Thursday, December 19, 2019

Pelosi Is Not Suited To Play Three-Dimensional Chess With Mitch McConnell

During the protracted impeachment clown show on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday, we heard Democrats proclaim our democracy is in a “clear and present danger” from a president who has turned around a sagging economy adding 266,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.5% matching a 50-year low.  Consumer confidence is up and so is bond market confidence.  Our military is now stronger than at any time in our history.  I could go on, but these are things you already know.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the second-ranking lawmaker in the House, said Wednesday that Democrats must discuss a last-ditch gambit to delay sending Articles of Impeachment to the Republican-controlled Senate to prevent it from summarily discarding the case against President Trump.

Politico reported that senior Democrat aides said the House was “very unlikely” to take the steps necessary to send the Articles to the Senate until at least early January.

“So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” Pelosi told reporters at a news conference just moments after the House charged Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. “That would’ve been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there,” she said.

If Pelosi holds onto the Articles of Impeachment, some Democrats hope it will put pressure on Mitch McConnell to negotiate the trial rules with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.  Its abundantly clear to this observer that House Democrats got hit over the head with a clue bat when they realized their tenacious hold on the process and the narrative of impeachment would end the moment the Articles go over to the Senate.

Any delay in transmitting the Articles will make this sham impeachment process look more political, not less.  Talk about being in a pickle.

Three-dimensional chess requires a higher understanding and mastery of politics, diplomacy and warfare that goes far beyond the comprehension of ordinary observers.

If Pelosi and her minions want to play hardball, Mitch McConnell could open the trial and then litigate subpoenas for Hunter Biden, Adam Schiff, Schiff’s staff, the whistleblower and the dirty cops at the FBI if he were inclined to be mischievous.  There goes their narrative and Trump challengers Pocahontas and Commie Sanders would be precluded from campaigning.   That would be a pity. [snicker]

Following a Trump rally in West Virginia in August of 2017, Charles Krauthammer made an appearance on Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight show.  Its relevant to what has been happening to this president for three years.  Krauthammer died ten months later.  He couldn’t know his warning would be prophetic.

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