As I said in the previous post, my use of the word “farce” to describe the Democrat impeachment mania is not intended to lessen their moral failure, but rather to highlight their pathetic incompetence.
… their intent is pure evil, but their means are so exposed as stupid that it becomes farcical.
Thus, while there was massive tragedy associated with the Brett Kavanaugh debacle, the naked partisanship of the Democrat politicians and their mainstream media (MSM) enablers led them to behave in ludicrous ways. There was literally no accusation too ridiculous, no yearbook detail too petty that it wasn’t picked up like a Sword of Damocles only to become a wet noodle in their hands.
The Impeachment Farce
When the Democrats, Deep State and MSM decided that President Trump’s phone call with the newly elected president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, would serve as an excellent pretext for (finally!) impeachment, tragedy moved decisively into farce. This transition occurred when President Trump unexpectedly released the phone call transcript. The entire impeachment edifice rested on the foundational assumption that the transcript, due to foreign policy and executive privilege issues, would never see the light of day. Therefore the only source of information about this “crime” would be the secondhand Deep State “whistleblower” complaint and the thirdhand Democrat/MSM accusations.
So when President Trump released the call transcript he blew the wheels out from under the impeachment bandwagon. But the Democrats were so completely committed and their presumption of MSM protection from public scrutiny was so absolute that they plowed forward anyway.
One noteworthy early incident after the transcript’s release was Chairman Adam Schiff’s attempt to read a completely bogus version into the public record. Chairman Schiff sat down in the House Intelligence Committee’s leadership chair and made up out of thin air a rendition of the President’s conversation. The made up “transcript” quoted by Chairman Schiff “confirmed” all of the “whistleblower’s” claims.
From this pathetic opening lie the Democrats careened from one idiotic position to another as they attempted to pin an impeachable crime on the President. We heard endlessly about quid pro quo, until the Democrats’ polling showed public confusion. From there it was off to bribery and treason, but neither of these actual crimes made it into the final Articles of Impeachment.
What we ended up with was one article so broad and vague (i.e., abuse of power) that every President could have been impeached under it (particularly Barack Obama) and another that was so absurd (i.e., obstruction of Congress, which President Obama repeatedly did without Democrat congressional complaint) that only a Democrat politician could say it with a straight face. These articles were so pathetic that the House Prosecutors felt obliged to throw every accusation of evil they had ever imagined in their hate-addled brains against the President, some being:
- Reassertion of the Russian collusion hoax even though the Mueller report had said there was none;
- Mind reading, where the prosecutors claimed to know what thoughts were in the President’s mind;
- Wild imagined descriptions of future crimes by the President (e.g., sell Alaska back to the Russians in return for their help to subvert the 2020 election);
- Claims that the President must prove his innocence rather than they prove his guilt in explicit contradiction of the United States’ legal foundation;
- Claims that for the duly elected President of the United States to not use “talking points” generated by a bunch of unelected, vain Deep State bureaucrats amounted to treason;
- Et cetera…
When the whole clown car started careening into the political ditch there was the New York Times with last minute “bombshell” reports based on illegal leaks from the intelligence community’s vetters of the Bolton book manuscript. However, by this time the coordination between the MSM, Deep State and the Democrat Party had become so transparent that even most elected Republican politicians were able to see it.
And so, on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 every Republican Senator (except Mitt Romney on one article) voted to acquit.
It’s difficult to fathom, let alone describe the hate addled stupidity of what the Democrat Party, Deep State and MSM have done. They have not convicted or even discredited the President. His poll numbers stand now at their highest level ever. What they have accomplished is to unmistakably demonstrate in public their incompetence, dishonesty, mental deficiency and power lust. I understand that these are not necessarily all negatives in the Progressive movement. But to a large number of Americans they are appalling.
Clearly the Democrats believe that there exists an electoral majority that supports their program. If there is then our nation’s life as a republic founded on individual human dignity and liberty is over. My prayer is that, to the contrary, there exists a persistent majority who will reject these vile Progressive proto-totalitarians.