Saturday, January 11, 2020

Power For Its Own Sake

From The Hill:
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) re-assumed her position of power, her daughter Alexandra affectionately said of her mother: “She’ll cut your head off and you won’t even know you’re bleeding.” That can literally happen in some third-world “democracies.” America’s rule-of-law culture, however, requires that political assassinations be bloodless. Media-driven  criminal investigations and character assassinations are the weapons of choice. Both have failed to take down President Trump.

However reluctantly, Pelosi has acquiesced to the third-world instincts of her socialist-trending party. A master of tactics, but not strategy, Pelosi undoubtedly has been war-gaming different scenarios. Consider the following possibilities.

 The morning after the late-night impeachment, professor Noah Feldman argued in Bloomberg that a president is not impeached until the Senate receives the articles. Feldman had testified against Trump via invitation from Pelosi’s staff, so why would he construct an ostensibly pro-Trump argument? It was an argument easily deconstructed by professor Jonathan Turley. Feldman was dissembling. Was he floating for Pelosi a negotiated, Nixon-like resignation that would avoid the stain of impeachment? Or, something else?

Pelosi surely did not suppose such a tactic would succeed with Trump. But that doesn’t matter.  The point is tactical dissonance designed to knock Trump off balance. As Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) told an MSNBC interviewer, Pelosi has been deceiving Trump and using principles from Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” for “complete control of Donald Trump’s mind.” (Read more.)

From Sara Carter:
 “None of us understand what Pelosi is doing,” said a senior Republican congressional aide. “It seems like even Democrats don’t get it. The delay pushes impeachment closer to the Iowa caucuses, it makes impeachment look less urgent than Pelosi claimed, it sucks media attention away from issues she’d rather focus on, and it kills whatever momentum the Democrats had. So we’re left scratching our heads at this point.”

Further, her tactic to delay sending the impeachment articles have come under harsh criticism and some are questioning if the resolution is just another tactic to delay the impeachment trial. She said in her letter that she is “very proud of the courage and patriotism exhibited by our House Democratic Caucus as we support and defend the Constitution.” (Read more.)

More HERE.


julygirl said...

The hypocrisy of the statement ' and defend the Constitution..' has become very tiresome to hear repeated over and over by Nancy and her pathetic henchmen. We ignorant Deplorables know good and well that her tactics are to get President Trump out of office and keep him out.

elena maria vidal said...

Nancy cares about supporting and defending the constitution as much as she cares about unborn babies.

julygirl said...

The Dems never dreamed they would be put in this position because they were certain Hillary would become President and they would be able to continue their corrupt money making businesses.