In what can only be described as an #EpicFail of immense proportion, Nancy Pelosi capitulated on withholding articles of impeachment from the Senate.  She admitted borrowing this idea from talking heads on, of all places, CNN who allowed former White House Counsel and convicted felon John Dean to offer his insights on political strategery in a bid to gain leverage over the Senate trial.

Once thought a master political strategist, Nancy Pelosi threatened and actually did withhold articles of impeachment from passing to the Senate as constitutionally mandated. This gambit was not at all dissimilar to a small child holding their breath until they get their way, or hiding evidence of wrongdoing behind their back from an adult 3 times their size who can plainly see the partially hidden evidence.

It is really not possible to calculate the political capital this ill-advised stunt will cost the Democrat party in November.  Sure, voters have fairly short memories.  However, this is a failure of leadership up and down the line for house Democrats and can only be viewed as the precursor to a huge reckoning for Mrs. Pelosi and her party.

Kudos to Mitch McConnell and the other Republican Senators for showing what appears to be spinal matter in this case.  Well played!