As we head into Tuesday the question is who will win the week?
Do Schiff and Pelosi win by releasing a report and turning the investigation over to Nadler for a quick few days of hearings?
Does the President win by dealing from the strength of his office at the NATO meetings by doing his job?
The contrast will be clear.
The President will be on world stage pushing his “America First” agenda and trying to make deals.
His opponents will be in Washington talking to law scholars looking to support their charges that the facts from the Ukraine investigation are impeachable.
The MSM will choose the hearings, we know that. But, it’s what the American people choose that matters. The question is whether the media sways them.
No matter what happens if Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler and team continue down the path they are on, it will be a totally partisan position. The Republicans are holding, even those the Democrats hoped would buckle. A partisan vote is exactly what Nancy Pelosi didn’t want.
If they continue down this path on the charges as they stand now, the Senate may very well end up being a partisan divide too.
That means it all comes back to the theme of this blog. Your choice, Your vote. You and your fellow American citizens will decide — as they should — in November 2020.
By the way, Politico had this story on the impeachment rush:
“HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANT TO IMPEACH BY YEAR END. IS THAT DOABLE OR ADVISABLE? Some Dems are starting to think that rushing to complete the process by the end of the year — a completely arbitrary deadline — is a dumb idea. Democrats, for their part, want to strike while the iron is hot and not leave such an explosive issue lingering.
some other news
The NYT actually had this line concerning the USMCA:
“As lawmakers return to Washington today, the question for Democrats is whether to back the deal and give President Trump a victory in the midst of the impeachment investigation”.
Give the President a victory? It’s a victory for the American people and workers. Are the Democrats and NYT serious?
On the Democratic primary race two candiates dropped out. You may not have heard that. They were Gov. Bullock of Montana and Rep. Joe Sestak of Pa.
Here’s a story that will make you shake your head and maybe smile:
“Maxine Waters’ new challenge – AOC and freshman upstarts”:
“California Democrat Katie Porter fought with her over committee procedures. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the Squad of progressive female lawmakers withheld their support from her over the Export-Import Bank. Their staffs have pressed her team to give them more time to weigh in on bills.
She is facing growing dissatisfaction — and at times outright rebellion — from high-profile, left-leaning lawmakers who joined the panel earlier this year”.
President Trump struck again. This time he instiuted tariffs on Argentina and Brazil:
“He surprised Brazil and Argentina, tweeting that he would impose tariffs on their steel and aluminum. He said they had deliberately weakened their currencies, to the detriment of U.S. farmers and manufacturers”.
By the way, both countries have become bigger suppliers to China during the trade war, angering some in the administration.
Finally the Inspector General Report is due for release next Monday (Dec. 9). Now I don’t expect much from it, but daily it seems some who will be in it are speaking out. The latest is Lisa Page from the FBI office. She said in the Daily Beast:
“There’s no fathomable way I have committed any crime at all. I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse. It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.”
Okay we’ll see next week and in the Durham Report next year.
Have a great day.