DFL Party Chair Ken Martin chose to follow the lead of Nancy Pelosi during the Almanac Roundtable Friday night. Let’s just say that Martin is as convincing as Pelosi when it comes to talking about how sad a time this is for our nation. In other words, neither was convincing. When Cathy Wurzer asked who would be the political winner from impeachment, Martin even recited a cheesy line that “nobody wins with impeachment.”
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I thought Chair Carnahan started off ok when she said that Democrats started off the week by going after President Trump again. It’s indisputable that Democrats have spent far more time criticizing President Trump than they’ve spent trying to keep their campaign promises. It’s worth noting that Cathy Wurzer was particularly unfair as the moderator, too. Wurzer asked “Why is it appropriate for a president to call foreign leaders and suggest investigations of his political rivals?”
Personally, the obvious answer is that the political rival in question, Vice President Biden, is a corrupt SOB, as is his son. The best way to stay out of trouble is to not be as corrupt as Joe or Hunter Biden. If the Biden family wasn’t that corrupt, President Trump wouldn’t have to call them out for corruption. It doesn’t help when the elder Biden smarted off like this:
That’s the jackass Ken Martin is defending with a straight face. Then, with another straight face, Martin said “It’s a really sad day for America. The fact is that this is a solemn and grave situation we find ourselves in and no one should take glee in the fact that a sitting president of the United States is being impeached. The reality, though, is that this President, while in office, has tried to extort a foreign government to influence our elections. Not only is that wrong. It’s a brazen abuse of power which threatens our national security and it also violates a president’s oath he took to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. This is a serious matter. It’s not a political matter. There are huge questions that need to be answered and that’s what this impeachment is about. Look, we’re at a moment in our country’s history where our trust in government, our trust in politicians, our trust in institutions is at an all-time low and if we’re going to restore integrity and trust with the American people, we can’t have this type of behavior in the highest office in the land. We need to have accountability. There’s a reason why our Constitution is set up the way it is, with checks and balances and that’s what this is about. Not only to hold the president accountable to his actions but to make sure that we are doing our job of protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States of America.”
First, it’s time to call Martin out as a bald-faced liar, perhaps on the level of Rep. Schiff. Saying that “this President, while in office, has tried to extort a foreign government to influence our elections” is an outright lie. There’s no proof that supports that accusation. Period. Chairman Martin, which foreign government did President Trump extort? Chairman Martin, what thing of value did President Trump receive from a foreign government? Chairman Martin, what did President Trump use to allegedly gain this thing of value?
Next, insisting that this unmentioned thing that President Trump extorted from a foreign leader will “influence our elections” is laughable at best. If Martin thinks that Biden represents a serious challenge to President Trump, my first question would be ‘what drugs are you using?’ The next question would be ‘how expensive are they?’ Seriously, anyone that thinks that any of those nobodies running for the Democrats’ presidential nomination is a serious challenger is kidding themselves.
Third, the hint that this isn’t serious is when Martin says that “there are huge questions that need to be answered and that’s what this impeachment is about.” When Congress voted to open the impeachment on Nixon, there were multiple constitutional crises to deal with and multiple additional crimes to deal with.” I’m betting that Martin couldn’t honestly tell you if a crime had been committed. I’m certain that he’d admit that there isn’t a constitutional crisis.
Democrats continuously insist that “nobody is above the law, not even the president.” Here’s a radical thought for Democrats: nobody is above the law, not even former vice presidents and their kids. Hunter Biden shouldn’t get a free pass just because his washed-up dad is running for president. President Trump had an obligation to finish the Biden family’s corruption. If someone has a problem with that, that’s their problem.
Later in the interview, Chairwoman Carnahan rattled off a number of President Trump’s accomplishments. Chairman Martin couldn’t resist taking a cheapshot at President Trump, saying “President Trump made a lot of promises to Minnesotans and to Americans when he ran in 2016. He said he would fix health care. He said he would make it more affordable and accessible. He’s done nothing.
What a coincidence. Pelosi’s pilgrims promised to fix health care, too. Instead of fixing Obamacare, they spent tons of time investigating President Trump. Even while Robert Mueller was investigating President Trump, Democrats didn’t lift a finger to fix Obamacare. This election, rather than looking backward, Democrats will have to defend Medicare-for-All because Elizabeth Warren will likely be the Democrats’ nominee. Good luck defending that proposition, Kenny. You’ll need it.
Towards the end of the interview, Martin was stupid enough to say that Democrats believed in the rule of law. That’s from an idiot whose party thinks that citizens should pay for illegal aliens’ health care. That’s coming from someone whose political party thinks that illegal immigration should be decriminalized. Does that sound like a political party whose highest priority is the rule of law? Give me a break.
Later, Martin insisted that Democrats put a high priority on people of character. That’s difficult to accept considering that their point person on impeachment is Adam Schiff. Schiff lied about never meeting the CIA agent/snitch/Democrat activist. Schiff is the liar who pretended to read from the transcript while he made the entire thing up. That certainly sounds like a man of sterling character.
Finally, Martin asked “The other day, on the lawn of the White House, the President implored Ukraine and China to do an investigation of one of the President’s political rivals?” The correct answer to that question is ‘you’d better believe it.’ Hillary blamed the FBI for costing her the presidency. That’s BS. She cost herself the White House because she was utterly corrupt. This time, Vice President Biden is utterly corrupt. If he’d led an exemplary life, President Trump wouldn’t have a reason to have those countries investigate Biden.
The solution, Mr. Martin, is to stop having corrupt people who’ve been in DC for a combined 75 years run for president. If eliminating corruption is your top priority, that should be simple, Chairman Martin.