IMPEACHED! AGAIN.

IMPEACHED! AGAIN.

Today I watched members of the U.S. House of Representatives as they debated yet another impeachment of President Trump.

Spoiler Alert –

The ultimate conclusion of this article is that the House of Representatives, currently controlled by Democrats, is a circus. These so-called representatives do not represent anything other than their vicious, vile desire to destroy a man. Yes, a man who has been vicious and vile in his own right, but that man is the President of the United States, at least for another week.

Now, to the article:

Impeached! Again.

Impeached because a group of agitators and chaos-seekers stormed the Capitol, violating the principals of freedom and independence, creating an atmosphere of death and injury.

And, as with all troubles these days – Blame Trump!

Every single person involved in breaking in and entering of the U.S. Capitol last week should be ashamed. Each and every individual who committed crimes at the Capitol should be charged with whatever crime they committed, no matter where they live or what their intent was when they entered that historic building.

And, finally, anyone involved in the death of the U.S. Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick should be arrested, tried for and convicted of murder.

Sadly, many who entered the Capitol probably did not do so with criminal intent, but were sheep, weak-minded, following those who sought nothing but chaos and destruction. They are guilty, at a very minimum, of stupidity. If there were a criminal charge for stupidity, perhaps they’d be guilty, but there is not. But those who committed criminal acts should be held accountable.

As stated in this article last week, normal, everyday people like you and me were not a part of last week’s attack on the Capitol, just as normal, everyday people were not responsible for the violent riots of last summer.

But. But. But, to impeach a president for allegedly inciting violence and insurrection is just wrong, without actual proof and evidence, no matter how reckless and inflammatory his words. There were no hearings. There was no evidence proffered. There were no witnesses. There was no chance for defense.

Just talk. Talk, talk, talk.

The Democrats are no strangers to impeachment without evidence, of course. Remember 2019? They did it then, claiming President Trump attempted to bribe Ukraine into forking over information about Joe and Hunter Biden, without any legitimate evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors, not to mention any legal wrongdoing at all.

And they did it today.

But Democrats don’t care about truth and will do anything to further damage the presidency and the man, Donald Trump.

Yes, Trump is loud-mouthed, unkind, rude, selfish, arrogant – I could add many more adjectives but you get the picture.

And perhaps his words were, as stated above, reckless and inflammatory.

But, did he incite insurrection? Let’s look at what Trump said in his 70 minute speech at a “Save America” rally on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, which created the basis of the Democrats’ one article of impeachment. Click here to read the entire transcript. Or read below for just a few passages:

“I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today, we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections. But whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country. Our country has been under siege for a long time. Far longer than this four year period.”

“Our brightest days are before us. Our greatest achievements still wait. I think one of our great achievements will be election security because nobody until I came along had any idea how corrupt our elections were, and again most people would stand there at 9 o’clock in the evening and say I want to thank you very much, and they go off to some other life, but I said something is wrong here, something is really wrong, can’t have happened and we fight, we fight like hell, and if you don’t fight like hell you’re not going to have a country anymore.”

“So we are going to–we are going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, I love Pennsylvania Avenue, and we are going to the Capitol, and we are going to try and give–the Democrats are hopeless, they are never voting for anything, not even one vote but we are going to try–give our Republicans, the weak ones because the strong ones don’t need any of our help, we’re try–going to try and give them the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country. So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you all for being here. This is incredible. Thank you very much. Thank you.”

You decide. Reckless? Inciteful of violence? High crime? Misdemeanor?

Did he incite insurrection? No evidence was presented other than his words. Perhaps he did; perhaps he did not. But a one-day photo op of as many members of Congress as they could drum up was not sufficient to actually make the case.

In other words, Congress is a circus, acting the part and entertaining the masses.

I would not support a Trump run for presidency in 2024 and honestly would fight to keep him out of office again. We do not need another four years of rude, belligerent behavior from the individual elected to stand as the figurehead of our nation.

That said, this ill-conceived impeachment wreaks of a political witch hunt. The first impeachment proceedings were nothing but lies. In today’s hearings, the Democrats spoke nothing but opinions, mixed with lies, claiming over and over that Trump incited the violence wreaked on the Capitol.

Impeachment in this instance is not just wrong, it is unconstitutional. Congress neither demonstrated nor proved that Donald Trump incited any wrongdoing. Perhaps he is guilty of animated delusion, or vociferous defense of his election, which he has the right to do, but committed no wrongdoing, at least pursuant to what Congress presented as evidence.

Opinion does not equal evidence.

The circus continues its long run in Washington and the Democrat clowns proved today that their show continues without intermission. And Congress charges you an arm and a leg to watch their shenanigans.

If you do not feel the urgency to rethink everything, you need to sit down and just watch what your representatives are doing to us and our nation.

Rethink. Change.

Get to it!

Good Questions?

Good Questions?

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) made headlines Tuesday for bringing a bottle of chocolate milk onto the Senate floor during the impeachment trial. What a rebel! His violation did not last long, as he quickly left the chamber and a page returned with his chocolate milk in a permissible glass.

Chocolate milk is not the only reason Romney finds himself in the news this week. He is one of four Republican senators leaning toward voting to subpoena additional witnesses to testify before the Senate. In defiance of Republican leadership, Romney may side with the Democrats in seeking for new witness testimony.

On Wednesday, Romney released the following questions he submitted to be asked during the question and answer period. What do you think of these questions?

Romney Impeachment Questions

What questions would you like answered? Are there others you think should be asked and answered?

Romney’s fourth question should be modified, and its answer should determine the outcome of the Senate trial.

“Do you have any evidence that anyone was directed by President Trump to tell the Ukrainians that security assistance was being held upon the condition of an investigation into the Bidens?”

Romney Question No. 4, Directed to House Managers

While that question is adequate, it has been asked and answered numerous times and will result in a firm, positive response, either with citation to unsubstantiated commentary about a supposed John Bolton statement in an upcoming book or in a roundabout regurgitation of rhetoric elicited in earlier House testimony, much of which is hearsay and supposition.

Rather, the question should read:

Do you have any evidence that anyone was directed by President Trump to tell the Ukrainians that security assistance was being held upon the condition of an investigation into the Bidens because Mr. Trump feared what a candidate Biden would do to his 2020 campaign?

The House managers are not telling the truth. They are repeating over and over their reason for Trump’s pause on sending aid to Ukraine – that he did solely and only for his personal gain. No such evidence has been presented in any of the House testimony.

Illusory Truth Effect – the tendency to believe a falsity to be true after repeated exposure to that falsity.

This is precisely what the House managers in the Trump impeachment trial are seeking to do. Repeat, repeat, repeat unsubstantiated lies so they will be seen eventually as truth. They likely will not prevail at trial, but certainly any Democrat candidate for president will repeat those same lies throughout the campaign.

Come September, October and November, so many voters will have heard the House lies so often, they may just believe that Trump placed a hold on funds to Ukraine SOLELY and EXCLUSIVELY for his own personal benefit in the 2020 election.

Therein lies the lie. There has been no testimony whatsoever that Trump withheld aid solely and exclusively for his own personal benefit. Just the managers’ lies that such is the case. They are focusing on a fiction, rather than seeking real facts.

What do you think?

Hey Congress, I Want You to Get Busy

Hey Congress, I Want You to Get Busy

 

The war drums have stopped; the rifles have dropped.

This morning, President Trump announced a de-escalation of tensions in Iran and Iraq. Thank God for this. No one wants war. We hope and pray tensions will continue to ease and differences will find peaceful resolution.

Those who claimed President Trump was seeking war as a diversion from the articles of impeachment approved by the House of Representatives appear to have been mistaken on two fronts. First, Trump avoided war and has sought to reduce the recent tensions in the Middle East. Second, and perhaps more relevant to this claim, Nancy Pelosi has so far refused to transmit any formal notification of impeachment to the Senate.

President Trump appears to not fear a Senate trial and in fact has stated he wants to get on with the proceeding.

Speaker Pelosi, we implore you, for the sake of our republic, to move this process along.

Many believe the House process was flawed, improper and even illegal. Others believe it was more than appropriate and uncovered seriously dangerous and illegal behavior by President Trump.

Regardless what everyone believes, the House passed the articles of impeachment in very short order based on claims by Reps. Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler that the nation’s very existence was at stake. If our nations future is at risk, this process should not be delayed or held up for solely political reasons.

The United States Constitution empowers the House with the sole authority to conduct impeachment hearings. The House, whether appropriate or not, did its job. Now, it is time to continue the process in the Senate.

The House did its job. Its sole job.

The Constitution empowers the Senate with the sole authority to try a person who has been impeached.

Let the Senate do its job. Its sole job.

The impeachment process is stuck between chambers because the House refuses to relinquish power over the impeachment process and seeks to usurp the Senate’s constitutional authority by dictating terms and conditions related to the Senate trial before transmitting the requisite documents for the Senate to conduct its trial.

In other words, the House leadership is demanding a quid pro quo, just like they have accused President Trump of doing. Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler are withholding a vital public benefit from the Senate in exchange for a public pronouncement that the Senate will do what they demand.

Hmmmm. Just what they impeached the president for.

Perhaps we should impeach all members of the House.

Or, House, let’s just get to work. Do your job! Send the Articles of Impeachment to the Senate. Your actions are adversely affecting our nation. Your political ploys are nothing but games. You are playing games with the nation, to the detriment of our standing in the world and your own standing in the nation.

Get to work! Do your job. Let’s move on and forward.

US Senate – We do not Care about the Future.

US Senate – We do not Care about the Future.

 

The GOP Senate is expected to announce its disregard for the future of the United States by voting to increase the deficit by $1 trillion.

The Republican-controlled United States Senate is expected to pass later today a 2-year budget and spending bill agreed to in principal by both parties yesterday. The bill will then be sent to the House of Representatives in yet another last-minute attempt to avoid a government “shutdown.” In spite of the far-reaching goals of the bill, it would keep the government “open” only for six additional weeks, requiring, presumably, at that time yet additional debates and spending agreements.

With the GOP controlling the White House, the Senate and the House, one would think such a budget bill would not only maintain limits on spending and borrowing but would reduce them. Such thoughts, however, would be in error. 

The United States Senate, with this vote, has declared itself not only fiscally irresponsible, but essential anti-future. (There will come a time when the United States government will not be able to fulfil its financial obligations, with no ability borrow more money.)

In fact, the federal Department of Revenue announced this week it expects to borrow nearly $1 trillion this year along. This means, the federal budget deficit will be nearly $1 trillion in 2018, double what it was last year. During the Obama years, Republicans moaned and groaned about spending under a Democrat President, but now are spending more money per year than the government has since the early Obama years.

Apparently for the GOP, increased deficit spending is appropriate only if a Republican is in the White House.

Do you see how hypocritical everyone in Washington is? If you complained about spending during the Obama years you had had best complain even louder now – or you will stand complicit in this hypocritical spending.

The national debt doubled during the Obama years and continues to balloon during the Trump years. Today the debt stands at $20.6 trillion and will continue to grow, especially in light of the new spending and borrowing limits.

After the Senate vote, the House will consider the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan announced this morning he believes he has the votes to pass this Senate bill, although he will be relying heavily on Democrat votes for victory. Calling it a bipartisan bill, Ryan and those voting in support of the bill will demonstrate the same thing – they care not a whit for the future of the United States and the eventual inability to pay even the debt service on the national debt.

All for the sake of seeking to win elections later this year. Perhaps? Perhaps the GOP should look to history – when Republicans act like big-spending Democrats, they lose elections to those same Democrats. The only way Republicans will win elections is to return to their fiscally and socially conservative ways. (But this is a topic for a different discussion.)

The only group actively opposing this increased spending appears to be the House Freedom Caucus, a group of about three dozen conservative representatives.

The Hill reports that:

House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility.

And further:

“I’m not only a ‘no.’ I’m a ‘hell no,’ ” quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).

Are there only 36 real fiscal conservatives in all of Washington? What a scary thought!

Beware of promises and statements that additional spending, in the billions and trillions of dollars is good for the nation. Such malarkey is poppycock regardless which party makes the claim.

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