Color Andy McCarthy totally unimpressed with the impeachment TV show. Appearing on Fox & Friends this morning, McCarthy said “It’s not an actual complaint. And this goes to my point, which is that this is not an impeachment inquiry. It’s an impeachment show for television.”
If this is the latest reality TV show, which it appears to be, then Democrats stand to lose big. After all, they’re trying to take down the biggest reality TV star in history who also happens to be the leader of the free world. What part of that sounds easy?
“I don’t think this is actually about law-breaking. I think this is a political dispute,” [McCarthy] said. “And if it’s a political dispute — that is if it’s just about abuse of power and it’s not about a violation of the federal penal code — then the politics are what matters.”
This isn’t going well for Democrats. This Brad Parscale op-ed highlights how fundraising has taken off after Pelosi’s impeachment announcement:
If the groundswell of small-dollar donations flowing into the Trump campaign’s coffers offers any indication, the Democrats are going to pay a terrible price for indulging the demands of their radical base. The Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign raked in a $13 million haul within 36 hours of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s embarrassingly vague announcement of a “formal impeachment inquiry.”
Then there’s this:
President Trump’s approval ticked up to 49 percent — its highest mark this year, according to a new Hill-HarrisX survey released on Wednesday.
If Democrats were hoping to damage President Trump, it ain’t working. President Trump can handle that type of polling ‘damage’. This is important:
The nationwide survey was conducted on Sept. 28 and 29, less than a week after House Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump over concerns raised in a whistleblower’s complaint about the president’s communications with Ukraine.
I can picture President Trump doing his best Brer Rabbit impression, pleading with Democrats, saying ‘Please don’t throw me in that briar patch.’ Ms. Pelosi insisted that President Trump had gotten himself trapped in her wheelhouse. She might reconsider that soon. Kevin McCarthy, the House GOP Leader, has submitted a resolution to censure Adam ‘Shiffty’ Schiff, the Democrat point person on impeachment:
If anyone had any doubt, Republicans are showing a spine. They’ve gone on offense. The bad news for Democrats is that Republicans are loaded for bear. This Republican Party isn’t about taking half-steps and being timid. This is Donald Trump’s Republican Party, complete with spines and confidence. Think about it this way: If I would’ve told the loyal readers of LFR that Kevin McCarthy, Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham would show spines and become leaders within the GOP 5 years ago, I’m certain that I would’ve been clean my readers’ clocks in bets. Just for some fun, let’s watch this golden oldie:
Finally, let’s’ be clear about something important. Democrats have shown today that they don’t want this impeachment reality TV show to be a fair process. Democrats plan on using the Pelosi-Obamacare shove-it-down-their-throats script. If that’s what Democrats try to do, they’d better expect to get their a$$es handed to them in November, 2020. It’s likely to get ugly.