impeachment

The Legacy of Low-Bar Impeachment

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

From now on, impeachment can be used against any first-term president with a record of success. There need be no special prosecutor’s report of wrongdoing, no hard evidence, no first-hand witnesses of illegality. The entire rushed process will take days, not months in order to stain the president with being impeached. The impeaching party need not worry about the absence either of public or bipartisan congressional support. The impeaching party, as Hamilton feared, will always be in the majority in the House and can rig quick hearings to preclude reciprocal rights of calling witnesses and cross-examination. That’s the Democratic legacy and Democrats will live to rue it.

Suppose They Threw an Impeachment and Nobody Came?

Roger L. Simon, The Epoch Times

If Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler & Co. were to succeed in impeaching and removing Donald Trump, what would they inherit? Not the wind, but something worse—the whirlwind—a country split beyond comprehension, even on the brink of civil war. What an accomplishment! The gang at CNN, MSNBC, and so on. should be very proud. Of course, there is another way. It’s called saying no. It’s going back to the business of government, passing the USMCA and working on infrastructure, maybe figuring out a rational immigration system that everyone could stick to or doing something serious about all our brothers and sisters overdosing on fentanyl. We could do all that, or even some, but unfortunately, it’s probably too late.

On Trump impeachment, Democrats pivot back to Russia

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Democrats are always looking for a new and better way to sell the product. Remember that they spent more than two years accusing President Trump of conspiring with Russia to fix the 2016 election, of being a tool of Vladimir Putin, of being a Russian asset. Then, in September, they turned on a dime to Ukraine. The Democratic case against the president has come full circle: Russia, Ukraine, and back to Russia. So far, impeachment polls have moved little. There is almost no movement either way in more than six weeks — a time during which televised impeachment hearings were held. So now, as Pelosi returns to Russia, it's no surprise Democrats continue to search for a better way to sell the product.

Trump’s economic boom bursts Democrats’ impeachment bubble

Charles Gasparino, New York Post

The country is experiencing something that was missing during the Obama presidency: an economic boom that has spread wealth beyond shareholders and the super-rich. One bright spot: The 2020 election will decided not by woke Democrats, or even Trump’s rabid support base. It will be decided by people in the middle, who are enjoying a strong economy and rising wages brought by policies that are the antithesis of the current mainstream Democratic Party orthodoxy. They may not like Trump’s comportment, but they like jobs. My guess, once the 2020 campaign starts in earnest, these voters will look at the Democrat alternatives, hold their nose and vote for Trump because it’s the economy, stupid.

Democrats Tailoring The Record To Justify Impeachment

Bottom line: In order to tailor the record to justify their impeachment narrative, Democrats are refusing to release all the information they have, while dumping cherry-picked documents at the last minute. This only continues the unprecedented and unfair way in which Democrats have conducted this impeachment process – lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

Impeachy Keen

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Democrats increasingly encounter politics not as the art of the possible but as an act of catharsis. The results of November 8, 2016, as suggested by images of Election Night mass weeping, scheduled guttural screaming, and monthly waning-moon spells cast by anti-Trump witches, resulted in a collective nervous breakdown of sorts. The impeachment crusade, begun on the second Tuesday in November three years ago, comes as a therapeutic response to this breakdown and not a serious attempt to remove the president, the chances of which, at least under Article 2, Section 4 of the Constitution, appear about as strong as Adam Schiff releasing a cover version of Classy Freddie Blassie’s “Pencil Neck Geek.”

The Democrats’ Massive Impeachment Fail

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Maybe this wasn’t the stroke of genius the congressjerks from West L.A. and Manhattan thought it was. The fact that it will inevitably end in a bored senatorial shrug is the perfect chef’s kiss. The dealer is showing a king and the Dems have a three and a deuce? Time to double down! This is going to end badly, hilariously badly, and everyone seems to know it except the Democratic leaders like Schiff and now the Nadd, who are driving full speed into the brick wall (Pelosi knows, which is why she’s right behind them, every step of the way). It’s like the proverbial dog who chases the car and then wonders what to do when he finally catches it – just before the car backs up and runs him over.

Nancy Pelosi's hostage video

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Yes, it was a hostage video of a woman who has been hijacked by some ruinous left-wing nutjobs in her party. But it was also a woman who has lost grip on reality. President Trump calls her “nervous Nancy.” But, in truth, it is so much worse. She has slipped into a historical coma and become Nancy the doddering docent, showing off a colonial village with fake snow at Christmastime who is unable to step out of her character, talking about the monarchy and the fresh Declaration and the coming Revolution. Not only is Mrs. Pelosi a rank liar, she has zero grip on the Constitution and a fast diminishing relationship with reality. But, rest assured, Nancy Pelosi is there to save the Republic.

What Impeachment Tells Us A Democrat-Controlled America Would Look Like

Donald Trump is merely the most high-profile victim of the Democrats’ urge to criminalize political diversity. If YOU disagree with Democrats on religious liberty, border security, housing policy, foreign policy, the homeless, or anything else, you represent a threat to the Party and the State. And if there isn’t a crime that fits, what the impeachment of President Trump proves is that Democrats will tailor one especially for you.

Dem impeachment report is Adam Schiff’s latest dud

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The proof that the hearings failed is that most polls showed support for removing the president actually falling after the Schiff show. That’s a flop by the only measure that counts. Democrats have frittered away their two years in power as Pelosi refused to negotiate with Trump on most major issues. Putting all their eggs into the resistance basket, they are now reduced to impeachment or bust. Their presidential candidates are similarly bankrupt of accomplishments and good ideas. Driven to extremes by Trump’s success in stoking economic growth and jobs, most of the large field of candidates has played to the fringe in terms of health care, immigration, taxes and the environment.

Senator Graham Must Bring Schiff’s Reign Of Terror To An End

We urge CHQ readers and friends of civil liberties of whatever political stripe to call Senator Lindsey Graham, the toll-free Capitol Switchboard number (1-866-220-0044), tell him that Americans of all political views are outraged at Democrat Adam Schiff’s use of warrantless subpoenas to obtain the phone records of private citizens and you demand an immediate investigation of Schiff and action to ensure it can never happen again.

Why Bother To Have Another Presidential Election?

Professor Jonathan Turley was right, if a President can be impeached because a majority of the House does not agree with his policies, doesn’t like his style, or simply hates him for defeating their preferred candidate then why have another presidential election? Why not just let 218 Members of the House choose the President?

What Democrats And The MSM Don’t Want America To Know About Their Impeachment Hoax

If the charges the MSM claim will be the core of the Democrats’ articles of impeachment are rebutted by the facts documented in the Republican report and the Mueller report and negated by the President's constitutional authority, how can he be impeached? The answer is, to Democrats impeachment is a political judgment call and no crime is required.

Why the Democrats Can’t Settle for Censure

David Catron, The American Spectator

The only real question is when Democrats will pass articles of impeachment — a resolution on which they must have a genuine floor vote. If the Democrats possessed Trump’s media savvy, their impeachment effort would perhaps be more successful. But they put America to sleep with boring bureaucrats whining on C-Span. Nonetheless, they will soldier on this week with the photogenic Jerrold Nadler leading an arcane discussion with various academics about what the framers meant by “bribery” and “treason.” Why? They must reassure the far-left members of their own caucus, and the TDS victims who support them, that they are serious about impeachment. But these people aren’t serious about anything beyond power and money. Censure is a nonstarter.

The bad-faith impeachment

Byron York, Washington Examiner

If Pelosi and Schiff can pass impeachment articles by Christmas, they can send the matter to the Senate for trial in January. Even on that accelerated schedule, the trial will probably overlap, at least a little, with voting. But if the House can't get impeachment done by the holidays, the matter will certainly drag on through the primaries. So the race is on. To summarize: Many Democrats wanted to impeach Trump from the get-go. Frustrated at their inability to get it done, they jumped on their last, best hope, taking shortcuts to ensure their preferred result and racing to beat the political deadline imposed by their party's presidential contest. Through it all, they have insisted they are acting only with great reluctance and sorrow.

Freitas, McGuire, Ramirez Launch Challenges To Radical Leftist Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger

In what may be the first step in recapturing the Old Dominion for conservatives, principled limited government constitutional conservatives Nick Freitas, John McGuire and Tina Ramirez have announced they are running for the Republican nomination to take on Far-Left Democrat Rep. Abigail Spanberger in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

Conservatives Ask: Should Trump Ignore Or Play Ball With Nadler Impeachment Hearings?

In the end it may boil down to whether President Trump is prepared to let House Judiciary Committee Republicans carry the burden of his defense while he continues to maintain that the Nadler hearings, like the Schiff hearings before them, are illegitimate. Please tell us what you think in the comments section at the end of the article.

Are Thought Crimes Impeachable?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Both Democrats and Republicans seem to agree that corruption is endemic in Ukraine, demanding constant vigilance as a condition for foreign aid. Moreover, the public did not learn about the bad optics of the Bidens in Ukraine from Trump-pressured Ukrainian leaks. Instead, Biden publicly bragged of his own clout in strong-arming the Ukrainians. Any benefit to Trump of showcasing Biden’s bad behavior came not from thinking about pressuring Ukraine, but from Biden’s own braggadocio. Joe Biden smeared his own reputation. Trump has been accused of thought crimes, not actual crimes. Trump can be indiscreet, even crude, in his speech. But alleged bad thoughts are not crimes — at least not outside George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984.

There Is No Good Case for Impeachment

Stephen B. Presser, American Greatness

President Trump ran on a platform of draining the swamp, and if this matter ever gets to trial in the Senate, there is a chance that the disgraceful use of foreign aid funds to line the pockets of American “consultants,” “board members,” or lawyers, or some other forms of facilitator, could be exposed. The sensible tactic would be to abort the impeachment proceedings through a censure vote. But, as the proceedings have shown so far, good sense seems to be in short supply in the House. Unless the deep state wants to further its own demise, however, and unless the Democrat candidates for president want to spend a good deal of the campaign season off the hustings and in a Senate proceeding they will lose, we are probably witnessing the beginning of the end of the Trump impeachment.

Why Republicans Won’t Abandon Trump

Trump haters are confounded by Trump supporters. They ask, “If you believe it’s true that Trump does sketchy things, why don’t you care?” They ask the same question about the climate: “You concede that the climate is changing, so why won’t you do something about it?” The answer: You first.