House Speaker Nancy Pelosi barely had time to leave the stage after announcing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump before the sound of his Campaign 2020 cash machines starting dinging. Indeed, the political rapid response teams have been raking in the dough at an alarming pace. While Hillary Clinton may have come in a close second when she called Trump an “illegitimate president” and a “corrupt human tornado” Thursday — lest anyone be allowed the mercy of forgetting her — it seems Pelosi has become the chief fundraiser for a man she apparently loathes.
The unintended consequences of the House measure to move forward with impeaching a sitting president has fired up the Trump base to a rate that the Democrats should find alarming. As the Dems were citing Article 1 of the US Constitution, re-election text message pings echoed through the cybersphere:
Pres. Trump: Nancy wants to impeach me for nothing! Disgusting! Join my Impeachment Defense Team. For the next hour all gifts are doubled.
Breaking News! Nancy wants to impeach: Pres. Trump needs you on his Impeachment Defense Team. We’re sending him each donor in 1 hour.
Do you not stand with Pres. Trump? He needs you on his Impeachment Defense Team. Show him support. All gifts 2X-matched.
IMPEACHMENT ALERT: Democrats are NOW IMPEACHING President Trump! We are 5X-MATCHING all Patriots who stand with Trump for the next 2 hours.
Then the campaign PACs headed into the control room to generate some very effective videos. This one produced by the Great America PAC is worth one minute of your time:
Ka-ching. Ka-ching. Ka-ching. The sound of the Trump Campaign cash machines is hard to miss. Since the impeachment announcement, the Republican National Committee reports raising a cool $5M. Estimates are that between the Trump 2020 Campaign and the RNC, $13M has been brought in from folks in all 50 states. The president’s son, Eric, chimed in on the cash flow yesterday with this:
A BIG thank you to @SpeakerPelosi and the Democrats – in the last 48 hours we have raised $8.5 million dollars in small dollar donations. People are sick of your nonsense but please keep it up — you are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020! 🤛👍🇺🇸
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 26, 2019
Just in case you missed the text messages and tweets, there are emails piling up in your inbox:
They’re trying to SILENCE YOU and take away YOUR VOTE by launching an IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY INTO YOUR PRESIDENT! They know that PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOTHING WRONG, but we can’t sit around and wait for a reaction that will never come from Nancy and her Squad.
We need to TAKE ACTION NOW! The President just launched his Official Impeachment Defense Task Force, and he needs strong American Patriots, like YOU, on his team.
As a charter member of the Task Force, you’ll be representing our Impeachment Defense efforts for all of Virginia. This is SO IMPORTANT, that President Trump activated a DOUBLE-MATCH on all contributions!
Unable to heed the warnings of a clear distaste for impeachment by the American public, the Democrats appear to be reaping what they’ve sown. The polling data has been consistent for a while now, showing voters don’t support impeaching a sitting president. And yet the Dems rushed to judgment before the transcript of the phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian leader was even made public.
In addition, as the video from the Great America PAC demonstrates, it puts the genesis of the problem front and center: The father-son Biden deal – which the legacy media largely ignored – is being discussed openly in the public square. Thus, you hear analysis like this from places like CNN:
“Biden does have a problem here. I have to say $50,000 a month for Hunter Biden—clearly to be selling influence because otherwise, no one would ever pay him that kind of money—for a company that, frankly, was pretty corrupt and has been before and has been since under investigation.”
These are the words of Ian Bremmer, Time magazine editor at large recorded on CNN’s New Day program. He followed this up with, “It’s hard to imagine Joe Biden wasn’t aware of it.” On the other side of the aisle, Tucker Carlson put on screen a title calling the former vice president “Quid Pro Joe.” What was buried in the media is now making headlines.
Thank you very much, Mrs. Pelosi. It’s likely Trump supporters all across America are cheering her on. Is this another of Trump’s famed “chess moves” or is it just luck that the Democrats are living in an echo chamber and cannot hear anyone outside their ivory tower?
Now that, as it turns out, is the $13M question.