By Yvonne Sam
US President, Donald Trump, was charged with “abuse of power” and the risible charge of “obstruction of Congress”, by the Democrats, led by Rep. Adam B. Schiff. Nevertheless, even if their false case against the President, on Ukraine, were not so deceptive, any objective observer would be skeptical of their good faith, given their nonstop, three-year impeachment quest, over things too trivial to be admitted out loud, and their ever-changing charges against Trump.
His election victory was a seismic blow to the left, leaving it paralyzed with hatred and reducing it to a cyclopean mob of bloated self-importance and radical opposition. The impeachment trial and speeches were overly replete with congressional Democrats acting as pseudo-guardians of the Constitution, in so much that a Martian visitor listening, might arrive at the conclusion that he had stumbled upon a clique of constitutional originalists — that the ghost of earthling, James Madison, fourth U. S President, Founding Father and architect of the Constitution, had possessed each and every one of them.
Additionally, I wondered if the words “threat to our democracy” was not a subtle Democratic call to arms. One has to admire their energy.
The Democratic impeachment cabal was nothing more than an unnecessary and wasteful proceeding, with numerous members of the House of Representatives and the Senate making epic fools of themselves.
Let us not forget Mitt Romney, of the great state of Utah, who deserves an award for his never-to-be-forgotten performance — voting with the Democrats. Senator, Susan Collins, did likewise, but she had a pithy explanation, and she shut down, quickly.
Nothing has done more to unite Republicans, than the Democrats’ quixotic, vendetta-fueled crusade against President Donald Trump.
Now that Trump has been acquitted, would it a clear message send, could this, or should this be the end? Or should the American people be waiting in expectancy for new allegations, or more raunchy declarations to surface, between now and the election.
Next is a campaign to defeat enough of the 23 Republican senators up for re-election and, if possible, keep President Trump from winning re-election. Already Representative, Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told reporters that he would “likely” subpoena John Bolton, who has confirmed in an unpublished book that Donald Trump conditioned security aid on Ukraine’s willingness to investigate the president’s Democratic rivals, the central allegation in the trial.
Donald John Trump has been such a bad president, such a threat to the Republic, it is imperative that he be removed from office, that it has caused the Democrats to virtually ignore their legislative duties, for over two years.
Certainly, the American people expect better of the House and the Senate. Did the Democrats believe that their continuous hectoring of how despicable the President was, that they would eventually sway voters to their position, even though their contempt for Trump reveals their similar disdain for his 63 million supporters?
As America head towards election, has the Democrats made clear their platform. They have virtually no issues on which to run, except the promise of free stuff from Elizabeth Warren’s student loan forgiveness plan, which is useless for those who struggled to pay off their student loans without assistance, and Bernie Sanders’ free Medicare For All.
A recent Gallup poll, released on January 24, showed how difficult it would be for Democrats to score victory at the polls. According to the poll, 41 percent of Americans “are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S.” That’s the highest satisfaction level in 15 years.
The last time 40 percent, or more, of Americans were satisfied, George W. Bush was in the first year of his second term as president; the Iraq War was ongoing; but some of the challenging events that plagued Bush in his second term — Hurricane Katrina, consistent majority opposition to the Iraq War, high gas prices and the economic recession — had yet to occur.
Seventy-two percent of Republicans are satisfied, a number likely to grow if the economy remains strong and there is stability in international affairs. Only 14 percent of Democrats are satisfied. This is likely, in part, because President Trump is racking up success after success, without any cooperation from the other party.
Had the Democrats showed any modicum of cooperation, on at least some issues (other than the new trade agreement between the U.S.A, Canada and Mexico), they might have been able to legitimately claim some credit, but their opposition to all things Trump, and their relentless attempts to undo the results of the 2016 election, leaves them out in the political cold.
A remarkable aspect of this Gallup poll is that it was taken in the middle of the Senate impeachment trial, and in the face of some of the most hostile media coverage any president has ever had to endure in modern times.
The New York Times and the Washington Post have de-robed themselves of any raiment of fairness, by pursuing Trump non-stop. Their news coverage, editorials and virtually all of their columnists are constantly looking for new ways to express opposition to, and hatred of, the president.
According to the conservative Media Research Center, which monitors the broadcast network’s evening news programs, “… evening news coverage of the opening arguments of both sides, found ABC, CBS, and NBC did not live up to the standard they demanded of Republicans. They gave Democrats double the airtime and showered their arguments with mostly praise, while expressing only criticism of the President’s legal team”.
While the Democrats may develop a sense of smugness about this, as they keep company with their media fellow travelers, the end result is that President Trump has been newly empowered to take his case, for four more years of prosperity and relative peace, to the public.
Putting aside any unforeseeable disaster or tragedy (always a possibility), like it or not, fake it, or take it, reach or impeach, Donald John Trump is positioned to win re-election, perhaps in a landslide, which will send the left and most of the media into another deep depression.
Now that the impeachment trial is over, the Democrats can cease hyperventilating, and commence meditating, becoming united in the fight to avert another shock at the November ballot box.
The Democrats may finally play an unforgotten or misplaced card, based on the rationale that rational people could not have elected such an un-presidential maniac, therefore the election should be considered invalid.
If you think about it, that’s really been their rationale for impeaching him all along: to save their face they must immediately win the race.