Choosing a side (or not)

“Thus, at least, venerable and philanthropic old men now in their honored graves used to talk to me when I was a boy.  But since then I have grown up and have discovered that these philanthropic old men were telling lies. Now, I have not lost my ideals in the least; my faith in fundamentals is exactly what it always was.  What I have lost is my old childlike faith in practical politics.  I am still as much concerned as ever about the Battle of Armageddon…” – GK Chesterton

With the liberal media dominating the press with the doom and gloom of the impeachment hearings and their apparent bias against Trump, it sure keeps the majority of the people distracted.  There is a strong focus on division rather than any type of unity for the average American. This reminds me a lot of the wars between Jobs/Apple and Gates/IBM – all the while Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were having coffee together, I wonder if Trump and Pelosi are doing the same………… 😊

Within the last couple of days Peter Lucas from the Boston Herald published the following newsletter (just to stir up the waters a little):

“Nancy Pelosi has been hoisted by her own petard.

It is not a common phrase used much these days. It goes back to Elizabethan England, the 1600s and William Shakespeare. No doubt the learned signers of the U.S. Constitution were aware of it

A petard was a bomb, and to hoist it meant that it went off prematurely and hoisted the bombmaker off the ground. In other words, it blew up in the bombmaker’s face.

That is what has happened to Pelosi. Her decision to impeach President Trump on the flimsiest of charges is blowing up in her face.

Shakespeare used the petard phrase in his play “Hamlet,” a bloody drama. That is what the partisan Democrat plan to destroy Trump with hearings was supposed to be, a bloody drama.

Instead, with Rep. Adam Schiff of California in charge, the hearings were more like Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” a comedy based on deception, disguise and manipulation with Schiff playing the buffoon.

Now the hearings have shifted from Schiff’s misnamed House Intelligence Committee to fellow Trump-hating New York Rep. Jerry Nadler’s joke of a House Judiciary Committee.

But don’t expect much difference between the two. As distinguished scholar Victor Davis Hanson pointed out, “Nadler is as duplicitous as Schiff but lacks the Californian’s cunning.”

The trouble with Pelosi’s partisan impeachment jihad against Trump — she has called him an imposter — is that she really has nothing to impeach him for, but is doing it anyway, damn the consequences.

One of the consequences will be that the Republican-controlled Senate after a trial will vote to acquit Trump and everybody knows it. Before the Senate does that, the public will have heard damaging testimony from subpoenaed witnesses like Hunter Biden who will be forced to explain how he got so rich on Ukrainian money while his father, Joe Biden, was vice president.

You will recall the video of Joe Biden bragging about threatening to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid from the Ukrainians when he was vice president unless they fired the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden’s lucrative deals with Burisma, the corrupt Ukrainian energy company.

Partisan impeachment will come back and bite the Democrats. The country is not behind it. It will help re-elect Trump, who will point out that not only did Pelosi fail to oust him, she and the Democrats accomplished nothing else to boot.

The House must first vote to impeach the president before it goes to the Senate. This means that Pelosi will force some 30 or so freshman Democrats, elected in 2018 from districts that Trump carried in 2016, to vote for impeachment. And if they do, all of them will face serious challenges from a Republican in 2020.

Over the past couple of weeks, the camera-hugging Schiff has gotten more television airtime than all the Democrat presidential candidates combined. As they used to say about John Kerry, the most dangerous place in Washington is between Schiff and a television camera.

All the while, the slanted anti-Trump media coverage of impeachment has sucked all the air out of the coverage of the gang of Democrats running for president.

If you think the left wing, pro-impeachment mass media is corrupt in its coverage of Trump now, just imagine has much worse it will get if — or when — Trump is re-elected and if the Republicans take back control of the House and maintain control of the Senate.

So why bother? Well, for one thing Pelosi is desperate to hold on the speaker’s gavel and the power that goes with it. To do so, she caved in to impeachment pressure from the media and from a small but loud group of House leftists, like the vocal and intellectually challenged Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her crew.

Once a leader, Pelosi is now a follower. Rather than show strength on the issue when she let it be known that she would not be pushed around on impeachment, Pelosi bowed. She put keeping her job above principle.

If the four first-term Congresswomen of the squad–AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib — can push Pelosi around on something as important as impeachment, there is no telling what they can get her to do. The tail is wagging the dog. Pelosi has lost control

She should listen to the bartender. When he says it’s last call, maybe you should go home. Shakespeare would smirk. She has been hoisted by her own petard.”

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