Impeachment is all for show and not intended to succeed

Made it back from the US where they had just begun the impeachment business. And in the hotel we were staying at – perhaps explicable because we were in California – it was MSNBC running in the restaurant night and day. My conclusion: in comparison CNN is balanced and fair. Non-stop with the occasional moment of foreign news devoted to bushfires in Australia.

The enforced media-driven ignorance of the American population is startling. The hatred towards PDT you come across everywhere is incredible. The ayatollahs of the American networks could not be more one-sided.

As for the impeachment here are the Senate draft rules.

Essentially, the impeachment trial will be gone in about a week and then it’s on to the State of the Union. The Democrats assume that not only is a week a long time in politics, four years and ten months is an eternity. Nothing going on today will matter then. They are giving away 2020 and waiting for 2024 where the present crew and the present political set of “leaders” and their arguments will have discredited themselves. Not that I think that the Dem nominee cannot win, but I do think there are enough Democrats who hope whomever it is does not win.

And while the tweet below is a bit old, it is dead on for me.

AND THIS: Not even an exaggeration.

 

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40 Responses to Impeachment is all for show and not intended to succeed

  1. Archivist

    Trump has assembled a legal dream team, one that will adhere to the motto ‘attack is the best defense.’

    They’ve asked for an instant dismissal on the grounds that Trump has not been accused of any “high crimes and misdemeanors”, the relevant criterion for impeachment. Trump tends to put his most generous offer first; then if it’s rejected he takes it off the table and moves into the punishment phase. (look at the trade war as an example). This request for speedy dismissal is probably, in the view of Trump and his team, that initial sweet offer. If – and when – it’s rejected, they will instead go for blood.

    They won’t be interested in the Marquis of Queensbury trial that McConnell wants, nor are they going to place their trust in the loyalty of the Republican Senators, hoping for them to ‘do the right thing’. They’ll fight hard and dirty. They will turn it into a trial of the Democrats and their associates. If they succeed, they will turn the impeachment trial into a catastrophe for the Democrats of epic proportions.

    But, as Trump would say, “We’ll see what happens.”

  2. Cui Bono

    Hunter Biden reaching for the coke while Dad reaches for the…the…the…what was I doing again

  3. Tom

    This is the high water mark of the global left’s doomed power lust: a failed attempt to impeach an American president for not being an open borders communist radical in the left’s image, in the process trashing impeachment as a constitutional option, which will now be used to try to impeach EVERY Republican president because the left doesn’t like his politics.

    This week will be the left’s insane epitaph – a monument to stupidity and evil. It will be an historic learning Americans will never forget, a salutory lesson in corruption that achieves the opposite of its intention: the crowning of a corruption-fighting US president as one of the greatest in the history of the republic.

    Along with the Ku Klux Klan, it will become the greatest own goal in the history of the Democratic Party.

  4. Crossie

    which will now be used to try to impeach EVERY Republican president because the left doesn’t like his politics.

    What makes you think it will only be Republican presidents to be impeached from now on? There will be a new crop of Republican congresspeople some day who will say they can play that game just as well. My prediction is that from now on every president, Democrat and Republican, will be impeached.

  5. Mark M

    Winning!

    Thank you, President Trump …

    Trump at Davos: We must reject ‘prophets of doom’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBbBMVZHHSw

    Current climate in Davos is around zero degrees.

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/ch/davos/313124/weather-forecast/313124

    How much colder must global warming be before it is at ‘safe’ levels?

  6. Mark M

    Uhhh… uhhh… this next song is a protest song.
    Ladies and gentleman, I’ve suffered for my music, now it’s your turn …

    All the prophets of doom
    can always find room
    In a world full of worry and fear
    Tip cigarettes and chemistry sets
    And rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

    So I’m goin back to my little old shack
    And drink me a bottle of wine
    That was mis en bouteille before my birthday
    And have me a fuckin’ good time

    Rain on a tin roof sounds like a drum
    We’re marching for freedom today
    Yeay
    Turn on your headlights and sound your horn
    If people get in the way

    Let me turn you on to the chromium swan
    On the nose of a long limousine
    Even hired for the day it is something to say
    But what the hhehhellll does it mean

    I may be accused of being confused
    But I’m average weight for my height
    My philosophy like color tv
    Is all there in black and white

    RAI! .. rain on a tin roof sounds like a drum
    We’re marching for freedom today
    yeay!
    Turn on your headlights and sound your horn
    If people get in the way

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfTlGMCeuDE

    *Vale Neil Innes.

  7. I believe that Trump is having a huge impact in other ways as well. Has anyone noticed how more celebrities (worldwide) are starting to express conservative views? How much it’s related to the way Trump operates and what he expresses is anyone’s guess, but I think people are beginning to realise that standing up to the woke crowd is important and essential. Trump may be the catalyst for some of this change.

  8. They’ve asked for an instant dismissal on the grounds that Trump has not been accused of any “high crimes and misdemeanors”, the relevant criterion for impeachment.

    I know right. He’s accused of disagreeing with the House of Representatives, who changed their mind and agreed with him.

    Yes. Death by snu snu with Lizzo & Kelli Jean Drinkwater (Bevilaqua).

    It’s the only just punishment for disagreeing with the anointed Sun King (now young Joe Biden, spiritual son of Barry “Working in the private sector is like being behind enemy lines” Obama).

    Trump has been found guilty of high treason and sentenced to die. Vive America and Vive le Roi.

  9. nb

    It is amusing that a political grouping should so want to gull the weak-minded with endless blatant lying. What percentage of the population can it court?
    Off topic a tad, here is an interesting clip from the Atlas Society:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIChyC64Uxs,
    (2020-01-20 – Atlas Society, Franklin Camargo On Why Socialism Is A Dangerous Idea)
    I do wish we would refer to the preferable system as ‘free market’ rather than ‘capitalism’.

  10. bobby b

    ” The hatred towards PDT you come across everywhere is incredible. “

    Well, you were in California.

    Go to a PETA meeting, and everybody will agree that steak is terrible.

  11. mem

    “This is not a time for pessimism; this is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action.

    But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers — and I have them and you have them, and we all have them, and they want to see us do badly, but we don’t let that happen. They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the ’70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives.

    We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom. “
    President Donald Trump. Davos 2020

  12. struth

    The enforced media-driven ignorance of the American population is startling. The hatred towards PDT you come across everywhere is incredible. The ayatollahs of the American networks could not be more one-sided.

    You were in California………………………………………

    Every second person, or just the uncouth, can’t keep it to themselves, loony left?

  13. Dr Faustus

    Trump is so gorne.
    Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) lands the knockout blow:

    Demings, an impeachment manager and former police officer, reviews the two articles facing Trump:

    “As a career law enforcement officer, I have never seen anyone take such extreme steps to hide evidence allegedly proving his innocence, and I do not find that here today. The president is engaged in this coverup because he is guilty and he knows it.”

    No coming back from that.

  14. Archivist

    As a career law enforcement officer, I have never seen anyone take such extreme steps to hide evidence allegedly proving his innocence
    Innocence of what? No crime has been alleged.
    Apparently the new rule is that if prosecutors try to get access to things they regard as evidence, and you oppose them getting access to it, that’s evidence of your guilt.

  15. bobby b

    “No coming back from that.”

    No, Demings will never regain any credibility after such partisan drivel.

  16. Dr Faustus
    #3298912, posted on January 22, 2020 at 11:02 am

    Trump is so gorne.

    What? A Democrat calling Trump guilty? Who would have thought that?

  17. FelixKruell

    The enforced media-driven ignorance of the American population is startling.

    Goes both ways I’m afraid. Watching FoxNews and then CNN/MSNBC, it’s like they’re reporting on two entirely different countries/presidents/impeachments. None of them are balanced.

  18. Tom

    Watching this failed impeachment sham progressing on TV, it’s astonishing to me that there’s not a single cautionary voice in the Democratic Party warning of the electoral train wreck bearing down on the party in November.

    In spite of the US news media behaving like the Democratic Party’s press agency, slamming Trump 24/7, his lead in Electoral College votes is becoming unassailable.

    A single Graham Richardson would have been able to warn the Dems they were on a suicide mission. Instead, the Dems have bug-eyed dullard Adam Schiff getting his three-months-long 15 minutes of fame on the deck of the Titanic as the party heads for the icebergs of the North Atlantic — and oblivion.

  19. Bruce of Newcastle

    Tom – I suspect the Dem grandees are scared of their own kiddies. Both of those Bernie staffers specifically cited global warming as the reason for their hoped revolution and gulags. So the Dems can’t stop the impeachment wankery because their fanatical supporters literally think Trump is destroying the world in a very few years.

  20. mh

    California, the jewel in the Democrat crown

  21. mh

    California – the jewel in the Democrat crown

  22. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Whoever heard of impeachments? Nobody ever heard of impeachments before.
    We’re going to have the best impeachments. The best. Buhlieve me.
    We’re going to be impeaching so much, you’ll say please, please Mr President can we stop impeaching so much! And I’ll say No, we’ve gotta go right on impeaching!
    Ivanka is a very attractive young lady. If she weren’t my daughter I would probably be impeaching her.
    People say impeachers don’t like me. I get along fine with impeachers. I employ lots of impeachers. The polls I’ve seen show I’m very popular with impeacher people. Very popular.
    Under my administration, employment for impeacher people has gone up 800%. That is a record high.
    But they’re not sending their best, folks. They’re not sending their best. That’s why impeachers are going to pay for The Wall.
    My impeachment was perfect! Now the Democrats want to impeach me for a perfect impeachment.

  23. stackja

    DT is still President.
    DT is in Switzerland, being president.
    Dems in Washington DC, wasting time.

  24. Leo G

    So the Dems can’t stop the impeachment wankery because their fanatical supporters literally think Trump is destroying the world in a very few years.

    A normal jury trial concedes the possibility of juror’s susceptibility to bias. In an impeachment trial of a President that susceptibility is a precondition, and a juror who fails to exercise bias in rendering verdict is susceptible to punishment.
    The trial becomes more a test of the extent of factional hostility to the President among senators of the Senate majority party.

  25. JohnJJJ

    I get a feeling we are in for a surprise candidate for the Democrat Nomination. Biden just passed Bernie on Sportsbet.

  26. Professor Fred Lenin

    The communist youth have grasped the advantage in the decromats ,with the support of their media comrades leaving the corrupt pelosi ,sciff , nadler , biden high +and dry ,their careers threatened by the communist left of the party . Career plliticians are usually more citcumspect in matters like this fraught with the danger of turning around and biting the originators ,which this fiasco is of course doing .
    The politburo of the decromats has been stampeded into a foolish situation ,desparately trying to hang on to the power they gained by lying ,deception ,corruption and general criminality .
    Remember the most corrupt politician in theUSA biden , was the soros puppet obamas vice president ! ,this obama gets $30 milliom for not writing a book that no one would dream of buying
    ,apart from a few communists ,the left are not noted for charity ,and buying that book by the semi literate obama would be an act of charity.

  27. Tom

    I get a feeling we are in for a surprise candidate for the Democrat Nomination.

    Crooked.

  28. Professor Fred Lenin

    After Trumps Rottweier legal team tear the decromats new ones ,the decromats will be in meltdowntotally discredited and exposed as fascist pigs , the party owners will be desperate to find a candidatewho wasnt closely involved in the impeachment fiasco ,where will they get one ? Hilarity of course ,she beat Trumo last time didnt she,? As vice that salami communist sheila ,now theres a pair !
    Ticks all the boxes with the lesbian feminazis and the woke racists who hate white men ,they wont win of course but its seeming not doing ,and the owneers can buy some more politicians for the next time ,

  29. Porter

    Guilty as Charged

    UPDATED US President Donald Trump is currently on trial for defeating Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and governing without media approval.

    –Tim Blair.

  30. Another Ian

    Re Another Ian
    #3298770, posted on January 22, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Looks like that cartoon got deemed “political” and got axed so ignore the Red Power link. It can be viewed at

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2020/01/21/senate-impeachment-trial-begins-yawn/#comment-122753

  31. Iampeter

    Gotta love how left wing and dishonest the 2020 Trump platform is in that last cartoon.
    Regulating trade and government infrastructure projects are now something conservatives are proud of?

    A funnier version of that cartoon simply wouldn’t have included the democrats. They aren’t needed anymore.

  32. Boambee John

    1ampmeter continues to strive for purity through impotence?

  33. Trump is a bit of a lefty like Hayek on local government, therefore, vote Bernie and Warren!

    But hey. I can’t support a libertarian candidate because Ayn Rand had a bad personal relationship with another man’s wife.

    Fuck off, putrid.

  34. Tim Neilson

    Gotta love how left wing and dishonest the 2020 Trump platform is in that last cartoon.

    What’s “dishonest” about what’s said there?

  35. Professor Fred Lenin

    The decromats have nothing for the people , they are hollow totally devoid of priciple and honesty ,full of deceit lies and corruption ,they are prime examples of the MeMeMe generation . Strangely the UK Labour Party The EU globalists and the ALP and gangrenes are full of the same useless mouths . If we have to reduce the population of the world for the” urgent climate scam ” start with thunberg and the gobalist cartel . Its about as urgent and real as the decromat impeachment scam ,these people really need to be controlled ,they are doing so much damage with their lying deceit .

  36. Iampeter

    1ampmeter continues to strive for purity through impotence?

    Yea having consistent alternative ideas to the left is “purity” and “impotence.”
    Unlike the incoherent, middle-of-the-road, statism of today’s conservatives.
    That’s the real potent and pure way to defeat the left!

    So much winning!

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