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HORIST: Democrats take up the “I” word … insanity

HORIST: Democrats take up the “I” word … insanity

I must confess … I thought the Democrats would keep raising the scepter of an impeachment against President Trump but would never pull the trigger.  It now appears that they have slid so far down that slippery slope that they will have no choice but to make a real attempt to impeach Trump – and most likely will.

It is not only a potentially bad idea for Democrats, but they are going about it in an entirely bad way.  While they will caterwaul about saving the Republic and defending the Constitution, they have very little credibility.  That’s right!  The elitist news media – for obvious reasons — never reports on the polls indicating the public’s opinion of their Democrat buddies in Congress.  It would reveal that the Democrat leaders in Congress are no more popular than Trump on his worst day.

Also, impeachment is a political process, and Democrats will not get far with their sanctimonious claims that their calls for impeachment are not political.

While they see the phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as the latest rationale to bring the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement to their goal, their past record has been a string of failures despite the unwavering political support of the dishonest – and also unpopular — lackey mainstream media.

Democrats and the propagandized media led this nation on a disgraceful two-year false narrative of Trump’s alleged criminal collusion with the Russians.  That gigantic hot air balloon was shot out of the sky by the final report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller – and attempts to revive it with periodic infusions of political poppycock have been equally and embarrassingly unsuccessful.  And remember how Democrats promised to get Trump for violating federal election laws for paying off Stormy Daniels … the “emoluments clause” of the Constitution because foreigners are staying at his hotels … and, if they could, they would impeach him for tearing the “do not remove” tag from the mattresses?

In the frontline of the current attack on the Trump administration, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicks the ball to her Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.  You should recall that this is the same political hack that lied by claiming that he had seen hard evidence of Trump’s collusions with the Russians – something Mueller could not find in two years of investigation.

Weeeell … the sanctimonious political Pinocchio opens the first hearing by reading a totally damning “quote” – implying it is what Trump said on the phone to Zelensky.  There was a wee bit of a problem, however.  The words were totally made up by Schiff, himself.  They were not remotely the words in the phone conversation.  He was chastised by some Republicans on the Committee, but Schiff’s fake words were out there in the news sphere – which the press let pass without criticism.  He claims they were just parody – which makes him more suited for a gig on Saturday Night Live than to chair a congressional committee.

The second problem for Democrats is they lack any evidence of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”  Oh, I know.  The Democrats, the propaganda press and all their panels of parroting pundits are all claiming that this time … this time … they have the goods on Trump for sure.  They are fostering what appears to be yet another false  narrative that falls short of facts and violations of law.  And nothing will refute their uninformed and overstated opinions better than the impeachment effort – especially if they actually do impeach.

Right now. Speaker Pelosi has set up a series of kangaroo court-style legislative investigations.  She calls them an “inquiry” because they are a pretend impeachment hearing.  A real impeachment hearing is a much more formal process – and there are procedures to follow.  This is a political circus.

The Democrats are making several mistakes that go to their credibility.  They are moving entirely too quickly – revealing that they are not interested in “investigating.”  While they say they need to wait until all the facts are in, they are already determined to impeach.  They are like the judge who told the defendant, “We are going to give you a fair trial … and then hang you.”  (Looking back on Democratic Party history, they are very experienced in that form of justice.  But I digress.)

They are talking about passing Articles of Impeachment before Thanksgiving.  Pelosi is going to have a very difficult time convincing the American public that she is undertaking a solemn and serious process in just six weeks.  Trying to get it done between Thanksgiving and Christmas would make the Democrats look a bit Grinch-ish.  After all, we do not evict folks or remand non-violent criminals to jail during the holidays in many places.  On the other hand, the longer this “impeachment process” goes on, the more damaging it will be for the Democrats.

The radicals in the Democratic Party seem determined to dredge up all the old discredited issues.  I mean, how many times can they sell the same old snake oil in a new bottle and expect the public to buy it?

The public already could be getting impeachment weary – all those other issues aside.  Democrats do not come across as sincerely interested in defending the Republic based on last months phone call with Zelensky when they had actually started the impeachment push BEFORE Trump even  took office.  Upon arriving in Washington to assume her office, fresh-mouthed freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib made it very clear what her primary focus was a most profound … I mean profane …. Calling – impeach the mother-effer

Like the prosecution in a court case, the Democrats control the docket at the beginning of these hearings – so we can expect a lot of selectively stitched-together facts, mendacious interpretations and no few political prairie pies advanced by pre-selected witnesses who are predisposed to hate Trump or who the Democrats believe will be forced to testify in support of their preconceived narratives.  But there will be some room – as little as the Democrats will concede – for rebuttals.  But … the rebuttals will be gaining more audience than those other dubious investigative hearings.

As we roll into the primary season for real, all those Democrat presidential wannabes will be suffocating since much of the political oxygen will be consumed by the impeachment news-of-the-day.  Especially locked out of the news cycle will be those below the three (maybe two) frontrunners.  This could force folks like Senator Cory Booker, Pamala Harris or Amy Klobuchar to go on the attack to garner the attention of the media.

And then there is the Senate.

No one is talking much about the upper chamber unless it is to speculate that they will never remove Trump from office – or speculate even more outlandishly that once the public understands what is going on the Republicans will have to cave.  The left has long believed that the only reason all their attacks on Trump have not worked is that the people are stupid.

The likelihood is that the Senate will not remove Trump, which, in hindsight,- will make the impeachment carnival a monumental waste of time – and AGAIN leave Democrats with egg on their collective faces.

But there is more

If there are Articles of Impeachment against Trump and the Senate must stand as the jury, it will be the Republicans who set the agenda.  They will set the rules and select the witnesses.  If the House action was the case for the prosecution, the Senate may provide the defense.

In fact, if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is smart – and most say he is – he will use the Senate hearing to attack the House.  He could not only challenge the weakness of the House case – fact-by-fact – but he could drag out their motivations, their biases and their pure political chicanery and air it for the entire nation to see.

Imagine … in some of the most intense periods in the primary season having the news dominated by a mocking contempt of the House for weaponizing the impeachment process for crass political reasons.

Thanks to a shamefully biased media, Democrats may believe that they have the upper hand – and maybe they do at this moment.  However, there are so many ways this could backfire on the Democrats it is hard to believe that it will not.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Darlene

    Pelosi needs to clean her own house-the disgraceful congress women of color she has caved into. Maybe she is used to it; since her father was on the take In Baltimore . Big mob mamma of corruption with pals Shiffi & Badler. What a group of losers!!! The dems are unbelievable!!! What a party of shame——-they want to take our freedoms & pay for Omar school debts. Gave me a break! Socialists ruins countries—— look around. Idiots!!!!!

  2. Hawwison

    The Democraps know full well that the other shoe’s about to drop: The two other Department of Justice investigations are imminent and they’re purported to look very badly – even criminally so – for several high-ranking Dems. Their ship could be about to sink, and the sooner the better. They’ve accomplished absolutely nothing, and now, of course, they’re back on recess. They’d love nothing more than to distract attention to those ugly details. Unfortunately, their latest sham is doomed to their usual failure.

  3. Jim Linton

    I frankly am amazed that someone as supposedly intelligent in politics as Pelosi is touted to be, would even condone this. She has allowed these 4 freshman people take over “her” house. By doing this it becomes the Senate to STOP this madness. Problem for the Democrats is they have spoken nothing but IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT since they took office, NOW they to save face, MUST PRODUCE. Problem is they cannot do it. SO they are about to give credence to the statement “ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES” isn’t she!

  4. NoCommunists

    USA is and has been at war internally since just prior to 2016… maybe even started with the setup possibility in 2013. PRESIDENT Trump, Donald J. Trump, was known for love of Country and Citizens. He graduated from a Military School, learned from his Dad great construction processes, took off on his own with some help from his Dad (what Dad doesn’t help his kids take off into their chosen flight pattern), became famous and rich with his contracting building writing deals. He KNEW all the inside people, all political parties and got along with all. Hosted a productive high ranking TV show. Good to all his kids and their spouses and his grandkids. Handsome charming and loved women… especially beautiful women and married a couple. True successful brilliant American Man. NOW, here’s why he and Melania took that elevator ride to first level of his own Trump Tower… BECAUSE he KNEW all the political works going on and what the game plan was, he really did sacrifice himself, his life and fortune to rescue this country that he loves. He knew the dangers but I wonder if he knew he was actually contending with devils… scripture tells how St. Michael The Archangel CONTENDED with Satan… Trump contends in manner of respect, patience, and… when struck, strikes back… that too is the American Man Way… always was always will be IF we can pull our kids out of the muck of the filthy swamp that is trying to suck them under and destroy their MASCULINITY and PRIDE in who and what they are… and IF we can close the Dept Of Ed and return responsibility to the STATES where it was when we had excellent teachers interested in students’ brains and not their pants; students proud and grateful to be students studying valuable curriculum, graduating with confidence in themselves, their country and their futures. SOOOOO We MUST stand with the Man who is fighting to save this country from what??? From G SorAz&Spawn, Steyer, Feinstein&ChineseCommieStaffer, Schumer, etc… who have their agenda ready and working… they are enticing Useful Idiots to tear down our Historical Statues… without taxpayer permission which makes it a crime but no retribution… they are enticing students to hate capitalism, to love communism through socialism (trickery), and to destroy our borders… to create their NorthAmericaUnion.. NAU to connect with their conquest of Europe (EU)… which incidentally isn’t going so well for them as the Brits are fighting through BREXIT… Hungary told SorAz to stay out, they were not going to open their borders… same with Poland… French PEOPLE, if they ever get the stuff it takes, want to keep their borders…. Soooo we MUST build our barricade in honor of our American History of Fortifications, Fortresses, Forts that protected our Patriots in the American Revolution.. our Cavalry, our Pioneers wagontrain’ing Westward… and we must name our barricade FORT SOVEREIGN USA… says it all…. I’m way outta time here and hope it posts… Best to all my Patriot Pals.

  5. Sparky 42

    I have a short comment. It is in the form of a question. Why do we keep telling the Democrats what they are doing wrong? Actually it probably doesn’t make too much difference, because they don’t listen any way.

  6. Ron P

    I Pray every day and night that the DERANGED and DEPLORABLE DEMOCRATS will come to their senses ! And stop ALL of this B.S. :)) ! THESE WORTHLESS DERANGED HABITUAL LIARS sit down and think what they are doing to this Country. IF they want to be SOCIALIST PIG’S then they need to RESIGN
    from their positions and move on to CUBA, VENEZUELA, NORTH KOREA, or any other DEPLORABLE Countries that are DERANGED SOCIALIST COUNTRY’S.

    • Bonnie


    • Connie

      But Ron….if they move to one of those countries they will no longer be at the top of the political food chain!

  7. Ron P

    I Pray every day and night that the DERANGED and DEPLORABLE DEMOCRATS will come to their senses ! And stop ALL of this B.S. :)) ! THESE WORTHLESS DERANGED HABITUAL LIARS would sit down and think what they are doing to this Country. IF they want to be SOCIALIST PIG’S then they need to RESIGN from their positions in the government and move on to CUBA, VENEZUELA, NORTH KOREA, or any other DEPLORABLE Countries that are DERANGED SOCIALIST COUNTRY’S.

  8. Dale Brown

    Just a little while longer and their false narratives will all be exposed and those involved in the coup attempt will be properly dealt with.

  9. CCblogging

    The Democrat/Leftist agenda:

    – endorses Open Borders/Sanctuary Cities

    – endorses allowing illegal aliens to vote.

    – endorses BLM

    – endorses Occupy Wall Street

    – endorses MS-13

    – endorses ANTIFA

    -endorses race baiting

    -endorses seizing your guns

    – endorses outlawing Christianity

    – endorses shoving their homosexual agenda down our throats.

    – endorses CAIR

    – endorses The Muslim Brotherhood

    – endorses Sharia Law

    -endorses rewriting history

    -endorses destroying the constitution

    – endorses Social chaos

    – endorses killing Babies

    – endorses Genital confusion

    – endorses Social/economic warfare

    – endorses redistributing your wealth

    – endorses raising your Taxes

    – endorses Weaponizing government agencies

    – endorses a Fascist/Socialist/Islamic World Government