This morning, as per tradition, President Trump was scheduled to pardon one (or both) of this year’s national Thanksgiving turkeys, named Bread and Butter.
Following the pardon, I predict that CNN will claim that Bread and Butter are connected to Vladimir Putin, Adam Schiff will launch secret investigative hearings, and Deep State operatives will insist that both turkeys should be eaten anyway in disregard of Trump’s pardoning of them.
As more and more details and documents emerge relating to the investigation of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma and the famous American political names connected to it and profiting from it, it’s getting harder for the media to keep up its “Gaslight” routine and convince us that anyone who smells a rat is just a believer in wild, right-wing conspiracy theories. They’d like us to believe that the real crime is thinking that there should be an investigation when the unqualified son of the US official overseeing Ukrainian foreign aid is given a do-nothing job that pays $50,000-$83,000 a month. Well, no sale.
Monday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham said that at this point, it’s a matter of “duty” to investigate Ukrainian corruption that reaches into US government, including the Biden family, and since the House won’t do it, he will launch an investigation in the Senate.
Graham said, “I love Joe Biden as a person, he is a really decent man, he’s had a lot of tragedy in his life, but I have a conscience very clear right now. And I have a duty. If the House is going to shut it down, the Senate is going to pick it up.” That would include asking Biden for transcripts of his phone calls with the former president of Ukraine. Graham said, “I’m not saying Joe did anything wrong, but I want to see the transcripts, and if there’s nothing there I’ll be the first one to say there’s nothing there.”
Conciliatory as that sounds, it drew an angry response from Biden, who accused Graham of being under President Trump’s thumb. He told CNN, “Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life.” That prompted Rudy Giuliani to tweet that it sounded like the threats he got when he started investigating the Mafia.
I will just point out that when Democrats demanded to see a transcript of Trump’s phone call to the President of Ukraine, he released it. Then he released the transcript of an earlier call. Then they investigated him anyway. Now, they’re claiming that asking for a transcript of Biden’s phone calls to the President of Ukraine is some sort of unprecedented moral outrage? Once again, their double standards are showing.
I’ve already mentioned that Rep. Devin Nunes is threatening to sue CNN and the Daily Beast for running a story that alleges he secretly met in Vienna with Ukraine’s prosecutor last December to dig up dirt on Joe Biden and other Democrats. Nunes called it a demonstrably false and scandalous story that was peddled to at least five different media outlets before they found two irresponsible enough to run it.
But of course, that didn’t stop House Democrats from immediately leaping on it as a pretext to investigate Nunes, who’s been the raspberry seed in their wisdom tooth for a long time, most recently for dismantling their “Ukraine/impeachment” “witnesses.”
Now, if there were actual evidence of Nunes doing this, then I’d be the first to say it merits investigation. But pardon me if I’m feeling a sense of déjà vu. As the Church Lady would say, isn’t it conveeeeeeenient that every time Nunes starts to become a threat to the anti-Trump left, along comes some shadily-sourced accusation that somehow requires him to be sidelined? Isn’t that exactly what happened when Nunes was starting to uncover the Deep State coup/“Russian collusion” hoax: he was suddenly accused of ethics violations that forced him off his committee for eight months before the allegations were dismissed?
Now, with remarkable synchronicity, both Nunes and Rudy Giuliani are accused of serious ethics violations requiring them to be sidelined and investigated, both in the same week and both as they're posing threats to the Democratic establishment.
Is it a startling coincidence or a recurring pattern of trying to derail the truth from being made public? Margot Cleveland at the Federalist is also feeling some suspicious déjà vu and reminds us in detail of how the Democrats have distracted us down this blind alley before – and in Nunes’ case, using the exact same tactics against the exact same opponent.
First defection following the “impeachment” hearings: Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence, who supported the impeachment inquiry, now feels that a vote to “censure” President Trump would be sufficient. I’m sure Trump will feel totally chastened by that and cry himself to sleep at night at the thought of being censured by this House. If the Democrats fall back on this and call it a victory, it will be like Barney Fife jumping out of the ring after 10 seconds with Mike Tyson and saying, "I think he's been punished enough!"
Recently, several prominent Democrats (Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Cory Booker, etc.) have defended the House pushing impeachment while ignoring important issues by using the cliche that House Democrats “can walk and chew gun at the same time.”
At the link, Charlie Kirk goes looking for evidence of that claim, with little success.
Monday, President Trump welcomed Conan the dog to the White House. Conan is the heroic military dog that chased down ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi before he killed himself with a suicide vest, killing his own children and injuring Conan.
And if you thought that the media could put aside their Trump Derangement Syndrome for five minutes to honor the dog, guess again.
Jim Treacher at PJ Media summed up the doggone insanity best. Here’s a sample:
“Trump praised the hero dog who hunted down the terrorist, so that means dogs are bad now and terrorists are good. You can't like dogs anymore. In any dispute between a Trump dog and a terrorist, you have to root for the terrorist or else you love Trump. If you still like dogs after today, you have to wear a MAGA hat all the time. Sorry, those are the rules.”