Or just shut up. At this point, I can’t say I much care which.
I, for one, have grown weary of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), appearing on every other talk show bloviating about spygate, Ukrainegate, collusiongate, and all the wrongs committed against the Trump presidency and then doing nothing to fight back other than getting his face in front of the camera. Lindsey, do your job or get off the pot — call some hearings, as you promised, and go for the Democrat’s jugular. Show that passion you showed during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when you went on an epic rant against that bevy of Democratic presidential wannabes who were raising the politics of personal destruction as they shredded the presumption of innocence all Americas are supposed to enjoy.
Now you are head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and we might as well have Mr. Rogers sitting in the chairman’s seat. This time the Democrats are not merely trying to take the Senate and keep the Supreme Court from returning to an originalist interpretation of the Constitution, this time they are trying to take out a duly elected President of the United States and all you can do is bleat about why you can’t hold hearings you promised to hold.
Lindsey Graham lied to the American people. He talks now about how he is waiting for the Horowitz report and for U.S. Attorney John Durham to complete his investigation. The Senate is its own boss, Sen. Graham, and does not report to the Department of Justice. The deep-state coup continues past the collusion delusion and into the Ukraine fable of Rep. Adam Schiff, and all Graham is doing is trying to break Susan Rice’s talk show record.
Thereby revealing what it is that’s REALLY important to him. Honestly, folks, with confirmed Vichy GOPe/Deep State boll weevils like McConnell, Graham, and other oleaginous backstabbers pontificating about how “SERIOUSLY” they take the Schittshow “impeachment” farce—how they absolutely positively MUST have a Senate trial because it’s all just so blasted SERIOUS, being absolutely awash to the very scuppers and gunwales in gravitas and SERIOUSNESS themselves—when what they ought to be doing instead is horselaughing the Democrat-Socialist Kommissariat entire right out of Kongressional Kangaroo Kourt without further discussion, my confidence in seeing the Senate blowhards acquit Trump as justice so obviously demands is at this point no better than about 60-40, and falling.
Nonetheless, though, there are a couple of bright spots amid the gathering gloom. Exhibit A:
Encouraging right enough, I suppose, but…ehh, I dunno. The sad fact remains that this disgusting spectacle—a raw attempt at a putsch launched expressly and exclusively to thwart the will of the electorate—should never, ever have gotten off the ground at all—but it has. That says nothing good about the health of the Republic, the likelihood of its continued survival, or the chances of ever truly reining in the Deep State usurpers of whatever’s left of government of, by, and for the people.
Update! I am SO down with this idea.
Trump Requests Impeachment Trial By Combat
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congress’s impeachment inquiry got off to a slow start, with a bunch of people just droning on about “quid pro quo” or something, but things soon got exciting when President Trump marched into the hearing wiedling a broadsword and announced, “I demand trial by combat!”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi then explained to the president that they hadn’t actually determined whether there would be a trial yet, but Trump was undeterred, once again bellowing, “Trial by combat!”
An argument ensued over whether such a thing was allowed, but Trump insisted, “It’s right there in the Constitution. I can have a trial by combat.” Everyone at the hearing admitted they had never actually read the Constitution so they couldn’t verify what Trump had said, but many agreed that it “sounds like something that would be in the Constitution” since the Constitution is “very old.”
“My weapon of choice will be a shotgun,” Trump said, tossing his ceremonial broadsword to the side. “And I will face your strongest.” He looked around the room and settled on Representative Adam Schiff. “That guy. His weapon will be a paddle ball.”
Okay, I admit I just came in my pants a little at that beautiful, beautiful thought.
Updated update! Bill shares his thoughts.
It doesn’t matter whether something “rises to the level of an impeachable offense.” There is no such thing. An impeachable offence is whatever fifty percent plus one congressmen in attendance at the time of the vote say it is.
I believe the House is going to impeach President Donald Trump. I consider the conclusion foregone, in fact, for a number of reasons.
His reasons are solid ones, at which you should go take a look. Conclusions?
So. Trump will be impeached. Sooner rather than later. Much sooner if RBG finally croaks.
Not much point in debating the details, since they don’t actually matter in the larger picture.
At which point Trump becomes at least partly at the mercy of the GOPe embedded in the Senate. Which is a whole different kettle of stinking, rotten fish.
Yep. And if that doesn’t give you serious pause, you haven’t thought things through enough yet.
Updated to the updated update! I hadn’t quite been able to put my finger on it, but a likely source of my heretofore vague unease is this right here.
They don’t necessarily believe they’re going to impeach the president. They just want us talking about it nonstop because that means they’re controlling the narrative. Even if we’re “winning” the conversation, it’s still the conversation they want us having. This conversation is a disruptive cloud over Trump world and can slowly chip away at the stamina of any Independents or Democrats who might have been leaning toward working with or supporting him.
As usual given the complete absence of a true and effective opposition party, even when they lose, they win.