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. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: Armageddon, that’s what the famous or infamous left-wing former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called the Tax Reform Bill passed by Republicans and sent on to President Trump to sign into law, but that was before the vote was even taken. On the day it passed, Pelosi fell back on, of all things, religion.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi: In this holy time, the moral obscenity and unrepentant greed of the GOP tax scam stands out even more clearly. This GOP tax scam is simply theft, monumental, brazen theft from the American middle class and from every person who aspires to reach it. The GOP tax scam is not a vote for an investment in growth or jobs. It is a vote to install a permanent plutocracy in our nation.
Tim Donner: Okay, that about settles the issue now, doesn’t it, but hardly drowned out the victory lap, the end zone dance, the spiking of the ball by a man who’s been dreaming of this kind of tax reform for his entire career, House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Rep. Paul Ryan: This is profound change, and this is change that is going to put our country on the right path. For all those millions of men and women in America who are living paycheck to paycheck, who are struggling to get ahead, help is on the way. For all those businesses that are tied with one hand behind their back in this global economy, help is on the way. We said in 2016 that it would take real tax reform for families and businesses to get the American economy growing, and we were serious, and the American people placed their trust in us to do this work for them, and, today, we’re making good on that promise.
Tim Donner: The Republicans’ growing image as a party that knows not how to govern will likely get something of a makeover for, even if they lose control of the Congress next year, this historic tax reform will carry well into the future.
While Republicans will spend the rest of this year and the early part of 2018 touting this tax reform, a whopping 35% job in the stock market since Trump was elected, the lowest unemployment rate of the 21st Century and two consecutive quarters, may soon be three, of 3% growth, a 6-to-9-month run never achieved in the entire eight years of the Obama presidency, not to mention the most massive deregulation in American history, and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch and some 20 “constitutionalist” federal judges, the Democrats will hang their hat on investigating Trump.
The three investigations, including the one by special counsel Robert Mueller seeking a crime, any crime, committed by Trump and anyone connected with him will continue. Leftist Senator Richard Blumenthal, you remember him, the one who claimed to have fought in the Vietnam War when he didn’t, that’s called stolen valor, Blumenthal promised these investigations will go and on.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal: This investigation is mounting in intensity and scope. It is not the beginning of the end. It is the end of the beginning, and there will be more indictments and more convictions. It has penetrated the White House. It’s nearing the Oval Office. The conviction of Michael Flynn is a shattering blow to the Trump presidency. The calling of the investigating a hoax or a witch hunt and the attacks on the FBI saying its reputation is in tatters certainly is a sign that there are people with something to hide in the White House.
Tim Donner: That is what you would call wishful thinking, so let’s summarize.
If you want lower taxes, a stronger economy, more growth, more jobs, that’s what the GOP is offering. If you want Trump removed from office by any means possible, then the Democrats are for you. After they dropped the yearlong PR campaign, claiming collusion between Trump and Russia, for lack of evidence, they’ve now moved on to obstruction of justice, which is actually impossible for a president according to one of the last remaining intellectually honest liberals speaking on Fox News, famed constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz.Alan Dershowitz
Alan Dershowitz: You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and his constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate. That’s what Thomas Jefferson did. That’s what Lincoln did. That’s what Roosevelt did. We have precedents that clearly establish that. When George Bush the first pardoned Caspar Weinberger in order to end the investigation that would have led to him, nobody suggested obstruction of justice.
For obstruction of justice by the president, you need clearly illegal acts. There’s never been a case in history where a president has been charged with obstruction of justice for merely exercising his constitutional authority. That would cause a constitutional crisis.
Tim Donner: Maybe that’s the point. Maybe the Democrats are intent on causing a constitutional crisis, all the better to obscure their own failure to generate a message, any message, beyond trying to impeach Trump or remove him any way they can, but it gets worse, because the spotlight has turned right back on those very people trying with all their might to knife Trump in the back, or actually in the front. With growing evidence that FBI Director James Comey short-circuited the investigation into Hillary Clinton essentially exonerated Hillary before the investigation was anywhere near completion, changing the term gross negligence used in early drafts, which is a felony, in her handling and destruction of emails to the legally meaningless extreme carelessness. Here is Senator Ron Johnson on the Tucker Carlson show.
Sen. Ron Johnson: This draft statement was done months before they completed the interviews. This investigation into Clinton’s email really was not meant to uncover the truth leading to prosecution. From my standpoint, it was meant to cover up the truth and exonerate Hillary Clinton. In the earlier drafts, he was using the term gross negligence a number of times. He was talking with the sheer volume of the material that would be classified, which would be one of the standards in terms of why he would prosecute her, and he talks about, what else, not just the volume there, but just the sheer volume that would indicate this. There’s so many things in the initial statement that would lead to people saying, “Why didn’t you indict?”
Tim Donner: That’s hardly the end of it. We now know that the Democrats ginned up and paid for the infamous fake Trump dossier as a pretext to wiretap Trump associates and, ultimately, open massive investigations. Here’s Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan.
Rep. Jim Jordan: I think they were putting together a plan to keep Donald Trump from becoming the next president of the United States. I think it’s amazing, in spite of the fact that the Democrats were against him, the Republican establishment was against him, the mainstream press was against him and, now, I believe the FBI and the Justice Department were against him, the American people still said, “That’s the guy we want to be the next president,” but everything points to, from what we learned several weeks ago that they paid to the dossier to the fact that, I believe, that dossier, that fake dossier was used as the basis to get Warren to now what we learn about Peter Strzok and Bruce Ohr and the FBI and the Justice Department, respectively, everything points to the fact that there was an orchestrated plan to try to prevent Donald Trump from being the next president of the United States.
Tim Donner: Now, it’s not just Trump, but Republicans in Congress who are calling out the Democrats and forcing them to answer for the increasingly transparent truth that they didn’t even wait until their shocking reality of a Trump presidency hit home to start trying to take him down with evidence that the disgraced FBI operative, Peter Strzok, ginned up in the unlikely event Trump won the election and, now, paraphrasing the words of the immortal pastor for Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, the Democrats chickens are coming home to roost.