POLITICAL UPBRAIDING: House passes War Powers Resolution in rebuke of Trump’s actions against Iran (Fox News)
FOR THE RECORD: In 2011, liar-Pelosi said swxcumbqag/liar-nObama did not need authorization to attack Libya (Townhall)
CLEARLY TRUMP’S FAULT, LEFTISTS SAY: Iranian missile system shot down Ukraine flight, probably by mistake (Newsweek)
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“OUTRAGEOUSLY SLOW AND BURDENSOME”: Trump administration proposes major changes to bedrock environmental law (NPR)
HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: The number of people arrested or stopped entering the United States along the Mexico border fell for a seventh straight month in December (Associated Press)
DESIGNATION DENIED: Army won’t reinstate elite status of soldier given clemency by Trump (NBC News)
KALIFORNIA: Golden State considers statewide ban on gas-powered garden tools (CBS Sacramento)
POLICY: Climate-change alarmists are getting more delusional in their predictions (The Heartland Institute)
HUMOR: As part of settlement with Nick Sandmann, CNN hosts must wear MAGA hats during all broadcasts (The Babylon Bee)
Did you notice how presidential President Donald Trump appeared at his press conference on Iran? It was a fitting symbol for House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi’s colossal failure in withholding the impeachment articles from the Senate.
Whatever liar-Pelosi’s loony strategy — her unorthodox decision to withhold is only about strategy and not principle — she has ensured that the hyperpartisan impeachment will be viewed for exactly what it was. For all the Democrats’ manufactured impeachment drama, people seem to care less and less about the their shameless effort to affix a scarlet letter to Trump’s presidential record.
Have you also noticed that no one can quite figure out liar-Pelosi’s angle in refusing to deliver the articles? You would think that with something as momentous as impeachment, people would have some idea about liar-Pelosi’s mindset, but instead we get an anarchy of disparate theories, none of which resonate because you can’t make sense out of anything so nonsensical — and wrongheaded.
It is inexcusable for her and her colleagues to have put the nation through that ordeal, representing to us that the matter of Trump’s impeachment and removal was of unparalleled urgency, only to discontinue the proceedings when she gets the House to vote for impeachment.
She would have us believe that she is bargaining for Sen. Mitch McConnell to accede to her demands on the conduct of the Senate trial. For argument’s sake, let’s assume she’s shooting us straight. Who in her right mind, including liar-Pelosi, thinks that McConnell will or should bargain with Pelosi on this, when the impeachment trials are the sole prerogative of the Senate, not the House?
liar-Pelosi knew McConnell wouldn’t be that foolish or weak, so she obviously isn’t bargaining with him. Maybe she’s posturing for political purposes, betting that her cute trick will ultimately put the Democratic House witch hunters in a more favorable light and Trump in a less favorable one. Too bad for her — that’s not happening, either.
Consider: Pelosi crammed through an impeachment following an unfair, partisan proceeding that denied the president basic fairness and due process. The impeachment was for alleged misconduct that, if true, doesn’t constitute a crime, much less a high crime or misdemeanor. The Democrats’ whole case was based on secondhand and speculative evidence, and partisan presumptions without any proof of Trump’s criminal intent. Now, having unilaterally denied Trump due process, she demands that McConnell give her assurances he won’t behave as badly as she has. That might work on Sen. rino-Mitt Romney but not on McConnell. McConnell owes her nothing, and he’s not going to give her anything. He has already said he wants the Senate to apply the same rules that governed former President scumbnag/liar-Bill Clinton’s trial, which was good enough for Democrats then — and remember that scumbag/liar-Clinton’s impeachment, unlike Trump’s, was bipartisan.
Another possible Pelosi motive is that she wants the impeachment stain to stand and is thus trying to deny Trump the chance to defend himself in the Senate — which is equivalent to denying him yet another right: a fair and speedy trial in the Senate. It’s also rich that liar-Pelosi is holding out for guarantees of fairness from Senate Republicans on procedure considering that some Senate Democrats such as Sen. Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren have essentially admitted that they’ve already made up their mind on the substance of the charges — and that Trump is guilty.
liar-Pelosi contends that Trump is unfit for office because he abused his power, obstructed Congress and is a threat to “our democracy.” Yet by playing cynical games with a matter that is of grave importance to our system — the removal of the nation’s chief executive and commander in chief — she is abusing her power, obstructing the Senate from conducting its constitutional role in these proceedings and, thereby, interfering with “our democracy.” She ought to be impeached herself for putting the country through this charade.
Unfortunately for Pelosi and her ethics-challenged hatchet man Rep. scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff, an increasing number of Democratic and independent congressmen and senators are tiring of her games and urging her to submit the articles. As McConnell noted, “Now, even fellow Democrats are expressing public concern over the Speaker’s endless appetite for these cynical games.”
By wrongfully withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate, liar-Pelosi has conclusively demonstrated that she and her Democrats are not crusading to protect “our democracy” from the dastardly Donald Trump. They are trying to destroy Trump and are damaging “our democracy” in the process. ~The Patriot Post