impeachment

A Strong Economy Will Trump Impeachment Antics

David Catron, The American Spectator

The tightening labor market is a result of the dramatic increase in job creation fueled by Trump’s tax cuts and aggressive deregulation of business. Moreover, no matter how long impeachment lasts, the market forces already set in motion by Trump's policies will continue to produce economic growth, create jobs, and increase real wages. Unless he is caught on video eating a baby, the impeachment charade will eventually end, Trump will emerge stronger politically, and the economy will be growing apace. Then, on Election Day, the voters will decide whether they prefer paychecks or Democratic pie in sky. Most will vote for paychecks.

End impeachment secrecy

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The Democratic drive to impeach Trump over Ukraine is the first impeachment proceeding solely about foreign policy. The exercise of foreign policy sometimes involves secrecy. The imposition of secrecy was an enormous problem in public understanding of the Trump-Russia affair. Now, the American people deserve to know precisely why one party in the House proposes to remove the president. They deserve to know the facts behind the Ukraine matter. It is simply inconceivable that a party could seek to remove a president but say to the American people, in essence: Trust us, we've got good reason. The impeachment proceedings should be opened up.

The Pre-Impeachment of Donald Trump Never Stopped

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Here we are approaching the holiday season with our country -- despite record-low unemployment, growing salaries, and a near-record stock market -- riven as never before since that original Civil War, the madmen and women in Washington driven by a bloodlust more appropriate to the Middle Ages. Will they come to their senses and start addressing matters that actually have to do with people's lives, not their own puny ambitions, and petty hatreds? Unlikely. So what are we "deplorables' to do? For now, take a breath and maybe look Heavenward... and make sure we're registered to vote in November 2020 in Surprise II, the Sequel.

‘Groundhog’ Dems again ‘left’ behind

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Trump's fundraising set a record haul of $125 million and the surge of 50,000 small donors was especially impressive. To be sure, we are in the early innings of what is certain to be a months-long slog. The momentum will shift frequently, and the outcome is unpredictable. However, I got a glimpse of a worst-case scenario for Dems at a recent gathering with 10 friends. All New Yorkers, about half have been supporters of the president. While nearly that many believe the president will be impeached by the House, none thinks he will be convicted by the Senate. Here’s the real shocker: All 10 believe he will be re-elected.

126 Conservative Leaders Denounce Attempts to Impeach President Trump

126 participants in the Conservative Action Project have released a letter to Congress saying it is becoming increasingly clear that this march toward impeachment is nothing more than a partisan coup d’état to overturn the 2016 election and prevent voters from making their own decision as to whether to reelect the president in 2020.

There’s Dumb And Then There’s Impeachment Dumb

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

The Dems are going to flunk out of the Electoral College again. Impeachment is all fun and games for now. Schiff is in the spotlight and loving it. The media is collectively wetting itself. And the House is going to eventually vote 218 to 217 – Nancy will give as many purples a pass as she can – to pull the trigger. And then it will go over to the Murder Turtle’s lair and the first thing that Senate Majority Leader McConnell will do is issue a subpoena to Hunter Biden to come chat at the trial. That will be fun. Hey, Gropey Joe’s snort-unate son might actually show up if the invitation comes from someone nicknamed Cocaine Mitch.

Impeachment in search of a high crime

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

American citizens will decide whether they want to replace Mr. Trump or allow him to serve another term. Any unbiased observer would tell you that it would be far fairer and more just and more honest and do far less damage to our country to allow citizens to make this decision rather than giving it to a bunch of angry, rabid Democrats in Congress. Certainly, polling suggests the American people would rather have that choice to make themselves. The only problem for Democrats is if they don’t run on impeaching Mr. Trump, they have to fall back on the issues and all their policy platforms. And that would destroy them at the ballot box.

Trump Fundraising Haul Shows Impeachment Backfiring on Dems

Brad Parscale, Real Clear Politics

Republicans and independent voters are reacting to the impeachment announcement by showing their support for the president in the only way they can for the time being: by going online and making a contribution.  If this week’s GOP fundraising haul is any indication, Pelosi didn’t just drive another nail into the coffin awaiting the Democrats’ nominee next year, she may also be looking at serious losses in the swing House districts that handed her the speaker’s gavel in 2018. The moderate Democrats in those seats are already being put on the spot by impeachment. Their Republican challengers are poised to hold them accountable back in their home districts.

Tell Romney, Sasse And Collins To Stop Their Virtue Signaling Attacks On Trump

The toll-free Capitol Switchboard is (1-866-220-0044) we urge CHQ readers and friends to call Senators Romney, Sasse and Collins to tell them to stop virtue signaling about President Trump and to support an investigation into the gross corruption of Joe and Hunter Biden.

Impeachment Is About Putting Down the Peasants’ Revolt

David Catron, The American Spectator

Trump’s supporters aren’t as dumb as their “betters” clearly believe them to be. They know the Washington establishment is out to get the president in order to disfranchise the 63 million “deplorables” who voted him into office for the purpose of effecting genuine change in the way things are done inside the Beltway. Trump’s supporters know the Democrats hate him because, despite the incessant harassment to which he and his administration have been subjected, he has fulfilled most of his campaign promises. They know Trump’s impeachment is really an attempt to suppress what Beltway insiders regard as a peasants’ revolt against the proper order of things.

Don't call it impeachment — Call it a witch hunt

Newt Gingrich, Fox News

No person who has any serious concern about the Constitution should use the word "impeachment" to describe what is closer to a Salem witchcraft trial than an orderly process of seeking justice. An investigation would be fine. The investigation should include looking into when and who changed the rules for whistleblowing — and who were the sources for the whistleblower? How many of them are in fact liberal Democrats buried deep in the federal bureaucracy who hate Trump? Who leaked it to the news media? This whole thing is a political mugging and should not be honored with the term "impeachment." I hope that people would just recognize this as a coup d'etat.

Biden Busted as Pelosi Pushes Coup d’Etat

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

A “legislative coup d’état” is exactly what this so-called “impeachment” really is. Pelosi and her Democrat caucus have been trying to overturn the 2016 election from the get-go, and this coup is but the latest attempt. Make no mistake. When it comes to President Trump, the Left — with Pelosi as its figurehead — can’t act fast enough to push its legislative coup d’état. And at the same time the Leftist State Media will do everything in its power not only to support the coup but also to protect Biden, and beyond that former President Obama from any investigation into Obama-Biden corruption in their dealings with Ukraine. This is a seriously bad moment in American history.

Beware the 'Right-Wing Media Machine'?

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy is warning the public about a "right-wing media machine" that has demonstrated "zero willingness to abide by any traditional rules of engagement." That shameless "machine" opposing President Trump's impeachment and removal is, of course, composed of Fox News, talk radio, conservative websites and an "army of trolls" on the internet. It's easy to say your opponent is "weaponizing" information or specializes in "disinformation." What's hard is to believe the leftist media that portrays itself as "independent" and "nonpartisan" and only working to make "democracy" work. Nobody's buying that nonsense, and nobody should put up with the leftist media's duplicity.

'Heartbroken' Pelosi Fast-Tracks Impeachment

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Republicans should not allow Democrats to fast-track this process but should give their troops time to recognize the stakes involved, organize a defense and repel this latest establishment attempt to overthrow an outsider president. Force all the Democratic candidates for president to take a stand on removing Trump for high crimes — over a nebulous phone call to Kiev. And the U.S. Senate should refuse to take up and should return to the House any bill of impeachment done in a short-circuited and savagely partisan manner, as this one is being done. There should be no rush to judgment. Tell the nation that the people will decide his political fate in November 2020.

Hey Democrats, Impeach This!

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

There is the possibility – remote, but worth considering – that the kind of spineless invertebratism of the remaining Mitt Romneys in the GOP somehow leads to 20 Republicans joining the Democrats and removing Trump on whatever trumped-up charges eventually take shape. The softcons imagine a return to the status quo ante of progressive victories and gentlemanly defeat for conservatives. Good luck with that. Do they think Americans will just sort of sigh, think “Well, we had a good run as citizens – time to be subjects,” and just go along? Or do you think the Democrats will start another round of civil chaos like they did when the Republicans refused to sign-off on slavery forever?

Impeachment: The Hearsay Conundrum

William Murchison, The American Spectator

On hearsay evidence — nothing proved, nothing established, nothing contextualized — it’s proposed we start an impeachment war sure to deepen political hostilities, roil our economic arrangements, and likely undermine foreign respect for our power and ideals. With no guarantees of visiting harm upon Donald J. Trump. The point, then, the point! What are we trying to accomplish here? Funny coincidence: It’s the very course the speaker recommended during the Obamacare debate. “We have to pass the bill,” Mrs. Pelosi informed us, “so we can find out what’s in it.” We have become as a people, it would seem, moral slobs, barely alert to the finer points of dispute resolution.

Impeachment: A Preview for What Could Come Next for Donald Trump

Hans von Spakovsky, National Interest

As the inquiry moves forward, it is important to understand that the Framers of the Constitution did not provide for impeachment as a partisan political weapon or as a response to a president’s policies with which members disagree. The House has impeached only two presidents in our history: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999. Both were acquitted by the Senate and, therefore, remained in office. Impeachment is a way of removing public officials for serious misconduct. It has been used very rarely in American history and should follow the norms and standards that America’s Founders understood when they provided for it in the Constitution.

In Trump impeachment, 'no one is above the law' could backfire on Democrats

Byron York, Washington Examiner

By stressing that Trump is not "above the law," Democrats are basing their case against the president on the argument that he broke the law and must be held accountable. But it's not at all clear that Trump broke any laws in the Ukraine matter. In the face of a vigorous Republican defense, any argument on that question is likely to end inconclusively. It will be very, very hard for House Democrats to show that Trump committed a crime. Democrats have not helped their cause by accusing Trump of criminal behavior. "No man is above the law" sounds good, but it requires the impeachers to make a case that the president did, indeed, break the law. Look for Democrats to seek an easier route.

Joe Biden's Parenting Is the Real Problem, Not Impeachment

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

We don't need Biden in the White House for a lot of reasons, but Joe's terrible example with Hunter is certainly one of them. How would he be as a spokesman for fathers in the home? Thankfully, it's getting increasingly unlikely that we will have him as president anyway. Panic has set in. News is breaking that Biden's campaign wrote executives at ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and Fox News not to have Rudy Giuliani on the air. Rush Limbaugh is surely correct. We are in the midst of a "Cold Civil War." Biden himself, it's safe to predict, will soon be a sideshow, whatever his "family values." Warren, as most realize, is already the Dems' frontrunner. But the real action is with William Barr.

Pelosi Bows to Hollywood Extremists

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

When Nancy Pelosi finally announced she would support an impeachment process, Tinseltown was positively giddy. The entertainment elites believe they are unusually gifted people. Yes, in American society, they are the closest things to royalty, a suggestion that should trigger nausea. But that is a reflection of society. What amazes is that these people actually believe they are royalty and, as such, are aghast when the unwashed masses don't agree. This latest impeachment attempt only underlines two things. First, they don't believe in democracy. Second, as usual, they have no idea what they're talking about, since nothing they're proclaiming will come to pass.