Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced a presidential impeachment inquiry last week, essentially yielding to the demands of the far-left members of her party.
That prompted Senate Democrats to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
In each instance, they want a do-over, or a mulligan, in golf-speak.
They want a mulligan of the 2016 presidential election in the case of President Donald Trump; they want a mulligan of the Senate confirmation two years later in the case of Kavanaugh.
As the old saying goes, "be careful what you wish for, it might just come true." Either occurrence could cost Democrats dearly due to a trait common to most Americans: A quest for justice and fundamental fairness.
The American people have had enough after 3 years of resistance, bickering, Congressional obstruction and calls for the president’s head at the end of a pike.
The latest impeachment calls stem from a conversation between Trump and Ukraine’s newly-elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump allegedly made military funding to Ukraine contingent upon Zelensky’s agreement to initiate a corruption investigation into Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
Trump released a transcript of the call that proved otherwise, and Zelensky told reporters it was a pleasant, innocuous conversation.
“Nobody pushed me,” he said during a joint press conference.
Democrats rely instead on a so-called whistleblower complaint, based on secondhand and possibly even thirdhand information.
Lawyers define such information as “hearsay;” judges call it “inadmissible.”
In addition, the Obama administration asked Ukraine to investigate then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Before Trump was even inaugurated, Democrats were “paving the way to impeach” him, according to a December 2016 report. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, has been one of those leading the charge, and the whistleblower’s hearsay account added resolve.
"If we don’t do this rather quickly, the public is going to turn on us. And we are going to find that those who went to the polls and gave us this great majority are going to be very disappointed,” Green said. “They are not going to side with us when we did not side with them."
Now Democrats are targeting Kavanaugh.
Earlier this month, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., asked the House Judiciary Committee to initiate an impeachment investigation against the associate justice.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat and, like Harris, a presidential hopeful, added her own support to get Kavanaugh.
"I still believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. And like the man who appointed him, Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached," she tweeted.
The Blasey Ford accusation, although full of holes, was the strongest claim against Kavanaugh. It recently got weaker when her lawyer said she was probably politically motivated, and her friend doubted her story and said it made no sense.
The Democrats are nevertheless calling for a Kavanaugh mulligan based on a new sexual assault claim. However, the alleged victim reportedly has no recollection of the incident, and the only accuser is a Kavanaugh adversary going back decades.
Americans have had enough.
A Morning Consult poll released earlier this month revealed that only 37 percent of voters favor the president’s impeachment.
What’s worse for Democrats is that even if the president is eventually impeached — which can be likened to a criminal indictment — the Senate would never convict. It requires a two-thirds vote.
In addition, history teaches us that impeachment without conviction only increases the president’s approval rating, and in this case would result in a probable Trump landslide re-election in 2020.
Moreover, two political analysts told Newsmax recently that such a scenario could end up flipping the House back to Republican control. One of the analysts identifies as a Democrat.
Adding a Kavanaugh impeachment into the mix would only kick Democratic defeat into overdrive — especially given the kangaroo court Democrats submitted him to last year.
Here’s my assessment. Imagine you’ve been at the same job for decades, working in the same plodding manner in which you’d been trained, by someone who learned the ropes from someone else. Each time you make a mistake, your boss accepts your excuses, pats you on the back and says it’s OK.
Now imagine the boss hires a new guy, one who accomplishes more while working with less, and does it faster. You feel resentment, shame, anger, and fear for your own job.
The boss in this scenario is the American voter.
You’re the Washington, D.C., swamp, Democratic lawmakers, and anti-Trump Republicans.
And that new guy? That’d be Trump, and you’re running scared.
Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He is also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Hee Now.
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