Nancy Pelosi thinks she’s on top of the world right now. In fact, she believes she can take down Donald Trump.
Oh how the truth escapes her! She just played right into the hands of the GOP.
Thus, we begin the downward spiral of the left. Democrats finally passed their impeachment articles to the Senate. Thanks mostly to pressure from their own party. Pelosi even gloated when she named Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler as managers for the hearings. But Pelosi won’t get the last laugh.
In fact, Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump will share that last laugh. Mark my words.
As Fox News reports:
Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley laid out a sweeping indictment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arguing that her impeachment strategy backfired and gave Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the upper hand.
“The delay now seems largely driven by a desire to preserve the image of Pelosi as a master strategist despite a blunder of the first order,” Turley wrote in a column titled, “Pelosi’s Blunder: How the House Destroyed its Own Case for Impeachment.
His comments came as Pelosi prepared to transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate, roughly a month after the House approved them. She initially withheld them in an apparent attempt to draw concessions from McConnell. On Wednesday she announced the seven lawmakers who will serve as impeachment managers to prosecute the case against the president at his Senate trial.
“There was no reason why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would make concessions to get an impeachment that he loathed,” Turley wrote.
Turley similarly suggested that Pelosi pushed impeachment out of “vanity” and would pay a “high price” for doing so.
Pelosi Got Played
Let’s face it. Pelosi just got played. She should have listened to her gut instinct. The one that told her impeachment was a bad idea. Instead, she caved to peer pressure. And now, the Democrats will face their biggest defeat in history.
“The fact is that Pelosi played into the hands of McConnell by first rushing this impeachment forward with an incomplete record and now giving him the excuse to summarily change the rules, or even to dismiss the articles,” he said.
“Waiting for the House to submit a list of managers was always a courtesy extended by Senate rules and not a requirement of the Constitution. By inappropriately withholding the articles of impeachment and breaking with tradition, Pelosi simply gave McConnell ample reason to exercise the “nuclear option” and change the rules on both majority voting as well as the rule for the start of trials. That is a high price to pay for vanity.”
On Twitter, Turley also derided a presser in which Pelosi announced her list of impeachment managers for the Senate’s trial.
“Speaker Pelosi’s statement that ‘time has been our friend’ is bizarre,” Turley tweeted. “The new evidence and witnesses could have been part of the record with actual testimony and discovery by the House. Instead, she did nothing for 4 weeks and hoped for the tide to bring flotsam wreckage.”
The Twitter Storm
Speaker Pelosi’s statement that “time has been our friend” is bizarre. The new evidence and witnesses could have been part of the record with actual testimony and discovery by the House. Instead, she did nothing for 4 weeks and hoped for the tide to bring flotsam wreckage.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 15, 2020
The presser seems entirely structured to defend Pelosi as a master strategist on impeachment despite every indication to the contrary. The rushed impeachment was a blunder of the first order but this seems more about the House members than the House case. https://t.co/bqAeWYrArU
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 15, 2020
Personally, I love to read through the Twitter responses. Here’s one of my favorites.
She’s either drunk or on the verge of a stroke. Struggling to remember words, mixing up names, forgetting what part of the Constitution to be referenced; really bad.
— Vicki (@switzerspoint) January 15, 2020
Obviously, Pelosi is delusional if she thinks mainstream America is behind her. Maybe she should read some of these tweets to bring her back to reality.
All Mitch had to do was file a writ of mandamus and he didn’t because the delay sucked the oxygen out of the Dem primaries and the longer Nancy waited the more she shafted Senators like Warren , Sanders, etc., who would rather be in Iowa and NH…
— Bananafish (@BigBananafish) January 15, 2020
If by “master strategist” you mean train wreck then yes she is a “master strategist”
— Robert Covino (@CovinoRobert) January 15, 2020
A bad game plan is all they have left!
— Jeff Freddette (@FreddetteJeff) January 15, 2020
Agree to Disagree
Clearly, we’ve forgotten how to agree to disagree peacefully. Thus every political issue is just a catalyst for further polarization. And all because leftists behave like spoiled rotten children who didn’t get enough ice cream.
However, Turley encouraged democrats to take it easy when he previously testified before the House Judiciary Committee as part of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. In fact, Turley cautioned House members against hastily pursuing impeachment.
“One can oppose President Trump’s policies or actions but still conclude that the current legal case for impeachment is not just woefully inadequate, but in some respects, dangerous, as the basis for the impeachment of an American president,” Turley previously said.
Unfortunately, Democrats reject the spirit of cooperation. Instead, they waste billions looking for a way to get rid of Donald Trump. But they may want to buckle up. Trump is staying for four more years, and it’s gonna be a roller coaster for the left.