December 10, 2019

Impeachment reconsidered

After listening to the Democrat news conference this morning I have decided to re-examine my position on the matter of impeachment.

Clearly, the Republican Party needs to reconsider their opposition and failure to act in the face of what has been described as malfeasance and high crimes and misdemeanors.

When the President works with a foreign nation to aid in his re-election bid, that is impeachable..

When a President claims Executive Privilege and refuses to release documents or allow administration officials to testify before Congress, that is obstruction of justice and an impeachable offense.

Yes, I am talking about Congress' failure to impeach Obama for promising "more flexibility in negotiations" with Russia if they do nothing to thwart his re-election bid (also known as quid pro quo). And the claims of executive privilege and refusal to hand over documents in the Fast and Furious and IRS targeting scandals.

Clearly the GOP should have used their power to impeach President Obama based on the logic and reasoning behind the Articles leveled at President Trump.

Of course that is ridiculous. Presidents do politics. No sane person tries to abet his own political lynching, and no matter how hard they spin, Nancy and company have nothing except a serious case of butthurt they lost to a crass political outsider. Are we really to take seriously people like Maxipad Waters who insisted she would get Trump impeached before he was even sworn in? sure, that is an unbiased committee chair.

Be careful, at some point the situation is going to be reversed and boy are the Democrats gonna hate, hate, hate the new standards.


Ed Bonderenka said...

I am looking forward to impeachment in the Senate.
I think we can trust Grahame and McConnell to let loose the dogs of war on the dems, whether they like Trump or not.

Anonymous said...

You better start worrying more about policy than party. It's not a football game and we are not talking teams. The policy that have been past may look great now to some but long term have serious issues. Enough with dismissal of half of our population. It will serve no one. This hostile rhetoric is destructive and comes from top down. We need some calm and collective action or life as we and our ancestors have known for over 200 years will be gone. It is that serious.

Joe said...

I agree. I am concerned this is wholly partisan. And since I am conservative, not GOP, I don't really care what happens to the parties - a pox on them both.

I do fear what these Banana Republic activities will do to our nation.

Just as I said, the actions of Obama didn't warrant impeachment and Trumps don't either.

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