So much has happened in the last couple of weeks that it is nearly impossible to keep up with the pace. One would think that even President Trump's critics would have to agree that no president in our history has had so much activity surrounding him in such a short amount of time. With the signing of the United States - Mexico - Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, the drone killing of terrorist Qassim al-Rimi in Yemen, the impeachment votes in the Senate, the State of the Union address and Speaker Pelosi's childish act of tearing up of the written version of that speech on national television, there is a lot to comment on.
The whole timeline of the impeachment fiasco is a history of the prostitution of our Constitution to the desires of partisan politics on the behalf of the Democrats. In a rare display of transparency, the Democrats started calling for President Trump's impeachment right after he was elected.
The impeachment clause in the Constitution is found in Article II, Section 4. Its purpose is to remove from office a president who has committed “Treason, Bribery or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors”. It was not intended to get rid of a president because the opposition, (establishment Democrats and Republicans in this case), is packed with the sore losers of the last election. The two articles that the House cited for impeachment, Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress are so broad, vague and subjective, in general, that they could have been used against every president in our history by an opposing party. In their specifics, they are so blatantly partisan as to be laughable.
At the State of the Union Address, the Democrats once again showed that they are the party of pettiness, childishness, tribalism, sour faces and hand sitting. Several of the radical Democrat women were wearing white outfits. Since white is the color of surrender, one wonders if these women were signaling surrender because President Trump is doing so well with the economy, jobs, in the polls, in foreign policy, and protecting Americans from terrorists.
They refused to stand or clap when the President spoke of even the most nonpolitical of accomplishments, such as the passing and signing of the non partisan USCMA trade agreement, the low unemployment rate, the killing of another anti-American radical terrorist or the rise in workers real wages. By their response to these accomplishments one might come to the conclusion that the Democrats are against these things that have helped Americans.
Despite all of the Democrat's juvenile tactics, they all pale in comparison with their leader, Nancy Pelosi's fits and snits. Her inattentiveness, cheek chewing and zombie expression throughout the speech were only surpassed by her tearing up the written narrative of the speech afterward. Pelosi may claim to be a practicing Catholic and hates no one, even President Trump, but that action of ripping up the speech was hardly an endearing display of brotherly love.
She later characterized the State of the Union this way, "The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the President and policies worthy of his office and the American people.” One dreams that someone with journalistic integrity would have asked the Speaker the questions that beg to be asked: “What mistruths are you referring to, Nancy? Is it a mistruth when President Trump says we have the lowest unemployment in decades? Is he lying when he states that workers' wages have risen for the first time in more than a decade? Please point out to the public all of the mistruths in the speech.”
The next day we had the vote on impeaching President Trump. He was acquitted on a completely partisan vote, with the exception of one RINO, Senator Mitt Romney, who voted to impeach on one of the articles. This accomplished two things: first, it gives the Democrats the dubious claim that this was a “non-partisan” vote, and it gives Romney the claim to the John McCain title of “Maverick”, (read RINO) of the Republican Party. One would hope that the voters of Utah will remember this vote when this Quisling Romney is up for reelectio