Do The Democrats Have A Death Wish?

December 4, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

The early winter holidays are notorious for giving people the blues, but as the last Thanksgiving leftovers slide into the stockpot, the Democratic Party was put on suicide watch. Is the ghost of Jeffrey Epstein in charge? It’s a little late to call an exorcist.

The gun pointed at the Democrats’ head now is a stubby little low-caliber weapon in the person of Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who has only grazed the party’s skull in two previous misfirings. The third time, the old saying goes, may be the charm.

When Mr. Nadler entertained Special Counsel Robert Mueller in July, he succeeded spectacularly in discrediting Mr. Mueller, and the inquisition he rode in on. It was the worst public demonstration of aphasia since William Jennings Bryan had a stroke at the Scopes Trial in 1925. Mr. Mueller’s pitiful performance put to rest the last sticky tendril of hope that his tortured report might avail to cast out the arch-demon in the White House. Even the Republicans on the dais seemed to feel sorry for him. True to his character as a schoolyard sap wearing a “kick me” sign on his back, Mr. Nadler just waddled away in a fog of bamboozlement, hitching his pants up to his sternum, to plot his next foolish move.

Which was to haul former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski into the committee in September. Mr. Lewandowski’s performance was the equivalent of watching poor Mr. Nadler get hitched to the rear bumper of a Lincoln Navigator and dragged over several miles of broken Coke bottles. And yet, ever-sturdy, like one of those plastic punching dummies with all its weight on the bottom, Mr. Nadler just popped back up, adjusted his “kick me” sign, and moved on to his next folly: the current comedy of errors around impeachment.

Really, the only question now is what new way will Mr. Nadler find to humiliate himself and mortify his party? Opening testimony this week will be supplied by a panel of Woke constitutional law professors who will attempt to tease out some hermeneutic legal basis for an impeachment other than actual misdeeds. They’ll surely settle on thought-crime, since there is nothing else. Whose idea was it to hit the snooze button just as the curtain goes up on the show?

Next will come a mighty hassle over whether the minority can call witnesses of its own choosing. Ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA) has already asked for an appearance by Adam Schiff, chair of the House Intel Committee, whose procedural shenanigans last month embarrassed anyone with a vestigial memory of Anglo-American due process. Some folks think that Mr. Schiff has got some ‘splainin’ to do about the predicating circumstances of his star chamber spectacle. He is, in fact, a fact-witness to all that, on top of being the issuer today of his own committee’s report on all that, and therefore susceptible to public examination — especially in a train of proceedings as grave as impeachment. If Mr. Nadler enables Mr. Schiff to slither out of testifying, there will be hell to pay, and in the not-so-likely prospect of an actual impeachment trial in the senate, it would be paid there as an unleashed defense goes for Mr. Schiff with pithing needles and thumbscrews of genuine interrogation.

Then there is the “Whistleblower,” this would-be pimpernel of perfidy hiding behind Adam Schiff’s apron under the false assertion that he is entitled to everlasting anonymity. What an idea under our system of jurisprudence! In fact, contrary to Mr. Schiff’s public pronouncements, there is no law that states what he claims — one of several things Mr. Schiff can be called to account for. And that is even if you accept the dishonest proposition that the fugitive who started this fiasco even was a whistleblower, rather than a rogue CIA officer acting on explicitly illegal political motives to interfere in the 2020 election. The CIA, you must know, is forbidden by charter and statute from operating against American citizens, including the president of the United States. Under the circumstances, the so-called “Whistleblower” might fairly be accused of treason.

Has anyone failed to notice that one of the “Whistleblower’s” attorneys, Mark Zaid, tweeted notoriously on January 30, 2017 that “Coup has started. First of many steps. #rebellion. #impeachment will follow ultimately. #lawyers.” Mr. Zaid later explained, “I was referring to a completely lawful process.” Yeah, sure. I think he meant a completely Lawfare process. Of course, the engineered “Whistleblower” escapade was only the latest (perhaps the last) chapter in the annals of nefarious events and actions carried out far-and-wide by several government agencies for three years, and by many officials working within them, and not a few freelance rogues in their service. There is no more accurate way to describe all that except as a coup. The authorities looking into all that have not been heard from yet. The portentous silence is making a lot of people in Washington edgy.

If the various House committees have put the Democratic Party on suicide watch, then something even more deadly is lurking just offstage. Hillary Clinton is making noises about jumping into the 2020 election. She senses opportunity as Joe Biden goes pitifully through the motions of running for office to avoid prosecution for his international grifting operations as Veep. Think of Hillary as the cyanide capsule that the party might actually choose to bite down on as the year ominously turns.

via zerohedge

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  1. SusieQ2002

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    December 4, 2019 @ 4:05 pm

    Personally, I wonder why the charge of treason has not already been placed against several of these rogue civil servants and their lying representatives in the house, and those who helped them harass and torment those who were helping President Trump? Whether the blue side of the isle likes it or not, President Trump was legally elected by the red side of the isle and with help from many on the blue side. It is noted that big cities can influence national elections because of the number of people that reside in them. It is also true that the founders of our great nation knew this would be a problem. That is why we have the electoral college. It protects those who live in the larger less populated states from the insanity often found in big population centers. That does not give anyone the right to attempt to undo a legal election when half the nation voted for it. That attempt is treason. Treason against the people and against the constitution, treason against the USA, treason against our legally elected President and his cabinet and employees. Now, who is responsible for bringing these charges? Those who forged the Steel Dossier are guilty of treason. Those who got a FISA Warrent with a false document are guilty of treason, Those who convicted Mr. Stone on the basis of that false document are also guilty of treason. I generously include the judiciary, and the jury, and of course the prosecutors and the arresting officers and their bosses after that disgusting display in the middle of the night. So, those who are suppose to make the charge of treason and have not, should they not have the charge of treason brought against them also? The death threats against President Trump and His Family, the family of the Vice President, the Press Secretary, the Presidents legal staff should also bring swift law enforcement down on themselves. We all know these acts are illegal. Those who like Mr. Soros use foreign funds to influence American jurisprudence should also be found guilty of treason, lose their citizenship, and be invited to leave the country or enjoy a long stay in our jails. Since, I understand that Mr. Soros owns most of the wire services, he is also guilty of slander, and invoking people to riot. The editing room floor contains more Treason, does it not? GET BUSY and do it right. Bring the charges, let us have some fair trials for a change.

  2. Mohammed, Mohammed...

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    December 4, 2019 @ 4:14 pm

    Love it I miss the old political cartoons……Awesome!

  3. ROB RAMPY

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    December 4, 2019 @ 4:18 pm

    JD:
    WHAT A BRILLIANT SUMMARY BY MR. KUNSTLER OF THIS ESCAPADE PUT ON BY
    DEMRATS.
    FIRST, I MUST SAY THAT IN ALL OF THIS
    SO CALLED “IMPEACHMENT PROCESS”,
    ONE THING REALLY STANDS OUT–THAT THERE IS NOT, IN FACT, ANY SOLID ACCUSATION
    UPON WHICH TO BASE THIS DISPLAY OF
    CORPORATE IGNORANCE BY DEMRAT CONGRESS MEN AND WOMEN.
    AMERICA’S CURRENT MOST VALUABLE ASSET, OUR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IS EXPERIENCING A VICIOUS, UNDERSERVED
    ASSAULT.
    ONE OF THE CHARACTER TRAITS THAT
    WE PATRIOTS FIND WONDERFULLY REFRESHING IN DONALD TRUMP IS THAT
    WHEN HE SETS OUT TO COMPLETE A DEAL BETWEEN AMERICA AND ANOTHER NATION,
    HE DOES SO WITH A UNIQUELY BRILLIANT AND FOCUSED ENERGY.
    DURING THIS PROCESS OUR PRESIDENT STUDIES EVERY AT POSSIBLE DETAIL TO
    MAKE SURE THAT THE OUTCOME IS BENEFICIAL TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
    THERE ARE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF
    US VOTERS WHO REALLY ADMIRE THIS
    IN OUR 45TH POTUS.
    WHILE EMPLOYING THIS METICULOUS SYSTEM
    IN DEALING WITH THIS MATTER OF GIFTING
    UKRAINE WITH $400. MILLION TO GIVE THESE
    FOLKS ASSISTANCE WUTH THEIR DEFENSES AGAINST THE RUSSIAN AGRESSION, CERTAIN INFORMATION CAME TO LIGHT ABOUT TWO AMERICAN CITIZENS, A FATHER AND SON TEAM WITH THE SURNAME BIDEN.
    IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THESE TWO
    CHARACTERS WERE INNVOLVED IN VERY
    SERIOUS CRIMES, ESSENTIALLY COERSION AND INFLUENCE PEDDLING.
    THE UNVEILING OF THIS INFORMATION DID NOT COME ABOUT BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP PUT A HOUND DOG ON EVERY
    DEMRAT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. THIS
    MATTER WAS EXPOSED VOLUNTARILY BY
    A WHISTLE BLOWER.
    AS TYPICAL DEMRATS, SCHIFF, PELOSI, NADLER AND THE REST OF THE GANG, ALREADY SCARED TO DEATH THAT TRUMP WAS
    GOING TO WIN 2020 IN A LANDSLIDE, SET ABOUT TO CREATE A GREAT FARCE WHICH WOULD RESULT IN A LOT OF “SOUND AND FURY SIGNIFYING NOTHING” (a quote from
    Shakespear)
    SADLY, CONGRESSIONAL DEMRATS HAVE ONCE AGAIN SET ABOUT TO MAKE MUCH TODO ABOUT NOTHING.
    IT IS DANGEROUS TO LIVE IN THIS MANNER,
    BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS A HARD PRICE TO
    PAY FOR TREACHERY.
    I STAND WITH EVERY PATRIOT IN THIS REPUBLIC IN SALUTING OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF DONALD TRUMP.
    AND MAY OUR FATHER CREATOR YAHWEH,
    APPLY DESERVED JUSTICE TO DEMRATS.
    RR

    AND BRILLIANT ENERGY.

  4. ROB RAMPY

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    December 4, 2019 @ 4:23 pm

    Sorry for that last line popping out. It is because I am currently stuck with only this handheld device with which to scribble.
    RR

  5. Simple solution, Deport all Dumocrat politicians

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    December 4, 2019 @ 7:22 pm

    The Democrats have already used up several death wishes and it is time for the entire party to go !!! America has NO use for a bunch of Heathens !!!

  6. David

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    December 4, 2019 @ 8:16 pm

    I feel SO sorry for high school students of the future. They’ll have to study this fairy tale/horror story, and try to make some sense out of it. GOOD LUCK!

  7. Nate-ncp

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    December 5, 2019 @ 2:29 pm

    Forgive them Mr. President, for they not know what they do? Sound familiar?

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