Thursday, December 12, 2019
This Can't Really be an Impeachment, Can It?
This Is An Impeachment? Merry Christmas House Democrats: You’ve given yourself a lump of coal in the stocking. You wanted impeachment before Christmas. You mistook Christmas for Thanksgiving. This impeachment is a turkey. Or maybe Easter. You laid an egg. Did you forget Senator Obama’s adage: “You can paint lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig”? What about Lincoln’s “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time?” How about Gertrude Stein’s “There is no there, there”? Is there a cure for Potomac Fever? Is there a cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome? An impeachment without a crime or facts is no impeachment. It’s akin to a Soviet Show Trial. The Constitution requires “Treason, Bribery, or other high crimes and Misdemeanors” Not focus group approved talking points! What part of Treason, Bribery, or other High Crime or Misdemeanor don’t you understand? Is this what you wanted for Christmas? You’re making President Trump popular. Don’t you realize hot air lifts hot air balloons but not impeachment? Haven’t they learned from the Kavanaugh hearings that histrionics are increasingly unsuccessful? Are they so desperate that they bring up Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement? At least they had the lawyers. Or not! The Democrats are the party of trial lawyers. They know if they can’t get a progressive measure through the legislature, they can find a progressive judge to judicially legislate. They can count on an army of trial lawyers and friendly judges. However, the Democrats could find no crime to impeach in the impeachment proceedings. No problem, they enlisted an trio of partisan, Trump hating law professors to create impeachment grounds. The elitist professors convinced no one. The Constitution and Bill of Rights provides immutable principles that allowed our` democracy to thrive. Along the way the power to amend the Constitution allowed our nation to rectify mistakes, including ending slavery and extending equal protection, including the right to vote, to minorities and women. A modern view, a radical view, held by progressives, is that the Constitution is a living document that can be changed at any time by the legislature or judiciary; i.e. judicial legislation. Thus the Constitution will mean whatever the Progressives want it to mean. The Constitutional imperative would be the end justifies the means. They could accomplish that goal by stacking the Court with progressive justices, such as the current Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor, to stack the Supreme Court. For example, Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of Berkeley Law School wrote in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that a criminal act is not a prerequisite to impeaching the President even though the Constitution prescribes treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Did you really believe that Americans would support an impeachment without a crime? Do you really want to risk the House majority you won in 2018? Does Speak Pelosi believe Americans would believe her when she pulled out the Catholic Card to denying hating President Trump? She said her religion precludes hate. Her religion also proscribes abortion, but the Speaker is Pro-Choice. Speaker Pelosi stated they started planning impeachment 2 1/2 years ago. If so, how can it be so weak? How many more times will the Democrats double down? Russia Collusion Emoluments Clause Stormy Daniels Michael Avenatti Mueller Report Ukraine Bribery Quid pro quo What’s an impeachment without: Facts? A special prosecutor? Facts? Eye witness testimony? Facts? Due process? Facts? Cross-examination? Facts? Quid pro quo? Facts? Bribery? Facts? The right to call witnesses? Facts? A Whistleblower? Facts? An informant? Facts? The Democrats must not be superstitious. Why else would they think it's a good idea for the House Judiciary Committee to approve articles of impeachment on Friday the 13th? Finally, no matter how much some Democrats hate President trump, and his popularity ratings stay slightly below 50%,Congress, the Democratic Congress has a favorability rating of 24% and unfavorable 72&. Speaker Pelosi has pulled out her inner Shakespeare from Macbeth: “If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well It were done quickly.” Haste makes waste!