All we can say is “wow”.
On CNN Friday morning, Nancy Pelosi’s right-hand man James Clyburn from South Carolina said the Senate should give Trump “a fair trial and hang him”: (Video at bottom of article.)
The CNN host’s response? He nods and lets Clyburn get away with it.
It’s par for the course, after Pelosi compared the impeachment vote to defeating Nazi Germany in WWII.
Speaker Pelosi just compared the Democrats’ goal of impeaching Trump and removing him from office to that of Allied soldiers destroying Nazi forces during the Battle of the Bulge.
The Speaker of the House recently launched the debate over the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday by comparing the Democrats’ struggle to remove him from office to a battle against Nazi Germany during World War II.
This being the same exact battle where over 20,000 Allied troops were killed, over twenty-seven thousand went missing or were captured, and nearly forty-three thousand were injured.
While Democrats may have inadvertently put their heads on a proverbial chopping block to execute the impeachment, no one actually died in the process, and comparing the two is an absolute dig at members of the armed forces who give their lives to save others.
Pelosi had recently led a bipartisan congressional delegation to the Belgian town of Bastogne to join weekend-long commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of World War II’s Battle of the Bulge.
She later addressed the House and actually compared “Hitler’s Last Gamble” from December 1944 where the Nazis sent 200,000 troops into a surprise attack against American forces, to the modern impeachment debate.
After a reciting of how Pelosi and the coup-crew are trying to do right by the constitution with their impeachment endeavors, she segued into her previous week’s visit to Bastogne:
“Last week, in observance of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, members [of the House of Representatives] travelled to that hallowed ground to express our gratitude to the heroes who sacrificed everything to secure victory of freedom over tyranny, not just for America, but for the world.”
She then made a transition that aimed to tug on the heartstrings of those who remember the brave men who fought that dangerous battle:
“The veterans of that battle — who were there, in their nineties — told us how after the war was worn, the Europeans to whom they liberated would ask, ‘Why did you risk it? You don’t know us, and give your lives to save us — we’re not Americans?’
And our men would say, ‘We came here to fight for you, not because you are Americans, because we are Americans.’”
This has to be one of the most confusing, and also insulting, comparisons in recent utterance by the Speaker. Attempting to conflate the daring men fought bravely against the Axis Powers with their attempts to remove a sitting president have absolutely zero in common.
While the Allied Forces were the epitome of courage in the face of tyranny; the impeachment scandal reeks more of cowardice and fear of what might surface when the “swamp” gets drained.
Pelosi then concluded the erroneous comparison by making mention of the late Elijah Cummings, who passed away this October:
“As our beloved chairman Elijah Cummings, and Oversight Committee chair, our North Star, said when announcing his support for this action, quote, ‘When the history books are written about this tumultuous era I want them to show I was among those in the House of Representatives who stood up to lawlessness and tyranny…
I know that he and all of us here are very proud of the moral courage of members who want to honor the vision of our Founders for a republic, the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform to defend it, and the aspirations of our children to live freely within it.
Today we are here to defend democracy for the people. May God bless America.'”
The only comparison that one can remotely make between the Battle of the Bulge and the impeachment efforts raised by the House, is that they’re both going to be remembered as a “Last Gamble” in the history books.
In case you were wondering where things left off with the Trump impeachment hearings… we’re happy to share with you a lovely summary brought to you Thursday morning by an officer who pulled over a drunk guy.
You read that right. Read on.
It’s 1:15 a.m. and I pull this guy over. He’s smashed. I mean SMASHED.
“Where are you coming from?” I ask him.
He starts giggling like a school girl.
“A parrrrtyyyyy,” he said. “We just watched them kick President Trump out of office. I be celebrating like a mo-fo.”
You should have seen the look on his face when I told him President Trump wasn’t kicked out of office… and that he was under arrest for drunk driving.
Made my night.
Now that I’m done with the paperwork and my shift, I thought I should issue sort of a public bulletin. It’s pretty simple:
Good morning, America. Just a friendly reminder that President Trump is still your president.
Listen – I’ll admit, I didn’t vote for the guy. But that’s only because I haven’t voted in three decades. I just don’t give a damn about politics. Or DIDN’T give a damn.
But listening to the impeachment charade yesterday, I’ve gotta tell you something. I’ll be voting in 2020 – and I’ll be voting for the guy who actually gives a shit about law enforcement. That’s Captain Trump.
Did you know that Nancy Pelosi had the gall to actual stand next to a cardboard flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance? The irony on that America-hating, police-bashing fool pretending she loves this country while she tries to light the Constitution on fire would be laughable if it wasn’t so disgusting.
The woman could have been a true leader in the party, stopping the mayhem of a partisan attack on not just President Trump… but on everyone Democrats hate for electing him. But she didn’t.
She was off to a good start, in fairness.
It was right after the midterm elections that her party once again took up the mission of impeaching Trump that they started just after the election, all because they were simply pissed that hardworking Americans had actually voted him into office.
Pelosi repeatedly said she wouldn’t advance the calamity, suggesting it would tear America apart unless there was a bipartisan consensus.
“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path,” she told The Washington Post in March.
She figured she’d wait for special counsel Robert Mueller to deliver on collusion charges, and it would bring everyone together in an impeachment camp. But he didn’t. No collusion.
You’d think that would bring the country back together, right? Proving that President Trump didn’t work with Russian to sway the election.
Of course it didn’t. Because it was never about law and order and doing the right thing – it was always about their raw hatred.
By early June, more than 50 Democrats were openly calling for impeachment again, and still Pelosi resisted.
“I don’t think there’s anything more divisive we can do than to impeach a president of the United States, and so you have to handle it with great care,” Pelosi said to CNN on June 16. “It has to be about the truth and the facts to take you to whatever decision has to be there. It should by no means be done politically.”
Then, on September 24, she flip-flopped on impeachment, seemingly realizing that their best shot at stopping Trump from winning in 2020 would be to impeach him over unverified claims of an anonymous whistleblower regarding Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine.
She believed the call would be the smoking gun.
“The actions of the Trump presidency revealed dishonorable facts of betrayal of his oath of office and betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections,” she said.
But just 24 hours later, the transcript of the Ukraine call was released, and it was a dud.
It didn’t matter to Pelosi, who was at that point confident she had the votes to impeach in the house.
Michael Goodwin put it best in his op-ed in the New York Post:
Watching the so-called debate Wednesday, I was struck by how the impeachers, desperate to inflate their base partisan passions into something noble, have cheapened our nation’s history and language.
They resembled Grade B actors performing for the cameras, their rehearsed references to oaths, prayers, the Founding Fathers, the rule of law, checks and balances and the Constitution itself all sounding contrived. Rather than reflecting actual gravitas, the words were trotted out to create the appearance of it.
That was consistent with Pelosi’s latest demand that her members stay “solemn” in public, so as not to give the impression that they were gloating and joyful. In other words, hide how you really feel so we can fool more people into joining us.
Only the damage to America is real.
So what does it all mean? Is President Trump still the President?
For those of you who slept through Civics class, the answer is yes. He’s still your president.
Wednesday night, the House of Representatives impeached Trump on two articles. They voted almost entirely along party lines – 230-197 to charge Trump with abuse of power and 229-198 to charge him with obstruction of Congress.
Only two Democrats voted against both articles, Reps. Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who is expected to soon switch parties.
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Rep. Jared Golden of Maine voted for one impeachment article and Republican-turned independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan voted to impeach Trump on both counts.
Then there was Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, who simply voted present for both articles.
In the meantime, President Trump held the longest rally speech of his presidency at an event where people waited in massive lines in sub-freezing temperatures all day to see him.
So now what?
The vote moves the impeachment proceedings to the Senate, where a trial is expected in January.
At a policy lunch Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators that he will announce by the end of the week the date for the start of the Senate trial.
Then it will be up to the Senate, which is held by Republicans, to decide whether to convict Trump and remove him from office.
In other words… he’s still your President. And thanks to this political attack by Democrats on President Trump and his supporters… he probably will be for another four years.
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