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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Impeachment is surgery with a butterknife

How afraid of impeachment are Republicans?

Fox News reported, "Nunes slams impeachment 'three-card monte,' then yields to Schiff for 'storytime hour.'"

Nunes pointed out Democrats promised a fair process.

He said, "What have they delivered? The impeachment version of three-card monte, the notorious short-con card trick where the mark -- in this case President Trump and the American public -- stands no chance of winning.

"The Democrats promised the whistleblower's testimony -- in fact, they told us we need to speak with the whistleblower."

Now they will not present him.

The Democrat excuse is the whistleblower has to be kept secret because he is getting death threats, which is odd since no one knows who he is. Not even Schiff or Vindman. Or so they say.

Impeachment is a prosecution and it should be handled with the utmost care and research. Before making their case to the public, Democrats needed to convince at least one of their Republican colleagues to join them.

Adam Schiff and company failed to do that, which shows they lack seriousness or competence. Likely both.

Fox News reported, "Nunes then offered three statements he considered popular legal axioms: 'If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. And, if both are against you, pound the table and yell like hell.'

"He claimed the Democrats are using a fourth tactic -- 'If the facts and the law are against you, simply rig the game and hope your audience is too stupid to catch your duplicity.'"

The fanboy press is pretending there are smoking guns when witnesses are offering opinions, not facts. Chris Wallace believes he has influence over Fox News viewers. He said of Gordon Sondland's testimony on Wednesday, "To a certain degree, he took out the bus and he ran over President Trump, Vice President Pence, Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani, Mick Mulvaney -- he implicates all of them."

How so?

By saying there was a POTENTIAL quid pro quo.

No evidence, hard or otherwise, but if someone said something against President Trump that makes it the gospel.

There is no gun, smoking or otherwise. The transcript of the presidential phone call on July 25 shows he did nothing wrong.

Unlike Vice President Biden who held up a billion-dollar loan guarantee until Ukraine fired the prosecuting attorney investigating his son's company.

Jenna Ellis wrote, "People are still waiting for Democrats to deliver on their impeachment scandal. In week two of the impeachment investigation, the case is firmly closed — Democrats are trying to impeach President Trump for merely doing his job."

Impeachment either brings down a president or it brings down the impeachers. After their impeachment failed to remove Clinton in 1998, both Newt Gingrich and his hand-picked successor were gone within a month.

Conrad Black, one of a few writers at National Review who have not lost his mind, wrote, "When this impeachment drive collapses, the result should be that both parties learn the lesson that impeachment of a president is a drastic measure to be applied only to extremely serious offenses, that political differences must not be criminalized, and that the people’s right to choose the president and vice president must not be compromised except in circumstances so grave they have never remotely occurred in the 230-year life of the Constitution of the United States.

"Richard Nixon’s accusers were and remain unrelievedly odious, and so are most of Donald Trump’s, and the survivors of the first mob are huffing and puffing to keep up with the present mob. This will be their last lap, and this time they will lose."

Impeachment requires a scalpel and skilled surgeons.

Schiff is using a butterknife. He has embarrassed Democrats and the nation.

Michael Goodwin wrote, "If coup-coup Nancy Pelosi has a panic button, now would be a good time to lean on it. With signs that Americans are tuning out the impeachment hearings, the clock is ticking on Democrats’ chance to make their case.

"Pelosi is clearly worried, telling fellow Dems it’s a 'weak response' to 'let the election decide' whether President Trump should be removed."

It's too late for Pelosi to take back this impeachment. She set in motion a wheel that will not stop until it has crushed either the accused or the accuser.

Voters will indeed decide and it will not be pretty for Democrats. Many apolitical people are circling November 3, 2020, in red. They get their revenge next year.

Never Bet Against Donald John Trump.

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