In the never-ending cycle of mainstream biased punditry posing as news analysis, NBC’s Chuck Todd is the head poser. On one of his Sunday sessions he threw this loaded question at Senator Mike Braun (R-IN). “This president, as you know, he’s going to take acquittal and think, ‘I can keep doing this.’”
Instead of asking Chuck Todd where he acquired mind-reading skills, Senator Braun stuck with Todd’s false premise and responded, “No, I don’t think that. Hopefully it will be instructive. I think he’ll put two and two together. In this case, he was taken to the carpet.”
That exchange is a classic illustration of how both Trump opponents and supposed allies still don’t get it. President Trump owns the carpet. He needs no lessons; he gives them.
Fast-forward to an Oval Office throwaway question by another NBC hack: Mr. President, the questioner asked, what have you learned from your impeachment?
President Trump responded, “That the democrats are crooked…that they shouldn’t have brought impeachment and my poll numbers are 10 points higher.”
A better question would have been, what have the Democrats learned?
Their impeachment case crashed in flames after Democrats sent Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler to the Senate with no direct evidence, hearsay testimony, along with the argument that the Senate should help them out with more testimony. Democrats knew that they had no chance of removing President Trump from office so they did they only thing they could do: branding President Trump “forever impeached” in hopes of swaying the next election.
However, they failed to factor in the fairness of the American people. A finding of not guilty is also forever. In fact, the headline the next day in the Washington Post that read “TRUMP ACQUITTED” was definitely more than the Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler bargained for.
Another lesson the Democrats probably haven’t learned was in Bernie Sanders’ neighboring state of New Hampshire. Democrat voters appear to be deeply divided over Sanders’ vision of transforming the United States into a socialist country. Four years ago, Sanders got 60% of the vote in the New Hampshire Primary. This time he got about 26% barely edging out the fake moderate Pete Buttigieg.
The worst news for the Democrats was that in both primaries, the Republican turnout and support for President Trump was overwhelming. President Trump received 97.1% of the Iowa Caucus vote. In New Hampshire the news was in the numbers: Trump (2020)—118,774; Obama (2012)—49,089. The President’s base was energized, and they couldn’t wait to vote for him.
So far the Democrat candidates have been unable to project their hatred for President Trump into political capital. You can’t call a sitting President the most dangerous person in America when it obviously isn’t so. You have to have an exciting alternative, and the current group of Democrat candidates are simply not inspirational.
Then there are the two clueless Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. They have learned absolutely nothing. Schumer has (gasp!) called for another investigation on President Trump tweeting support of Attorney General Barr’s intervention in the excessive sentencing recommendation in the Roger Stone case.
And no surprise here: Nancy Pelosi has accused President Trump of abuse of power. Nancy stopped short of threatening another impeachment. But, she said, “All this must be investigated.”
Is there Impeachment 2.0 in our future? Yes, probably. But all the Democrats will succeed in doing is adding another 10 points to President Trump’s approval ratings.