Archive for the ‘Activism’ Category

This past weekend, the DFL House passed a bill that would force Minnesotans to pay for the bills that DFL Mayor Jacob Frey caused. According to the Alpha News article, “The Democrat-controlled state house voted 74-53, Friday, in affirmation of a bill (HR 132/the PROMISE Act) that saddles taxpayers from around Minnesota with the burden of funding repairs to private and public property in the Twin Cities that was destroyed by the George Floyd riots. This bill, if passed, will also increase sales taxes and trigger an investigation into the law enforcement and National Guard response to the unrest.”

Let me talk for rural voters on this. Frey let the rioters and looters demolish his city when he could’ve prevented the violence. Now he expects the rest of Minnesota to pay for his incompetence? I don’t think so.

It’s one thing for Minnesotans to pay for natural disasters. That’s what we’ve always done. This isn’t that, though. This time, the rioting and looting weren’t an act of God. This was the result of major mayoral mismanagement. It’s what to expect from a ditzy progressive mayor who’s more activist/airhead than leader. Based on this video, he’s mostly a wimp:

Republicans need to tell the DFL to take a hike. Republicans need to say that we aren’t paying for their activists’ (think Black Lives Matter, Antifa) lawlessness. The Democrats’ spinelessness, unhinged activism and connection with radicals like BLM and Antifa led to these buildings getting demolished. Had the DFL cared more about protecting the people than about having an issue for the campaign, we wouldn’t be in this position. Also, electing Jacob Frey instead of someone that’s competent is a stain on the DFL. It says where the DFL’s priorities lie.

It isn’t every day that you see an article where a prominent African-American citizen criticizes Black Lives Matter, aka BLM. This article quotes Muhammad Ali’s son, Muhammad Ali Jr., as saying “Don’t bust up s–t, don’t trash the place. You can peacefully protest. My father would have said, ‘They ain’t nothing but devils.’ My father said, ‘all lives matter.’ I don’t think he’d agree.”

Ali Jr. continued, saying “It’s not just black lives matter, white lives matter, Chinese lives matter, all lives matter, everybody’s life matters. God loves everyone, he never singled anyone out. Killing is wrong no matter who it is,’ Ali said during an hour-long interview with The Post. On police brutality, Ali defended law enforcement in general. ‘Police don’t wake up and think, ‘I’m going to kill a n—-r today or kill a white man. They’re just trying to make it back home to their family in one piece.'”

That isn’t the most incendiary part. This is likely getting the most backlash:

Speaking of Floyd’s killing at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer, Ali said, “The officer was wrong with killing that person, but people don’t realize there was more footage than what they showed. The guy resisted arrest, the officer was doing his job, but he used the wrong tactic.” He agrees with President Trump that Antifa fomented violence during the Floyd protests and should be labeled a terrorist organization.

“They’re no different from Muslim terrorists. They should all get what they deserve. They’re f–king up businesses, beating up innocent people in the neighborhood, smashing up police stations and shops. They’re terrorists, they’re terrorizing the community. I agree with the peaceful protests, but the Antifa, they need to kill everyone in that thing. Black Lives Matter is not a peaceful protest. Antifa never wanted it peaceful. I would take them all out.”

That will get some attention. This will too:

This, though, will attract the most heat:

“I think Trump’s a good president. My father would have supported him. Trump’s not a racist, he’s for all the people. Democrats are the ones who are racist and not for everybody. These [Democrat politicians] saying Black Lives Matter, who the hell are you to say that? You’re not even black.

Democrats don’t give a s–t about anybody. Hillary Clinton doesn’t give a s–t; she’s trying not to get locked up. Trump is much better than Clinton and Obama. … The only one to do what he said he would do is Donald Trump.”

The biggest question I have is what effect people like Jack Brewer, Pastor Darrell Scott and Sen. Tim Scott are having within the African-American community. Couple that with Candace Owens’ #Blexit Movement. I don’t have the answer to this question but it’s one worth paying attention to — are these this year’s hidden Trump voters?

For the second straight night, gunfire interrupted the night in St. Cloud. For the second straight night, the St. Cloud police reacted with restraint and forcefulness. In light of the tinderbox that we’re living in, it’s difficult to picture a police department handling things perfectly. Nonetheless, the SCPD handled things well.

I’m basing that opinion on this Strib article, which reported “However, unrest resurfaced about 10:20 p.m. Monday, when authorities were alerted to gunshots in the same area where the officer was shot.”

There’s little question whether this is escalating, despite the best efforts of the police. The escalation is underway and intensifying. Tonight will be another tense night in St. Cloud.

According to police:

  1. Officers arrived and found multiple people running from where the gunfire originated, and no victims were located.
  2. Within a half-hour, roughly 200 people had gathered in the area. Some blocked traffic, and threw rocks at officers and passing vehicles.
  3. Officers soon saw some from the crowd break through the front-door glass of the Southtown Liquor Store. Multiple people went inside, stole items and caused more damage.
  4. Police ordered the crowd to disperse, followed by a warning that the gathering was considered an unlawful assembly. Officers then used “chemical crowd control munitions” to break up the gathering, a department statement read.

FYI- A loyal reader of LFR sent me information that said that the only person allegedly booked into the Stearns County Jail on Monday morning was Abdikarin Mohamed Omar. The arrest date/time in 6/15/2020 at 05:50 am. The charge was “Fleeing a peace officer-MS.” You’ll recall that the person arrested early Monday morning wasn’t identified. This explains why. I expect that CAIR-MN will be in St. Cloud by Wednesday mid-morning to claim this young man’s civil rights were violated. That’s BS on steroids. This collection of information explains why it’s BS:

Over the next four hours, however, officers responded in the same area of the city to numerous unlawful assemblies, multiple reports of gunfire, assaults involving people within the crowd, rocks being thrown and three dumpster fires. One person needed medical attention at a nearby hospital. “Crowd control measures” eventually proved successful in breaking up the gatherings of various sizes, the police statement continued.

Numerous officers were hit with rocks, but no significant injuries were reported. The unrest forced the Police Department to close its headquarters lobby Tuesday to the public.

That’s a small-scale riot. A meeting was held this afternoon in an attempt to suppress the violence:

Members who gathered at Lake George were those who signed the city’s community policing agreement, which was first signed by parties in 2005 and updated in 2018. Those involved include representatives from a number of civil rights organizations, churches and advocacy groups. Some meeting with Alberts said the militarized police force seemed heavy-handed for many of the people protesting and some thought that undermined the community policing agreement.

This is ridiculous. The police tried settling things without violence. When the people started raiding stores, there aren’t many options left. When the rioters start throwing projectiles at the police, the police officers’ nonviolent options should be taken off the table.

After I wrote this post, a thought pierced through my thick skull. This isn’t about a policy fight. It’s a street fight being waged by well-trained rioters and anarchists. These rioters took the time to figure out a battle plan. People were trained to help fighters overcome police tactics.

While Capitol Hill Democrats (the ones in DC, not Seattle) insist that they won’t defund the police, the people in the streets don’t just talk defunding. They’re taking action to abolish police departments (plural, not singular). Since funding police departments comes from municipalities, the things that DC Democrats say is irrelevant.

Here in Minnesota, the DFL House is gearing up for a fight about police reform. This is window-dressing. Again, it won’t affect Minneapolis, Minnesota’s biggest city. They’re trying to eliminate their police department and replace it with shrinks, social workers and who knows what else.

Right now, Ground Zero is Minneapolis. That won’t last forever. Whoever trained these streetfighters didn’t do this to eliminate the police department of a mid-sized city in the Midwest. This is intended to be used nationwide.

This goes beyond partisan politics, too. The manifesto/handbook is intended to give other anarchists a playbook to follow in tearing down governments. What’s frightening is that Democrats haven’t noticed that they’re supporting a cause that they don’t have control over. As usual, Democrats see this as a political movement. This isn’t a political movement. It’s a let’s-restructure-government movement that seeks to tear down the Constitution.

In case people hadn’t noticed, these anarchists a) hate America with a passion, b) hate the Constitution and c) want the Bill of Rights demolished. Why should we think that this is anything except a powerplay? This isn’t just a movement. It’s a multi-faceted organization.

During the rioting in NYC, pallets of bricks were found at pre-staged locations. In Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter rioters just happened to find concrete blocks on a walking bridge on I-94, which they then threw at police officers. In Seattle, anarchists took over a 6-block area with virtually no resistance. After the riot, the Seattle police chief, Carmen Best, held a press conference. She told her officers that she didn’t have anything to do with the capture of the police station, hinting that Mayor Durkan ordered the stand-down.

These riots are just starting. Rest assured that they’ll spread. This won’t be, in the words of Seattle’s Democrat Mayor Durkan, a summer of love. This is shaping up to be a summer of hate, arrests and riots.

It isn’t that I think that Antifa didn’t play a role in last week’s riots in St. Paul. It’s that I’m not sure they aren’t homegrown Antifa terrorists. Apparently, the authorities aren’t confident that their initial opinion is accurate. The notable exception to that list is Tim Walz, the DFL activist who plays the role of an incompetent governor for his day job. According to this article, “Gov. Tim Walz continued to suggest Sunday that ‘it can’t be Minnesotans’ who would loot and burn homegrown businesses.”

I’d argue that that’s misguided thinking. Why wouldn’t a gang from north Minneapolis burn down businesses in south Minneapolis? These gangs are often ideologues who want to destroy the existing system from the roots. They often see private property as inherently evil, capitalism as a rigged game against the people.

Why couldn’t these terrorists be homegrown? Jeremiah Ellison, a member of the Minneapolis City Council and the son of Minnesota’s Attorney General, recently published this tweet announcing his full support for Antifa:

Then there’s this:

In St. Paul, police received numerous reports of suspicious vehicles without license plates parked and driving around the city, according to department spokesman Steve Linders. Officers also spotted some of those vehicles. They investigated an abandoned pickup truck loaded with construction equipment. Callers reported that people had gone to and from the truck, taking items from it.

Vehicles without license plates are often stolen vehicles. The plates are removed so they can be used during riots, when police use video cameras to identify criminals.

Ed Morrissey’s post offers the proper insight into what’s happening in the Twin Cities:

Not that Livingstone’s dispensing with the meme, at least through his friends. A GoFundMe page for the trio claims that police arrested them “after peacefully protesting & being chased by the KKK.” In a car with no plates? And peacefully protesting with two guns and a “grinding tool”? The idea that three young men with sufficient self-defense tools could be “chased by the KKK” in Minnesota is outright laughable, especially young men who just spent several days at least in the midst of the rioting.

Being chased by the KKK in Minnesota is as plausible as Jussie Smollett being told that Chicago is “Trump country.” Both statements are dishonest as hell. I wrote this post in July, 2016 to highlight the fact that Minnesota-grown ‘activists’ turning violent isn’t a myth:

It’s become clear that #BlackLivesMatter isn’t interested in healing racial divides. They’re proving that they’re interested in injuring police officers. At least one officer is injured. Police are reporting that “protesters started arming themselves with rebar from the construction site” and that police then used smoke and glass balls to clear the crowd. Protestors also threw glass bottles and liquids at the officers. One officer is injured from being hit with a glass bottle.”

The Star Tribune is reporting that as “many as 200 protesters were blocking both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the major traffic artery connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul near the Lexington exits. Many sat on the freeway while others stood, the air filled with yelling and chanting. Some onlookers were climbing over the freeway fence to join the blockade, with the crowd swelling to an estimated 300 people filling the lanes in both directions.”

I remember that night. It was a Saturday night. There wasn’t much happening until the local TV stations (KSTP, WCCO) jumped into programming to show these protesters throwing cement blocks at police officers from a bridge on I-94. I was able to ‘cover’ it via Twitter.

The Twin Cities media is acting like the Twin Cities’ leftist activists are law-abiding, upstanding citizens, pillars of the community types. There’s no doubt that there’s a need for police reform. That’s obvious. What’s equally clear is that the DFL needs to clean out the festering pile of antagonizers and America-haters. Today’s DFL turns a blind eye towards people like Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, Jeremiah Ellison and Ryan Winkler.

Simply put, it’s time for DFL ‘activist’ reform, too. These aren’t nice people. They’re people without integrity.

Amanda Marcotte’s article didn’t pull any punches. It explained to Blue Collar America exactly how Democrats feel about them. Ms. Marcotte started her article by saying “On Wednesday, a crowd of right-wing nuts, complete with their oversized but underworked utility vehicles, Confederate flags, guns and other such overcompensation accoutrements, descended on the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, to whine about the temporary pause to dinners at Applebee’s and accidental brushfires at gender-reveal parties. The deep fear of emasculation driving the protest was not particularly subtle at this protest, as the crowd chanted ‘Lock her up’ at Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat who is accused of no other crime other than making deeply insecure men fuss about a woman in power.”

I won’t call Ms. Marcotte a member of Fake News. I’ll just call her a sloppy journalist who isn’t that interested in the truth. Did Ms. Marcotte check this article about how Michiganders of both genders want to throw Gov. Whitmer out of office via a recall election? According to this website, almost 300,000 people have signed the petition. From the article:

Whitmer’s critics said the new measures go too far. “Several recent measures provide marginal benefits at best, while substantially heightening frustration and resentment,” said Rep. Justin Amash, an independent. Sensible instructions to practice social distancing, wear masks, and stay at home already do most of the work to reduce the virus’s spread. By pushing too far, the governor undermines her own authority and increases the likelihood people will not follow reasonable guidelines.”

The arbitrary nature of Gov. Whitmer’s EO is what’s gotten under Michiganders’ skin the most. Michiganders understand that they’re at risk if they don’t religiously practice social distancing and other items on the CDC’s list. It’s things like being able to go shopping but not being able to buy seeds for their gardens or the part about how out-of-state property owners can visit their cabins but Michiganders can’t visit their Michigan cabins.

Ms. Marcotte apparently hasn’t figured it out that governing is best done by exercising restraint and good judgment. The fact that Gov. Whitmer is a female is utterly irrelevant to the vast majority of protesters. This is just sloppy BS journalism:

The ostensible purpose of the protests was to pressure Whitmer to relax some of the restrictions on businesses and movement under the coronavirus lockdown. In reality, of course, this is happening because a bunch of Fox News-loving Trump supporters have been poisoned by propaganda that has convinced them the coronavirus is overblown or a hoax, all being spread by the libs to destroy Trump’s chances at re-election.

What is Ms. Marcotte’s proof for any of her accusations? I’m betting that she doesn’t have any. It’s like the people who told Karlyn Borysenko, the former Democrat who attended President Trump’s rally in Manchester, NH, the night before the Primary. Here’s what Professor Borysenko wrote about her liberal friends:

That turned out not to be the case. The more voices outside the left that I listened to, the more I realized that these were not bad people. They were not racists, Nazis, or white supremacists. We had differences of opinions on social and economic issues, but a difference of opinion does not make your opponent inherently evil. And they could justify their opinions using arguments, rather than the shouting and ranting I saw coming from my side of the aisle.

Ms. Marcotte sounds like Professor Borysenko’s paranoid friends. Ms. Marcotte also is either dishonest or the sloppiest journalist I’ve read in ages. It’s possible she’s both. I know that Ms. Marcotte is full of it when she says that the protesters think that COVID-19 is “overblown or a hoax.” That attack was discredited a month ago. Ms. Marcotte should be ashamed for pumping out such BS. The purpose of the protests was to tell Gov. Whitmer to pull her head out of her arse before issuing executive orders.

Why can Michiganders buy produce but they can’t buy the seeds to grow their own vegetables? Why can Wisconsinites visit their cabin in Michigan’s UP but a Detroit lifelong resident can’t visit their cabin in the UP? Ms. Marcotte is long on put-downs and short on compassion.

Ms. Marcotte should attempt to listen to people more and shoot her mouth off less. She wouldn’t look like a Pelosi-style partisan if she listened more often.

Thomas Edsall’s article is a lengthy read but a worthwhile read. Deep into the article, Edsall quoted Ismail K. White and Chryl N. Laird, political scientists at Duke and Bowdoin, as saying “Political solidarity has been a crucial political asset of black Americans during a long struggle against racial injustice, and a few symbolic gestures or policy initiatives won’t win significant black support for Republicans.”

Do White and Laird think that criminal justice reform, opportunity scholarships, record minority unemployment and the IMPACT Act as “a few symbolic gestures or policy initiatives?” It isn’t surprising that White and Laird are “the authors of a new book ‘Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior.” I haven’t read the book but it sounds like White and Laird think that African-Americans are monolithic voters. I find that impossible to believe.

The definition of monolithic is “characterized by massiveness, total uniformity, rigidity, invulnerability, etc.; a monolithic society.” During the early primaries, liberal pundits speculated that Pete Buttigieg would have difficulty attracting African-American voters because he’s gay. Some African-Americans still voted for Buttigieg but African-Americans who were also evangelical Christians found Buttigieg’s holier-than-thou attitude off-putting.

White and Laird’s theory might turn out right. Still, betting on monoliths is foolish. Betting on monolithic structures when we’ve seen dynamic changes like this happen isn’t foolish, it’s stupid:

The definition of symbolic gesture is “an act that has no purpose or effect other than to show support, respect, etc.” Opportunity Zones aren’t symbolic. They’re substantive. According to Sen. Tim Scott, his legislation will provide “workforce training opportunities to better education to businesses being attracted into these opportunity zones.”

Those aren’t token gestures. Those are the types of things that make multi-generational, substantive improvements. Charles Payne is right in stating that Sen. Scott would be on the cover of Time Magazine if he was a Democrat who got this legislation enacted.

This article is pessimistic about the Republicans making gains with African-Americans. I think that too many African-American people’s lives have improved for the vote to essentially stay the same. This fall, we’ll see whose prediction is right.

PS- Anyone betting against Candace Owens and Tim Scott is foolish.

It used to be said that the contents of the information in the NYTimes was “all the news that’s fit to print.” Those days are history and then some. After reading this article, it isn’t a stretch to suggest that a slogan change is appropriate. The new slogan, based on the major stories that the NYTimes hasn’t paid attention to should be ‘all the news that’s fit to ignore.”

The article says “In the hours and days after Gregory Timm reportedly plowed his vehicle into a tent of Republican Party volunteers registering voters in the Kernan Village Shopping Center parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida, national coverage of the event has been alarmingly lacking.” The article starts by saying “Just imagine the national news coverage if a Trump supporter had plowed his van through a Democratic voter registration tent in Florida.”

I can’t imagine it because it hasn’t happened. We know, though, that a vehicle plowed into a tent where GOP volunteers were registering voters. We know that thanks to this:

Local news channel WJXT reported days later on the arrest report, which showed Timm telling the sheriff’s office his “disapproval of Trump” was the motivating factor for the attack. He showed the officer a self-recorded video of him driving straight at the volunteers, expressing frustration that the video cut out before “the good part.” Even then, as I write this, the best the New York Times could muster was wire coverage.

Let’s be blunt about this. If you eliminated the people who are part of the Democrats’ Resist Movement, you’d eliminate 98% of the people who call themselves journalists. Resist Movement journalists are like Journolist on steroids.

It isn’t that there’s no such thing as fake news. It’s that there’s much more legitimate news that’s ignored than outright fake news. The story about last week’s IC briefing on upcoming Russian interference in the 2020 presidential election is more sloppy journalism than outright fake news.

This video highlights a local reporter interviewing Timm:

The vast majority of the coverage on this story is from local reporters. That’s fine because it is a local story. Still, it’s disappointing that it hasn’t gotten the national coverage it deserves because it’s also a national story.

Jessica Tarlov’s op-ed criticizes Republicans for blindly supporting President Trump. That’s rich considering the fact that supporting the Pelosi-Nadler-Schiff trifecta is a profile in blind partisanship.

In her op-ed Ms. Tarlov writes “I can’t seem to stop paying attention and am oftentimes overwhelmed by the gravity of what we’re witnessing. Though it’s my job to pay attention, the dynamics of this story, from the president’s abuse of power, to the geopolitics, to the personal stories of those who have testified, would draw anyone in.”

First, what gravity is she talking about? The first impeachment hearing in Nadler’s Judiciary Committee featured 3 Democrat activists masquerading as law professors and a real law professor. The highlight of that hearing was Jonathan Turley admonishing the Democrats on the Committee for abusing their power:

First, during the Impeachment Committee hearings, aka the Schiff Show, Democrats called one hearsay testifier after another. Marie Yovanovitch, the Democrats’ third hearsay witness, was fired 3 months before the Trump-Zelenskiy phone call. What she added to the hearing is still a mystery. Lt. Col. Vindman listened to the call. After the call, he voiced some concern to his boss. His boss, in turn, dismissed his concern.

Legal experts are still waiting for the Democrats’ first fact witness. In fact, Democrats didn’t call a single fact witness during the Judiciary Committee’s hearings. Again, I ask “what gravity”? Is Ms. Tarlov insisting that Democrats impeach President Trump for doing more to help Ukraine militarily than President Obama did? President Trump sold Ukraine lethal defensive weapons in the form of Javelin anti-tank missiles. By comparison, President Obama shipped Ukraine blankets and meals-ready-to-eat, aka MREs.

Our reality TV president is now the subject of a reality TV impeachment filled with dramatic twists and turns – and the show isn’t over yet. The evidence in favor of impeachment seems overwhelming to me.

Ms. Tarlov, what evidence are you talking about? The only testimony from firsthand witnesses favors President Trump. Ambassador Sondland, who actually spoke with President Trump, said this on cross-examination:

Presumptions, Ms. Tarlov, aren’t evidence. This isn’t evidence, either:

For those of you who, like me, suffered multiple whiplash injuries in that exchange, here’s the transcript:

Ambassador Taylor recalls that Mr. Morrison told Ambassador Taylor that I told Mr. Morrison that I conveyed this message to Mr. Yermak on Sept 1, 2019, in connection with Vice President Pence’s visit to Warsaw and a meeting with President Zelensky.

That’s from Ambassador Sondland’s amended deposition. Why that’s considered a clarification is baffling. That isn’t clarification. That’s confusion. Either way, it isn’t evidence. It’s hearsay on steroids.

In my mind, it’s obvious that Trump threatened the president of Ukraine to demand a political favor and improperly held back $391 million in desperately needed military aid approved by Congress to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression. Trump eventually gave Ukraine the money – but only after a whistleblower exposed the president’s improper conduct.

What’s in Ms. Tarlov’s mind is difficult to determine. Freud might not be able to figure that out. Suppositions aren’t proof. Without emails or texts between the 2 principles, Ms. Tarlov’s statements are rubbish.

Without legitimate, verifiable proof, Democrats don’t have a case. That isn’t just an opinion. It’s Professor Turley’s expert opinion:

This is worth examining:

“But this is certainly the thinnest of the modern record. If you take a look at the size of the record of Clinton and Nixon, they were massive in comparison to this, which is almost wafer thin in comparison,” Turley said.

“There’s a difference between requesting investigations and a quid pro quo. You need to stick the landing on the quid pro quo. You need to get the evidence to support it. It might be out there, I don’t know. But it’s not in this record,” Turley said.

Suffice it to say that Ms. Tarlov’s op-ed didn’t stick the landing.

God bless Louie Gohmert for exposing the Democrats’ total corruption. Last night, Rep. Gohmert highlighted the Democrats’ utter corruption in this rant:

“A vague abuse of power, obstruction of Congress, the very things the majority has done in preventing us from having the witnesses that could shed light on this, not opinion, but fact witnesses. We needed to hear from those witnesses,” Gohmert said. “People like Sean Misko [a former National Security Council aide who joined Adam Schiff’s staff], Abigail Grace [who also worked at the NSC], Eric Ciaramella, Devon Archer [an American businessman who worked at Burisma], Joe Biden, Nellie Ohr [a contractor for Fusion GPS in 2015 and 2016], and Alexander Chalupa, and so many others. They don’t want fact witnesses. Let’s hear from professors who hate Donald Trump, who are willing to sell their education just to make a point against somebody they don’t like. This is a dangerous, dangerous time in America.”

Instead of hearing from people with firsthand knowledge of President Trump’s nonexistent crimes, Democrats brought in testifiers who didn’t like President Trump. Nadler brought in 3 Democrat activists that insisted that they were constitutional law experts. Within 15 minutes, it was obvious that they weren’t unbiased legal historians. These professors were Democrat activists brought in to do a hit job against President Trump. Their legal theories were debunked by a legitimate constitutional scholar named Jonathan Turley.

Chairman Schiff brought in Democrat-friendly witnesses like Marie Yovanovitch, a woman who’d been fired by President Trump months before the Trump-Zelenskiy phone call. What she added to the hearings is still a mystery. Schiff brought in Lt. Col. Vindman, who told the committee that he’d a) listened to the Trump-Zelenskiy phone call and b) told superiors that he had concerns about the call. That definitely got Schiff’s attention. Upon cross-examination, though, we learned that his superior, who also listened in on the call, found nothing wrong with the call.

It isn’t coincidence that virtually every piece of evidence found that either contradicted the Democrat witnesses’ testimony or that showed President Trump not guilty of the Democrats’ accusations was ignored by Chairman Schiff. It isn’t coincidence that Chairman Nadler rejected a request from Republicans to hold a hearing where Republican-requested witnesses. (Why let facts contradict the Democrats’ carefully-crafted storyline?)

That’s how you get 2 articles of impeachment that are so vague that every president in history would’ve been impeached by these Democrats. Think about this: the first article of impeachment, abuse of office, isn’t a crime. Democrats included it because it would’ve been an article of impeachment had Nixon gotten impeached. The difference is explained here:

ARTICLE II, ABUSE OF POWER. (Approved 28-10)
Using the powers of the office of President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States, and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in disregard of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has repeatedly engaged in conduct violating the constitutional rights of citizens, impairing the due and proper administration of justice in the conduct of lawful inquiries, of contravening the law of governing agencies of the executive branch and the purposes of these agencies.

Nixon told the FBI that they didn’t need warrants to wiretap the phones of antiwar protesters. It isn’t difficult to argue that’s exponentially more egregious than what President Trump did.

The Democrats’ impeachment process shouldn’t be taken seriously. However, the division and hatred that the Democrats have created through this dishonest process should be studied by historians. The Democrats’ abuse of power shouldn’t be allowed again.

Here’s Louie Gohmert’s rant:

This is Prof. Turley’s admonition to Congressional Democrats on abuse of power:

Obviously, Democrats ignored Prof. Turley. That’s proof of the Democrats’ total corruption.