In the News
Dec 16 2019
Next week is the final legislative week of 2019. Speaker Pelosi has scheduled an action-packed week just before going home for Christmas.
Tuesday: Vote on a temporary bill to fund the government for the next month or two (a horrible way to run a shoe store, much less the federal government with a $4 trillion annual budget)
Wednesday: Impeach the President
Thursday: Approve the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada (which is a huge win for the President
There is no reason that all these things had to be packed into the last week. Speaker Pelosi is trying to paint a picture of normal governance with impeachment sandwiched in the middle. Pelosi is and always has been purely about the politics, and right now the politics are really bad for the Democrats.
The American people have figured this out, and they are sick of it. Their disgust is showing up in the polls. That’s why Speaker “Poll”osi wants it over with. She wants to keep her gavel next year, and she sees it slipping away.
The impeachment vote is the culmination of three years of corrupt effort by the Clinton Campaign, the Democratic Party and the federal bureaucracy to discredit and remove the President. He has been the target of an astounding barrage of lies, deceit, and corruption.
First, the Clinton campaign pays a sewage production company, Fusion GPS, to assemble a package of lies about Donald Trump and call it the “dossier” to give it credibility (I think dossier is French for bullcrap). Fusion GPS hands off the dossier to Obama’s Assistant Attorney General Bruce Ohr through his wife Nellie Ohr, who works for Fusion GPS (I wonder how she got that job). Bruce Ohr hands it off to top officials at the FBI who, knowing it is salacious and unverified (that’s spy speak for bullcrap) use it as evidence to get a wiretap to spy on the Trump campaign (wait, isn’t that what Nixon did?). Then they use it over and over in court, knowing it is a lie, to reinstate the wiretap long after Trump becomes President.
Trump fires Leakin’ James Comey for perpetrating the fraud, Mueller gets appointed based on the fraud, and President Trump endures two years of an independent counsel colonoscopy that turns up exactly NADA (which is not the same as MAGA).
By the by, President Trump obliterates every single obstacle that they can throw at him. In spite of it all, he slashes regulation, cuts government intrusion, passes tax reform (I helped a little), passes prison reform, forces our NATO allies to pay their share, reaffirms our commitments to Israel, and renegotiates trade deals to make them more fair for American workers. We were only one vote short in the Senate of ending the disaster called Obamacare that has almost tripled the cost of healthcare in America in the last 4 years. And more victories are soon on the way.
Record employment for everyone. Record unemployment for African Americans and Hispanics. Three percent wage growth. Record highs in the stock market. The list goes on and on. After decades of stagnation, the middle class is recovering.
In July, President Trump makes a phone call to congratulate the Ukrainian President on an election win and says we send you a lot of aid, do me a favor, please work on corruption in your government, including the Bidens. Could it be that he made this request, not because Joe Biden is running for President, but because he doesn’t want our aid money lost to corruption?!?
Apparently, every bureaucrat in D.C. was listening in on this phone call (why Trump allows that is beyond me). None of them reported it at the time. But some unnamed bureaucrat on the call gossiped to some other unnamed bureaucrat that we now call a whistleblower (everyone knows the identity of the whistleblower except for the media and Adam Schiff, Chairman of the Intelligence Committee (wait...WHAT?), and he just forgot, because he and/or his staff helped the whistleblower prepare the complaint that he filed with Adam Schiff over a big resist family dinner).
“Poll”osi who in May said she did not support impeachment, unless it was compelling and bipartisan, announced formal impeachment proceedings had begun, without any vote in the house and on grounds that were neither compelling nor bipartisan (in fact when we had a vote weeks later, two Democrats voted against opening the inquiry). Schiff conducted weeks of secret hearings so that he could choose just the right witnesses and get them well-rehearsed. Too bad that only one of the dozen or so witnesses had ever met the President or discussed his policy on Ukrainian aid with him.
The reaction of the American people that this is contrived and corrupt was entirely predictable and is entirely correct. “Poll”osi is desperate to stop the bleeding and dispose of it as quickly and painlessly as possible. Leader McConnell has correctly stated that President Trump has exactly zero chance of being removed in the Senate.
“Poll”osi has 31 Democrats holding seats that Trump won. Many of those districts like the President and are angry. If half of those Democrats in red seats lose in 11 months, “Poll”osi loses her gavel, and the Democrats fall back into obscurity. And this week, she is going to make them walk the plank and vote on an impeachment that America does not want and has zero chance of success. No wonder she is so anxious to get it over with.
But next week will be a busy one in the House of Representatives!