History was made in the United States today. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) asked her Democratic colleagues to start to draft articles of impeachment against you know who.
But I don’t want to talk about the impeachment in this post. I want to talk about the badass that is Nancy Pelosi.
After the announcement, she was asked if she hated the President. The question came from Sinclair reporter James Rosen. The exchange went as follows:
“Do you hate the president?’
Pelosi stopped and chided Rosen.
“I don’t hate anybody,” she said.
She then returned to the lectern and said, “As a Catholic, I resent your using the word hate in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone.”
“So then don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Nancy Pelosi is my new hero. Unlike a certain fairweather President, she is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, even if the idea is unpopular. She stands up for what is right and stands up for this country. If only we had more politicians like her.
For nearly three years, many Americans (myself included), have been angered, stressed and generally not happy with the actions of the man we unfortunately refer to as the President of the United States.
At every turn, we ask is this enough? When will we reach the breaking point to finally get this man out of office?
That breaking point may have arrived. During a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, you know who may have threatened to pull back promised financial assistance if Mr. Zelensky did not investigate the business interests of Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
It appears that the this phone call may be the straw that finally breaks the camel’s back.
As of earlier this afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) announced that a formal inquiry has been launched. If the results of the inquiry go in a certain direction, impeachment becomes a serious possibility.
While impeachment does not mean that he will be forced out of office, it is certainly a step in the right direction (at least from my perspective). It says that no one, not even the President is above the law.
Perhaps being impeached will finally teach him that.
When in a business situation and trying to come to deal that will please both parties, there are two ways on how to respond to the situation.
The first type of response (i.e. mature) response is to sit down with the other party and hammer out a deal that both sides will walk away satisfied with.
The second type of response (immature) is to respond in an action that can only be described as tit for tat.
Earlier this week, Nancy Pelosi asked you know who to delay his State Of The Union speech (which is as of now scheduled for January 29) until the government shutdown has ended.
His response was something that we have been sadly become accustomed to. Not only did he cancel a pre-planned overseas trip by a congressional delegation, he did so less than an hour before they were supposed to leave. He claimed that it was because of the shutdown that those who were on the trip could not use government airplanes. But while he denies the use of government airplanes so our Congressmen and women can thank our troops in person, Melania flies to Florida using a government airplane.
What is good for the goose is good for the gander. If members of Congress cannot fly using government planes to support our troops, then the first family cannot use government airplanes for personal use. But this is nothing new, at least coming from him. He thinks that he, his family and the people closest to him are above the law and are not expected the follow the rules that the rest of us follow.
As the shutdown continues, experts predict that the financial damage to the economy could pass the amount that he states that he needs to build the wall.
Earlier this evening, he announced that he will support DACA and TPS (Temporary Protected Status), if the Democrats agree to the wall. Do I smell desperation?
He has obviously learned that tit for tat and acting like a man-child taking a temper tantrum will get him nowhere, at least in the short-term. The question is, will he learn that in the long-term or is this just temporary until until the government opens and it is business as usual?