The Massive Pelosi Blunder Called Impeachment

Oct 2019
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San Bernardino, CA
Why Impeachment Is A Massive Blunder For Nancy Pelosi
Despite Wednesday's long-expected vote and the media cheer group accompanying it, impeachment is going terribly for the Democrats.
DECEMBER 19, 2019 By Christopher Bedford

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 we’re 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.”
“Irrational.”
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.”
“She’s 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 Paris’s 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.
Christopher Bedford is a senior editor at The Federalist, the vice chairman of Young Americans for Freedom, a board member at the National Journalism Center, and the author of The Art of the Donald. Follow him on Twitter.
 
Dec 2019
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U.S. Arkansas
Definitely is a huge blunder . Now they are hoping they can prevent the Senate from giving this a fair and impartial trial . This could get interesting if Nancy , Chuck ,Schiff and the Bidens are brought up to testify under oath as to lying and corruption they are involved in .
 
Oct 2019
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San Bernardino, CA
Definitely is a huge blunder . Now they are hoping they can prevent the Senate from giving this a fair and impartial trial . This could get interesting if Nancy , Chuck ,Schiff and the Bidens are brought up to testify under oath as to lying and corruption they are involved in .
Yes, it could indeed get juicy. :p
 
Dec 2019
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U.S. Arkansas
Good or bad the year 2020 is shaping up to be an interesting year . We are just getting started into the year and already are seeing never Trumpers back peddling and not wanting certain topics brought up , even on this forum . perhaps my analysis is wrong but it appears to me there are certain things that Democrats , globlest want to keep people in the dark on . I thought sunshine was supposed to be that great disinfectant .
 
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Cliffside Park, NJ
RickyCusack, I fully appreciated Congresswoman’s Pelosi’s reluctance to have the House impeach the president. President Trump’s continuous bad behavior demanded the U.S. House of Representatives should do so.
If the houses committee decided that additional testimony would more certainly reveal the truth, it was their duty to diligently pursue it. If it was their contention that prospective witnesses were legally bound to answer the House committee’s questions, they should have legally subpoenaed reluctant witnesses.

The Speaker of the U.S. House threatens not to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate until the leader of the Senate agrees to call what the speaker believes to be vital witnesses. I perceive little or no motivation for senate’s majority leader, McConnell urging Senators to do what was the House of Representatives’ duties.

The Democratic led majority of the U.S. House may have better enabled Donald Trump to be re-elected and released other Republican candidates from their uncomfortable dilemmas.
Respectfully, Supposn
 
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Definitely is a huge blunder . Now they are hoping they can prevent the Senate from giving this a fair and impartial trial .
Is the withholding of witness testimony "fair"? If he is so pure and clean, what is he hiding? If he was "pure and clean" and innocent, he could AND WOULD prove it by welcoming those 4 witnesses from his staff.

Despite all your posturing, it is quite clear that he is hiding something that he fears greatly.
 
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The Republican party has repeatedly asked the Democrat party to try to get past their hatred and start working for the U.S. citizens . Unfortunately Democrats have been so consumed by hatred , some will die with a part of this hatred fully ingrained in their brains . A similar brain warp was seen by Germans during World War Two . No matter how deep the Democrat hatred goes , we will see the public's opinion of this Nov. 3 .
 
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The Republican party has repeatedly asked the Democrat party to try to get past their hatred and start working for the U.S. citizens .
Well, I know for a fact that this is just a fake RW characterization and attack with no truth to it, and that the Democrats are not and never were operating on hate. Anyone who is not the exclusive captive of extreme RW propaganda and so knows both sides of this, KNOWS that Trump was never fit for the job and has proved it almost daily for 3 years. He has done great damage to this nation and it's just a shame that we have no way of forcing his "retirement".
 
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Well, I know for a fact that this is just a fake RW characterization and attack with no truth to it, and that the Democrats are not and never were operating on hate. Anyone who is not the exclusive captive of extreme RW propaganda and so knows both sides of this, KNOWS that Trump was never fit for the job and has proved it almost daily for 3 years. He has done great damage to this nation and it's just a shame that we have no way of forcing his "retirement".
Kode I know you did not mean to but you just made my point .I am not trying to get confrontational with anyone but just making obvious observations .
 
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The Republican party has repeatedly asked the Democrat party to try to get past their hatred and start working for the U.S. citizens . Unfortunately Democrats have been so consumed by hatred , some will die with a part of this hatred fully ingrained in their brains . A similar brain warp was seen by Germans during World War Two . No matter how deep the Democrat hatred goes , we will see the public's opinion of this Nov. 3 .
fwiw, Mitch McConnell is sitting on 400 bills that have passed the House.
 
Jan 2020
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Pacific Northwest
Kode I know you did not mean to but you just made my point .I am not trying to get confrontational with anyone but just making obvious observations .
So your statement that I quoted: "The Republican party has repeatedly asked the Democrat party to try to get past their hatred and start working for the U.S. citizens ."

...... is saying the same thing I said in: "Well, I know for a fact that this is just a fake RW characterization and attack with no truth to it, and that the Democrats are not and never were operating on hate."???

You'll have to show me how. I'm too dumb to see it.
 
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Looks like the Democrats impeachment debacle will come to an head before the end of this month . Nancy's desperate attempt to stop this from being aired for the American people as well as the rest of the world to see is fixing to either be brought to a real trial or being dismissed as garbage . Either way the " Never Trumpers " lose again .
 
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Looks like the Democrats impeachment debacle will come to an head before the end of this month . Nancy's desperate attempt to stop this from being aired for the American people as well as the rest of the world to see is fixing to either be brought to a real trial or being dismissed as garbage . Either way the " Never Trumpers " lose again .
Pelosi isn't trying to stop it. She's trying to get assurance of there being an actual hearing with additional witnesses that were previously prevented.
 
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Pelosi isn't trying to stop it. She's trying to get assurance of there being an actual hearing with additional witnesses that were previously prevented.
Regardless of House Speaker Polosi's intentions, under her leadership the houses committee did not diligently seek to compel reluctant potential witnesses testimony under oath.
Respectfully, Supposn
RickyCusack, I fully appreciated Congresswoman’s Pelosi’s reluctance to have the House impeach the president. President Trump’s continuous bad behavior demanded the U.S. House of Representatives should do so.
If the houses committee decided that additional testimony would more certainly reveal the truth, it was their duty to diligently pursue it. If it was their contention that prospective witnesses were legally bound to answer the House committee’s questions, they should have legally subpoenaed reluctant witnesses.

The Speaker of the U.S. House threatens not to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate until the leader of the Senate agrees to call what the speaker believes to be vital witnesses. I perceive little or no motivation for senate’s majority leader, McConnell urging Senators to do what was the House of Representatives’ duties.

The Democratic led majority of the U.S. House may have better enabled Donald Trump to be re-elected and released other Republican candidates from their uncomfortable dilemmas. …
 
Jan 2020
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Regardless of House Speaker Polosi's intentions, under her leadership the houses committee did not diligently seek to compel reluctant potential witnesses testimony under oath.
Respectfully, Supposn
Do you mean after Trump told current and former administration officials (Mulvaney, Kupperman, Pompeo, etc.) not to cooperate with the impeachment investigation and they took the question to court to be settled?
 

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Speaker Pelosi has no control over the Senate. She’s demanding they tell her what the rules will be for the trial before she sends the articles of impeachment. The problem is the Republicans don’t want them. So what kind of threat is it?


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Jan 2020
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Pacific Northwest
Speaker Pelosi has no control over the Senate. She’s demanding they tell her what the rules will be for the trial before she sends the articles of impeachment. The problem is the Republicans don’t want them. So what kind of threat is it?


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If it all ends here and the Senate never sees the Articles, I still think it will be a major irritation for Trump because he was impeached and there it sits. I think he wants it eliminated VERY much.