Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks after a closed meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
As I write, the Democratic Party is trying to steal the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional district. A miraculous discovery of 588 votes has narrowed the Republican’s lead down to to about 190 votes. And living in Ohio must be good given the number of people 100+ years old. The Democratic opponent, Danny O’Connor, has refused to concede and one can rest assured there will be a recount. And all of this could have been avoided.
The Democratic Party is bound to win this special election by whatever means necessary just as they are determined to return the House to Democratic control come January, 2019. They will use whatever means necessary. In essence, they are nothing more than a very adept criminal enterprise when it comes to voting.
Any Republican who opts to sit this one out will be complicit in that criminality. This is not over-the-top rhetoric from your’s truly; it is fact! The closeness of the vote in Ohio’s 12th District is due to the laziness and misplaced principle of suburban voters. Yet, think of the consequences. It does not take a blue wave to win the House for the Democrats- just lazy or “principled” voters in 24 districts for the Democrats to take the House.
And what will that laziness and/or “principle” get anyone? For starters, at least two years of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House, or someone potentially worse, if such is possible. Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee who would become its Chairman. We hear from the “principled” Republicans their disdain of Clinton and that she and the Clinton Foundation are corrupt. Kiss that good-bye with Schiff as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. It’s strange that of all the investigations into so-called Trump/Russia collusion, Schiff is the only one to say that there is evidence not only of collusion, but obstruction of justice on the part of Trump. Let that sink in for a moment: Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee! Adam friggin’ Schiff. This buy-eyed clown is still pushing the collusion hoax as he covers up for Clinton and Obama.
Next in line for key committee chairmanships among Democrats are:
- Maxine Waters- Banking Committee;
- Raul Grijalva0- Natural Resources;
- Bennie Thompson- Homeland Security;
- Frank Palone- Energy and Commerce;
- Eliot Engel- Foreign Affairs;
- Jim McGovern- Rules, and;
- Nydia Velasquez- Small Business.
Besides being to to the far Left within the Democratic Party, they all have something else in common: they support articles of impeachment against Trump.
Never mind the fact that any such impeachment process would go nowhere in the Senate. The Democrats don’t care about that. Instead, it would detract from Trump’s agenda as his administration defended itself against spurious charges that amount to nothing more than a hoax and the strange musings in the deranged minds of Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters, and others. The plan has always been to delay, demand, resist and obstruct and as Clinton and Andrew Johnson found out, impeachment is the ultimate weapon in the arsenal of obstruction.
And all this would be accomplished because Republicans and conservatives lost sight of who the real bad guys are. Instead, some point the finger at Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and there is enough blame there to go around. There are legitimate reasons to dislike or criticize the GOP leadership in Congress. Their failure to kill Obamacare and their profligate spending are legitimate gripes. But as bad as they are and no matter one’s view on Trump, a Democratic majority would be worse. Regardless, Ryan will be gone in January and if Republicans and conservatives truly have a problem with McConnell, then he should be voted out.
Compare the Democratic agenda with that of the accomplishments of the Trump administration thus far. They use the fuzzy arithmetic of socialism to justify spending for “Medicare for all.” They are demanding open borders. They want to take back the recently passed tax cuts that benefit 80% of Americans. Compare that with economic growth twice that experienced under Obama and record low unemployment, a revamped military, ISIS decimated and probably two conservatives confirmed to the Supreme Court.
The special election in Ohio’s 12th should not have been that close. This district is the suburbs of Columbus and reaches into rural Ohio. Romney won the district by 10 points, Trump by 11. It is not considered a swing district. One Republican PAC put $3 million into this race to barely win it. In this race, Danny O’Connor, the Democratic challenger, used the same strategy that Conor Lamb used in Pennsylvania to win: they ran on social security and Medicare using scare tactics with voters. The Republican Party has a bigger scare tactic in their arsenal: the faces of Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff because that will be the leadership in the House if Republican voters have a hissy fit over Donald Trump and either stay at home in November, or cross party lines.
As the refusal to concede in this race as new votes for O’Connor mysteriously appear among the 100+ year-old crowd in Ohio, it shows that the Democrats will stop at nothing including fraud to win the House in 2018. And to those espousing and invoking those amorphous “principles,” consider the alternative. All those principles mean squat when you are on the outside looking in.