Impeachment theatre

I keep reading about how the impeachment investigation is going badly for the Democrats, but that’s only how we look at it. ‘It did nothing’: White House blasts Judiciary Committee hearing as ‘desperate charade’.

The White House called the first day of impeachment testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee a “bad day” for Democrats as they attempt to impeach President Trump.

“Today was a good day for President Trump, and a bad day for the Democrats,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a Wednesday statement. “The only thing the three liberal professors established at Chairman Nadler’s hearing was their political bias against the President. It did nothing to change the fact that, despite weeks of hearings in this sham process, the President did nothing wrong.”

“Congress should get back to working for the American people. The United States–Mexico–Canada trade agreement, infrastructure, and drug pricing all await action from Speaker Pelosi. Instead, House Democrats continue to ignore their constituents by focusing on this pathetic and desperate charade,” she added.

Great. Rational, civil, sensible, sane. That, however, is not what we are dealing with on the other side. These people are plain loco. They bulldoze power stations. They try to open their borders to anyone who wants to come. They want to believe that if we don’t do something about climate, the world will end in twelve years. They want to end the market economy. They have not a policy to their name that will solve a single problem, nor do they seem to care or even want one. Self-destructive and deluded, and have no idea what they want. And this far out, you cannot even begin to say with any certainty that one of their candidates will not become president eleven months from now.

I picked up these posts on the first page of Lucianne.com just now, but you could find just the same any time of night and day. The level of derangement is beyond comprehension. You cannot talk to these people. They want magic solutions to all problems.

Are Democrats Tired Of Winning?
Their Abortion Extremism Suggests Yes
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:32:25 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump likes to say he’s going to win so much, you’ll get tired of winning. Maybe Democrats have taken the president too literally. The Democratic Attorneys General Association is leading the charge to excise all abortion moderates from the good graces of the party. It announced it will not endorse or assist any candidates who do not support unfettered abortion access. While state AGs may not seem incredibly relevant, they are an important stepping stone toward governors’ mansions in many states. So, considering the Democrats’ weak bench for plausible candidates in red states, the decision not to compete for attorney general is significant.
Israel Equals Jewish ‘Supremacy’:
Linda Sarsour Again Stoops To Antisemitism
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:30:58 AM Post Reply
Former Women’s March leader and current Bernie Sanders campaign surrogate Linda Sarsour attempted to explain controversial comments she made at the 12th Annual Conference for Palestine, which took place in Chicago this past weekend. True to her noxious brand, the Palestinian-American activist compared Jewish self-determination to white supremacy in a full-throated speech that only a hateful artist of her caliber could manage. “Ask them this: How can you be against white supremacy in the United States of America and the idea of living in a supremacist state based on race and class but then you support a state like Israel that is built on supremacy
Male Transjacking Will
Ultimately End Women’s Sports
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:29:29 AM Post Reply
This Friday, the top four NCAA Division III women’s soccer teams face off in the national semifinals. One of the final four teams’ goalkeepers, Isa Berardo, is a male transgender playing as a female for Pomona-Pitzer Colleges. Not surprisingly, the male goalie has dominated the field against opposing female players, giving his own a chance to win the national championship thanks to his physical advantages in a key position. This is increasingly happening throughout women’s sports, at all levels from elementary school through professional competitions. It’s creating not equality, but inequality.
Broken Partisan Professors Make
‘Constitutional’ Case to Impeach Trump
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:26:42 AM Post Reply
Yesterday, the House Judiciary led by Democrat ball of impeachment fury Jerry Nadler and his booster seat, presented a panel of highly-credentialed white people to quack about how Trump should be impeached from a constitutional perspective. When I say “highly-credentialed” I refer to their NeverTrump credentials because these three clowns have been howling against Trump for years. No rational watcher, and I doubt there were any rational watchers just political junkies/employees, would find this performance art in any way credible or persuasive. The event was a straight up PR exercise. The GOP did get one witness, lawyer Jonathan Turley who is also not a Trump supporter but is a reasonable
Leninism: The Highest
Stage of Progressivism
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:23:48 AM Post Reply
Everyone knows the universities are on the political Left. Political science is part of that problem, though it isn’t nearly as corrupt as some other disciplines. While many professors hold their partisan biases close, those inclinations all too often appear in curricula and scholarship and inevitably reach the classroom. A contrary example both of the theory and practice of politics, because its focus is on advancing the principles of the Declaration of Independence, are the panels and scholarship sponsored by the Claremont Institute—recently honored at the White House with the National Humanities Medal.
Melania derangement syndrome?
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:22:02 AM Post Reply
As far as I can remember, the late Dr. Charles Krauthammer, author of the line “Bush Derangement Syndrome,” never added an amendment about First Lady Laura. Well, Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well and it’s Melania’s turn to hear from the critics. Check this one from Robin Rivhan, Fashion Critic, of the Washington Post: First lady Melania Trump unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations in a gauzy video in which she strolls through the public rooms marveling at their holiday luster. She gingerly adjusts a single red rose in a lush floral swag draped over a mantelpiece
Matt Gaetz Nukes Democrat Witnesses
at Impeachment Inquiry Hearing
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:17:44 AM Post Reply
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) nuked Democrat witnesses during the House Judiciary Committee’s first impeachment inquiry hearing on Wednesday in a fiery round of questioning that exposed their bias against President Trump and Republicans. Gaetz also got the witnesses, all constitutional law professors, to admit they donated thousands of dollars to Democrats. Gaetz first asked Michael Gerhardt, professor at University of North Carolina, if he donated money to Barack Obama. Gerhardt responded, “My family did, yes.” Gaetz asked, “Four times?” Gerhardt responded, “That sounds about right, yes.”
Democrats Disturbed by the White
2020 Candidates Left in Field
Posted by M2 — 12/5/2019 6:13:11 AM Post Reply
Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) dramatic exit from the 2020 Democrat presidential primary race has many on the left lamenting the current lineup for the upcoming debate, which currently has six candidates qualifying, all of whom are white. Harris exited the race on Tuesday as one of the seven Democrat candidates who met the fundraising and polling thresholds required to qualify for the December 19 debate in Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. In order to qualify, a candidate must report at least 200,000 contributions and reach four percent in four Democratic

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“Democrats disturbed” seems right, but how do you fix that?

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25 Responses to Impeachment theatre

  1. stackja

    USA voters have to decide what they want. Real progress or ‘progressive’ policy. Left/MSM didn’t see DT coming in 2016. Now they don’t want him in 2020.

  2. Mark M

    Pelosi says she prays for the President every night.

    President Trump has called out on twitter with laughs.

    So much winning.

  3. Candy

    She prays he will disappear.

  4. OldOzzie

    Trump Mocks Pelosi’s “Nervous Fit” After Melting Down At Reporter

    Was it just us or what was going on with her arm during her rant?

    from the comments – worth reading

    48 minutes ago

    Yeah, that whole arm thing is strange. I noticed it the first time but just went and watched it a couple of more times. Left arm is stiff to her side all the time until the right are shoots out in almost a Nazi salute then the left are shoots over and grabs the bracelet and drags it down like she was showing it off. I at first thought the bracelet had something to do with what she was talking about and she was showing it off. Any ideas? Other wise weird. She also sounds like she is about to break down crying!

  5. Iain Russell

    Excellent potpourri Steve!

  6. OldOzzie

    The Fallacy of the Nadler Judiciary Theatre was summed up as Dead in the Water by one question from Matt Gaetz

    Matt Gaetz Grills Impeachment Witnesses About Past Anti-Trump, Pro-Impeachment Public Comments

    Now let me also suggest that when you invoke the president’s son’s name here. When you try to make a little joke out of referencing Barron Trump, that does not lend credibility to your argument. It makes you look mean and like you’re attacking someone’s family, the minor child of the President of the United States.

    So let’s see if we can get into the facts. To all of the witnesses. If you have personal knowledge of a single material fact in the Schiff report, please raise your hand. And let the record reflect no personal knowledge of a single fact, and you know what, that continues on the tradition we saw from Adam Schiff. Ambassador Taylor could not identify an impeachable offense. Mr. Kent never met with the president. Fiona Hill never heard the president reference anything regarding military aid. Mr. Hale was unaware of any activity with aid. Col. Vindman rejected the talking point that ribery was invoked here. Ambassador Volker denied there was a quid pro quo and Mr. Morrison said there wasn’t anything on the call.

    The only direct evidence was Mr. Sondland, who spoke to the president and the president said, “I want nothing, no quid pro quo.” And you know what, if wiretapping a political opponent is an impeachable offense, I look forward to the Inspector General’s report, and maybe it’s a different president we should be impeaching.

  7. OldOzzie

    Jim Jordan Busts Dem Law Prof Pam Karlan For Misrepresenting Trump’s Words on Ukraine Call

    Karlan misrepresented what President Donald Trump said in the July 25th Ukraine call. She said that he used the royal “do us a favor” to President Volodymyr Zelensky. “When the president said ‘do us a favor,’ he was using the royal we there,” she claimed. “It wasn’t a favor for the United States. He should have said do me a favor. because only kings say us when they mean we.”

    This lady is completely deranged

    How obnoxious and completely inaccurate is that?

    But Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) busted her falsehood big time, explaining that Trump wasn’t referring to himself but specifically to the United States, that Trump actually said the favor was because the U.S. had been through so much in the very next sentence of the call.

    Jordan blasted Karlan, that her false characterization ignored the entire context of the conversation upon which she was supposedly rendering an opinion.

    The “do us a favor” was about helping out with the investigation of the meddling against the United States in 2016. It had nothing to do with Biden and nothing to do with a personal favor. And about as far from being a “king” as you can get.

    But it just exposed how crazy the bias was and how empty the whole Democratic case is.

  8. Roger

    This lady is completely deranged

    The nutty perfesser.

  9. FelixKruell

    Great. Rational, civil, sensible, sane. That, however, is not what we are dealing with on the other side.

    Well there’s 5 words that have never been used to describe Trump…

    The level of derangement is beyond comprehension. You cannot talk to these people.

    Yes that sounds familiar too…

    Read the two reports on the house intel committees investigation. Only one comes across as civil, sane and rational.

  10. Zatara

    Only one comes across as civil, sane and rational.

    Absolutely correct. This one.

  11. OldOzzie

    ‘Flaming bag of dog shit’: Trump aides say impeachment outlook boosted by ‘demeaning’ professor panel

    Inside the White House, President Trump’s aides could not believe their luck as three exceedingly self-assured law professors insisted that Trump deserved to be impeached.

    Trump allies are considering how to weaponize footage of what they saw as cloying smugness from Harvard scholar Noah Feldman and Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, backed by University of North Carolina law professor Michael Gerhardt. They say it was a pivotal moment in an investigation where the outcome seemed inevitable.

    “I’m not sure who in the majority thought that Americans wanted to be lectured by three biased law professors,” said a White House official. “The Democrats are out of touch and have never understood what the American people see in President Trump, and that was on full display.”

    “[White House] staff watching thought it was a win for the White House and that Republicans on the committee did a fantastic job, particularly selecting [Jonathan] Turley as their witness,” the White House official said.

    How best to splice and broadcast the footage to pressure House Democrats is under discussion by Republican operatives.

    Pundit’s reaction to the hearing has featured widespread praise for Turley, a George Washington University law professor who said he does not support Trump, but that Democrats have not assembled the evidence needed to impeach him.

    Karlan and Feldman were widely derided among Trump allies for their tone. Karlan’s joke about the name of Trump’s son Barron, in a swipe at Trump’s alleged sense of power, elicited a quick denunciation from first lady Melania Trump and an apology from the professor.

    “The fact Democrats even had this hearing is a loss,” said a senior administration official. “They are scrambling on impeachment, and this hearing shouldn’t have even happened.”

    One Republican involved in fighting against impeachment called Democrats’ proceedings a “flaming bag of dog shit,” describing the Democratic-requested law professors as long-winded, dull, and off-putting.

    “The one guy with the hair, Feldman. How is that guy with that look not wearing a bowtie?” he joked.

    White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in a TV appearance Thursday, “If you went to work today to manicure nails, to manicure lawns, if you went to work with a jackhammer or a welding machine … that woman yesterday looks her nose down on you.”

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, offered a positive appraisal of the hearing, saying Thursday, “When the professors talked about it, they taught about it.”

    But Republicans say it was clear that Turley won the day with a more nuanced presentation in which he allowed Democrats might proven impeachable conduct, if only they put effort into finding more evidence.

    Democrats “picked three partisan liberal lawyers, who all came across very stiff and unlikable, to serve as the basis for their prosecution of the president,” said Andy Surabian, a Republican strategist and former Trump White House official.

  12. candy

    “Democrats disturbed” seems right, but how do you fix that?

    Maybe TDS will become part of the DSM in years to come, something along the lines of irrational hatred of a political figure and their family and associates, to the extent of interfering with personal comfort and ability to enjoy life while the hated one is in office.

  13. FelixKruell

    Zatara:

    Let’s look at one of the key points in that summary:

    Although U.S. security assistance was temporarily paused, the U.S. government did not convey the pause to the Ukrainians because U.S. officials believed the pause would get worked out and, if publicized, may be mischaracterized as a shift in U.S. policy towards Ukraine. U.S. officials said that the Ukrainian government in Kyiv never knew the aid was delayed until reading about it in the U.S. media.

    Then let’s look at the evidence:

    Ukraine’s former deputy foreign minister Olena Zerkal told the New York Times in an interview that Ukraine’s government was aware of the Trump administration’s decision to freeze military aid in July.

    Defense Department official Laura Cooper testified in an impeachment hearing Wednesday that members of her staff recently brought her two unclassified State Department emails revealing that the Ukrainian Embassy had asked about U.S. military aid — which had by then been suspended — on July 25.

    Sound rational?

  14. Another Ian

    “The Daily Watch”

    “Why I’m in favor of this impeachment process, EXACTLY as the Democrats are running it: ”

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2019/12/06/the-daily-watch/

  15. Up the Workers!

    To “OldOzzie” at 8.29am;

    Regarding Nancy’s “arm thing”, when I first saw it, I was convinced that she had illusions of being “Dr Strangelove” from Stanley Kubrick’s famous satire about the Cold War, the White House, the President, Russia, the Russian President, etc. She seems afflicted by the same unbidden occasional Nazi salutes that the good doctor (played by Peter Sellers) was in that film.

    All the essential elements are present in both cases – including the Big Red Button.

    I wonder if there is a link between Nancy’s out of control arm movements, and Killarys’ weird facial tics?

    Maybe they drink the same substance for breakfast?
    One thing for sure, it’s strong stuff, whatever it is.

    Whose finger would you rather have poised over that button, Trump’s, or Nancy’s?

  16. OldOzzie

    Another Ian
    #3253673, posted on December 6, 2019 at 1:02 pm
    “The Daily Watch”

    “Why I’m in favor of this impeachment process, EXACTLY as the Democrats are running it: ”

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2019/12/06/the-daily-watch/

    Another Ian,

    Thanks for that – What a Slam Dunk!

    The whole Democraps and Schitt Impeachment Circus Basis was shut down when the 4 “Law Professors????” could not answer Republican Rep Matt Gaetz question

    So let’s see if we can get into the facts. To all of the witnesses. If you have personal knowledge of a single material fact in the Schiff report, please raise your hand. And let the record reflect no personal knowledge of a single fact

  17. OldOzzie

    Up the Workers!
    #3253840, posted on December 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm
    To “OldOzzie” at 8.29am;

    I wonder if there is a link between Nancy’s out of control arm movements, and Killarys’ weird facial tics?

    Maybe they drink the same substance for breakfast?
    One thing for sure, it’s strong stuff, whatever it is.

    Super charged Botox?

    and yes I would rather Trump’s Finger than Nancy or Biden poised over the Button

  18. OldOzzie

    Dan Bongino Says Traffic Surge to His Drudge Report Competitor Forced a Last-Minute Server Upgrade (Exclusive)
    Bongino tells TheWrap the launch of his conservative news aggregator was “incredible”

    An Alternate to Drudge who seems to have TDS

    https://bonginoreport.com/

  19. OldOzzie

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/05/white-house-adam-schiff-has-wrong-phone-number-in-impeachment-report/

    Schitt’s 300-page pack of lies impeachment report, released Tuesday afternoon — less than 24 hours before the House Judiciary Committee opened impeachment hearings — alleged that Giuliani was in contact with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which placed a temporary hold on U.S. aid to Ukraine, as part of an alleged scheme to pressure Ukraine to investigate 2016 election interference as well as former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

    Several calls in the logs reprinted in the report are described as being between Giuliani and the OMB. However, the White House said Thursday, Schiff has the wrong number: no one ever called Giuliani from OMB, or vice versa.

    Philip Wegmann of RealClearPolitics reported that Schitt and his impeachment investigators mistook a generic number generated by the White House switchboard to mask outgoing calls for an actual OMB telephone number:

    Apparently Schitt and his staff believe the 395 prefix that showed up on the phone records subpoenaed by House Democrats from AT&T and Verizon belongs only to phones in the OMB offices, something that Republican sources say isn’t accurate.

    “This is yet another attempt to use deceit and media manipulation to attempt to undo the results of the last election and interfere in the next one,” a senior White House aide told RCP. “The number House Democrats are claiming is an OMB number is nothing more than a masking number that appears when White House staff dial out from the complex,” the White House aide added.

    Congressional Republicans familiar with the record collection in the report are also deeply skeptical about this being a valid number registered to OMB. one member of Congress in regular contact with the president told RCP. “It is like the (202)226-9898 number from all congressional offices.”

    Effectively, Schittappears to have used congressional subpoena power to spy on the phone calls of a member of Congress, a journalist, and the president’s lawyer in making claims that are unproven and, at least in part, untrue.

  20. Rohan

    “Democrats disturbed” seems right, but how do you fix that?

    Three simple words: Drain the swamp.

  21. Zatara

    8 new US federal judges were confirmed this week making a total of 185 SCOTUS/circuit/district judges successfully appointed so far under Trump.

    Trump average – 62 per year x 8 years = 496
    Obama average – 43 per year x 8 years = 337

    Meanwhile, the Dems are still focused exclusively on carrying out the suicide of their party by trying to overturn the 2016 election.

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