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Saturday, February 08, 2020

Pelosi blew a better chance to end the Trump presidency

Nancy Pelosi could have rid herself of President Donald John Trump without an impeachment. In 2017, Donald Trump gave her an opportunity to derail his re-election, which she and Chuck Schumer blew.

On September 13, 2017, ABC reported, "One week after allying himself with Democratic congressional leadership on efforts to raise the debt limit and provide money for hurricane relief, President Donald Trump will host the Senate and House Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for dinner at the White House to discuss DACA and health care Wednesday night.

"Trump's newfound working relationship with Schumer and Pelosi comes to the chagrin of some Republicans who last week opposed the bipartisan three-month deal to keep the government running. The president worked with Democrats despite a competing strategy backed by GOP leadership and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to push for a longer deal.

"The focus of Wednesday's dinner, according to sources familiar with the meeting, will be to discuss protections for so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants currently protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which the administration said last week it would end in six months. The trio will also talk about efforts to stabilize health insurance markets."

That was the night Nancy and Chuck could have ended his presidency.

He offered to make DACA the law in exchange for the wall, a move that immediately alienated Michelle Malkin and Patrick Buchanan, as well as millions of Trump supporters. He gave Nancy and Chuck 6 months to make it so. At the time, Nancy was House minority leader. Had she agreed, she not only would have the law but she would have become speaker as voters would have abandoned Republicans and Donald Trump.

Instead, Nancy and Chuck hastily held a press conference and declared victory.

The New York Times reported, "Democratic leaders on Wednesday night declared that they had a deal with President Trump to quickly extend protections for young undocumented immigrants and to finalize a border security package that does not include the president’s proposed wall.

"The Democrats, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, said in a joint statement that they had a 'very productive' dinner meeting with the president at the White House that focused on the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. 'We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,' they said.

"But on Thursday morning, the president contradicted the Democrats, saying no deal had been struck."

No wall, no deal.

Pelosi turned the offer down. In so doing, she turned down protecting DACA and ending the Trump presidency on January 20, 2021.

Instead, the wall is going up, DACA is going down, and President Trump is likely headed to a second term.

Yes, she still became speaker. She put the impeachment asterisk on his two terms as president -- when she could have made him a one-termer.


  1. Read my lips. No new DACA.

  2. Ah yes, back in the day when the heady fumes of the Black Jesus still filled the nostrils and cranial vaults of the Reich. Now that he’s become The New Token Negro of Martha’s Vineyard, LibCommies are left with Raw Uncut Socialism vs. The Gay Lightbringer. Alles Heil Sieg Heil!

  3. Trump learned from this. Pelosi and Schumer... not so much.

  4. Something tells me he knew all along how it would end. I didn't freak out because I trusted Trump would do what was best for America. And he did.

  5. Don, I thought you said at the time that PDJT was trolling them.

    1. He was. They could have called him on it and made him a laughing stock. They suck at poker as much as they suck at politics

    2. I did. He was. He knew they wouldn't. Still, they cudda, wudda, shudda.

  6. It was a trap. Trump knew all along they wouldn't go along. Please read, "The Art of the Deal." Trump is not stupid nor a squish.

  7. I don’t always comment but when I do I think BIGLY

    Trump is choosing his Democrat opponent for November Update

    When you read of great men in history you are constantly struck by their ability to think BIG. I don’t mean big as in normal big, I mean BIGLY. In the early Summer of 2019 if I were to write (even here in this humble blog) that President Trumps actions for the next 7 months would have a profound impact on the eventual Dem nominee, I’d have been called crazy.

    But HERE WE ARE. President Trump’s Impeachment drama has destroyed Joe Biden’s Presidential Aspirations. The damage has been so severe that even Lib Dem Press people are noticing. AND the Lib Dem Press is noticing that if it’s not Joe… it’s probably the Berniac AND THAT scares them to their little Red Cores!

    It’s only looking back that you can see the Genius of the whole drama.

    It’s like watching a real time rendition of “The Sting”. The careful gaslighting of NSC pufferfish. The dramatic call with 50+ pufferfish listening in. The hiding of the Ukraine call transcript on a limited access highly classified system. The breadcrumbing that led Whistleblower to Schiff. The studious “look the other way” while the IC IG changed the whistleblower rules to get the whistleblower report of hearsay officially accepted. Then the goading of Schiff and Nancy to get them to actually take the impeachment jump together!

    A good Con only works if you are planning it from the beginning. I think I have stumbled upon one of Trump’s secrets of success. When you know you have enemies who are out to destroy you, make sure you give them SOMETHING to do that WILL NOT destroy you.

  8. As I said before, the Ukraine affair was a battlefield chosen by Trump. Even Trump could not hide his glee about the call being “perfect”. These NSC pufferfish really thought they heard THE SMOKING GUN!!! Turns out the transcript was very neutral about any “deal” or “pressure”. Neat trick no? Like someone did dramatic pronouncements that vocally EMPHASIZE a point but have the DE-EMPHASIZED statements around that pronouncement make the full text NEUTRAL in meaning.

    It’s almost like the person speaking on the call HAD EXPERIENCE IN ACTING OR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY!!! Right?

    And then hiding the transcript on super duper classified server. That was a master stroke. Why look guilty if you are NOT guilty, right? Also the mixed signals about aid to Ukraine. DoD thought the aid was stopped. Meanwhile the actual aid and weapons were never stopped. It’s like someone WANTED to spread disinformation in certain circles.

    Think about it! These NSC Pufferfish WERE TRAINED and PAID to be able to sniff out deception and Intelligence activities by foreign intelligence services. AND EVEN THEY FELL FOR IT!

    From the beginning I am sure this Ukraine thing was meant to do TWO things. One, give the NCS coup pufferfish something non critical to plot about to their little puffery hearts content. Two, if there was blowback on Trump and the Dems actually RAN with the Ukraine thing… the damage would take out a Dem Presidential campaign.

    There were plenty of times this could have gone badly. Nancy was dragging her heels on Impeachment. So Trump somehow goosed Nancy somehow to move more quickly than she wanted to. THEN there was the Nancy letter to Trump (probably threatening him with Impeachment but offering censure if he played nice), to which Trump provided a very public insulting letter back to her pinched face. Which shows you Trump’s excellent instincts, when you are winning don’t take half take the full victory.

    But it’s interesting the Trumpus Maximus also had other plans to keep his enemies busy. There was the Venezuela thing. I’m pretty sure the Sharpie Hurricane thing was another. The General Soli-Mani-Pedi was another. (hey you think the Joint Chiefs reading about the General’s demise in the papers sent a message about Trump’s confidence in their leadership or chain of command loyalty?? Hmm?)

    I may write someday about the tectonic changes that happened in the National Command Authority structures that made General Soli-Mani-Pedi’s demise a possibility. Here’s a hint though, On 9/11 we didn’t have these changes. Which is what allowed Osama to play hide and go seek for 8+ years.

    Anyway here we are in the 2020 election year and Trump has managed to take out his most potent Democrat rival.

    I would say that’s thinking Bigly.

  9. I don't always comment but when I do I quote Conan

    Conan what is best in Life?

    Conan - To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!

    The Democrats are in full Women-like lamentation mode as Biden's demise is fully realized.

    There is a great article by vox today - "The Democratic establishment is doing a really bad job of stopping Bernie Sanders"

    The first part of the article is a great summation of the Donor fragmentation and the move to Mayor B that donor money would have greatly helped Biden (so says the author)

    Then the lead (or is it leede ? Don S do you know and why do some put leede? inquiring minds want to know)

    The lead was buried in a sunset paragraph saying titled "If Biden’s not up for it, someone should have said so"

    To which I say Dems DO REALIZE that no plan survives contact with the enemy ... right?

    The plan was that Biden would be the McCain or Romney "safe choice" while Dems played fantasy island with Mayor B and Sparticus.

    Biden would the be serious candidate.

    But for some reason (maybe a little Ukraine scandal? hmm?) something interfered with all of that Plan B or Plan Biden talk

    No one (on the Dems) expected Biden to fail to explain away Ukraine and Hunter.

    But yet NO ONE expected Ukraine to come out of nowhere either.

    I think the Dem press had a real McCain moment when you have a scandal blowing up but you can't put the politician implicated on... because he comes across as an idiot.

    And the politicians son is equally inept? Who knew that dealing with the media and not appearing incompetent was tough to do? (Paging President Bush, President Bush part deux please report to the briefing room, your deer in headlights moment has arrived)

    Anyway I don't think it will take too long for some smarty pants Dem to float the idea that Trump set Biden up.

    I KNOW it will be shouted down quickly David Axelrod and Stephanopolis will preen and pout saying Dems being idiots do not make Trump smart. But as the analysis of the Dems 2020 prospects without a placeholder like Biden becomes known. It should become VERY apparent that what just happened to Biden will be VERY HELPFUL to Trump.

    Almost like a 3d Chess Master planned it.

    1. I do wonder what role Admiral rogers has had in this. But, boy howdy Gamer you have it nailed IMHO I have held this was a Trap.
      I think that the whole dismantling of the Dem party has been encouraged by Trump's maneuvers
      and the loonies of the left can't see it and Biden can't do it. Mini Mike and Steyer are throwing millions down the crapper-to no avail..
      Brilliant ...

    2. Admiral Rogers is one of the good guys.

      He pulled a Snowden in disclosing the spying to Trump. I believe that Trump already suspected. But frankly no one suspected that US intel assets were misused this way.

      NSA is real hero in this whole affair. Which is strange given the architecture of our Intelligence Community. NSA bitheads should be the LAST people charging over the hill.

      But then again no one would have expected the FBI to be completely compromised.

      Admiral Rogers represents the vindication of certain wise elder statesmen in the 50s spreading the power of the national Intelligence apparatus to separate organizations.

      HUMINT, IMINT, SIGIT, MASINT are all separated BECAUSE if you have one organization in charge of ALL you WILL have that organization become powerful enough to perpetuate a Coup.

      Which almost happened. As in the US came THIS close to being a banana republic. Scary.

      There was also a large body of law that erected a WALL between Intelligence and Law Enforcement. The reason for this is to not have Police power and Criminal investigations be able to utilize spying or HAVE intelligence being augmented by Law Enforcement power!

      But post 9/11 there was a fear that there was not enough coordination so the walls went down. Now we are re-discovering the wisdom of those walls.

      CIA, NSA and FBI should NEVER talk with each other concerning US Citizens. This whole Russia-gate is exhibit A of why this should again be way things work.

    3. Angry Gamer- it is spelled “lede”. Can’t explain why😄

  10. Too much intrigue going on with the president for my taste.

  11. President Trump's greatest strength is his ability to get his opponents to reveal themselves. They do it - willingly - to themselves. And they are still so consumed by rage that they haven't noticed...

    lede (lēd) n. The introductory portion of a news story, especially the first sentence. [Obsolete spelling of lead, revived in modern journalism to distinguish the word from its homograph lead, strip of metal separating lines of type.]