[NY Post] Noted"Genius" bleats Progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted her fellow Democrats for their failure in not moving ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
"At this point, the bigger national scandal isn't the president's lawbreaking behavior ‐ it is the Democratic Party's refusal to impeach him for it," the first-year lawmaker wrote on Twitter shortly before midnight Saturday.
"It is one thing for a sitting president to break the law. It's another to let him," she said. "The integrity of our democracy isn't threatened when a president breaks the law. It‘s threatened when we do nothing about it. The GOP's silence & refusal to act shouldn't be a surprise. Ours is."
People think they can impeach the President just because they don't like him.
I think this is because the Democrats were super outraged that Clinton got impeached for raping that intern. That he was guilty just made it worse. Of course he got off due to them putting party above country, but ever after they were furious and want revenge.
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the Democrats were super outraged that Clinton got impeached for raping that intern.
Point of order: the impeachment charges were lying under oath and obstruction of justice.
/me notes without comment the devaluation of the word 'rape'.
[LI] We are in the middle of a media feeding frenzy over a supposed intelligence community whistleblower complaint on Trump’s conversation last summer with the Ukrainian president.
We know almost nothing about the complaint or the conversation, but that has not stopped a full-blown "we’ve got him now!" type joyfulness throughout the mainstream media and Never-Trump-land.
Lack of actual facts has not stopped Democrat candidates and various pundits from declaring that this is further ground for impeachment.
The initial claim was that Trump threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine if it didn’t investigate the business dealings of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, while Joe was Vice President. Then the story changed, and maybe there wasn’t a quid pro quo, and maybe the whistleblower never actually heard the conversation. And so on and so on, a classic case of how the media tries and convicts Trump based on anonymous, shifting, and usually misinformed leaks.
The foreign minister of Ukraine is now on record that there was no pressure put on the Ukrainian president in the conversation.
We’ve been here, done that, dozens of times. Is this time different? Will they "get" Trump on this? As with the Russia Collusion claims, I’ll take it seriously when there is actual evidence. Until then, it’s just politically driven mischief masquerading as news.
As an aside, there is a pernicious effect to leaking conversations a U.S. president has with the leaders of foreign countries, something that has plagued Trump since the start of his administration. But that’s a post for another time.
There is an important story here that may take down a candidate. That candidate isn’t Donald Trump, it’s Joe Biden.
Everything old is new again ( Al Gore on solicitingbribes "contributions" from the VP Office in 1997): "...My counsel tells me there is no controlling legal authority that says that is any violation of any law."
Maybe he can represent himself, he has a law degree, right? Note that I did not say he was a lawyer, competent or otherwise.
Is it a demise when it's stillborn?
[NYMAG] "Is there some kind of party going on here? Why is everybody here?" said Mayor Bill de Blasio ...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly... , after walking down the back steps of Gracie Mansion with his wife, Chirlane McCray, by his side and surveying a throng of news hounds and cameras camped out on his back lawn.
[NATIONALREVIEW] Yesterday, the Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Court of Appeals issued a truly remarkable opinion in a truly remarkable case. It held that a Catholic hospital could indeed face legal liability for failing to perform a hysterectomy as part of a female-to-male "transition" ‐ even though its policy broadly bans sterilization surgery generally (not just for trans individuals) and even though the hospital referred the patient to a non-Catholic facility in the same network. The patient obtained the hysterectomy a mere three days after the original scheduled surgery date and sued anyway.
The facts of the case are simple. The plaintiff, Evan Minton, initially scheduled a hysterectomy for August 30, 2016, at Mercy San Juan Medical Center (part of the Dignity Health hospital network) as a treatment for gender dysphoria. Mercy is a Catholic hospital, and the day before the scheduled surgery, Mercy canceled the procedure. It cited the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ "Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services." As the court noted, "The Directives prohibit direct sterilization and require that bodily and functional integrity be protected and preserved."
In other words, a Catholic hospital was upholding basic Catholic religious doctrine.
Mercy’s president then recommended that Minton’s doctor obtain emergency admitting privileges at nearby Methodist Hospital, which is also a Dignity Health facility. The doctor obtained privileges and performed the surgery on September 2, 2016. Minton then sued Dignity Health, claiming that he was the victim of gender identity discrimination.
The trial court dismissed his complaint, but yesterday the California Court of Appeals revived his claims. It held that Dignity Health could protect the religious liberty of its Catholic institutions only if "it can provide all persons with full and equal medical care at comparable facilities not subject to the same religious restrictions."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.