If you were a regular CNN or MSNBC watcher, then you’d probably be laboring under the misconception that impeachment means a President is ousted from the office to be replaced by the Vice President.
This is wrong. Impeachment can mean that a President is kicked out of office, but not necessarily.
President Clinton was successfully impeached. Not many people realize that because the MSM tends to make us believe that it would mean he was kicked out on his corrupt, womanizing tail end. On November the 19th, 1995, the two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton were approved in the House of Representatives.
You can bet your pocket Constitution that the smear merchants at CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and others know very well what impeachment is, what it means, and what it does not mean. Maybe Don Lemon doesn’t.
But you better believe that Rachel Maddow does.
She’s a Rhodes scholar. If the liars in upper management don’t know what impeachment means, we’ll eat our keyboards.
And if people like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer don’t remember the Clinton impeachment- well, we’d just chalk it up to senility.
So, if they know impeachment doesn’t mean a Pence Presidency, then why are they pushing it so hard? The reasons are as many as they are bad.
First, consider some of the other terms they use incorrectly.
Collusion comes to mind. Collusion is not a crime. There is not a criminal code on the books that contains that word. A person could collude to do something that is against the law, but collusion in and of itself is not a crime.
What they want to say is ‘treason.’ But they don’t have the rocks to go that far. They know damned well that they cannot find anything even approaching treason- so they don’t use that word- not in an official capacity anyway.
Next up is “dossier.” This one’s easy. It sounds officious. It sounds like something an intelligence agency would pass around. But it’s just a French word that means ‘file.’
Alright, enough wordplay.
Even the Democrats themselves know that pushing for impeachment is a fool’s game. In 2017, liberal columnist Jeet Heer for The New Republic wrote;
“While it is true that Trump is “extremely bad at the job of president,” using that as grounds for removing him from office would be revolutionary, moving the criteria from the constitutional requirement of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” which is already vague, to the utterly nebulous and subjective “extremely bad.” Klein recognized that normalizing impeachment would turn it into a political weapon, but didn’t wrestle with the fact that this normalization already happened—with the spurious impeachment of Bill Clinton in 1999. That precedent suggests the dangers of further normalization: It will worsen the extreme partisanship and gridlock that is making America ungovernable.”
We like people like Heer.
He’s the sort of person who is, as we would put it- Democrat by accident.
That is to say, he simply does not understand conservative arguments, history, or what really matters to a country. To put it plainly, he’s wrong- but he’s not lying.
That’s all you can really ask of anyone- honesty.
So, in his earnestness- Heer assumes that victory is really what Democrats and liberals are after.
But that is the misconception of useful idiots.
The top Democrats in Washington and their mouthpieces in the media are not looking for any kind of victory. They are only looking to stay relevant by creating a false controversy.
By now, you’ve heard it a zillion times- Democrats do not create solutions- only problems.
They are the party of problems. As long as they sound to the American people as if they have a legitimate gripe- then they hold their seats.
Sure, they’d rather have the White House and make laws that make them money- but as long as they keep things good and ‘problematic,’ then they’re golden.
But all of this is rote. We know this about the Dems. We know they are full of stuff and nonsense.
The question we should really be asking is, why are establishment Republicans playing their game? Why do they agree to a conversation that is framed using nonsense language?
Are we really that gullible, that weak? It would seem to make more sense to say that the party is compromised. Of course, to the thoughtful Trump voter- this is not a revolutionary statement.
Still, despite playing their game- we are winning. Just imagine how much harder we could win if we were trying.