Legislation can neither be wise nor just which seeks the welfare of a single interest at the expense and to the injury of many and varied interests- Andrew Johnson
Impeach Trump? Impeach Trump! Does anybody even pretend to believe in democracy anymore? I can’t believe we’ve really fallen this far.
Politics is never what you think it is. They never give their true intentions for anything, if they tell you it’s X best believe it’s Y. It is important that you understand the politics of impeachment before you march Trump to the guillotine.
Do you really believe the religious wars of Europe were all about religion? How about the War in Iraq as an extension into spreading democracy? Politics is about power, war is about power. As long as human beings exist we will always fight over power.
This delusion that we keep perpetuating of the well intentioned politician has to stop. We cannot zealously check the authority of our Government if we believe everything they say. All we can do is judge a politician by what they do, not by what they say they’ll do. When we do this we’ll discover that no matter your feelings for Trump, in the eight months he’s been President he has done no impeachable offense.
If we are to be united as a country and stop this hatred we will have to learn to respect the choices of others. Trump was elected President by a majority of states, to seek to undue that and denounce those voters as deplorable all your doing is destroying democracy and harming the United States.
Who new that so many people in America hate democracy? That coupled with the inability to think long term will tear us apart.
We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home. -OGH — Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 12, 2017
Tony Schwartz predicted Trump would make a deal for immunity in the Russia investigation in exchange for his resignation. “The Russia stuff will be huge,” he wrote. “He doesn’t want to go to jail.” He also urged Trump’s opponents to keep up the pressure, and he slammed the president’s elder children.
- Schwartz told Anderson Cooper on CNN Thursday. “It reminds me a lot of Watergate and the last days of Nixon…He’s put himself in an isolated, no-win position. The level of his destructiveness is staggering.”
- In a second tweet, he continued, “Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.”
“This is sick,” wrote Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). “The President of the United States just defended neo-Nazis and blamed those who condemn their racism and hate.”
“As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment. This is not my President.”-Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
Paddy Power offered odds of 2/1 for Trump to be impeached this year. (I would have loved to see their odds for Trump winning the election!)
When the Media becomes little more than a propaganda outlet used to drum up support for war and political power it is important that you DO NOT LISTEN TO THEM. Don’t listen to them, they are screaming so loud because they have to turn Trump supporters against him. Without a vastly popular uprising, impeachment is impossible.
The impeachment propaganda
The more hysteric a baby cries the more vulnerable that baby feels, after all a baby hates feeling unheard. And the political babies are about to have an aneurism with how hysterical they’re behaving.
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) says President Donald Trump must be removed from office following his explosive comments defending participants in a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville.
Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides…There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen.- Cohen said in a statement.
Cohen announced shortly after that he’s introducing articles of impeachment against the president, stating that Trump had “failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”
The Huffington Post seems to agree, “Let’s be clear: There is already enough evidence to impeach Trump on grounds of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution.” Do you Huffington Post? From where I’m sitting you and your alt-left Antifa loving supporters want to destroy everything it stands for.
Of course according to the Constitution the president, vice president, and “all civil officers of the United States” can be impeached for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” But you know progressives, when the words don’t fit, change the meaning of the words.
The very intellectually dishonest Keith Whittington, an expert on presidential impeachment and a professor of politics at Princeton University, gave the media the change: “It may be that he’s acting completely within his legal authority and yet still has abused his office in ways that might rise to the level of impeachable offenses. At that point why even have a Constitution?
This fake public outrage by propagandizing celebrities and fake news is manipulation
If impeachment is so germane to the moment, why have prominent politicians and celebrities been crying for Trump’s impeachment since Trump took office? It takes some craft mental gymnastics to explain why a President should be impeached on the first day.
Democratic Representative Al Green of Texas submitted articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump back in May. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) filed the first article of impeachment against Trump in June. Apparently faux Russian supporters and a white supremacy rally gone wrong are treasonous offenses. It’s no coincident that both things are as smelly as the calls for impeachment.
As long as a Republican is seen as corrupt, the Democrats can utilize that “corruption” to propel them into political power (Debbie Wasserman Schultz NOTHING TO SEE HERE).
They want to make it feasible for people to believe that “of course Trump is up to something,” and “of course the Republicans are ruining America.” That way, they can portray their socialist, liberal Democrat office-seekers as would-be saviors much in the same way that we are told Jimmy Carter emerged on the national stage just when Americans were sick of feeling like their nation was run by corrupt, lying, belligerent politicians.-Adam Grey
And boy are the Media hitting those war drums! Even they’re polls are trying to convince us that public support of the removal of the President is growing. A new poll by PRRI revealed rising support for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, with four in 10 Americans hoping to see the president removed from office. Gasp! Better start packing it in, I mean if we can’t trust our political polls what can we trust?
But wait, what about those polls that told us that Trump had a snowballs chance in hell of winning the Presidency? What about the polls that said that Trump couldn’t win the nomination? Forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Trump the President of the United States right now? That’s weird, I thought our polls were always accurate…
Not according to Cliff Zukin, a polling expert at Rutgers University, “Polls can no longer make fine distinctions. People can trust polls on broad issues — like what voters are most concerned about — but not so much on the political horse race.”
Gosh, does that mean the Harvard-Harris poll that found that 65 percent of voters believe there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media is also a fake poll? That number includes 80 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of independents and 53 percent of Democrats. Eighty-four percent of voters said it is hard to know what news to believe online.
It’s like the Matrix! Nobody knows who to believe anymore. Who would have thought that lying to the American people for years would have any kind of negative consequence!
The latest headlines — which themselves have seeded hundreds of articles in the press about the matter — are about President Trump’s unpopularity, born out of PRRI poll of just 1,001 people. That’s an average of 20 people per state in the U.S. they hold up as “representative”.
For this latest one, 35 per cent of their respondents were Democrats, 23 per cent were Republicans, 35 per cent were Independents (who in turn lean towards voting Democrat), six per cent said ‘Other’, and two per cent had no opinion on the matter. That’s what you call a “representative sample.”
It’s simple — fake news, fake polls. Don’t doubt me on this folks. Lowest approval rating, for a year and a half, the nation loved Donald Trump. People just couldn’t get enough of him and they elected him president. And in less than eight weeks, massive regret, massive buyer’s remorse. People that voted for Trump are saying, ‘Man, if we had known what we’ve seen the last eight weeks, there’s no way we would have voted Trump even though the last eight weeks is exactly what we loved for a year and a half.’ Trump is Trump, every day. Doesn’t matter before the election, after the election. But now they don’t. Now they’re scared. Now they’re worried.”-Limbaugh said last January.
So why so openly deceive people?
The process of impeaching a President is a difficult one. They would have to enjoy the support of a majority of the House and two-thirds of the Senate. It is vanishingly unlikely that Mike Pence would become president this way unless a very large majority of Americans wanted it.
In the last 30 years, the highest percentage of the vote any presidential candidate has gotten was George H. W. Bush’s 53.4 percent in 1988. That level of consensus — the most we have attained in decades — would not be enough to secure Trump’s removal.
Despite what the media would have you believe roughly 85 percent of Republicans are with Trump, and that number would have to fall for them to have any success in impeaching the President. And get this, only seven percent of Republicans, support a Trump impeachment. That is why they are targeting Trump supporters and conservatives so aggressively, they wish to shame them into retreating.
Only a complete loser would throw away the largest conservative victory in years. We own the United States government right now, both at a state and national level. They’re pathetic cries are a deflection to have us believe otherwise.
Let’s look at the political shenanigans and backstabbing that called for the impeachment of Johnson and Nixon.
Andrew Johnson, probably the only President impeached that didn’t deserve it
Andrew Johnson and Donald Trump would probably get a long. Both were set up because they couldn’t be bullied into submission. They both came to power in a political climate where they were persona non grata. Tump for being a DC outsider and Johnson for being from the South right after the US fought a bloody Civil War.
Johnson was a U.S. senator from Tennessee, the only senator from a seceding state who remained loyal to the Union. Back then it wasn’t uncommon to have a President and Vice President be of different parties. Often the second place in a Presidential race would be the vice President.
President Abraham Lincoln appointed him military governor of Tennessee in 1862, and in 1864 Johnson was elected vice president of the United States.
President Andrew Johnson was reviled by the Republican-dominated Congress for his views on Reconstruction, stood accused of having violated the controversial Tenure of Office Act, passed by Congress over his veto in 1867.
Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act over his veto. The act prohibited the president from removing federal office holders, including Cabinet members, who had been confirmed by the Senate, without the consent of the Senate.
In the fall of 1867, Johnson attempted to test the constitutionality of the act by replacing Stanton with General Ulysses S. Grant. However, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to rule on the case, and Grant turned the office back to Stanton after the Senate passed a measure in protest of the dismissal.
Johnson was hated by the Republicans and they used their hatred of him to isolate him from his base. Make it appear that Johnson was no longer advocating for the Democrats and southern states. They’re goal was to force Johnson to compromise and when he did the Democrats would see it as a betrayal (sounds eerily familiar doesn’t it?).
It worked to the extent that they drummed up the public outcry from Democrats and Republicans alike that they were able to impeach Johnson. It was perfect, pass a quasi Constitutional law that the President was bound to break. Then impeach him for breaking it.
The conflict between Johnson and the Republicans came down to the treatment of the south after the Civil War. The Radical Republicans were dead set on punishing the south after the war. They wanted to deny public office to former elected officials who had supported the Confederacy. This was not only punitive in spirit; but effectively eliminated the most likely source of any political opposition to Republican rule in the South.
The Radical Republicans in Congress, led by notables Thaddeus Stevens and Benjamin Wade, believed the Southern states had seceded from the Union and were now conquered territory and should be treated as such. Senator Zachariah Chandler of Michigan said it this way:
A rebel has sacrificed all his rights. He has no right to life, liberty, property, or the pursuit of happiness. Everything you give him, even life itself, is a boon which he has forfeited.
Stevens stated that Reconstruction was “intended to revolutionize their principles and feelings, to work a radical reorganization in Southern institutions, habits, and manners.” In other words, the Radicals wanted to make the South like the North, sweeping away all vestiges of Southern culture and politics. (all hail the politics of cultural destruction!)
The Democrats and southern states had lost everything, maybe that’s divine punishment, but justice does not mean the equally moraless northern Republicans loot and steal everything from the people they conquered.
On February 21, 1868, Johnson decided to rid himself of Stanton once and for all and appointed General Lorenzo Thomas as secretary of war. Stanton refused to yield, barricading himself in his office, and the House of Representatives initiated formal impeachment proceedings against the president.
Both times the vote was 35 for conviction and 19 for acquittal, with seven moderate Republicans joining 12 Democrats in voting against what was a weak case for impeachment. Because both votes fell short–by one vote–of the two-thirds majority needed to convict Johnson, he was judged not guilty and remained in office.
You know a principled politician when they refuse to quit. Johnson won reelection to Congress as a U.S. senator from Tennessee in 1875, unfortunately he died shortly afterwords.
And the irony? Fifty-one years later, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Tenure of Office Act unconstitutional in its ruling in Myers v. United States.
The Democrats of today won’t find the Trump Republican’s like the south of old, America is not exiting a major Civil War that killed hundreds of thousands of people. To those of you who think Trump will quit, you are on the wrong side of history, Tump is more like Johnson than you think. He won’t quit because someone has to advocate for the people, as long as that’s him he will keep fighting.
By the time the Nixon impeachment came, politics had dissolved into a dirty political circus
Donald Trump is not Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon was the Hillary Clinton of the 1970s. Their situations were completely different, but it is important to understand the dirty politics that goes behind impeachment proceedings.
So let’s talk about Nixon for a minute. Not that bullcrap that we’ve been told for the last 40 years. Politics is never moral, but it is always personal.
To understand the time, there were two major fractions battling for the future of America. That future was between the Progressive statist Utopia, and the American idea of a smaller limited American government. Unfortunately the Rockefeller Republicans of the time more closely resemble the Progressives than the smaller government Republicans of the time. And Nixon was a Rockefeller Republican.
To understand the climate that allowed a Richard Nixon impeachment to be possible, you have to understand the battle of the Progressives within the Republican Party. On one corner was Earl Warren and on the other Richard Nixon.
Their enmity dated to 1946, when Warren was the governor of California and Lieutenant Commander Nixon, home from war and service in the Navy, declared his candidacy for the Los Angeles-area congressional seat held by Democratic Representative Jerry Voorhis.
The fight became real when in 1950, Nixon ran a successful commie-baiting campaign for the U.S. Senate against his Democratic opponent— Helen Gahagan Douglas – and Warren refused to endorse him. Helen Gahagan to stardom in 1930s and she married her own star Melvyn Douglas.
She was one of only nine female members of Congress and the first prominent actor to run for high office. She set her sights on becoming one of only four women in the senate. Both Douglas and her husband were far left Progressives.
Nixon was hated in politics for a reason. He has a huge roll to play in the huge partisan divide in todays politics. He even picked up the name “Tricky Dicky” for the underhanded means he used against Douglas. Earl Warren was not happy.
He was further incensed when Nixon worked tirelessly swing delegates from Warren (Republican) to Eisenhower (Democrat) in the Presidential election of 1952. Nixon disliked Warren so much he pushed against his own Party. For a reward Nixon was chosen as Eisenhower’s Vice President.
Earl was mad but was soothed when Eisenhower appointed Warren to lead the Supreme Court in 1953. Of course Nixon was an ambitious man and always had his sights on the Presidency. When Nixon lost the Presidential election to John F. Kennedy in 1960 it was with great glee and mirth from Earl Warren.
The battle wasn’t over between the two. Nixon ran for Governor of California in 1962, to which Earl Warren promptly flew to California to pose, warm and smiling, in photographs with Democratic incumbent Gov. Edmund “Pat” Brown. Nixon lost and Warren gleefully laughed again.
Nixon bitterly announced he was leaving politics, telling reporters “…you won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.” However, he re-emerged as a presidential candidate in 1968 and ran a successful campaign against Democrat Hubert Humphrey, squeaking out a victory in one of the closest elections in U.S. history.
Earl Warren wanted to retire but did not want Nixon choosing his successor, so Warren went to then President Lyndon B. Johnson to reach an agreement to have LBJ’s crony Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas promoted to chief Justice.
Nixon would have none of it. Employing the reasoning used by today’s Republicans when they blocked Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the court last year, Nixon argued that “a new president with a fresh mandate” should fill the empty seat.
Warren was compelled to stay on, with the sour duty of swearing-in Nixon as the 37th president in January 1969. If that wasn’t enough the Nixon Justice Department found Fortas was a $20,000 a year dollar retainer to represent a convicted financier so Fortas was forced to resign.
When Republicans complained that for one hundred years it had been the practice of the Senate to ignore a nominee’s philosophy and judge him only on technical fitness, the Democrats replied that Fortas had been upbraided by Senate conservatives for his liberal decisions,” Ambrose noted. It was the Republicans who had broken tradition.
Next came the bloody battles. With Warren resigning and Fortas resigning Richard Nixon had two Supreme Court vacancies to fill. Nixon’s dirty politics bit him in the butt and he became hated in politics by Republican’s and Democrats alike.
When Nixon tried to pick his Supreme Court Justices Congress wasn’t having it. The two southern justices he chose were chased out and branded as racist.
According to Pat Buchanan:
Joe Rauh, counsel for the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, instantly branded Haynsworth a “hard-core segregationist” and liberal Democrats painted him as a grifter steeped in petty corruption, whose court decisions were steered by his stock portfolio.
This was all trash talk. Haynsworth had released black militant H. Rap Brown from jail, without requiring him to post bail, and ruled that lawyers for black defendants had a right to discover whether jurors belonged to any organizations known for bias against blacks.
No matter. Haynsworth was depicted as a corrupt and racist judge and liberal Democrats and Rockefeller Republicans united to vote him down. But while painful to the judge, his vilification by the left had split the nation along a new fault line.
The moderate jurist who was ultimately approved to fill the Fortas seat, Justice Harry Blackmun, wound up writing the majority opinion in the 1973 abortion case, Roe v. Wade, that conservatives and liberals have been fighting over ever since.
The battle for control between the Warren progressives and the Nixon Rockefeller Republicans is like Hillary Clinton and John McCain duking it out for control of the US. Both sides want statism, but both want statism with their team in control.
Nixon laid his bed. It takes not only one Party, but a good chunk of the other Party to impeach a President and Nixon managed to alienate everyone.
The Democrats hated Nixon since the 1940s. Democrats hated Nixon for his support for Chambers in his hunt against Communist in the United States Government. Chambers accused Roosevelt Administration’s Alger Hiss of being a Communist. Hiss had been an advisor at the Yalta Conference of February 1945.
Then Chambers escalated his accusation in 1949: Hiss had been an informant to the USSR. Chambers was ridiculed by the Establishment, but in the end he was proven correct. Hiss went to prison for perjury in 1950; the statute of limitations against espionage had run out.
Nixon managed to becomePresident despite his unpopularity with other politicians, but it didn’t matter in the end. By 1974 Watergate happened and he found himself with no support. The tapes did it – and the utterly illegal leaking of portions of those tapes from a mole within the White House.
Nixon received a pardon for crimes never presented in a court of law. He received it from his only President ever chosen by his predecessor rather than by a vote, who in turn appointed as his Vice President, a Rockefeller. Nixon may have been forced to resign but the man chose four Supreme Court nominations.
As you can seethe impeachment of Richard Nixon was a dirty affair where people on both sides had to break the law. President Nixon did illegal things, bombing Cambodia, spying on reporters, and lying about everything. But he was battling the equally illegal leaks and theft from people who had it out for Nixon to begin with.
Impeachment is an establishment game. The people want peace
Everyone is sick of partisan politics. These battles have been going on and have gotten worse since the time of Nixon. No matter what a politician tells you, there person fight is not worth tearing the country apart.
So next time you listen to impeachment talks remember that there are no clean hands in politics, and the people do not need to bleed for any crusade led by Media members, celebrities, and politicians that only seek their own claim to power. Trump won the election, and unfortunately politics is the game for the insecure who don’t know how to bow out gracefully.
The only thing that can save America is an economic recovery, getting our young people to work, and rebuilding our infrastructure. Trump has promised us all of those things, and if he fails the people will get rid of him, not corrupt politicians.
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