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After a stroke felled Woodrow Wilson during his national tour to save his League of Nations, an old rival, Sen. Albert Fall, went to the White House to tell the president, “I have been praying for you, Sir.”

To which Wilson is said to have replied, “Which way, Senator?”

Historians are in dispute as to whether Wilson actually said it.

But the acid retort came to mind on hearing that Nancy Pelosi, hours after accusing President Donald Trump of “engaging in a cover-up,” a felony, piously volunteered, “I pray for the president of the United States.”

For, by now, the hostile investigations of Trump by Pelosi’s House are becoming too numerous to list.

Subpoenas have been issued to the IRS demanding Trump’s tax returns. New York has enacted a law to gain access to Trump’s state tax returns, to pass them on to the comrades on Capitol Hill. Democrats are not seeking these records for guidance on how to reform the tax code.

House committees want the files of his accountants. Subpoenas have been issued to lending institutions where Trump borrowed, such as Deutsche Bank, going back to the last century.

The Mueller investigation found that neither Trump nor anyone in his campaign colluded with the Russians in 2016. Yet that exoneration is insufficient for the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler. He wants public hearings with present and past White House aides under oath to put on a show trial for a national TV audience.

The euphemism for this swarm attack is “Congressional oversight of the executive.” And Trump is not wrong to see in it a conspiracy to bring down his presidency and impeach and remove him.

And if Trump believes, not without reason, that Pelosi’s caucus is out to kill his presidency, should he cooperate with the co-conspirators or use all of the actual and latent powers of his office to repel them?

These are the alternatives the president faces.

Out in the Rose Garden, Trump declared there would be no further cooperation on a legislative agenda with Democrats until a halt is called to their investigations:

“I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, ‘I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. … But you can’t do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with.'”

Where, then, are we headed?

To gridlock first, then almost surely down the impeachment road.

For if Trump continues to defy subpoenas and denounce those who issue them, and Pelosi cannot deliver on the Democrats’ agenda, the louder will be the clamor of the Democratic base to remove Trump. At some point, Pelosi will have to go along or lose control of her rebellious caucus.

Consider Trump’s immigration plan, which was introduced to no great enthusiasm among his supporters.

In April in Las Vegas, after 75,000 asylum seekers had crossed the U.S. border in February and 100,000 in March — an average of a million crossers a year — Trump declared:

“There is an emergency on our southern border. … It’s a colossal surge and it’s overwhelming our immigration system, and we can’t let that happen. … We can’t take you anymore. … Our country is full.”

But if the country is “full,” and we cannot stop the illegal crossings swamping the southern border, how can we take in and hand out green cards to another million legal immigrants every year?

What is the carrying capacity of a country whose debt is larger than its economy and whose social welfare system is overflowing with applicants?

Given the lukewarm reception among Republicans, the refusal of Democrats to back an immigration bill that does not put millions of undocumented migrants on a path to citizenship, and the animosity that has arisen between Trump and Pelosi, the bill seems stillborn.

Pelosi and her leadership in the House, it is said, do not want impeachment. They see it as a dead end. And understandably so.

ORDER IT NOW

For if the House holds hearings and fails to impeach, Democrats would be seen as impotent. And if they did impeach the president and the Senate swiftly acquitted him, House Democrats would be seen a having wasted their two years, only to make Trump a political martyr.

Still, as Emerson wrote, things are in the saddle and ride mankind.

The left and its media allies are demanding more subpoenas, and Trump is growing more defiant. And if Pelosi continues to argue that impeachment is not justified now, the anti-Trump sentiment in her party could turn against her.

The left’s ultimatum: Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Impeachment is how a democratic republic does regicide, the dethroning and beheading of a sovereign like England’s Charles I.

For the left, Trump’s fate is decided. The only lingering question is whether proceeding with impeachment now is premature for the progressives’ cause in 2020.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Copyright 2019 Creators.com.

 
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  1. King Charles lay down his head for one clean stroke;
    Absolute monarch too much for Britain.
    Today’s headsmen (and lady) issue smoke
    And bleed the land with show trial abandon.

  2. Alfa158 says:

    The Proglodytes may be starting to suspect that their agenda isn’t going over too well and none of their presidential contenders can beat Trump in 2020 so they are going to throw a Hail Mary pass with impeachment.

    • Replies: @bluedog
    , @SBaker
  3. KenH says:

    But if the country is “full,” and we cannot stop the illegal crossings swamping the southern border, how can we take in and hand out green cards to another million legal immigrants every year?

    We’re told that legions of native born Americans will be made obsolete and unemployable by machines and artificial intelligence, so why are we still importing the third world if there won’t be any jobs for them either? Since labor demand is expected to plummet there’s no need for grunt labor from Latin America or the H1B type from India and China.

    Impeachment is how a democratic republic does regicide,

    The (((radical left))) simply won’t accept or abide by election results if they don’t like them. What we’re seeing is now the template going forward and they will probably resort to the same methods when they lose Gubernatorial, House and Senate seats by small margins.

    But with the demographic changes sweeping the nation we’re much closer to a one party, Jewish run dictatorship than most realize.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Mr McKenna
  4. With one-half of employed persons in the USA working just part time, and with 102 million working-aged citizens (all told) without any job at all, the “carrying capacity” is overfull. America has an Underground Welfare Eligible Servant Economy of illegal aliens, collecting $113 billion in yearly welfare for American-born kids. The welfare enables them to work very cheaply. Especially in this time of crippling national debt, they need their collective tax info. turned over to the congressional critters.

    Only problem: many of those congresspeople are bought off by the Cheap Labor Lobby that wants limitless mass immigration to keep wages and hours down for US citizens for another 40 years. Teary-eyed Chuck Schumer knows very good and well what this means for the post-mortem American middle class, but he still sides with the Cheap Labor Lobby, not just on the wage-undercutting illegal alien issue, but also on applying the kind of tariffs that would bring offshored jobs back to the underemployed USA.

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2019/05/14/the-tariff-issue/

    Whether or not they impeach Trump, the 2020 election will still be about the economy.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  5. @KenH

    Mr. Trump has been treated most unfairly by both the democrat opposition as well as the lyin’ media. In some ways he has been a hero of great proportions for being able to withstand such unfair, hysterical assaults from these intellectual pygmies of the left without just throwing up his hands, giving up, and retiring to the golf course.

    Sadly it is still impossible for me to support him since he (as well as the rancid GOP as a whole) does everything that Netanyahu and company want, including the ever greater threat of being trapped into a terrible war against Iran for which there is no justification, and which could only lead to disaster. Please, Mr. Trump, fire Bolton and Pompeo before it is too late. But he won’t. His pending war against Iran, the buildup of which he has done nothing to stop, is what he should be impeached for, not for these puny charges of which he is accused by the likes of the usual democrat idiots.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
    , @IP Freely
  6. Give credit where credit is due.

    Trump signs memorandum requiring the sponsors of immigrants to pay for their social services

    President Donald Trump is now instructing agencies to enforce a 23-year-old law that requires sponsors of green card holders to reimburse the government for welfare benefits.

    Anyone sponsoring an immigrant who collects welfare benefits before becoming a legal permanent resident will have to pay the bill

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7065355/Trump-signs-memorandum-requiring-sponsors-immigrants-pay-way.html

    Amazing this this has to be said, much less ordered.

  7. @KenH

    But with the demographic changes sweeping the nation we’re much closer to a one party, Jewish run dictatorship than most realize.

    I think we’re there, for all practical purposes, and for the reason you supply. It’s just a formality now–do we wait for the 2020 elections to put paid to this business, or do we try to run it even faster with impeachment proceedings? After all, 2020 is just next year.

  8. What I don’t understand is, why doesn’t Trump fight back via the flagrant illegality of the Obama Administration (& the Clinton campaign) spying on his campaign? The democrats are filthy, so let the world know it !

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  9. anon[357] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m good with Trump doing to Congress what Obama did to him.

    “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed orders that will outlaw Demonrats forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

  10. @follyofwar

    “Mr. Trump has been treated most unfairly by both the democrat opposition as well as the lyin’ media.”

    Either that or it’s all political theater and you’re a sucker.

    “In some ways he has been a hero of great proportions for being able to withstand such unfair, hysterical assaults from these intellectual pygmies of the left without just throwing up his hands, giving up, and retiring to the golf course.”

    Perish the thought, Mr. Folly. Just think, if Mr. Trump were to “retire to the golf course” in disgust at the fake hysteria, who would we get to starve the Venezuelan masses to death? Who would we get to trash our economy and drive the world away from the dollar? Where would we ever find another devil-worshiping, demon-possessed jew puppet who’s willing to risk planetary extinction for his beloved jewish-supremacist handlers?

  11. Harold asks: “Where would we ever find another devil-worshiping, demon-possessed jew puppet who’s willing to risk planetary extinction for his beloved jewish-supremacist handlers?”

    I say: Look no further than VP Pence, a Christian Zionist True Believer, longing for the Second Coming, who is even more extreme than Trump.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  12. nickels says:

    Parliamentary government is the plague.

  13. @animalogic

    Isn’t that what Trump is finally doing now? He had a useless Attorney General for his first two years who recused himself from the fight. Now he has a REAL AG on the job – Mr. Barr. The wheels of justice run slowly, and the opposition, especially the democrat-controlled media, is powerful. If Trump can keep the US out of yet another Middle East war, the tables may be about to turn.

  14. bluedog says:
    @Alfa158

    Aren’t you sick of the bullshit yet,Russia said that Trump had the documents to have laid the Russian case to bed long ago but refused to release them,the immigration scam is a joke all he had to do was go after those who employ them as Ike did,so the question you should be asking is what’s behind the smoke screen, what are they hiding for one things for sure its something and a big something,something they don’t want you to know.!!!

  15. @follyofwar

    “I say: Look no further than VP Pence, a Christian Zionist True Believer, longing for the Second Coming, who is even more extreme than Trump.”

    That’s pure (and in my view completely unfounded) speculation. Pence was merely a marketing gimmick; an attempt to make orange clown’s candidacy more palatable to establishment republicans and to prop up his anti-Clinton-and-everything-she-stands-for campaign shtick. (BTW if Tom Ridge didn’t justifiably hate orange clown so much – and didn’t publicly call him an “embarrassment” to the republican party and to the country – they probably would’ve tried to get him as a running mate for orange clown).

    Pence is nothing but a typical career politician who pretends to be a “Christian” “conservative.” Opportunists like Pence seek political office for their own sake, not for the sake of the jewish-supremacist agenda; that’s why they’re career politicians. Of course most typical career politicians like Pence would generally have no problem murdering people in far away places for their jewish masters, but the fly in the ointment is this: what happens when the jew agenda becomes a little too dangerous? What happens when it starts to involve serious risks of serious adverse consequences? This is where we’re at now, and this is why they need an ideologue like orange clown in the White House, not an opportunist like Pence. I’m sorry but your theory isn’t plausible at all.

    • Troll: TTSSYF, homahr
    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
    , @GuamanianPie
  16. IP Freely says:
    @follyofwar

    If you are not willing to butcher a mountain of people to get your goals done in 21st century politics you need not apply to any national level office on earth. This is just par for the course in today’s landscape. No gentle lambs will ever get elected or survive in office. Just be glad that you are not part of the population that has been culled as of yet. Keep your head down and take care of yourself while you can. These are issues you will never have control over.

  17. Richard T says:

    Trump and Pelosi are just different sides of the same Neocon coin.

  18. anon[370] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    another Trust the Plan retard still hasn’t woken up yet

  19. @Endgame Napoleon

    …many of those congresspeople are bought off by the Cheap Labor Lobby that wants limitless mass immigration to keep wages and hours down for US citizens for another 40 years.

    Immigration is the reserve army of capital. The end of chattel slavery only begat wage slavery.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  20. @Harold Smith

    (BTW if Tom Ridge didn’t justifiably hate orange clown so much – and didn’t publicly call him an “embarrassment” to the republican party and to the country…)

    The republican party is more of an embarrassment than Trump. If it hadn’t been for Trump, Hillary Clinton would be POTUS today. The idiots of Republican Inc, seem to think that Jeb or even Pence himself would have won. Quite frankly, anyone who would have lowered himself to implement Bush 43’s Patriot Act deserves a short rope and a long drop.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  21. Realist says:

    Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road?

    Don’t know about that, but we are on the shit slide to hell.

  22. @Curmudgeon

    You should pull your head out of orange clown’s butt and get some air.

    https://chuckbaldwinlive.com/Articles/tabid/109/ID/3875/TRUMP-LIED.aspx

    • Troll: TTSSYF
  23. It seems likely that the Democrats will impeach Trump. And that the Republicans will fail to convict. Just in time for Trump to win his second term. After which the Democrats will impeach him again.

  24. @follyofwar

    the tables may be about to turn.

    It’s entirely possible.

    But it doesn’t matter how the table “turns” anymore. *Every. Single. Day.*, the USA is importing thousands of hostile anti-white, anti-American enemies. Sure, the tables might turn for 4 years in favour of Trump. But after that? As he fails to implement immigration restriction, tens of thousands of the White Working Class are dying every year from opioids, and the White birth rate continues to fall – the USA just keeps on gettin’ browner, more Jewish, and more divided.

    So maybe the tables turn in 2020. Good for him. But unless he either a) puts an immediate moratorium on immigration or b) declares an apartheid dictatorship, the country is doomed to a 2nd world (at best) future, maybe 3rd world. I’d say the chances are about 0.001 for a) and 0.00000..0 for b).

    Best learn Spanish and save some money for a gated house.

  25. @Harold Smith

    Nothing like a Christian-basher, anti-Semite, Trump-hating “clown”. You would be welcome at the Washington Post.

    • Replies: @homahr
    , @Harold Smith
  26. homahr says:
    @GuamanianPie

    Anti-Semitism is a disease. You catch it from Jews.

  27. It’s a big jerk off, would never go through the Senate.

    More manufactured drama from meth head liberals.

    By the way, I despise Zion Don.

  28. SBaker says:
    @Alfa158

    Indeed, the left has a powerful agenda and Trump is hindering their progress.

  29. @GuamanianPie

    “Nothing like a Christian-basher…”

    Why do you bash Christians?

    “…anti-Semite…”

    Why do you dislike Arabs?

    …Trump-hating ‘clown’…

    Well that’s understandable, chumpy; even a clown like you can see that Trump’s a scum bag.

    “You would be welcome at the Washington Post.”

    Why?

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