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Friday, December 20, 2019

Schrödinger's impeachment limps on

On Tuesday, I began a post, "Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who has been giving Democrats bad advice freely for decades, had a new brainstorm: impeach President Donald John Trump but never let him have a trial in the Senate to clear his good name."

Nancy took his advice.


PJ Media reported, "On Thursday, the House of Representatives adjourned before voting to send the articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate for a trial. This made House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stall-tactic official — Democrats are refusing to forward the impeachment to the Senate until they receive assurances the trial will be fair in their eyes. Yet this arguably violates the Constitution.

"'Hoyer announces no more votes until January 7. Big cheer goes up in House chamber. This means the House won't approve a resolution on impeachment [managers] & to send impeachment [package] to Senate until at least January, 2020,' Fox News reporter Chad Pergram tweeted."

So while Democrats voted to impeach, they haven't impeached.

Instead, they went home for 2 weeks.

The PJ Media account ended, "This is a very bad look for the Democrats who warned that they must rush to impeach Trump before the election. It seems the rush ended as soon as they got their vote. Now, they want to avoid the possibility that Trump might be acquitted in a Senate trial. By doing so, they are denying him due process and violating both historical precedent and the Constitution."

That is true but they really didn't impeach him. Delaying the impeachment for this stunt could lead to  more permanent delay.

Bigly mistake. Yuge. Did no one see Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery?
Dr. Evil Scott, I want you to meet daddy's nemesis, Austin Powers
Scott Evil What? Are you feeding him? Why don't you just kill him?
Dr. Evil I have an even better idea. I'm going to place him in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death.
Nancy has forgotten Leo Mayer's Theory of Relativity, which is Time + No Answer = No.

While home for Christmas, Democrats will hear from constituents. About 200 will get positive feedback. They represent safe districts.

31 don't. They will get earfuls from both sides of impeachment. What if buyer's remorse sets in?

What if they return to Congress and bolt?

What if the resolution to appoint impeachment managers is voted down?

You strike while the iron is hot. A couple of weeks in America instead of DC may cool the sword of impeachment to room temperature.

In the meantime, the stunt has further annealed Republicans to the president.

Good luck trying to get that commitment from Democrat voters when the impeachment fails in the Senate -- and even better luck if impeachment fails to make it to the Senate.

Impeachment cost Democrats Peggy Noonan, the Queen of Fake Conservatism.

She wrote, "Here is how the party’s lurch left has improved the president’s position.

"It makes the 2020 race not Trump vs. the Democrat, a race he can lose, but Trump vs. Lefty Madness, which he can win.

"The left is turning Donald Trump into a savior. He was not a savior before AOC. He was not a savior before Elizabeth and Bernie said they’d ban your health insurance.

"But the past year has allowed the president’s supporters, and independents, to see him that way. It has given them something new to fight for, something better. They don’t have to say, 'I’m for Trump because I love him,' or think, 'I’m for Trump because I have sacrificed all standards for power.' They can say, 'I’m going to defend the free-market system and our liberties by voting for Trump.'

"The Democrat Party doesn’t seem to see or understand any of this. But 2020 is already printing its bumper stickers. 'I’ll take the somewhat demented over the wholly destructive.' 'The imperfect over the obnoxious.' 'Vote for the barbarian, it’s important.'

"After so disastrously branding their party throughout 2019, is it possible for Democrats to turn it around in 2020?"

Noonan's condescension is nauseating.

But her point is they are crazy, and that is an express ticket to defeat.

Donald Trump carried 30 states in 2016. Tell me how impeachment without removal flips even one state.

And we do not have an actual impeachment yet. A lot can happen over the holidays, and none of it is good for Nancy.

Schrödinger's cat is dead. His impeachment may be too.

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