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Dems’ Latest Tinfoil Hattery: Republicans Are Baiting Us To Impeach Trump

Dems’ Latest Tinfoil Hattery: Republicans Are Baiting Us To Impeach Trump

Dems are being unfairly “goaded” and “baited.” Or something.^tfw

Okay, it’s hard to think of a more ridiculous argument than this, yet the Democrats have concocted it for public consumption.

Their point goes something like this:  Republicans are forcing them to pursue impeachment, against their (the Dems’) better judgment, and . . . um, it’s not good.  Unless it is.  (But it’s not.)

The Hill reports:

House Democratic leaders facing liberal calls for impeaching President Trump are confronting increasing pressure from an unlikely faction: Republicans who appear eager to goad them into it.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team have repeatedly sought to defuse the appeals for impeachment hearings, deeming them premature, and some Democrats sense the Republicans are setting a political trap to boost their ally in the White House.

But recent stonewalling actions by the administration have only fueled the liberal push to oust the president, complicating leadership efforts to keep a lid on the campaign.

GOP leaders know impeachment divides Democrats and see a clear political advantage in promoting the debate. The Republicans’ campaign arm is steadily blasting emails linking moderate Democrats in swing districts to the impeachment effort. And a growing number of GOP lawmakers are all but daring Democratic leaders to launch the process while it remains unpopular with voters — a strategy not overlooked by top Democrats vowing to resist the bait.

“They would love to drive this to an impeachment because they think it will be their political salvation,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), a Judiciary Committee member, said of Republicans.

“If we get there, we will get there on our own time and our own way. We’re not going to be baited into it,” Raskin said.

“Goaded” and “baited”? Are you kidding me? Democrats have been calling for Trump’s impeachment since before he even took office. No one is “goading” or “baiting” them, they latched on to the Russia-collusion fantasy, and now that’s collapsed, they have no idea what to do next.

Their face-saving “plan” appears to be to blame Republicans for the Democrats making one of the dumbest moves in the history of American politics.  Having been “goaded” and “baited” into proceeding with impeachment proceedings, the House will attempt to blame the GOP when their effort fails (as it will).

The idea is to pin all blame on Republicans: the Dems are “forced” to pursue impeachment by dastardly goading and baiting Republicans, the Dems fail because of Republicans in either/both the House and the Senate, and therefore, Republicans are evil.  Worse, they are evil goaders and baiters who out-smarted Democrats and forced their hand with all their evil goading and baiting.

I don’t believe that Nancy Pelosi thinks this is a good plan, but let’s face it, she’s not adverse to slathering layers of brightly-hued lipstick on pigs if it suits the political moment.  Stay tuned.


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jeffweimer | May 5, 2019 at 6:48 pm

And the (two!) The Hill reporters, I mean party stenographers, dutifully report the Democrat spin.

    murkyv in reply to jeffweimer. | May 5, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I certainly haven’t forgotten that several contributors to The Hill were in the Podesta emails, working with him to create and shape their articles to Hillarys advantage

healthguyfsu | May 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm

I never realized Pelosi was funny.

This is hilarious! It’s Trump’s fault that we (the entire country, according to the lefties) have been demanding his impeachment/resignation for the last TWO AND HALF YEARS!

I say, put up or shut up. You want him gone? Try it. As someone said in a movie, “It’s a bold move, Cotton. Let’s see how it works out.”


    We American voters were so afraid of Trump winning that we voted for him just so he could be impeached and so protect us from a second term. Wait a minute, that doesn’t sound right.

    We American voters had so little confidence in Hillary winning a rigged election that we voted for Trump knowing he would be impeached. That way we at least would only have him for one term. Nah, still doesn’t sound right.

    It’s like Van Gogh trying to explain why he cut his ear off without sounding stupid. How do the Dems do it? WHY do they do it? It’s not easy being this stupid! You have to work at it!

“This is ever worse than when the Jews goaded Hitler into unleashing his Final Solution against his will! Trump is worse than Hitler! What more proof do you need?”

If Trump throws a stick, will the Dems fetch it!

Who’s wants impeachment? Why…it’s ahhh…it’s really the Republicans that want it. Yeah, that’s the ticket! The GOP wants the President impeached so they can blame us for it.

Yes, she’s losing control of the Party, so has to make all those bright shiny objects over on the radical Left seem unattractive.

It’s hopeless. She’s dealing with children. Telling them those presents under the tree are really just boxes full of Republican lumps of coal won’t even slow them down.

If there was an “Impeach Trump” crowd funding I would contribute. At another site it said “Impeach or he will be re-elected”.
They seem to forget the Senate needs to convict…

This site is Jewish, but so is Nadler. I’m beginning to doubt “Jewish Wisdom” as someone should have gotten to him by now to stand athwart this idiotic clown show yelling “stop”. But it is the same on the right (See Romney). Otoh, a longtime Jewish seat in MN went to – IIRC Ilian Omar since it was populated with Somali refugees.

But to return, I may contradict the above. Perhaps Nadler is a great hero of Israel and will force Impeachment to immolate the democrats and AoC, Omar, and Talib with them. 4D chess? That is the best construction.

Impeach Trump (on what exactly?) oh, Orange Man Bad), and I’m trying to figure out even one state he would be guaranteed to lose in 2020 including NY or CA.

Can the Democrats put Impeachment on a Continuing Resolution or Debt Ceiling raise omnibus?

I bet nobody can Force the Dems to wipe their behinds with razor blades either.

So, the Democrats are accusing the Republicans into goading them into impeaching the President, and expertly baiting them into taking actions that would hurt the Democrats in 2020.

This is exactly backwards. As applied to the impeachment of President Trump, with respect to the moronic children on their extreme left, to the moronic children in the media, and finally, to the moronic children within their own ranks in Congress, it is the Democrats who are the master baters here.

It would seem that all of these less than brilliant strokes are not resulting in the self-gratification they’ve been aroused to expect. On this issue, I don’t see how they achieve a happy ending.

inspectorudy | May 5, 2019 at 8:18 pm

This is what happens when your base has a collective IQ of 80. Trump is the reason for cancer. Trump is the reason for the tsunami on the Southern border. Trump is the reason drug prices are so high. But obama is the reason the economy is doing so well. And even though obama put children in cages first, he did with a different intent in his heart. Next, Pelosi will serve cotton candy at all Demorat gatherings to keep the children happy.

I can hardly wait to see the familiar headlines:

“Republicans POUNCE!! on Democratic talk of impeachment, goad them to try to do it.”

“Republicans SEIZE!! on Democratic push to impeach Trump, try to bait them into doing it.”

After all, aren’t we always pouncing and seizing?

The DNC party news organs (like in the old Soviet joke that there is no truth in Pravda and no news in Izvestya, the two main communist party news organs) will never cover a story honestly if it makes Democrats look bad. If it’s a scandal or merely bad news for the Republicans the story will be written to highlight and of course exaggerate the scandal in vivid detail. If it’s a scandal or merely bad news for the Democrats the DNC operatives in the MSM will keep the focus on the evil GOP pouncing or seizing and cover up for the Democrats.

    iconotastic in reply to Arminius. | May 6, 2019 at 10:44 am

    “…if it makes Democrats look bad”

    Treacher’s Law

    “Modern journalism is all about deciding which facts the public shouldn’t know because they might reflect badly on Democrats.”

CorkyAgain | May 5, 2019 at 9:21 pm

OK, let’s spin this one more time and maybe it will work:

Very clever of the Never-Trumper Republicans to get the Democrats to do their dirty work. Too bad Nancy’s wise to their game!

Reynolds Wrap must be flying off the shelves these days

I picked a bad year to not be able to eat popcorn

There’s no way to win with this crew. Up is down, Left is right.
Not sure how to combat the insanity.

This is no different that the Democrats claiming the real reason the economy suffered under Obama was because tens of thousands of small business men and women purposely tanked their businesses in an effort to make Obama look bad. Between these obscenely stupid lies/excuses and their inane policies that purposely and inexplicably go against what even the major of Democratic voters want (third term abortions, socialism, single payer healthcare, impeachment, etc.) it would seem that soon the only people remaining in the Democratic party will be either those who are paying no attention and are thus terminally ignorant of who or why they are voting or those on the extreme Left fringe.
It is abundantly clear that the reason Hillary lost the election was because in her her arrogance she thought knew better than the voters what the voters needed or wanted, that the country needed to go even further to the Left, and that the public was so utterly stupid that they would believe anything she said. Instead of taking this as a learning opportunity of what not to do, it would seem Democrats have taken these lessons on how to fail and turned them into Democratic Party dogma. How do they expect to win when their primary strategy is to double down on stupid?

It is almost frightening how insane the left is getting. I think the convoluted thinking of the various stances they have, where contradictions within their principles, or at least core beliefs, have reached a tipping point from reality.

Michael Savage had said that Liberalism is a mental disorder. I’m not sure if the left took that as a challenge but they sure seem as if they are going further and further down the road to insanity.

Trump had goaded them, but it is goading toward showing their true colors, and their insanity. Mad Max, Crazy Nan, Googly Eyes Booker, Sleeping Her Way to the Top Harris, Fauxcahontis, Bernie Don’t Take My Money Socialist Sanders, I can Skateboard O’Rourke, Chuckles Schumer, I got Nuttin’ Hillibrand, Schiff For Brains, all seem hell bent on showing they are more hate filled, more leftist while being centrist, all in for child murder incorporated while needing to open the borders to thugs who murder… Boys are girls, girls are men, sex is undetermined proven my science, climate change built on wishful thinking computer models they fudge for funding is settled science, white men are scum, history can be erased and rewritten for their own purposes. And that isn’t even coming close to the desires of the new AOC class or the media who give opinion pieces as news and hide obvious facts and events to protect the most corrupt party.

They live by pretzel logic, and it has so twisted their minds that it is no wonder they can’t think straight.

    Zardoz in reply to oldgoat36. | May 6, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Bravo Zulu, oldgoat36. I start reading from the top down, and your comment seems to cover all the major demonrats have pulled in a decade.

I assume this stance is meant for the hard left.

They are screaming for impeachment.

Pelosi has been trying to convince them that actually impeaching Trump would be stupid — using logic.

That has failed. They are still screaming for impeachment.

Now she’s trying to convince them by saying: Don’t be fooled! That’s what Trump wants us to do!

This is what Pelosi is left with to attempt to control her caucus?? Even Cryin John Boehner had more control over his caucus.

    Arminius in reply to pwaldoch. | May 6, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Even hard core Dems have to read this and groan, “This is the most pathetic excuse in the history of the world.”

    Because that was my initial reaction. Well, except for the groan. I grinned. It’s too early to get cocky, but this is a good omen for 2020.

The Dems created a monster. They have played to their base for two whole years by beating the impeachment drum. They beat the drum all through the 2018 election cycle. Now they are entering the 2020 primary season and the voting base expects impeachment. But, whichever Dem candidate wins the nomination has to garner enough votes, among a constituency which does NOT want impeachment, to gain office. If they do not deliver impeachment, they could lose the primary. If they do deliver impeachment, they will likely lose the general. So, how to not deliver impeachment and assuage the base? Argue that the GOP WANTS them to impeach for political gain.
while the GOP would probably like to see the Dems impeach Trump, this is just another part of the BIG LIE. A sound political strategy when you believe that your base is stupid.

I love it when a plan comes together.

Bruce Hayden | May 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm

It does make sense though. Pelosi can’t afford to have her caucus try to open impeachment hearings, only to have enough moderate freshmen members abandon her in order to save their seats in 2020. But last time she forced her moderates to fall on their swords for her, for Obamacare, the Dems lost control of the House for eight years (and she had to give up her oversized Speaker’s gavel).

Well, it’s the Republicans’ own fault. When the Dems decided to empty the asylums, they laughed and let them go ahead. They’ve been allowed to breed uncontrolled for years, and now are so many of them, they constitute the entire Dem Party. We have the same problem in Texas with Axis deer and mountain cedar.