Impeachment Is Now Sacred?

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Just 10 months ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed that an impeachment of President Donald Trump would not happen unless there was “something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan.” The House vote to impeach Trump was the dictionary definition of partisan — not a single Republican voted yes. There is nothing compelling and overwhelming here.

But our pro-impeachment media are investing as much moral authority in Pelosi’s putsch as they can muster. During live coverage of the vote on Dec. 18, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell gushed over Pelosi’s black outfit. “She’s certainly always well-appointed, beautifully arrayed, if you will,” she said. “She’s wearing black today. And that is a symbolic expression of how somberly they are taking this.” Chris Matthews added: “It’s sacramental. … It’s sacramental.”

Sacramental? Matthews returned to this ridiculous concept on Jan. 15 when the House Democrats made a dramatic show for the cameras by marching their articles of impeachment to the Senate. Matthews told Chuck Todd: “There’s a sacramental quality to this. There’s a ritual.”

MSNBC reporter Garrett Haake affirmed this, adding: “I’m so glad Chris used the word ‘ritual’ because that’s the word that has been stuck in my head about this all day today. It’s beyond formality. … There is something almost religious to it.”

A few minutes later, Matthews suggested, "there's an excommunication aspect to this thing." Todd replied: "you are really taking this Catholic metaphor and going at it! Run, Chris, run!" Matthews then added, "the Lincoln Memorial is basically a church."

As Speaker Pelosi was shown on screen about to sign the impeachment articles, Matthews returned to churchy metaphors, and things were getting truly wacky. He said: "Well, there's a sacramental statement for life -- like a priest for life. It's a perfect statement of what she is. I think she is very reverential. I mean, she's one tough politician, but she's got another part of her, which is very respectful of hierarchy, in terms of who -- true moral authority. The Democratic elected officials have true moral authority to run the country."

All of these mangled metaphors ignore Pelosi's crusades for abortion on demand and punitive LGBT "anti-discrimination" measures to crush religious liberty, all of which are in direct conflict with Catholic teaching. Her political career has been a war with her alleged religious affiliation.

This praise is goofball stuff, and at least one celebrated liberal Catholic was having fun with all the Pelosi parades. On CBS' "Late Show," Stephen Colbert put on dramatic lighting and joked: "First, each member of Congress steps forward to seal the text with a single drop of blood. Then, the sacred runes are drawn from beneath Jerrold Nadler's jowls, and lo, a snow-white ram is brought forth to pluck the maidenhead of Adam Schiff."

(Then, as expected, he mocked Sen. Mitch McConnell as a hideous demon to keep it acceptable to his fans.)

Impeachment is in no way a sacred act, and it carries no moral authority. But our pro-impeachment media are employing every sappy metaphor to achieve their fervent desire: dragging President Trump out of the White House and throwing him into the pyre.

L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org.

14 thoughts on “Impeachment Is Now Sacred?”

  1. NANCY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! YOU AND YOUR GANG HAVE VALIDATED EVERY ONE OF THE LESSONS LEARNED PRESENTED BELOW IN SPADES!

    Rape, Pillage,Plunder; America, You’ve Been Had!

    How much more before you stand up to those who have made the following lessons learned facts?

    1. The American people are the most effectively lied to people in modern times thanks primarily to the American political class, the American bureaucracy, the American media, and American academia.

    2. Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.

    3. The greatest threats to the American people are the corrupt and/or incompetent politicians/bureaucrats/academicians found at every level of government/academia, and the majority of the American so-called media.

    4. Most of the politicians/bureaucrats/academicians I have encountered during my years as a soldier/cop I most kindly refer to as; self-serving, witless, cowards.

    5. The American Profession of Arms and our brothers/sisters in blue have failed to protect the American people from all of their enemies, both foreign and most especially domestic.

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired

    PS These lessons learned were first presented to a gathering of Americans in 1989. The only positive change to the American political environment since then has been the arrival of one, Donald J. Trump! Since D.J. Trump took office I have added two more lessons learned thanks to the overall behavior of the parties highlighted in lessons learned 1-3 above. Seems approximately 25% of the American population has declared war on the rest of the nation!

    6. After carefully watching the whole of the political class since Donald J. Trump walked down that escalator in Trump Tower to date, I can say without reservation that most of the group will sell their souls and our bodies just to remain in power. (Added 2019)

    7. Want to see what the United States of America will look like if the left takes control of the government? Take your pick, New York City, Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or the complete package; California. (Added 2019)

  2. I LMAO WHEN I read the above demopupe but I wondered do they REALLY BELIEVE WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ???? naw they are just making fun satire RIGHT ??? if they really believe as stated they are to sick to save,,,,,,,,,,,

  3. From above: “The Democratic elected officials have true moral authority to run the country.”

    I am sickened beyond all telling by this particular statement. These vermin do not have the moral authority to run a Dog Pound.

    ENOUGH, already!

  4. These DemonicRATS (and that includes their partners in Crime the Media) have definitely fallen into Satans spell. Satanists and practicing witch craft. they are evil

  5. my dear fellow americans it is with regret that i can only say that since i voted for JFK for president and he went thru a lot of adversity that our newest president Donald Trump is now going thru things that has never been seen before in my life time i will never vote for these newest folks that call them self the peoples choice ever so lets get it together to do whats right for the american people after all your living in america our land vote trump 2020 and 2024 if he can still take the non stop pounding of those who want our country to not be america anymore god bless the Trumps

    1. Madeliene and Rebecca you have no idea how bad. You will have to search because her acct. are CONSTANTLY taken down. Even fake twit. accounts have been set up. search L/I/Z C/R/O/K/I/N on you tube. Be prepared to spend time looking. Before Trump was elected he stated “These are sick, sick people” Right now there are 144,844 sealed indictments. 5000 added in the last month. STAGGERING when you consider a normal yearly average of 2-3000 per year. Understand the relentless, rampant attacks against Trump now?? Good and evil is the real fight. PRAY…. half holly/wood, half music industry, half congress. MARK my words Many will be arrested or never be able to show their face again. 1500 p/e/d/o/s arrested Trumps first year. The people will discover the real reason media manipulates everything. NEXT: The explosion of information to the public is about to begin

  6. This goes much farther than evil. It’s treasonous. Every issue they support is without morals or reason. It’s a woman’s right to kill a child but my God given right reassured me in the Constitution, to protect myself and family is not. Tyrants can’t rule an armed population. It makes me sick thinking there are Americans who believe these self serving democRats telling them they can save them if they just turn in the tools used to save them self. The 10 murderous cities in the US, some 20 times over the nation’s average. have other things in common. No jobs, high poverty, gun laws that have disarmed the good setting up work safe environments for the law less and long histories of being controlled by democRats. The Gun Free Zone only works for the crazed killer wanting to run up a large body count with little worry to his own safety. When the SHTF I have no doughty the America media will be the first to hit it bringing with it a shortage of short links of hemp rope. A shortage I and every American is willing to except. The media and democRat vermin have gone too far for too long. We should already be arresting and sentencing them on their assault on our Constitution and laws. It’s not just our right but our duty.

  7. The Democrats are actually making fun of our religious freedoms. Nancy Pelosi is definitely not following the Catholic Church teachings, she is following Satan. The Democrats are also making a mockery of our Constitution and Laws. The Democrats have become so full of hate and greed for MONEY AND POWER that they will do anything to achieve their goal. They have proven that with their lies and their evil sham impeachment hearings where they broke our Constitution and Laws by disallowing the President to face his accuser and having his lawyer present to cross examine witnesses. No witness heard anything personally, they only assumed, gave their opinions or repeated what someone else said. Schiff headed the sham hearings like Stalin or Hitler, making himself prosecutor, judge and jury. Nancy Pelosi is a terrible Speaker of the House. She constantly abused her power, acting as though she is the president. She is the one who needs to be removed from office.

  8. Adam Schifttt, Pelosi, scummer have the “moral authority” to run the country?? That is by far the funniest line I have read in a year. It is not possible to be that dumb. It has to be a troll. Just keep posting bull like that. I enjoy the falling out of my chair laughing at stupidity

  9. I really do agree with what Betty Jay had to say and also all others. I thing Pelosi is the wicked witch of the house and maybe someone should dump some water on her and maybe she would melt away. I am also sick of the press, because all they can do is tear the Pres. down and never thank him for the good he has done. I say let’s stand behind the Pres. and keep him in the White House for another 4 years.

  10. Amazing how all these separation of Church and state proponents love religious symbolism regarding impeachment. At least when describing the Dems part of impeachment. The hypocrisy is almost funny.

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