No wonder Nancy Pelosi is trying to rush along impeachment before anyone had a chance to read Schiff’s “evidence” report. Attorney Will Chamberlain, writing at Human Events, has now read it, and he noticed that on page 59, Schiff accidentally included testimony that destroys his own case and exonerates President Trump.
I have compared Bernie Sanders’ debate performances in which he gets mad and yells for no apparent reason to Arthur Spooner, the hair-tempered socialist father-in-law on “King of Queens.” But this week in Iowa, Joe Biden gave Sanders/Spooner a run for their money, with a little of Grandpa Simpson’s “Old Man Yells at Clouds” thrown in.
I’ve done a lot of politicking in Iowa, and I’ve talked to a lot of voters, and there’s no rule that you have to be nice to people who are rude to you. But this reaction was weird, even by Joe Biden standards. I don’t think you’ll find anything like it in “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”
One telling moment: when Biden insisted that “no one has said my son has done anything wrong.” That’s just not true. He can say that he doesn’t believe his son did anything wrong, but as to whether anyone else has said it, reality begs to differ. Although he might be correct that nobody on MSNBC has ever said it. That I can believe.
I guess we can assume from this outburst, the whitewashed investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server, the attempt to impeach Trump for wanting alleged corruption in Ukraine investigated, and Nancy Pelosi’s strangely threatening response to reporter James Rosen…
…that it’s now established federal law that it is illegal to question the ethics of top Democrats, no matter how questionable they may be.
When exactly did the Party of “love and tolerance” become the Party of “Agree with us or we’ll beat you up, threaten your family and get you fired”? That’s a trick question, it was never really the Party of love and tolerance (look up “KKK” or “Bull Connor.”)
The leftist thugs wasted no time in turning on George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley for daring to pour some cool reason on their hot tempered passions. Turley, who is a Democrat and not a Trump supporter by any means, was the only one of the four “experts” testifying in this week's "impeachment" hearing who based his conclusions on the law, the Constitution, historical precedent and standards of evidence rather than partisan rancor. And his conclusion was that it had not been proven that Trump abused his powers, but that the way the Democrats were conducting this impeachment was an abuse of power.
In that testimony, he also warned against letting anger rule our actions. To show that the leftists watching didn’t listen to any part of what he said, Turley revealed that before he even finished testifying, his office and home were “inundated with threatening messages” and there were demands that he be fired from his job. His credibility was also attacked by Rachel Maddow and the Washington Post.
Turley said, "There is an intense 'rancor and rage' and 'stifling intolerance' that blinds people to opposing views. My call for greater civility and dialogue may have been the least successful argument I made to the committee."
That’s no surprise. I’ve also tried to remain positive and invite people of opposing views to join me to debate issues in a fair and open manner. But I notice that recently, it’s gotten harder and harder to find any takers. People would rather stew in their hatred than talk to anyone who might disagree with them (and I don’t mean talk AT them, I mean talk TO them, which involves listening to the other side.)
My advice to Turley is to do what I do: try to stay positive and open to those who are willing, ignore the wannabe “warriors” in their Snoopy pajamas typing out threats on the Internet from their mom’s basements, and remind those calling for his firing that he has tenure, so “go pound sand.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is delivering more gifts to Republicans than Santa Claus. In her latest Tweet storm, she claimed that President Trump’s tightening of rules for the food stamp program might have starved her family after her father died.
It was quickly pointed out by Republicans that the new rule applies only to able-bodied adults between 18 and 49 who don’t have any dependents, and they are only cut off of food stamps if they refuse to work. So it would not have affected her family or anyone else with children.
Just FYI, being an able-bodied adult who refuses to do any actual work sounds like it describes AOC and a lot of other House Democrats.
From the “How DARE You...Think for Yourselves?” File: See video of a Black Lives Matter activist (who is white) disrupting an event by black supporters of Pete Buttigieg, whom I guess black people aren't allowed to support, according to this white guy who speaks for black people.
Buttigieg, who is gay, is also being accused of homophobia by leftists because he once volunteered to help the Salvation Army.
I wonder if this year’s Christmas miracle might be Pete Buttigieg looking at the people on his own side, suddenly realizing how crazy they are, and announcing he’s becoming a Republican.
Here’s how seriously most Americans are taking the Democrats’ “impeachment” tantrum: this week, there were more Google searches for “Peloton” because of their controversial commercial showing a husband buying his wife an exercise bike for Christmas than there were for impeachment.
I wonder if one of those Google searches was Adam Schiff trying to find out if buying a Peloton is an impeachable offense?
Nice Video: Here’s something to help wash the nasty political news away. First Lady Melania Trump joins her husband as he makes some holiday remarks at the ceremony to light the National Christmas Tree.
I will not bother linking to any liberal media sites that are no doubt criticizing the decorations, attacking the First Lady for her dress, carping about the electricity wasted to power the lights, or whining that cutting down the tree contributes to global warming.