Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

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It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad.

In a 51-49 vote, the Senate refused to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump and agreed to end the trial Wednesday, with a near-certain majority vote to acquit the president of all charges.

As weekend polls show socialist Bernie Sanders surging into the lead for the nomination in the states of Iowa, New Hampshire and California, the sense of panic among Democratic Party elites is palpable.

Former Secretary of State and Joe Biden surrogate John Kerry was overheard Sunday at a Des Moines hotel talking of the “possibility of Bernie Sanders taking down the Democratic Party — down whole.”

Tuesday, Trump takes his nationally televised victory lap in the U.S. Capitol with his State of the Union address, as triumphant Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a humiliated Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit silently side-by-side behind him.

Democrats may declare the Trump impeachment a victory for righteousness, but the anger and outrage, the moans and groans now coming off the editorial and op-ed pages and cable TV suggest the media know otherwise.

History, we are told, will vindicate what Pelosi and the Democrats did and stain forever the Republican Party for voting to acquit.

Perhaps, but only if some future Howard Zinn is writing the history.

Reality: The impeachment of Trump was an attempted — and failed — coup that not a single Republican supported, only Democrats in the House and their Senate caucus. The impeachment of Trump was an exercise in pure partisanship and itself an abuse of power.

What was the heart of the Democrats’ case to remove Trump?

Trump failed to invite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to the White House, and held up military aid to Kyiv for several months, to get Zelenskiy to hold a press conference to announce that Kyiv was looking into how Hunter Biden got on the board of a corrupt energy company at a retainer of $83,000 a month while his father was the chief international monitor of corruption in Ukraine.

The specific indictment: Trump's suspension of military aid imperiled "our national security" by denying arms to an "ally" who was fighting the Russians over there, so we don't have to fight them over here.

And what was the outcome of it all?

Zelenskiy got his meeting with the president. He got the military aid in September. He did not hold the press conference requested. He did not announce an investigation of the Bidens.

No harm, no foul.

How did President Obama handle Ukraine?

After Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea and intervened to protect pro-Russian secessionists in the Donbass, Obama's White House restricted U.S. lethal military aid to Kyiv and provided blankets and meals ready to eat.

What punishment did House and Senate Democrats and anti-Trump media demand for the pause in sending weapons for Ukraine?

Capital punishment, a political death penalty.

Democrats demanded that a Republican Senate overturn the election of 2016, make Trump the first president ever impeached and removed, and then ensure that the American people could never vote for him again.

Nancy Pelosi's House and the Democratic minority in the Senate were demanding that a Republican Senate do their dirty work and keep Trump off the ballot in 2020, lest he win a second term.

For four years, elements of the liberal establishment -- in the media, "deep state" and major institutions -- have sought to destroy Trump. First, they aimed to smear him and prevent his election, and then to overturn it as having been orchestrated by the Kremlin, and then to impeach and remove him, and then to block him from running again.

The damage they have inflicted upon our country's institutions is serious.
U.S. intelligence agencies are being investigated by U.S. Attorney John Durham for their role in instigating an investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign. The FBI has been discredited by exposure of a conspiracy of top-level agents to spy on Trump's campaign.

The media, by endlessly echoing unproven claims that Trump was a stooge of the Kremlin, discredited themselves to a degree unknown since the "Yellow Press" prostituted itself to get us into war with Spain. Media claims to be unbiased pursuers of truth have suffered, not only from Trump's attacks, but from their own biased and bigoted coverage and commentary.

The NSC and State Department have been exposed as employing individuals with an exaggerated view of their role in the origination and the execution of foreign policy. Disloyalty and animosity toward the chief executive appear to permeate the upper echelons of the "deep state."

Not in our lifetime have the institutions of government and the establishment been held in lower regard.

Almost all now concede we have become an us vs. them nation.

How we accomplish great things again, giving our seemingly unbridgeable differences, remains a mystery.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of "Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever." 

27 thoughts on “Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment”

  1. This impeachment charade may have been twofold. Of course the media and Democrats want to tarnish Trump but, might the secondary purpose have been to tarnish Joe Biden to such a degree that he’d remove his little girl hair sniffing snout from the primaries?

    1. AMERICANS WE HAVE TO TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA FROM THE EVIL CRIMINAL ACTS OF DEMOCRATS………………………..TO SOLVE AMERICAS PROBLEMS MAKE THIS CHOICE WE THE PEOPLE’ HAVE THE POWER OF OUR VOICES AND OUR VOTES, TO VOTE OUT THE ENTIRE LYING,CORRUPT, TREASONOUS DEMOCRAT PARTY COME NOV 2020, VOTE TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND TO END ALL CORRUPTIONS IN WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT

  2. They had hoped to overturn the 63’000’000 votes with their only 225 votes ‘sounds like a coup to me. They being the democratic party hard liners trying to coarse the whole dem. party as well as republican party because they known more than us peons.

  3. Every one of the people involved going right up to Obama himself should be put on trial for treason. The list is to long to mention every name but you all know who they are. From before the man said ” I Do” you had impeachment in store. This was a coup in every sense of the term. These people all need to be punished to the full extent of the law. Nothing less would be acceptable. Lawyers start your engines

    1. MAKES ME WONDER WHERE OUR A.G. AND TRUMP ARE REGARDING PROSECUTION OF HILLARY, OBAMA, AND ALL THE OTHER TRAITORS ???? JUDICIAL WATCH THE INDEPENDENT LAW FIRM HAS ALL THE PROOF TO PROSECUTE THEM ALL BUT AFTER THREE YEARS NOT ONE OF THEM ARE UNDER ARREST FOR TREASON!!!!!!!!!! VIETNAM VET 67-68

      1. The GOP is on life support and they know it, too many Bush holdovers keeping this going. They had the Majority in both houses and got rolled as usual. Now with the Presidency and Senate Maj. the Dems still dictate terms to these weak sisters. If they Muff this scam trial and don’t immediately issue Subpoenas as Grahamnesty has promised odds are voters done with them. This could never have happened with out Rino’s looking the other way and helping, see McCain/Ryan/Romney. GOP simply not capable of handling these Grifters, they show up at the OK corral with empty water pistols. Then award the Clintons with Medals of Freedom!!

      2. My feelings exactly but begin with a real investigation of Obama’s eligibility to run for President starting with a forensic examination of his last produced birth certificate, subpoenas to everyone still breathing within the Hawaii BVS who have any knowledge of his birth certificate and subpoenas for the records of both hospitals where he was alleged to have been born. Then go on to his Passport records, SSN application, Draft Registration, and college records to include college loans. The proof (one way or another) is there if law enforcement will just look at it. There is more than just Obama’s Presidency at stake. Presumably all of his lifetime judicial appointments would be voided were he eligible to have made them.

        1. I’m just wondering why the people that are voted into power, do not do their jobs and still get a 100% retirement. Baffling how a Kenyan born muslime spent 8 illegal years in America’s highest office and still to date not one person is held accountable. Put me in charge and obozo will wish he got waterboarded.

    2. I believe every word you said and know its true but as a Christian [don’t know if you are] GOD IS IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING AND EVERY ONE ,AND WE ALL DIE SOMETIME OR OTHER AND GOD IS GOING TO JUDGE US FOR OUR DEEDS ON THIS EARTH SO IF THESE PEOPLE REMAIN UN PUNISHED ON THIS EARTH ,YOU CAN BET THAT GOD ALMIGHTY WILL SEND THEM TO THEIR FINAL ETERNAL DAMNATION SO I SAY LET THEM RAVE ON JUSTICE IS MINE SAITH THE LORD GOD BLESS YOU RICHARD

  4. This is such great commentary by Patrick Buchanan. I just wish everyone in this country could read it. It is all true and in many ways so sad for our country because we are so divided, and I don’t know what would ever change that. Only God knows.

    1. A House divided against itself can not stand! We are divided.
      Why? WE THE PEOPLE allow politicians to divide us. When
      running for office the politician moves to center by making
      promises they never intend to keep. We allow it because we do
      not hold their feet to the fire. I am from Virginia and deal
      with my Senators who I am in contact with regularly who
      lie to me constantly. My Senators are Mark Warner and Tim
      Kaine. I can’t have an intelligent conversation with them unless
      I send them a contribution. Isn’t that extortion. They only react
      to yo when you have finds for them for reelection.

  5. “Capital punishment, a political death penalty” – Make that ‘Capitol punishment’ or would that be an unforgivable PUN??

  6. the CIA,THE FBI,THE NSA,THE DOJ, ALL need a new objective ,the removal of all of their directors,deputy directors, assistant deputy directors and the mirad of the deep-state communist clowns that have been [LEAKING] anti trump bullcrap news flashes. all of the so-called news agencys . we the AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE VOTERS, AND TAXPAYERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN A LINE OF CRAP for way too long. before the President even got to the podium the bullshit artists in the media were calling for a impeachment by congress. this was planed and run by the so-called intelligence agencys.and the democrat party WITH THE KNOWLEGE OF THE OBAMA ADMIN.

    1. YOU KNOW ,THE BIBLE SAYS [GOD SAYS] JUSTICE IS MIND I WILL REPAY THESE DEMOCRATS ARE MOSTLY GOD HATERS AS YOU MIGHT KNOW THEY BELIEVE IN SAME SEX MARRIAGE KILLING BABIES AND ANYTHING THATS IN THE BIBLE THAT GOD FORBIDS SO IF THEY DONT GET PUNISHED HERE ON EARTH THEY WILL FACE GOD AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR DEEDS GOD BLESS YOU

  7. Obama and the “swamp” leaders must be prosecuted for a largely false and fabricated Coup and Obama for his efforts to begin the takeover of America by muslims and his reluctance to eliminate the terrorist threat to our country and others.

    Publicly denounce the above mentioned, all other conspirators to include news media executives and anyone who joined in the coup because they just disliked out duly elected president. And the perps of a Socialistic state as the replacement for our Democracy. The DUMOcrat party is nearly all but finished. The Independent party would hopefully rise to fill the void.

  8. Hey guys. Just think. In a hundred years it will be new people.
    Ben said, it’s a Constitutional Republic, if you can keep it.
    When things defy the laws of logic the scales of justice are rigged.
    Unless I see appropriate justice applied my faith in my fellow Americans will be strained.
    Vietnam Vet. We never forget, rarely forgive.

  9. Pelosi was doing indecent, disrespect, vicious attitude that will cost her her appearance next year’s STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS. She should not do that RIPPING THE COPY OF PRES. TRUMP’S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY IN THE HALL RIGHT AFTER THE PRESIDENT COMPLETED HIS SPEECH.

  10. It was a conduct unbecoming of the House of Congress Speaker tearing apart the president’s copy of State of The Nation Speech just right after the president ends his speech. So arrogant and disrespectful. So next time, I do not think the president will invite her.

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