Abuse of Power

March 7, 2017

The Must-Read Article of the Day that everyone’s talking about: Andrew C. McCarthy at National Review argues that the whole “Trump’s people colluded with the Russians to ‘hack’ the election” nonsense is crumbling before our eyes as Democrats frantically backpedal away from it, knowing that it could be replaced by a far bigger scandal involving the Obama Administration’s abuse of power to spy on political opponents. It was a great distraction and a way to hamstring Trump’s Administration for a while, but as McCarthy notes, they were playing with fire. Once it became obvious that there was no evidence of any wrongdoing, it would start to occur to Americans to ask, “Say, if there was no spying on the Republican candidate and his team, how did the government get all those ‘intercepted conversations’ that were leaked to the media?”

If journalists still thought their job was to dig up the truth rather than to undermine Trump and prop up the Democrats, that question might have occurred to them several weeks ago. Read the whole thing:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445522/russian-election-hacking-fbi-not-investigating-trump-campaign

Just to throw a bucket of cold reality on the impeachment dreamers: to remove Trump, they’d first have to get the House to pass articles of impeachment. Thanks to years of unrealistic Democratic actions, Republicans control the House. But let’s imagine that actually happened. He’d then have to be impeached by the Senate. True, some Republican Senators don’t like Trump, and unlike Democrats, Republicans have been known to hold Presidents of their own party to some actual standards. Still, it requires a two-thirds vote. But as long as we’re fantasizing like Democrats, let’s imagine that happens, too.

So Trump is gone! Democrats rejoice! Until they realize they’ve just given us President Mike Pence. Okay, gear up your imaginations and let’s fantasize that they can impeach every Republican in the entire line of succession. That would require removing Pence, House Speaker Ryan, Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch, and the Secretaries of State and the Treasury. Finally, we get to an Independent: Welcome to the White House, Defense Secretary-now-President James “Mad Dog” Mattis! Wait, I don’t think that’s what liberals were dreaming of.

In fact, the Democrats are so far out of power that even if they could impeach Trump, Pence, Ryan, Hatch and a dozen Cabinet officials, it would just result in President Betsy DeVos.

Far be it from me to give liberals advice, but if they ever want to see another Democratic President, they need to give up these childish fantasies and tantrums, and start winning elections again by proving to the voters that they are capable of creating mature, intelligent policies that work in reality.

But then, I guess I’m the one dreaming now.

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