Based on Democrat standards of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ nearly every previous American president could have been impeached and removed from office, beginning with George Washington. But what's even worse is in order to tailor the record to justify impeachment, Democrats have constructed a narrative based on lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

Under the Fairness for All Act, progressive views of sexual orientation and gender identity would be enshrined into law, removing the ability of any debate or disagreement in the public square. Though select religious institutions would get a special carve-out, ordinary Americans, including individuals, daycares, businesses, schools, and other institutions would see their First Amendment freedoms gutted.

Democrats won’t get a majority if the impeachment effort reaches the senate, just as Republicans didn’t get one against Bill Clinton in 1999. Yet still they persist with the ruse. Some people never learn. Liberals should be careful about calling for something to be “burnt down,” since the ones feeling the heat might just be them very soon.

What the IG report describes are the middle steps in the circular proof cycle created to justify the surveillance and investigation of the Trump campaign and set-up the Russian collusion narrative. But the report doesn’t examine the predicate steps that brought Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos into contact with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, so, since the IG failed to do so, we will connect all the dots in the circle.

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.

Whatever the reason, it’s surprising and sad that Democrats appear to be coming unglued at this critical time in our nation’s history. Impeachment was never meant to be taken casually, but Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and most other party members have passed the point of no return. What will set them off next?

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Based on Democrat standards of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ nearly every previous American president could have been impeached and removed from office, beginning with George Washington. But what's even worse is in order to tailor the record to justify impeachment, Democrats have constructed a narrative based on lying, leaking, and misleading the American people to advance their political agenda.

Under the Fairness for All Act, progressive views of sexual orientation and gender identity would be enshrined into law, removing the ability of any debate or disagreement in the public square. Though select religious institutions would get a special carve-out, ordinary Americans, including individuals, daycares, businesses, schools, and other institutions would see their First Amendment freedoms gutted.

Democrats won’t get a majority if the impeachment effort reaches the senate, just as Republicans didn’t get one against Bill Clinton in 1999. Yet still they persist with the ruse. Some people never learn. Liberals should be careful about calling for something to be “burnt down,” since the ones feeling the heat might just be them very soon.

What the IG report describes are the middle steps in the circular proof cycle created to justify the surveillance and investigation of the Trump campaign and set-up the Russian collusion narrative. But the report doesn’t examine the predicate steps that brought Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos into contact with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, so, since the IG failed to do so, we will connect all the dots in the circle.

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.

Whatever the reason, it’s surprising and sad that Democrats appear to be coming unglued at this critical time in our nation’s history. Impeachment was never meant to be taken casually, but Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden and most other party members have passed the point of no return. What will set them off next?

The DOJ's investigating itself is unprecedented in law enforcement. Have you ever heard of people committing a crime investigating themselves. That is, in fact, the point. We have been flooded with many IG reports, and yet none of the time and money wasted on these friendly lengthy investigations has produced a single indictment, and why is anybody surprised?

We believe that President Trump is personally committed to winning the war Islam has declared on the West, and he would be well-served by ignoring the thoroughly compromised Obama-era officers now inhabiting the upper echelons of the US military and intelligence community and taking some briefings from our friends at the Center for Security Policy and others who have not been infected by the Islam is a religion of peace fantasy.

It's a sign of the times that President Donald Trump will likely be impeached (not convicted) and cultural icons like the Salvation Army, Chick-fil-A and the Hallmark Channel feel intense pressure to bend to the whims of the intolerant left. All good people can do is resist -- how’s that for restoring a positive connotation to the word?

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.

The U.S. trade deficit dropped to its lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in October, suggesting trade could contribute to economic growth in the fourth quarter and the number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting their lowest level in seven months, indicating the labor market remains solid.

Kamala Harris’s hasty withdrawal from the 2020 Democrat presidential race further exposed the party’s weakness vis-à-vis President Trump. The field’s lack of “diversity” is only one problem to overcome when competing against a strong opponent on his turf and trailing badly in the substance category. Democrats are in big trouble.

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  • George Neumayr, The American Spectator

    Horowitz, who is a creature of official Washington, is loath to interpret such rationalizations from fellow bureaucrats in a sinister light. Durham is under no such constraints. Unlike Horowitz, he also has the power to compel testimony. (Horowitz notes that he was unable to interview such figures as Jonathan Winer, the John Kerry protégé at the State Department who helped grease the wheels for Christopher Steele at the FBI.) Of course, the media will continue to pit Horowitz against Durham and Barr. But it is obvious to anybody who bothers to read it that Horowitz’s report lacks rigor and is more perfunctory than authoritative. Spygate’s day of reckoning still approaches.

  • Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

    Once presidential prerogatives are criminalized and impeachment is used for short-term political gain, then the revolutionary process takes on a life of its own and will eventually devour its own creators. In such a downward spiral, impeachment has become no big deal. From now on, the party that holds the House majority will cite the present impeachment inquiry as good precedent for seeking the impeachment of any first-time president whose agendas they abhor and who they fear will be reelected. We are in revolutionary times, and those who redefined impeachment as a crude political effort will one day discover that they are being guillotined by the very instrument of retribution they erected.

  • Charles Hurt, Washington Times

    The inspector general found specifically at least 17 “significant errors or omissions” in the FBI’s secret warrant applications. Again, do not forget, the Obama administration took all these drastic and sloppy steps against a political opponent at the height of a presidential race — without ever alerting the campaign of this dastardly threat inside its campaign. This is, literally, worse than Watergate. This is worse than the most egregious abuses of power by J. Edgar Hoover in his campaign of spying on political opponents. And Obama administration officials bleat about how the inspector general found no evidence of “political bias” in their espionage campaign against Trump.

  • Byron York, Washington Examiner

    "The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week when she announced that she had told her committee chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. Judiciary Committee Democrats are deeply concerned by the prospect of a government official using his or her office to investigate political opponents. So now, they have adopted the doctrine of preemptive impeachment. In other contexts (such as the Iraq war), preemption has proved to be an enormously controversial political rationale. It will likely prove equally contentious in the context of impeachment.

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

    France, Britain and Germany, co-signers of the nuclear deal who have sought to maintain the agreement, now appear to believe the Iranians are violating the spirit if not the letter of the deal by testing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif calls the allegation "a desperate falsehood." The Europeans are "bowing to US bullying," and covering up their own "miserable incompetence," he said. Two U.S. Defense Secretaries, Leon Panetta and James Mattis, called this weekend for U.S.-Iranian negotiations. And Trump's tweet on the prisoner exchange indicates a receptivity to the idea. For all involved, jaw-jaw would seem a better option than war-war.

  • Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

    Today on campus, these creeps have power because the administrators tend to be cowed by the left when not in active cahoots with it. They left can even LARP violent revolution because the schools hold back the cops who ought to be beating down and hooking up these black-masked punks. Someday, some of these quad gestapo types are going to be in real positions of power in real society, and they do not believe in rules and they do not believe in rights for anyone who opposes them. Their sole goal is their own power. And to increase their power, they need to take power from someone else. You are the someone else. In a society they control, you will have no rights, no voice, and no future.

  • David Catron, The American Spectator

    Democrats candidates are following Clinton’s deplorable example. America didn’t fail Kamala Harris. She was rejected by Democratic donors and prospective voters who aren’t likely to thank her for implying that they are racist, sexist troglodytes. Nor will they thank Pete Buttigieg when he drops out and blames his loss on homophobia. And, if Joe Biden actually gets within groping range of the Democratic nomination, he should avoid blaming his ultimate rejection on the electorate. Indeed, he would be wise to consider this: Donald Trump is by no means above hurling insults at Democrats, journalists, bureaucrats, socialists, ad infinitum. Yet he has never been dumb enough to insult the customer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stephen Moore, Washington Times

    Mr. Schumer and Mrs. Pelosi have been railing against income inequality and “tax cuts for the rich,” but now they are head cheerleaders for a bill that would extend and even expand tax favors padding the pockets of mostly wealthy Americans who can afford to buy pricey Tesla and GM electric vehicles. The biggest single beneficiary of the EV tax subsidy is Tesla founder Elon Musk. He is a billionaire and if Congress extends the tax credits, the value will be capitalized into Tesla stock and he is about to get a lot richer. Rather than unworkable wealth taxes on America’s millionaires and billionaires, wouldn’t it be better if Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer stopped subsidizing them?

  • Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

    As the 2020 campaign began, the party divided into two camps. The promise of victory offered by Biden and the ideological agenda offered by Sanders and Warren trumped the ethnic appeal of Booker, Castro, and Kamala Harris. Now, with the arrival of moneybags Mike Bloomberg and his tens of millions of dollars in ads, almost certain to reach hundreds of millions before Super Tuesday, there is the possibility that four or five candidates will survive to the convention, with no one having a majority of delegates. And the horse-trading will begin. My view: Super Tuesday will cut the field to two or three. And the nominee will be one of the six palefaces on the stage December 19.

  • 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.”

  • Hans Von Spakovsky, The Hill

    This week, the House of Representatives has taken up the Voting Rights Advancement Act, though the bill would be more accurately named the Election Fraud Advancement Act or even the Federal Takeover of Local Elections Act. The Constitution grants states the right to administer their own elections. If it passes, the bill would gut that right and empower liberal activists to stop the election reforms needed to protect the integrity of the electoral process. It would also enable them to manipulate redistricting to help the candidates and political parties they favor. The bill is flat out bad policy and a blatant attempt to take over and federalize the election process.