Skip to comments.Don’t Tug on Superman’s Cape: The Failure of House Democrats
Posted on 01/27/2020 8:59:27 AM PST by jazusamo
Perhaps I am dating myself a tad bit, but I remember the song by Jim Croce called Big Jim. The refrain was:
You dont tug on Supermans cape,
You dont spit in the wind,
You dont pull the mask off the old Long Ranger,
And you dont mess around with Jim
Right now, yall are thinking, where is ol Col. West going with this? Is this another indicator that he had too many landings on his head as an Army paratrooper?
No, quite the contrary, it would have behooved House Democrat impeachment managers Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler to have listened to that song by Croce before heading over to stand to speak before the US Senate.
Having been in the US House of Representatives myself, I can attest to the fact that US Senators carry a bit of an elitist attitude about them. I am surprised that they do not sit about in white robes and speak in highbrow, lofty means sorry, they do, just no togas.
Schiff and Nadler made the mistake of believing that the typical overarching, hyperbolic rhetoric of the progressive socialist left in the House of Representatives would work in the US Senate. They seemed to have forgotten that they were speaking before the upper chamber of our legislative branch, and not to the fawning, useful idiots, found on leftist media outlets, or on their side of the aisle in the House.
They failed to recognize that they were participating in a trial proceeding. They were making opening statements in something that had only ever taken place in the history of our Constitutional Republic twice before. They were not speaking at an Antifa or a Democrat [Socialist] party rally the lines between the two are becoming indistinguishable
No, Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler did not listen to Jim Croce. Instead they cracked open Saul Alinskys Rules for Radicals and got the script, to their utter detriment. They wrongly felt that they could threaten, intimidate, bully, coerce, and cajole several Republican members of the US Senate into cowering and acquiescing before their illogical rants.
Going before the US Senate as a delusional impeachment manager, one of Nancy Pelosis errand boys, required a different strategy, thought process. Unfortunately for Schiff and Nadler, they stuck with the same ol radical script, lets scare the Republicans into submission.
What Schiff and Nadler conveyed to the entire Country, of people with functioning intellect, was that they had no case. They had no real evidence of a crime. They knew they did not, and would not, reach the high threshold of proving treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Schiff and Nadler, as dispatched by Speaker Pelosi on this suicide mission, truly believed that they could brow beat US Senators into surrender.
They were wrong they tried to tug on Senators cape.
Nadler began by trying to lecture US Senators about their duties. He attempted to call them out for participating in a cover up as his tactic de jour. It was apparent, and could even be sensed through our televisions, that Nadler had just steeled the nerve and stiffened the spine of the very folks he felt he could intimidate and scare. He didnt make a case at all, he came off as a short, obese bully who wanted to take away your peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
As well, Nadlers absurd assertion that President Trump is a dictator only serves to make him seem unhinged, totally deranged. At my last understanding of history, dictators always eliminate their political opposition normally in the most drastic ways. I have never known of a dictator that allows his political opposition to seek him removal from office let alone allow them to exist.
As for Adam Schiff, the most glaring example of pure hyperbole and conjecture came with his mentioning his reading of a story, from CBS, that President Trump had threatened GOP Senators. And Schiff went total medieval in his statement, which he did state he did not know if it were true. Schiff, a House Democrat committee chairman, and impeachment manager acclaimed that President Trump would behead Senators and place their severed craniums upon spikes oh boy, why not just call the President, Vlad the Impaler.
This is the type of reckless, emotional, and over the top rhetoric we have come to expect from the progressive socialist left. And this is supposed to be a solemn process, procedure? No, this is just another episode of Panem et Circenses, or Bread and Circuses, the phrase attributed to Roman poet Juvenal, which addresses the means of superficial accommodation and appeasement of the masses.
This is exactly what this entire impeachment inquisition is, just a partisan, political hack job on a duly elected President by the real tyrants, dictators, who do seek to eliminate their political opposition.
They are the progressive socialist left. They have now hijacked the very document, our rule of law, the US Constitution to enable them to execute a political coup detat, a political assassination. These are the very same people who declare the Constitution is no longer relevant. It was written by some old white men, slave owners. But these are the same people who will use anything as a means to their ends, ideological domination.
This impeachment scam on the American people will soon end. The simple majority vote for additional witnesses will not pass and we may even see Democrat Senators like Joe Manchin and Doug Jones do as two House Democrats did, go against this misguided endeavor. I believe that privately, Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, gave a call to Nancy Pelosi and asked her what were Schiff and Nadler thinking?
Then again, Schumer is a willing passenger in this clown car. My advice to these leftists -- stop having conversations within your own little bubble of manic delusion, listen to Jim Croce. And oh yea, stop tugging on the cape of the real super men and women in America
Constitutional Conservative Patriots.
Er, that would be "You Don't Mess Around with Jim."
Lone Ranger, not Long Ranger.
Maybe he did land on his head too many times......
“Big Bad John” would work too.
Instead they cracked open Saul Alinskys Rules for Radicals and got the script, to their utter detriment. They wrongly felt that they could threaten, intimidate, bully, coerce, and cajole several Republican members of the US Senate into cowering and acquiescing before their illogical rants.
It worked before, they used “birther” to get the Kenyan from Indonesia into the White House in direct violation of the Constitution.
“If you strike at a king you must kill him.” ...........Ralph Waldo Emerson...........
I am surprised that they do not sit about in white robes...
Thats what Robert Byrd did!
That’s a good point. :^)
Don’t forget Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown. I was never a big fan of Jim Croce, but I’ve always like the line “Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone”
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Jim Croce You don’t tug on Superman’s cape or Big Bad Leroy Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=628fi_oVARQ
I’m pretty sure I can determine our age group with these golden oldies.
Maybe, but my 16-year-old son asked me this question a few months ago: "Where does the Arizona Ranger keep his large transitional metal?"
Hint: think Marty Robbins...
I was listening to Jim Croce a few months ago and my 22 year old nephew ask me what’s an 0perator?
The Failure of House Democrats
I LOVE THAT LINE
Only Justice for seditionist traitors will avoid very uncomfortable outcomes for them and our society .
Hmm...obviously if you spit in the wind, your spit can come back and hit you.
Don’t take off the mask of the Lone Ranger - if you did you would reveal his identity - thereby eliminating his effectiveness. From the villain’s perspective - let’s see..was he a former villain himself? Would unmasking him unleash a fiercer enemy?
Don’t tug on Superman’s cape - I get the impression that Superman doesn’t require the cape to fly; it’s just a prop.
Maybe it’s saying “don’t grab onto a more capable person’s efforts and try to claim them as your own?”
I can see Schiff spitting in the wind, yes. The other two - not so much.
I grew up on that song, and also 16 Tons, and They Call the Wind Mariah, and The Wayward Wind....
Ah, a stroll down memory lane! I used to play my mom’s old 78s!
It is hard not to believe in E.T. alien lifeforms when you see Schiff on TV. He NEVER blinks! Subhuman life form.
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