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Democrat Announces He Will Impeach Trump for Christmas

Now that’s not holiday spirit, IMO.

Actually, he said he would do it by Christmas, not for Christmas. Whatever.

Democratic Rep. Al Green of the otherwise Great State of Texas has been threatening to impeach President Trump for months, but now he has put a timeline on it. And apparently, if he wants to, he can force a vote.

He said:

I now announce that before Christmas, there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism, ethnocentrism. There will be a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the impeachment of the president . . . And while I have been told that there are political consequences for what I will do, I accept the consequences.

The Democratic leadership thinks it is too soon to act. They want to wait and see if they gain the majority in 2018. Then, most certainly, for political puproses and not for crimes, they will impeach Trump.

Rep. Al Green Moves to Impeach Trump, Then Moves On

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump, saying Trump had “undermined the integrity of his office with impunity and has brought disrepute on the presidency with immunity.”

You see, it even rhymes. Let’s try it another way, in verse.

Donald J. Trump,
president of the United States of America,
has undermined the integrity
of his office with impunity;
and has brought disrepute
on the presidency with immunity.

Okay, so it’s more Dr. Suess than Blake, but whatever. I admire anyone who speaks in rhymes.

Green somehow managed to bring Hitler into it.

The public has been led to believe that a president must commit a crime to be impeached, which is not true. If any president persisted with the lie that “Hitler was right,” he would be, and should be, impeached not for a crime, but for betraying his trust as president.

Green, who has been showboating this issue for months, didn’t take further action, and the impeachment proceedings came to a swift, abrupt and yet timely conclusion.

Below is Al Green in better days, delivering a searing performance of one of my favorite songs, “Take Me to the River,” during an appearance in 1975 on the old TV show “Soul Train.”

Okay, okay, it’s a different Al Green. Actually, this whole article is mostly an excuse to show you this video. Enjoy.

Why Democratic Leaders Don’t Want to Impeach Trump

See, I may disagree with Democratic leaders, but they’re smart, and one thing they get is politics. And they understand that impeaching President Trump is a bad idea for them.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked a couple of weeks ago on CNN about impeachment:

I don’t subscribe to that. If you’re talking about impeachment, you’re talking about, What are the facts? Not, I don’t like him, and I don’t like his hair . . . what are the facts that you would make a case on? What are the rules that he may have violated? If you don’t have that case, you’re just participating in more hearsay.

Of course, there are the lunatics out on the fringe of the Democratic Party — wait, actually, the fringe now is the Democratic Party — but you know what I mean, the usual maniacs who have spent their entire congressional careers ululating about this or that and who have wanted to impeach Trump since he got into office. Like Maxine Waters.

But Democratic leaders don’t agree with dear Auntie Maxine, even at the risk of pissing off their base. And here’s why:

  1. They don’t want to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. This is something lunatics have done since the beginning of time. They see a goose, they get all excited, and then they kill it. And then they have no more baby geese. But Democratic leaders understand the value of Trump to their bottom line — and that they are not going to be raising tons of money off of banana bread, plain medium toast, vanilla sugar cookie Mike Pence. He is not what is going to stoke The Resistance and stir the partisans to fork over cash.
  2. They want to run against Trump in 2020. Democrats continue to disbelieve that Donald Trump ever became president. It is not possible, they are certain, that Americans would actually vote for him again. They think he will keep shooting himself in the foot, and that they could run Jerry Seinfeld against him in 2020 and win if they wanted to. They’re wrong — voters elected Trump for reasons Democrats will never understand. But that’s what they think.
  3. Impeachment is a political loser: Democrats could end up losing seats in 2018. Many top Democrats were around when Republicans impeached Bill Clinton in 1998. The GOP fully expected Americans to rise up in disgust and throw Democrats out of office in the 1998 midterms. Then-Speaker Newt Gingrich was thinking Republicans would pick up as many as 30 seats. Instead, they lost five. What Republicans didn’t realize was that Americans already understood Clinton was a corrupt, sex-addicted liar, and they elected him anyway. For whatever reason, they had made their peace with his flaws and decided this was the person they wanted. Americans who elected Trump also get that he shoots his mouth off and can act abruptly. That’s what happened when he fired FBI Director Comey. Nothing will infuriate — and motivate — the Republican base more than the perception Democrats are trying to reverse a legitimate election by evicting from the White House the president they voted into office. And nothing will demotivate the Democratic base more than actually removing him.

And that’s why I doubt you are going to see Trump impeached. Smart Democrats want to wound him and undermine him as much as possible. That is, they want what they think are the golden eggs more than they seek the pleasure of killing the goose.

Would Impeachment Really be so Bad for the GOP?

Let’s talk about impeachment. I haven’t really brought it up here at White House Dossier because I believe the bar must be set pretty high for dragging the country through the wrenching spectacle of acting to remove a president from office. President Obama has undoubtedly abused his office. I have not thought to date that… Continue Reading

Krauthammer: Legalization an Impeachable Offense

Columnist Charles Krauthammer said that a unilateral move by President Obama to legalize millions of illegal immigrants would be an impeachable offense, but he cautioned that impeachment proceedings would be “political suicide” for Republicans. Krauthammer appeared on Fox News with Bret Baier Tuesday night: If he were to do something like legalize five — let’s… Continue Reading

Stop Them Before They Impeach! Send Five Dollars Today.

As you may be aware, the White House has been talking up the possibility that President Obama is going to be impeached – IMPEACHED, I TELL YA – by Republicans. Well, Democratic fundraisers, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, have been talking it up too and raising tons of cash on the possibility. Nothing… Continue Reading

Hundreds of Anti-Obama Protests Planned for Today

Hundreds of anti-Obama protests are being staged today nationwide, as the grassroots group Overpasses for Impeachment takes to the bridges above highways in cities and towns around the country to call for President Obama’s removal from office. Thousands are expected to participate. The group, which began in June and has spread to every state in… Continue Reading

Impeach Obama Overpass Demonstrations Planned

The impeach Obama movement may be coming to an overpass near you. A new activist group is attempting to launch summertime demonstrations across the country demanding that Congress act to impeach the president. The protests will feature groups of anti-Obama activists hanging banners across overpasses above the busiest highways they can find. The newly formed… Continue Reading