With the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the U.S. House of Representatives sent a clear message to the American people. Despite the many problems in our country, the top concern for House Democrats is to punish President Trump. His true “crime” is being an outsider, an advocate of “America First” policies and a President committed to “draining the swamp” in Washington D.C. His values make President Trump the enemy of the Deep State, the media, the Democrats and their allies in Hollywood.
It seems the golf at the President’s Cup was so interesting that U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond (D-New Orleans) was mesmerized. He decided to watch the golfing action on his laptop rather than follow the proceedings of the House Judiciary Committee. It would be no problem if Richmond was a golf fan watching at home. Instead, he is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, who is supposedly closely following the hearings to decide whether to impeach the President of the United States.
The Democrats in the House Judiciary Committee have approved the two articles of impeachment against President Trump.
Next week, it will be the full house. The writing is on the wall. Next month, the fork turns and Mitch McConnell takes his seat at the front of the impeachment table.
Now, perhaps, it is a time to reflect.
You know it has been a charade, a fraud, a hoax when a side, who has complained non-stop about the impeachment process, has no problem with the upcoming US Senate trial, even knowing that the man in charge is assuring an acquittal.
For weeks, the Republican Party has slammed the Democrats focused upon what they consider to be unfair hearings. They invaded one of the hearings armed with fried chicken and their phones which was against the House security rules. They tweeted non-stop how crooked was the intel chairman, Adam Schiff. They claim Schiff lied when he read a parody. They don't state that Schiff said publcly that what he was going to read was "essentially" what was written.
Once again, TIME has chosen a reliably liberal recipient to be “Person of the Year.” The winner is 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, who sailed to New York and appeared at the United Nations. TIME Editor-in-Chief Edward Felsenthal called her the “biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet.”
Possibly, TIME believes that Thunberg is the “biggest voice,” but others including Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro think that she is a “brat” because she often lectures adults on the climate change issue. At the United Nations, she famously said “How Dare You!” to conference attendees, challenging them to do more to save the world from climate change. She said that world leaders were destroying the future for young people.
mpeachment judgment day is hheree. So, should the House of Representatives impeach? My answer is yes, BUT.
It was bad enough for House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to subpoena the phone records of businessman Lev Parnas and President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani and other political opponents, but when he released them in his impeachment report it was a stunning abuse of power. In the view of columnist Kimberly Strassel, Schiff’s move “trampled law and responsibility…it was a disgraceful breach of ethical and legal propriety.”
I just saw about 5 minutes of an really fascinating discussion regarding what qualifies as an impeachment offense. Professor Jonathan Turley, who says he is not a Trump supporter, says the case in which he last testified about similar issue (Clinton), is very similar in terms of anger and "paucity of evidence". He says impeachment under these circumstances sets a bad standard for future presidents. Perhaps it will.
Since the beginning of the Ringside Politics TV and radio shows, we have enjoyed an annual Thanksgiving tradition of awarding our “Turkey of the Year” to recognize individuals who distinguished themselves in a particularly foolish way. It seems appropriate since turkeys are commonly regarded as one of the most dim-witted animals on the planet.
The goal of the House Democratic Party leadership is to use the impeachment inquiry to destroy President Donald Trump. They hope to impeach him, followed by conviction and removal from the U.S. Senate. Otherwise, they believe he will be so politically damaged that he will resign before the next election. Ironically, the exact opposite political result is occurring.
This year, it was a perfect opportunity for Louisiana Republicans to defeat a vulnerable Democratic Governor, the only one in the Deep South. Unfortunately, once again, the GOP lost a race it surely should have won.
It must be nice to be John Bel Edwards. On Saturday, he was re-elected to a second term with 51% of the vote even though Louisiana is a conservative “red” state. Other than Edwards, all statewide elected officials in Louisiana are Republicans. In 2016, Louisiana voters supported Donald Trump in the presidential election by a 58-38% margin over the Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton.