The day after Mueller muddied the waters we have a mess again. The media is running with it and talking impeachment. The elected officials who shout that impeachment word are given great coverage. Now consider this:
Even Nancy Pelosi pushed back on impeachment hearings as she said there are only 38 congressional individuals for it. This represents fewer than 20% of House Democrats, and less than 10% of the total House.
“Many of them are reflecting their views as well as those of their constituents,” Pelosi said in SF. “Many constituents want to impeach the president. But we want to do what is right and what gets results. What gets results.”
She knows an impeachment by the house could result in great backlash against the Democrats.
Think about her statement. Less than 10% of the house has called for impeachment. In the MSM what do you think that number is?
Robert Mueller truly turned out to be a disappointment. In America you are either innocent or guilty. The basis for our system is you are innocent until proven guilty — not guilty until proven innocent.
Mueller’s statement was the opposite: “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” What? That was followed with, “We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime”.
How come that second part of the sentence is never reported?
So Mueller didn’t determine a crime but 38 congressmen and the MSM want to impeach?
Now the Ken Starr inquiry on Bill Clinton charged him with 12 counts of lying. Outright charged him with lying to them and the grand jury. The same Democrats who were around then turned around and voted not to impeach him. Do you think the MSM should report this? Do you remember where they stood then?
In the meantime
Legislation and solving issues is on the back burner so the left and media can yell.
A border crisis? We all agree there is one now. Solve it? No way. We must impeach, not solve 100,000 a month coming across illegally.
Pass the new North America Trade Deal? No way. The NYT this AM: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi is resisting pressure from the Trump administration to quickly approve an updated North American trade deal and is telling lawmakers and union officials that a planned study of the agreement could drag on well into the fall, people familiar with the situation said.”
You can pick the issue, just not important. Impeaching the president is.
I would invite the MSM to go back and watch their daily coverage (all day too) for the first twenty-two months of this administration. It was a daily drumbeat of “Collusion”. Collusion all the time. Now that Mueller has cleared the President of collusion what do we hear?
Obstruction. Obstruction of what? Obstruction of a false charge and crime that wasn’t committed. Read that again — “Obstruction of a false charge and crime that wasn’t committed”.
Now we are going to get wall to wall coverage of why we should impeach on that? Come on. How about solving the border and trade issues.
That said, we always go back to how this President makes it easy for the opposition. Really, with the ship John McCain? Are you serious? From the WSJ: “Before Mr. Trump’s visit to Japan, U.S. military officials worked to ensure he wouldn’t see the warship that bears the name of the late senator, a frequent target of the president’s ire”.
Why does this administration make it so easy?
Speaking of dumb and you can’t be serious, Roy Moore are you that brain dead? The story is he is making calls and preparing to challenge Democratic Sen. Doug Jones in 2020. The man who lost a sure senate seat for Republicans wants to do it again? Roy, remember the sexual charges of young woman you couldn’t refute? You can’t be serious.
Republicans—led by President Trump—are pushing for him to stay out of the race. They know it will cost the party a winnable pickup.
The Democratic Debates
Here’s an update on the first debate field set for June and who qualifies:
In the large field, many lower-profile candidates had to fight tooth and nail to hit the Democratic National Committee’s either/or threshold for making the first debate stage. The qualifications were clear: a candidate had to have 65,000 donors from twenty states or receive 1% of support in three polls from a list of DNC-approved pollsters. But the debate is capped at twenty spots, so at least one of the qualification points will be used to break ties and winnow the list down.
Candidates therefore needed to hit both marks- donors and polling- to feel their spot is secure.
As of today, a dozen candidates seem to have cleared both:Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senators Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, former Rep Beto O’Rourke, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Governor Jay Inslee, author Marianne Williamson, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Another seven appear to have reached the polling threshold: Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Governor Steve Bullock, former Governor John Hickenlooper, Representatives Tim Ryan and Eric Swalwell, and former Rep. John Delaney.
Five candidates haven’t cleared either threshold:Senator Michael Bennet, former Senator Mike Gravel, Representative Seth Moulton, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam.