Welcome to the holiday season, where it seems like just about everyone is celebrating something. Christmas. Hanukkah. Boxing Day. Kwanzaa. International Day of the Sea Otter. (Okay, I made that one up, but I’m sure Hallmark and the US Postal Service are already working on cards to make that a thing.) And thanks to the Left, there’s a new one: Impeachmas.
Thanks to the House of Representatives impeaching President Donald Trump, Leftists went from the depth of despair to the heights of ecstasy in the span of a few days, mostly because Twitter Leftists don’t understand the impeachment process. No word yet on whether the aforementioned Hallmark and/or USPS are recognizing it as an official holiday yet, but it’s still early.
I know I’ve been harping on impeachment a lot lately, but with this new holiday, I want to show the appropriate amount of diversity and discuss it.
Mainly so I can mock it.
What the Left thinks it means – a celebration of the rightful impeachment of Donald Trump
What it really means – a celebration of a foregone conclusion that will most likely accomplish nothing
As I’ve noted previously, the Left are primarily short-term thinkers, meaning they go more for instant gratification than long-term strategic victories. Remember when former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid enacted the “nuclear option” for President Barack Obama’s judicial appointments? Yeah, that worked out really well until Mitch McConnell used the same tactic to get President Trump’s judicial appointments pushed through like a Chipotle meal.
Impeachmas works on the same premise. It doesn’t matter what happens down the road; what matters is President Trump is impeached for whatever reason because it makes the Left feel good. And judging from the amount of whining, complaining, and emotional outbursts ranging from anger to frustration to depression that I’ve seen on social media, they needed this one to make them feel good for a little while. When you look at it from a slightly different perspective, President Trump’s impeachment was like a drug, which makes House Democrats the pushers.
As with other drugs, eventually the high will wear off. In this case, when the Senate gets the articles of impeachment and laughs them out of the Senate chamber (and justifiably so). Then what? And that’s the part the Left can’t answer because they’re too busy relishing their “accomplishment.” Of course, even Stevie Wonder channeling the Great Kreskin could have seen the result of the impeachment effort following the 2018 midterm elections, so it’s really not an accomplishment, per se. It’s like me throwing a party every Saturday and Sunday when I wake up and can stay in my jammies all day.
Yes, my Leftist friends, I am going to be a buzzkill, but since I’m not on your holiday card list, I don’t care.
Here’s the funny part. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and several other House Democrats talked at length about how somber and serious impeachment was. (It was so somber and serious, many House Democrats cheered when the articles of impeachment were approved.) Yet, outside the chamber, Leftists everywhere were celebrating, which undercuts what the Speaker was saying. I have to give credit where credit is due, though. Speaker Pelosi was correct. Impeachment is a serious matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly. To celebrate the outcome of a successful vote for impeachment makes the Left look really stupid. I mean, even more stupid than the articles of impeachment themselves, but I’ve already stepped off the soapbox on that subject.
Leftists will also get a bit of a tingle knowing the President was impeached, but before they go all Chris Matthews with Obama on us, let me interject another perspective. The first article of impeachment was for abuse of power, which isn’t actually against the law. By voting in favor of impeaching President Trump on that charge, the House has essentially created law without debate, without giving it to the Senate for consideration and debate, without the President signing or vetoing it, and without following normal legislative and/or legal protocol. To build upon a well-worn legal notion, they have not only proven you can indict a ham sandwich, but can charge and convict that ham sandwich of anything, legal or not, solely by the say-so of the House of Representatives.
And just like with Harry Reid nuking the nuclear option, this will come back to bite the Left in the ass like a school of piranha going after Rosie O’Donnell. The political pendulum will swing back someday, and what you set forth today may turn against you tomorrow. I wonder how many Leftists celebrating Impeachmas will be celebrating when the next Leftist/Democrat President gets impeached for not being a Republican by a Republican House. I’m guessing, oh, zero.
In the meantime, there is already a growing backlash against the House Democrats, not just in polling data, but in actual potential voters. I follow the #WalkAway movement on Facebook and have noticed a lot of former Democrats deciding to do just that because of the way House Democrats ran the impeachment circus. In some polls, impeachment is underwater in popularity, albeit within the margin of error. Even so, you cannot assume more people favor impeachment than oppose it. And with Leftists holding public Impeachmas parties and sharing photos on social media, you can bet those numbers will make Captain Nemo look landlocked.
We can have a discussion on whether President Donald Trump deserves to be impeached, but Impeachmas isn’t that discussion. It’s the epitome of being sore winners. And no matter how many times you try to impeach the President, it won’t undo the 2016 election. At best, you’ll get President Mike Pence and have to start the process all over again, this time with someone much harder to paint as crooked.
Good luck with that.