Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road?

Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road?
Are We on the Ramp to Impeachment Road?

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- After a stroke felled Woodrow Wilson during his national tour to save his League of Nations, an old rival, Sen. Albert Fall, went to the White House to tell the president, “I have been praying for you, Sir.”

To which Wilson is said to have replied, “Which way, Senator?”

Historians are in dispute as to whether Wilson actually said it.

But the acid retort came to mind on hearing that Nancy Pelosi, hours after accusing President Donald Trump of “engaging in a cover-up,” a felony, piously volunteered, “I pray for the president of the United States.”

For, by now, the hostile investigations of Trump by Pelosi's House are becoming too numerous to list.

Subpoenas have been issued to the IRS demanding Trump's tax returns. New York has enacted a law to gain access to Trump's state tax returns, to pass them on to the comrades on Capitol Hill. Democrats are not seeking these records for guidance on how to reform the tax code.

House committees want the files of his accountants. Subpoenas have been issued to lending institutions where Trump borrowed, such as Deutsche Bank, going back to the last century.

The Mueller investigation found that neither Trump nor anyone in his campaign colluded with the Russians in 2016. Yet that exoneration is insufficient for the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler. He wants public hearings with present and past White House aides under oath to put on a show trial for a national TV audience.

The euphemism for this swarm attack is “Congressional oversight of the executive.” And Trump is not wrong to see in it a conspiracy to bring down his presidency and impeach and remove him.

And if Trump believes, not without reason, that Pelosi's caucus is out to kill his presidency, should he cooperate with the co-conspirators or use all of the actual and latent powers of his office to repel them?

These are the alternatives the president faces.

Out in the Rose Garden, Trump declared there would be no further cooperation on a legislative agenda with Democrats until a halt is called to their investigations:

“I told Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, ‘I want to do infrastructure. I want to do it more than you want to do it. … But you can't do it under these circumstances. So get these phony investigations over with.'”

Where, then, are we headed?

To gridlock first, then almost surely down the impeachment road.

For if Trump continues to defy subpoenas and denounce those who issue them, and Pelosi cannot deliver on the Democrats' agenda, the louder will be the clamor of the Democratic base to remove Trump. At some point, Pelosi will have to go along or lose control of her rebellious caucus.

Consider Trump's immigration plan, which was introduced to no great enthusiasm among his supporters.

In April in Las Vegas, after 75,000 asylum seekers had crossed the U.S. border in February and 100,000 in March — an average of a million crossers a year — Trump declared:

“There is an emergency on our southern border. … It's a colossal surge and it's overwhelming our immigration system, and we can't let that happen. … We can't take you anymore. … Our country is full.”

But if the country is “full,” and we cannot stop the illegal crossings swamping the southern border, how can we take in and hand out green cards to another million legal immigrants every year?

What is the carrying capacity of a country whose debt is larger than its economy and whose social welfare system is overflowing with applicants?

Given the lukewarm reception among Republicans, the refusal of Democrats to back an immigration bill that does not put millions of undocumented migrants on a path to citizenship, and the animosity that has arisen between Trump and Pelosi, the bill seems stillborn.

Pelosi and her leadership in the House, it is said, do not want impeachment. They see it as a dead end. And understandably so.

For if the House holds hearings and fails to impeach, Democrats would be seen as impotent. And if they did impeach the president and the Senate swiftly acquitted him, House Democrats would be seen a having wasted their two years, only to make Trump a political martyr.

Still, as Emerson wrote, things are in the saddle and ride mankind.

The left and its media allies are demanding more subpoenas, and Trump is growing more defiant. And if Pelosi continues to argue that impeachment is not justified now, the anti-Trump sentiment in her party could turn against her.

The left's ultimatum: Lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Impeachment is how a democratic republic does regicide, the dethroning and beheading of a sovereign like England's Charles I.

For the left, Trump's fate is decided. The only lingering question is whether proceeding with impeachment now is premature for the progressives' cause in 2020.


Pat Buchanan

About Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

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    Rock
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    Rock

    Yeah, Kasich is a borderline RINO.

    Bob Koceja
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    Bob Koceja

    Shame on every Gun Owner who votes Democrat.

    Craig
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    Craig

    Actually, it all boils down to the Declaration of Independence and the Second Amendment. The American people, in a REPUBLIC, are an active part. They have a Right & Duty to control government by force if necessary. The PEOPLE are the masters, not the government. Cowardice, a common ailing in Americans, has kept them sedentary as un-Constitutional gun control laws are foisted on them and while government murders American citizens and allows wholesale invasion by illegals. Cowardly Americans sat, quietly, as government terrorists murdered and burned alive Americans in a Waco church. Cowardly Americans kneel and kiss the hand of… Read more »

    Heed the Call-up
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    Heed the Call-up

    The Democrats will not like the results of all of this. These politicians need to be removed from office for breach of oath. This is utterly disgraceful.

    Wake the F Up
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    Wake the F Up

    Correct.

    Sadly, that includes the complicit Republican Senate, along with the Thief in Chief, who has been violating his oath of office since day one.

    We need to be backing Bill Weld, to get an honest Republican back into the White House, instead of continuing to blindly defend criminals and opportunists who have done nothing for us. Defending Trump will ultimately result in a backlash that puts more gun grabbers in office at a time when we need to be strong, instead of aligning ourselves with liars, cheats and thieves who will ultimately weaken our cause.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Wake the, Can you explain your second sentence, please. I find it conclusory and lacking facts.

    Russ Williams
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    Russ Williams

    Worse than that, WB: Weld is a partisan in the worse sense: he thinks he is a Republican but his history suggests that he is an unreconstructed Democrat who thinks “progressive” legislative fantasies are inspired philosophy. We are very neRly midstream and our gallant steed is swimming strongly: do not hope to climb over to the flagging Nags to reach the further bank.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @RW, Wow, good to know! Thank you. I guess that says something about Wake Up.

    Don
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    Don

    Impeachment for who? Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi? Why? Maybe we could start with misappropriation of government funds? (the two years investigation that turned up NO wrongdoing) Obstruction of official business? (What has Congress done in those two years?) Slander? False statements? Aiding our enemies? Obstruction of National Security? (Immigration reform). And the list goes on and on.
    Maybe its time for Term Limits for all, not just the President!

    Nicks87
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    Nicks87

    Impeachment for what? High crimes and misdemeanors? Where, when? Sorry, I’m not even sure why this is a debate. If CNN, MSNBC, etc weren’t owned and run by liberals we wouldn’t be talking about this.

    Wake the F Up
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    Wake the F Up

    Yes. Impeachment for high crimes and misdemeanors: • rampant violations of the Emoluments Clause (high crime) • 10 plus counts of Obstruction of Justice related to the initial investigations (high crimes) — we’re now up to over 1000 current and former federal prosecutors who have stated that without the cover of the • additional counts of obstruction related to Congressional investigations (high crimes) • multiple felony violations of campaign finance laws (high crimes) • complete disdain and disregard for federal and constitutional law (We don’t elect Kings — Presidential power has limits, and requirements to abide by legal standards) • failure… Read more »

    Longhaired Redneck
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    Longhaired Redneck

    John Kasich, please? Even if most of your post had any sort of factual content (it doesn’t), your statement that John Kasich is pro 2nd Amendment, would render it laughable.

    Charles Moore
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    Charles Moore

    Trey Gowdy! (?)

    Craig
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    Craig

    “Wake the F up”, EVERYTHING you copied & posted is directly from lies posted in Mother Jones. You post lies to make us laugh at your ignorance.
    I realize you are a basement dweller and believe that communism, under the Hildabeast, would give you everything for free, but you are just stupid and lazy.
    Crawl away, ignorant Canuck commie-wannabe, and leave the Americans alone.

    I laugh at your lies & ignorance.

    Wake the F Up
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    Wake the F Up

    Really? Mother Jones has a rating of TICs track record on 2A issues? Thanks, so much, for enlightening us on that. I’m sure the rest of us would never have guessed… Kasich, while Governor of Ohio, signed off on a host of improvements in the CCW laws. If he was an anti- he’d have vetoed them. I’m sure it’s clear to the literate which of us is the ignorant one here. Try actually *reading* Muller’s report, instead of rotting your brain listening to the Echo Chamber of Hannity, and the other opportunistic non-journalistic pundits on Fox. Shepard Smith is hardly… Read more »

    LT9er
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    LT9er

    WtFU, THANK YOU for your excellent post! Facts mean nothing to the brainwashed Foxbots here, even when the facts slap them in the face and are strangling them to death. Nevertheless, we need way more knowledgable and fearless posters to shine a light on the staggering ignorance of these un-American morons.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @WtFU, Yes, I can see that you are the right person to lead the rebellion when Trump is elected next time. The timing would be perfect and millions of thoughtful Democrats would rise up to support you. Millions would spontaneously leave their homes to join your ranks. You can’t lose. You could declare yourself HMWIC. History is calling you.

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @ Wtfu It is so nice for a crack pot to have a place he can rock on his keyboard and spout all the BS you have gained from the snowflake crowd. You are totally without merit and Trump is at fault for Cuomo? Give me a break.Your two choices for 2020 in the republican party would be the worse of anything the democrats can offer. Let’s say DeBlasio would be more popular than either of these two. On a more authentic note, there has to be an impeachable offence before you can impeach anyone. Some one needs to spell… Read more »

    Country Boy
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    Country Boy

    Fuck RINO wannabe democrat John kasich. he’s much too unworthy. His record sucks. WTFU has to be a liberal socialist progressive marxist/democrat troll. Mod should get him gone for lying.

    Rock
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    Rock

    I have allot of family that live in Ohio, they have lived there for generations. NONE are behind Kasich, he is notably sneaky and he has done very little to help (actually HELP) gun owners. No, Kasich is a HUGE ZERO ! Ohioans can finally buy the Shockwave shotguns in the state, the sometime thinkers in power have finally granted the O.K. that should have NEVER been a question.