So, How Will Impeachment Play Out?

2019 December 19
by bc3b

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Will it be successful … or will it blow up in the Democrats’ faces?

Interesting fact: everyone in this photo is either from New York or California

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  1. 2019 December 19 3:56 am
    bc3b permalink

    In addition to the “You’re not voting for ______________; you’re voting for Nancy Pelosi” that I suggested yesterday in red districts, I would also suggest that the NRCC produce a commercial starting out with a photo of the actual candidate with a voice-over mentioning liberal positions with the video morphing into a very haggard Nancy Pelosi taken just before Botox treatment.

  2. 2019 December 19 3:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    As my late mother used to say, “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.”

  3. 2019 December 19 4:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    As Slow Joe Biden would say, “Stand up Gerry.” Nadler may actually be taller lying down than standing up. The guy to the left of Schitt may actually be embalmed.

  4. 2019 December 19 7:28 am
    justrand permalink

    I think Trump is going to use this sham “impeachment” to beat the Dems like a drum.

  5. 2019 December 19 7:30 am
    justrand permalink

    btw, the best part of the SNL skit Impeachment proceedings was when Swampster Nancy shushed those Dems who were starting to cheer the results.

    Pretty hilarious, actually. It’s the same look all of our moms gave us if we farted at the dinner table while Grace was being said. 🙂

  6. 2019 December 19 8:17 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    “the best part of the SNL skit Impeachment proceedings was when Swampster Nancy shushed those Dems who were starting to cheer the results”

    They’ve had other similar events.
    Didn’t the McGovern nomination involve cheering for North Vietnam? And I don’t recall exact details but seems to me they’ve banned the word “God” from time to time. The

  7. 2019 December 19 8:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    Michigan appears to be Trump’s “go to” state. He finished his campaign by blitzing Michigan, ending with a midnight rally in Grand Rapids. Whenever he wants a big boisterous crowd, he zeros in on West Michigan. It was cold in Battle Creek yesterday (17 degree high).

  8. 2019 December 19 8:40 am
    drdog09 permalink


    He goes to MI to face a challenger. He bet Al Gore who could last the longest in shorts and hawaiian shirt. Problem is Al never shows.

  9. 2019 December 19 9:09 am
    bc3b permalink

    Trump likes the Rust Belt because it was the part of the country that switched from blue to red (except for Illinois and Minnesota) enabling his election. The change in Michigan’s economy in the past 10 years has been nothing short of phenomenal. Illinois, on the other hand, is losing jobs and residents and has major budgetary problems (particularly related to public employee pensions). Unlike Illinois, Michigan has enough votes outstate to offset its most populous city/county. Also, Michigan’s blue collar workers, while they may be unionized, have a history of turning on the Democrats (going back to Reagan Democrat days). With John James running for the senate in 2020 and record low black unemployment, Trump may be able to make major inroads in the black community.

  10. 2019 December 19 9:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #6 –

    That was 2012 when the Dems booed God. Romney ignored it. Trump would have used it to his advantage.

    Comparing the Republicans to the Big 10 (14?). The establishment Republicans are like Rutgers, just happy that a few people showed up and don’t want to get sweaty. Trump Republicans are like Ohio State. They don’t just want to beat you; they want to humiliate you.

  11. 2019 December 19 9:22 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Thanks, bc3b. Good memory!

    The Trump rally was in Justin Amash’s district? Heh.

    And this:
    Lefties are up in arms against Trump for saying Dingell is looking up from Hell.

    John Dingell
    On behalf of so many of my fellow veterans:
    Please take two running jumps and go to hell, Mr. Trump.

  12. 2019 December 19 9:40 am
    justrand permalink

    the author is talking about Sweden, but his scenario could easily translate to America. There WILL a spark somewhere, sometime. If Trump isn’t President at the beginning of 2021 (for whatever reason), then the “spark” will come sooner, rather than later.

    p.s., it may soon be time to watch this movie again…

  13. 2019 December 19 9:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    WaPo reporter sends tweet with photo of her and peers celebrating “Merry Impeachmas” and says it’s not what we think:

  14. 2019 December 19 9:44 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal –

    Yes, Battle Creek is in MI-3. I didn’t realize Battle Creek isn’t in the same congressional district as Kalamazoo, which is about 20 miles farther west on I-94. The primary city in MI-3 is Grand Rapids, about 50 miles northwest of Battle Creek.

  15. 2019 December 19 10:22 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Great Branco cartoon!
    I used to see them all the time at LegalInsurrection blog but drifted away due to NeverTrumper “ragspierre” pooping on every thread with his comments.

  16. 2019 December 19 11:12 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    A comment from the JustOneMinute blog. I think this is right. Until Repubs (or a successor Party) fights for the People, Dems will just ratchet things without fear.

    “When it came time to pass Obamacare a partyline vote was required. Kennedy croaked before the Senate could get er done. So the Senate gutted a languishing Veteran’s Bill, replaced it with the unrelated House language of Obamacare and passed a tax spending Bill illegally from the Senate. This was followed up with a pile of reconciliation efforts to force every bit of the nightmare on us. SCOTUS balked at the chance to save the republic and a multiyear scam that gave a blank check to the HHS Secretary, who, as a result of the scheme, controls 1/6 of the economy.

    Pelosi took the heat and teapartiers threw her out. HOORAY!! but the scheme continued unabated.”

  17. 2019 December 19 11:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #17 –

    What Establishment Republicans (and many Democrats) don’t realize is the same thing Labour didn’t realize last week when its @$$ was kicked from London to Lancaster: party demographics have changed dramatically within the past 50 years. Republicans and the Tories are now the parties of the working class while they were once the exclusive domain of Democrats and Labour.

    Something the GOP may discover in 2020 is that it may be easier to convert working class blacks than supposedly intellectual white social justice warriors. What’s better for blacks: a supposed racissst and more job opportunities than ever before or a black president with record black unemployment?

    One thing Establishment Republicans don’t seem to have picked up from Trump is that you can only be successful if you stand up and fight for what you believe in. The more you try to appease the left, the greater their demands will be.

  18. 2019 December 19 1:40 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “One thing Establishment Republicans don’t seem to have picked up from Trump is that you can only be successful if you stand up and fight for what you believe in. The more you try to appease the left, the greater their demands will be.”

    No truer words there. I have said for a long time here that the GOP needs to develop an urban strategy. In the meantime I think the Unions are up for grabs as well. (except NEA) Rank and file are behind Trump cuz they see it in their paychecks. Getting their leadership to be more flexible as long as there is some union growth may in fact provide an even larger voting pool for the GOP.

  19. 2019 December 19 3:04 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The rank and file not only see it in their paycheck but also in job creation. I have to believe that an autoworker in Detroit is happy when he/she sees good paying jobs being created for other blue collar workers across the country (and feels a little safer about his/her own job).

  20. 2019 December 19 5:23 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    This is juicy.

    If Pelosi does bill to the senate for a trial to occur consider the timeline. If they start in January, and they do conduct a complete trial…. That puts Biden and Warren stuck 6 weeks, 6 days a week as a juror and cannot speak or campaign. And NH primary is when citizens??

  21. 2019 December 19 6:01 pm
    Eph permalink


    Awful timing for Biden.

    Iowa is Feb 3.

  22. 2019 December 19 7:57 pm
    justrand permalink

  23. 2019 December 20 7:46 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    This will give you the creeps but not surprise you.
    The data available to NYT reporters was less detailed than is available to Federal officials

    In one case, we observed a change in the regular movements of a Microsoft engineer. He made a visit one Tuesday afternoon to the main Seattle campus of a Microsoft competitor, Amazon. The following month, he started a new job at Amazon. It took minutes to identify him as Ben Broili, a manager now for Amazon Prime Air, a drone delivery service

  24. 2019 December 20 7:47 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    If Dems succeed tyranny will follow.
    ITEM 1: The Washington Times reported, “An Iowa man who was found guilty of lighting a local church’s LGBTQ flag on fire was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison Wednesday.

    “Adolfo Martinez, 30, was found guilty last month of a hate crime, third-degree harassment and reckless use of fire after admitting to police in June that he stole a pride banner hanging outside the Ames United Church of Christ and set it on fire using lighter fluid about two blocks away outside the Dangerous Curves Gentleman’s Club, The Des Moines Register reported.”

    The story also said, “Mr. Martinez was sentenced to 15 years for the hate crime charge, one year for reckless use of fire and 30 days for harassment, all of which will be served consecutively, the Associated Press reported.”

    We live in a country where you cannot jail someone for burning the American flag, but you can give someone 15 years for burning a gay one.

  25. 2019 December 20 8:16 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal – Unbelievable!!! A black teen kills an elderly white person in the “knock out game” and it isn’t considered a hate crime, but tacking on 15 years for this. How is it permissible to burn a US flag, but not a gay pride flag? Of course, he did steal the flag.

    LGBTQ+++ is a close #2 behind Muslims in terms of protected classes.

    I notice the local college (Oakland University) is having a pride night theme at one of its basketball games, just like most MLB and minor league teams do.

  26. 2019 December 20 9:26 am
    justrand permalink

    Jim, re. #25, it is worth asking (rhetorically) if we are in a Civil War?? The answer, of course, is YES…but the shooting just hasn’t started yet.

    Another example:

  27. 2019 December 20 11:03 am

    A comment from the JustOneMinute blog. I think this is right. Until Repubs (or a successor Party) fights for the People, Dems will just ratchet things without fear.

    I think this is correct as well. McConnell almost never plays hardball back so fully expect if there is a way to lose the advantage and initiative here, he’ll find it.

    21 – What really makes you think they’ll even bother being around in the senate except for the final vote, very easy for them given what’s already be done to say no such ‘jury’ restriction exists in the Constitution.

  28. 2019 December 20 11:16 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #27 –

    The older I get the more convinced I am that the wrong side won the first Civil War.

  29. 2019 December 20 12:58 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  30. 2019 December 20 1:02 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Hmm, pretty small.
    The bumper sticker says “Who the F is GRETA?” with 2 pigtails dangling from the trunk.

  31. 2019 December 20 1:13 pm
    justrand permalink

    I went out and read the editorial at “Christianity Today” that posits that Donald Trump should be removed from office.

    The author notes that:

    ==> “Let’s grant this to the president: The Democrats have had it out for him from day one, and therefore nearly everything they do is under a cloud of partisan suspicion. This has led many to suspect not only motives but facts in these recent impeachment hearings. And, no, Mr. Trump did not have a serious opportunity to offer his side of the story in the House hearings on impeachment.”

    My response: DUH!

    Then the author says this:

    ==> “Trump’s evangelical supporters have pointed to his Supreme Court nominees, his defense of religious liberty, and his stewardship of the economy, among other things, as achievements that justify their support of the president.”

    My response: Yup. And there’re a lot of other reasons that Christians, evangelical or not, support him. We also applaud his defense of the LIFE of babies still in the womb!!!

    But then the author claims that:

    “But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents.”

    My response: OBJECTION!! Assumes facts absolutely NOT in evidence! That why the Democrats in the House watered down their “Articles” to Obstructing Congress (of all things) and a nebulous “Abuse of Power”. Did the author of this hit piece even READ the transcript, or listen to ANY of the testimony???

    I was getting madder and madder until I saw this:
    The Washington Post calls Christianity Today, “evangelicalism’s flagship magazine”; The New York Times describes it as a “mainstream evangelical magazine”.

    NOW I know who backs them…and why ignoring them is the best thing any of us can do!

    Oh, and they endorsed HILLARY CLINTON in 2016. Game-Set-Match.

  32. 2019 December 20 2:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Jim, 25,

    Its worse than you think.

    They are giving him 15yrs for a thought crime. There was no person involved per the article. We have now transcended from hate of a person, to hate of a thought. Damn scary.

  33. 2019 December 20 3:03 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Thats the defined protocol of the Senate rules for impeachment. Adherence will be on McConnell. If he starts flinging censure orders or not will determine if they toe the line.

  34. 2019 December 20 3:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Here’s VA Guv’s solution:

    I think the VA underground may have other ideas.

  35. 2019 December 20 3:17 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Only a Twitter post, I didn’t check online for confirmation. But … interesting!

    Charlie Savage
    FISA Court news: Judge Rosemary Collyer, who I am told has health issues, will step down early as presiding judge & Chief Justice Roberts has tapped Judge James Boasberg to take over that role in the new year. (Collyer will apparently remain a FISA judge; her term ends in March.)

  36. 2019 December 20 3:29 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Should be a moot point. The whole FISA system needs to be abolished. Just rearranging the deck chairs again.

  37. 2019 December 20 4:27 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Question: How the F can you have a hate crime that isn’t directed against a person?

  38. 2019 December 20 4:49 pm

    30 – lmao.
    34 – House changes the rules to suit themselves, senate can do the same is my point, fire with fire.
    38 – yup, one big joke, the Roberts selected replacements an Obama judge. So that’s the end of that internal investigation to the extent there ever was going to be even a faux one.

  39. 2019 December 20 6:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Judge rips the city of Jackson apart on an illegal tax.

  40. 2019 December 20 10:55 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Feel safer now? — — NY green light law just went into effect. Blocks ICE and CBP access to NY records.

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