Impeachment is supposed to be a serious path for a country to take and it is supposed to have many effects and implications, including the possibility of a fairly struggling economy, if not at least making the economy take somewhat of a hit. But the Democrats have made such a clown-show of this impeachment process from the start that virtually no one cares, President Trump will in all likelihood be re-elected, and the economy is absolutely roaring right now.
According to a survey from Gallup, U.S. economic confidence stands at a 20-year high with an Economic Confidence Index of +40. Gallup explains: “Americans’ buoyant confidence in the economy in Gallup’s latest poll, conducted Jan. 2-15, likely reflects the U.S. unemployment rate’s continued stay at a 50-year low. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to reach record highs – and flirts with reaching the 30,000 marker.”
Gallup’s index takes into account two components: Americans’ current economic conditions and economic outlook for the future. “The current conditions component score of +54 is the result of 62% of Americans saying the economy is ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ and 8% describing it as ‘poor’. Meanwhile, the economic outlook component score of +26 is the result of 59% saying the economy is ‘getting better’ and 33% saying it is ‘getting worse.’”
No idea who is saying that the economy is getting worse, aside from maybe the fake news media, though they have mostly dropped the “we’re headed towards a recession! Everyone panic!” act. But apart from that strange figure, the rest of these numbers are pretty good. Consumer confidence seems pretty high and for good reason.
Gallup also found that the least amount of Americans in the last 19 years, since the Gallup began compiling this information, would name the economy as one of the country’s greatest problems. Only 10% of Americans say that the economy is a problem today.
In their conclusion, Gallup writes: “Rarely in the years that Gallup has tracked public ratings of the economy, since the early 1990s, have Americans had higher confidence in the economy than they do now. Nearly six in 10 describe the economy’s current state positively, and a similar percentage say it’s getting better.”
They also note how these numbers could help Trump to get reelected, which makes perfect sense and I agree. It is extremely rare, almost unheard of, for an incumbent president to be defeated while also enjoying a great economy. And considering this is the best economy we have had in a long time, combined with the fact that not one person on the Democrat debate stages could beat Trump, I’d say that his chances for reelection are very good (though that is, of course, not a license for complacency. Complacency is a killer for all campaigns and if we want to keep making America great again, we cannot let the bloodthirsty, insane Left get within 10 feet of a government office, wherever we can).
The impeachment of Donald Trump is so inconsequential (provided Republicans don’t completely blow it and have some of their more, shall we say, rogue members foolishly commit political seppuku and remove Trump from office) and such a farce that few people seem to care and the economy knows it. Any threat to a popular president presiding over a good economy will make the economy stumble at least a little. But the Democrats have been blowing this impeachment for so long (and continue to do so) that no one honestly believes Trump’s office is in jeopardy of removal. Even the usual suspects among the Republican Party are witnessing the Democrats blowing this and trying to stay away from it as much as they can.
I believe impeachment has signed the Democrat Party’s death warrant for this election season, but this strong economy should be the final nail in the coffin if it stays around these numbers (and it is entirely possible that we will see even better numbers, but I will keep from making such predictions as plenty can happen between now and the election).
In fact, the only reason they are trying to impeach Trump is because of how likely he is of winning in 2020. Adam Schiff has already practically admitted to that, though coming from the idea that Trump will “try to cheat” in 2020. They are trying to delegitimize the next election because they know they don’t have a prayer of beating Trump, so they have to try to do something here (though will likely prepare to get their butts kicked on this and will try again once Trump is reelected). The economy doing this well is simply another sign that the Democrats will not win this year, on top of all the other reasons.
To paraphrase James Carville, it’s the economy and the Democrats’ open incompetence, fella (not going to call you stupid as you very clearly are not).
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
It is always unfortunate to see when supposedly Christian organizations, be it Chick-fil-A or “Christianity Today” switch allegiances in support of Satan, but that is basically what occurred recently when the editor-in-chief attacked Trump’s morals and character and demanded that Trump be removed from office because of what LYING LEFTISTS have alleged about him.
Mark Galli writes: “The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”
Do you want to know what else is profoundly immoral? Lying to people and bearing false witness.
Trump did NOT attempt to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to “harass” and “discredit” one of his political opponents. He asked Zelensky about an investigation Ukraine previously had of Hunter Biden and the company he worked for, Burisma, because the guy was making $50k a month in a job he did not qualify for and even ADMITS wouldn’t have gotten without his dad being Vice President of the United States. He asked about an investigation into Burisma that ended because Joe Biden bragged about WITHHOLDING AID TO UKRAINE IF THEY DIDN’T FIRE THE PROSECUTOR INVESTIGATING HUNTER.
He asked about the very real possibility of THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION abusing power to protect the former VP’s son. He asked about Crowdstrike and their involvement with Ukraine officials in an effort to further investigate foreign involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
To say that he attempted to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit an opponent is not only a massive lie, but defends the false witnesses during the impeachment hearing. HOW IS THAT MORAL?!
The answer is that it isn’t and this guy should know better, but he doesn’t.
Further, he asserts that Trump “has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals,” as though that speaks poorly of him. Do you want to know who has been convicted of crimes (or will be on trial for it)? Paul Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign advisor for a few months before being fired, likely because Trump found out about his ties to Ukraine and his illegal business dealings; Michael Flynn, who was arrested and charged with lying to the FBI, even though Comey admitted he didn’t think he lied and simply did not remember things correctly, and even though the FBI held an interrogation of him under false pretenses where he didn’t have a lawyer because he didn’t think what he was going to say would be used against him in a court of law; Roger Stone, who was arrested and charged with procedural crimes (same as Flynn, though with more charges) and Michael Cohen, who violated campaign finance laws himself and lied about it.
NONE OF THESE DAMAGE TRUMP’S CHARACTER. They were all largely arrested, persecuted and subsequently prosecuted (some, not all) because of a rabid Left wanting to hurt anyone who was close to Trump. People close to Trump being sent to jail doesn’t make Trump a bad guy, otherwise we would have to claim that JESUS was a bad guy because John the Baptist, the Apostle Peter, and virtually every Christian who professed the faith were arrested and imprisoned.
Just because you or someone close to you is sent to prison, that doesn’t make you a bad or immoral guy. Plenty of innocent or good people have been sent to prison. Would this guy argue that everyone the Soviet Union imprisoned or executed was a bad person? How about Communist China imprisoning and executing people? They want to imprison the Hong Kong protesters who are fighting for freedom and liberty. Does that mean the protesters are immoral people?
Rome imprisoned and crucified our LORD AND SAVIOR. Clearly, the argument of “hiring and firing people who are convicted criminals” means absolutely nothing, particularly considering just WHO was persecuting them.
Not that I expect Galli to agree with me on this point anyway. Mark Galli is the same man who adored and lionized in the biography that he wrote of Karl Barth, a neo-orthodox theologian who excused Stalin's crimes against humanity due to the "intention" behind Marxism:
"[I]t is pertinent not to discriminate in our view of contemporary Communism between its totalitarian atrocities as such and the positive intention behind them," Barth once wrote. "And if one tries to do that, one cannot say of Communism what one was forced to say of Nazism ten years ago (this was written in 1949) - that what it means and intends is pure unreason, the product of madness and crime. It would be quite absurd to mention in the same breath the philosophy of Marxism and the 'ideology' of the Third Reich, to mention a man of the stature of Joseph Stalin in the same breath as such charlatans as Hitler, Goerin, Hess, Goebbels, Himmler, Ribbentrop, Rosenberg, Streicher, etc. What has been tackled in Soviet Russia - albeit with very dirty and bloody hands and in a way that rightly shocks us - is, after all, a constructive idea, the solution of a problem which is a serious and burning problem for us as well, and which we with our clean hands have not yet tackled anything like energetically enough: the social problem."
Basically, Barth excuses the atrocities that even he recognizes because it was for a "good cause". Hitler also thought he had a "good cause" and I will RIGHTLY talk about that monster in the same breath as Stalin. To see that Galli wrote Barth's biography and thinks highly of him (Barth also denied that the Bible was the Word of God and that the witness account of Jesus' resurrection was accurate, so the guy was not even a CHRISTIAN) makes plenty of sense, considering Galli is, in all likelihood, not a Christian either.
Galli then writes: “[Trump] himself has admitted to immoral actions in businesses and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud.”
Fellow Christians, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you that if you ever did anything immoral in your past, you cannot be saved whatsoever. Trump admitted to immoral actions in businesses and relationships with women. Clearly, there is no hope for Trump or any of us.
Trump does not remain “proud” of his past, otherwise, Melania wouldn’t still be married to him. There’s no doubt in my mind that he apologized to her and, more importantly, to God for his previous sins.
Thank the Lord that Galli is not God, otherwise, no one would be saved because there’d be nothing we could do. He chooses to judge Trump on something I’m certain GOD no longer does.
“His Twitter feed alone – with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders – is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused,” Galli wrote.
Hey, guys, apparently, it’s an impeachable offense if the President says stuff on Twitter that you don’t like.
Look, I don’t care if you like or dislike what Trump does on Twitter. But Trump does not “mischaracterize”, “lie” or “slander”. He points out the truth about people, he tells his side of the story (because the fake news media will lie about him constantly) and he will fight back against those who actually do slander him. And precisely because it is his way to tell his side of the story (basically his only way), virtually anyone who wanted to actually fight back against the Left and against the fake news media would do, say, and tweet the same exact things.
Laying down and accepting the libelous criticism you receive is not the Christian thing to do. Giving up to Satan is not the Christian thing to do.
Would Jesus do what Trump is doing? No, but if He were to run for POTUS, He’d be slandered and lied about EVEN MORE than Trump is. THE PHARISEES LIED ABOUT AND SLANDERED HIM IN HIS OWN TIME TO THE POINT WHERE THEY HAD HIM CRUCIFIED!
I’m not saying Trump is perfect, but those who whine about his Twitter antics miss the bigger picture and can, at best, be described as peacetime conservatives (if they are conservatives in the first place).
Galli then goes on to say how the impeachment hearings “made it clear” that Trump abused his power for personal gain and betrayed his oath of office. Allow me to return to the point about a false witness, because that is exactly what this guy and the “witnesses” during the hearings were doing.
The “witnesses” were not witnesses to anything. They did not witness Trump “abusing his power”. They were Leftist, elitist college professors who hated Trump. They were people who, at best, could only provide THIRD-HAND KNOWLEDGE about Trump and what he was doing. The hearings PROVED NOTHING which is precisely why impeachment became LESS popular AFTER the hearings.
Galli then ends by daring to say that Christians who support Trump should reevaluate their support:
“To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come? Can we say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated and, with the same straight face, say that the bent and broken character of our nation’s leader doesn’t really matter in the end?”
A couple of points here. First, a “blackened moral record” means nothing if Trump is repentant of it.
King David had an affair with a married woman and then tried to cover up his immorality by sending the husband of said woman off to die at the frontlines of battle. Samson succumbed to temptation and slept with a woman who betrayed him and robbed him of the strength God had given him (temporarily). Saul of Tarsus hunted down and executed those who professed Jesus as the Messiah. Abraham got impatient with God and slept with his wife’s servant in order to have a child that was not promised to him. Solomon fell to idolatry. Peter denied Christ three times. Moses killed an Egyptian guard and fled justice for decades. Need I go on?
Look throughout the history of humanity and you will not find a single person who was free of sin, except literally Jesus Christ. EVERYONE has a blackened moral record, including me, including you, and including Galli. Romans 3:9-12 says the following: “What then? Are we Jews any better? Not at all. For we have already made the charge that Jews and Greeks alike are all under sin. As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away; they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.’”
President Donald J. Trump is a sinner. But guess what? SO IS EVERYONE ELSE! But that doesn’t matter if God has already forgiven us of our sins, through repentance. Only two people further condemn after repentance: Man and Satan. So it’s no wonder that Galli would continue to condemn Trump, despite his own iniquities.
If Christians “reverse course” on their support for Trump and await someone who does not have a history of sin, they will wait UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD. Only God is moral, only God is good, only God is without sin.
The second and final point I wish to make about Galli’s conclusion is that I find it interesting that Galli recognizes the evil that is abortion and yet, does not recognize that if Trump is brought down and defeated, that very evil will be unleashed and run amok worse than we have ever seen.
There isn’t a single person on the Democrat field that is against this evil of abortion. They all advocate and DEMAND abortion be easily-accessible, even in the third trimester and up until birth. Murder is the Democrat Party’s biggest agenda item and Donald Trump has been THE MOST PRO-LIFE PRESIDENT in recent history.
The Democrat Party is the party of Satan. With Trump out of the picture, they get to do whatever they want, pretty much. As much as I like Mike Pence and think he would make an excellent POTUS, he’s nowhere near as popular as Trump is. If Trump is removed from office, Pence likely would not be elected in 2020 and one of the Satan-worshippers would be.
This is what so-called anti-Trump “conservatives” and “Christians” fail to understand: get rid of Trump and the country belongs to Satan in the blink of an eye. This doesn’t just mean that abortion will be more rampant, but Christianity itself will be more heavily targeted and persecuted. For crying out loud, a man in Iowa was sentenced to 16 YEARS in prison for setting a pride flag THAT WAS HANGING ON A CHURCH on fire.
People might try and downplay the numerous conservative judges being placed by Trump, but it’s those conservative judges that can help Make America Great Again and keep injustice like that from occurring, because not only was that a clear violation of the 8th amendment, but also, the sentence was ADDED ONTO because it was considered hate speech by the Leftist judge, a clear violation of the FIRST amendment.
THAT is a far bigger threat to the constitution, the country and CHRISTIANS, than Trump asking for a foreign country to CONTINUE THE PREVIOUSLY HALTED INVESTIGATION THAT WAS HALTED BECAUSE OF AN ACTUAL QUID PRO QUO BY BIDEN.
Charging Trump with immorality when LITERALLY EVERY CANDIDATE ON THE LEFT WANTS TO BRING ABORTION-ON-DEMAND AND PERSECUTE ANY AND ALL DISSENTERS is not only incredibly stupid, but not exactly a Christian thing to do if Trump has repented of his sins, as I believe he has.
But again, I doubt Galli actually is a Christian, considering he holds the socialist and unbelieving Karl Barth in such a high regard. Mark Galli has no moral authority to say anything about anyone, let alone Trump or any Christian who supports him.
“As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one.’”
As I’ve said many times when discussing the prospect of impeachment, particularly since the process began back in October, the Democrats were stuck between a rock and a hard place (entirely because of their own actions and impatience) when it came to any potential vote on impeachment. Either they voted in favor of impeachment to please their base, despite the fact that the topic does not poll well and by the time the vote took place, most polls (even reliably Leftist ones) showed that people opposed impeachment more than supported it, or they voted against it and risked seriously ticking off their own base.
Either route would almost certainly lose them the House come next election, something even Nancy Pelosi was acutely aware of (and we’ll return to this shortly). Now, they’ve chosen what I personally had suggested: vote to impeach to appease your base. It will screw them over anyway, but at least their blood-thirsty base won’t come after them (or at least, the ones that voted in favor of impeachment, as two Democrats voted against the first article and three voted against the second article, with Tulsi Gabbard voting “Present” for both).
But with the impeachment pretty much over (either Pelosi sends impeachment to Senate, where Trump will be acquitted or she doesn’t send it to the Senate and absolutely nothing happens and Trump is still the president either way), some Democrat strategists warn that Trump absolutely could still win in 2020 despite being impeached.
“Yes, he can win,” said Democrat strategist Chris Kofinis. “And presuming otherwise is a recipe for repeating the mistakes of 2016. This isn’t a national election. He is going to lose the popular vote by 2 to 3 million votes, but the battlegrounds are still competitive and he won the Electoral College.”
More specifically, Kofinis said the POTUS could be reelected “because if you look at past elections, no incumbent president has lost an election with a growing economy and peacetime conditions.”
Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics also said that the 2020 election was “Trump’s to lose.”
“Trump wins if the economy and his approval ratings are about the same a year from now as today, and turnout is typical. But if the economy stumbles, his popularity flags or Democrat turnout is big, the Democrats win,” Zandi told Bloomberg News.
Now, I will make a few points here.
First, I will repeat a point I made some time ago when Pelosi said that “it doesn’t matter” if the Democrats lose the House in 2020. If impeachment were as popular as they try and make us, particularly Trump supporters, believe, then why would the Democrats lose risking the House?
Furthermore, if impeachment truly was the “winner” that the Democrats think it is and celebrate like it is (Merry Impeachmas, everyone!), then why would Trump be capable of winning in 2020? Not only that, they are saying 2020 is Trump’s to LOSE. Doesn’t impeachment usually mean a pretty bad thing for a president? Doesn’t it usually mean that a vast majority, or even a simple majority, of people want to get rid of the POTUS? So then why would Trump stand to win in 2020 despite being impeached?
This brings me to my second point and something that the Democrats don’t even want to consider: Trump won’t win despite impeachment. He will win BECAUSE of impeachment.
Granted, a strong economy and peacetime conditions will take Trump far and will likely be the biggest reasons for Trump to win reelection in 2020, as I have said multiple times in the past. However, impeaching a popular president will only HELP said president.
Usually, impeachment is a stain on a president and his presidency. It’s not typically a good thing for a president to be impeached. But this is not the case for Trump. It’s not a stain, but a badge of honor, for a number of reasons.
First of all, this was entirely a partisan impeachment. Only three presidents were ever impeached, and two of them were on a partisan basis. The other president to be impeached on a partisan basis was Andrew Johnson, whose impeachment we’ve already explained was a disaster and an example of what not to do with impeachment, largely because it was so partisan (although 17 members of the House chose not to vote, so we don’t know what way they would’ve gone).
Second of all, consider who is trying to get rid of Trump: the Deep State, the Washington Establishment. They’ve been trying to get rid of Trump since well BEFORE he even got elected. Let’s not forget the “insurance policy” the FBI was looking to get and the collusion the Clinton campaign did with foreign agents (British Oppo. Researcher Christopher Steele, Ukrainians, Russians, etc.) and with the Obama DOJ to try to steal the election away from Trump. Now, the same Washington Establishment has voted in favor of impeachment strictly along party lines.
Trump didn’t get impeached by elected representatives. He got impeached by partisan hacks in the Washington Establishment who have wanted this to happen since Trump got elected. He got impeached by partisan hacks who kept Trump and Republicans from being able to call in their own witnesses and demonstrate any semblance of fairness in the hearings. And now, those same partisan hacks demand Senate Republicans keep Trump from being able to defend himself, all in the name of “a fair trial” (by the way, a fair trial is fair for the defendant, not the accuser).
The Washington Establishment impeached Trump. That’s not a stain; it’s a badge of honor for Trump.
And now that the Democrats have voted against the American people, they will reap what they have sown. Again, if impeaching Trump had been as popular as they led themselves to believe and attempted to convince others (a CNN poll showed that DEMOCRAT support for impeachment fell from 90% to 77%, showing just how much this sham has backfired on the Democrats), they wouldn’t risk losing the House in 2020; they wouldn’t risk Trump getting reelected and actually being the FAVORITE to win the election.
Multiple elected Democrats and media people celebrated Trump’s impeachment after the House vote (and some were even close to celebrating as the first article got passed, until Pelosi hilariously reminded them “we’re supposed to act somber, not happy” about impeaching Trump), believing themselves to have done some sort of justice for the country or that Trump will be gone soon.
They live in their own world where they believe the vast majority of people agree with them and those who do not are so few in number as to be largely irrelevant. They don’t realize the landmine they stepped onto the minute Pelosi suggested they might begin an inquiry into impeachment.
That opened the can of worms that the Democrats will have to deal with next year because impeachment really was their only option, not because Trump actually committed any crimes or impeachable offenses, but because they either impeached him and appeased their base at the expense of ticking off everyone else and losing 2020, or they didn’t impeach him, ticked off their own base, and still lose in 2020.
They banked on finding something actually impeachable or criminal out of Trump’s July 25th phone call with Zelensky, or at least, find something along those lines with anything regarding Ukraine, just like they banked on finding something criminally wrong or impeachable with the Mueller probe. When that inevitably failed, they knew they still had no option but to trudge along and impeach, essentially being asked what kind of flavor of poison they would want to drink.
Now, I’m not saying Trump is guaranteed to win in 2020. The last thing I would want is for people to feel so sure about it as to be complacent and not go out to vote for Trump. That would be the only way for Trump to actually lose (assuming things basically stay the same for the next 11 months). One of the reasons for Hillary to have lost was that she herself was fairly complacent and assumed she would win. As history has shown, such arrogance can lead to terrible defeat.
While I spent the day of impeachment like it was any other Wednesday, we should keep in mind that the Democrats would’ve actually gotten away with this junk if they had had a majority in the Senate, certainly enough to convince NeverTrump Republicans in the Senate to vote for removal.
This impeachment was neutered because we all knew it wasn’t going to go anywhere solely due to the lack of votes in the Senate. But given the chance, the Democrats will take the Senate and get rid of Trump, so when the next election comes around, remember that the Left hates you so much that they would get rid of anyone they don’t like and FORCE you to live with it.
Recently, Trump tweeted the following picture:
And he’s definitely right. The Democrats didn’t impeach Trump because he did anything impeachable or criminal. They impeached him because they HATE the fact that YOU rejected them in 2016. The entire Mueller probe was a result of them refusing to believe that you would be so stupid (in their minds) as to reject them. “Don’t you know they are the best hope for America and that they only want peace and love and prosperity and equality? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO GET THAT, YOU STUPID, INBRED NAZI HILLBILLY!?”
That’s basically what the Left is: they pretend to be tolerant but absolutely HATE YOU if you don’t submit to them. You refused to submit to them in 2016, so they saw fit to punish you as a result.
Come 2020, they will receive the biggest loss they have seen since 1984, provided, again, that you guys still go out and vote for Trump because they cannot be allowed to hold an entire nation hostage out of vengeance for the results of an election they didn’t like.
“A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord; therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.”
Hours after President Donald J. Trump assumed office, the Washington Post ran a story titled “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun,” signifying the insane Left’s desire to get rid of Trump as soon as possible for any given reason.
And earlier this week, after two and a half years of Trump-Russia collusion hoax, sex with a porn star garbage, false allegations of campaign finance violations, accusations of obstruction of justice by the mere thought of removing Mueller, accusations of obstruction of justice by firing Comey and accusations of bribery and quid pro quo with Ukraine in what is considered (by the Left) an effort to “dig up dirt” on Biden, the Democrats have announced articles of impeachment against President Trump.
What are the articles of impeachment? “Abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress”… Really? After everything; after all the fake news stories accusing Trump of X or Y or Z; after all the “concerning” accusations of collusion with a foreign government to steal an election; after all the “concern” surrounding the possibility of Trump firing Mueller (which he was legally able to do); after all the “concern” surrounding Trump’s desire to “dig up dirt” on Biden, “offering” a quid pro quo and maybe even “bribing” Ukraine in order to supposedly steal another election, this is all they have?
I suppose I can understand why they wouldn’t go with bribery, considering it would lead to Biden being implicated and maybe even be called by the Republican Senate to testify as part of the removal process and getting rid of that charge would save Biden’s behind, at least for now, but still, what two flimsy and terrible articles of impeachment.
For two and a half years, we were told that “Mueller had the goods” and that Trump would face “justice” for “stealing the election away from Hillary”. We were told that Trump colluded with Russia for two and a half years. We were told that Trump was a scumbag for doing a porn star. We were told that he committed campaign finance crimes by paying off said porn star. We were told that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. We were told that Trump bribed Ukraine.
Three years of nothing but accusations left and right about some crime that Trump committed or something major that should “concern every citizen of the United States of America” and all the Democrats have are “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress”?
First of all, even Leftist professor Johnathan Turley argued that the charge of “abuse of power” could apply to every president. “Almost every American president has, on more than one occasion, passed the bounds of his power, in the sense that his administration has done something that it is not lawfully entitled to do,” Turley said during one of the impeachment hearings.
Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) even gave a few examples of conduct by former presidents and asked if they were impeachable under the charge of “abuse of power”:
Buck: “So let me go with a few examples and see if you agree with me. Lyndon Johnson directed the Central Intelligence Agency to place a spy in Barry Goldwater’s campaign. That spy got advance copies of speeches and other strategy. Delivered that to the Johnson campaign. Would that be… impeachable conduct, according to the other panelists?”
Turley: “Well, it sweeps pretty broadly, so I assume so.”
I would also assume so, considering Nixon was threatened with impeachment for doing something rather similar.
Buck then continued with a few other examples: “Okay. Well, I’m going to go with a few other presidents, we’ll see where we go. Congressman [Ted] Deutsch [D-FL] informed us that FDR put country first. Now, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when he was president, directed the IRS to conduct audits of his political enemies – namely Huey Long, William Randolph Hearst, Hamilton Fish, Father Coughlin. Would that be an abuse of power for political benefit according to the other panelists? Would that be impeachable conduct?”
Turley said that yes, it would be.
“How about when President Kennedy directed his brother, [Attorney General] Robert Kennedy to deport one of his mistresses as an East German spy? Would that qualify as impeachable conduct?,” asked Buck.
Turley also agreed that it would be.
Turley also agreed that it would fall under the terms of an impeachable offense when Buck pointed out that Kennedy ordered the FBI to wiretap Congressional staffers who opposed him politically (what’s with Democrats always spying on their opposition?).
Buck then pointed out that Obama appointed people to the National Labor Relations Board outside of Congress and was challenged by the Supreme Court and lost in a 9-0 vote, and asked if that was abuse of power. Turley also agreed that that would fall under the broad definition of the term.
Buck also pointed out how Obama ordered his national security adviser and Secretary of State to lie to the American people about whether the U.S. Ambassador to Libya was murdered because of a YouTube video (that never existed) or because of terrorism. Turley also eventually said that it would be.
Buck went on to name a few other presidents, including Lincoln and Washington, and named things that, under the broad definition of “abuse of power”, would’ve gotten them impeached.
Turley ultimately said the following: “It’s not that abuse of power can never be an impeachable offense. You just have to prove it. And you [the Democrats] haven’t.”
Generally, the charge of “abuse of power” would have to be among a long list of other impeachable offenses because it’s so hard to prove and define. For any impeachment process, if that charge is the main one, or even one of TWO charges, there is not much hope for impeachment.
President Andrew Johnson was impeached on the grounds of “abuse of power” in 1868, was acquitted by the Senate by one vote (there were only 54 Senators at the time and the vote was 35-19, with 36 having been needed to remove Johnson). The impeachment of Andrew Johnson, though it did come awfully close to actually removing the guy, is widely considered a cautionary tale and an example of what Congress should not do.
The Democrats even cite that precedent as a positive and hold that “illegitimate motives”, even if no actual crime has been committed, are cause for impeachment:
“Rather than directly target President Johnson’s faithless execution of the laws, and his illegitimate motives in wielding power, the House resorted to charges based on the Tenure of Office Act. But in reality, ‘the shaky claims prosecuted by [the House] obscured a far more compelling basis for removal: that Johnson’s virulent use of executive power to sabotage Reconstruction posed a mortal threat to the nation – and to civil and political rights – as reconstituted after the Civil War… [T]he country was in the throes of a second founding. Yet Johnson abused the powers of his office and violated the Constitution to preserve institutions and practices that had nearly killed the Union. He could not be allowed to salt the earth as the Republic made itself anew.’ Viewed from that perspective, the case for impeaching President Johnson rested on his use of power with illegitimate motives.’”
Rather interesting that the Democrats would cite a failed attempt at removing a president in their own attempt at removing the current president. They argue that the House was right in impeaching Johnson on the grounds of “illegitimate motives” and “abuse of power”. And yet, while the House did impeach him (should be noted that the House was controlled by the Republicans, though Johnson was a Democrat who was Lincoln’s VP until his assassination), the Senate did not remove him (though it was close).
The attempt to remove Johnson failed, and yet, the Democrats are going to try and do the same thing, only with perhaps even flimsier reasoning and even less likelihood of success.
At least the Republicans had proved that Johnson abused his power as executive. The Democrats have not proven a damn thing in relation to Trump’s “abuse of power”. It’s far too broad of a definition for it to be a viable ground for impeachment, at least on its virtual lonesome. The charge of “obstruction of Congress”, I mean, I don’t even know where to begin with that one. What “obstruction of Congress”? Are the Democrats impeaching Trump for the tweets he sent out during the hearings? Or is it because he refused (with legal means) to participate in this impeachment hoax? Actually, it’s worse than that. The Democrats are accusing Trump of “withholding evidence” of his abuse of power… so, if Trump withheld evidence of his abuse of power, what evidence do the Democrats have that he abused his power?
Oh, yeah, all their evidence is hearsay from third or fourth-hand sources.
But all things considered, holding impeachment hearings on dubious grounds and for political reasons (which Schiff even admits to, saying that this is about the next election), thus keeping either the House or the Senate from being able to legislate is obstruction of Congress, wouldn’t you think?
And what about Schiff’s abuse of power in acquiring and releasing phone records from multiple people, including members of the media, who are public citizens? When will his impeachment come? Or how about Biden’s abuse of power in threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine if they didn’t fire a prosecutor investigating his son’s company? He doesn’t hold political power anymore (and hopefully never will again), but why isn’t he held accountable?
Suffice to say that the grounds of impeachment from the Democrats is actually far weaker than I was expecting. I knew they had nothing to impeach Trump for, but they’re charging him with far fewer things than I expected. Granted, what I expected was charging Trump on the grounds of “being mean” or “being racist” or something else that is equally stupid, but still, only two charges from the people that accuse Trump of being literally Hitler? That’s kind of surprising to me.
Regardless, the outcome will not be a surprise to any of you. Democrats will vote to impeach, nowhere near 67 Senators will vote to remove Trump (even if the usual suspects, i.e. Romney, Collins and Murkowsky vote to remove) and Trump will go on to win in a landslide in 2020, keep or grow numbers in the Senate, retake the House and continue to watch as poll after poll attempts to sound the alarm that Trump, not the Democrats, is the one winning on this issue.
“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
For a few months, I have mostly mentioned impeachment in passing, mostly as part of an overall point in an article that slightly relates to it. But after a few months, and in particular, two weeks of the House Democrats rigging impeachment rules in their favor, denying due process for the President, and denying Republicans the chance to interview their own witnesses, we find that support for impeachment has either been ticking down as time went on or not really moved at all – neither of which are good for Democrats who need to gain ground in order for this to not be a total failure.
None of the witnesses the Democrats interviewed actually witnessed anything and could, at best, offer second or third-hand knowledge of the situation. Trump releasing the transcript of the July 25th phone call with Zelensky essentially ruined the Democrats’ efforts because now, they can’t say that something happened when it didn’t and hope that a vast majority of people believe them. With the transcript, we have the ability to read what was said during the call and find that no quid pro quo actually took place, or that, even if you wanted to stretch things a little, that it’s not exactly an impeachable offense to ask for a foreign government to investigate someone who happens to be a political opponent when they possibly and likely committed crimes in that country.
After all this time, we find several polls that have bad news for Democrats and one that attempts to keep Democrats energized about impeachment but ultimately is mostly fake news.
First, let’s look at the Huffington Post/YouGov poll. This poll shows that only 42% of all adults believe that Trump is guilty of withholding aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the Bidens.
For the fact that we had roughly two months of non-stop anti-Trump propaganda (specifically talking about Ukraine and quid pro quo; the anti-Trump propaganda has been around for years at this point) and two weeks of hearings that supposedly were Trump’s “worst” weeks and the testimonies of the “witnesses” were “damning” and very “damaging”, 42% is hysterically pathetic.
It gets worse, too. 57% believe Trump is either innocent or are unsure about whether or not he is, which is devastating for Democrats trying to prove guilt and being reinforced by fake news sites that they are doing a good job. Granted, 26% of that 57% are unsure, but again, the Democrats are tasked with building a case to at least convince people that Trump is guilty, even if they cannot prove that, and are failing miserably at it.
Even worse than that, even among the 42% of those who say Trump withheld aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into the Bidens, only 40% of them said that that is an impeachable offense. So out of the relatively few people who believe Trump is guilty, even FEWER people believe it’s an impeachable offense to do what he did, with the rest believing Trump’s actions were either “appropriate” (16%), “inappropriate but not impeachable” (26%), or are altogether unsure (18%).
So even out of the few people that the Democrats have convinced Trump did what they allege he did, the vast majority of these people do not necessarily agree with the idea that Trump’s actions are impeachable. That is hilarious.
Let’s move on now to a Politico poll. Prior to the hearings, support for impeachment stood at 50%. It now stands at 48%. Still higher than I honestly think they generally are, but considering it’s a DROP FOLLOWING THE SUPPOSEDLY DEVASTATING HEARINGS, that tells you an awful lot about how badly the Democrats messed up here. When support for impeachment of Trump drops AFTER Democrat-led hearings occur, that’s a clear-cut sign that the hearings were a massive flop. They were meant to convince people that Trump should be impeached and try and prove something nefarious occurred between Trump and Ukraine, but they had the opposite effect: less support.
Even worse for the Democrats in this poll is the support from Independents. Prior to the hearings, 37% of Independents opposed the inquiry. Now, that number stands at 39%. 44% of Independents now support impeachment, down from 47% before the hearings.
Again, considering the purpose of the hearings, this is devastating for Democrats hoping to build a case against Trump. Proving that Trump broke the law isn’t the point of impeachment. Yes, the basic premise is that impeachment should occur when high crimes and misdemeanors have occurred, but actually proving they happened isn’t necessary for an impeachment and removal. What’s necessary is partisan politics and the ability to convince the public, at least a sizeable majority, that the President is guilty, even if he or she isn’t, and they should be impeached and removed from office.
Impeachment is a political tool to get rid of the opposition, not a legal proceeding. And at this, the Democrats are failing abhorrently.
Even the one poll that attempts to keep Democrats from being discouraged (from CNN, if you can believe it) doesn’t exactly help them once you read a bit into it.
CNN reports that support for impeachment sits at 50%, with 43% disagreeing. On the outset, this is good for Democrats, but again, once you read into it, that changes. You see, these numbers are exactly the same as they were before the hearings. They didn’t improve following the hearings, they just remained the same.
And this is the only poll that says that they didn’t move, either. Considering the fake news hole that CNN is, you can bet that they oversampled Democrats to the point where the figures remained unchanged.
But regardless of what the case may be, not one of these polls is really a positive for the Democrats. Again, they have to build a case in favor of impeachment and have to convince people to side with them. They are either not improving in doing that at best (in one poll) or flat out shooting themselves on the foot (in multiple polls).
This, coupled with the fact that Trump’s overall approval is ticking up even in some of these polls, and the fact that both Rasmussen and Emerson report that 34%+ of African Americans support Trump, and you have a recipe for disaster for Democrats moving forward.
They are left with two terrible options: impeach a popular president with little support, sending it to Republicans in the Senate who will 100% vote to acquit and actually give the President due process (and most likely expose the dealings of the Bidens, thus hurting Joe in the long run as a Democrat candidate), or not impeach Trump and risk their base’s wrath and their donors clamping up their wallets, potentially losing the House in the process due to lack of support from their own base, let alone those outside of it.
Granted, I fully expect this to lead the Democrats to lose everything come 2020 no matter what choice they make (particularly if Biden is the nominee, which I doubt), but Pelosi has to choose the better of two terrible options.
I think the Democrats will ultimately vote to impeach the President, if only to save themselves from the ire of their base (which they should know very well, considering one hardcore Leftist Democrat has had to recant her statement that she opposed impeachment). Of course, the issue would then be sent to the Republican-controlled Senate, where they will give Trump due process and even likely choose to investigate the Bidens and expose their corruption (which isn’t all that hard to do) and eventually vote to acquit the President.
This impeachment sham will likely be remembered as the biggest political misstep in the history of this nation. And while I understand why the Democrats chose to pull the trigger on impeachment so quickly once the Ukraine story was out, it’s still a terrible misstep. The Democrats bet that Mueller would deliver the goods and that failed after two and a half years. Now, a year away from the 2020 election, the Democrats want to avoid Trump getting another four years as POTUS, and considering the weakness of their presidential field, they opted to rush into impeachment as soon as the story broke out.
The problem came when Trump released the transcript of the phone call, showing his innocence and stripping the Democrats of their ability to lie about what was in it (granted, they still tried to do it, but it obviously flopped). Of course, ultimately, Trump still did nothing wrong, but again, public opinion is what matters.
The release of the transcript threw a wrench into the Democrats’ impeachment hopes and now, they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Democrats now have to pick their poison in whether or not to impeach Trump, knowing that neither will be good for them moving forward.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”
The Left hates to lose. They believe they are entitled to obtain and retain power forever and that any semblance of a challenge to said power is a crime or against justice itself. They believe anyone who dares take power from them must be brought down and annihilated. This is the sentiment of the Left; it has been for quite some time and currently is as we face a sham of an impeachment inquiry by these very Leftists in the House of Representatives.
But interestingly, while we all know how much of a sham and a silent coup this whole thing is, one would be pretty hard-pressed to find many on the Left who would publicly agree with this being a coup. Enter the fake whistleblower’s lawyer Mark Zaid, who tweeted the following:
In a reply to someone who had tweeted at Zaid, the lawyer said: “It’s very scary (that Trump is in office and “dismantling the government department by department” as the person Zaid is replying to alleged). We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to.”
I will get to more tweets in a moment, but allow me to take a bit of a tangent here to point out a simple fact: the Left HATES us. Not simply Donald Trump. They hate US – the ones who elected him into office. When they attack Donald Trump, they attack us too. When they threaten Trump, they threaten us. They want to get rid of the guy because they hate him and because they hate us, who dared to challenge their Queen Hillary Clinton and, worse still, actually WON against them.
Zaid is replying to a tweet that talked about how Trump was “dismantling” the government. We aren’t dismantling the government (and Trump isn’t either. He's draining the swamp). But Zaid’s hatred and anger isn’t directed at just Trump. It’s directed at us. He said that the country would “survive” even us. WE are the patriotic ones hoping to Make America Great Again and THEY are the ones who have an allergic reaction to that phrase to the point where they seriously consider punching us in the face. THIS IS OUR COUNTRY, NOT THEIRS!
But in any case, allow me to return to some more tweets and even what Zaid had to say about the tweets.
In another tweet, replying to a Jake Tapper tweet reporting Trump firing then-Acting Attorney General Sally Yates (an Obama hold-over who ordered the Justice Department to ignore the President’s travel ban order in an act of insubordination and usurpation of power), Zaid tweeted: “#coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers.”
This is the tweet that spread like a wildfire on social media (at least in conservative Twittersphere) and where we find the guy ADMITTING THAT THIS ENTIRE THING IS A COUP AGAINST TRUMP!
Zaid, following the revelation of these tweets, sent Fox News a formal statement regarding the tweets. The statement said: “Those tweets were reflective and repeated the sentiments of millions of people. I was referring to a completely lawful process of what President Trump would likely face as a result of stepping over the line, and that particularly whatever would happen would come about as a result of lawyers. The coup comment referred to those working inside the Administration who were already, just a week into office, standing up to him to enforce recognized rules of law.”
So he’s DEFENDING the tweets and doesn’t think they were inappropriate at all, which suits me just fine. He admits that this is a coup and doesn’t try to backtrack. In the meantime, he is an active participant in said coup as the lawyer of the whistleblower who filed the complaint leading the House to launch an impeachment inquiry.
Do me a favor and read over U.S. Code § 2385: Advocating Overthrow of Government and see if some things there may or may not apply to this guy at any extent, especially as being a participant of this impeachment charade.
Regardless of what you may think about the legality of what he said and his involvement in this impeachment process (not to mention the involvement of his client, the whistleblower, having ties to Brennan, Clapper, the “pee” dossier, and most especially Adam Schiff), there’s no doubt that this entire process is marred in corruption at the highest level and is nothing short of a coup against the President. This is something even THE LAWYER admits.
Not that we should really be so surprised. It’s in the Left’s very nature to do this sort of stuff. To prove my point, allow me to relatively briefly (might not be all that brief, fair warning) talk about something that was recently on the Leftist “fact-checking” website Snopes.
Snopes “fact-checked” a picture of President Dwight D. Eisenhower with the caption: "INTERESTING FACT!!! Did you know Democrats have tried to impeach every Republican President since Eisenhower???”
Of course, considering how bad of a look this might be for Democrats, Snopes had to “fact-check” it and their verdict was that the claim was “mostly false.” And as is usually the case for this site, what they say is false is usually true and what they say is true is usually false. So the claim actually is mostly true and it’s something even SNOPES admitted to, though didn’t paint it that way.
Here’s what Snopes said about the picture:
“The U.S. has had six Republican presidents since Eisenhower left office in 1961: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump. The claim is wrong on its face because Democrats made no effort to impeach Ford. While a handful of Democratic lawmakers have introduced articles of impeachment against five of the last six Republican presidents, in most cases these efforts weren’t taken seriously by the party at large. Nixon and Trump have been the only Republican presidents since Ike who have faced a serious threat of impeachment.”
In the style of the Washington Post, I will give Snopes four Pinocchios for their verdict of “mostly false”. The actual verdict is “mostly true.” The only Republican President to not have faced some level of impeachment threats was the one that A) wasn’t elected and B) served only two years after taking office from the guy who resigned because he faced impeachment.
For everyone else, they faced Democrat lawmakers who were trying to impeach them, with varying levels of fervor. But the claim is still mostly true: every Republican President since Ike, except Ford, the Democrats have tried to impeach at varying levels.
Why? Because of what I talked about in the beginning: they HATE opposition and believe they are entitled to power. Donald Trump won fair and square against Hillary, a highly-embattled candidate, and the Left blew a gasket as a result, accusing him of high crimes and misdemeanors at every level from bribery to corruption to collusion (which in itself isn’t a crime) to quid pro quo to outright betrayal of not only his oath of office but to the very country and the Constitution. These people PROVE that Leftism is a mental disease and continue to prove it day in and day out.
There wasn’t an ounce of evidence with regards to every other coup ploy they waged against Trump and there isn’t any evidence to anything they allege in this recent Ukraine one, prompting the Left to fall back on “obstruction of justice” and explore past just Ukraine. In the meantime, support for impeachment hasn’t really moved an inch in the Left’s favor this entire time and there have only been actual signs of the opposite being the case.
The Left is mounting a futile effort to remove the duly-elected President with extremely sketchy and shoddy reasoning, coming from a place of utter hatred for the guy and those of us who voted for him, and Zaid is gladly acknowledging that this is a coup against Trump.
The American Left is virtually no different from the Left in the Soviet Union, China and Europe. They are/were power-hungry tyrants who will depose any and all opposition where it might pop up and we are just supposed to take it in stride.
We elected Trump BECAUSE we were sick and tired of the status quo where the Leftist elites ruled and did whatever they wanted and the limp-stick GOP would let them do whatever they wanted, even if that meant Republicans having to bite the bullet sometimes. The Swamp is fighting back against us in this impeachment sham but we shall receive the ultimate victory. And I say “receive” ultimate victory not because it will be earned by us but because of the sacrifice that Jesus Christ already made and the plan that God has for us and for this country.
The evil of the Left will one day cease to exist and regardless of where this whole thing goes, I can rest assured of that. Now, don’t get me wrong, I fully believe we will beat the Left when it comes to impeachment (they have nothing) and Trump will be re-elected. But there will come a time when the Democrats regain control of the White House and that will truly be a terrifying time. Whether or not the Left is successful in destroying America remains to be seen. I cannot say one way or another what will happen with regards to that. However, I know perfectly well the destination of the evil Left.
What mortal success they may have here on earth, they will lose it all come the Day of Judgement. But in the meantime, let us continue fighting back against the evil Left, fighting for our liberty against tyranny, fighting for Trump and most importantly, fighting for God and His children.
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
The latest jobs numbers appear to be pretty good for President Trump. For the month of October, the U.S. economy added 128,000 jobs, which is far higher than the 75,000 that was expected from economists, who had forecasts ranging anywhere from 55,000 jobs to 155,000. The unusually wide range is due, at least in part, to how different economists expected the General Motors strike to affect the employment numbers for suppliers and other businesses related to GM.
And while 128,000 is rather low for Trump’s administration, it’s entirely possible they will be revised up next month. You see, back in October, I wrote a similar article as this one, detailing the numbers for September and even talked about July’s and August’s numbers. In that article, I mentioned how the original jobs numbers for July were revised up from 159,000 to 166,000 and the numbers for August were revised up from 130,000 to 168,000.
Well, August’s numbers were revised once again from 168,000 to 219,000, which is far more usual for the Trump economy. What’s more, September’s jobs numbers were revised up from 136,000 to 180,000. So I really have no reason to believe that October’s jobs numbers won’t also be revised up, especially since the GM strike is now over and that means there will be more manufacturing jobs.
The unemployment rate, however, did tick up a little bit, up from last month’s 50-year-low of 3.5% to 3.6%, so not really bad whatsoever. The unemployment rate is still near the record lows and still going great.
When it comes to hourly earnings, the average went up by 0.1%, bringing the year-over-year to a 3% gain.
But there is also good news for African Americans, as described in the title. The unemployment rate for African Americans fell to a record-low 5.4% for the month of October. For black men, the unemployment rate also hit a record low of 5.1%. The previous record low for black men was 5.2%, which was set in December of 1973. The unemployment rate for black women, however, did tick up a little, from 4.6% to 4.8% in October.
Certainly, these are very good news for President Trump, as the House has voted to proceed with an impeachment inquiry, voted for entirely by the partisan majority, with bipartisan support against impeachment (granted, it was only 2 Democrats, but if even one Republican would’ve voted in favor of impeachment inquiry, the Left would’ve called it bipartisan, so let’s beat them at their own game).
As I have said multiple times in the past, you need public support in order to successfully impeach a President. Even if the House votes to impeach, the Senate will not vote to convict, so Trump will remain in office and will most likely steam roll any Democrat opponent he faces. Impeachment is usually a black stain on one’s presidency, but if it’s entirely by Democrat vote (even if some Never Trump Republican swamp-dwellers like Romney vote to remove), then that black stain becomes a badge of honor for Trump.
The swamp is so afraid and disturbed by Trump that they will go to any lengths to get rid of him, even if that means performing an illegitimate (it may be through legal means, but the process of shadow hearings, selective leaks, disallowing Trump to face his accuser and disallowing exculpatory evidence goes against due process, by which this land’s legal system functions) impeachment inquiry and impeachment vote. They haven’t been able to beat him through conventional means and are utterly desperate. The Russia gambit didn’t pay off and they made the mistake of thinking they could actually prove collusion. Now, despite knowing they can’t prove a quid pro quo in the phone call due to the release of the transcript, they decided not to wait around and jumped the shark for impeachment.
They don’t care that the public doesn’t support them on this. Like Al Green said, if Trump isn’t impeached, he will be re-elected. The irony here is that if he is impeached, he will be re-elected too.
But as I said, in order to be successful in impeaching and removing a president, you need public support. The Democrats don’t have that and likely never will with numbers like the ones we are finding. People’s economic well-being is an important issue. No Democrat cares about that, given how many of their policies they are proposing that will 100% raise people’s taxes, despite what they might try and argue.
When it comes to the economy, Trump wins. It’s for this reason that no debate or townhall really featured a section on how to improve the economy because the economy is doing so well under Trump.
We can only expect the economy to still look great under Trump’s policies, especially heading into 2020. However much the Left might try and ruin it to hurt Trump (at the cost of hurting Americans, which tells you all you need to know about how little they care about people), they can only do so much.
“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!”
If this seems like a familiar topic, that’s because it kind of is. Back in late September, I wrote an article detailing five polls that should scare the Democrats going into 2020. Today, we will be looking at ten polls, instead of five, that should do the same.
Without further ado, let us begin with:
Poll #1: only 36% of registered voters support a House attempt to impeach President Trump.
According to a recent USA Today/Suffolk poll, only 36% of respondents support the House attempting to impeach the President, with 22% saying Congress should continue the impeachment inquiry but not remove the President, 37% saying the House should end the impeachment probe and 4% are undecided. 46% also report being in favor of convicting President Trump if impeached in the House, with 47% being against.
While these numbers are not exactly great for Trump either, they are terrible for House Democrats seeking to impeach Trump, an effort they have been salivating at ever since Trump won the presidential election of 2016. When looking to impeach a president, the number one thing you need is public support, which is why Adam Schiff had been leaking carefully selected excerpts of the highly secretive testimonies from people supposedly testifying against Trump. If the Democrats are unable to successfully raise people’s desire to impeach Trump, they will only come out of this effort as absolute losers.
Poll #2: Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows Trump’s approval rating at 46%.
Without a doubt, that number is not exactly spectacular for Trump, given his history in this particular poll. However, that number is far from the lowest it’s ever been and not even the lowest it’s been since the impeachment stuff began. As it stands, comparatively speaking, his approval rating is the same as Obama’s was at the same time in his own presidency. This is important to note because, while Trump has usually done better than Obama in recent months, being tied with Obama, who handily won his own re-election, is not a good thing for Democrats looking to unseat Trump come next election.
Impeachment won’t work, so their best bet would be to beat Trump at the polls. However, this is an uphill battle for them. None of their current candidates stands much of a chance against Trump at this point. And while we are a little over a year away from the 2020 election, so a lot can happen in that time, it’s unlikely things will improve much at all for Democrat hopefuls.
Poll #3: Most Americans believe government is the problem, not the solution.
In his inaugural address in 1981, President Ronald Reagan said: “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” In a recent Rasmussen poll, 59% of Americans agree with that statement.
This is important simply because of who the Democrats are and what they believe. They believe in expansion of government, government-run programs, government-run everything. They believe in the Marxist ideology of communism, even if they wouldn’t outright admit it, and every proposal they give is in an effort to expand government power and influence over the American people, rather than diminish it.
Everything from Medicare-for-All, regardless of whose version it is (and it literally cannot be afforded by taxing the rich even 100% of everything they have), to the Green New Deal to every single proposal by the Democrats is an attempt at growing the size and scope of the government – a government which 59% of Americans agree is the PROBLEM, not the solution to people’s problems.
Poll #4: Most likely voters believe most politicians want to expand the government more than the American people want.
In a similar, but older poll as the last one, we find 66% of likely U.S. voters believing that most politicians want the government to have more power and money than it already has. This one should really be common sense to most people: most politicians in the government are in it to enrich and empower themselves, not help other people. Regardless of what campaign promise or contribution any given politician might make, most will go into government not to actually help their communities and their voters but help themselves and their donors.
Government power often entices people and leaves them lusting after it. It’s for this reason that so many politicians break their promises so easily, quickly and often. The promises they made do not serve their selfish interests past the point of election. Making their communities wealthier and better does not help them retain power because that means more people are financially independent from the government. As long as people are dependent on the government, such politicians will remain in power for life.
Poll #5: Most voters believe government is too powerful.
In another Rasmussen poll that is similar in nature to the last two, we find that 58% of likely voters say that there is too much government power and too little individual freedom. We should note that this poll comes from December of 2018, so it is rather old, but considering how little changed the government’s size has been, I doubt current sentiment is all too different from these numbers.
But this is another poll that goes against what the Democrats wish. Again, the Democrats are all about increasing government power. But most voters believe it already is too powerful as it is and there should be more individual freedom than there is.
Poll #6: Most voters fear a government that is too powerful.
Quickly moving on to the next poll, we again find something similar to the last one. A Rasmussen poll from July of last year finds that 62% of likely voters believe that a government that is too powerful is more dangerous that one that is not powerful enough.
These last two polls really coincide with one another pretty well, I’d say. It is understood by most voters that a government that is too powerful is a bigger threat to people than a government that is not powerful enough. It is also widely believed by nearly as many voters that the government we currently have is too powerful – too big – for our own good. And the Democrats only seek to further expand the power of the government, not reduce it. Granted, many Republicans also seek the same thing, with few actually being able to do much at all to reduce its size and power (Trump’s trying with deregulation, but he can only do so much on his own), but the Democrats don’t even pretend they wish to reduce the size of the government.
Even when talking about our deficit and our national debt, they just try and place the blame on Trump rather than come up with an actual solution to the problem because they don’t care about this problem at all.
Poll #7: Most voters don’t trust the government with their tax money and want a smaller government.
Once again, we find a poll that tells us something similar to the last two. According to Rasmussen, 57% of likely voters want “a smaller government with fewer services and lower taxes over a more active one with more services and higher taxes.”
This one comes from May of this year, so it’s not too old, but not that recent either. This also came around the time Democrat candidates were trying to outbid each other to try and see who could come up with the most expensive and government-power-increasing new system that would be marketed as being completely paid for by the infamous rich people of America. But as we are noticing, the trend is that more government expansion is not what most voters want.
Poll #8: Most Americans believe they are taxed more than their fair share.
A Rasmussen poll from March of 2019 finds that 57% of Americans “believe they are paying more than their fair share of taxes.” Now, obviously, this comes after the 2017 GOP tax cuts were passed and implemented, so people are not paying close to as much as they used to, but people believe they are paying more than they honestly should.
I believe that this comes in some part to Pelosi and Democrats trying to convince people that the Republican tax cuts were actually only tax cuts for the wealthy and most people’s taxes went up, but I don’t think that is much of a contributor here. Even if it was, it’s not like Democrats are promising to lower people’s taxes. We literally have Bernie Sanders trying to convince people that while he will be raising taxes on both the wealthy and middle-class Americans, that it would be okay because they would be “offset” elsewhere (which is a complete and utter lie).
Democrats never promise to lower taxes and that is an action only Republicans have done, even if some people naively and ignorantly believe their taxes were actually raised, not lowered (though they should be noticing the impact of the tax cuts from their paychecks being higher).
Poll #9: Most voters not convinced taxing the wealthy into oblivion will benefit the economy.
Rasmussen asked surveyors in February of 2019 what they thought about raising taxes on the rich and the impact it would have on the economy. 39% believe it would help the economy, 39% say it will hurt the economy and 14% say it won’t have any impact on the economy.
While this poll is not quite so devastating to Democrats as the last few have been, it does present a problem for them. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and virtually every other Democrat has proposed highly expensive and outright unaffordable new programs for a variety of things, which they argue will be fully or at least mostly paid for by the rich. However, just as many people are convinced that doing so would hurt the economy as there are who think that it would help it. Again, this is not something the Democrats would want to see.
Finally, we reach poll #10: 89% are proud to be an American, with 70% believing in putting America first.
There are few things that Democrats hate more than the United States of America, regardless of what they might try and argue. They heavily fault America and consider it to be a demon-spawn of a nation, ignoring the overall good it has done for its own people (in large part thanks to its own people) and for the world. They attack it for having allowed for slavery to be legal, despite the fact that virtually every other nation in the world has allowed for slavery and many countries in the Middle East still allow it to this day.
They fault it for its perceived discrimination but will ignore China arresting and often executing Christians, Muslims, Jews and political dissenters. They consider it a threat to the global climate despite the fact that Asia contains the world’s biggest polluters in China and India. So to find so many people being proud to be an American and so many people wishing to prioritize the health, stability and prosperity of our nation ahead of others goes against the globalist Left’s ideals.
These numbers, by the way, don’t come from Rasmussen either. They come from a Grinnell College poll that has Trump’s overall approval rating at 40% (43% with likely voters). It’s not exactly a right-wing poll.
This same poll also said that 87% of people are tired of the political circus we are all witnessing, 33% consider themselves to be politically incorrect, 41% say they are gun enthusiasts, 38% say they consider themselves feminists, 19% say they are socialists, 54% say they consider themselves to be “progressive” and 62% are afraid for the future (reasons not specified). It also says that 63% believe they are moving closer to their personal financial hopes and that 55% believe the economy is better now than it was at the beginning of 2017, when Trump took office.
All of these polls, to varying degrees, should really make Democrats afraid. Impeachment is nowhere near as popular as they would want it to be in order for it to be successful; Trump’s job as POTUS is mostly good; most Americans believe the government is the problem, not the solution; that most politicians want to expand the size and scope of the government; most voters believe the government is presently too powerful; that such a powerful government is a threat to its people and to individual liberty; most voters are distrustful of the way politicians spend tax payers’ money; that people pay more than their fair share of taxes; that taxing the wealthy to poverty will not be helpful to the economy (this is taking the 39% of those who say it will hurt the economy and the 14% who say it wouldn’t do anything to it); and most people are proud to be an American and wish for our leaders to prioritize the country and put America first, as Trump often says.
None of these things are good news for Democrats as they go into 2020. I hope and believe that these numbers will hurt the Democrats completely, as well as this phony and illegitimate impeachment effort they are hellbent on crusading on.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
The idea of impeaching Donald Trump surfaced before he even took office. Before the Russian collusion narrative took center-stage, all the Left could talk about was impeaching Donald Trump. And even the Russian collusion narrative was all in the efforts to get rid of Trump in the first place. Impeaching Donald Trump has been the chief goal of the Democrats ever since then and their taking the House of Representatives was essentially a promise to everyone, but particularly to their extremist base, that they would get around to impeaching Donald Trump, getting his tax returns and just about everything bad they could do to him in the name of “justice”.
The 116th Congress convened on January 3rd, 2019, with the Democrats as the majority in the House. It’s been a little under 300 days and they still haven’t gotten Trump’s tax returns and they are only now beginning to even talk about a serious impeachment inquiry (though Pelosi is refusing to bring it to a floor vote, so it’s not actually very likely to happen). Despite their best efforts, they haven’t been able to even try to begin impeachment proceedings and everything they’re doing at this very moment is more akin to a shadow trial than an official one.
But however much the Democrats in Washington might be salivating at the idea of impeaching Donald Trump, it’s not even close to being an important issue according to a recent Emerson poll.
Now, it should be mentioned that the Emerson poll is only regarding Iowa, but considering this is a rustbelt state, you can probably guess the sentiment for most other states are not too dissimilar.
According to the poll, only 6% of voters say that impeachment is the most important issue.
“The most important issue for voters in Iowa in deciding for whom to vote for president is the economy at 33%, followed by healthcare at 19% and social issues at 10%. Impeachment ranked 7 out of 9 at 6%, ahead of education at 5% and foreign policy at 3%. Among Democrats, the most important issue is health care at 25%, followed by the economy at 17% and the environment at 14%. The majority of Republicans (55%) identify the economy as the most important issue, followed by immigration at 14%. Independents are split between the economy (27%) and healthcare (24%),” says the poll.
In other words, what is most important to voters are issues that THEY CARE ABOUT AND WOULD MOST DIRECTLY INFLUENCE THEM, not getting rid of the President of the United States in a hate-filled coup d’état. The most important issues are things that most people are generally concerned with: the economy, healthcare, social issues, the environment, immigration, etc. They care about things that will affect them the most, not a sham of an impeachment.
But these numbers aren’t the only bad numbers for Democrats. While impeachment is not even remotely close to an important issue in the eyes of Iowa voters, the truth is that the issue is not much more important for Democrats in the state.
According to pollster Spencer Kimball, “The Democrats have some work to do in Iowa convincing voters that impeachment is a top priority of Congress; 67% of Democrats in Iowa support impeaching the president, but only 10% identify it as the most important issue in deciding their vote for president.”
67% is usually a good number to find in polls that one agrees with, but not in this case, at least for Democrats. If a full 33% DISAGREE WITH IMPEACHMENT, that is far too many dissenters in the party.
Keep in mind that the Left is thoroughly convinced that the vast majority of Americans support their attempts at impeaching the President. With heavily-skewed and biased polls like the ones from Fox News that only parrot that belief, one can’t exactly blame them for thinking this way, at least too much.
But 33% of Democrats being AGAINST impeachment in Iowa, that only shows the sort of sentiment that is likely fairly similar in the rest of the country. And even among Democrats who agree with impeachment, only 10% see it as a top issue, which is what the Democrats are running on.
The 2020 presidential election, for the Democrats, will largely only be about getting rid of Donald Trump because they hate him. Yes, the candidates will bring up all these other issues when it suits them or when they have to talk about them during debates or townhalls, but the chief end of their campaigns will not be to listen to the voters and take care of issues; it will be to get rid of Trump. Even during the debates, they couldn’t avoid talking about getting rid of Trump.
For Democrats in Washington, impeaching Trump is at the top of their priorities. But for the vast majority of people around the country, it isn’t, even among registered Democrats who support impeachment.
Again, only 10% of these Democrats say it’s at the top of their priorities. This is an indication that 90% of registered Democrats (at least in Iowa) would want the focus to be elsewhere and an indication that going full-throttle on this issue only serves to appease them, not their voters and certainly not the American people.
But what’s more, Donald Trump actually leads the two frontrunners on the Democrat Party:
“In hypothetical head to head matchups, Trump has a slight advantage over Warren and Biden: 51% to 49%, while Sanders carries a 2 point advantage over Trump with 51% to 49%; all three match-ups are within the polls margin of error. (n=888, +/-3.2%)”
While it’s all within the margin of error, meaning that it really could be the other way around for all match-ups or the leads could be bigger, the fact that it’s even that close at all should be a warning sign for Democrats. Not only are their impeachment efforts not seen as priority by their voters, but Trump is nowhere near as unpopular as they would want him to be in order to go through impeachment proceedings.
Of course, other polls will still show Trump being heavily opposed (Emerson poll didn’t show the sample of voters down party lines, so it’s unknown how many surveyed were Democrat vs. Republican or Independent), but as we have seen in the past, there isn’t much reason to trust such polls, knowing the tactics of oversampling Democrats and passing that off as general voter sentiment.
What I’m trying to get across is the fact that impeachment is simply not a winning issue for the Democrats. Even if they eventually manage to impeach Trump, it would go to the Senate, where it would most likely be acquitted, which the President would most definitely say is a sign of vindication and exoneration (considering he did nothing wrong to be impeached in the first place, I say it would be exoneration). If this poll is any indication for other states, particularly purple states, that puts Democrats in such states in peril.
As I have stated in many previous articles, voting one way or the other will draw them ire and the potential to lose their seats, and therefore, cause the Democrats to lose the House in 2020. Despite Nancy’s statement that it didn’t matter if they did lose the House, I don’t actually believe her for a number of reasons, as I detailed in my article discussing it.
The Democrats, in pushing for impeachment, are in a lose-lose situation. That is exacerbated by the fact that they don’t recognize they are in such a situation in the first place. They have convinced themselves that just about everyone in the country supports them and agrees with them. They believe they are seen as incapable of doing wrong, so they won’t let go of this impeachment stuff.
And it will most likely cost them everything.
“You felt secure in your wickedness and said, ‘No one sees me,’ Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one beside me.’”
With the Democrat Party’s efforts to insist to the American people that President Trump committed impeachable offenses during his phone call with Ukraine (despite the fact the transcript is public and anyone with an internet connection can tell nothing of the sort occurred), Fox News, which always has Trump’s numbers in the gutter, released a recent poll that said 51% of Americans wanted President Trump impeached and removed from office.
However, there are a number of problems with that poll.
For starters, the sample size is rather small, with 1,003 registered voters. That’s not incredibly small, but smaller than others such as Rasmussen, who tend to have 1,500 registered voters.
But the most important aspect is the sample of political affiliation. It’s not hard to get 51% saying Trump needs to be impeached and removed from office when you poll 48% Democrats, 40% Republicans and 12% Independents.
There are far more Democrats than Republicans or Independents in this poll (likely on purpose) for this to really be an accurate belief for the majority of American people.
Literally all you need is all Democrats and a couple Never Trump Republicans and Left-leaning Independents to achieve 51%.
And the kicker? The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points. In other words, it could easily still be 48% of Americans want Trump impeached and removed from office, which interestingly enough, is the same percentage of Democrats polled in this survey.
Obviously, Fox News is trying to tell Republicans to abandon Trump, as “a majority of Americans favor impeachment and removal” of Trump. But when you get into the details of the survey, you find it to be nothing but a farce.
Oversampling Democrats is what all fake news polls do every single time to make the numbers appear to be better or worse, depending on the narrative they want the poll to drive.
It’s what multiple polls did throughout 2016, when some polls had Hillary ahead of Trump by DOUBLE DIGITS at the very least and running away with the election. Obviously, that didn’t happen.
Rasmussen was the only one that accurately predicted the 2016 election and in their survey, while Trump’s numbers are down a tad, it’s nothing major.
Trump’s approval currently stands at 47%. While that’s lower than the low-50s that Trump tends to enjoy, that is actually relatively normal for the President.
It’s necessary to note that this is a daily tracking poll of Trump’s approval, which will naturally tend to be rather volatile from day to day. Just two days ago, it was at 45% and it’s been hovering in the high-40s since the beginning of the month a couple of weeks ago.
And this is all coming off of the Democrats’ latest attempt at smearing Trump, with suggesting, without evidence, that Trump broke the law during his July 25th phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky.
No doubt, the allegation has damaged Trump a little bit, but nowhere close to what the fake news media suggests or would want to be real.
Again, the Fox News survey sampled far more Democrats than Republicans or Independents. And even then, they barely got a majority out of the total number.
I know very well that the Democrats and their voters want to get rid of Donald Trump. Impeachment is something they’ve been wanting heavily since Trump won in the first place, before the Russian collusion narrative was even formed. They wanted him gone just for winning and that’s still the case, even if they fall back on Ukraine or Russia being the reason.
But the rest of America doesn’t seem to be with them, considering that only 39% of Independents said Trump should be impeached and removed and 47% disagreed IN THIS VERY POLL. My guess would be that the real number of people who want Trump impeached and removed from office is somewhere in the mid-to-high-30s or low-40s, if all things are equal.
The reason for this line of thinking, apart from the obvious oversampling and poll-manipulating tactics used by Fox News, is that Rasmussen poll.
47% is, again, pretty normal for Trump. Heck, despite everything being thrown at him, he still enjoys a better approval rating than Obama did at the same point in his own presidency.
In October 2011, President Barack Obama’s approval rating stood at only 42%. And he didn’t have the media with over 90% negative news coverage of him spreading fake news stories about trying to dig up dirt on his political opponents and working with foreign governments to meddle in a presidential election (ironic that he did those things, at least for 2016).
Trump has the radical Leftist fake news media trying to destroy him, Fox News hosts who hate his guts and will lie about him just as badly as the rest of the Left, Never Trump Republicans like Mitt Romney pushing for impeachment, and still, despite all of that, he is a more popular president than Barack Obama.
Is it any wonder, at this point, why trust in the media is at such an all-time low? When the people whose job is to report reality are trying, instead, to shape it and convince people of a fantasy, what credibility do those people have? What reason does anyone have to trust what Chuck Todd or Jim Acosta or Rachel Maddow or Anderson Cooper or David Brooks or Shepherd Smith or Neil Cavuto or any of these bozos have to say when all they do is attempt to deceive their audience with poorly-researched pieces, opinion-laden “news” articles and minimal effort in verifying the credibility of the sources they use? Or when they oversample Democrats BY 8 PERCENTAGE POINTS MORE THAN REPUBLICANS IN A SURVEY ABOUT OVERALL AMERICAN VOTER SENTIMENT?!
The hiring of Donna Brazile and Paul Ryan are quite symbolic of the kind of organization Fox News is: Never Trump, far-Leftist, Washington Establishment bullcrap.
Without people like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Judge Jeanine Pirro, Fox News would sink to the ground.
And they would completely deserve it.
“Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.”
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