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“This is a very sad time for our country. There is no joy in this,” said Nancy Pelosi Saturday. “We must be somber. We must be prayerful. … I’m heartbroken about it.”

Thus did the speaker profess her anguish — just four days after announcing that her Democratic House would conduct an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

But is this how it really went down? Is this how Pelosi came to authorize an impeachment inquiry before she read the transcript of the conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky?

Another explanation, based on the actual events, suggests itself.

By late September, Pelosi was under constant fire from the House “resistance” that wanted Trump impeached and whose numbers were slowly growing. What was the speaker to do?

The judiciary committee is the body historically authorized by a vote of the full House to conduct impeachment inquiries. But to Pelosi this was looking like a loser, a dead end, a formula for failure followed by a backlash against House Democrats and her own removal as speaker in January 2021, if not before.

How so? Her judiciary committee chairman, Jerrold Nadler, in his investigation of Trump, had presided over a debacle of a hearing where Trump ally Corey Lewandowski mocked the members. House Budget Committee Chair John Yarmuth called the hearing a “fiasco.”

Thus, when news broke of a July 25 conversation between Trump and the president of Ukraine, during which Trump allegedly urged Zelensky “eight times” to investigate Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden’s connections to corrupt oligarchs, Pelosi seized upon it to solve all her problems.

To satisfy the red-hots in her Democratic caucus, she announced an impeachment inquiry on her own. To spare her moderates the pain of having to vote for or against an inquiry, she skipped the floor vote.

To ensure the investigation was done swiftly, she took the franchise from Nadler and his judiciary committee and handed it to Adam Schiff and the intelligence committee. Now she is urging a narrowing of the articles of impeachment to just one — Trump’s request of Ukraine’s president to look into the Bidens.

Pelosi’s hope: Have one House vote on a single article of impeachment by year end; then send it on to the Senate for trial and be done with it. This is Nancy Pelosi’s fast track to impeachment of Trump and ruination of his presidency. But, to be sure, she is “heartbroken” about all this.

For three years, the media-deep state axis has sought to overturn the election of 2016 and bring down Trump, starting with Russia-gate. Now it appears to have tailored and weaponized the impeachment process.

That is what this is all about. It always is. Then-editor Ben Bradlee of The Washington Post, when it looked like the Iran-Contra matter might break Ronald Reagan’s presidency, after his 49-state landslide, chortled, “We haven’t had this much fun since Watergate.”

This is what the deep state does to outsiders Middle America sends to Washington to challenge or dispossess it.

How should the Republican Party and Trump’s base respond?

Recognize reality. Whether or not Trump was ill-advised to suggest to the president of Ukraine that passing on the fruits of the investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden, the end game is bringing down Trump, democracy’s equivalent of regicide.

While the “whistleblower,” whose memo is the basis of these impeachment hearings, is well on his way to Beltway beatification, no campaign to depose the president can be allowed to cloak itself in anonymity indefinitely, for one man’s whistleblower is another man’s seditionist.

Whom did the whistleblower collaborate with to produce his memo? What is his background? What are his biases? The people have a right to know. And democracy dies in darkness, does it not?

Not until 30 years after Watergate did we learn the “whistleblower” known as “Deep Throat” was a corrupt FBI veteran agent who leaked grand jury secrets to The Washington Post to discredit acting Director Pat Gray and thereby become FBI director himself.

His identity was sheltered for three decades. For whose benefit?

Republicans should not allow Democrats to fast-track this process but should give their troops time to recognize the stakes involved, organize a defense and repel this latest establishment attempt to overthrow a president elected to come to the capital to corral that establishment.

Force all the Democratic candidates for president to take a stand on removing Trump for high crimes — over a nebulous phone call to Kiev.

And the U.S. Senate should refuse to take up and should return to the House any bill of impeachment done in a short-circuited and savagely partisan manner, as this one is being done. There should be no rush to judgment.

If the election of 2020 is going to be about President Trump, tell the nation that the people will decide his political fate in November 2020, and that of Joe Biden if Democrats believe he is as pure as the driven snow and choose to nominate him.

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. Realist says:

    Pelosi is speaker in name only…she runs nothing. She is old and addled , a real dumbass. In fact most of Congress is that way. The Deep State is the real power anyway.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  2. This stuff is so stupid it makes my head hurt.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  3. KenH says:

    “The Squad” is clearly in control of the Democrat party with Jewish media and donors cheering them on since they both loathe white America. Even though Trump is a cosmopolitan New Yorker, philo-semite and political centrist who’s done almost nothing to advance white racial interests they view him as the leader of the white hoi polloi in flyover America and this makes them blind with rage.

    Pelosi, the old pale faced warhorse of the left, has an increasingly rabid and radical non-white and white SJW base and congressional colleagues who she needs to mollify.

  4. Rurik says:

    Perhaps this farce is all about Trump’s recalcitrance over Iran.

    Trump was supposed to do a ‘Libya’ to Iran by now. There is grumbling that he’s too worried about his own re-election, to follow through with the quid pro quo.

    He was ousted from his role amid disputes over foreign policy.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/us/politics/bolton-trump-north-korea.html

    Dubya made good on his deal, now what about Trump?

  5. A123 says:

    Pelosi’s hope: Have one House vote on a single article of impeachment by year end; then send it on to the Senate for trial and be done with it. This is Nancy Pelosi’s fast track to impeachment of Trump and ruination of his presidency.

    Pelosi has been in the DC swamp long enough to know that a Republican controlled Senate is going to use any Senate Trial to their own ends.

    So what does Senate Trial actually mean? Short answer, whatever Mitch Connell wants it to mean.

    Given how badly Adam Schiff is comprimised, there can be little doubt he will be subpoenaed and forced give testimony under oath with the penalty of Justice Department investigation for perjury if he lies. Will he:
    — Take the 5th to avoid perjury?
    — Refuse to testify?
    Pelosi has to know that this will be bad for the Democrat party. So, “Why is she doing it?”

    Fortunately the author has already provided the correct answer:

    But to Pelosi this was looking like a loser, a dead end, a formula for failure followed by a backlash against House Democrats and her own removal as speaker in January 2021, if not before.

    After advising against this, and only reluctantly going along, she has laid the trail of blame directly “The Squad” including AOC. Who is the greatest threat to Pelosi? Could it be AOC?

    Pelosi’s first priority is Pelosi. She is acting to minimize harm and maximize gain to Pelosi. Is anyone surprised?

    To be honest, this makes her like most other politicians (1).

    PEACE 😇

    _____

    (1) I am trying to embed an image below, but it may not work. Here is the parent URL:

    https://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/pearlsbeforeswine/s-2270718
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    • Replies: @Prester John
  6. @Robert Dolan

    What should make your head hurt is that the powers that be can make false allegations against anyone, can provide fake witnesses and documents to back up their allegations, can slander their name all over the mass media, can get them removed from their job, and may be able to get them sent to prison.

    Anyone.

    This may appear to be about Trump, but it is not.

    This is about every single living breathing person.

    If you are not afraid you are not paying attention.

    • Agree: Rabbitnexus
    • Replies: @Rurik
  7. Republicans should not allow Democrats to fast-track this process but should give their troops time to recognize the stakes involved, organize a defense and repel this latest establishment attempt to overthrow a president elected to come to the capital to corral that establishment.

    I’m sure there is no shortage of Repubes who think letting Trump get the heave-ho will allow them to get back to serious government; if Trump gets the heave-ho, they will find themselves wandering in the desert longer than the last go-round following the Dems’ capture of the government in 1933. The thing about importing millions of new voters from south of the border is that you get an electorate already accustomed to a century of one-party rule.

  8. “Republicans should not allow Democrats to fast-track this process ”

    Oh, no doubt. Republicans should also slap down one of their own, Mitch McConnell, for fast tracking Chuckie Schumer’s Senate resolution to turn the whistleblower’s complaint over to Schiff’s Star Chamber without debate from republicans in the Senate.

    Did you miss that one, Pat? It was reported in NYmag’s Intelligencer:

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/09/senate-demands-trump-stop-blocking-whistleblower-complaint.html

    Here’s a snip from the article:

    “One of the most pressing questions of the hectic Tuesday involved why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chose to counter his block-everything legacy and fast-track the resolution. (McConnell chose to “hotline” the motion, meaning he bypassed normal Senate procedures to move Schumer’s request to a vote without floor debate.) ”

    This surpasses the GOP’s reputation of being the stupid party and shows them as the ally of their “loyal opposition”, doesn’t it? Shouldn’t republicans also try to keep their own team members from handing the democrats whatever they want for their impeachment scam?

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  9. TTSSYF says:

    Pat,

    Thank you for this article. I hope to God the Senate does exactly as you say they should, which is to quickly and unceremoniously toss any such single-issue impeachment article back over the fence to the House. And I hope to God Trump wins re-election decisively and the House crazies are tossed out on their ears. Is it too much to hope and pray that there are still enough sane voters in the country? You don’t have to love Trump to see that putting him back in office and flipping the House to Republican would be a well-deserved rebuke to the likes of Schiff, Pelosi, the Squabs, Never-Trumpers, and the Deep State intent on deposing the duly-elected President against the will of the people.

  10. @Realist

    “Old and addled, a real dumbass?” That perfectly describes the focus of Trump’s infamous phone call – Joe Biden. I can’t believe that that senile old man is still in the race, or was allowed to run in the first place.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Kiza
  11. Realist says:
    @follyofwar

    “Old and addled, a real dumbass?” That perfectly describes the focus of Trump’s infamous phone call – Joe Biden. I can’t believe that that senile old man is still in the race, or was allowed to run in the first place.

    But senility is not the only problem with our government minders. Greed and stupidity are. I would be surprised if the average IQ of politicians broke 100.

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  12. @Twodees Partain

    One reason could be that McConnell understands that Schiff has no credibility, and that the entire narrative will collapse under Schiff’s incompetence. There are already cracks in the narrative, as Susan Rice has admitted that Obama put conversations on a separate server. I think Pelosi’s political instincts understand that this shit show will do the Demicans more harm than Trump and the Republocrats.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Twodees Partain
  13. Rurik says:
    @Justvisiting

    What should make your head hurt is that the powers that be can make false allegations against anyone, can provide fake witnesses and documents to back up their allegations, can slander their name all over the mass media, can get them removed from their job, and may be able to get them sent to prison.

    Anyone.

    This may appear to be about Trump, but it is not.

    This is about every single living breathing person.

    If you are not afraid you are not paying attention.

    Yesterday I clicked on Drudge, and in huge red capital letters it shouted:

    TRUMP ASKS AUSTRALIAN PM TO HELP DISCREDIT MUELLER…

    I see today it’s still there, but the huge letters and color red are gone.

    From the article:

    ” Mr. Trump’s discussion with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia shows the president using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests.”

    Our nation has been engulfed in a momentously pathetic farce ever since Trump took the oath. An insulting, humiliating, over-the-top- idiotic sham. And there is every reason to wonder if the Obama regime and FBI/CIA- weren’t engaged in espionage/treason in an attempted putsch.

    Yet if Trump even so much as hints at an actual investigation into that, the entire media/political machine kicks into gear and shrieks ‘treason!’, ‘Impeachable offence!!!’

    Biden mocks all notions of diplomatic propriety and decorum, and like opening his fly at the UN lectern, he publically gloats on TV over his overt acts of blatant corruption.

    In-your-face bribery – with a billion dollars of US taxpayer money – corruption.

    They treat a billion dollars like it’s their money, to be used for overt bribes or whatever they want.

    And everyone is supposed to genuflect to this state of affairs as if it’s business as usual.

    And if anyone suggests an impropriety, (or Gods help us, an investigation– as Manafort sits in prison and Rodger Stone’s residence is assaulted by SWAT teams), then the shrieking kicks in.

    Even on (((Drudge))).

    There’s a scene from the movie American Gangster where Denzel publically executes a welcher.

    All out in the open, and everyone knows the score.

    This is the metric we’re watching today.

    Their corruption and abuse of power is in your face, and the entire media and government and even the courts are all supposed to play along.

    This is what Putin calls the ‘unilateral power’, that mocks the rule of law, and says ‘we kill whomever we want to kill, whenever we want to kill them. And we cackle at any who object.

    That’s what power is. That’s the whole point of power. That’s why they seek it, and once they have it, they can do a Denzel on your arse, and who’s going to complain?

    Pat Tillman had three bullet holes in a tight little pattern in his forehead.

    Just like the guy Denzel executed.

    Like with Michael Hastings, or Udo Ulfkotte or Seth Rich… they’re sending a message.

    ‘We mock your idiotic notions of a ‘rule of law’. HA!

    We bomb and destroy nations willy-nilly. We drone weddings for the amusement it gives us.

    We execute patriots and jail any journalist who would print the truth.

    By using the screeching machine, what they’re telling Trump vis-à-vis any actual investigation into their treason, is to ‘get the message’. If you don’t toe the line, we’ll impeach you for pointing out our corruption. We’ll have Romney and a few dozen other Republicans demand your head on a platter.

    And it’s all out in the open now.

    It’s their world, and we’re just expected to cower in it, and keep our heads down.

    • Agree: Stonehands
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  14. Rurik says:
    @Curmudgeon

    …Schiff’s incompetence. There are already cracks in the narrative,

  15. @Rurik

    Fantastic comment! You don’t have to be a Trump supporter, which I’m usually not, to realize that the end of the Republic is upon us. I’ve read that Trump’s millions of Evangelicals are livid over this sham impeachment, and that is a very tough crowd once they are enraged. To your list of those killed under highly questionable circumstances you can add the name Jeffrey Epstein, and I’m sure there are many others.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Twodees Partain
  16. Rurik says:
    @follyofwar

    Thanks follyofwar,

    Evangelicals are livid over this sham impeachment, and that is a very tough crowd once they are enraged.

    I wish I could agree with you on that. The Deplorables (bikers, vets, working class white guys), I’d consider a tough crowd of sorts, but not the ‘Evangelicals’.

    I know Evangelicals, and all they seem to care about is abortion and Israel- at least from my experience. If Trump were to be defenestrated, then they’d just worry we’d never get rid of Roe, and the ‘Squad’ would toss Israel under the bus, and there goes their rapture.

    To your list of those killed under highly questionable circumstances you can add the name Jeffrey Epstein, and I’m sure there are many others.

    Mr. Unz has stated he has always read the NYT.

    Mr. Unz is a smart guy with a good antenna. Somehow, I just can’t wrap my brain around the idea that he reads the Times to find out the truth.

    Rather, I suspect that he (and many others) read the Times to find out what The Narrative’ is on any given day, or subject. Because the truth, for all intents and purposes, really isn’t about 2+2=4. No. Rather, the ‘truth’ is whatever certain people say it is. And generally, if you want to know what the current “truth” is, (are we now, and have we always been at war with Eastasia, or with Eurasia?), you read the NYT.

    Kosovo is Albanian territory. Anyone who says otherwise is a Serb terrorist.

    Crimea is and has always been Ukrainian territory. Anyone who says otherwise is a Russian Hitler or Putin stooge.

    Is the Golan Heights Israeli sovereign territory?

    Well, what does it say in the Times?

    Is Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

    Did Epstein commit suicide?

    It doesn’t really matter what thoughtful people think. Because they are a tiny fraction of the populace, and don’t really matter. If the Times says Epstein committed suicide, then he did, for all intents and purposes. And this will be parroted across the entire length and breath of the ((media)).

    Russian aggression in Crimea

    Russian aggression in Ukraine

    Russian hacked our election

    Gadhafi was killing his own people

    Assad used chemical weapons in his own people.

    Global Warming is caused by Bubba’s F150.

    Israel must defend itself.

    Putin shot down the plane.

    Seth Rich was killed in a robbery

    It’s doesn’t matter how patently absurd it is, so long as it’s reported in the Times, and then parroted as The Narrative.

    Osama was killed by SEALs in a secret attack, and his body buried in a secret funeral so as not to offend Muslims.

    Building seven fell due to office fires.

    Geeze, but I could go on and on..

    So yea, I suspect that people like Ron Unz read the Times, to know what The Narrative is. To know what’s ‘happening’ in the world today, and to find out what is “true”.

    It’s helpful to know what is “true”, so you can plan accordingly.

    By Trump urging an investigation into treason, he’s committing ‘treason!’, and for this, he must be impeached!

    Which narrative will gain traction in the days and weeks ahead?

    Is there a chance in Hell, that the Trump administration would be allowed to expose treason at the top of the FBI and CIA?

    Is there a chance in Hell, that the Trump administration would be allowed to expose treason in the Obama administration?

    Even (obvious) corruption in the Obama administration?

    What, after all, is the truth?

  17. This continuing insanity will be the Democrat’s undoing in 2020.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  18. Paul says:

    Regarding the Bidengate scandal
    and Ukraine, there is a need to investgate just what did Joe Biden and his cokehead son Hunter Biden do and when did they do it.

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  19. nymom says:

    Maybe there is a method to Nancy’s madness. She fast tracks the whole process, the Republicans vote it out and the whole thing is over before the actual 2020 election is here…

    It’s a win-win for her as she quiets down her loony left flank by saying, “Well see I tried, it’s all the Republican’s fault”…

  20. SafeNow says:

    Someone observed on another thread that the human species has always had a predilection for absurd rituals. It’s in the wiring. I think that explains a lot of what we are seeing in Congress and the mainstream press and education. Maybe it is time for an essayist to consult with some professors of culture ( if he can find any unbiased ones) and write an essay on this subject. If there is anything to this, then the implications are profound.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  21. @Rurik

    Depressing litany.

    “Power is truth, truth power,—that is all
    Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

    BTW Where is Ghislaine, rudder to Epstein’s love boat?
    I thought the woke generation was supposed to care about abused children. Seems they’ve given her a pass. Wouldn’t be because she might have some embarrassing info, would it?

    What, after all, is the truth?

    In science, truth is whatever enables the most predictions.
    In finance, it is whatever makes the most profit.
    In religion, the same.
    In politics, it is whatever enables one to destroy their opponents.
    In government, the greatest inefficiency at the greatest cost.
    In war, whatever enriches the corporations.
    In philosophy, whatever increases the chance for tenure.
    In love, whatever is to be concealed.

    In the distant past, truth used to be about God.
    As man “progressed,” however, it became the most useful of the dark arts.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Carroll Price
  22. @Curmudgeon

    There’s no excusing Mitch’s bowing down to Schumer in this case. It was open collusion with the impeachment lunatics. He could have taken the position that asking the Ukranians for help with investigating criminal matters is part of the president’s job, pursuant to the treaty between the US and Ukraine that was ratified in 2000. That would have spiked the whistleblower’s complaint right there.

    Prepare yourself for the possibility that McConnell is a snake, as well as a clueless moron.

  23. @follyofwar

    The evangelicals aren’t the only people who are getting stirred up by this impeachment nonsense. Plenty of people who don’t even like Trump and didn’t vote for him (including me) are talking about it. No good at all is going to come of this mess, IMO.

  24. @SafeNow

    Sorry, but I don’t view politicians as actual members of the human species.

    • LOL: SafeNow
  25. When democracy devolves into farce,
    Lofty justice is pummeled to his arse.

  26. @Rurik

    You are right about the Evangelicals. I live among them in small town Texas. I regret that they are Zionists but I am grateful that they make good neighbors. I count myself among the Deplorables. Due to our lack of education we are smarter than the SJWs and tougher due to our work (and war) experience. But we have no money and no leadership. All we can do is vote.

    The Democrats failed to torpedo the Kavanaugh nomination and hurt themselves in the attempt. So I was puzzled when they came back for a second helping. My puzzlement increased when we were presented with the sequel to Russiagate. Then I realized: THE DEMOCRATS ARE EXPENDABLE. Fighting them is like fighting the policeman’s dog.

    Is there a chance in Hell, that the Trump administration would be allowed to expose treason at the top of the FBI and CIA?

    Is there a chance in Hell, that the Trump administration would be allowed to expose treason in the Obama administration?

    I think not.

    The Democrats and the New York Times, on behalf of The Deep State, will impeach The Donald. Will the Senate convict? I say they will because REPUBLICAN SENATORS ARE EXPENDABLE ALSO.

    I have not changed my mind about the way forward. Secession. But it will have to wait until after the final fall of the Empire and the American Dollar. Russia and China are working on it.

  27. @WorkingClass

    I agree that nothing will be done about the magic negro spying on Trump.

    But it’s not certain they can get impeachment through the House because quite a few Dems
    are seeking reelection in districts that voted for Trump.

    And it isn’t likely at all that impeachment would make it through the Senate.

    It’s just another iteration of the ongoing jew coup against Trump. I don’t really understand it because he sucks up to the jews as much as possible…..and he folded on immigration……and he refuses to do ANYTHING to help white people.

    Some have mentioned that the nose wants war with Iran and he hasn’t delivered on that.

    I guess the people in power can’t just suck up to the jews 95%…….you have to be a total 100% Judas sellout to please the bastards.

  28. @WorkingClass

    Sadly, the diversity of the US makes it all the easier to divide and rule which is a speciality of some.

  29. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    > Global Warming is caused by [human-made CO2]

    Yours is a true statement, Rurik; furthermore, causality has been scientifically confirmed. Now let’s consider the consequences of that human activity with the following premises:

    4°C warming is forecast by the Trump Administration within a single human lifetime.

    ~6°C warming resulted in “near-annihilation of planetary life” in the P–Tr extinction.

    What conclusion do you draw? Did you really imagine there would be zero consequences for evaporate earth’s vast coal beds and oil fields into the thin atmosphere?

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  30. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @WorkingClass

    > Secession.

    Nice fantasy, but sadly, Texas is only 45.3% White now.

    Pelosi: Turning Texas blue is ‘our hope for the future’
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/463526-pelosi-turning-texas-blue-is-our-hope-for-the-future

    • Replies: @WorkingClass
  31. TTSSYF says:
    @Robert Dolan

    It’s just another iteration of the ongoing jew coup against Trump. I don’t really understand it because he sucks up to the jews as much as possible…..and he folded on immigration……and he refuses to do ANYTHING to help white people.

    Most Jews also despise evangelical Christians, who are among Jews’ biggest supporters. Bolshevism and pathological hatred of conservative goyim, along with a healthy dose of crazy, seem to be a dominant genetic trait with too many of them (but not all, of course) that I’m not entirely sure they can help.

  32. It has nothing to do with Biden running, Hillary Clinton will be the Democrat nominee. The impeachment stunt is as much about getting Biden out of the way and clearing the path for the Hildebeast to return triumphant.

  33. @A123

    And it has always been thus.

  34. @Rabbitnexus

    I think that her train left the station. Too old, too full of baggage. At this point it looks like it’ll be Warren.

    The above notwithstanding though, one never knows. We’ll just have to stay tuned.

  35. @Anonymous

    A political map of the U.S. shows a vast sea of red surrounding a blue archipelago. My fantasy could become reality if Red finds a way to secede from Blue. Redstan would be an alliance of counties across State lines. There is plenty of geography for more than one Redstan. The Cities need us more than we need the cities.

    I’m not a Texan. I have only been here a few years. Texas puts red and blue in stark relief. Surface transportation has to cross Red Texas to get from Dallas to Houston and New York to Los Angeles would require island hopping. Power lines and rivers have to cross Red America. Food, timber, energy and minerals come from Red America. Red and Blue could be governed separately while coexisting by Treaty.

    I’m talking about post imperial America. Normalcy bias prevents most people from even discussing what post imperial America will look like.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  36. Rurik says:
    @seekerofthepresence

    BTW Where is Ghislaine, rudder to Epstein’s love boat?

    Hanging out with the guys who were there to “document the event”, perhaps?

    I thought the woke generation was supposed to care about abused children. Seems they’ve given her a pass. Wouldn’t be because she might have some embarrassing info, would it?

    Are you suggesting that the ‘woke’ generation might be unprincipled? !

    I remember being amazed at the spectacle of the #MeToo Movement, and how all these starlets and victims of serial sexual abuse were finally, at long last, getting their voices heard.

    For once it wasn’t the ((good ol’ boys)) club in Hollywood with all the clout, but their victims who were heralded as the whistle blowers on a culture of endemic abuse.

    So now women, at long last, were being given credibility.

    And then what did the sisterhood do with all that credibility and new-found power?

    They dashed it all on the rocks of mean-spirited, identity politics with their hysterical lies about Justice Kavanaugh.

    ‘We must be believed!’ They shrieked, as they told their brazen lies and perjured themselves in front of the whole world. And nary a one of them spoke up and said, ‘Hey, we may hate this guys’ politics, but for God’s sake stop lying about him, you’re going to destroy all the hard-earned credibility we’ve all struggled for so long to attain.’

    It’s like the people who support Jussie Smollet, because it doesn’t matter if he lied, because his heart was in the right place. His motivations were pure, so he deserves praise for his lies, not prosecution.

    Or Herman Rosenblat, who admitted that he made up his whole Holocaust narrative. “It’s not true, but in my imagination it was true.”

    So it doesn’t matter what lies they all tell, so long as those lies are in the service of their identity politics/’woke’ agenda.

    • Replies: @seekerofthepresence
  37. @WorkingClass

    A treaty would require very level-headed folks in the negotiating room with no conflict of interest.

    Good luck finding those folks!

  38. @TTSSYF

    From everything I’ve read, the ideology of US Jews is totally different from their Israeli counterparts. Most US Jews hate Trump to the very core of their being no matter how much he does for Israel. Only 25% voted for Trump. Jewish committee chairs Schiff and Nadler are spearheading the impeachment, dragging Pelosi along like a tired old woman (which she is). Israeli jews, OTOH, love Trump because they want a US president willing to do their bidding and go to war for them when needed.

    My biggest fear about this impechment fiasco is that it could create a Wag-the-Dog scenario. As in the Bill Clinton era movie, when the going gets tough, (like when BC got caught with his pants down), you just change the narrative and start a war. I hope to god that Trump doesn’t do it, but, if it looks like impeachment and removal from office might succeed, the temptation could be very strong to begin firing missiles at Teheran. With tensions already so high, it would be easy to manufacture a casus belli to sell to the American people. That could cause the democrats to abandon impeachment, as it would hurt them badly with the voters to be trying to remove the Commander-in-Chief from office with the country involved in a major conflict. Besides, both parties love a good war.

  39. @follyofwar

    Distraction, the king of politics…

  40. @Rurik

    Well said. Expresses my amazement, too, that a movement could turn itself inside out for party propaganda.

    Party trumps the soul. Truth comes last.

    Can’t help wondering if the lawyer who scripted the spiel for the woman (with the Lucy-in-the-sky-with-Diamonds-look) who testified against Kavanaugh may have co-written the Ukraine call whistleblower’s legal brief (along with Adam Schiff).

    • Agree: Rurik
  41. David says:
    @Robert Dolan

    European Americans cannot be allowed to have any organizing principles or leaders at all. If they had those, YT could act as one, in his own interests. Jewish interests depend on us having no power to resist, like a sedated organ donor.

    I’m reminded China’s communists feeling the need to root out Falun Gong. It didn’t matter that it didn’t contradict the party, it was enough that it might do so in the future.

  42. @Realist

    Hank Johnson, all on his own, reduces Congress’s average IQ by several points.

    • Replies: @Realist
  43. Rurik says:
    @WorkingClass

    they make good neighbors.

    can’t argue with that.

    But we have no money and no leadership. All we can do is vote.

    and a lot of people exhort us to not even do that. ‘You’re legitimizing the system!’, they counsel, while ignoring that voting is what got Eric Cantor tossed, and likely prevented the hag from cackling from the Oval Office.

    If voting is what ruined Hillary’s ambitions, then God damn, that is a good thing!

    Democrats failed to torpedo the Kavanaugh nomination and hurt themselves in the attempt. So I was puzzled when they came back for a second helping.

    Just try to imagine what kind of Supreme Court we’d have with Hillary

    And just imagine how fun it’s going to be watching them become psychically unglued when Ginsburg finally exists stage left.

    It will be like election night. Obviously Trump has disappointed on many levels, but we’ll always have election night.

    allowed to expose treason in the Obama administration?

    I think not.

    I agree.

    Secession

    It’s a beautiful thought, no doubt.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  44. Shouldn’t people like Schiff be impeached or removed for having told and pushed so many lies?

  45. Realist says:
    @Buck Ransom

    That’s for sure…a real dumbass.

  46. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    You can “imagine” all you want, but you should know by now that when the Court needs to protect the Establishment, that’s what the Court will do. I’m reposting below (again) to help explain why I quit voting, especially with two crayons:

    ——

    Justice Kennedy – who decreed the change in legal marriage – was another Republican choice for whom young Mr. Kavanaugh clerked before helping President Cheney with the Patriot Act to earn his first robe on the Swampville Circuit. Chief Justice Roberts was the one who nailed down Big Sickness for the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.

    Like the “federal” elections held every November in even-numbered years and the 5-4 decrees of the Court, the nail-biting confirmation hearings are another part of the show that keeps people gulled into accepting that so many things in life are to be run by people in Washington. Mr. Buchanan for years has been proclaiming each The Most Important Ever.

    I’m still inclined to the notion that the Constitution was intended, at least by some of its authors and supporters, to create a limited national government. But even by the time of Marbury, those entrusted with the powers have arrogated the authority to redefine them. In my lifetime, the Court exists to deal with hot potato social issues in lieu of the invertebrate Congress, to forebear (along with the invertebrate Congress) the warmongering and other “foreign policy” waged under auspices of the President, and to dignify the Establishment’s shepherding and fleecing of the people.

    Why should a robed, unelected politician be redefining marriage? Entrusted to enforce the Constitutional limitations on the others? Sure, questions like these are posed from time to time in a dissenting Justice’s opinion, but that ends the discussion other than in the context of replacing old Justice X with middle-aged Justice Y. Those of us outside the Beltway are told to tune in and root Red. And there are pom pom shakers and color commentators just like Mr. Buchanan for Team Blue.

    But keep voting GOP….

    • Replies: @Rurik
  47. Moliere is turning in his grave from envy watching this American political comedy.

  48. I would put money on it that the “whistleblower” is a woman, not a man.

  49. @Robert Dolan

    “And it isn’t likely at all that impeachment would make it through the Senate. ”

    Don’t be surprised if McConnell tries to fast track it somehow.

    • Replies: @Robert Dolan
  50. @Rabbitnexus

    I read a few articles making that prediction, but Hillary has been drunk ever since ’15 and is on her last legs. She’ll die before or during the first debate if the DNC gives her the nod again. That’s my prediction.

  51. @Twodees Partain

    Impeachment would not go through the Senate. Romney and a few turds would not be enough to pull it off.

    It probably wouldn’t even make it through the House.

    The polls show that people are sick of the drama.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  52. @TTSSYF

    Some Evangelicals are well aware of organized Jewry machinations. The late Rev. Billy Graham and Nixon were actually worried about a backlash.

  53. TTSSYF says:
    @follyofwar

    I don’t see Trump being convicted by the Senate, nor do I see him instigating a war as a distraction should conviction appear likely. I happen to believe him when he says he doesn’t want any more wars with no clear U.S. interest involved. It’s probably the primary reason he fired Bolton — who, by the way, is suspected of being the White House staffer who fed the information from the telephone call to the CIA “whistleblower”.

    As a side note, Tom Fitton has said we should not refer to this as “impeachment” but instead as an attempted coup (and merely the latest of the various attempts to oust Trump from office, all of which thus far have been unsuccessful). I hope and pray Trump wins re-election in an electoral landslide and majority popular vote and throws all caution to the wind.

  54. Remember Joe Biden claimed that he knew nothing about his son’s shady business in Ukraine. Tucker Carlson broke the big story of the week that was ignored by our corporate media to include Fox News itself:

    ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ obtains photo of Joe Biden golfing with his son and Ukrainian business partner

    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6090804213001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips

  55. For those who don’t know, Adam Schiff’s hobby is:

    No–not skydiving, not motorcycles, not medieval sword collecting.

    It is–wait for it…

    Writing _fiction_!

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/adam-schiffs-plans-to-obliterate-trumps-red-line

    “Schiff has been writing screenplays on the side for years, which together amount to a kind of autobiography. “The first was a post-Holocaust story called ‘Remnant.’ ” As Schiff recalled, “I had an agent at William Morris tell me it was good but no one would want to see it—too depressing. Then ‘Schindler’s List’ came out, and I was, like, ‘Come on!’ ” His next, written when he was a prosecutor, was a murder mystery called “Minotaur.” “I had a friend who was a producer, and he said there were two answers in Hollywood—‘Yes,’ and ‘Here’s a check.’ I was getting lots of yeses.” But perhaps there is hope for his third. “It’s a spy drama,” he said. “That one is a work in progress.” “♦

    You can’t make up this stuff!

  56. Rurik says:
    @anonymous

    especially with two crayons:

    “crayons”?

    Justice Kennedy – who decreed the change in legal marriage – was another Republican choice for whom young Mr. Kavanaugh clerked before helping President Cheney with the Patriot Act to earn his first robe on the Swampville Circuit. Chief Justice Roberts was the one who nailed down Big Sickness for the pharmaceutical and insurance industries.

    No argument. Yes, they’re corrupt. But do you expect a Hillary appointee to rein in the robed tyranny?

    Where would our First and Second Amendment rights be under a Hillary appointee, eh?

    5-4 decrees of the Court, the nail-biting confirmation hearings are another part of the show that keeps people gulled into accepting that so many things in life are to be run by people in Washington.

    But run they are. Ask the victims of Affirmative Action, or Roe, or Brown, or the millions of victims of the myriad treasonous decrees handed down from the Scotus- if their treasonous overreach of power doesn’t have real world effects.

    If Hillary were potus, then that would equal two more Justices, and I suspect that by now they would have discovered a constitutional right for homos to get “married” in the churches and cathedrals. And that by law, you must ‘bake the cake’. And that the equal protections of the Fourteenth don’t apply to certain demographics congenitally guilty of racism.

    They’d no doubt find that racism is so endemic in our society that we need quotas for the criminal justice system, to prevent a racist society from punishing men in percentages that prove beyond any doubt! that our institutions are fundamentally racist, by simply looking at how some demographics are over-represented. (If it isn’t racism, then what is it?!)

    That our courts are utterly corrupt, is glaringly obvious, so now it’s only a matter of keeping their agenda-driven corruption from being ascendant. Trumps appointees are less likely to find a constitutional right for homos and pedophiles to have “consensual” sex with children.

    In my lifetime, the Court exists to deal with hot potato social issues in lieu of the invertebrate Congress, to forebear (along with the invertebrate Congress) the warmongering and other “foreign policy” waged under auspices of the President, and to dignify the Establishment’s shepherding and fleecing of the people.

    no argument here

    But keep voting GOP….

    No one despises the GOP like I do.

    The worst human beings on the planet are Dick Cheney and worm bait McCain. [RIH]

    They’re even as bad as Hillary, and trust me when I say, that’s saying a lot.

    I preferred Obama to ‘double Gimo’ Romney. I prefer the Squad to Lindsey.

    I’m not a GOPer, by any stretch. I despise Conservative Inc.

    But there are truisms that can not be ignored. As bad as Trump is, (not a GOPer, and hated by Romney and the neocons of Conservative Inc. like no other), he’s a quantum leap better than what Hillary would have been. If nothing else, he’s bought us four more years of relative sanity.

    No more wars.

    Syria stabilized.

    No escalation in Ukraine.

    No repudiation of the Second Amendment.

    The equal hatred of the progressive leftists and the (((neocon))) ‘Never Trumpers’.

    Anyone who can piss off Max Boot *and* Don Lemon with equal adroitness, is my kinda guy.

    If he starts a war with Iran, I’ll support Tulsi or anyone but Trump.

    But voting is, (as Working class pointed out), our only voice. And we’re fast losing that.

    In the mean time, I’ll enjoy watching the left’s heads explode over Trump Derangement Syndrome.

    And the grinding, white-knuckle, Talmudic hatred of the neocons for Trump’s refusal to bomb Iran.

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Replies: @anonymous
  57. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rurik

    Crayons, as in Red & Blue.

    Buying into “I’ll enjoy watching” political puppet shows is how dissent stays harmlessly channeled as people keep voting the Establishment into power. What matters to them will never change via their system, and that includes the timetable for the next war.

    Romanticizing the current POTUS as some swamp draining hero, bravely standing up to his own appointees, is at this point a wishful delusion.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  58. Recently it has been said that Israel was spying on the US and had taped all communication from the White-House, then the first to have the tape of Trump /Zelensky conversation, is obviously the Mossad. As Israel and KSA have not been able to drag Trump into a war against Iran even after the last false flag attack on KSA oïl infrastructure, then they are activating their whistleblower and Madame Pelosi is just making the echo !

    • Replies: @El Dato
  59. @Robert Dolan

    Yes, true, but watch McConnell. He’ll do whatever he can to usher it through. It’s what he does.

  60. Paul says:

    Should Joe Biden and his cokehead son Hunter Biden be extradicted to Poland or Ukraine for scamming the countries? Or are the Bidens above the law?

  61. @seekerofthepresence

    I thought the woke generation was supposed to care about abused children.

    Fourteen and fifteen year-old girls who have been screwing high school football teams for 3 or 4 years, don’t suddenly revert to children upon accepting big bucks from people like Epstein.

  62. Rurik says:
    @anonymous

    Buying into “I’ll enjoy watching” political puppet shows is how dissent stays harmlessly channeled

    OK, why don’t you tell us how to properly affect dissent?

    Oh, I get it!

    Do nothing.

    Stick your head in the sand and cry that nothing makes any difference. So what if Hillary were potus, it’d be the exact same thing as Trump, huh?

    as people keep voting the Establishment into power.

    Trump didn’t run as Establishment. In fact the Establishment hates his guts, and everything he stands for, especially his lip service to Heritage America.

    Yes, he has to play ball, but the idea that ran as Establishment is absurd.

    What matters to them will never change via their system, and that includes the timetable for the next war.

    If Hillary were potus, Assad would be gone. Syria would have descended into a ‘Libya’ (or worse), and we’d likely be in a proxy war with Russia in Ukraine.

    Romanticizing the current POTUS as some swamp draining hero, bravely standing up to his own appointees, is at this point a wishful delusion.

    I’m not ‘romanticizing’ anything. In my last comment, I said “as bad as Trump is..’, does that sound like I’m hero-worshiping? I’ve become very jaded about Trump. He’s been a huge disappointment in many important ways.

    However, he did just fire Bolton, and unceremoniously. There’s even speculation that Bolton is the ‘whistle blower’ over the Ukraine farce. Just like the petulant little rat that he’s always been.

    It’s not Trump’s appointees that are his nemesis, but rather the Deepstate. The neocons and NYT and CNN and FBI and CIA and all the rest of the execrable scum that has invested and rotted the pillars of our once OK nation. IOW the very forces that executed JFK in a putsch, and have ruled the ZUS of A ever since.

    If it comes down to a choice between Warren or Trump, or any of those crazed puppets of the Deepstate, vs. Trump, (and Trump continues to avoid a war with Iran, and continues with his wonderful tariffs, and eventuyally builds the symbolic wall, and appoints ‘original intent’ Justices to the Scotus, then voting will be prudent, regardless of all the different color crayons.

    Perhaps if for no other reason, than just watching the Trump Derangement Syndrome butt-hurts head’s explode on election night.

  63. Trumps less than 5minutes call with NO solictation and no offers expressly or implied were made so tehre is NO crime …the DEMs are panicking…IF what pres. Trump did is illegal ALL/the whole Congres must be impeached…Lobbies/senators/congress members/staffers/ ALL exchange “favors” agreements, over USA politics and international politics also. There is a whoel range of K Street consuktants that advice foreign gvts over Capitol Hill dos and Donts, etc. Otherwise there would be NO politics at all, political maneuverings had been going ON since Roman times. Remember the Thomas Jeffersons 1th election, the Missouri Compromise, the October Missile Crisis, the Nuclear treaties, ALL is politics..

  64. The CIA took down Nixon. The whole Washington Post thing of Woodward and Bernstein was a cover for Operation Mockingbird. Bill Bradley was connected to the CIA. He didn’t need W & B. They were just covers. The so called Deep Throat was a myth. Mark Felt took credit as a favor to the CIA, for the favors the CIA did for the pervert Hoover. Bidengate is killing the Dems, they are idiots on this one. Joe won’t last through 3 primaries. He may not even show for the next Dem debate on Oct 15. The Bidens are screwed.

  65. Kiza says:
    @follyofwar

    Biden is like Hillary, with senile/dumb replacing the murderous. DNC is pushing the corrupt kiddy diddler Biden because he has a log on his shoulder, just as Hillary had a small town of skeletons in her closet. How could they ever control a President who is clean?

  66. @Carroll Price

    Does Talent Unlimited High School (TUHS) have a football team? Are they the Fighting Tushies?

    Is $300 big bucks anywhere? Can you even get a dinner for two for that in Epstein’s neighborhood?

  67. @Twodees Partain

    Prepare yourself.
    They have a file on Mitch, ‘Mitch and the Boy Scouts Go to Camp’,and they will hand him the knife.
    Et tu, Brute?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  68. @Paul

    “…there is a need to investigate…”

    See:
    Epstein.

  69. @Anonymous

    First, go present your graphs to India and China, traitor.

    • Replies: @anon
  70. El Dato says:
    @WorkingClass

    Oh yeah, what happend to the recent second attempt by the NYT to involve Kavanaugh in a bombshell dick event?

    It seems to have sunk to the festering news bottom from whence it came.

  71. El Dato says:
    @Jean de Peyrelongue

    Bolton: Member of the #Resistance!

    Bolton’s WH-bashing private debut met with elated applause by impeachment-hungry #Resistance media

    “John Bolton has finally spoken, and he put up a big warning sign about Trump and North Korea,” gushed the Washington Post, which not-so-subtly hinted that Bolton could be an asset in the impeachment proceedings currently unfolding against his former boss. “The big question with Bolton is how far he’s willing to go – and whether he might be a key witness in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry over Ukraine,” the paper salivated, pointing out that Bolton led the National Security Council when the White House allegedly tried to bury Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on an NSC computer.

    “John Bolton finally says what he really thinks about Trump’s North Korea policy,” Vox fawned, praising the Republican warmonger for “keeping it real” by categorically contradicting Trump’s assertion that Kim is willing to denuclearize, thus “blowing a hole in the administration’s North Korea policy.” Vox even put words in Bolton’s mouth, explaining that his criticisms hid even more scathing condemnations.

    “All of this began happening when John Bolton walked out,” another panelist responded, while a second noted that Bolton “was the last babysitter” and “adult in the room” in the White House…

    Absurdistan.

    How do these people not kill themselves out of sheer shame?

    > when the White House allegedly tried to bury Trump’s conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on an NSC computer

    Question your honor:

    1) Why is that on an “NSC computer” (more like a tape in a Utah datacentre, right?)
    2) You can’t “bury” that.

  72. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stonehands

    Their CO2 is ours, doofus.

    • Replies: @Stonehands
  73. @anon

    “…Their CO2 is ours, doofus…”

    You’re fucking retarded.

    First try to impose your Wall St carbon -credit scam regulations on Modi and Xi.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  74. nymom says:

    It appears that John Bolton is now morphing into the equivalent of the ‘second shooter’ on the grassy knoll…

    The legend begins…

  75. TTSSYF says:
    @Rabbitnexus

    I still can see Bloomberg jumping in at the last minute.

  76. @steinbergfeldwitzcohen

    Color me prepared over here already. 😉

  77. I think Pelosi should investigate Biden’s nostrils.

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