History will remember President Trump’s purely partisan impeachment and bipartisan acquittal

Monday, in a pathetic last-ditch effort to sway even a single Republican’s vote, Lead House Manager Adam Schiff predicted that “History will not be kind to Donald Trump,” and warned his captive Senate audience:  

"If you find that the House has proved its case and still vote to acquit, your name will be tied to his with a cord of steel and for all of history.”

Seems placement in history is of great concern to these Democrats.  Not really the Republican Senators’ or even the President’s, of course, but rather their own, which is likely scaring the hell out of them right about now.

Equally alarmed are their cronies in the Mainstream Media, who, Schiff’s beseeching notwithstanding, have properly capitulated the closing arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial as “aimed more toward history than to sway the outcome.” 

That same Trump history their paper of record hilariously and hastily decries as "stained."  And the same inexorable outcome easily foreseen by all persons enjoying the benefits of above room temperature IQ -- right from the get-go, lo those many, many months ago.

Such simpletons. 

Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Schiff’s boss and the nation’s first female House Speaker, knew she was gambling with her own celebrated chapter in the history books when she ceded some of her authority to the nut-job wing of her caucus and announced the opening of the baseless impeachment inquiry way back in October.

Fast forward just 3 months and Nancy wore a disturbingly celebratory smile during a ceremonial signing of the Impeachment Articles she was about to march pompously over to the Senate.

A mere 2 days later, appearing on HBO’s Real Time, Pelosi seemed somewhat disoriented yet relentlessly smug when she repeated her new “permanently stained” mantra to host Bill Maher with that same curious grin on her face: [emphasis added]

"And [Trump’s] impeached forever -- No matter what the Senate does, that can never be erased."

Of course, nor can his all-but-certain acquittal.  And it could get worse for Pelosi – much worse.

You see, while the MSM gushes over the prospect of GOP defections (Romney), it would seem far more likely that we’ll see a few Democrats jump this unwaveringly partisan sinking ship.  Doug Jones, for instance, who Politico declared The Senate’s Most Vulnerable Incumbent, as he’s running for reelection in beet-red Alabama, which Trump owned by almost 30 points.  Less so Kyrsten Sinema, who, while representing marginally-Trump-country Arizona (he prevailed by only 3.5 points), rode in on the 2018 bus Dems claim signals a bluing of the state.

But by far the most likely defector is Joe Manchin.  The Trump-By-42-points-West Virginia moderate, who was the only Democratic vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, has been tiptoeing around the possibility ever since the Silly March on January 15th.  In his floor speech on Monday, he called for censure (way too late for that, Joe) as an alternative to removal, but is playfully holding his vote for the latter close to the vest.  Although he’s managed (just barely) to hold his seat in the heavily Republican state, a vote to kick Trump might also kick him – right in (and out of) his seat in 2022.

You’ve no doubt heard Pelosi and her minions push back at complaints of an impeachment-obsessed, “do-nothing Congress” in the throes of Trump Derangement Syndrome by claiming the Democratic-controlled House has passed “more than 275 bipartisan bills.”  The party-whine is that all those “bipartisan” bills are being blocked by Mitch McConnell in the GOP-controlled, “do-nothing Senate.” But, what you probably haven’t heard is that, according to factcheck.org, “that list includes bills with as few as one Republican vote.”

You see, according to Madam Speaker, a Bill passed with merely a single Republican “aye” deserves the “bipartisan” moniker slapped upon it.  Hmmm.  Okay, then – let’s play that game.   

By that same “reasoning,” should any one of the aforementioned (or any other) Democrats drop off from the pack, (and clearly more than one may) Trump would therefore be acquitted by a “bipartisan majority.”  And even should either or both of the still-inclined Republican “usual suspects” cross the aisle, the history books would nonetheless correctly declare Trump exonerated (a.k.a. cleared of all charges) by a bipartisan majority decision.

And, perhaps of greater importance in these hyper-partisan times, so will the voters, come November.

Surely Pelosi must be considering the words the equally introspection-challenged Oliver Hardy so often quipped to his partner Stan Laurel, “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.”   

Nice mess, indeed.  And history’s recollection won’t be any less messy. In fact, as the true origins of the “whistleblower” complaint surface (and they will) the “stain” Pelosi, Schiff & Friends attempted to paint on Trump will likely rub off and deepen on them while quickly fading on its original target.   

To be sure, as evidenced by the behavior of contemporary news agencies, history’s take on our 45th President, in general, and his impeachment, specifically, will largely depend on who writes it.  But if scripted with even the slightest touch of objectivity, it will surely be much kinder to Trump than to those whose fingerprints are all over what history will undoubtedly depict as a bumbling, ill-conceived, and, ultimately botched, political maneuver.  One which further deepened the nation’s divide and benefitted none but its narcissistic architects. 

One thing seems certain -- History will remember the purely partisan injustice behind President Donald Trump’s impeachment and validate the justice of his bipartisan acquittal.

Photo credit: YouTube screen grab (cropped)

Monday, in a pathetic last-ditch effort to sway even a single Republican’s vote, Lead House Manager Adam Schiff predicted that “History will not be kind to Donald Trump,” and warned his captive Senate audience:  

"If you find that the House has proved its case and still vote to acquit, your name will be tied to his with a cord of steel and for all of history.”

Seems placement in history is of great concern to these Democrats.  Not really the Republican Senators’ or even the President’s, of course, but rather their own, which is likely scaring the hell out of them right about now.

Equally alarmed are their cronies in the Mainstream Media, who, Schiff’s beseeching notwithstanding, have properly capitulated the closing arguments in President Trump’s impeachment trial as “aimed more toward history than to sway the outcome.” 

That same Trump history their paper of record hilariously and hastily decries as "stained."  And the same inexorable outcome easily foreseen by all persons enjoying the benefits of above room temperature IQ -- right from the get-go, lo those many, many months ago.

Such simpletons. 

Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Schiff’s boss and the nation’s first female House Speaker, knew she was gambling with her own celebrated chapter in the history books when she ceded some of her authority to the nut-job wing of her caucus and announced the opening of the baseless impeachment inquiry way back in October.

Fast forward just 3 months and Nancy wore a disturbingly celebratory smile during a ceremonial signing of the Impeachment Articles she was about to march pompously over to the Senate.

A mere 2 days later, appearing on HBO’s Real Time, Pelosi seemed somewhat disoriented yet relentlessly smug when she repeated her new “permanently stained” mantra to host Bill Maher with that same curious grin on her face: [emphasis added]

"And [Trump’s] impeached forever -- No matter what the Senate does, that can never be erased."

Of course, nor can his all-but-certain acquittal.  And it could get worse for Pelosi – much worse.

You see, while the MSM gushes over the prospect of GOP defections (Romney), it would seem far more likely that we’ll see a few Democrats jump this unwaveringly partisan sinking ship.  Doug Jones, for instance, who Politico declared The Senate’s Most Vulnerable Incumbent, as he’s running for reelection in beet-red Alabama, which Trump owned by almost 30 points.  Less so Kyrsten Sinema, who, while representing marginally-Trump-country Arizona (he prevailed by only 3.5 points), rode in on the 2018 bus Dems claim signals a bluing of the state.

But by far the most likely defector is Joe Manchin.  The Trump-By-42-points-West Virginia moderate, who was the only Democratic vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, has been tiptoeing around the possibility ever since the Silly March on January 15th.  In his floor speech on Monday, he called for censure (way too late for that, Joe) as an alternative to removal, but is playfully holding his vote for the latter close to the vest.  Although he’s managed (just barely) to hold his seat in the heavily Republican state, a vote to kick Trump might also kick him – right in (and out of) his seat in 2022.

You’ve no doubt heard Pelosi and her minions push back at complaints of an impeachment-obsessed, “do-nothing Congress” in the throes of Trump Derangement Syndrome by claiming the Democratic-controlled House has passed “more than 275 bipartisan bills.”  The party-whine is that all those “bipartisan” bills are being blocked by Mitch McConnell in the GOP-controlled, “do-nothing Senate.” But, what you probably haven’t heard is that, according to factcheck.org, “that list includes bills with as few as one Republican vote.”

You see, according to Madam Speaker, a Bill passed with merely a single Republican “aye” deserves the “bipartisan” moniker slapped upon it.  Hmmm.  Okay, then – let’s play that game.   

By that same “reasoning,” should any one of the aforementioned (or any other) Democrats drop off from the pack, (and clearly more than one may) Trump would therefore be acquitted by a “bipartisan majority.”  And even should either or both of the still-inclined Republican “usual suspects” cross the aisle, the history books would nonetheless correctly declare Trump exonerated (a.k.a. cleared of all charges) by a bipartisan majority decision.

And, perhaps of greater importance in these hyper-partisan times, so will the voters, come November.

Surely Pelosi must be considering the words the equally introspection-challenged Oliver Hardy so often quipped to his partner Stan Laurel, “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.”   

Nice mess, indeed.  And history’s recollection won’t be any less messy. In fact, as the true origins of the “whistleblower” complaint surface (and they will) the “stain” Pelosi, Schiff & Friends attempted to paint on Trump will likely rub off and deepen on them while quickly fading on its original target.   

To be sure, as evidenced by the behavior of contemporary news agencies, history’s take on our 45th President, in general, and his impeachment, specifically, will largely depend on who writes it.  But if scripted with even the slightest touch of objectivity, it will surely be much kinder to Trump than to those whose fingerprints are all over what history will undoubtedly depict as a bumbling, ill-conceived, and, ultimately botched, political maneuver.  One which further deepened the nation’s divide and benefitted none but its narcissistic architects. 

One thing seems certain -- History will remember the purely partisan injustice behind President Donald Trump’s impeachment and validate the justice of his bipartisan acquittal.

Photo credit: YouTube screen grab (cropped)