Are the Democrat’s impeachment efforts motivated by fear of possibly losing a fair election to Trump and Republicans in 2020 due to a strong Trump economy? Columnist Cal Thomas thinks so.
Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a formal statement on the latest developments in the House’s impeachment hearing.
In her statement she calls “let the election decide” a “weak response” and “dangerous position.”
President Trump has tweeted in an apparent response:
Nancy Pelosi just stated that “it is dangerous to let the voters decide Trump’s fate.” @FoxNews In other words, she thinks I’m going to win and doesn’t want to take a chance on letting the voters decide. Like Al Green, she wants to change our voting system. Wow, she’s CRAZY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2019
Appearing on CNN last week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez implied that impeaching Trump was indeed about preventing Trump re-election in 2020.
“We also need to move quite quickly because we’re talking about the potential compromise of the 2020 elections. And so this is not just about something that has occurred; this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.”
Ocasio-Cortez says that Democrats' push for impeaching Trump is about uniting the different factions of the Democrat Party, adding: “this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.” pic.twitter.com/nVU93ug2ZF
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 14, 2019
Rep. Al Green similarly told a MSNBC host May 4 2019 that he was “concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected.”
In his Op-Ed for Fox News, Cal Thomas writes:
If you are in need of more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular (and isn’t current evidence sufficient?), you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings.
Reports have indicated the decision to replace “quid pro quo” with “bribery” when speaking of President Trump’s phone call to Ukraine’s president came from focus groups conducted in key battleground states. Among the questions asked of people was whether “quid pro quo,” “extortion” or “bribery” was the best description of the president’s alleged conduct. The groups found “bribery” to be the most descriptive and “damning.”
Armed with their talking points, Democrats at the House Intelligence Committee hearing, across the country and on TV programs, began using the word “bribery.” Listening to some of the montages compiled by conservative media is hilarious. It is straight out of “newspeak” in George Orwell’s novel, “1984,” which the author said was “designed to diminish the range of thought.”
This represents the death rattle of a party once known for promoting big ideas. Last week, the stock market achieved another record high, the Dow Jones Industrial Average topping 28,000, fattening the savings of current and future retirees.
While not everyone is invested in the market, when companies make money, they tend to hire more people. It is why unemployment is at record, or near record, lows and the number of employed at record highs. Anyone wanting a job can find one, if they are willing to accept an entry-level position and work hard to move up. Many companies offer education benefits to their employees.
Democrats are desperate to get rid of the president (though the Senate will never convict him), because one more term of prosperity, especially for minorities, who have mostly been tied to their party, could mean a shift in loyalty. If that shift in African-American voters from Democrat to Republican is even as small as 10 percent, Democrats would be doomed in 2020 and possibly beyond.
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