Ha,ha,ha

Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist #65, identified the greatest danger in an impeachment is “that the decision [to impeach] will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt”

President Trump’s impeachment was silly from the go but now, wait, the none too stable geniuses of the Democrat delegation to the House of Representatives are going to “hold” the Articles of Impeachment until they are assured of a fair trial in the Senate.

Did I mention Trump is a very lucky man?

I don’t think he was in any danger of conviction by the Senate but, if the Dems are dumb enough to hold the Articles – and if McConnell is willing to sit on his hands rather than setting his own rules – the Democrat Party’s vote will simply bleed out. Either Trump is a “clear and present danger” to the Constitution of the United States or, well, we can wait a couple of weeks, until the New Year, maybe March, to save the virtue of America.

The Democrats had one thing going for them, sheer, blind hate for Trump. Pause and that’s gone.

The Constitution will be just fine. If RBG keels over in the next few months the “impeached” President of the United States will do his Constitutional duty and nominate her successor. And Mitch will see that successor through the Senate.

The Dems are so screwed.

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4 thoughts on “Ha,ha,ha

  1. derek says:

    And they will nominate Biden, the $300+ million that the Republicans have collected in donations will be used to define him and the Democrats as using the power of the state to line their pockets at the expense of the citizenry.

    The Democrats made a stupid mistake, a fundamental one that when it sinks in is going to cause much consternation. The Washington/New York media has been vigorous cheerleaders of the march to impeachment. The feedback loop that has defined politics for the better part of a century; politician reads something in newspaper, implements policy to fix it, gets praise from newspaper for their wisdom, is broken.

    For the simple reason that the media loop has changed. At one point it was we need to distribute millions of expensive bundles of paper every day to people willing to pay for it, lets find out what they are worried about or concerned about it, and reflect that to the politicians. Or close to that. If they went too crazy people stopped reading it, and they couldn’t pay the production costs.

    Now the loop is someone blathers something on twitter. Journalist, low paid, straight out of school, no editor, takes the something and writes it up. Twitter picks it up, every other low paid journalist with no editor jumps on board and writes it up. Trump jumps in and says “look a squirrel” and the all leap up and the loop generates another spasm of outrage.

    And the Democrats slurp this nonsense with abandon, with the assurance that only could come from someone asking 1200 people in the country what they think of something they haven’t read about because no one reads the news anymore, doubly and undoubtedly true because of ‘statistics’. Of course the country and voters are behind me because I hear from them every day on twitter.

    Someone will write a classic novel about this.

  2. derek says:

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/18/politics/senate-mcconnell-judges/index.html
    As House votes to impeach Trump, McConnell pushes 13 judge nominations through Senate

    Ha ha ha indeed.

  3. Thank you for sharing your points of view. I have a copy of the federalist papers and will read some of them tonight. Personally, I’m not satisfied with the delay tactics.

    I for one am glad to be alive to bear witness to these historic moments.

    • Jay Currie says:

      And welcome to my little political blog. Do comment and do sign up for notifications as I write here sporadically.

      The Federalist Papers are fascinating. I don’t have a copy at the moment but will be looking for one. Hamilton and Madison hashed out the ideas which drove the creation of the American nation. We are very lucky that the Papers survived and that their language, while it takes a while to get used to, is very much our own.

      As a Canadian, I only wish our own “Fathers of Confederation” had left such a trove.

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