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The Plot Thickens. Nobody Knows How It Will All Turn Out! by The Elephant's Child
December 8, 2019, 10:25 pm
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Nancy Pelosi is caught between the proverbial rock and the proverbial hard place. The Radicals in the party want Trump impeached right now, no exceptions. A lot of Democrats are not so sure about that, Trump’s approval rating is hovering around 50 percent. The American people don’t seem to want the President impeached. And significant numbers of American blacks are moving to the Republican Party, which of course, infuriates the Democratic Party leadership.

The Left is good at focus-testing ideas, and polling, but they don’t do all that well at actual governing. California is a mess, and people are leaving high-tax states, governed by Democrats, in swarms for states with better governance and lower taxes. Illinois has a huge Chicago problem with outrageous murder statistics, which top the list of other problems.

The Constitution says, quite specifically in: “Article II, Section 4: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” In trying to legitimatize something she doesn’t want to do, but is compelled to do by the radicals in the party, she is carefully following the Constitution.

Congressman Schiff is working on the “bribery” charge, assuming that President Trump was trying to bribe Ukraine to investigate his opponent in the 2020 election, which gets a bit iffy when there are some ten or fifteen other candidates trying to get Biden out of the way, with a couple of new billionaires entering the race, and Sleepy Joe having all those problems with gaffes, and age, and getting way to handsy with little girls, it’s not at all a foregone conclusion that Joe Biden would be his opponent. Aside, of course, from the inconvenient fact that President Trump’s phone call to the Ukrainian president was monitored and transcribed.

So Jerry Nadler has apparently been assigned the “Treason” charge, and where that is supposed to come from is a mystery. But they will leave, as I said, no stone unturned, looking for something, anything….

The real problem is that this President has managed to get a booming economy, unemployment down to numbers the Democrats said were impossible, household income up significantly, and this makes the Democrats look bad. He donates his salary to various federal agencies for specific purposes. His first quarter 2018 salary went to the Department of Veterans Affairs. One quarter went to rebuild Military Cemeteries, another to fight the opioid crisis. In July 2017 it went to the Department of Education to host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-focused camp for students. A little research will tell you where each quarter’s salary went. All those accusations and charges, and nasty press, and he’s not even getting paid for it.

Melania has a staff of only four people, a considerable saving. Michelle Obama has a staff of 24, Hillary had 19, and Laura Bush had at least 18.

The Left believes themselves to be entitled to govern, and control, because they are morally superior. They are morally superior because they care, because they want to welcome climate refugees, and they have sanctuary cities and states, and they don’t want nasty ICE policemen to deport illegal people, even when they have committed serious crimes. They don’t want big walls on the border to keep needy people out. They care about LGBT issues, and women’s rights. They care about the cost of medicine, and want everybody to have medicare, although they can’t figure out how to pay for it. They want free college for everyone too, but they can’t figure out how to pay for that either. It’s the caring that is important. Besides, those Deplorables are just too stupid to understand.

Unearned Moral Superiority: Liberals, Progressives and Collectivists Are Not Good People. They Fight Dirty. by The Elephant's Child

Bill Whittle on how to do battle with the Left:

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