Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: So why are the Democrats conflicted about impeaching Donald Trump? They threw the kitchen sink at him with the Mueller investigation. That didn’t work. They hurled every scurrilous accusation at him. They publicly called him out as everything from a dictator to a racist, and yet he remains standing — and perhaps stronger than ever — with the little issue of whether he’s a Russian spy now off the table for all but bottom-feeding leftists. But here’s why so many Democrats want impeachment. It was stated by a congressman, who’s been perhaps the leading proponent of impeachment, Rep. Al Green (R-TX).
Al Green: I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get reelected. If we don’t impeach him, he will say he has been vindicated. He will say the Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the House, and they didn’t take up impeachment. He will say that we had a constitutional duty to do it if it was there, and we didn’t. He will say that he has been vindicated. But here’s what I say: We’re confronting a constitutional crisis as I speak to you.
Tim: So there it is. They want to impeach Trump because they think if they don’t, he’ll get reelected. We can at least appreciate Green’s honestly in admitting again that he wants Trump impeached because otherwise he will win a second term in the White House.
But the real storm brewing on Capitol Hill these days is over the escalating investigations by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and Attorney General William Barr into the actions of the Obama Justice Department and investigative agencies in spying on the Trump campaign in 2016. What did the Obama White House know, and when did they know about Obama’s top brass conducting surveillance on the Trump campaign? Nicholas Ballasy of PJ Media caught up with Ben Rhodes, a top White House official and deputy national security advisor under Obama, who denied any involvement.
Nicholas Ballasy: When did you know that there was an FBI investigation of Trump?
Ben Rhodes: I didn’t. President Obama didn’t. We don’t, we actually abided by the firewalls. If there were any investigations that took place, those decisions were made in the Justice Department, in the FBI, not in the White House. They will find nothing that suggests that there was any political White House involvement in any of that. Literally, I learned about the FBI investigation on Trump as a private citizen in the fricking Washington Post.
Tim: We’ll see if the Justice Department agrees that Obama knew nothing and said nothing about top officials in his administration setting up the Trump campaign and then getting a FISA warrant to conduct surveillance based on a disinformation dossier actually paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign. We’ll find out the truth soon enough now.
Meanwhile, the conga line of candidates seeking to unseat President Trump is out the door, 22 in all, and all of them except Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders struggling for attention. Biden has been labeled a so-called moderate, compared to the numerous socialists running in the primary. But when he unveiled his campaign, Biden did say a few revealing things about his own progressive policies.
Joe Biden: It’s well past time that the minimum wage, nationally, should be a minimum of $15. It’s well past … Health care is a right, not a privilege. We have to give everyone the peace of mind they deserve … When Reagan was president, there were $800 billion in tax expenditures, meaning tax loopholes. Know what it is today? It’s over $1.6 billion. We could send everyone in America to a community college for free, six million folks, six million folks new.
Tim: So $15-per-hour minimum wage, health care a right, free college for everyone. And, by the way, also a promise to repeal the tax cut that has led to economic growth and record low unemployment. So if you think Biden is really kind of moderate, remember those positions. Donald Trump certainly will. But part of the reason Biden is at the head of the Democrats’ line of candidates right now certainly has something to do with how bad the other candidates are. Listen to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) try to explain away the booming economy when questioned by Jake Tapper of CNN, of all people.
Jake Tapper: The economy added more than a quarter-million jobs, better than economists expected. Unemployment is at its lowest level in almost 50 years. Wages grew faster than prices did. Do you give President Trump the credit?
Amy Klobuchar: I give our workers and our businesses the credit, Jake. When you’re out there across the country, you see people working harder and harder every day, and this has meant that our businesses are strong and we’re selling American goods. That being said, a lot of people aren’t sharing in this prosperity.
Tim: You know, if Trump walked on water, Klobuchar would likely say it’s because the water was so polluted because of climate change that it hardened up, or something like that.
But there’s a candidate in the Democratic field who actually has set herself apart from the pack. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who has centered her campaign on something none of the other candidates is talking about: ending our foreign entanglements. Here’s an ad she just put out:
Tulsi Gabbard ad: The neocons, neolibs, and mainstream media are singing from the same song sheet, saying, “We want war. We need more war.” Now, Trump never gets media support unless he’s threatening war or carrying out a military action.
Brian Williams, MSNBC: You see these beautiful pictures at night. I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen, “I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”
Tulsi Gabbard: It’s no wonder that North Korea won’t give up their nuclear weapons. Now, as Commander in Chief, I will end these counterproductive, wasteful regime-change wars.
Tim: Agree with her or not, at least Gabbard is saying something different and not in lockstep with all the other politically correct candidates spouting socialism. Of course, Gabbard said she’ll take the money she saves on foreign wars and invest it in climate change and the like. Well, such is life in the Democratic Party circa 2019.
We close with two remarkable statements by another candidate, a hot ticket for a while on the Democratic side, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay candidate who’s married to another man and yet is somehow considered something of a moderate in this field. But listen to him characterize Trump’s signature slogan and renounce the country.
Pete Buttigieg: We could find greatness by just stopping the clock and turning it back and making America great again, when that past that he is promising to return us to was never as great as advertised.
Tim: So America was never that great. Good luck running on that. But wait, that’s not all. Also on MSNBC this week Mayor Pete said he’ll gladly joust with Trump, but listen to the issue on which he focused.
Pete Buttigieg: If somebody wants to raise a question of which one of us has a more traditional attitude on marriage, we can have that fight.
Tim: So, again, here’s a man married to another man, who obviously implies in that sound bite that he’s got a more traditional view of marriage than the thrice-married Trump. Folks, as they say, you can’t make this stuff up: Nobody would believe it.
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