Sponsored Content
Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (11/13/19) | Main | Mid-Morning Art Thread
November 14, 2019

The Morning Report - 11/14/19


Good morning kids. Thursday and the first open hearings of the sham-peachment top the news. Despite the media hype that the opening day's star witnesses, Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor and State Dept. bureaucrat George Kent, were going to nail Trump to the wall with explosive revelations, the entire thing was a big fat dud. If anything, their testimonies did quite the opposite of what was intended thanks in large part to the stellar performances by Jim Jordan and John Ratcliffe in particular. I mean dead silence and crickets when Mark Ratcliffe point blank asked "where is the impeachable offense." And when it came to trying to blame Trump for extortion, or quid pro quo, or bribery or whatever new term the Dems create, star witness Kent, who I understand is some sort of expert on corruption, flat out stated that US loans to Ukraine have always had strings attached. Woops.

Even from the moment the proceedings started, sweat-soaked Adam Schiff-for-Brains was peevish, petulant and appeared to be completely in over his head. Plus, his idiotic and transparent lie about not having any idea about the identity of whistleblower Eric Ciaramella while threatening anyone who mentions his name was risible, if not disgusting. At one point, when one of the GOP committee members' questioning was getting too hot, he interrupted like the whiney little titty-baby he is. As for Eric Ciaramella's absence, it is his alleged story that is at the center of this latest idiocy in the first place, so for him not to be there, as well as a strict proscription on even mentioning his name, let alone his relationship with Schiff-for-Brains himself just makes a mockery of truth and anything remotely resembling due process. Yet, here we are. Things got so bad that people in the gallery were leaving. Think about that. Something as historically significant as an impeachment hearing and people were heading for the exits like it was only the third inning of a late September game where a last place home team was losing 15-2. And it started to rain.

After all the sturm, drang and propaganda, the box score from yesterday shows not only was nothing new or even remotely damaging to the president revealed, but just the opposite. Jordan, Ratcliffe, Nunes and team, with their rhetorical skills effectively dismantled the so-called star witnesses' testimonies. The only thing to remember here is that aside from the hearsay secondhand, thirdhand or however-many-hands-removed nature of the testimonies, the President committed no crimes in his dealings with Ukraine. The only "crime" he committed was both winning an election he wasn't supposed to and implementing policies that these pseudo-intellectual arrogant pinheads disagree with. Period. It goes beyond mere disagreement, by the way. The Deep State truly believes that it and it alone runs this country, no matter who is temporarily elected to hold office. Regardless of whether a Democrat or Republican administration is elected (Reagan perhaps being the exception), they either embraced the fundamental transformation of America fully or went along with it as the inevitable trajectory of history. That is until Trump.

More crucially, yesterday's pantsing of Team Schiff-for-Brains made people even more curious about the very thing he and the Dems were there to try and cover up by casting blame on Trump. That is, what the hell was Joe Bribem and his son doing in Ukraine with Burisma, and how is that all connected to Obama, Clinton and the national security leadership they controlled vis a vis the original attempt to take out Trump in 2016 and after?

While those broader questions were forbidden to be asked yesterday, they very well may be revealed soon with the imminent, or so we are told, release of the IG report and the Durham investigations promised indictments. In the meantime, if those two fools were the star witnesses, the only place this goes from here, at least as far as the Democrat-Left-Media Complex is concerned, is south. That puts Nancy Palsi in exactly the position she did not want to be in. Two choices, and both of them are losers:

1 - Put an end to this disaster now and stanch the bleeding, perhaps by calling for some sort of phony vote to censure the President "in the interests of national unity" or some other horseshit excuse, hope to get bipartisan support and then move on to the elections or some other angle of attack.

2 - Hit the accelerator and attempt to jump the Grand Canyon with the entire Democrat Party and media riding shotgun.

My gut tells me she goes for door number 2. The only question is the GOP, since no matter what happens, there will be a vote in the House to impeach. It will doubtless go along party lines as before but the Senate is murky. Pun intended. No way they get 20 votes to remove from office but even if one asshole - hello Pee-Air Defecto - votes with them, they get the veneer of "bipartisanship." Feh. But meh, since I don't think that cuts much ice anymore with most people.

Let's see how day 2 of this spectacle shakes out.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

ALSO: The Morning Report is cross-posted at CutJibNewsletter.com if you want to continue the conversation all day.

Follow us on Twitter: @CutJibNews

digg this
posted by at 07:06 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
whig: "Good night folks. ..."

Anthony Fauci, SCIENCE: ">>> 346 Posted by: Kindltot at February 05, 2023 0 ..."

RI Red : "Weasel! I have kept notes and pix on my accurizing ..."

Kindltot: "Maybe not spain, I didn't verify that ..."

Ed L: "Posted by: Kindltot at February 05, 2023 09:39 PM ..."

GWB: "It appeared to me to be another attempt to portray ..."

RI Red : "Odd Bob, it was across the board, CCI Std, CCI Min ..."

Kindltot: "is anyone aware that there are egg shortages in Au ..."

Weasel: "Posted by: Ed L at February 05, 2023 09:36 PM (/lm ..."

whig: "Oddbob, Aim Surplus is pricing that set at 230 o ..."

Weasel: "Posted by: RI Red at February 05, 2023 09:34 PM (g ..."

SFGoth: "Wow, i just read that a federal judge ruled friday ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64