Impeachment Dies in Desperation


As the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump inevitably burns out on the ash heap of history, Democrats are being left to argue that if this president is left unchecked, if he’s not removed from office, he’ll “do it again.” He’ll pressure foreign governments to investigate the business dealings of the Bidens, which is a “threat to national security.”

National security equals no questioning of the Bidens. Democracy equals removing an elected president.

A typical outburst came from CNN’s appointed presidential historian, Douglas Brinkley, who warned that acquittal would mean “the country has a president who operates as an outlaw … acting in a demagogic way and as acting in a dictatorial way, trying to smash the foreign policy establishment, diss our intelligence gatherers, operating in a whole new way of an imperial president that we couldn’t have imagined.”

All this rhetoric ignores the notion that the House impeachment itself proves he’s not “unchecked.” A Democratic-majority House has been aggressively “checking” him with oversight investigations, in effect trying to do what the Mueller report failed to do: establish that Trump is some sort of autocrat who’s emptying American democracy of all meaning. House impeachment manager Adam Schiff will insert the word “cheat” into every paragraph going forward.

This is really going to sound amusing after the Iowa caucuses fiasco. Who looks like they can protect the integrity of our elections now? Who looks competent after the Democratic National Committee touted the “reforms” it has done “to make this the most transparent primary in our history”? Who will trust the outcome, especially after WikiLeaks exposed the DNC’s Bernie-blocking antics in 2016?

But that isn't half as shocking as the really unglued portions of Schiff's closing argument before the Senate. Desperation overtook reason. If Trump isn't removed, the congressman from Hollywood feverishly imagined, Trump "could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election, or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war."

The networks sidestepped this loopy sound bite. CNN did not convene a large panel discussion on whether Schiff is mentally unstable. The "nonpartisan fact-checkers" didn't look into Schiff's paranoid screenplay.

This "unchecked" president has been subjected to almost 1,100 hypernegative minutes -- just about impeachment -- on the evening news from late September through January, while in the same time frame, the gangbusters economy drew a mere 14 minutes. This doesn't count more than 200 hours of soap opera-canceling live impeachment coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC. It doesn't count PBS' broadcasting the impeachment process live and then rerunning it in prime time. It doesn't hold a candle to cable news' 24/7 obsession with impeachment.

The left somehow feels Trump is unaccountable because this tsunami of scandal coverage isn't damaging his public standing. In fact, Gallup just found that "Trump's job approval rating has risen to 49%, his highest in Gallup polling since he took office in 2017." Since the start of the year, Trump's approval is up 6 points among Republicans and 5 points among independents.

This leaves the overall impression that Trump has a very good chance of becoming the first president to be impeached and then reelected. That's because this impeachment exercise was so transparently one-sided and partisan. And so was the press.

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 

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22 thoughts on “Impeachment Dies in Desperation”

  1. It is a high time for adult and fact-based news reporting, as well as civil conversation on Social Medial, if we want to preserve the foundation of this country (USA – the best in the world) was built on.
    • However, unfortunately today it all depends where one gets their information – 50% from Social Media – a true journalism has disappeared with the 24/7 news cycle
    • As all of us know, if you repeat the miss-information often enough (and in multiple outlets), it will become a generally accepted fact
    • 90+% of the Mainstream Media is parroting (reporting) the negative information about President Trump – it reminds me of the Soviet-era Pravda – only providing the approved daily message – Twitter is his only way to get the message to the larger population
    • Everyone has the right to their own opinions (not facts) and ADULT life style choices, but nobody has the right to impose, intimidate, blackmail, dictate, or legislate as to how rest of us (individuals, corporations) should believe, think, and function. Furthermore, LBGTQ and Transgender ‘education’ (indoctrination) has no place at the Kindergarten and Elementary (and even Middle) school levels – that is child abuse.

    1. I agree-mostly! Twitter just banned Trump’s ads from their site. I just deactivated my twitter account after the bastards banned me for the third time, which I reactivated my account, sent them a damning notice and deactivated my account permanently. What they banned me for every time was exactly what the Hollywood elite said on Twitter-just in a different way. Twitter is unjust, evil and if you want to know what the word “dictator” means-they are the very definition of it. I am trying to find a lawyer so I can sue them and take them down. I don’t know if I can do it, but, I am going to try. They, along with Facebook and google have gone way too far with stupid “community” rules that we are supposed to obey like subjects in a kingdom. Community is what you live in and support. Community to them is a blatant misuse of the word. I wish I could handcuff them and dump them in a crocodile pond. They won’t even let Trump say what he wants with the political ads. What do the rest of you think?

      1. I disagree. all of the social media organizations need to have rules that users need to follow otherwise it will be used for nothing but spewing hate speech and vial language back and forth on both sides of the isle. Sometimes we need to force civility because too many people aren’t capable of controlling themselves. Respect must be brought back into the equation.


  2. I totally agree !!!! Too bad that the news media, which in years gone by, only told facts now jumps on the bandwagon of made-up nonsense. So hard to believe that this Is happening in our country. It also would be great if good news could be celebrated. Indoctrination of our children should be considered a punishable offense. Well….anyway God will be the judge and everybody will stand before Him at some point in our life !!!

  3. if anyone needed impeachment it was Obama…but no one dared do that….Trump is completely innocent and just because he is getting things done as promised (not like the others who promise year after year after decade) with no results ….it is sickening to see the blatant lies and hatred on the left…the SOTU was a great speech by a learned and hard working President who will not take no for an answer to solve our horrendous problems brought on by previous administrations….God bless him and his loyal staff

    1. AMEN and to hell with the DNC and its PARTY OF SEDITION!! I can’t wait until the AVALANCHE in NOVEMBER!!

  4. I think it is time for Nancy to go. What she did on tv last night was a disgrace to our country and our President who is doing an outstanding job.

    Thank you

  5. pelosi is a EMBARRASSMENT to all of politics , and many on her side are WIMPS that say nothing for fear of a BULLIED REPRISAL from her and the ” YES MAM LAP DOG TEAM. And there are plenty of RINO,S that could have but did not stand up and get in her face over her antics with her ” YES MAM LAP DOG TEAM ” . NO GUTS and NO BALLS all NUM NUTTERS and they will get nothing , for sure they will get NO GLORY only rejection and criticism. HANG your HEADS in SHAME , for lying to the voters and for doing the kick back take it easy routine .

  6. What an embarrassment Nancy Pelosi is to America; she acted half looped and in need of another drink during the President’s speech; the ripping up the speech on national T.V was the last straw. If anyone ever needed to be impeached, it is Nancy Pelosi.

    1. Miki, I’ve been thinking long and hard about this since it all happened last night. I’ve begun thinking over the past few months as Nancy has begun having almost as many problems with her speech as Sleepy Uncle Joe has. I’m beginning to wonder if one of the people the Congressional Pharmacist was trying to alert us to being on meds for dementia might not be Nancy since any way it went in 2016 she was heading to the top of the lower house either in the minority or as later happened the majority. I couldn’t help but notice (I am a retired nurse practitioner) last night how gaunt her face is starting to look too. I have little doubt her plastic surgeon has told her he can do no more to make her look much younger than her up-coming 80th birthday! If I am correct about her being on these medications this is what is happening. She has peaked (not piqued) out on the dementia medications effectiveness and her losing train of thought mid sentence or forgetting the word she is trying to say will only worsen and start happening at a faster and faster pace as time goes along. It is my understanding that once the effectiveness of these medications starts to wan, there is no next level to go to and the trip heading backwards can start to go at a fairly quick pace. Only time will tell but if this is what is happening with her she may be out of the picture sooner than even she plans. One other thing that makes me think this might be what is going on is her daughter has always been quick to rebuke anyone she feels crosses her Mother’s path. President Trump has clearly crossed that path on several occasions and quite frankly I was shocked to see the daughter staying silent.

  7. Nancy, your time is up! Your whole gangs’ time is up!

    A very large number of veterans have watched everything you, your gang, your allies in the swamp, and the media have done since President Trump came down that escalator in Trump Tower. Every single thing you have attempted adds up to nothing more than a very poorly planned and executed coup d’etat! Far too many of the nations politicians/bureaucrats/academicians/media types on both the left and right have crossed the line! We out here in the heartland know virtually everything you and your comrades have done is nothing more than attempts to cover up your own corruption and to retain what power you think is yours.

    D.J. Trump is our President and you are not going to replace him. Seems there is one group you and your comrades have failed to consider. You have failed to consider the thousands of combat veterans still alive and full of total disdain for you, your gang, the swamp, and the media. Unless President Trump stops us, we are coming to teach you and your gang that you are not our leaders, you are our servants! All who have participated in any element of the attempted coup d’etat will not escape justice! See you shortly, suggest you get ready!

    Soldier/Cop/Grunt, Retired


    1). Nancy, your little act of tearing up the President’s speech and then stating you could not find a word of truth in the same will serve as your letter of resignation! You can present the same to the President or we will present it for you!

    2). One last thing. Thank you for validating the lessons learned presented below.

    * 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.

    * Arrogance coupled with ignorance equals stupidity.

    * 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.

    * 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.

    * 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.

    Note: The lessons learned above were first presented to a gathering of Americans in 1989 as the prelude to a book titled: Rape, Pillage, Plunder; America, You’ve Been Had! 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 more lessons learned thanks to the overall behavior of the parties highlighted in lessons learned above. Seems approximately 25% of the American population has declared war on the rest of the nation!

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

    * 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)

    1. Great post C. W. Lauderdale. Thanks for ALL your service. This war is by no means over and I have a feeling the dems pushed it too far this time by being so petulant. They fail to realize they have opened Pandora’s box with Senator Graham professing to be the one to start the investigation into “Where’s Hunter?” Once this investigation picks up speed look at who besides Joe Biden will likely be some of the first to be pulled into the investigation…John Kerry with his son and Nancy Pelosi with her son! From there things should start to spread exponentially on to others like a communicable disease. This may now be the opening into a full investigation of the past that the dems have been able to thwart along the way. I keep thinking about those rumored “over 4,000 sealed indictments” that were supposed to have been signed within President Trump’s first year. I am betting the indictments are still sitting there ready and waiting to go out. But more to the present excluding Nancy and her shameful actions last night, I am dying to see when and what President Trump does to stop Jeff Sessions in his tracks. Currently living in AL on a temporary basis I want to puke every time I see his face on TV saying he was the first to back President Trump. I scream back to the TV each and every time that he was also the first to turn his back on the President when he did. I almost can’t believe he and Tommy Tubberville (ex-Auburn Football Coach) are closely tied for first place in Alabama’s senate race.

  8. The Democrats and liberal media have been working against our country and should be prosecuted for treason.

  9. I just returned from taking a friend to outpatient surgery . . . . and guess what, no surprise, the TV in the waiting room was either on the Communist News Network (CNN), MS-LSD or NBC.

    Liberals have an excuse for their ignorance of what is going on all around them . . . . they are brain-washed and ignorant of Reality. 😊

  10. The Senate “trial” which acquitted Trump was a farce. The “court” was controlled by the defendants cronies, the prosecution was forbidden to call witnesses or produce evidence and was allowed insignificant time even to argue its case and most of the jurors where beholden to the defendant and determined to vote not guilty before the trial even starts. What kind of a “trial” was that?

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