IThe impeachment sham

Mission accomplished! 

Trump impeached, mark it down for the history books. Make no mistake about it, this will go down in the Democrat annals of infamy. People are rejoicing over it without thinking about the ramifications of such an act. This is not wrong because Trump supporters don’t like it. This is wrong because no President should be treated this way, Democrat or Republican. 

When Barrack Obama was the President, Republicans talked of impeaching him on more that one occassion, but it was political posturing more than anything. They never pursued it, and after a while they were on record saying they have no plans to impeach him. 

Some people on the right thought that Republicans were giving away their hand by declaring they had no interest in impeaching Obama. Those on the right who felt this way believed that removing the threat of impeachment pretty much was a green light to Obama to do whatever he wanted. In any case, despite many actions that were deemed impeachable by people who opposed Obama, Republicans remembered, learned and applied the lessons from the Bill Clinton impeachment. 

Though Bill Clinton was charged with actual crimes, had his law license suspended as a result and had to pay money in a sexual harassment lawsuit; the idea of removing an elected President, and going against the will of the people was deemed to be an act of sacrilege. Republicans were not going to be flippant with impeachment, especially against a popular President as Obama. If they were going to use impeachment as a tool, not only must they have a solid reason; they would need to have bipartisan and popular backing. 

Fast forward a few years later and Democrats would demonstrate no such reverence or restraint toward the idea of impeachment. They began the shameless, relentless effort to impeach Trump from the moment he took office, after they layed the groundwork when the guy was still campaigning as a candidate for President. Politico started talking about impeachment way back in April of 2016. In November of 2016, one week after the elections; Vanitiy Fair wrote a couple of articles titled “will Trump be impeached,” and “Democrats are paving the way to impeach Trump. On the day of Trump’s inauguration, the Washington Post published an article entitled the campaign to impeach Trump has begun. 

Here is the thing though, that was only the beginning. The campaign to impeach Trump intensified with a blind hatred that has no comparison. Who can forget crazy aunty Maxine who made impeachment her rallying cry from the very beginning of Trump’s tenure while pledging that she will never work with him. She once went on a crazed chant of “impeach 45” at a rally, stoking the equally crazed crowd of supporters who were in attendance at the rally. 

It was no secret that our favorite crazy aunty despised President Trump and wanted to tar him with the scar of impeachment. Jerry Nadler made talk of impeaching Trump the staple of his campaign to be named head of the Judiciary committee. Then we have the famous Rashida Tlaib quote on the very night that she was elected when she delcared that “we’re gonn impeach the MFER,” as she gave her victory speech.

As Senate leader Mitch McConnell so eloquently pointed out earlier today yesterday’s vote to impeach was their seventh attempt to impeach Trump since he was elected. Some of the high crimes and misdemeanors for which the Democrats wanted to impeach Trump include, being impolite to the press, being mean to athletes, and for changing President Obama’s Military transgender policy. That’s not even the half of it, Trump haters even suggested, among a long list of similarly inconsequential acts, that he be impeached for mean tweets. 

Despit all of the calls for impeachment though, even though she wanted to do it, Nancy Pelosi resisted the calls to impeach the President. She knew that they had no reason to impeach him, in addition; she knew that it was bad politics. She once said that calls for Trump’s impeachment are a distraction, and back in March she insisted that impeachment would have to be compelling and bipartisan. So what changed? Well, for one thing the pressure from the ultra lefty representatives in her party were growing stronger, plus when the whole Ukraine “scandal” broke, she taught that the moment had come and it was best to seize it. 

Democrats never expected Trump to release the transcripts though, and figured they could muddy the waters with all kinds of unsubstantiated allegations about what he said, so when he did release the transcripts it was too late for them to turn back. The wheels on the impeachment train were rolling, and they were long past their stop. They knew that they had nothing on Trump, and so they made a conscious decision to rig the impeachment process. 

As McConnell noted, they then set in motion the most rushed, unfair and least thorough impeachment process ever against a President. Whereas the process to impeach Clinton and Nixon literally took one to two years. The Democrats completed their entire process in three short months. 

The President was denied his right to confront his accuser, his counsel was not allowed to question witnesses, Republicans were denied subpoena power, they were not allowed to freely go over documents, their witness list was rejected, and in some instances they were shut out of the process. The whistle blower coordinated with intel committee chairman Adam Schiff and his staff before going to the IG, and we found out that the whistle blower even worked for Joe Biden. None of the Democrat witnesses were privy to the Trump conversation save one, and he too had to admit that the President did not say what the Democrats accused Trump of doing. 

These, plus other irregularities were the norm during the whole impeachment saga. In other words, President Trump was denied all of the norms of due process as the Democrats shamelessly and ruthlessly Kavanaughed him during the entirety of the impeachment sham. 

In the attempt to soften the blowback that is sure to result from the scam, Nancy Pelosi began telling us how sad and prayerful she was about the whole thing. She even wore black on the day of the impeachment vote. After giving the tally of the yays ad the nays, the Democrats spontaneously began to break out into celebratory applause, but they were scolded by Speaker Pelosi with the evil eye, and the wagging of her finger as a reminder to them that it was not a reason to rejoice, but a sad occasion. 

They would do their rejoicing the following day. 

What a fraudulent display! 

The military does not determine foreign policy

Folks, lets get something clear about foreign policy. Foreign policy is not a static concept that every American President is forced to accept, and then work from within that framework when promoting America’s interest abroad.
 
Foreign policy is whatever the sitting President determines that it is. Foreign policy is strictly and exclusively the prerogative of the President in power.
 
One does not have to like that fact, but guess what? That is the way it is! Once again, the President gets to set America’s foreign policy agenda.
 
This is what made the Actions of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman so egregious when he decided to leak the President’s phone conversation with the President of Ukraine to the so called “whistle blower”.
 
According to Vindman, he was concerned by what he believed were President Donald Trump’s attempts to “subvert U.S. foreign policy.”
 
First of all, the notion that Trump was subverting U.S. foreign policy because he asked the Ukraine President to look in to corruption involving the company Crowstrike and Joe Biden’s son is absolutely absurd. It is ludicrous! But more important, who does this Lieut. Col. think he is, inserting himself in the political dealings of the executive?
 
This Officer stepped way out of his lane when he took the action that he did? His action, contrary to the breathless declarations of the media, was not the act of a patriot, but an untrustworthy individual. This was a Soldier who betrayed the trust and the confidence that was placed in him by the Commander in Chief, and he should be held accountable for his action.
 
When this officer concluded that his opinion on foreign policy mattered more than the President who was entrusted by the American people to do that job, and he made the conscious decision to leak the President’s conversation; he committed a grave act of betrayal.
 
Since the beginning of this country’s history, the founders stressed the importance of the Military being under the Command of civilian rulers. They insisted that the Military remain neutral in order to keep themselves out of the political fray, and always be in a position to follow the lawful orders of whoever the Commander in Chief may be.
 
It is not the privilege of any Military Officer to ever determine policy. The idea has has always been for there to be a clear dichotomy between the role of civilian leaders and the role of the Military.
 
The founders knew of the dangers in having a Military that is steeped in politics, and they wanted to make sure that we as a nation never have to deal with those complications.
 
Lieut. Col. Vindman should never be allowed to be in such a position of trust ever again. He should lose his top secret clearance, face disciplinary action under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, and be forced to resign or retire.
 
Thank him for his service and send him packing.
We cannot afford to have Military Officers who behave in this manner.