The crowd has realized that Senator Lindsey Graham is playing a role and has no intention to do anything to stop the malicious impeachment of President Trump. Last night Senator Rand Paul went on the record and called attention to Senator Graham’s duplicitous lack of action…. Oh dear, people are catching on.
To protect himself from the disinfecting sunlight of scrutiny, Senator Graham runs to the office of Sean Hannity for protection. Together they pitch the idea of a strongly worded letter as an action that might provide Graham some more time to hide and get away from the pesky spotlight…. Tonight, they sell it:
In the background Senator Graham knows a democrat Senator will oppose the resolution (it only takes one). Because the procedure for a single senator to bring a resolution vote to the Senate Chamber requires unanimous consent, the resolution can also be blocked by a single senator.
[Don’t disregard which outlet Graham is using to sell his plan, that too is by design.]
This strategy provides Senator Graham the optic of doing something, being blocked by democrats…. which he expects, and actually accomplishing nothing. That’s the plan; and it’ll probably work. Too many people are fooled by the Decepticon tricks.
…”We may have to modify our New Year plans”… LINK
Representative Elise Stefanik (R-New York) gives a good general perspective from a centrist, non ideological, politician. As a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) Stefanik is at the center of the impeachment efforts undertaken by HPSCI Chairman Adam Schiff.
Ms. Stefanik has had enough of the schemes and games and is publicly calling out Chairman Schiff for his manipulation of the impeachment process. This type of push-back is good, because Pelosi and Schiff’s crew are comfortable with the customary GOP push-back from McCarthy, Jordan, Meadows, Gaetz, Collins, Nunes etc. However, the Lawfare crowd is not prepared to deal with the optics of a more dangerous Stefanik.
White House manufacturing policy advisor Peter Navarro discusses the lack of action from Speaker Pelosi on ratification of the USMCA.
As CTH has outlined since the July 2019 alliance meeting between Pelosi and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the strongest likelihood is the House will table the ratification vote until after the 2020 election. It is a strategic political decision.
Here’s what is going on.
Trudeau’s government ideologues agreed not to call the USMCA up for a vote in the Canadian parliament.
Speaker Pelosi was waiting to see if Trudeau could would win re-election. With Canada re-electing Trudeau last night it paves the way for Pelosi to announce the labor provisions are not strong enough within the USMCA deal; discussions with the Trump administration are not resolving the issues; the U.S. workers are not protected enough, and she is tabling any vote.
Speaker Pelosi will then wait until after the 2020 election. The purpose is political.
Ratification of the USMCA would be a boost for the U.S, and North American, economy. More growth in the economy is politically adverse to her interests. Part of the 2020 Democrat strategy is to stall the U.S. economy, stoke a recession narrative, and hopefully weaken President Trump’s re-election bid. That’s the plan.
For Canada’s part of the scheme, Justin Trudeau will announce that Canada is waiting for the U.S to work out the USMCA labor disagreements. This is the quid-pro-quo between leftists in the democrat party and leftists in Canada.
Something might change in this dynamic, but it will take an ‘as-yet’ unknown action by President Trump to change the direction…
Representative John Ratcliffe appears with Martha MacCallum to discuss the ongoing closed-door testimony from officials upset about President Trump’s unorthodox approach to foreign policy.
Mr. Ratcliffe notes the purposeful leaks from Chairman Adam Schiff and his Lawfare staff to their aligned media scribes are intentionally false by design.
Finally….. Senator Rand Paul directly calls-out Senator Lindsey Graham, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee for doing absolutely NOTHING. At a certain point it becomes necessary to accept willful blindness for what it is…. Senator Graham wants to protect the Deep State more than Senator Graham wants to protect a constitutional republic.
It’s worth noting that Senator Rand Paul’s statement comes out at the same time Senator Lindsey Graham has said he will support the impeachment of President Trump as soon as the articles reach the Senate for trial.
Nancy Pelosi released a “fact sheet” outlining her justification for the impeachment process. Within the justification Speaker Pelosi/Lawfare intentionally conflates investigating past political corruption/interference (2016) with the current 2020 election.
Speaker Pelosi’s self-serving position boils down to: any effort by the executive branch to investigate prior political corruption is grounds for presidential impeachment. READ:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a plan, at least the collective ideology behind her has a plan. Her recent trip to Jordan and Afghanistan are part of that plan; everything is essentially connected. Pelosi will do whatever is needed to hamper the U.S. economy in an effort to weaken President Trump’s relection bid. Blocking the USMCA is part of that aspect.
The visit to Jordan and Afghanistan was purposeful ground work in preparing to seed the narrative that President Trump’s withdrawal from mid-east conflict is evidence of dangerous foreign policy. Again, just like the USMCA stall, the larger goal is to weaken the President in advance of 2020. Everything is connected.
National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow appears to be realizing the Democrat’s hatred for ‘America-First’, which weakens their personal financial position, is their driving ideology.
Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics
Re-Posted Oct 21, 2019 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Do you think Hillary will run in 2020?
ANSWER: I would say yes. I know that the big Democratic donors are yelling they will not fund Warren. Hillary has been cagy, but the coup against Trump is in full motion. The FBI just came out of the blue to say they exonerate Hillary. You have to read the fine print. What they are saying is NOTthat she is innocent, but she did not KNOWINGLY violate the law. You would be prosecuted for such an act for the presumption is you know what the law is. In Hillary’s case, the FBI has turned the law upside down. They are doing that to clear the way for her to run in 2020. The FBI does NOT exonerate anyone else. They NEVER comment on investigations as a matter of policy. They ONLY recommend charges and NEVER pronounce someone as innocent. This is obviously a ploy to prepare Hillary for 2020 to overthrow Trump. They just want to go to war.
That said, Biden is a joke. She has intentionally attacked Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard indirectly saying she is “cozy” with Russia in the past. She is already bringing up the Russians again. It certainly appears she is just waiting for the herd of candidates to beat each other to a pulp and then step in. The big-money donors will fill the coffers for Hillary – not Warren. Nobody seems to believe that Joe Biden has a shot at beating Trump. So the game is in play.
The primary elections are scheduled to take place from February to June 2020 in all fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and Democrats Abroad. So Hillary will jump in perhaps on the ECM turning point in January 2020.
Hillary is supported by the intelligence community for she will take the country into war. Trump is anti-War. He has explained the hardest part of the job is writing letters and meeting families whose children or husbands have died in some military action. Over 40% of Americans believe that the US is sticking its nose in too many affairs overseas which in turn results in terrorist attacks against Americans. The intelligence community is trying to overthrow Trump at all costs. They know Hillary will declare war on Russia which is what they desperately want for Xmas.
I do not BELIEVE that even Hillary would defeat Trump in a fair election. But just as the 2016 election was our target for the first potential third-party candidate, 2020 is the target for the start of civil violence. We will run our analysis on the 2020 election. Just as a warning – it appears to be the most violent since the 1960s, and it appears to be the most likely to be rigged. That warns that if Trump were to lose, it would not be a fair election. The intelligence community and the neo-cons want war and the collapse of socialism needs an excuse to divert people’s attention from the unfunded liabilities they cannot meet. A serious war will help raise patriotism, they hope, and that will be the excuse as to why you must not blame the government when your benefits cannot be met.