The first is that it's about time the
Or did they?
They've been teasing us and hinting and salivating over impeaching Trump since the moment he was elected. The constant whining and hysterics -- magnified by their allies in the
Now, Pelosi and her
But they'll have more time to make speeches, some legitimate, others quite gaseous, dragging this out all the way to 2020.
The hook is the story that Trump abused presidential power by asking
But what we do know doesn't look good for Trump.
Trump withheld some $400 million in military aid that was approved by
As vice president, Biden dangled a billion dollars in
What Biden did was indeed sleazy, especially publicly bragging about how he got the prosecutor fired.
But, however you cut this, if
That's an abuse of power. No president should be using
The second thought after Pelosi's announcement was of my grandfather, Papou Pete. He didn't like politicians no matter the party. Papou saw politicians who made speeches about virtue in public, then stuck their hand out in private, wanting that hand filled and then kissed.
He had that classic saying about the politicians and the donkeys and gas.
And the third thought?
Biden isn't going to like this much. Some of the most tribal left insist what Biden did as vice president in
For all the breathlessness over Pelosi's actions, I hope you know that what politicians say -- even when wearing makeup on TV and surrounded by American flags -- isn't the whole story. What they don't say is important too.
And what Pelosi didn't say was that she'd have the full House vote on the matter.
She doesn't want her Democratic members having to stand and declare whether they want to proceed or not -- especially those
They're the reason she's speaker. So, she said her Democratic committee chairmen would investigate. But they've been investigating since
So, what's really changed, if anything? It looks like Pelosi was tired of trying to withstand the anger of leftist
But eventually, they might all have to declare, which isn't easy. Standing on principle with their fingers moistened in the wind can be a complicated dance move.
What was interesting is that Pelosi as chief Democrat -- from a party that's long viewed the
The new Americans were waiting in
"A republic," Pelosi reminded us of Franklin's response. "If you can keep it."
Based on what modern Americans have been doing now for years, long before Trump, I'll speculate that just about everyone is now in their comfortable tribal camp (or is that womb?) on the
Ask yourself: What would
Which brings me back to Papou Pete, who didn't like speechifying politicians. I've mentioned this in previous columns, but since the
When the politicians speak, the donkeys break wind.
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