BIG TROUBLE FOR DEMS?

 

 

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         CODGERTATING: WHEN OLD GUYS THINK.

Support for the bogus impeachment of President Trump is dropping. Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D) recently said that she no longer saw any “value” in the proceedings. Note that Lawrence is the African-American Representative of an African-American district. It’s rare for Democrats to break ranks, but Lawrence did. The question is, why? Congressmen run for election every two years and if they want to keep their jobs, they’d better know what the people in their district are thinking. Could it be that support for Trump is growing in the black community, making impeachment unpopular? African-American unemployment is at historic lows, and the latest Rasmussen Reports poll shows Trump with a 32% approval rating among black voters. Illegal immigration is a signature Trump issue, and no group is hurt more by illegal immigration than African-Americans.

But Lawrence quickly recanted and jumped back aboard the impeachment express. I’m betting she got a heated call or two from the House Speaker or one of her lieutenants. If Democrat support in the African-American community is slipping, they can’t let it get out. If I’m correct and polls in the black sectors maintain or continue to trend in Trump’s favor, expect to hear the words racist, white supremacist, Klansman and Nazi with sickening frequency to scare blacks back to the Democrat Party. They can’t afford to lose this traditionally Democrat voting block. If Republicans can get 20% of the black vote, the Democrats are doomed.

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.

 

 

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.

GIVE THE MAN HIS DUE

 

           CODGERTATING: WHEN OLD GUYS THINK.

 

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Due process, that is. Congressman Adam “Shifty” Shiff (D-CA) conduced the “Shiff Show,” the impeach-Trump farce which has now gone to the Judiciary Committee headed by Jerry Nadler (D-NY). Speaker Pelosi has instructed Nadler to draw up articles of impeachment. The process has been anything but fair and that is by design. The intention was to impeach all along. The phone call to the Ukrainian president is just an excuse for Pelosi, Nadler and Shiff to conduct a Soviet show trial to move public opinion against Trump thereby damaging him in the election less than 1 year away. But in doing so they have utterly trashed Due Process rights which are fundamental to our criminal justice system. Fanatics are single minded and never think about the long-term consequences of their actions. If they can railroad the most powerful man on the planet, they can do it to YOU. These Due Process rights come to us from the mother country, England, and have been in place since the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. Someone tell the House Democrats about them. Here they are:

1. The right to confront your accuser.

2. The right to cross-examine your accuser.

3. The right to call witnesses.

4. The right to cross-examine witnesses.

5. The right to present evidence.

6. The right to counsel.

7. The right to a public trial.

Trump was deprived of all of these. Clinton, Nixon and Johnson who were each impeached, were not. Now the sham has moved to the Senate where Trump and the Republicans can really wage a fight. Do it, House Democrats! Impeach him, and let all that you have hidden come out. I can’t wait.

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.

CODGERTATING: WHEN OLD GUYS THINK.

Dear friends:

I decided to shift to shorter articles.  I still plan to keep a sharp eye out and ear open to things that interest.  But I think shorter is better for now.  Don’t get the idea that I’m done writing more lengthy pieces: I just might write a long one if the spirit moves me. But for now, I’ll be trying to hit singles instead of homeruns.

The shorter format was inspired by Dr. Thomas Sowell who is now retired. He used to write articles entitled, Random thought on the passing scene—short pieces contained in a longer article.  The new heading—CODGERTATING:WHEN OLD GUYS THINK.— is me laughing at ageing. What else is there to do?  So look for these shorter bits.  They’re likely to appear with  more often and they’re fun to write.

Thanks for reading my stuff.  I really appreciate it.

Mike

CHASING THE SHINY OBJECT

              CODGERTATING: WHEN OLD GUYS THINK.

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Impeach Trump! That’s been the mantra of the Democrat party and their journo-pets since Trump won in 2016. In early 2016 the FBI, the Department of Justice and intelligence agencies, with a nod from the Obama Administration, launched what they euphemistically called an investigation of the Trump campaign, which in truth was spying on the Trump campaign. Now, the same media-Democrat cabal seeks to divert our attention with one hoax after another. The shiny objects are Russian collusion, which died with the Mueller report, followed by cries for impeachment over an ordinary phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president. After impeachment fails, there will be another shiny object. Spying on an opposition political campaign to nullify the 2016 election and fix the next one is easily the greatest political scandal in American history, so distract they must. These banana republic tactics were hatched by Democrat appointees in a Democrat administration and aided by supposedly non-partisan, non-political civil servants. So who really “hacked our democracy?”

Michael A. Morrongiello, Ph. D.