Never has the swamp been on quite the full display that it is right now, especially given the hordes of GOP representatives that have suddenly come out of the woodwork in favor of Trump’s impeachment.
For instance, several sources connected to Mitch McConnell insist that he is “done” with Trump, apparently angered over the loss of the Senate after the runoffs in Georgia.
McConnell would likely be better off channeling his rage towards Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, who has suddenly decided that requiring photo identification for mail-in ballots is a good idea. But that wouldn’t be the most popular, media-savvy action to take, and it’s quite clear that certain GOP Representatives are far more concerned with image than what matters.
In other words, these types of representatives are the opposite of Trump, who has taken a principled stance against the swamp ever since he first began seriously running for president in 2015.
In addition to McConnell, Liz Cheney has openly thrown her weight behind Trump’s impeachment, and she just issued a statement that sounded as thought it were written by Nancy Pelosi.
Except it wasn’t.
“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic.” [Source: Breitbart]
“The process of our democracy.” That’s an interesting observation, Ms. Cheney. You know what else is an important process of our democracy? Counting only lawful ballots in elections.
You know what else is another important process of our democracy? Checks and balances. You know, the kind of checks and balances that would prevent the Governor of Pennsylvania from switching out election rules regarding mail-in ballots at the 11th hour, as that responsibility falls within the legislative branch of the government.
Where was all your concern for the “process of democracy” then?
“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President.” [Source: Breitbart]
Hm. So “much more will become clear in coming days”, but you’ve already determined that “everything that followed was his doing?” Exactly what else remains to be made clear if the origins and cause of “everything that followed” have already been predetermined by the fake news media?
In other words, Cheney contradicts herself in the letter, but, then again, she’s clearly counting on a rather emotional, rather than logical, audience reviewing it. Americans are growing quite weary of emotional audiences for numerous reasons, including the fact that
“The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution.” [Source: Breitbart]
Now this is really rich. So, Trump could just “immediately and forcefully” intervene? Like in the same way he tried to during the mass riots by sending in the National Guard to several urban centers, only for several to reject Trump’s assistance?
For that matter, how about the fact that the DC Mayor deliberately prevented the possibility of police support? Even the Los Angeles Times observed that the mayor refused the assistance of the National Guard, which would have fallen under Trump’s domain. Seems it would be rather difficult to “immediately” intervene if all of the police have been effectively disarmed in the first place.
Then, after all the melodrama, Cheney concludes on what she undoubtedly believes is a forceful note of conviction.
“I will vote to impeach the President.” [Source: Breitbart]
Well, no kidding, Cheney. After all, you’re one of the greatest personifications of the swamp. A reputation well-sealed by the fact CNN just declared Cheney has become the “conscience” of the Republican Party.
As if CNN can even begin to define that word.
President Trump, on the other hand, issued a vastly more logical response, notably devoid of the melodrama laid on by Cheney. In addition, Trump also clearly called out Cheney for her inability to identity exact wording or phrasing used by Trump to “incite” violence.
“If you read my speech — and many people have done it, and I’ve seen it both in the papers and in the media, on television — it has been analyzed, and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” he insisted. “They’ve analyzed my speech and my words and my final paragraph, my final sentence, and everybody to a T thought it was totally appropriate.” [Source: The Blaze]
On top of that, he also threw in his thoughts regarding a second impeachment, which, as usual, he is spot on correct about.
“And on the impeachment, it’s really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics. It’s ridiculous. It’s absolutely ridiculous. This impeachment is causing tremendous anger.” [Source: The Blaze]
Since Pence has just openly rejected Pelosi’s infantile demands for the invocation of the 25th Amendment, it will be interesting to see how aggressively Pelosi pursues impeachment. Too bad Pelosi already has a few RINOs in her pocket, such as Cheney.
Cheney’s comments are all the more absurd given Trump’s speech in Alamo, Texas, which reaffirmed his stance against violence.
“Millions of our citizens watched on Wednesday as a mob stormed the Capitol and trashed the halls of government. As I have consistently said throughout my administration, we believe in respecting America’s history and traditions, not tearing them down. We believe in the rule of law, not violence or rioting …
Now is the time for our nation to heal, and it’s time for peace for calm. Respect for law enforcement, and the great people within law enforcement — so many are here — is the foundation of the MAGA agenda. And we’re a nation of law and we’re a nation of order.” [Source: Breitbart]
And, as usual, the fake news media won’t cover Trump’s actual speech, they’ll cover their twisted interpretation of a speech that never existed, as nothing in Trump’s speeches could be remotely construed to even condone violence, much less encourage it.
Troublingly, while the fake news media is fixating on Trump (as always), other disturbing activities have emerged in the past several hours, from Facebook now banning a pro-America retail store’s advertisements to Twitter purging tens of thousands of accounts that presumably promote QAnon.
Seems big tech is an imminently greater threat to democracy, yet the entire swamp refuses to disempower them.
And they claim they’re all about unity and democracy …