Impeach Away Democrats!
Steve Sheldon, November 7,2019
Time is running out in the third quarter.
Our quarterback steps back under a heavy blitz unaided by his weak offensive
line. He passes. It’s complete for another first down! But wait, he’s down. Some
in the crowd are booing. It looks like there has been another targeted hit, but
the referees did not throw a flag. The crowd boos more loudly. Soon a silence
comes over the field as the quarterback slowly rises to his feet.
So let me get this straight. A guy who
wasn’t in the room who, reports suggest, was a Democrat asset, heard from
another person that the president of the United States somehow was engaged in a
horrible high crime worthy of removing him from office. This guy then, after
secretly consulting with Adam Schiff for a month, comes forward under
“whistleblower” status and rats on the president about the conversation that he
wasn’t even in the room to actually hear. He was allowed to do this because
someone conveniently changed the rules of “whistleblowing” to include
information received second-hand. This “whistleblower” information is so
damaging to the president that the Democrats believe he needs to be immediately
impeached and removed from office. Did I miss something?
was this high crime?” you ask. Did the president arrange the funneling of $1.5
billion dollars from a foreign entity to a company run by his son? Did he
destroy evidence during a criminal investigation about the illegal handling of
classified information? Did he threaten to withhold foreign aid to a country
investigating a company run by his son? No, no, and no.
He simply asked a foreign country to
further investigate alleged corruption involving the former Vice President of
the United States who actually admitted on video that he told said
country that foreign aid would be withheld if the investigator wasn’t fired who
was looking into his son’s company. This is the same son who was put on the
corporate board of the company being investigated who had literally zero
experience in the field and didn’t even speak the language. Everyone knows this
happens all the time. I just got asked to serve on a board in Uzbekistan. It has
been reported widely that he was paid $50,000 a month for being a board member.
Does this sound like corruption to you? It does to me and it does to every
single American who isn’t hyper obsessed with losing an election three years ago
to the point of the obsession becoming a mental health issue.
Out here in real America we see this for
what it is and we’re seething. How do you know we’re angry? Do we spit in the
faces of those who think differently than us? Do we dress up in masks and
physically attack those who share a different ideology? Do we use criminal
tactics to obstruct society? Do we use violence to make our voices heard? No.
Instead, we stand in line for an entire
day to show our support for the man being targeted. We make complete fools of
ourselves by attending a rally and singing the National Anthem loudly. We send
his campaign our hard-earned dollars five and ten at a time. Despite the
censoring from the enemy in Surveillance Valley, we still tweet, post, and email
our friends about what rotten treatment this president has received. We watch
Tucker and Hannity and listen to Rush by the millions. We eagerly await the
newest evidence of corruption from Tom Fitton and his Judicial Watch colleagues
through their investigations and lawsuits. We patiently wait for John Durham to
complete his task. While we do this, we still get up and go to work every day
and try to improve our lives, our communities, and our nation.
We don’t live in echo chambers like those
in the D.C. bubble do. We look at real evidence, the actions of accusers, their
political backgrounds, and come to our own conclusions. We know when due process
is being turned on its head. We know when propaganda and opinions are
substituted for actual facts. And, we’re sick and tired of it.
Out here in forgotten America, we
recognize one thing: We love America and so does our president. With every
attack, every false accusation, and every smear, we love him even more. This is
what the other side doesn’t get. Every attempt at cutting him down only makes
our resolve stronger. He’s our Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Force has awakened.
When he was elected, many of us were
lukewarm to him. Some of us were even repulsed by his demeanor and awkwardness
with certain presidential tasks. However, with every attack we care less and
less that he calls a spade a spade in a language we all understand. I personally
howled at my TV with delight when he called the latest smear campaign “B.S.” at
a rally on national television. I cheered not because I like my president to
swear on national television, but because he described the situation exactly how
I and millions of other Americans saw it, “bull*hit.”
He has earned our respect by his actions.
From jobs, to the stock market, to his love for our military and police, to his
stance on the border, to his foreign policy, to his treatment of our enemies, to
his judicial appointments, to his enthusiasm for our great country, his actions
speak louder than the smears from the other side. The stock market is roaring,
manufacturing jobs have come back, unemployment is at all-time lows, our enemies
fear us, we’re stronger as a nation than we’ve been in two generations yet the
Left can do nothing but attack. This will be their complete and total undoing.
The impeachment/not impeachment vote will
be a watershed moment for the Democrat party. They have sealed their fate. Their
playbook is worn thin. They’ve run “smear up the middle” and “fake accusation
option” far too many times. They have targeted our quarterback with cheap shots
way too often while the referees looked the other way. Well, the fans of America
are packed in the stands cheering for the home team, and they’re not having any
more of it.
Go ahead Democrats, impeach away. Take
one more cheap shot. Our quarterback can take it. You’re in the final quarter,
two scores down, and he has many touchdowns yet to make. If we could only get
the line to block for him on occasion. It will be a gamechanger when the video
review reverses the last play and disqualifies some of your team for your dirty
tricks. A few of us saw it when it happened, but more and more of us are seeing
it every time it is replayed.
Maybe when the fans come out of the
stadium to carry off our victorious quarterback in a celebration of a tremendous
victory, you will finally understand how much we love our team.
Your bus ride home will be a long and
quiet one. Go ahead, take one more cheap shot. Impeach away.
What Should Trump Supporters Make Of
The Latest Impeachment Polling?
Scott Morefield, November 7,2019
As polling on impeachment again dominates
the news cycle, it’s worth revisiting the issue from the perspective of those
who support President Trump. As I’ve noted here before, it’s important not to
get too wrapped up in these polls. However, it would also be unwise to take the
position that there’s no validity to any of them or the patterns they represent.
Statistical sampling, done properly, IS a thing, and political types should
indeed take polling seriously. However, such polls merely represent public
opinion during a very specific window. Right now, a complicit, Trump-hating
media is pushing impeachment like candy-flavored crack, purposefully duping many
thinking that POTUS actually did something illegal and
somehow deserves being removed from office.
That said, though there is definitely an
entrenched percentage of the population that would hate the Bad Orange Man even
if he personally wrote them a check for a million dollars each, I believe the
national opinion isn’t quite as ‘anti-Trump’ as the media would have us believe.
Last month, I wrote
Fox News’ “bogus” impeachment poll essentially shifted the national narrative -
unfairly - to that of a majority of Americans supporting the impeachment and
removal of President Trump from office. The problem, as I and many others saw
it, was the fact that this poll and others like it failed to control for
political party identification, thus almost always under-sampling Republicans.
According to Gallup,
31 percent of Americans identify as Democrats, 29 percent identify as
Republicans, and almost 4 out of 10, or 38 percent, identify as Independents.
So, if polls want to give an honest assessment, it would seem logical to think
they should control for political party identification with as much gusto as
they control for other factors such as race, education, age, etc. Instead, the official “Fox
News Poll Methodology Statement” says: “Generally, weights are only applied to
age, race, education, and area variables. The Fox News Poll is not weighted by
Instead, what we generally get is
Democrats, for whatever reason, being polled and/or responding to polling at a
significantly higher rate than Republicans. Last month, 48 percent of Fox News’
poll respondents identified as Democrats and 40 percent were Republicans. That’s
an eight percent difference, with only the remaining 12 percent Independent. The
mid-October result on impeachment? 51 percent, or a newsworthy national
majority, wanted Trump impeached and removed from office.
This month, Fox
News’ latest poll had a similar sample, albeit a slightly
different, but significant, outcome. This time, Democrats outnumbered
Republicans statistically to the tune of 49 percent to 41 percent, with
Independents making up the rest. That’s still an eight percentage point
difference. Of the Independents who did make it into this poll, those who do not
favor Trump being impeached and removed from office lead those who do by a
significant gap, at 47 to 38 percent. As for the non-independents, party
identification pretty much dominates how respondents feel about the question of
impeachment, with an overwhelming percentage of Republicans wanting to keep the
president in office and a similarly overwhelming percentage of Democrats wanting
to see him gone. But as many of Trump’s defenders have pointed out, Democrats
have been wanting to see Trump gone since January 2017. So, that’s nothing new.
But Fox News isn’t alone. The
recently-released NBC/Wall Street Journal poll had a similarly
In that poll, 43 percent of respondents identified as a Democrat while only 35
percent identified as Republican. In that poll, 14 percent were “Strong
Independent” and another 8 percent weren’t sure. It also found 49
percent backing Trump’s impeachment and removal.
Besides the sample weighting, I also
continue to take issue with the line of questioning, and it’s worth mentioning
again. To sum up what I expressed last time: To ask “Should President Donald
Trump be impeached and removed from office?” - as most of these polls do in some
form or another - is unfair to the seriousness of the process, in my opinion.
Impeachment is one thing. It’s done in the House of Representatives and is
currently being done in a completely partisan manner by House Democrats. But
removing a president from office for “high crimes and misdemeanors” is a Senate
function. Might there be some who want to see him impeached as a sort of
punishment or check, but think tearing the country apart by removing a sitting
president and essentially undoing the 2016 election is a bridge too far? It’s
quite likely, but we won’t find out with any of these polling methods.
have the real polls,” Trump said Sunday in response to the polling news, calling
the Fox News polls “lousy” and saying they should “get themselves a new
pollster.” Maybe he’s referring to internal polling, but still, it’s a pretty
safe bet that a vast majority of Democrats want the president removed. But
again, that’s no different than the landscape looked the moment he assumed
In truth, President Trump doesn’t need to win
the impeachment polling wars, as long as he wins the
impeachment vote in the Senate. He doesn’t need to win the approval ratings
either, or even a majority of voters, as long as he wins the electoral college
in November 2020.
Steve Scalise Says Law Required Trump
To Ask Ukrainian President About Corruption
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La)
told ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos that Trump had a legal
requirement to ensure that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was rooting
out corruption before Trump could legally send foreign aid to Ukraine. Rep.
Scalise said the National Defense Authorization Act passed last year requires
the president to certify a country is rooting out corruption before the
president can send taxpayer money to that country.
"Well, first of all on that call
[President Trump] was not talking about the 2020 election or political
opponents, he was talking about corruption relating to the 2016 elections.
By the way, when Russia tried to interfere, George, when Russia tried to
interfere with our election, it was Barack Obama who was president, not
Donald Trump. President Trump has a legal requirement to ensure that the
country given foreign aid, in this case Ukraine, is taking steps to root out
corruption. And he and President Zelensky talked about that. Zelensky, in
fact, was asked, did he think it was inappropriate, was there pressure put
on him, and President Zelensky said he wasn't pressured. And he got the
money ultimately. He got the money."
Rep. Scalise says Trump's conversation
with Ukrainian President Zelensky was not about Trump's 2020 political rivals,
but about the past actions of former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden has
admitted to pressuring the Ukrainian government into firing a prosecutor that
was investigating Burisma, a company that Hunter Biden, Joe Biden's son, served
as board member. Hunter Biden lacked the experience for the board position, but
nevertheless drew a monthly salary of $50,000 or more. Rep. Scalise says it was
these actions of former Vice President Joe Biden that Trump had a legal
obligation to discuss with Zelensky.
"It wasn't about the 2020 election, it
was about what had happened prior in 2016, corruption in Ukraine. And again, the
law requires the President to certify that a country before they get foreign aid
is actually taking steps to root out corruption. [Speaker Pelosi] voted for
that. [Chairman Adam Schiff] voted for that. I would imagine Eliot Engel voted
for that. But at the end of the day, the President was talking to Zelensky about
rooting out corruption. And Zelensky himself said there was nothing wrong with
the call. He wasn't pressured. And he got the money. He actually got the
I wasn't ready for winter yet, this morning it reared its ugly head.
What a shock to the system, I let the dog out and she made a pit stop next the
front steps and made a hasty retreat back in the house. Thank goodness the
gas man is coming today and will start the gas logs. I know one golf cart
that will get a breather today and from what the weatherman forecast that
machine will get a rest for the near future. Looking at next week they say
we may not get out the forties for a day or two. Hope you folks stocked up
on your anti-freeze.