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Friday, January 17, 2020

Why impeachment failed

America reacts to the impeachment.
A wave election.

The pun may be predictive. Incumbent presidents who lose the House in their first midterm never gain it back.

Except Harry Truman. In 1946, Republicans picked up 55 House seats and regained control of that chamber for the first time in 16 years. But Harry labeled them a do-nothing Congress, and 2 years later led Democrats to a 75-seat gain, which shifted control back to the Democrats.

In 2018, Democrats gained 41 seats and took back the House for the first time in 8 years. Their chief accomplishment is impeaching the president, a move that plays to a base of Washington reporters and other crazy people, but one that is doomed. They will come off as losers. No one hangs out with losers because no one likes losing.

Spygate doomed impeachment. Obama used lies to get warrants to spy on Donald John Trump, as if he were a foreign agent. The press can ignore Obama's Watergate on Steroids all it wants, but the public does not.

In Washington, Peggy Noonan wrote, "Impeachment is moving forward and going nowhere. There is new information but it doesn’t really tell those who’ve paid attention anything they didn’t know. Putative administration operative Lev Parnas said on The Rachel Maddow Show on Wednesday that the president knew everything about efforts to lean on Ukraine. But this was clear in testimony throughout the impeachment hearings. His own ambassador to the European Union said it! The ambassador to Ukraine knew she was being schemed against, lost her job because of it, and spelled it out under oath."

She wasn't schemed against. She failed to do her job. She served at the will and pleasure of the president. But deep staters believe they can do anything they want because a string of presidents were too distracted by the baubles of incumbency to rein them in. The reporters and crones who write columns rely on deep staters for guidance. They are frogs giving scorpions a ride.

Impeachment is based on the theory that President Donald John Trump withheld aid to Ukraine to get a favor.

In other words, pulled a Biden.

In January 2018, Biden bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations about pushing Ukraine around.

He said, "I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to — convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.

"So they said they had — they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said — I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."

Democrats now want to expand the impeachment to include going overseas to get dirt on a political opponent.

In other words, pulled a Fusion GPS.

In 2016, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to work with the Kremlin to get a reason to spy on Donald Trump and Trump Tower.

The deep state protected Clinton in the 1998 impeachment. Remember when the story broke that Republican Congressman Henry Hyde had an affair 30 years before the impeachment? That was a warning to all that the deep state knew about their affairs, and if necessary, the deep state would expose them, too.

The deep state has grown lazy and crazy. Peter Strzok rose to being the No. 3 man at the FBI. A generation after Monica, the deep state has bungled the removal of Donald John Trump as president.

The wags in Washington do not see this. They became so emotionally invested on stopping Donald Trump that they will believe any and all fairy tales spun by the bureaucracy and Democrats.

Jonah Goldberg, the conservative turncoat, is a true believer in Nancy Pelosi's impeachment. He wrote, "People are going to watch the hearings. They’re going to see miserable senators presented with ample evidence that the president used his office to pressure the Ukrainians to sully a political opponent. If the only times Republican senators make a fuss are when they maneuver to avoid hearing even more damning evidence, or demand that the Senate participate in the president’s strategy of making Joe Biden the issue, they won’t merely be violating their oaths to deliver impartial justice; they will risk going down in history — and appearing to voters — as participants in a cover-up."

Oh no, not history. This will go on their permanent record. Please, not that.

Noonan though blames President Trump's competence for the terrible turn of events in which he will be re-elected.

She wrote, "Meanwhile in full-employment America, Donald Trump is taking out terrorists with drones and announcing trade deals with China and seemingly weathering every storm. In the China ceremony Tuesday, in the East Room, after a booming 'Hail to the Chief,' with a palpable sense of triumph filling the room, with the golden frames of the great portraits shining, Mr. Trump rolled off the names of the CEOs in the audience. There were a lot! It was in a way a fabulous celebration of the riches produced by capitalism. But it also seemed an almost sinister declaration of the intimate ties between great U.S. corporations and the federal government. The CEO of Boeing is here, the chief of eBay. 'How’s General Electric doing, Nels?' 'Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips, you’re doing fantastically well!' 'I made a lot of bankers look very good, but you’re doing a great job.' 'Ken Griffin, Citadel, what a guy he is.'"

Sinister ties between great U.S. corporations and the federal government? Oh my. The Wall Street Journal editorial page is becoming the Daily Worker, comrade.

She then said it reminded her of the depiction of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in Godfather 2.

If President Trump is Batista, that makes the Democrat nominee Castro. Which would be fine with the deep staters and the press. That would restore their power. Plenty of people always wanted jobs at Pravda back in the day.

The impeachment feels like a funeral because it is. The House procession to deliver the articles of impeachment deserved somber organ music by Bach. The next day, Adam Schiff led a second procession to the Senate. It deserved Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale.

We cannot know now whether this leads to a great Republican takeover of the House. Hope is there, not history.

But impeachment is a farce embraced by Andrea Mitchell and other people who believe they are serious commentators, but who are jokes now.

They bet on President Trump failing, but he succeeded and now they are the failures. The poison of negative thinking struck again.


  1. Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. Hillary's supporters did that in 2016. We now have an impeachment trial presided over by Roberts, who wrote his own law to pass Obamacare and who was, and is, responsible for the management of the FISA court. Add in pussy Republicans and a deep state that will do anything to convict Trump and you have a toss up. Absolutely anything can happen during this trial - anything. - Gary B

    1. Hillary?

      Her name is being touted because the surviving Demos are so lousy.

      A lot can happen, but Cocaine Mitch is in charge.

    2. I too am wary of deep state swamp dwelling Republicans pulling something at the last minute. However, their jobs would be toast when they were up for re-election. And if PDJT was ousted, he would be re-elected in November. By an even bigger landslide.

    3. I hate to agree but I have to agree. This trial is being held in the swamp by the swamp and for the swamp. Their motto is America be damned

    4. Schlongtavious - I believe an impeached president removed from office is ineligible to hold public office again. (Perhaps I'm wrong...but I don't think so)

    5. It's a separate vote to bar the convicted office holder from future office. I believe majority vote. That is why Alcee Hastings is in Congress, they impeached and convicted him but neglected to bar him from elective office.


    6. Unfortunately, I too agree with Gary B.
      Roberts has proven himself a Leftist Deep Stater with his inaction on fixing the FISA court. And the Deep State and Left in general are fighting for their lives--Trump boldly calling-them-out is destroying them. Then you add country club Republicans who have never grasped what's at stake. Then add in a Romney, who has practically become mentally ill with both his inability to criticize the Left and his inability to recognize the contributions of Trump.

      In the long run, the Left is on its way out. It will still take awhile; a generation has been indoctrinated towards Marxism at college. But the whole Leftist conceptual framework is starting to crumble-- it never was based on solid principles. "Identity" politics based on physical characteristics always was a false premise. People are not defined by their flesh, but by their hearts and minds. And so-called "Socialism" is just Communism-lite.

      But across America I believe there is a great awakening going on. Man's true nature resonates to freedom, strength, and success. Even if a Deep State/Leftist ambush manages to pull off a short-term victory, the power lies on the side of Good. "Bad" cannot build anything, it can only screech constant accusations and parasitic-ly consume what Good builds.

      My prayer is for a mental atmosphere in America of sanity and clarity. Plus calm steadiness, and a generosity of spirit. That is the natural state of all of us, including those on the Left, even if they haven't currently been doing too well in that respect.

  2. I saw a video yesterday that sped the articles of impeachment parade up and set them to Boots Randolph's "Yakety Sax," as if the whole thing were a Benny Hill sketch. You have to admit, it's pretty close to the real thing.

    Democrats know they haven't a snowball's chance in hell of removing Donald Trump. Delivering the goods to the Senate lets them say "neener, neener, neener, you've been impeached!" as if it means anything.

    By the way, does anyone else see Jerry Nadler and think "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down"?

    1. Why would you malign a classic toy like that?

    2. OK, how about "do wacka do wacka do wacka do"?

  3. Once again the Media will be standing there, stupified, when Trump gets acquitted and when he gets reelected. They'll rant and rave about "cult voters" and "not voting their own best interests" but as usual they will be wrong.

    I guess we are a cult. We believe in a document which we have raised to the level of a sacrament and we are now enjoying the best economy of our lives so there's that.

    And Hillary Clinton is not and never will be the President of the United States of America.

    1. The spin is the House did everything right and proper and legal to remove existentially dangerous evil Orange Man bad 45X worse than Mr. H but the corrupt NSDAP saluting Republican Senators didn't have the courage to convict.

      And that's their story and they're sticking to it.


    2. I say Hillary is goin' in she'll ride in on her white Sow and screw everything up for all of the Dems..
      I am worried about the Berniebots-if that Vertias video is relevant they are dangerous..

  4. Nice- not to have to avoid stepping in Troll Poop..
    thanks, Don..

  5. I just love the way Trump has shined the spotlight On our "conservative" betters. I was sick of Will, Noonan, Goldberg and their ilk long before Trump came on to the scene. Like all cockroaches, they "no likee the light".

  6. ANYTHING but Procol Harum, Big D...anything...

  7. An Israeli news source, sorry I don't remember which one, is saying the Iranians will have enough enriched uranium to make a device this year and they would have a missile to deliver it in 2021, but they could deliver the device by normal modes of transportation. We may need President Trump to lead us more than ever in the near future. The world seems to be getting more dangerous by the month and a we need a steady but bold hand on the tiller.

  8. I saw a video of the articles being taken to the Senate set to the tune of Star Wars Imperial March. It was perfect I thought

  9. Another great piece, Don! NOW can you talk about Huber's report on the Clinton Foundation and uranium One?


  10. Correction. The WSJ is the Daily Wanker.