Friday News Roundup: Trump Concedes, but the Drumbeat for Impeachment Will Pound on

It’s all over but the peaceful transition. – I told you in yesterday’s Thursday News Roundup that the Trump Administration was over after the riots at the Capitol Building. That made a bunch of people mad at me for pointing out reality – if you think the comments section around here yesterday was something to behold, you should have seen my email inbox – and that’s understandable. But President Donald Trump (I still never tire of typing those three glorious words) confirmed reality Thursday evening in a short video posted by his proxies on social media:

Here’s an excerpt from a story at DailyWire:

President Donald Trump acknowledged that the 2020 election is officially over in a video statement that he tweeted out late on Thursday where he also promised that those who broke laws yesterday during a riot at the nation’s capital would be criminally prosecuted.

“I’d like to begin by addressing the heinous attack on the United States Capitol,” Trump began. “Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness, and mayhem. I immediately deployed the national guard and federal law enforcement to secure the building and expel the intruders. America is and must always be a nation of law and order. The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy. To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country, and to those who broke the law, you will pay.”

“We have just been through an intense election, and emotions are high,” he said. “But now tempers must be cooled and calm restored. We must get on with the business of America. My campaign vigorously pursued every legal avenue to contest the election results. My only goal was to ensure the integrity of the vote. In so doing, I was fighting to defend American democracy. I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections. Now, Congress has certified the results. A new administration will be inaugurated on January 20; my focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly, and seamless transition of power. This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”

“2020 has been a challenging time for our people,” he concluded. “A menacing pandemic has upended the lives of our citizens, isolated millions in their homes, damaged our economy, and claimed countless lives. Defeating this pandemic and rebuilding the greatest economy on earth will require all of us working together. It will require a renewed emphasis on the civic values of patriotism, faith, charity, community, and family. We must revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family. To the citizens of our country, serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime, and to all of my wonderful supporters, I know you are disappointed, but I also want you to know that our incredible journey is only just beginning. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.”

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We may never find out, but I think it’s fairly likely that Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham or some other Trump semi-ally in the Senate got on the phone with the President yesterday and told him that unless he issued a concession such as this and promised an orderly transition, there were at least 20 Republican votes in the Senate in favor of removing him from office in an impeachment process. Probably more.

The pre-existence of that many votes, along with the now-50 Democrat votes, would be more than enough to facilitate a very quick impeachment/removal process without holding any hearings, given that the House only requires a majority vote to impeach and the Democrats hold such a majority there. The Q people on Twitter are still out there trying to convince you all that Donald Trump will remain in the presidency past January 20, but that’s not going to happen, folks. There really aren’t any magic bullets in the world.

For those of you still clinging to this nonsense, I’d give you this advice: You can’t take action to solve problems in the real world when you live in a fantasy world.

The President conceded last night. The deed is done. Now let’s all get to work.

The President’s concession won’t stop the drums of resignation and impeachment from beating, though, even among nominal Republicans. – Witness this tweet from reliable RINO Andy McCarthy:

McCarthy, of course, is a member in good standing of the DC Swamp Rat class, the pretend Republicans who put up the pretense of trying to preserve the American Republic during GOP administrations, but who become ultra-malleable squishes whenever the Democrats regain power. No wonder he works for The National Review, which has become one of the reliable homes for such squishes over the past five years.

The only people who say there was an “attempted coup” on Wednesday are people who have no idea what a coup really is. – We have seen that description of Wednesday’s riot – which is what really took place – bandied around by politicians and corrupt media outlets like CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Here’s a great example from The New Yorker:

Folks, if there had been an attempted coup, then when Trump authorized the activation of the National Guard, the Guard’s assignment would have been to arrest the members of congress who were cowering in their office closets, not to arrest and disperse the rioters. That is what an actual coup attempt by a sitting executive looks like.

But hey, everything you are told by the news media is a lie: Why should this be any different?

I’m just wondering what drug the other half of U.S. voters are addicted to:

The Federalist’s Sean Davis knocks this one out of the park:

Hey, at least it isn’t Andrew Cuomo. – In a preview of coming attractions, China Joe Potato Head Biden nominated Merrick Garland to be the next Attorney General of the United States:

Thus, Mr. Garland gets to be the Wing Man for a President who won’t remember who he is half the time. Should be fun.

But listen: Be glad it’s Garland and not Andrew Cuomo, who was also under consideration. If you think Cuomo has killed a lot of people while serving as Governor of New York, think about what he would have been capable of doing were he put in control of the FBI and the Department of Justice. Garland’s a Democrat, but he does have a reputation for fairness and actual adherence to the law from his years serving on the federal bench.

America dodged a bullet here.

So, on that cheery note…

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever before. Whatfinger.com is the only real conservative alternative to Drudge. It’s the tool I use to help keep up with all the day’s events, and it should be your tool, too.

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Scott Rogers

I tried to agree with you yesterday but you deleted my non-vulgar, non-threatening message. It sucks when someone under seige loses their rational thinking ability. So I now say adios to my favorite site.

Blinkie aka Scott Rogers

Yikes! I posted above as Scott Rogers. I posted yesterday as Blinkie. I just checked back and Dave did not delete my post.

Dave, I apologize. I made a mistake, obviously overlooking my post and thinking you deleted it.

My error. I,m glad to know I will now keep coming back

Blinkie

Dave, read my “Blinkie aka Scott Rogers” comment above. I am not leaving. I have two names because I am a web idiot and probably confused you.

I mentioned that I realized you did not delete my post and apologized. It did seem to disappear, but after I posted the message up top today I went back to yesterday’s comments and it was there. That is when I apologized above.

Your site is my favorite. I have been reading for maybe a couple of years, but never commented until yesterday. I only commented then because I thought you told 100% truth and were under siege for doing so.

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Silas

So much for unity and reconciliation. Keep your head on a swivel folks, they are out for blood, any way they can get it.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/trump-supporter-got-punched-doxed-liberal-daughter-loses-job-threatened/

Tom Hardesty

What goes around comes around – since Oregon’s governor was impeached for the riots, since Minnesota’s governor was impeached for the riots, Since Illinois governor has been impeached for the riots, Trump should….oh wait.

Silas

To all and sundry who are worked up by Dave saying that President Trump conceded, I say you’re right, the President never uttered the word. But the fact remains that they are preparing to transition and move on.

So it’s a concession regardless of whether the President personally acknowledged it or not.

Sucks I know, but it is what it is.

Now focus your anger on all the rinopublicants that voted against him on the omnibus and defense bills. There are plenty of targets of opportunity to primary or recall.

Start calling them every day to remind them you won’t be voting for them next election cycle. Every day. Make their lives hell. Go to the town halls and chew their asses. Disrupt their daily lives. Take a page from the demoncrats and harass them endlessly. Dig up some dirt and sling some mud. They don’t give a damn about you, so don’t let them get away with their betrayal. And make damn sure their primary opponent isn’t just another one of them.

If we didn’t have two communist demoncrat senators here in Oregon that’s what I’d be doing.

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brian

Better yet call them and deregister yourself as a Repugnant. See what happens when they lose their support enmasse

Silas

Working on that tomorrow. The wife and I are pizzed beyond all speaking.

Sharon Campbell

Hello, David on this very sad occasion. The steal of President Trump’s reelection is abhorrent. I had decided to leave Twit if the election was stolen, but I’ve decided to stay so that I can continue posting your great articles on Twit & Parler. Best wishes to you & your family for 2021.

Silas

Leave the twit. You only give them a means to track you and eventually dox you. No fakebook no twitter. Stop giving anything of any value to any business or organization interested in using you and your information without compensation or respect.

Gregg

Just heard at the 11:00 AM CST radio news that President Trump will not be attending the btfsplk anointment.

GOOD!!!

That means the 20 mile diameter DC sinkhole can happen on that day before btfsplk can begin to sign all the EOs that are already prepared to reverse Trump’s EOs.

Silas

After the Supremes said Trump could not reverse the DACA EO I’m not sure it will be that easy for slojo to do much reversing. Trump said they’d regret that decision.

tyrone o'sorus

That rule only works for Republicans. Biden will have no opposition to reversing President Trump’s EO’s.

Gregg

Yet, tyrone, that is how it is going to work

Silas

Unfortunately, you are probably correct. I can count one, maybe two hands the number of GOP congress critters that might go to the courts over it. And then we have the same old crap shoot. Especially if they succeed in their quest to pack the supreme.

Gregg

On an amusing note, and we really have to start finding some humor in all of this and recognize and appreciate the good things in our lives.

My friend from Florida called me when the breech was happening at the Crapitol (I wasn’t watching). She was concerned about the historic paintings getting destroyed, especially the painting of Pocahontas. She claims her great grandmother posed for the painting, since there were no recorded likeness of her. A similar fill-in was used to create the Pocahontas Coin.

Anyways, I immediately wondered why there would be a painting or picture of Senator Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren in the halls of congress. Then it hit me, my friend was serious about a real painting of the real Pocahontas.

Because of Trump, and the fraud of Senator Warren’s heritage will always have her be known as Pocahontas.

brian

“They could have blown the building up. They could have killed us all. They could’ve destroyed the government,” Graham told reporters Thursday on the Hill. “Lethal force should have been used … We dodged a major bullet. If this is not a wake up call I don’t know what is,” 

This is what this traitor thinks of his conservative base. Well done electing this POS.

Silas

Anybody with an R by their name that voted against the objection to the electoral vote is a traitor. And may their names be writ large that they had a chance to save our nation, but instead chose to just get along to protect their grift.

Gregg

To both Brian and Silas,

Not only does every betraying elephant have to be beaten every way possible, but the whole damn party must be defunded and destroyed. I’ll keep saying that as long as I draw breath.

Unfortunately, we are stuck with the saaaes, mcconnells, collins’ and grahamesties for another six years as all these CINO (Conservative in Name Only) assholes just won their reelection bid. The term RINO is extinct as they are all RINOs – even Ted Cruz with his recent comments. Virtually all of them with a handful of exceptions were CINOs for years always screwing us behind the scenes.

Just wait until the Republican Party collapses either via a Trump MAGA party superseding them, or a total collapse via bankruptcy due to loss of Red State campaign contributions, or a combination of both.

When that happens, do these idiots (and the never-Trumpers) really think the donkeys are going to keep them on the graft gravy train? Hell no! Just like when the useful idiots find out they have killed off the goose that laid the golden eggs, the greatest country in history, these pigs will be left out in the cold. This is what happens in businesses when a hostile takeover occurs.

A poorly run company (political party) goes broke, and gets taken over, most often by the competition, and all the frauds and high-ranking executives get kicked to the curb. Some who were particularly helpful in facilitating the GOP demise might get some crumbs (they had a history of accepting Dem crumbs so nothing new there), but there is only so much graft to go around and I’m sure the donkeys will make sure their turds get well serviced, BEFORE any of our elephant turds get anything that is left over.

How our pols. couldn’t see this coming is beyond rational comprehension. The only answer is that they were democratized and bought off. The sad thing is Trump proved the CINOs were on the right side of everything, he proved they had a loyal base who would reward them with reelection, whereas the donkeys only win by lying, vote buying, vote stealing, and by getting funded by the big money at the top of the political pyramid, especially since at least the turn of the century. The GOP only won when the donkeys were so demonstrably bad they couldn’t be tolerated any longer, the donkeys only won when the elephants screw us and the donkeys trotted out and the MSM (D) propped up their shiny new turd to BS America’s idiots.

This is why it is so obvious this election was fixed. BJ Clinton had a certain appeal that could be successfully marketed, ‘the 0ne’ the same, plus him being “historic” also helped. There is and never has been anything remotely appealing or historic about joe btfsplk. It is apparent now that anyone of the two dozen or so wackos or hacks at the donkey debates was going to beat President Trump. The only reason btfsplk was chosen was because he is the most blackmailable, the most malleable and the closest one to assuming room temperature of the lot. Then the real communist who the Left really wanted will take over without her having to win a single primary vote (her early withdrawal from the race kept all her negatives under the radar for most of the year).

Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren’s empty beer bottle or MaligNancy Klink’s empty designer ice cream containers would have won if they were on the ballot and could be posed wearing a suit (straight) jacket.

One other thought:

The fact that there is so much vitriol against President Trump since the rally/contrived riot and his acceptance of the fraudulent outcome tells me that Trump was the best president we have had since Lincoln.

The Left is seriously overplaying their hand. The real question is now that their form of government is baked into the cake is it too late to ever recover from it?

Gregg

I haven’t looked a Whatfinger since at least Christmas. I used to click on your side links, but haven’t listened to the liberal hive-mind, Dr. Turley, Tim, or my local TN talk radio in the AM as they were all saying the same fantastical things filled with wild and unfounded nonsense about how Trump could pull this out. It was all bullshit, just a tease, because if anyone in power who is or was supposedly on our/Trump’s side cared, the election would not have been rigged in the first place especially in Georgia.

IMO, GOD Almighty, could come on the scene right now and install Trump for the next four years, but without “fundamental change” in how Washington and politics operates including the removal of thousands of anti-Trumpers, Trump would become the biggest lame-duck president in American history. He would be constantly hounded and eventually would probably succumb to the swamp culture. It was already happening with his signing into law of the most recent CV-19 relief bill from the last congress sans the repeal of section 230 and the recent override of his veto of another boondoggle pork spending bill. Those congressional actions signaled, beyond any doubt, he was a lame duck.  

In short, we were [email protected]#$%^&*ed either way the election went down unless we won back the house bigly and gained a couple of more senate seats to counter the Rommys. 

Jay Whitcraft

Dave (unfortunately) you are correct about “Stolen Joe” being sworn in on the 20th. But these fools had better leave Trump alone and let him finish out his first term peacefully. In both other Impeachment’s in my lifetime, when the President was impeached, his popularity went up not down! There is one more important difference between those 2 impeachment’s and this (potential) one. That is, there is only a few days left in Trumps (first) term. To impeach a man who has done nothing wrong when he has 12 days left will be seen as “piling on” by even more Americans than the 80+ million who know this election was stolen. ANY and I mean ANY Republican Senator who would vote to Impeach would not only end his or her career but would most likely face a recall vote in States that allow it. As for this 25th Amendment nonsense, VP Pence would use the same “conservative” interpretation as he did when he counted the fraudulent votes on the 6th. In other words, no justification for using the “25th”. Jay.

Bruce M Harper

I’m sorry, but our Commander in Chief did not concede. Those words never came out of his mouth. Report the truth!!!!!

Silas

also off topic The wife asked me to help her shut down her fakebook account. She was only using it to keep in touch with a few friends and family. She’s finally decided that there are other less intrusive ways to do that. I left the zuck behind over 6 years ago. If you’re still using fakebook and twatter, you’re feeding the beast. Stop it.

Justme

Much work to be done; particularly in GOP primaries in 2022, with an eye out for tampering/stealing the vote. Hopefully, the Left will continue to be too high off of their giddy 2020 steal to think seriously about helping the RINO contingent of the UniParty to retain their seats in 2022. Defeating swamp RINOs in 2022 will be important; along with establishing a replacement party to ensure the GOP goes the way of the Whigs.

Helen G

I have no way of reaching President Trump so I’m doing it on my favorite morning reading site. 
 
Dear President Trump,
 
In spite of all the headlines that stated “We got this folks, don’t worry”, I knew you would never see a 2nd term. How could you when you were surrounded by two-faced backstabbers. I, for one, am grateful to be alive to witness the Presidency of one of the greatest men who ever held the office. Over 80 million voters can’t be wrong.
 
It’s amazing what you have accomplished in the four years you’ve held office. You showed the world how to become great without violence. You brought out the best in people. You respected the voters. You cared about our rights. You chose people you thought would stand up to the evil facing us only to have them sit back and do nothing. And you revealed all who in our do nothing Congress who would actually stand up for us. 
 
Because of your Presidency, I was amazed at that the people, famous and not famous, who risked everything to reveal what they had seen.
 
I admit that I did cry when the Supreme Court refused to take any action. They, in effect, gave free reign to all the cheating going on. The three justices you appointed couldn’t find a way to look into the cheating.  They really knew how to hide their true agenda when they went thru the nomination process is all I can say. We have ordinary citizens coming forward to expose the corruption that took place knowing the harsh consequences they would face but the three supremes had to run and hide in case they wouldn’t be liked by members of the political class or the media. They showed they could care less about the little man and woman back home.
 
I really came here to say “THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE PRESIDENT TRUMP!” And thank you to all the men and women who fought along side of you.
 
Because of you, we have hope. I believe that from the 80 plus million voters, there will arise great minds who will find a way out of this.
 
And to all the members of Congress, the Supreme Court justices who turned on Trump and especially Mike pence, You are dead to me. If ever I were to see you anywhere, I would not acknowledge you. I would turn my back on you. I only hope you find it in your heart to ask for God’s forgiveness before it’s too late.
 
Thank you President Trump and First Lady, Melania. We could not have been blessed more by God. You have shown us the way.
 
Thank you Mr. Daily for allowing me to express my thoughts on your site.
 
Helen G (formally known as Lady Jane here)

Gregg

Excellent letter, Helen G/Lady Jane,

You can write to President Trump via snail mail at:

The Whitehouse
1600Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

But do it quickly,

Or there are several sites, I can’t remember them right now, that allow people to post comments/concerns just like most every congress-critter has a email box set up. But they generally have a word or character limit. However, your fine letter is fairly brief so that shouldn’t be a problem.

I would also like to think that President Trump had some trusted folks monitoring sites like this (although I have no evidence of this) to pass on meaningful thoughts and suggestions, so maybe he or his staff might actually get you thoughts.

If, after all this is over, I’m sure sooner or later, you and others will be able to send letters to Mar A Lago in Florida. He might well appreciate getting heartfelt letters when all this settles down.

He deserves a lot of thanks from many grateful Americans for his gallant attempt to MAGA/KAG.

Helen G

Thank you so much Gregg for replying to my posting and your kind words. 
 
I will take your advice and write President Trump to let him know how sorry I am about the way he was treated.  And how sad I am that we will never experience the greatness this nation would have experienced those next four years. My heart is broken.
 
Please know that I look forward to reading comments submitted by you and the other posters on Dave’s site. In my opinion, they are so well thought out and respectful.

brian

With all due respect I think you are misreading those who disagreed with you on yesterdays article.

From the comments and the article it appeared you were stating an agreement that the ‘breaching’ of the building and ‘riot’ was all wrong and hypocritical. NOT that there was e magic bullet Trump was going to fire off and remain in office. Yes, there were and are still a few of them.

What I think people were mostly upset about was your seemingly willingness to simply acquiesce, admit defeat then shaming people for actually standing up against the known theft. Which makes no sense at all. Comparing the two sides and calling patriots hypocrites was wildly, imo, off kilter.

So now that more information has come out we know it was a setup. Did you look at the link I posted yesterday?? Where a fella showed the black SUV then four white vans that was escorted in by a marked police car. The guy then stated those exiting the vans were all anitfa, with the characteristic black back packs as noted by others.

So I’m asking honestly.

Whats the work people should be doing now??

Now that the theft is complete and the tyranny WILL begin as soon as gropey joe is in office. He made a lot of day one promises which I think would be foolish to no believe him to keep.

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brian

The deed is done. Now let’s all get to work.”

Well if you have any stocks or bonds, healthy 401, then you’d best move those assets into a retainer like gold or real estate. The pump’n bump is going to be short and is going to tank a lot of people wealth.



Silas

Yep. The taxes will be brutal again, along with the regulations. Them commies just luv them some other peoples money and choking the businesses to death.

Silas

Sort of off-topic – So everybody keeps calling the antifa guy who sat at the House Leaders seat “viking guy”.

That’s a buffalo head dress, and he’s wearing faux buckskin pants folks He’s appropriating Native American garb, not Norse garb.

Vikings wore helmets, not head dresses.

Silas

It would be nice if the President went ahead and released all the crap
the DOJ was supposed to release. All of it. On his last day.

Foreign election interference intel.
Biden’s intel.
Election fraud info.
And just for fun, the UFO stuff.

Pardon Assange and Snowden while he’s at it.

He can say well, you’re just going to close it all down anyway, so why
not let the public see for themselves?

I know, I know. It’ll never happen, but I can dream can’t I

Sammy

he can order it released, but as we’ve seen, the Swamp bureaucracy does what ‘it’ wants, when it wants. It ain’t never gonna happen.

Silas

If the EO says immediately and without redaction they can go pound sand or expose themselves further. The uproar it would create would be epic.

Gregg

It really disappoints me that folks like Rush often highlight and praise Andy McCarthy – he has even read several of McCarthy’s articles on air.

With ‘friends’ and ‘allies’ like McCarthy, McConnel, Barr etc. who needs enemies?

President Trump is and was literally a one-man-band fighting and exposing, but sadly not firing/draining as much of the swamp as he could have IMO.

That was a great and very “presidential” speech Trump gave – we won’t hear another one like that for at least four more years.

Perhaps it would be best for President Trump to issue all the pardons he can for all the people who have been which-hunted in the numerous coup attempts against him and his Administration. Then on the 19th, resign, with the deal that Pence fully pardons Trump. That way Trump would not have to face and shake btfsplk’s hand at the inauguration; let ‘president’ Pence do the hugging and kissing.

Silas

More like Pence doing the ass kissing and boot licking.
I will never forgive him for the last minute letter of position.

An honorable man would have told the President to his face and done so long before he dropped his despicable letter.

He’s just a clean version of a rinopublicant.

Sammy

VP Mike Pence is a nobody and proved it.

Gregg

Cuomo must feel he will be safely reelected in NY next year and therefore doesn’t need the DC gig. Any why not? Between the idiots in NYC and the election fraud that is sure to happen in NYC and state and elsewhere, there are no future vulnerable Democrats.

Peter

I have no doubt that he will be reelected, the dems have the mail in ballots and voting machines locked up…..They found a way to stay in office as long as they want…..

brian

And they won’t even have to try hard or hide their criminality.

Welcome to New Venezuela

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