If Republicans Just Sit Back And Watch, The Democrats Will Destroy Themselves On The Impeachment Issue
I don’t know that I’m fully qualified to predict what will be said years from now about the current impeachment controversies surrounding Donald Trump, but I would hazard a guess that high schoolers studying this period of American history will be nothing short of perplexed and dumbfounded. In fact, I fully expect them to gaze into their textbooks with looks of bewilderment and ask their teachers, “Did this really happen? Are you freaking kidding me?”
Despite the fact that the Democrats — in conjunction with the leftwing media and liberal talking heads — have only tried to expedite their attacks against the president, they’ve still managed to accomplish absolutely nothing and now find themselves in the rather awkward position of having to build an entire case based on hearsay and emotion. This has obviously been an utter failure. For weeks, we’ve watched as these buffoons — Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, and their ilk — have desperately reached for some vague semblance of validity in their assertions and claims, only to come up empty-handed every single time. We’ve now arrived at a point of laughable absurdity. One would think the entire Democrat Party in Washington, and any American who claims to be a Democrat, would be suffering from an overwhelming case of embarrassment.
Surprisingly, however, they’ve been content to plunge right along with their harebrained theories, silly attacks, and dimwitted schemes, hoping to mask their lack of evidence and simply establish an impeachment case against the president based solely on their hatred and dislike of him. Rather than bring forth any credible proof of criminal conduct or wrongdoing, they conjured up a couple of so-called “fact witnesses,” who turned out to have no facts at all and no credible witness testimony, and assumed that this would somehow be enough to nail Trump to the wall. The only problem was that the witnesses just wound regurgitating even more rumors and unsubstantiated claims, all of which amounted to something like “Yeah I heard from my coworker one time that Trump did something bad, because he heard about it from his veterinarian, who heard about it from his dentist, who heard about it from his mechanic, who heard about it from his daughter’s dance instructor, who heard about it from her one-eyed uncle, who talks to his pet iguana about how much he hates Donald Trump.”
Of course, the transcript of the July 25 call between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine revealed no illegal or improper conduct, a fact that was even agreed upon by both political parties in Washington. Naturally this didn’t matter to three of the four law professors who comprised the House Judiciary Committee’s witnesses. It quickly became apparent that they were hellbent on impeaching the president at all costs and that their political prejudices were at the root of their disdain for Trump. One of them apparently despises the president so much that whenever she happens upon a Trump building or piece of real estate, she must avert her eyes and cross the street. I’m not exactly sure what she was even trying to convey. I guess the sight of a Trump hotel is so utterly offensive to her that it might cause her physical pain. Is that actually possible? I don’t know. Whatever.
Anyway, the liberal movement to impeach the president has been forced into hyper speed largely because they have no evidence, no witnesses, and no validity. They’re hoping to pull a fast one over the eyes of the American people, but this circus is going to collapse eventually, even as Democrats like Nadler and Pelosi continue to offer Trump the opportunity to appear in front of the impeachment inquiry committee. Trump has been prudent in refusing to be a pawn in their ridiculous game and to instead focus on more important things like the economy, the job market, and foreign relations. Besides, if indeed the impeachment proceedings wind up landing in the Senate at some point, it will be far more impartial, unbiased, and legitimate.
So, to any conservatives out there who are worried that this thing actually has a chance in succeeding, let me say this: It won’t. And even if they do manage to impeach Trump, it will only get him reelected. Either way, the Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot and damaging the country in the process. They’ll annihilate their own Party because of their twisted obsession with this issue and my kids will one day look back on it all and wonder just what exactly everyone was thinking. Or not thinking, as the case may be.
This should certainly be nominated for an immediate induction into the Dumb Decisions Hall of Fame. Twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate and all-around utterly annoying human being Hillary Rodham Clinton recently made a guest appearance on The Howard Stern Show. While that alone is, in and of itself, a really dumb thing to do, the purpose of the appearance was far more asinine. It quickly became clear that our favorite amnesiac liberal wasn’t actually there to promote one of her ridiculously phony books. I say “phony” because random text thrown together by staff researchers and vomited onto pages by ghostwriters to help her and Chelsea land interviews and speaking engagements does not constitute a “book” in my, well, book.
Anyway, it seems Hillary was there for something else entirely: to market herself. Once on the air, she quickly dropped any indication that she wanted to chat about publications at all — hers or otherwise. According to New York Post writer and editor Maureen Callahan, this might as well have been Clinton’s “biggest hint yet that she’s mulling a 2020 presidential run.” After all, Clinton did turn down Stern’s offer to appear on his program back in 2016, a decision which some analysts believe was a costly mistake as Stern’s show allows for guests to be relaxed, open, conversational, genuine, personable, and authentic for an extended period of time in a casual interview setting with a studio audience. In other words, it helps them to appear more human. And it’s no secret that ‘ole Hill could use all the help she can get when it comes to being seen as personable and likable. Stern is no miracle-worker though.
The problem, of course, is that appearing on a well-known shock jock’s national TV program isn’t going to change anything about Hillary or how people perceive her. No one is going to suddenly think she’s “cool” or “hip” or “relevant” because she hung out with Howard Stern. She’s thrown herself in front of the American people already, twice, and they rejected her, twice. Now, she’s doing the same thing again, just in different formats and venues in the desperate hope that this will cause people to want her to run a third time. It’s almost like she’s standing on a giant soapbox before the entire country and screaming as loud as she possibly can, “I’m here, America! Remember me? It’s me, Hillary! I’m back! I would really love to run for president again, so please ask me to run!” It’s a rather sad, pathetic, and somewhat bewildering spectacle to behold — sort of like seeing a car accident and not being able to look away. Obviously, she’s curious as to how she would fair in the presidential polls and stack up against Trump, Sanders, Biden, and others.
The ironic hilarity is that — for the 65 million people who once voted for her on the national level — she now only has the support of a handful of late-night TV personalities, a few Hollywood celebrities, and every Republican. No Democrat with any amount of gray matter between their ears would ask her to run because they are unequivocally aware of how much it would ultimately benefit President Trump and the Republican Party in the end. She would practically guarantee another Trump victory, so much so that most conservatives would honestly be thrilled to see her reenter the race.
The Democrat Party is keenly aware that Hillary bombed the first two times around. Democratic financiers and pledge supporters hate her because her abysmal failure resulted in the Trump presidency. She was given a practically perfect open road to the White House, loads of campaign cash, an endless amount of media coverage and book deals, hoards of sycophantic adorning fans, the full approval of Barack Obama, and she was still obliterated in the end by a total political neophyte all because the vast majority of Americans simply don’t like her. She remained embroiled in legal scandal and controversy throughout the duration of her campaign; she repeatedly gave uninteresting and disappointing speeches; she never connected with Gen Z and the Millennials; and she never seemed to be able to precisely articulate just exactly why anyone should vote for her other than “I’m entitled to this” and “Trump sucks.”
So, will Hillary run? Who knows. I personally doubt it. At this point, it absolutely looks like she’s at least considering it and she’s networking in such a way that would indicate a future campaign. But, in all reality, it would be nearly impossible for her to muster up a stable campaign this late in the game, much less get herself on the ballots in places like California, where the deadlines are rapidly approaching or closing, which is why she truly needs to cut her losses and quit now. This is all likely nothing more than smoke and mirrors designed to land more pointless TV interviews, dull speaking engagements, and bogus book contracts, all while stirring up Democratic political talk and drama. Do us all a favor, Hill, and take your cue to exit before you damage your Party any more than you already have.
This is probably just all wishful thinking on my part though. I’m sure at some point, she’ll reinsert herself into political stupidity. It seems to be the one thing she’s good at these days. The only thing, really.
On Being Thankful From The Pit
Gratitude hasn’t always been my natural, go-to response.
My parents raised me to thank God for everything I have, but oftentimes I found myself far more focused on my hardships, adversities, and irritations. As you might imagine, this was particularly true during my college years when my childhood Epilepsy returned and forever altered the dynamics of my day-to-day life. There were countless moments when the resentment of not being allowed to drive or live on my own would cause me to erupt in fits of rage or anger — even amongst my own family. To this day, I regret each and every rash word spoken so hastily out of bitterness and exasperation. I know how much my behavior was capable of wounding my parents who were only doing their best to help me in any and every way that they could.
When I had a series of seizures that triggered a months-long battle with eating and weight loss, I was plunged further into a pit of discouragement, anxiety, and confusion. Where was God? How could He allow this to happen? Seizures and driving handicaps were bad enough, but now I was fighting neuropsychological issues surrounding food consumption as well. Nothing about this seemed right. Nothing about it seemed fair. To say that it was “frustrating” would be the understatement of a lifetime. For an on-the-go college student with a “conquer the world” attitude having my independency stripped away was enough to inspire me to punch a few walls and say a some choice words.
Of course, focusing on my miseries only left me feeling all the more miserable.
Thankfulness As A Weapon
I’ve since learned that counting my blessings — and being grateful for what I do have — ushers in an entirely new perspective on the circumstances, issues, or even people I might normally view as frustrations and annoyances. When I started focusing more on the incredible things with which God had blessed me — a loving and supportive family, great friends, a good church, reliable income, grace and salvation, the promise of Eternity with Jesus Christ — everything once deemed frustrating faded to nothingness. It was like going to war with my frustrations and defeating them all in one fell swoop. They were no more. I felt far more content despite the fact that the difficulties, tensions, and hardships were still present.
The very act of being thankful points our souls to a God who commands us Himself to “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) because it is “the will of God in Christ Jesus.” He expects us to exude thankfulness even when we’re frustrated; even when we’re discouraged; even when we find ourselves in the deepest and darkest depths of the pit. In fact, there’s another command in Colossians 3:16-17:
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
And yet another from the Psalmist:
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” — Psalm 100:4
When we exercise this level of thankfulness — focusing more on Christ and His goodness and glory than our own circumstances or petty frustrations — we can overwhelm and vanquish the Enemy and change our entire perspective. Why bother worrying about the aggravating situations and people in our lives when life and all that we have and are in Christ is so much bigger?
The Gratitude That Supersedes Everything
Thanksgiving is spectacularly healthy and overwhelmingly refreshing for our souls. “It is good [for us] to give thanks to the Lord.” (Psalm 92:1) I never would’ve chosen this path for my life, and there are many problems in and around me that I would love to solve, but God has a reason for them all. And although there are those who might say my current circumstances are dismal and depressing, I know I can be excited about what the future holds because I’m held, loved, and led by the God who is continually writing my future and faith. (Hebrews 12:2)
And that fact alone is powerful enough to conquer, destroy, overwhelm, and overpower any spiritual force of darkness Satan can conjure up, much less a difficult trial, circumstance, or petty annoyance. So be happy. Be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving.
Unless you’ve spent the last several weeks hiding in the remote wilderness, you’re probably aware by now that Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee — which seems to be lacking in intelligence these days — have desperately been trying to convince voters that President Trump is reckless, dangerous, and altogether deluded. Of course, Democrats have been using these sort of adjectives to describe Trump since long before he was even elected. And yet, they haven’t been able to prove that he is any of these things or, more importantly, that he has actually committed any sort of impeachable crime. But that hasn’t stopped them from making complete idiots of themselves on national television.
Ironically, much of the media coverage of the hearings has had little to do with the so-called “impeachable offenses” leveled against Trump by the Dems. This should really come as no surprise. The liberal movement has capitalized on turning everything into a circus act in order to distract from the real issues at hand. It’s a common move taken straight from their political playbook. One would think the Democrats would be better at playing this game by now, but sadly they’re just as incompetent as ever. Today, I watched in amusement as Fiona Hill — British-born American foreign affairs specialist and a supposed expert on Russia with a testimony that was guaranteed to be “explosive” — did nothing more than blather on endlessly about her objection to Trump’s foreign policy, all while failing miserably to present any real evidence of “collusion,” “bribery” or anything that would be worth removing Trump from office. So much for the mind-blowing testimony and incontrovertible evidence.
Just as equally embarrassing and absurd was U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s testimony, which echoed Hill’s disapproval of Trump’s foreign policy (this time with Ukraine), yet contained zero evidence that the President offered American military aid in exchange for an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden. In the end, Sondland seemed to admit that he didn’t even believe Trump cared about the investigation at all, which must’ve left millions of Americans wondering: Why are we even holding these impeachment hearings in the first place? I’m sure President Trump — who’s been busy rebuilding our economy and creating jobs — is wondering the same thing.
Of course, it’s easy for me to sit here at my desk in south Alabama and armchair this whole thing. It’s easy for me to say that nothing is going on. But, I’m not naive. This is politics. This is Washington. Something dramatic could have indeed happened behind the scenes. However, from everything we’ve seen, heard, and been presented with, it does not at this time appear that anything illegal or impeachable occurred. That’s what matters. Even if the President did in fact arrange a covert investigation into a political opponent, you’d be hard pressed to find any evidence of this. Moreover, the question would still remain: Is it impeachment worthy or merely a dishonest and improper decision?
Regardless of what you think, one thing remains certain: The entire spectacle is immersed in so much political discord and bias that the vast majority of Americans will simply be content to tune out the noise and maintain whatever position they’ve held since the beginning. And no amount of hearings, inquiries, discussions, meetings, or investigations is likely to change that.
As I approach the ripe old age of 34 next February, I have begun to notice myself more frequently annoyed by things that I apparently had no idea existed in our deranged society. For example: Television commercials that are intensely louder than the show itself. Seriously, is this a new problem or have I just been oblivious my entire life?
Also, plastic packaging that is next to impossible to open, despite being encased around some of the cheapest, most inexpensive, and altogether useless things ever made on the planet. I can only assume that this is some psychopath’s idea of a sick joke.
And, as someone who works full-time in the digital space for a living, the phony ‘X’ on Internet advertisements that is so small there’s no way you could possibly click it or tap it with any accuracy, so you have no choice but to click the ad itself before you can navigate or access the actual website. I feel as though I’m being taunted by this ‘X’ and I do not like that.
But, perhaps nothing runs the risk of turning me into a grumpy curmudgeon more than watching my fellow millennials be utterly duped by the ideologies of communism and socialism. There’s just something about the blind ignorance that really bugs me. According to a recently released survey from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC), 70 percent of millennials now say that they are likely to vote for a socialist. One in three said that they have a rather favorable view of communism. And if that’s not enough good news, positive perspectives on capitalism have also dropped to a near all-time low among my generation.
VOC Executive Director Marion Smith said, “The historical amnesia about the dangers of communism and socialism is on full display in this year’s report.”
Yeah. No kidding.
Considering most millennials get their news from sites like BuzzFeed or whatever they happen to read on Facebook, it’s not all that surprising to see them embracing governmental systems that have killed more people historically than the Black Plague. However, we can’t lay all of the blame on the Internet. At some point our society stopped prioritizing the most basic and fundamental need to educate young people about history. We gave up on our own dedication and responsibility to ingrain truth into the hearts and minds of students of all ages, choosing instead to throw the history class curriculums out the window in favor of political indoctrination sessions. Are we really all that surprised then to find millennials thinking that communism is “like, a totally sweet idea, bro?”
Try as I might, I just can’t seem to find anything sweet, epic, cool, fun, fashionable, trendy, or woke about any of the following:
And that’s just the beginning. You see, communism and socialism are like those college frat parties your mother warned you to never attend, but you did anyway. They might look and sound great from the outside, but when you’re wrenching your guts out the next morning, you find yourself instantly regretting the decision to ever go in the first place. Then, for some odd reason, you’re back at the same party next month, drinking the same alcoholic sludge that nearly killed you the first time. How easily and quickly we forget.
I last wrote about millennials back in August. Perhaps you remember. We were struggling with loneliness and isolation. Now we’re embracing communism and socialism. I'm not sure what happened within the span of three months, but I know one thing: Nothing about the communistic or socialistic regimes will solve your personal issues, much less the problems facing our nation. History has proven it over and over again. If you don’t believe me, pick up some accurate history textbooks and find out for yourself.