Monday, Adam Schiff started released carefully cherry-picked excerpts of his super-secret hearing testimony, designed for maximum political damage to President Trump. I haven't had time to read it all, but what I've seen so far boils down to this:
"The President refused to take orders from me on his foreign policy, and I'm the expert who knows how to do everything right! Waaaaaah!!!"
News flash: The elected President makes foreign policy, not striped-pants bureaucrats, no matter how high their opinion of themselves or how low their opinion of American voters. You don't agree with your boss's policy, you don't get to demand that he change it, or that your immediate superior who dismissed your whining wasn't summarily fired. You have two choices: do what you're told or resign. Yes, I'm sorry, but this is binary.
At the link is a terrific, must-read article by Adam Mill at The Federalist, examining all these accusations against Trump and explaining how they all boil down to the same real complaint, as expressed in the headline: "Bureaucrats' Hurt Feelings on Foreign Policy Don't Justify Impeachment."
Mill's article suggests the perfect response to everything we've been allowed to hear coming out of this kangaroo court so far; every whine about something someone heard second or thirdhand that Trump did that made them "uncomfortable" or "alarmed" that it didn't meet the WWOD ("What Would Obama Do?" standard, or that the elected President wasn't doing what the unelected bureaucrats thought he should be doing. And that response, which we should all be putting on T-shirts and bumper stickers and chanting loudly at rallies, is this:
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Headline of the Day: “Jerry Springer Blames Trump For Decline in Civility”
A convoy carrying members of a Mormon family who’ve lived in Mexico for years and had dual citizenship was attacked by gunmen believed to be part of the drug gang cartels. At least three women and six children were shot to death and more than a dozen more are missing, believed kidnapped. Our prayers for the victims and their families and for the safe return of those missing. There are more details at the link. This is a developing story, so watch for more breaking news on it. In the meantime, consider it a wake-up call for Americans visiting or thinking of moving to Mexico, and for the Mexican government on the need to get these gangs under control.
On “The View” this week, the liberal studio audience applauded when Joy Behar suggested that Democrats need to lie to get elected. I’ve been saying that exact same thing for years, and my audiences applaud it, too, and nobody thinks that’s news. I guess because we conservatives are just pointing out the obvious, not actually endorsing it.
In Joy’s case, she was specifically suggesting that Democrats lie about not wanting to confiscate our guns. She said, “They should not tell everything they’re going to do. If you are going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected and then take them away. Don’t tell them ahead of time.”
Unfortunately for them, it’s too late. That would be the least surprising surprise of all time. When “Beto” O’Rourke started barking that “H**l, yes,” he would confiscate our guns, we conservatives weren't shocked, we just said, “Well, it’s nice that one of them finally admitted it.” Police, too, know that gun owners will not be surprised if the Democrats ever get into power and send them to our homes to try to unconstitutionally disarm us, which is why they told “Beto” to go whistle up a rope or try to take people’s guns away himself if he thinks it’s such a great idea.
Talk about locking the barn door after the horses are already out! By this point, advising Democrats to lie about their true intentions if they want to get elected is like advising fast food restaurants, “Don’t mention that it makes you fat!”
Bible Verse of the Day (KJV)
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths."
- Proverbs 3:5-6
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