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Larry Schweikart: Don’t Worry About Mitch McConnell On Impeachment

Guest Piece by Larry Schweikart, America’s History Teacher

Yertle’s Quiet Effectiveness

Poor old Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader is frequently accused of being part of the “Swamp.” Perhaps he is, but he has been superbly effective for the last four years, and almost nobody notices. Indeed, Yertle (as I affectionately call him) has been a one-man Senate wrecking crew against liberals.

Yet he is constantly under fire, most recently from Rush Limbaugh who cited Yertle’s comment that if the House impeaches President Trump, the Senate must have a trial. Well, duh.

That’s the Constitution fer ya!

But I don’t think it means at all what it seems, and I think Nancy Pelosi (who I refer to as “Botoxic”) is realizing that. But let’s review Yertle’s record first, shall we?

In 2015, at no one’s urging, Yertle took it upon himself to block Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a vote, claiming (with no particular historical precedent) that because Zero (my nickname for Obama) was in the last year of his presidency, that would not be fair. Keeping Garland off the Court and preventing a Democrat 5-4 majority would have been huge, to say the least.

But Yertle didn’t stop there.

*Lucy Koh, nominated to the Ninth Circuit, was reported out of the Judiciary Committee but Yertle didn’t give her a floor vote. Instead that went to a Trump appointee, Daniel Collins.

*The same story was true of Donald Schott, a Seventh Circuit nominee. The seat ultimately went to Trump pick Michael Brennan.

*In the Eighth Circuit, the nominee Jennifer Puhl likewise was not given a vote. That went to.  Trump pick Ralph Erickson.

*At the Supreme Court level, Yertle promised that both Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed. They were. (By the way, yesterday Russell Bucklew was executed: his appeal, Bucklew v. Precythe involved the issue of capital punishment, and the Court ruled against Bucklew. That very well may not have happened without Kavanaugh.)

*He promised to pass the tax cut. He did.

*He promised to bring Obamacare up for a vote (note: Yertle did NOT promise to pass it, as I think he knew John McCain would do his infamous “thumbs down.”)

So as best I can tell, every time Yertle says he will do something, it gets done. Let’s return to Yertle’s comment about holding a trial if Botoxic passes impeachment: I don’t think this was Yertle laying down at all (or, I guess, retreating into his shell). I don’t even think this was him absentmindedly saying he’d follow the Constitution.

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This was a shot across Botoxic’s bow. This was Yertletalk for “Make my day.” This tells me Yertle knows he hsa 34 hard “acquits” in his caucus (and likely another 10 squish acquits—that is, RINOs who, when they see how the vote is going, will be on the winning side). Indeed, I think Yertle is right now just a couple of votes away from something that is rarely mentioned: a “dismissal.” The Senate must convene a trial, but in Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, two weeks in, Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd filed a motion to dismiss.

It only failed by seven votes—for a president who had clearly lied and obstructed justice. Therefore, I think Yertle probably could count on about 45-47 votes to dismiss right now. If the impeachment charges from the House are lame (as almost certainly they will be), Yertle can reach 50, and Mike Pence breaks the tie. By saying “We’d have to have a trial,” Yertle was promising Botoxic and the Democrats would lose in a most embarrassing way, that there would be no stalling, and that it would be over before Ilhan Omar could marry another male relative.

Yertle knows his caucus, and he knows that other than Mitt (“Minion”) Romney, no one will vote to convict Trump of anything. I can almost hear Yertle, in his best Pedro Serrano voice (from “Major League”), “You bring dat chit to me, mon. Bring dat chit to me!”

 

Larry Schweikart, co-author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States with Michael Allen and author of Reagan: The American President, has regular court and political updates at his site www.wildworldofhistory.com on the VIP side. For a free “Reagan” webinar, email him at larry@wildworldofhistory.com.

 

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Last Night’s Trump Derangement Twitter Meltdown was Glorious to Behold

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

President Trump nominates Supreme Court justice, left goes crazy, fake news media piles on.  Wash, rinse, repeat.  – So, Brett Kavanaugh will become the latest nominee for the Supreme Court by a GOP president to have his reputation trashed by the Democrat/fake news media propaganda complex.  Let’s all hope he can withstand it.

So predictable and staged was the leftists’ fake reaction to the nomination that one can only wonder how anyone remains dim enough to fall for this nonsense anymore.  A small army of Soros-funded professional protesters began gathering in front of the Supreme Court building hours before the announcement, armed with four versions of cardboard signs that alternatively had the names “Kavanaugh”, “Hardiman”, “Kethledge” and “Barrett” printed on them, so that the right version could be distributed as soon as the President made his announcement.

These protests and media reaction were in fact so fake, so un-spontaneous that ABC issued a promo hours before they knew who the nominee would be which already branded the as-yest unidentified person as being “controversial.” Hey, what if the President had done what Chuck Schumer suggested and nominated Merrick Garland, ABC?  Would that have been “controversial” in your collective hive mind?

Of course, the truth is that President Trump could have nominated Alyssa Milano or Bette Midler to fill this seat and the leftist nutbags would have still gone berserk.  Because Trump.

Meanwhile, The far-left “Women’s March” organization is run by such a bunch of lame-brains that they issued their own release via Twitter half an hour (check the time stamp) AFTER Kavanaugh had been named with the following text:

Uh, folks, filling in the actual name is kind of an important part of issuing a press statement.

The best prank President Trump could have pulled last night would have been to name someone not on the much-publicized short list – that would have really set the leftist creeps off, because nothing makes a “spontaneous” Soros-funded leftist protest group angrier than actual spontaneity.

But Mr. Trump stuck with his list and pulled Kavanaugh’s name out of his hat, and now the game is on.  The nominee has a lovely wife and family – we can hope the leftist creeps, fake journalists and slimy Democrat politicians will leave them out of it, but don’t count on it.  For those on the radical left – which today includes pretty much everyone in or associated with the Democrat Party and national news media – this is war.  Don’t kid yourselves otherwise.

Here are just a few more highlights from last night’s fun on Twitter:

Oh, thank you so much for bringing this up, Jeffrey Toobin.  Please, everyone, give me ten minutes while I bathe myself with this thought and luxuriate in it:

Ok, I’m back.  Man, that felt goooooood.

Here’s what the fake newsers at dying Newsweek chose to focus on last night:

Hey, in all fairness, who hasn’t done that?  Was that mean?  I don’t care.

Then there’s this from the dimwits at Vox.com:

Why, it’s almost as if they don’t understand that that is in fact the President’s goal with this pick.  Go figure.

Fake documentary maker and failed Broadway star Michael Moore unwittingly gives us even more reasons to be excited about Kavanaugh:

So many badges of honor for just one judge.  This Kavanaugh guy is awesome!

Before going out to the Supreme Court building to mingle with her Soros protest monkeys, Sen. HeapBigFakeIndian weighed in with this:

I love how she includes her now-dead personal piggy bank, the CFPB, in this, as if any real person should actually give a damn about that.  And isn’t it also cute how she felt the need to include “I’ll be voting no.” I mean, really, was there a single sentient being in the entire universe who didn’t already know that?

Finally, it’s not Twitter, but in case you still weren’t sure that President Trump made a great choice with Kavanaugh, this screen shot of the protest at the Supreme Court building tells you all you need to know:

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Pretty sure that gal on the right just spotted the Democrat Party’s retirement-home congressional leadership shuffling over towards the protest and is thinking she’s somehow wandered into a remake of “Night of the Living Dead.”  Again, that’s probably mean, but I just don’t care.

Enjoy the next couple of months, folks.  The Democrats and their guardians in the fake news media are going to throw their entire playbook at Brett Kavanaugh, and he is still going to be confirmed at the end of the day.  Because that’s how we know that, despite their best efforts to kill it, America still works – elections still matter in this wonderful land.

Just another day in thank God for Donald J. Trump America.

That is all.

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Everybody Send a Thank-you Card to Mitch McConnell

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

You could tell Anthony Kennedy was about to retire, because he suddenly started voting consistently the right way on decision after decision after decision over the past month.  Indeed, the last 17 5-4 decisions handed down by this Supreme Court all went the way of the Constitution because Kennedy, that perennial disappointment to conservatives everywhere, voted along with the strict constructionist wing of the court.

All this new-found consistency for the first time in his 31 years on the court led me to comment to a friend the other day that Kennedy was definitely about to retire because he wasn’t issuing his usual random  horrible liberal decisions in order to keep his name on the list of invitees to all the best dinner parties in Washington, DC.

Regardless, today’s announcement came as welcome news, meaning as it does that President Donald J. Trump will be able to appoint a true conservative successor who will allow the Supreme Court to continue to serve as a consistent block on the worst excesses of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for a few more years.  While I have nothing but the highest regard for the great Clarence Thomas, I find myself hoping he will make a similar announcement soon so that we don’t have to worry about his passing away at a dangerous moment as Antonin Scalia did in 2016.

Speaking of 2016, let’s all consider where our country would be today were it not for the steadfast refusal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to consider confirmation of Obama nominee Merrick Garland, who would have cemented a liberal majority on the Court for years to come.  Every one of those 17 5-4 decisions handed down by this session of the court, and many more would have gone the other way.

The free exercise of religion and speech would today be all but gone as a result.  Labor unions would now enjoy an unfettered right to tax non-union employees and funnel their money to the Democrat Party.  The presidential power to temporarily ban immigration from certain countries to protect American citizens would be a thing of the past.  So many of the freedoms we have taken for granted all of our lives would be in real jeopardy from a power-mad, hard-left supreme court.

Mitch McConnell, for all of his shortcomings and all the many, many times he has disappointed us over the years, made sure none of those things happened to our society.  He did it in the face of extreme pressure from some of his squishy GOP colleagues (you all know who I’m talking about), and a withering assault on his personal character from the Democrat goon squad in our fake news media.

The easy thing for McConnell to do in that situation would have been to throw up his hands, say “them’s the rules” even though they aren’t, and preserve his own permanent invitation to all the best dinner parties by allowing the Court – and the nation – to become captive of the radical left.  But McConnell did the hard thing, and for that he deserves everyone’s undying gratitude.

Thanks, Mr. Majority Leader, and God bless you.

That is all.

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