Politically Speaking – November 5, 2019
At 3:00 p.m. last Thursday there was a vote to approve the procedure for the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.
The vote on House Resolution 660 looked like this:
Democratic, 231 Yeas, 2 Nays, 0 Present, 1 Not Voting;
Republican, 0 Yeas, 194 Nays, 0 Present, 3 Not Voting;
Independent, 1 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Present, 0 Not Voting;
Total, 232 Yeas, 196 Nays, 0 Present, 4 Not Voting.
With the yeas in the majority, what’s all this about? In my personal opinion, it’s about getting rid of Trump any way they (the Democrats) can.
Why impeachment? At this point I believe that the Democrats realize their only chance to beat the current President in the 2020 election is to impeach and indict. Please note I said impeach and indict! If indicted, legally he couldn’t run for another term. Keep in mind I’m not an attorney. However, I do believe this is the Democrats’ main motivation. These people will stoop to any level as Trump continues to drain the swamp.
At 10:34 a.m. on October 31, just after the House voted to formalize the impeachment inquiry of her father, Ivanka Trump, a senior advisor to President Trump as well as his daughter, tweeted a quote from a letter former President Thomas Jefferson wrote to his own daughter, Martha. Ivanka’s tweet was: “ ‘…surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen, and inventing where facts fail them.’ Thomas Jefferson’s reflections on Washington, D.C. in a letter to his daughter Martha. Some things never change, dad!”
President Trump’s campaign called the passed House impeachment inquiry resolution “an attempt to remove a duly-elected President for strictly political reasons.”
Thursday’s vote merely proves that the entire impeachment process was a sham from the beginning, and the mouthpiece of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, can’t legitimize it after the fact. We can all read the transcript of the Ukraine phone call and see there was no quid pro quo and no basis for yet another three-ring circus from the Democrats.
I absolutely believe this will backfire and voters will punish the Democrats who support this farce and this President will easily be re-elected. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the greatest witch hunt in American history! All this will accomplish is create more division than already exists in America.
In the end, Thursday’s measure defined the procedures lawmakers will follow as they transition from weeks of closed door interviews with witnesses to public hearings and ultimately to possible votes on whether to actually impeach Trump.
This was not a vote to impeach President Trump, rather it was a vote to formalize the impeachment proceedings. Even after this resolution the House Democrats are still denying House Republicans the unrestricted right to call their own witnesses.
Pelosi probably said let’s take this vote so we can get away for a week’s recess. Sound familiar? Let’s vote on this bill so we can read it and find out what’s in it (referring to the Affordable Healthcare Act also known as Obamacare).
On to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Wouldn’t you know it! The Washington Post headline was “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.” They immediately faced public backlash, and the headline was quickly changed.
President Trump spoke on Sunday morning TV on Oct. 20. He announced that al-Baghdadi was killed wearing a vest that he detonated himself when he was cornered by U.S. troop forces Saturday night, Oct. 19. The President said al-Baghdadi died like a dog after being run down a dead-end tunnel. And to top it off, this coward took three of his children with him.
And what does Trump get for a most successful mission? A kick in the teeth from extreme liberals, CNN, MSNBC, and the Washington Post. And to top it off, after this successful mission, while at the fifth World Series game, he had to deal with the boos of the crowd that chanted “lock him up.”
Let me remind those that booed the President, extreme liberals, I consider you enemies of this country and a disgrace! Al-Baghdadi led ISIS for the last five years, presiding over its ascendency as it cultivated a barbaric reputation for burning people alive in cages, beheadings, and other horrific executions.And the extreme liberals dared to boo this President. This was nothing more than a successful mission that our President oversaw. It was a great day for America!
Recently I’ve been asked a number of times if I think this is going to come to a civil war. I’ve said I truly hope not. However, I’ll repeat what a Civil War scholar and dear friend of mine, Doug Lippman, said as we were discussing this entire situation. He said if it does, it will be much worse than the first one because it won’t be South against North or North against South, but it will be neighbor against neighbor, family member against family member!
Wake up America, and together we’ll be stronger.
Leaving you with this thought: Donald J. Trump was the President for exactly 19 minutes when the first impeachment statement was made by who else but the Washington Post.
Prior to press time it was reported Congressman John Shimkus was considering not retiring.
Until next week.