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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Democrats back down

Remember that impeachment thing? You know, because the fate of the republic was at stake due to the high crimes of the president? Yeah, well, forget about that:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday she will not stage a vote on the House floor to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The decision came after Democratic leaders, returning to Washington following a two-week recess, had reached out to members of their diverse caucus to gauge the party's support for such a vote.

After back-to-back meetings with party leaders and then the full caucus, Pelosi announced that no such vote would take place. Democratic aides emphasized, however, that the process remains fluid and that Pelosi may reverse course and stage such a vote at any point in the future.

"There's no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote," Pelosi told reporters during a last-minute press briefing in the Capitol.
President Trump is using their emotional projection as bait. It's one of the more brilliant political tactics I've ever observed; it's worthy of an entire chapter by Machiavelli. What he's doing is accusing himself of things that he knows they are doing. So they demand the very investigations that he wants, thereby forcing the media to extensively cover the very topics it wants to bury.

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Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 16, 2019 8:11 AM  

Trump is probably disappointed, but he likely has a plan B which will damage them almost as much.

Blogger Christopher October 16, 2019 8:15 AM  

Imagine if easing Javanka out --or shoring up that from attack, is part of the plan?

Blogger ZhukovG October 16, 2019 8:26 AM  

The GE toys with his enemies like a cat with a mouse. Never underestimate a man who successfully maneuvered the NYC Real Estate/Construction/Union racket.

Also I think people overestimate Kushner and Ivanka's influence.

The GE may not always do what we want, but he always does what he wants.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 16, 2019 8:31 AM  

TGE knows women and the Left has the mind of a woman, he knows how to play them like a tuned violin. Every conservative I have ever known reflexively tries to calm a woman/child down when they go off into hysteria, TGE eggs it on and wins, now imagine how the Concucks feel when he prevails and they look like nutless chumps?

Blogger Thad Tuiol October 16, 2019 8:33 AM  

Bwahahahahahaha, I am so going to enjoy going into the office tomorrow! All those CNN watching Trump deranged libshits at work were gloating a couple of weeks ago "That he's done for now, this is some serious shit! Expect Trump to be gone before November!"

I will try to be magnanimous in victory tomorrow...nah, who am I kidding? I'm gonna rub their fucking libtard faces in it!

Blogger JG October 16, 2019 8:40 AM  

Drudge will be so disappointed. What's he gonna lead with now?

Blogger Azimus October 16, 2019 8:41 AM  

Hmm, "at this time" is a favorite modifier of cowards and liars. As soon as NP shuts down the evil fiend Adam Schiff I will believe it. But she has expended no political capital on shutting this farce down.

Blogger Unknownsailor October 16, 2019 8:45 AM  

Thad Tuiol wrote:Bwahahahahahaha, I am so going to enjoy going into the office tomorrow! All those CNN watching Trump deranged libshits at work were gloating a couple of weeks ago "That he's done for now, this is some serious shit! Expect Trump to be gone before November!"

I will try to be magnanimous in victory tomorrow...nah, who am I kidding? I'm gonna rub their fucking libtard faces in it!

You would think that after more than three years of saying to themselves, "We've got him now!", only to be later surprised harder than Wile E Coyote each and every time they don't, that learning would occur.

I suppose that makes them no better than a cartoon character.

Blogger Amy October 16, 2019 8:47 AM  

Unpossible! Just the other day my ex-hippie neighbor was discussing which wines would go best with her impeachment celebration dinner. Obviously she knows something::rollseyes::

Blogger dienw October 16, 2019 8:54 AM  

"There's no requirement that we have a vote, and so at this time we will not be having a vote," means that they will continue to hold star chamber hearings.

Blogger Dave October 16, 2019 8:55 AM  

Hmmm, I thought "Drudge" said she had the votes.

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 16, 2019 9:02 AM  

Also I think people overestimate Kushner and Ivanka's influence.

Fretting about Javanka is the right-wing (or at least alt-retard) version of "Trump takes orders from Putin."

Blogger Derrick Bonsell October 16, 2019 9:03 AM  

The boomerlibs hate them even more.

Blogger Seeingsights October 16, 2019 9:05 AM  

From what I understand, if there's a full impeachment inquiry, then Republicans can issue subpoenas.
That would open a can of worms for Democrats. Oh, subpoena the "whistleblower", Joe Biden, Hunter Biden etc.
On a related note, there's a theory that the "whistleblower" was John Bolton.

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 16, 2019 9:06 AM  

But she has expended no political capital on shutting this farce down.

She may not have cost herself anything in terms of reelection, because she has a safe district. But in terms of party, the Democrats have invested *all* their political capital in impeachment. Without that, their political platform is "Eat The Babies." That's why Pelosi had to keep dangling it out there, even though she said months ago it wasn't going to happen. If their base realizes impeachment will *never* happen and they're just being teased, they won't have a reason to go to the polls.

Blogger rumpole5 October 16, 2019 9:15 AM  

My comment to friends who question Trump is always this: "The man built skyscrapers in Manhattan!".

Blogger tuberman October 16, 2019 9:19 AM  

The strangest of all is how many of these people fully or even cynically believe their own lies. Makes them easy to manipulate into multiple traps.

Two things:

* Some are dropping away because they see the constant absurdity
* Others are just losing interest, as their insane hopes are put on hold

One needs to be on Truth's side to know ones self, and even your enemy...or Sun Tzu.

Blogger PseudonymousMe October 16, 2019 9:20 AM  

You give Him too much credit.

I think he is simply divinely protected.

Or he is some Zaphod Beeblebrox who has walled off some part of his brain to enable execution of his own preconceived masterplan.

Blogger The Cooler October 16, 2019 9:23 AM  

It's one of the more brilliant political tactics I've ever observed; it's worthy of an entire chapter by Machiavelli.

Affrontare i Pazzi.

Blogger Matt October 16, 2019 9:25 AM  

Just saw this yesterday. Trumpslide 2020 incoming.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trump-will-steamroll-competition-2020-moodys-accurate-election-model

Blogger Barbarossa October 16, 2019 9:27 AM  

@7 Perhaps no political capital was expended, but neither was it created. And I think given the pathetic slate of Democrat presidential candidates (and for all you "Biden is finished" folks, the polls (yeah, yeah, I know) say otherwise), impeachment was the Left's version of Anyone But Hillary. Think about it. Their two top candidates are a senile fool who makes a NYC crime boss look reputable and a shrill law professor who gamed her ethnicity to get an Ivy League gig. Impeachment was all they had!

Hilarious to think that the Democrat's most viable candidate out there right now is a possible Romney challenge to Trump.

Blogger Dave October 16, 2019 9:27 AM  

The Squad is endorsing Bernie. Everyone's mother-in-law, Elizabeth Warren, calls it a real slap in the face.

Blogger Tinidril October 16, 2019 9:28 AM  

Fascinating topic... hope Vox does a Darkstream on this!

Blogger Longtime Lurker October 16, 2019 9:28 AM  

"the process remains fluid."

Only if fluid means stuck.

Nancy cannot advance. She cannot retreat.

Her strategy is now based on hope. And little else.

Like the old Russian proverb says: Hope dies last. In about 13 months.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( 'A Pillowed Dawn', the Boomer Horror movie ) October 16, 2019 9:40 AM  

9. Amy October 16, 2019 8:47 AM
Unpossible! Just the other day my ex-hippie neighbor



you might be ex-hippie
...
but you're never ex-Boomer. uknowmsayin?

Blogger Wilkes Marprelate October 16, 2019 9:40 AM  

Kind of a shame. I was hoping they'd vote then the Republicans could subpoena everyone for cross examination. It would lead to much schadenfreude by those of us who know who the real traitors are.

Blogger Watchu talkin bout Willis October 16, 2019 9:42 AM  

Translation: "We got nuthin"

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 16, 2019 9:53 AM  

The Democrats are like a guy who has been promising to marry his girlfriend for three years but keeps finding ways to avoid setting the date. Sometimes a guy can string that situation along forever, if the girl is convinced she can't do any better. But in most cases, the girl will eventually get frustrated enough to hit the road and take her chances.

That's where they are now, telling their voters, "Come on, babe, don't give up on us now. We'll definitely get that ring next year when the time is right."

Blogger Calvin809 October 16, 2019 9:54 AM  

It would be great to figure out how much money the Obama administration personally made off of the Ukraine.

Blogger The Masked Menace October 16, 2019 10:00 AM  

We live in a very dark world.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( 'A Pillowed Dawn', the Boomer Horror movie ) October 16, 2019 10:00 AM  

the Clinton Foundation Initiative collected over a billion dollars while Obama was POTUS
...
you think he didn't get a cut of that?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 16, 2019 10:06 AM  

And the impeachment circus would have been all white people all the time, how do you think the POCs feel about that? WAG, tomorrow it's back to colored kids in cages.

Blogger Mystic On Main October 16, 2019 10:11 AM  

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Blogger SidVic October 16, 2019 10:11 AM  

I just had an interesting thought. What if Trump wins and then immediately turns around and redpills the country when he little to lose. A 20 minute speech on race realism IQ, demographics. He could use somali and ashkenzi IQ. Well a boy can dream.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 16, 2019 10:17 AM  

Amy wrote:Just the other day my ex-hippie neighbor ...

Ex-hippie? I've met a lot who claimed to be ex. Haven't met many who had actually left it behind. That kind of stupid is congenital, and irreversible.

Blogger Lazarus October 16, 2019 10:24 AM  

Back when Q was alive he used a particular expression more than once.

It was "They fall for it every time"

Blogger Ominous Cowherd October 16, 2019 10:28 AM  

@33 didn't read Vox's post:
What he's doing is accusing himself of things that he knows they are doing. So they demand the very investigations that he wants, thereby forcing the media to extensively cover the very topics it wants to bury.

Trump can only gain if the Dems continue to investigate; they keep on turning up evidence of their own crimes.

Blogger Dan in Georgia October 16, 2019 10:35 AM  

Hillary blurted out the truth accidentally when she accused TGE of running his businesses like a mob family. She was frustrated because Trump does not leave paper trails, and he doesn’t run his mouth. Something she never learned how to do.

Just think of all the stories she’s told TGE while he was refilling her double vodka with extra vodka and he was sipping Diet Coke.

Blogger tuberman October 16, 2019 10:37 AM  

33. Mystic On Main

Concerns noted.

Blogger Longtime Lurker October 16, 2019 10:37 AM  

"the Clinton Foundation Initiative collected over a billion dollars while Obama was POTUS
...
you think he didn't get a cut of that?"

Obama left the DNC deep in debt. The Clintons bailed it out just in time for the 2016 election.

Thank you Clinton Foundation.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 October 16, 2019 10:40 AM  

When President Bill Clinton was impeached, even though it was technically for perjury, every common person in America thought it was about his adultery. Our culture had become so corroded by that point, that nobody thought it was that big of a deal, at least not an impeachable offense.

The drive to impeach President Trump over a phone call he made to the Ukraine is inexplicable to 90% of the American public. As far as they're concerned, this is a big nothing burger topped with nothing sauce. They simply do not understand the crime, if any, that the Democrats are claiming is an impeachable offense.

That is why this impeachment is done. Because the American people simply don't understand it. This is a big win for Trump because it means that the Democrats can't play the impeachment card again. If they do it again, there will be a super-majority of Republicans, most of them die-hard Trump supporters in 2023.

Blogger David Ray Milton October 16, 2019 10:41 AM  

@Sidvic

Everyone is already “red-pilled” about race realism. There are only the people who can deal with that reality and those who live in denial. And Ashkenazi’s basically just have a standard European’s IQ. There would be no particular reason to single them out.

But pointing out those those same Ashkenazi’s tradition of following the Anti-logos Talmud.... now that might be a red-pill.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother October 16, 2019 10:42 AM  

Yes MoM what has been turned up the never ending investigation that doesn't make the administration look good?

Blogger Borsabil October 16, 2019 11:14 AM  

The media have been doing their usual gas lighting in attempting to drum interest in impeachment. The fact that Pelosi can't drum up enough yes votes from red state Dems to actually begin a real impeachment process tells me the campaign isn't working. Sad.

Blogger Rhys October 16, 2019 11:17 AM  

"Democratic aides emphasized, however, that the process remains fluid and that Pelosi may reverse course and stage such a vote at any point in the future."
Ok leftists, now do what you're best at, and start up the #cancelpelosi movement. She's obviously in cahoots with Trump if she won't do anything.

Blogger Avalanche October 16, 2019 11:32 AM  

@8 "I suppose that makes them no better than a cartoon character. "

Hmmm, not drawn as well, though....

Blogger xevious2030 October 16, 2019 11:34 AM  

PseudonymouseMe, the truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, though it may at times find its way into it. And the world is a bit stranger than many imagine it is.

Blogger xevious2030 October 16, 2019 11:43 AM  

The good Doctor knows the Tardis is bigger on the inside. The brain may be weighed and measured, but the soul adds dimension.

Blogger Silent Draco October 16, 2019 11:43 AM  

"No matter who is nominated they will start with 45% of the vote. This is not a matter of brilliant tactics. It's simple electoral politics.."

Last time that ended as 40% of the Electoral College. As long as they continue denigrating Orange Man Bad, who made wages increase and jobs start to come back, who left more earned money in people's pockets, they continue lowering their ceiling.

Blogger CarpeOro October 16, 2019 12:01 PM  

Yes MoM, concern trolling noted. The votes? No. The power to make inquiries without officially starting the process - that is a vote to start it. No. Looking for a valid point in your concern troll and... not seeing one.

Or maybe it isn't concern trolling. Maybe your one of the dozen people outside of the authorized media that watched the Democrat debates? Not seeing much chance for your hommies over there with this crop. And no, I didn't waste my time on the highlight reel.

Blogger tuberman October 16, 2019 12:01 PM  

Avalanche wrote:@8 "I suppose that makes them no better than a cartoon character. "

Hmmm, not drawn as well, though....


I see these people as a Matt Groening "Life Is Hell," cartoon. Then they would be a poorly drawn victim cartoon.

Can these people even rise up to the level of a depressed, one-eared rabbit cartoon?

Blogger Damelon Brinn October 16, 2019 12:12 PM  

Careful responding to the banned, fellas, lest ye be spammed along with them.

Blogger Silent Draco October 16, 2019 12:15 PM  

Oops, point taken, Damelon. It's so tempting to kick a gamma when he's down.

Blogger Oswald October 16, 2019 12:15 PM  

Trump should have the goods on most of them by now. If not, then he deserves to be thrown out office.

Blogger Ska_Boss October 16, 2019 12:20 PM  

I'm not even tired of winning yet, we have another 5 years to go!

Blogger Robert Pinkerton October 16, 2019 12:23 PM  

Elizabeth Warren reminds me of a tenth-grade English teacher who tried totally to kill Julius Caesar and Wister's The Virginian for her class so many decades ago.

Blogger boogeyman October 16, 2019 12:40 PM  

I was told I would get tired of winning, but I wasn't told I would be treated to a never ending buffet of nothing burgers.

Trump plays them, and they don't understand how. However I do have one concern. I think the fact that they're just not going to beat him with their dirty tricks and smear jobs is starting to sink in. They already know they can't beat him on policy or job record. What worries me is that as this dawns on them someone may decide the only way to beat Trump is to physically remove him. Between Hillary and all the spooks that hate him, I'm sure they can find some patsy who's a good shot.

A Trump assassination could possibly jump-start a revolution, but as we've seen, these people are too stupid to consider the unforeseen consequences.

Blogger Nate73 October 16, 2019 12:41 PM  

Is the thing in question "crimes in Ukraine"? How does pretending to have done something bad in Ukraine cause an investigation into what Biden did in the Ukraine?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash October 16, 2019 12:49 PM  

Damelon Brinn wrote:banned
Thanks Damelon

Blogger justaguy October 16, 2019 12:53 PM  

I think that we are seeing the Dem 2020 campaign-- a non-stop Orange man bad push using the secret, grand-jury-like impeachment inquiry. I can only assume that they are trying to get the he is bad message through to the mass of uninformed voters. The added bonus for the Dems they think is that this impeachment will blunt anything to come from Barr. Since I do not think that Barr will clean the house-- no traditional Repub has had the character to do this for decades-- the little bit of noise Barr makes will be drowned out. Barr will be happy pronouncing that spying on a presidential candidate is wrong and will go away wondering why no one thinks it is a big deal. But of course he will prevent the Repubs from doing the same thing back at the Dems.

Blogger Dave October 16, 2019 1:01 PM  

Boom! Two suspects already committed suicide. Hope eventually they all do.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/south-korean-national-and-hundreds-others-charged-worldwide-takedown-largest-darknet-child

South Korean National and Hundreds of Others Charged Worldwide in the Takedown of the Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website, Which was Funded by Bitcoin

Dozens of Minor Victims Who Were Being Actively Abused by the Users of the Site Rescued

Jong Woo Son, 23, a South Korean national, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia for his operation of Welcome To Video, the largest child sexual exploitation market by volume of content. The nine-count indictment was unsealed today along with a parallel civil forfeiture action. Son has also been charged and convicted in South Korea and is currently in custody serving his sentence in South Korea. An additional 337 site users residing in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington State and Washington, D.C. as well as the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Czech Republic, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Brazil and Australia have been arrested and charged.

The agencies have shared data from the seized server with law enforcement around the world to assist in identifying and prosecuting customers of the site. This has resulted in leads sent to 38 countries and yielded arrests of 337 subjects around the world. The operation has resulted in searches of residences and businesses of approximately 92 individuals in the United States. Notably, the operation is responsible for the rescue of at least 23 minor victims residing in the United States, Spain and the United Kingdom, who were being actively abused by the users of the site.

In the Washington, D.C.-metropolitan area, the operation has led to the execution of five search warrants and eight arrests of individuals who both conspired with the administrator of the site and were themselves, users of the website. Two users of the Darknet market committed suicide subsequent to the execution of search warrants.

Blogger Stilicho October 16, 2019 1:02 PM  

Now, get the dems to investigate pizzagate...

I notice that they've been very careful to avoid investigating Qanon... might be able to sucker them into that... just imagine the ensuing lulz

Blogger HouellebecqGurl October 16, 2019 1:08 PM  

Bingo.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl October 16, 2019 1:10 PM  

No, it's not & the only people who believe such Trump/Putin nonsense are idiots and idiotic celebrities.
You sound ot terribly bright, tbh.

Blogger HouellebecqGurl October 16, 2019 1:18 PM  

Thx, I hadn't heard about this.

Blogger xevious2030 October 16, 2019 2:03 PM  

“Between Hillary and all the spooks that hate him”

The Hillary response to the 20191008 7:06AM Trump Tweet, “Don’t tempt me. Do your job,” to his “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race.” There are complications and alternative moves available. Mortality is always a consideration around them, but the tops have their own environment. At least until the music stops. A few of them remember Octavian and what short sighted haste can bring among those at that level.

Blogger Rattlesnake_Kid October 16, 2019 2:11 PM  

I'm sure they appreciate that he applies the 'make them live by their rules' community guideline.

Blogger Derrick Bonsell October 16, 2019 2:18 PM  

If so there are enough people who still despise Bolton that if it gets out everything he says will be discredited.

Blogger Kiwi October 16, 2019 2:27 PM  

Great strategy. Obviously requires knowing your enemy, which sounds easy but is not.

Blogger Derrick Bonsell October 16, 2019 2:28 PM  

If Nancy doesn't have the votes for an inquiry it's doubtful she has the votes for impeachment barring some unknown smoking gun. The only person that's really been hurt here politically is her. If Trump wins in 2020 it won't matter who controls the House, she's done as far as the speakership is concerned.

Blogger Ingot9455 October 16, 2019 2:34 PM  

Fortunately, most patsies aren't good shots. That's why all the multiple shooter rumours that just coalesce into one.
Most good shooters aren't up for assassinating the President. They know what happened to Oswald.

Blogger God Emperor Memes October 16, 2019 3:13 PM  

He's certainly a hoopy frood, who really knows where his towel is.

Blogger tublecane October 16, 2019 5:33 PM  

Everytime they come down from one of their two-minute hates, I wonder whether or will remember how silly they looked next time 'round. But I already know that that Impeachment Hysteria version 102 will get its airtime and watercooler buzz. But in the back of their minds, I think everyone knows they're never that series. At least since early versions of Muh Russia went up in smoke. Pee-pee-gate maybe was the last one people truly believed in.

Blogger Wild Ape October 16, 2019 5:59 PM  

Classic rickroll! I love seeing the Democrats roasted by their own hubris.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother October 16, 2019 6:42 PM  

If they could have killed Trump by now, they would have. He has Washington's battle luck, i.e. harmless bullet holes through greatcoats, tri corner hats, british assassins close enough to do the job but lose their ability to finish it at the last minute, etc.

Blogger Thad Tuiol October 17, 2019 3:20 AM  

They harm one hair on his head and we will unleash hell. And they know it.

Blogger RedJack October 17, 2019 7:28 AM  

When AOC called the inquiry boring, I thought it ment a week till it dropped off the news cycle. I was surprisingly correct

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