Believe them, they don’t take it lightly
Just in time for the holiday formerly known as “Christmas,” the democratic socialist Rashada Tlaib is selling T-shirts that commemorate her major claim to fame. On the first day of the new Congress in January the not-so gentle lady from Michigan [corrected] vowed that Democrats would impeach the M.F-er.
John Nichols has her beat by a good dozen years. The democratic socialist from Madison WI has been selling books demanding the impeachment of the President since October 2006. That is the publish date of his book “Genius of Impeachment: The Founders’ Cure for Royalism and Why it Must be Applied to George W. Bush.”
O.K., different President, same goal (with a notable hiatus between January 2009 to January 2017). Comrade John is up today in The Nation, his day job, sonorously intoning this benediction:
“House leadership soberly announces 2 articles of impeachment.”
Nadler was one of six reps announcing the two articles of impeachment — three congress people from deep-blue California (including the madcap Maxine Waters), three from solid-Democrat(ic) New York. None from middle America. Fly-over country. None from districts Trump won.
Believe them, they don’t take it lightly. They’ve been trying to impeach Trump since the Russian collusion hoax inspired by Hillary’s Steele dossier. So they’ve settled on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — charges sufficiently vague and ambiguous as to be dismissed by any local municipal court.
In the same edition of The Nation, past editor and wealthy heiress Katrina vanden Heuvel writes “Capitalism is broken; time to try something new.” Unemployment is at a 50-year low; 266,000 new jobs were created in the last month reported, wages are up 3.1% and the stock market is paying for retirement golf vacations in Arizona. To paraphrase Churchill: some chicken, some broken neck!
The irony is that Ms. vanden Heuvel bought the magazine along with other investors thanks to her inheritance earned (if socialists will pardon the word) by her wealthy grandfather, founder of the Music Corporation of America.
The heiress can afford socialism; she doesn’t have to sell T-shirts.