Can Dems Win Without Impeachment?

Certainly, House Democrats are dead-set on the impeachment of President Trump. In fact, it can be honestly stated that they have for more than two years been on the path towards impeachment. Their latest method is called by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a preliminary impeachment “inquiry.” Never mind there is no Constitutional provision or historical example for such action. We have previously detailed the impeachment process required by the U.S. Constitution. So why would Pelosi label it as an impeachment “inquiry?” Rep. Al Green (D-TX) publicly explained that so Americans would know what impeachment’s real purpose must be when he said this: “We can’t beat Donald Trump at the polls. The only way we can defeat him in 2020 is to impeach him.” That tells us what they’re up to regarding impeachment. But this brings a question to mind: Can Democrats beat President Trump in 2020 WITHOUT impeachment?

Dems Case For Impeachment

Democrats have made significant never-before-seen moves for their attempt to impeach President Trump. In the three previous U.S. presidential impeachments, as required they all began in the House of Representatives. The process itself required a vote in the House for impeachment’s initiation. As Trump’s attorneys have stated, without that vote, the results which must contain those of a majority of House members to move forward, a “formal” impeachment process cannot begin. In all three of those historical impeachments — Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton — such a vote was taken.

That vote is necessary for very critical reasons: when the House votes to initiate impeachment, doing so triggers a process not exactly like but akin to those of a civil trial. The defendant has the right to face his or her accusers, the defense uses similar guidelines as in a civil matter, such as calling their own witnesses, subpoenas for evidence and testimony, and has the right to object to witnesses and/or the production of certain types of evidence by the opposition. Normally the defense has the power to question the accusers under oath. In the current version of impeachment floated by the Left, historical and normal precedents are not in place. Preliminarily, House Democrats have stated in the current impeachment “inquiry,” there is to be no defense authority to issue subpoenas, no cross-examination of witnesses, the calling of their own defense witnesses, or basic objections that are allowed to be included on the record. The President and his legal staff have arduously pushed-back on this unprecedented impeachment process and put House Democrats on notice that the White House will NOT comply with any of their demands unless and until the House initiates the historical process of impeachment. How? Have a full vote in the House.

As far as Democratic “ammunition” to support impeachment, the same old talking points are front and center: election collusion by the Trump Campaign, first with Russia in 2016 — which was debunked in the Mueller Report — the President’s alleged obstruction of justice, which was also debunked, and the latest allegation is Mr. Trump’s collusion with Ukraine to interfere somehow in the 2020 presidential election. Add to that Mr. Trump’s unilateral pullout of troops previously protecting Kurds in Syria which has opened up the door for Turkey to take military action against the Kurds, and impeachment cries are louder.

Leading their charge is America’s favorite Congressional litigator: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA). Schiff himself is facing a barrage of allegations of wrongdoing. Those include, but are not exclusive to, lying on numerous occasions, committing “real” collusion with members of a foreign government himself, efforts on his part to get foreign sources to provide information defamatory to the President, even though the sources of that information were known to be unreliable at best but that were knowingly unverified and unverifiable.

That now-infamous phone call between President Trump and Ukraine’s President Zelensky was what the Democrats termed the “final straw” necessary to justify their formal push for impeachment. President Trump to their chagrin immediately released the official transcript of that call which showed NO evidence of any wrongdoing on the part of President Trump. Democrats shouted to the World that in the call, President Trump threatened Ukraine with withholding of financial aid for Ukraine that Congress had already approved. That was false. Then Democrats grasped at this theory: “Mr. Trump asked Mr. Zelensky to continue Ukraine’s canceled corruption investigation of then VP Joe Biden and his son Hunter. That proves that President Trump was trying to force Ukraine to investigate Biden — Trump’s chief opponent in the 2020 presidential race. Trump’s trying to impact for his favor a foreign government to investigate Biden for the purpose of pushing Biden out of the race!”

One of the problems with that claim is that President Zelensky said there was no such request make of Mr. Trump that included any type of quid pro quo. That was confirmed by the recently resigned Special Envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker. Volker resigned that position last week but stated after that in a closed-door congressional hearing that there was NO such request from President Trump or any other request that could even remotely be construed as a bargaining attempt by President Trump.

But that’s not good enough for Democrats. When their “evidence” they are using to get Mr. Trump is debunked, they just double-down. And they have again. When that first whistleblower who wasn’t legally a “whistleblower’s” story was proven to be unsubstantiated, Democrats are ready to trot out another!

What Happens if the House Votes to Impeach?

Without over-simplification, there will be a formal investigation. Evidence of Trump’s alleged wrongdoing will be presented in the form of multiple types of evidence, the testimony of witnesses, and probable testimony by the President. Subsequent to those, charges are devised by the House Judiciary Committee. Each charge will be presented to the full House and voted on separately. If a majority of House Members vote to confirm one or more of the charges, those will be turned over to the Senate to consider. The Senate will vote to either take up each charge or decline to. The charges (if any) that are voted to be taken up will then be included in a real trial of the President. If he is convicted of any of the charges, he will then be removed from office. If not, (as in the case of Bill Clinton) the impeachment process is completed.

What Happens Then?

The President will be free to proceed with the obligations of his office in serving, presumably through the 2020 election. Of course, if re-elected he will remain in office for a second term.

The Polls

As always, one can find a presidential poll that supports pretty much any position. Normally a network considered by most to be a conservative news outlet — FOX News — released a poll Wednesday, October 9, 2019, that showed more than 50% of Americans currently support an impeachment preceding to be held to consider the removal of President Trump. The Quinnipiac Polling organization, however, released another poll that shows that 37% of Americans want impeachment to take place.

This polling process leads us to make this observation: almost every poll “tries” to poll a realistic segment of Americans whose opinions “should” reflect the majority of Americans. However, the fact that most polling segments are of at the most of 1000-2000 Americans, it is simply not pragmatic to accept that such a small section of the American population could realistically provide accurate and factual representation of ALL Americans. Who can forget polling on the very morning of the 2016 election? By almost every poll, Hillary Clinton had already won the election.

I find it hard to believe that Americans at this point want the President impeached. But who am I to say? After all, my saying so would be simply my opinion. Of course, it depends on which newscaster, which news writer, which opinion show host you read or listen to, you’ll find if not an exact 50-50 split on opinion, something close to it.

Summary

Until this apparent abandonment by the Trump Administration of the Kurds in Syria who have been guarding hundreds of ISIS fighters in jails there, I could not see a way that would lead Americans to support impeachment. The Kurd’s argument is for another day. That (just like in all political circumstances) requires a lengthy and very detailed conversation. We’ll take it up, but we’ll wait and do so in another story on another day. But the Left has been pummeling the President for doing so, even if it was one of his campaign promises in 2016. Sadly, there are Republicans who support President Trump that have come out loudly against these military actions.

The tide of American opinion on this issue could weigh heavily on how this impeachment decision goes. And as of today, it doesn’t look good for the President on that front.

However, we all know there are numerous circumstances within our country that certainly trump (no pun intended) consideration of any foreign situations. Americans have under this President determined to view the necessary functions of the U.S. government in a new light. They understand the U.S. cannot afford to police the whole world and need to allow foreign entities to be their own countries and fight the fights which they choose. This may be one of those.

War is never easy. And in wars, someone always dies. That’s a functional and horrific by-product of each war. But we did NOT pick this or any other Middle Eastern war currently underway. We have stepped in to back those considered to be our allies. This is one of those cases.

It’s too soon to make a call there.

I have always and still feel that the impeachment pending as well as the 2020 election both depend on how Americans feel about themselves, their homes, their jobs, their families, and the economy of the United States. Even with the things hanging over the U.S. that are, if these factors in an imaginery pile are leaning toward the good of Americans, President Trump will NOT be removed from office and WILL be re-elected.

That’s just my two cents!

 

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Democrat Hatred For “Trump 77”

Remember the famous chants by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) in public meetings that started immediately after Donald Trump’s inauguration? It started in something of a benign fashion, but it took off. Now you’ll see small rallies of her supporters screaming at the top of their lungs, “Impeach 45! Impeach 45! Impeach 45!” 

Obviously, Trump is the 45th President of the United States. But Ms. Waters’ chants “Impeach 45” are not really what Democrats are angry about. Certainly, they want him gone. But the “Impeach 45” chant had nothing to do with Donald Trump as president. It solely relates to the number “77.”

What’s the significance of the number “77?”

77: The Perfect Number

Let’s eliminate what is NOT the number 77:

  • 77 is not the number of people in the House of Representatives — 435
  • 77 is not the number of people in the U.S. Senate — 100
  • 77 is not the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices — 9
  • 77 is not Donald Trump’s age when he was elected — 70 (pretty close!)
  • 77 is not the number of voters in the electoral college — 538
  • 77 is not the U.S. interstate highway through Washington (I-95) or Manhattan — I-78 (pretty close!)
  • 77 is not the number of Democrat Party 2020 Candidates — a couple of dozen or so
  • 77 is not the number of golf courses Donald Trump’s company owns — 16
  • 77 is not the number of hotels Donald Trump’s company owns — 11

We could go on and on with this. There are many things that are NOT related to number 77 and Donald Trump. To our knowledge, there is only one number 77 that pertains to Candidate Trump/President Trump.

What is it?

77 was the margin of victory in the electoral college by which Donald J. Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election over Hillary Clinton: 304 to 227. (Note: Not all members of the electoral college voted for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: 3 were cast for Colin Powell, 1 for “Faith Spotted Owl,” and 3 for Bernie Sanders)

What’s the big deal?

The answer to that is quite simple: though there are 44 previously elected presidents who won their elections by a larger electoral college tally than did Donald Trump, there is no more historically surprising presidential election electoral college result than that of Mr. Trump. And it set the world on fire — at least all those who voted the other way. But it’s the votes of those 77 that launched a hate-demonstration that began immediately after the election and continues to this day some 2 1/2 years later. Those 77 voters (in the minds of Democrats) attacked the very fiber of the Nation by voting against Hillary Clinton. Those 77 obviously did not understand the historical purpose of the 2016 election. What part of the Nation’s fabric was attacked by those 77? In the minds of Democrats is the automatic right for Ms. Clinton to carry-on with the processes, some that were public, some that were secret — of President Barack Obama during his eight years at the top of the U.S. Government. Apparently, those 77 plus their counterparts who voted the same way felt differently than did Democrats.

But isn’t that what democratic elections are supposed to be about? The angst of Democrats for the choice of those 77 should be levied against all 304 who voted against Hillary Clinton (and for Bernie Sanders, Colin Powell, and “Faith Spotted Owl”) if you support that line of reason. But the will of the people has no necessarily direct relation to any political party — unless the majority of those people feel that party’s specific way. And their preference constitutionally always carries the day. That is as it should be.

If we somehow change that process, so will the process put in place by our forefathers that they carefully and meticulously crafted to lash out against the exact  mob-rule control held in Europe that today’s Democrats support: “the majority rules.” To embrace that is to denigrate, de-humanize, and deprive voters in the minority of even having any constitutional election rights. To embrace that negates the substance of our foundation pillar — that of a Constitutional Representative Republic.

Americans chose the latter and overwhelmingly still do.

I remember watching with my parents on a black and white television the results of the Nixon-J.F.K. election. I remember that the election went the way my parents did not feel was the right way. But instead of adopting today’s presidential candidate’s followers reactions, my parents, their friends that felt the same way along with millions of other Americans gave not a single thought to lashing out at the winner, the process, the Constitution, or the Rule of Law. More than the results of any presidential election, they were committed to our country, its laws, its political processes, its Congress, and its president regardless of party affiliation. My parents both wept as we watched John John Kennedy stand stoically in a stiff salute to the flag-draped coffin holding his father as it rolled by on its way to Arlington Cemetery. That day, that year, that decade, the only thing that mattered about John F. Kennedy to Americans was that he was assassinated. That was wrong — everyone, regardless of party, thought that assassination was wrong. Differ from his policies, many did. But he was still our President. And to all those millions of American patriots who chose another candidate, that’s all that mattered to them, too.

So what’s happened? Compared to all the elements surrounding JFK’s 1960 election victory over Republican Richard Nixon, today’s elections and all the hoopla associated with them are equal to the bombing and aftermath of the atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. There’s no civility. There’s no reasoning. In debates, the overriding objective of every candidate is to destroy their opponents in front of cameras beaming into 200+ million American homes. It’s seldom about policy positions and applicable facts surrounding those positions. Personal attacks and even non-stop attempts to with “political narrative” that is seldom truthful but always demonstrative and loud, denigrate each opponent in ways that scare to death half of all Americans looking-in. Politicians have either lost the ability to make themselves look and sound a better choice for voters based on policies and instead just make sure every voter knows for certain their opponents are the scum of the Earth.

Summary

What did our founding fathers feel about the vitriolic demeanor they felt would sneak into the politics of America? Why did they feel it would do that? It’s because they fought it then and felt we should now:

If we do not learn to sacrifice small differences of opinion, we can never act together. Every man cannot have his way in all things. If his own opinion prevails at some times, he should acquiesce on seeing that of others preponderate at other times. Without this mutual disposition, we are disjointed individuals but not a society.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, 23 July 1801

“The spirit of party opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.“
     ~ George Washington, Farewell Address, 19 September 1796.

  • We must indeed hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall hang separately.” Ben Franklin, 4 July 1996
  • ”Clean your finger before pointing it at others.” Ben Franklin
  • “Love your enemies, for they tell you your fault.” Ben Franklin

I know, I know: I’m holding out hope for impossibilities in this regard. But what I am absolutely certain of is if Congress does not find ways to bridge differences and work together for the specific needs of all Americans, our nation is doomed to the eventual fate predicted by Thomas Jefferson. And that is that democracies typically fall apart after about 200 years. His was a prediction based on history. Based on that history, the U.S. is about 55 years into borrowed time.

Could this be the beginning of the end? It could be, but it certainly does not have to be. If it is to be Armageddon for America, it will be because of the choice of the American majority to allow it.

Some who are partners of TruthNewsNetwork remember when I predicted before Donald Trump formally declared his bid for president that if he ran, he would win. I did not say that because I’m a partisan Republican hack or that I despised Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton or, for that matter, anyone. First, I am not a Republican or a Democrat. I’m a registered voter not tied to either party. For those of you in Rush Limbaugh’s fairytale city of Rio Linda, California, that means I’m a registered Independent. My prediction was not politically based nor was it politically motivated. I’m an entrepreneur, a longtime company owner of a company I founded in 1992, an employer of many people serving many clients, some large, some small. I have 27 years of working with people — fellow Americans — who come from every walk of life. I’m a lifelong Christian who believes in honesty, integrity, communicating peacefully whenever possible, and caring for the needs of others even when those needs do not align with my perspectives on life and may believe others’ needs may be largely because of their own poor decisions. I honestly felt at the time that Donald Trump was and is that kind of person — well maybe minus several of the above traits I wish he had. But, you know what? When I made that prediction, I did not think that I needed (or even could) vote for Jesus Christ: He wasn’t in the race! Donald Trump was the next best choice for me because I felt and still feel he puts the needs and welfare of his fellow Americans above the two most important things all American politicians need to copy: their personal selves and their personal political ideologies.

In living life every day, politics is really just a small piece of the puzzle that they have to align in their lives each day. And only politicians and political hacks have the luxury of being able to think politics is more than that.

A quick note in closing: Tomorrow — Saturday — you will see our Bullet Points for this week so those of you who are interested in the behind-the-scenes of the most important stories of the week that you may have missed, you can get them in short-form. Sunday, we’ll be right back in the saddle with Ukraine-Gate, Impeachment Gate, and Pelosi-Schiff Gate. Don’t miss any of it!

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Dems: “Impeachment Not Necessary But Expedient”

So impeachment looks like a certainty: or is it? It depends on who you listen to. Certainly, if you spend your news viewing allotment watching CNN or MSNBC the answer is a resounding “Yes!” But several of the conservative television and newspapers are not so positive. So what do we at TruthNewsNetwork think?

I’m on record — and have been for two years — saying Trump WILL be impeached. But one must understand all of the factors that weigh into such a decision by Democrats. Let’s take a look at a few of those — the most obvious ones — and then I’ll give you an explosive conclusion using some facts you may not have considered. (Don’t cheat and scroll down to the Summary!) Let’s do this in Bullet Points.

Bullet Points

  • There has been non-stop anguish since the 2016 midterms for Speaker Nancy Pelosi because of those House extremists on the Left. They are led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who from the day of her swearing-in has been out front regarding some “necessity” for Congress to impeach President Trump. Many House Democrats are hesitant, remembering what happened when House Republicans chose to impeach Bill Clinton. In the next election, Democrats took control of the House, primarily due to Republican impeachment actions against Clinton, who was acquitted in the Senate trial. American voters were hacked off at Republicans and sent them a message turning the House Democratic. There are many other factors that weigh into the decision to impeach Trump. Dems are nervous about the Trump accomplishments that have been monumental, especially in economics, knowing that middle class Americans are plugged into the economy. Democrats have so far not offered any assurances to Americans that whatever their economic plans are, they will lead Americans to a higher financial place than has Trump. Whether or not Pelosi and the Far Left will be able to coerce enough fellow Dems to the impeachment side remains to be seen. After all, many of those were elected in 2016 from very red districts because of Donald Trump’s promises. His accomplishments would certainly cement their representative status in their districts if there is NO impeachment.
  • Speaking of the economy, Clinton advisor James Carville during Clintons 1996 campaign took-on Democrats regarding the Democrat Party platform which was very “light” on economical issues. Republicans were fairly light with new ideas for the ‘96 election to the glee of Carville. While Dems concentrated mostly on the unfairness of Republicans impeachment of Clinton and how it severely hurt the nation, Carville reminded those Dems that what really matters in elections is the U.S. economy: “It’s the Economy, Stupid,” he famously stated. Democrats today face a vapid atmosphere in their party regarding economical issues and plans for 2020. The Trump economy, if it holds, will make it tough to talk about how Trump substantively somehow to negate America’s economic boom. So they are now of single focus: “Get Donald Trump!”
  • Legislation. House Democrats have held approximately 1200 votes on proposed legislation in this Congress. They do have the majority in the House and should therefore be able to pass every piece of legislation they choose. And some of the “fluff” in legislation they consider gets passed by the Senate. But when it comes to meaningful legislation on key issues, they are hard-pressed to find enough backing from Republicans necessary to help make it happen. There MUST be a villain for Democrats to use to blame for their legislative ineptitude. That villain, of course, is Donald Trump. “He’s so mean we must impeach him!”
  • What are the planks in the Democrat Party platform for the 2020 election? I bet you cannot name a single one, save maybe those old standby issues: Pro Choice, Second Amendment revision, Climate Change, immigration/open borders, universal healthcare, free secondary education with the cancelation of all student debt. Those have become really tired. What new ideas are there? One would think that with the multiple Democrat presidential debates so far a multitude of new and innovative plans for America would have been rolled out. But not a single one! Clinton had the threats of impeachment and his continuous “There’s no there there,” and “I never had sexual relations with that woman” mantra, but primarily used the “We must unite Congress to get some substantive legislation for the People!” cry. It worked. These 2020 Democrats are being forced to find one or two issues that resonate with Americans. There are plenty of such opportunities in the U.S. today. But they instead concentrate on one thing: Donald Trump. Before we move on, it’s important for everyone to know exactly what Democrats are standing on for 2020. Rather than list them here, here’s a Wikipedia link that charts the specific positions by all Democrat presidential candidates on the most important issues. Before we move on here, click on the link and take a look at them. When you finish and come back here, you will be shocked at how almost all of their issues require intense confiscatory policies be implemented to use to attack American taxpayers to make 95% of the Dem promises possible. Here’s the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_the_2020_Democratic_Party_presidential_primary_candidates
  • A virtual lack of real leadership. It became obvious after the 2018 midterm elections that Nancy Pelosi had very little control of her caucus. Those rookies that are constantly in the news are very far left. The moderate segment of their party has been virtually silent leaving a vacuum that these rookie party leftists jumped right into. For months, theirs were the only Democrat Party voices being heard. But now, Pelosi and Company have a new “angle” — Ukraine. They were actually angry when Donald Trump shared the transcript of the controversial conversation he had with the Ukrainian President white which they had already planned to load their attack. But it’s out there. And they’re spinning it everyday. There’s very little else for them to use for 2020 at this point — at least anything that makes sense. Their insistence of Trump collusion — at least the first couple of chapters of that tired novel — keep running dry. It is much more comforting to them to believe a foreign power was behind Trump’s election rather than the reality that it was the American people being fed up with the Left. They just cannot let that go. The FBI probe of Trump’s campaign started under Obama. That was “foreign intervention Chapter One.” Robert Mueller signed on for a “real” investigation that found squat in the way of Trump collusion or obstruction of justice. That was Chapter Two. Chapter Three? “Ukraine-Gate!”

Summary

Have you wondered about all this hard work Democrats have done to keep Trump out of the White House and then when he won to kick him out of Washington? What could they be doing? What could be their purpose? It starts and ends here: He spoiled their grand plans of a complete government takeover led by the darling of the left — Hillary Clinton. Obviously they had spent years — at least eight years — to devise and implement that plan. They were shocked and unprepared for Trump’s victory.

All of their attempts failed. There’s only one possibility remaining for them to use to accomplish the Trump eviction: Impeachment. So for about a year, they have continued to float the impeachment balloon as a “possibility if the facts lead us there.”

If we don’t move forward with impeachment against Donald Trump, what Trump is going to say in the fall of 2020 is, ‘You see, these folks that are always trying to investigate me, they talked a big game about impeachment. You know why they didn’t move forward with it? Because they didn’t have any evidence. I didn’t do anything wrong,’” Julian Castro, presidential candidate said. “So basically, you’re going to give him a clean bill of political health.”

Why are they so locked-in on impeachment? Some think they are simply trying to consume news minutes through November 2020. If they could do that, they might be able to continue their dumbing-down of any Trump accomplishments. They could also hide their blatant vacating of Capitol Hill for the purpose of legislating. It’s the old, “Look, Look in my left hand. Do you see what’s in there?” trick. They are hiding what’s in their right hand. What’s in that other hand?

What’s in it? The Truth! The truth is they now have a specific two-part plan for the 2020 election in which they are desperate to unseat Mr. Trump. Impeachment is nothing more than Part One of their plan. I personally feel Democrats don’t really care if they can possibly be successful in getting the House to vote articles of impeachment. And certainly they are at best uncertain of the likelihood of getting 67 Senate votes to remove President Trump from office. So what could Plan Two B?

Democrats feel certain between now and November 2020 they can run sufficient nasty “stuff” through their lapdogs, the Mainstream Media, to perpetuate non-stop negativity-building by the Media to so sicken Americans that they will turn Trump out.

Do you disagree? If so, what are your thoughts. Post in the comments section below or to remain anonymous, email me at dan@TruthNewsNet.org.

Don’t forget this: Rep. Al Green (D-TX) stated this publicly: “We’ve got to impeach Trump. If we are unsuccessful Americans will be so upset with us they’ll return him to the White House.”

From the mouths of babes……