When focus-group tested charges of quid-pro-quo didn’t have legs, Nancy Pelosi and her minions switched dance steps to charging the President with bribery. After all, bribery is specifically a crime mentioned in the U.S. Constitution as a basis for impeachment.
While the Democrats get all solemn and serious when people who know better point out that their entire case is based on politics and personal hatred of the President, without any evidence of any crime, they soldier on as best they can.
Their “best” are two weak, politics-ridden articles of impeachment:
- Abuse of Power—This Article is a hybrid reprise of Adam Schiff’s phony opening statement with a fictitious conversation between the President and the Ukrainian leader. Where fiction leaves off, conjecture, opinion, and witness complaints kick in to round out charges that are supported with no firsthand evidence.
To read all that nonsense in what will become a document of historical record is troubling. It does, however, memorialize the meandering farce of the Schiff and Nadler hearings. One week before they wrote up the Articles, however, Democrats were preaching that the fate of our Republic rested on holding Trump accountable for his bribery, but they didn’t charge him with that crime.
- Obstruction of Congress—The second article makes somewhat of a tautological or circular argument that since Congress has the sole power of impeachment, the President has no say when crooks like Adam Schiff want unrestricted access to private, privileged conversations, documents, and advisors—even when Democrats delayed in characterizing their proceedings as an actual impeachment process.
Instead of allowing the courts to settle whether the President has to turn over anything or provide witnesses, they wrote it as a truly shaky list of whiny charges.
However, Nancy Pelosi had to rush the hearings and get everything done quickly. The Democrats know that impeachment is on a dead-end track. A prolonged court battle would take the process well into 2020 and every week that goes by polls show support for impeachment weakens.
So, that’s the best they have. The loony left base of the Democrats, who might like the wording might be asking, “Is that all there is? Where’s the meat? Where are the bribery charges? We might be able to convince the public that Trump should go if there were an actual crime listed.”
In any case, aware of the charges that they are running a do-nothing Congress, the Democrats have cleared the way for yet another victory for President Trump. The House will soon pass President Trump’s signature trade deal and accomplishment: a revised version of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. This is good news for American jobs and revitalizing American industry. Yes, the Democrats will preen and pose and brag. But they didn’t negotiate the deal, and they know it.
So, President Trump wins another round as he fulfills yet another election promise. The best the Democrats can hope for is a recession in the desperate hope that the economy will tank. There getting nowhere with the argument that only the rich have prospered under President Trump.
There are even rumors floating around that if they lose the next election, there will be another run at impeachment. However, if Americans wise up and take away their majority, that won’t happen either.