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Thursday, December 19, 2019

"Impeachment"

I was going to avoid adding my little bit of noise to the roar over "impeachment," but . . . couldn't resist.

OK.

Yesterday, the 18th of December, 2019, the Dem-controlled House of Representatives approved two so-called articles of "impeachment" against President Trump. Those articles are the culmination and of a piece with the sham that has comprised the whole enterprise to "get Trump" since that memorable day in November 2016 when the stunned TV networks and punditry class had to recognize that Trump had beaten their Anointed One.

As we have discussed FOREVER, the attack on Trump was among the most loathsome political exercises in the history of our Republic. It was based on lies, hoaxes, forgeries, a Third-World-type use of our First World law enforcement and intelligence capabilities, and a despicable willful blindness by those "guardians" of democracy, the Big Media. No need to go over it again.  You know the whole sad story. Sigh . . .

So now they got what they "wanted."

As the old warning goes, "Be careful what you want, you might just get it." The articles of impeachment are absurd. They detail no high crimes or misdemeanors, they rely on dubious sources, and are pure political theater. The process by which these articles were drafted was a procedural abomination, pure Kafka, executed by, to be kind, morons. Now these same morons are hesitating to send the articles to the Senate where they await the fate they so richly deserve. We'll see what our somber, black-clad, prayerful Speaker has in mind, if anything.

It dawned on me that given that the Dems have made up everything in this sorry saga, from "facts" to process, if the Republicans take back the house, they should immediately rescind the impeachment. Can that be done? Can any of this be done? It has. Why not a bit more theater.

Trump 2020.


24 comments:

  1. D'Mad,

    An alternate explanation for some of the Democrats' statements? They're relying on subjective truth. They, in their infinitesimal wisdom, decided what the truth is. To see it, all you have to do is follow their feelings. Oh, and look up to a box of rocks as intellectual brilliance. (or was that door knobs?)

    For everyone else, well, why should it make sense? Anyone with a lick of sense trusts objective truth, which is missing in the House Democratic Caucus.

    Green Bear

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  2. Suppose, hypothetically, that Giuliani is correct about the amounts of money corruptly flowing through Kiev during the second Obama administration.

    Then it is quite possible that much (most?) of the democrat party establishment is involved and they must keep this from coming out. In particular they must keep their Ukrainian partners from talking or they themselves, personally, are in immediate legal jeopardy.

    The impeachment demonstrates to the Ukrainians how much the democrats hate Trump. From the viewpoint of these legally-threatened democrats, the Ukrainians — who do not really care who is president as long as US military aid keeps flowing — are the real audience for the impeachment show. The Ukrainians now have every incentive to keep quiet. If they talk about what went on, a new democrat president elected in 2020 might cut off aid in retaliation.

    If in a few years the truth comes out anyway, then the impeachment has given these politicians more time to hide evidence, perhaps well enough to stay out of jail.

    The whole impeachment spectacle begins to make sense when it is analyzed as a way for corrupt politicians to buy time instead of as a way to help democrats perform well in the 2020 elections.

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    1. I am of the same mind here. I think there is something rotten in the Ukraine, and it goes beyond the Biden family. Paul Manifort was also involved in the pig trough of siphoning money out of the Ukraine through shady dealings, and he got caught and soon to begin a prison sentence. I saw Giuliani interview where he states Ambassador touchy feely, watery eyes was deeply involved in the money laundering schemes. That is why President Trump removed her. I am rooting for Giuliani. He has a long career of turning around the hopeless situations. May he succeed in turning over the rocks in the Ukraine and shining the light on the corruption in our own government. Unfortunately this is not an easy task, as I believe that Republicans are also involved and will attempt to derail any attempts to expose.

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    2. I think the shit is hitting the fan.... soon. It's clear that we are living in surveillance state the E Germans would have envied. They have recording of you making love to wife gentlemen. These deep-stater tried to use teh database to unseat a duly lected pres. Think they are not controlling SC justices? politicians? Hell, epstein was a pedo honey trap, it's clear. It's getting frothy as hell. plan accordingly.

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  3. Sigh... Our country is being traded to the highest bidder, even Trump can't stop it.

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    1. Don't bet on that babsy ;)
      On Watch~~~
      "Let's Roll"

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  4. Quid pro quo--How many politicians everywhere would survive if that is considered a high crim or misdemeanor? Abuse of power of office? The O's weaponizing the IRS against the Tea Party smacks of the 2d of the articles drawn up against Nixon! If I see this blow up in the Democrats' faces, including, perhaps, some deep indigo places turning purple or blue, I might just feel hopeful about our republic.

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  5. I was going to say, leave. Clearly, at least from this distance, the US has become virtually uninhabitable. But then I thought, where could sane people possibly go? The UK? Hardly, it’s as bad or worse. Canada? No 1 son and his family migrated there and love it. But it has its own problems and Big Brother is way too close. New Zealand? Superficially attractive, but currently governed by an AOC clone with little prospect of change for the better. That pretty much leaves Australia. Don’t even think about it. Every idiotic woke trend that starts in the US reaches here, in magnified form, no more than 5 minutes later. We’re doomed.

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    1. Mique: We are doomed only if we think we are. The potential for horrific times is upon us. But, Amerika as well as other countries have survived horrific times. Read Selco's SHTF stories and draw lessons from them. Drink coffee and change the things in your life which you are able to do. Keep the brandy available for the things which you know you cannot change or influence. Above all, be vigilant, stay prepped, and have a plan. Bleib ubrig.

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  6. Trump's administration is cutting a close tack with President Andrew Jackson's administration. Like Trump, Jackson was voted in with a populist revolt against establishment corruption. Like Trump, Jackson was "censured" by his opponents in Congresses. Like Trump (I expect), Jackson was reelected despite the censure. Like Trump (I expect), Jackson's "censure" was repealed after his party took back control of Congress in his second term.

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  7. What worries me more/most is that the Libs will bus from county to county, across state lines, and from Mexico to the US to take control of the Senate Then Civil War II begins.

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    1. CWII has already begun! What we are experiencing now is merely political alignment- the declaration of support for Left or Right by other countries and their citizens. Most of this is new to Americans, though we've watched it happen in other parts of the world we haven't experienced it since the 1860's and now even the "written" records of that time are being reinterpreted based on newer definitions of old words.
      In honesty, a civil war - while nasty and cruel, would be better than having UN troops brought in to "pacify" us. That would quickly devolve into a world war fought mostly in our country, leaving death, destruction and eternal bitterness in its' wake.
      There is no clear way out of this maze and there will be no winners, only losers of varying degrees.

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  8. It seems to me we may be worrying overly:

    Article 1, Section 7, Paragraph 2, Final Clause:

    “If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him the same shall be a Law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.”

    Article 1, Section 7, Ending Paragraph:

    “Every Resolution, Resolution, or Vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.”

    Congress will be adjourning for Christmas no?

    JK

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  9. Oops,

    "Every Order, Resolution, or Vote ... prescribed in the Case of a Bill."

    Still - it was a Bill of Impeachment no?

    JK

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    1. The previous was supposed to be in response to another's comment, which seems to have disappeared.

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  11. I think Senate should acquit in January whether or not Articles have been sent to it.

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    1. If no articles, can't the Senate declare the whole thing dismissed with prejudice?

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  12. By the current Senate Rules they can do nothing until the House transmits the Articles then presents their Managers (prosecution Team). McConnell should change the Rules to state that upon a successful Impeachment vote in the House, the Senate shall provide the House with a Trial Start Date and a specific due date for the House Managers to present themselves. If the House does not meet the timeline in either case the Articles of Impeachment shall be dismissed with prejudice.

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    1. As I read it KellyJ, "Impeachment" consists of two parts - both required - first the House part and then the Senate does its bit. So all there is now are the Articles.

      Recall Schiff's describing the Intel Committee's part as "It's like a Grand Jury"? Well I would suggest the whole of the House initiated part is the same - a Grand Jury and that's it. Too bear in mind the old saw "Any half competent Prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich."

      But an indictment means nothing until it''s filed with the Clerk of Jurisdiction - in this case the Senate. The ball (such as it is) is short of the fifty yard line and not even close to field goal range.

      Nothing, so far as I can see for McConnell to act on, either way.

      However I do wonder if the President has standing to file a Writ of Mandamus - and if he did my oh my how I think the MSM would go full on apoplectic.

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      Here's the basics:

      https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/writ+of+mandamus

      Whether though, the President would have standing ...

      Then again, there is now all manner from the House lately insisting on how 'co-equal the branches are' ... be interesting to watch something like that play out.

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    2. A Writ of Mandamus would be Glorious!

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    3. Aye SCOTTtheBADGER it would be by my lights.

      However I would defer to Dershowitz (Larwyn's Linx) Just pulled from Diplomad's sidebar I notice my failure to recognize the easier (and likely, faster) route - 6th Amendment grounds:

      https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/20/takala-dershowitz-pelosi/

      Though mandamus would allow finishing the popcorn.

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  13. Elect a Chicago politician, get Chicago politics.

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  14. Italians believe Mifsud dead...well, that's convenient.

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