Where do you suppose the Democrat Party would find itself today had it chosen to simply accept their candidate’s loss in 2016, and proceeded to work with the new president where they could and opposed him where they felt they must? Would their chances of winning the upcoming election be better or worse than they currently are? And perhaps a more important question is would ‘Creepy Joe’ Biden be their chosen candidate had they foregone all of the craziness and accepted defeat like adults?
It was current Speaker of the House ‘Crazy Nancy’ Pelosi who said during Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” indicted that the craziness is likely not yet over saying that Democrat lawmakers have plenty of “arrows in our quiver,” when asked if impeachment was an option for Democrats to use as a way to prevent a lame-duck Supreme Court nomination should President Trump lose the White House in November and the vacancy following the passing of Justice Ginsburg has not been filled.
And it was former Clinton hack turned faux journalist and now supposed ‘anchor’ George ‘Stephy’ Stephanopoulos who said, “Let me press you though on what happens. You want people to get out and vote. And even that’s no guarantee that the White House and Senate Republicans won’t try to push through a Supreme Court nomination in a lame-duck session even if Joe Biden wins on November 3rd, even if Democrats win, pick up seats in the House, and maybe even the Senate.”
Stephy then went on to say, “So what can you do then? Some have mentioned the possibility if they try to push through a nominee in a lame-duck session that you and the House can move to impeach President Trump or Attorney General Barr as a way of stalling and preventing the Senate from acting on this nomination.” So let me get this straight, the new plan is to impeach the President in order to prevent him from carrying out his lawful duties as President? How exactly is that supposed to work?
‘Crazy Nancy’ said, “Well, we have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I’m not about to discuss right now, but the fact is we have a big challenge in our country. This president has threatened to not even accept the results of the election with statements that he and his henchmen have made. So right now, our main goal and I think Ruth Bader Ginsburg would want that to be to protect the integrity of the election, that we protect the American people from the coronavirus.”
And Stephy pressed, “To be clear, you’re not taking any arrows out of your quiver and not ruling anything out.” And ‘Crazy Nancy’ responded by saying, “Yeah, we have a responsibility. We’ve taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people. That is when we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.” Democrats protecting and defending the Constitution?
Lame Duck? Democrats are again playing games with language. ‘BO’ WAS a lame duck as he was in the last year of his second term and was ineligible to run again. That is not the case with President Trump. He IS eligible to run for another term and IS doing do! He has every right to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, that’s what he ran on. Democrats are trying to make this an apples-to-apples comparison, but it is NOT! President Trump is eligible to run and serve another term, whereas ‘BO’ was not.
The script called for Ruthie to just hold out until Hitlery was handed the presidency in 2016, where Ruthie would then hand the opportunity of picking a new Supreme Court nominee to Hitlery. But the American people had something different in mind, and voted Donald Trump into office. Ruthie thought she was greater than God, and that she could allow only Democrats to replace her. Her high opinion of herself blew up in her face. And so we have another example of what goes around, comes around!
Perhaps ‘Crazy Nancy’ should spend some time actually reading the Constitution instead of merely spewing what she thinks it says. Because nowhere does it state the president, any president regardless of political party, does not have the authority to nominate a Supreme Court Justice at any point in time during his, or her, term in office. And now the Democrats are actually threatening to impeach the president for doing exactly what it is that the president is obligated, by the Constitution, to do.
Ruthie should have retired a year ago, she was just hanging on long enough for the replacement appointment to carry over until the next presidential term. Republicans can match that game by proceeding with a prompt replacement nomination. Since we already know a legal fight is looming regarding mail-in-ballots and the vote count it is obvious that time is now of the essence. Replace Ginsburg now! The legal fight will no doubt rise to the Supreme Court level and we need a full court to rule.
Now granted, while I am most definitely not the political, or legislative, genius that ‘Crazy Nancy’ professes to be, but I’m just not sure how this latest impeachment strategy by the Democrats could work to actually delay a confirmation vote on a Supreme Court appointment in the Senate. Is there some law or Senate rule that requires action on an impeachment by the House before they can conduct any other business? I am not aware that any such requirement might actually exist.
Look, ‘Crazy Nancy’ can come up with a dozen reasons to impeach the president every single day between now and the election and the Senate can choose to simply ignore them, vote them all down one at a time or vote them down en masse, it simply doesn’t matter. The only truly important thing now is to put in place a new justice before the election, and that’s where the focus must be. Granted, being saddled as we are with several RINOs it won’t be easy, but it is something that must be done.
The root cause of the failure of most of our government agencies is the failure of the citizens of this nation to take an active part in their government. A Constitutional Republic requires that its citizens take an active role in the process of government, a government BY the people. Once we abandoned our responsibility to maintain control over our elected ‘leaders’ we gave away our country. So far, we still have a chance to reclaim most of it but only if we act quickly, but it’s going to be an uphill battle.