seinfeld Impeachment, but Seinfeld was intentionally funny. Watching Toxic Nancy go full alzheimers yesterday as she murdered her own party was just schadenfreude.


7 posted on 12/20/2019 8:09:26 AM PST by Sirius Lee (They are openly stating that they intend to murder us. Prep if you want to live.)
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To: Kaslin

Took them long enough


8 posted on 12/20/2019 8:09:26 AM PST by Conserv ( b)
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To: Kaslin
New York Times Discovers Voters Are Paying Little Mind To Impeachment

Too busy going to work and watching their 401Ks skyrocket!

9 posted on 12/20/2019 8:11:38 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Takedown My Duly Elected President and You're Attacking The Constitution! IT WILL BE DEFENDED!)
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To: Kaslin

They had better bet their sweet arses that us Freepers are paying attention. Getting time for another Tea Party convention. Sure would enjoy heckling some Rat Congress critters


10 posted on 12/20/2019 8:13:06 AM PST by RatRipper
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To: Hazwaste

Americans know politics when they see it. Given that congress is not well liked or respected anything they do is bound to hurt.


11 posted on 12/20/2019 8:18:55 AM PST by Destroyer Sailor (Revenge is a dish best served cold.)
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To: Hazwaste

Americans know politics when they see it. Given that congress is not well liked or respected anything they do is bound to hurt.


12 posted on 12/20/2019 8:18:56 AM PST by Destroyer Sailor (Revenge is a dish best served cold.)
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To: Kaslin
Look, given it was essentially a "Stalin show trial in Freedonia" as performed by the Marx Brothers indicting a ham sandwich, most reasonable people dismiss the gormlessness of the whole political exercise.
13 posted on 12/20/2019 8:19:40 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve never notice people reacting publicly to politics.
When obama was “elected” the first time CNN was playing in the terminal where i was at..one homeless guy was watching it.
In this case, Trump “impeachment” the only thing i have heard is it’s “nuts” and “he didn’t do anything” or “what did he do?”
But mostly people, and life, goes on as usual?


14 posted on 12/20/2019 8:23:11 AM PST by Leep (It's.. (W)all or nothing..!)
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To: Kaslin

Oh, a couple people didn’t know he was being impeached? Lucky souls..being oblivious must be nice..?


15 posted on 12/20/2019 8:25:07 AM PST by Leep (It's.. (W)all or nothing..!)
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To: fwdude

wow that’s great, but not surprising


16 posted on 12/20/2019 8:25:30 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

In a way that could be a plus for the Marxists as few are seeing how patently stupid they are.


17 posted on 12/20/2019 8:26:01 AM PST by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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To: Kaslin

Has Nanzi stopped the process, because the dems have an entrapment planned for Trump?


18 posted on 12/20/2019 8:27:24 AM PST by abclily
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To: Sirius Lee

“Watching Toxic Nancy go full alzheimers yesterday as she murdered her own party was just schadenfreude.”

I saw that. She has something serious going on with whatever is left of her brain.


19 posted on 12/20/2019 8:37:29 AM PST by billyboy15
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To: Kaslin

Shamimpeachment: Day 2:

Following adoption of the articles of impeachment, the House adopts resolutions appointing managers to present the articles before the Senate, notifying the Senate of the adoption of articles and appointment of managers, and authorizing the managers to prepare for and to conduct the trial in the Senate.
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Until notification to the Senate, by the House, is made, the adopted articles of Impeachment are not formal. Such notification may be delayed as long as the next Congressional Session.
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Until the Senate is informed formally and managers appointed by a filed resolution to the Senate, the Senate may ignore the House resolutions of Impeachment.
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If the Congressional session expires, then new managers have to be appointed by a new House Resolution in the next session. The adopted Articles of Impeachment, however do not have to be readopted but have to be filed no later than the end of the next session.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-HPRACTICE-112/html/GPO-HPRACTICE-112-28.htm [[Page 606]]

14 posted on 12/19/2019, 8:09:54 PM by gandalftb


20 posted on 12/20/2019 8:38:14 AM PST by Grampa Dave (A FRIVOLOUS IMPEACHMENT VOTE is a SERIOUS SEDITIOUS CONSPIRACY!!!)
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