April 23, 2021

2 thoughts on “What’s so scary about impeachment?

  1. Aren’t we failing to add the point of Hillary Clinton and the DNC paying for an illicit and fallacious document from countries (including Ukraine) for the single purpose of getting “dirt” on a Presidential candidate and Republican opponent?

    I may be looking at things through “red” colored glasses, but I don’t see in the transcripts where he asked for assistance from a foreign government with the upcoming election. Apparently according to other rules and regulations, the President (and our government) can ask foreign countries to assist with cleaning up and helping root out corruption, whether it be from a current political opponent, a previous political opponent or the man in the moon.

    I would suggest that Mr. Biden’s “on air bragging” about holding over $1 Billion dollars in debt forgiveness over the Ukraine’s head unless they fire a prosecutor who just happens to be looking into corruption of a Ukrainian company that his son was currently on the board of, is a more definitive case of high crimes and misdemeanors than what Trump has been accused of (currently).

    I think we all know that there are unseemly things that go on inside our own government that are typically overlooked by the press (“Tell Vladimir that I’ll have more flexibility after the election.”). “Hey, who forgot to turn off that mike?”

    Take a look at the amount of funds that were dropped into the Clinton Foundation “prior” to her losing the election and see how those have dried up since she lost. Not to mention that the Ukraine was one of, if not THE largest donor, by country, to her Foundation. You don’t suppose that foreign individuals or governments were hoping to parley favor with her through their support of her foundation? Nahhh, nothing to see here folks.

    Anyway … while I wish Trump was a more genteel and statesmanlike individual (at least to the outside world); I don’t believe that he has done anything more or less than many of the President’s before him have done. Its just that 95% of the media are doing everything on Earth that they can do to oust him as a duly elected President and they’ve been trying to do this since before he was elected (see FISA documents).

    I know we disagree on things like this, but again; I value you and your opinion regardless of our differing ideologies.

    Undauntingly yours,
    Sconce

    1. Well-reasoned and at least a basis for discussion. Far better than many reactionary responses.

      However, let me get this one overriding homily out of the way as a method to rebut your entire (well-reasoned) piece:

      Two wrongs do not make a right.

      The litany of re-litigating past grievances from both sides of the aisle do not exonerate criminal or immoral actions taken by current actors. I could add specious arguments about Clinton not being the President and that Biden’s impetus to remove the corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor was unanimously supported from across Europe, but that’s off point.

      “I would like you to do us a favor though” combined with corroborating testimony from State Department and Intelligence Community employees AND confirmed by Chief of Staff Mulvaney clearly outline the case of solicitation and withholding a thing of value in order to get a thing of value. (I refuse to use that Latin phrase anymore…it’s well past annoying now).

      The effort to then hide all the information in a clandestine manner smacks of both illegality (it’s against the classification rules) and immense hypocrisy, considering the “outrage” over the aforementioned Ms. Clinton.

      I respect you too much to accuse you of being naive, so I must assume it is those tinted spectacles that I’ve never seen you wear before that can actually read that memo of the transcript and not see its subtext. As if the appearance on the White House lawn and “let’s say it in plain sight so everyone will desensitize” that specifically asked about investigating Joe Biden, not corruption, was not enough to answer the question.

      One could also question why, if corruption was so critical to Trump, how come it took until just before the Democratic primaries for the impetus to appear? But again, that’s off point.

      We know that most (if not all) Democrats will support the actual impeachment. Based on polls, more independents (the actual largest constituency) are leaning that way. I expect most Republicans will hold the line, even through the end. That’s how it went with Bill Clinton in the opposite direction.

      My point I was trying to make in the post (for which the two of us may now have dwarfed in these missives) is that any of us are quite aware that if our job performance stinks, we can get fired. And if we commit a crime, legal or rule-breaking, we will get fired. It’s just called something different in politics.

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