Thursday, January 30, 2020

Impeachment Effort Is Costing Lives

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On November 9, 2016, the progressive Democrat movement in America began the work of impeaching newly elected President Donald Trump.

That effort to discredit a duly elected president, and overturn the vote of more than 63 million voters who elected him, has cost our country an immeasurable amount of productivity by our "public servants."

Now, Rep. Steve Scalise says it's about to begin costing the lives of real people.

Be informed.

"Dems Have Been Impeaching President Trump Since The Election."

Last October Liz Harrington wrote a piece for "Real Clear Politics," not a conservative publication, in which she laid out the history of opposition to this president, which began day one following the 2016 election.

Harrington says,
"To impeach does not just mean our constitutional process to remove a president for high crimes and misdemeanor, or, in this case, Democrats kowtowing to a radical base to jam through proceedings before their case falls apart. To impeach also means 'to cast doubt on'."

She says,
"When Ms. Pelosi says 'the facts have changed the situation', she is really saying that now the Democrats have finally settled on an excuse to satisfy their mission---and she briefly describes their timeline in developing their "mission,": She writes, "Russia was 'so' 2016, 2017, 2018 and, well 2019 (up until July 24)."

Then the far Left, radical progressive colony of America shifted to Ukraine.

My point is, and Harrington outlines it as well, is that there was not a single event that caused America or the political community to say--"Oh, no, we can't let this happen in America, we must take action, because the president has committed this specific act of "high crimes and misdemeanors."

Instead, the impeachment movement has remained fluid, trying to divert, disparage and discredit the choice of the people. It has been a journey of salacious smears, conspiracy theories and baseless anonymous claims from the resistance---both inside and outside government.

With full assistance from the press.

Some would say, because of the distraction of impeachment for the past 3 years, the Left has not been as harmful as they might have been if they were actually going to work every day to do the job they were elected to do.

That's a good point. However---seriously---can we estimate the loss to our country this effort to remove the president has created?


But we can measure some of the costs.

Here's one cost that is looming.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) says Pelosi is about to sacrifice American lives by holding up a bill on the drug fentanyl.

Rep. Scalise told Fox's Laura Ingraham Tuesday,
"It's bad enough Democrats tried to impeach President Donald Trump for criticizing NFL players, but now they're ready to sacrifice American lives simply to deny him an achievement."

This is the transcript of that part of the interview:

Ingraham: Congressman Scalise, this has gotten way out of hand. Today they (Democrats) were so dejected that they had to reference a former chief of staff who wasn't even here when this Ukraine thing was happening, John Kelly, saying now they want John Kelly to testify. To what, his feeling about Bolton?
Scalise: “Laura, they’re like in this impeachment funk right now, because they realize how devastating it is for them. Keep in mind, though: they are the party of impeachment. Democrats own this thing now. The country has tuned it out. The country is saying, ‘Why aren't you focusing on things that are important to me?’
“When President Trump was elected, over a hundred Democrats voted to impeach him - because he criticized NFL players who kneeled for the Pledge of Allegiance That was a record vote on the House floor to impeach a president for that. That's how bad they are in this.
“But, imagine, too, this contradiction on where they are.
“Next week, Laura, next Wednesday, a whole class of fentanyl drugs that are killing Americans, fentanyl drugs that are currently illegal – President Trump is putting people in jail today, those drug dealers -- that fentanyl becomes legal next week because the legal ban on that expires.
“There was a bill that passed the Senate unanimously to keep those drugs illegal, so those drug dealers who are killing families in every community in this country, President Trump is putting the drug dealers in jail today. Next week, he can't put those drug dealers in jail because Pelosi won't bring that bill – that passed unanimously in the Senate.”
Ingraham: “Is that part of the strategy, though, to lock this town up so Trump cannot chalk up any more achievements? That might be the method to their evil madness.”
Scalise: “That damage is on their hands. Every single person who dies from those illegal drugs, when you can't put that drug dealer in jail next week that you could put in jail today, it's all on Nancy Pelosi's hands.
“She won't bring bills like that. We have a bill to lower drug prices: every Democrat supports it, President Trump would sign it - they’re not bringing that to the floor.”

It's obvious the Left is unwilling, at any cost, to accept the will of the people in regard to the 2016 election.

From what I'm seeing, the message may be louder and even more forceful in the upcoming 2020 election.

A sampling of the 20,000 plus people who filled the convention center in liberal Madison, Wisc. last week for President Trump's rally is shocking to the progressives and encouraging to conservatives.

I'll be talking a bit more about that on today's live radio program.

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