How to Winnow Friends and Infuriate Voters

Democrat presidential candidate and former NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg has announced plans to write a sequel to one of the world’s bestselling self-help books of all time.

After last night’s debate performance Bloomberg needs all the self-help he can get.

Mini-Mike has announced plans to write a modern day follow-up to Dale Carnegie’s popular bestseller, “How To Win Friends and Influence People.” The working title is “How A Billionaire Wins Friends and Influences Voters by Awakening the Giant Within and Developing 7 Highly Effective Habits.”

Below are some early excerpts from the new book:

  • “Kill it,” Bloomberg told a saleswoman when she explained she was pregnant.
  • “You’ve got to get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed.”
  • “People in these neighborhoods are poor, they’re not going to be able to pay off their mortgages, tell your salesmen don’t go into those areas.”
  • “I can teach anybody to be a farmer.  It’s a process. You dig a hole, put a seed in, put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.”
  • (Aptitude of tech workers compared to farmers) The skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different.  You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter.”

Bloomberg campaign spokeswoman Faiz Shakir says the former three-time mayor of New York City is uniquely qualified to pen such a book because he’s got the best friends money can buy, and he has a proven track record of influencing voters by spending millions to buy their attention.

Shakir reminded voters that Bloomberg would be a better Commander-in-Chief than President Trump because he’s wealthier but not as arrogant or abrasive – unless you aren’t like Mike.

If Bloomberg beats out fellow presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, America’s best known millionaire communist, Mike the Munchkin would be the country’s first billionaire socialist to occupy the Oval Office.

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Trump’s Yuge Presidents’ Day Sale

To celebrate President’s Day 2020, President Donald Trump has announced plans for a week-long sale of historic proportions.

Beginning today the Trump Administration is offering unheard savings as evidenced by a reduction of the National Security Council staff by 50 percent.  You heard that right! All Obama-era holdovers must go and no bid is too low for a Never-Trump bureaucrat at this year’s Presidents’ Day Sale!

Voters enjoyed a two-for-one flash sale Friday when Army Lt. Col Alexander Vindman was escorted off the White Houses grounds and dismissed from the National Security Council.  Around the same time Vindman’s twin brother, Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, also left the National Security Council.

In a political consumer event almost too big to believe,  later that same day the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, was recalled from his overseas position.

And that’s not all!  All bureaucrats bearing the Deep State label must go and no reasonable offer will be refused, says National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.  O’Brien is promising more job cuts this week and the president has insisted that all Obama holdovers will be available on a first come, first subpoena-served basis.

If you’re in the market for an experienced backstabber, loquacious liar or illicit leaker, you must act fast to take advantage of this sensational Deep State Presidents’ Day Sale.

Hurry fast for best selection because President Trump has promised to make 2020 the biggest swamp draining event ever!  Once the rule of law is restored and these power-crazed Obama flunkies are gone, they’re gone for good!

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SOTU Thoughts with Nancy Pelosi

For those who missed it, Nancy Pelosi put on quite a show at this year’s State of the Union address.  

Demonstrating a wide range of expressions mirroring dissatisfaction, disbelief and disgust with President Trump’s speech, she pantomimed at least half of the behaviors identified by the American Psychiatric Association.

During one passage of his speech when the president outlined the danger of sanctuary cities to citizens, her body language and facial expressions exhibited equal combinations of Attention Deficit Disorder and drug addiction withdrawal.

Evidence and facts remain in short supply with efforts to prosecute this president, but his intent is always front and center with Democrats.  Below is what Dean Riff’s believes Nancy Pelosi was thinking during the speech before she literally “let it rip” afterwards. 

TRUMP: “Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results.”

PELOSI: Yes, there you stand – impeached, a permanent stain on history and a boil to be lanced on the rump of my party. 

TRUMP: “The years of economic decay are over. The days of our country being used, taken advantage of, and even scorned by other nations are long behind us. Gone too are the broken promises, jobless recoveries, tired platitudes, and constant excuses for the depletion of American wealth, power, and prestige.”

PELOSI:  You moron, other nations didn’t scorn us and take advantage, bur rather treated us like a beloved parent or grandparent that they could go to for emotional support, hugs and an allowance.  I thought you guys stood for family values, you orange-headed dork!

TRUMP: “In just 3 short years, we have shattered the mentality of American decline, and we have rejected the downsizing of America’s destiny. We are moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago, and we are never going back!”

PELOSI: America wasn’t declining or downsizing before you got here, you doofus.  Our party reminded voters repeatedly two percent growth was the new normal and they should adapt their expectations to align with Democrat presidents. American voters aren’t idiots! 

TRUMP: “From the pilgrims to our Founders, from the soldiers at Valley Forge to the marchers at Selma, and from President Lincoln to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Americans have always rejected limits on our children’s future.”

PELOSI: We reject limits on children’s futures too!  We’re the ones they go to for help with free birth control options, free lunches and free college. Not to mention free conversion therapy on gender confusion issues.  And that’s not even mentioning the drag queens we provide to younger children for story hour – for FREE – you red-tied baboon!

TRUMP: “Over 130 legislators in this chamber have endorsed legislation that would bankrupt our Nation by providing free taxpayer-funded healthcare to millions of illegal aliens, forcing taxpayers to subsidize free care for anyone in the world who unlawfully crosses our borders.” 

PELOSI: Liar, liar, liar! Providing free health care to undocumented citizens won’t cost native born citizens more money because, you pompous goofball, we don’t bother with budgets when we’re in charge.  It’s impossible to run out of money.  Geez, I can’t believe you were successful in business!

TRUMP: “Whether we are Republican, Democrat, or Independent, surely we must all agree that every human life is a sacred gift from God!”

PELOSI: I know that, President Ding-Dong.   I am a good Catholic, after all.  As long as a birthing mother wants their baby through pregnancy and a week or so after birth, and her doctor agrees, we agree that all human life is sacred.  As for being a gift from God, you do know where babies come from, right?

TRUMP: “The State of California passed an outrageous law declaring their whole State to be a sanctuary for criminal illegal immigrants — with catastrophic results.

“Here is just one tragic example. In December 2018, California police detained an illegal alien with five prior arrests, including convictions for robbery and assault. But as required by California’s Sanctuary Law, local authorities released him.  Days later, the criminal alien went on a gruesome spree of deadly violence.” 

PELOSI: How dare you question the motives of California’s public servants!  I’ll put California’s economy, schools, and justice system above you any day, Mr. Impeached -for-Life.  And before you say anything about our little, uh, brownout issue, California offers free organic Birkenstocks to any resident strolling our downtown streets and sidewalks.

Note to the Speaker of the House:  Thanks for praying for our president.  You really must be a good Catholic because your prayers are working wonders!

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The Founding Fathers on Impeachment

“Good evening viewers, and welcome to The Story.  I’m your host, Martha MacCallum, and we have a very special panel assembled tonight to discuss Washington’s hottest story:  the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“Joining me tonight are three household names, at least for those who paid attention in high school history class.  Tonight we welcome three legendary Virginians – former president James Madison, George Mason, the author of Virginia’s Declaration of Rights, and Constitutional Convention delegate Edmund Randolph.

“Gentlemen, welcome to The Story. President Madison, let’s start with you, sir.  Your general impression of this historic impeachment of America’s 45th president?”

“In a word ma’am, ‘scandalous.’  This fiasco is a perfect example of why we set the bar for impeachment so high.  It was never intended to be used as a bludgeon and to be abused by someone like Mr. Pencil Neck and that saucy, slurring wench Pelosi.

“So you think these impeachment hearings don’t meet the criteria you and others intended?” MacCallum asked.

“Certainly not,” the diminutive fourth president exclaimed.  ‘Abuse of power’ and ‘obstruction of justice’ are hardly impeachable offenses as we designed them – even if they are brought by a congenital liar whose eyes look like he cheated the hangman more than once.

“Allow me to translate the impeachment articles as submitted by the House impeachment managers: Article 1: We detest Donald Trump, and Article 2:  We can’t beat Donald Trump at the ballot box.”

“And what say you, Mr. Mason?  Do you agree with President Madison’s assessment?” MacCallum asked.

“Quite, my dear,” Mason snorted. “The first article of impeachment, abuse of power, is so vague it could mean anything from the president tweeted fat jokes about Jerrold Nadler, to he entered Maxine Waters into the Westminster Dog Show.  It’s a preposterous charge…the articles of impeachment, I mean, not about entering Mrs. Waters into a dog show.

“And the second count, sir? Obstruction of Congress?” MacCallum queried.

“Balderdash!” Mason said vehemently.  “Defending yourself against rogue intelligence agents, slanderous members of Congress and a soft coup by ‘Deep State’ pencil pushers is hardly obstructing Congress.”

“Mr. Randolph, what about you? Your feelings on the nation’s third impeachment effort against a sitting president?” MacCallum asked Virginia’s seventh governor.

“It’s all incredulous,” Randolph said quietly. “From our unique vantage point as authors of the Constitution, its obvious that President Trump wasn’t soliciting interference in 2020, but rather was seeking a commitment from a country receiving American foreign aid as to whether illicit election interference occurred in 2016.”

“The whole kit and caboodle sounds like something Benedict Arnold would have done against George Washington!” he added disgustedly.

“Gentlemen, thank you for being here and for sharing your take on the Trump impeachment,” MacCallum said at the interview’s conclusion.  “I can’t let you go, though, without asking all of you about your opinion on the hit Broadway musical, Alexander Hamilton.

Almost as one the trio rolled their eyes before Madison replied, “Hamilton has been insufferable since that damnable show went live. Know what’s funny, though? Alex can’t carry a tune to save his life, and we all know that white men can’t dance!”

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Hasbro Suing NY Over Baleful Bail Reform Law

PAWTUCKET, RI – Hasbro, Inc. recently announced plans to sue the state of New York over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new bail reform law.

Since Jan. 1 the state of New York has been allowing suspects accused of “non-violent” crimes to avoid jail without posting bail.  One alleged perpetrator had robbed six Chase banks in New York City neighborhoods between Dec. 30 and the time of this writing.

Each time he was released when NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio called the thefts “involuntary withdrawals” from greedy, racist lending institutions.

Hasbro, a toy, board game and entertainment company with revenues of $5.2 billion, is bringing the suit against New York for copyright infringement.

Specifically, Hasbro claims that the new bail reform law essentially constitutes a get-out-of-jail-free card synonymous with the company’s classic board game, Monopoly.

“We feel we have no choice,” said Hasbro attorney R. U. Legal.  “This new bail reform law is estimated to set free at least 20,000 criminals during the first year alone.  That’s 20,000 people who may be scoping out Virginia Avenue, St. James Place or Marvin Gardens, surveiling houses and hotels – maybe even planning to rob the bank.”

Named in the suit is the state of New York, Gov Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James.  Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azzopardi said Hasbro was free to take a chance and roll the dice by bringing suit, but he didn’t expect they’d pass go and collect any damages.

Azzopardi added the state wasn’t going to be “railroaded” into revoking the new law.

“Gimme a break,” Azzopardi said with a dismissive gesture.  “It’s not like Hasbro as a monopoly on the whole get-out-of-jail-free game.”

Sources: nbcnews.com, foxnews.com, wnyt.com

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Greta Needs a Chill Pill and a History Lesson

Why is it that doomsday cult worshipers like Greta Thunberg are so intent on destroying capitalism, when capitalism is the world’s only self-sustaining economic system?

Wouldn’t you think with capitalism being a renewable source of economic energy that Gaia worshipers would be big fans? But they’re not, and here’s why:

Climate activism is all about control: what people drive, how energy efficient their homes are, what they eat, which products they use, what clothes they wear – and in the case of Joaquin Phoenix, how often they dry clean their tux.

In short, weather cultists like Saint Greta want to take away individual freedoms for the collective good.  Sound familiar?

Obviously names like Mao Zedong, Karl Marx, and Kim Il-Sung mean nothing to these carbon credit kiddie commandos.  I’d suggest they step away from their junk science whining points and consider reading a little history.

Swedish climate teen Greta Thunberg is a prominent leader in the “We’re-all-going-to-die-because-of-fossil-fuels-and-steak-buffets” parade.   Thunberg was recently named Time’s Person of the Year but even more notably, was mentioned in this space last fall in Left Wingers Have Finally Lost It.

After castigating a UN Assembly last September in her infamous “How Dare You” speech (“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.  How dare you!”), lovable Greta is back with more demands, more ranting and more threats in an editorial addressing the upcoming 50th anniversary of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month.

In The Guardian editorial January 10 she wrote, “We demand that at this year’s forum, participants from all companies, banks, institutions and governments immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels.”

Is that all?  Of course not. The persnickety Swede wasn’t done yet.  She also demanded the evil doers comply – now!

“We don’t want these things done by 2050, 2030, or even 2021, we want this done now – as in right now,” she bellowed in print – a neat trick she should think of patenting.

Note to Ms. Thunberg:  the world doesn’t revolve around you or any identity politics group.  In the USA it revolves around “We the people.”

And the will of the people is enacted by v-o-t-i-n-g.  Not by fiat, not by bullying, and not by intimidation.

In other words, keep your static socialism, your refusal to allow for dissenting opinions and your my-way-or-the-highway climate activism on your side of the Atlantic.

And for goodness sake, chill out.  Temper tantrums deplete the ozone.

Source: theguardian.com, cnn.com

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Portland Enacts Nation’s First Green New Deal

Welcome to 2020!  On January 1 Portland, Oregon officially became the first U.S. city to enact a Green New Deal carbon tax on business.

We’re dubious that’s what businesses fleeing Gavin Newsom’s California meant when saying they were seeking greener pastures than the Death Valley of Capitalism.

The Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Initiative, or PCECBI, originally passed as a ballot initiative in 2018.  It includes a 1% surtax on big box retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Home Depot because of climate change or something and represents “a larger political effort to reshape who calls the shots—and who benefits—in America’s whitest big city.”

According to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler the retailers also deserve a surtax because they use too much plastic and don’t offer group discounts for Rose City Antifa, the oldest active Antifa group in the country.

The new initiative is designed to supply clean, efficient energy, provide rad jobs to people of color, and promote economic justice – presumably by taking from those who have to give to those who want more for doing less.

Mayor Wheeler is confident the city’s third attempt to pass a climate utopia tax will work after two failed attempts because the PCECBI bill enacted this year includes a new wrinkle: a mandate to suspend economic reality.

“PCECBI can thrive because the program won’t be measured by the strict financial metrics that utility-funded projects are measured by.  Instead, PCECBI projects can focus more on less easily measured health and climate benefits,” said group spokesperson Ora Ganic.

In other words, with no real accountability and millions of dollars available through a new surtax on retailers, Portland’s new, new, Green New Deal can’t fail.

“It’s a model for the rest of the nation,” Mayor Wheeler said. “A beacon and a testament to our community’s belief in doing things a different way.”

With city planning like this, how long before Portland at night time resembles North Korea?

Sources: thegatewaypundit

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Culture Jihad – Book Review

Paul Revere wasn’t horsing around when he alerted the Massachusetts countryside that the British were coming.

FDR’s administration received more than one warning about an impending attack from Japan prior to Dec 7, 1941 but sadly, their failure to listen blew up Pearl Harbor.

Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev warned the U.S. in 1959 the Soviet Union wouldn’t bother invading America, but instead would “destroy you from within.”

In Culture Jihad journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author Todd Starnes warns that America is again under assault – this time from a bevy of radical groups intent on transforming America into a social utopia for them, but a cultural dystopia for everyone else.

Throughout his book Starnes methodically reinforces his thesis that the political left is hellbent on chipping away at America’s historical traditions and Judeo-Christian values.  Packed with countless anecdotes and hair-raising examples, he attributes his stories with extensive footnotes, many of them from leftist publications known for systematically cloaking “democracy in darkness.”

From vivid descriptions of Trump Derangement Syndrome and universities with free speech phobias, to socialist spouting politicians and mask-wearing Antifa thugs, Starnes emphasizes that God-fearing, America loving patriots are all that stand between efforts to fundamentally transform America into a North American Venezuela.

How loopy is the left when it comes to identity politics?

In Chapter 7’s Lessons From A Saltine-American, Starnes shares with his trademark Southern humor how Kellogg’s reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion by redoing a Corn Pops cereal box cover because a fantasy author on Twitter thought the depiction of a brown kernel was racist.

Talk about crying over spilled milk!

In another chapter citing multiple examples of how the PC-crowd goes Ebeneezer Scrooge at Christmas every year (Chapter 10: Trump Jingles the Christmas Haters’ Bells), Starnes reports how a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wrote a children’s book about Santa Claus being black and gay so kids as young as four years of age will know that “Santa Claus can come in all shapes and colors and sizes” – and apparently has a white husband stashed away baking cookies at the North Pole.

Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s not too far…behind.

Whether Starnes is writing about safe spaces at Commie U, transgender story hour at public libraries, or the prohibition of Bible clubs and prayers in public schools, he balances the left’s balderdash with wry commentary using his Southern genteel charm and good grace.

That grace has been on full display since Oct 2 when Fox News announced it was severing ties with Starnes after a 15-year relationship.

Earlier that day Todd had interviewed Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Texas-based pastor and President Trump supporter, on his Fox radio show.  During the interview, Jeffress commented that Democrats worship Moloch, the pagan god often associated with Planned Parenthood – er, I mean, child sacrifice.

The irony is that Fox’s swift action over the incident illustrates the point Starnes has made in Cultural Jihad – free speech is under assault, schools and media outlets are often politically correct indoctrination centers, and its okay to burn the American flag and persecute religious folk but taxpaying citizens can be bullied for disagreeing about climate change and imprisoned for burning the LQGBT’s cartoon colored flag.

To be clear, Culture Jihad is more than tales of indignation and injustice sprinkled with sardonic humor.  Starnes also includes inspirational stories of citizens who stood up for American values, such as the young men at a Mississippi high school who served as pall bearers at a veteran’s funeral during Christmas break because his body lay unclaimed for weeks and “it was the right thing to do.”

Or the lone football player at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois who went anti-Kaepernick to stand alone on the sideline during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner while his coaches and teammates engaged in a ‘moment of reflection’ in their “university-approved safe space” locker room.

In Culture Jihad Todd Starnes reminds readers that while our faith and common decency prohibit the use of the same bullying and imitation tactics as the political left, we must not stand mute while our faith and traditions are under assault.

We have to stand tall, speak out and bond together with like-minded patriots because “this Great American Experiment is worth saving.”

Sources: New York Post

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Page Turns the Page by Playing the Victim

Disgraced former FBI lawyer and texting twit Lisa Page told The Daily Beast in a puff ball interview this past weekend, “There’s no fathomable way I have committed any crime at all.”

Sounds like Page has taken out a second insurance policy as backup insurance against the original insurance policy she and her former paramour Peter Strozk took out to blow up Donald Trump’s presidency.

This Deep State ambulance chaser has more insurance policies than Flo with Progressive.  Her current #MeToo insurance plan could be considered a double indemnity plan for empowered feminists/victims/adulterers.

In case you missed it, Page decided to play the victim card just a week before Inspector General Michael Horowitz releases his long-awaited report about FBI spying on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“I had stayed quiet for years hoping it would fade away, but instead it got worse,” she says. “It had been so hard not to defend myself, to let people who hate me control the narrative. I decided to take my power back.” 

Good gravy, this woman is as obtuse as Hillary is politically tone deaf.  

She says she’s speaking up now because its been so hard to defend herself while other people controlled “the narrative.” Which narrative? The narrative about her defaming a presidential candidate she was investigating while sharing spiteful text messages with an illicit lover on government phones, or the narrative about falsifying official FBI 302 documents, or the narrative about conspiring with other DOJ and FBI higher-ups to illegally undo the results of the 2016 presidential election?

Page claiming to be a victim of a president ticked off about being the target of an unsuccessful political sting operation, a sting she helped orchestrate, is like Nancy Pelosi praying for the president’s family while trying to destroy him politically and personally.   

Or Alexandria Occasionally-Conscious claiming that Trump sanctioning Turkey is denying children a holiday meal.

The clincher was her quote in The Daily Beast interview when she said this:

“I don’t engage in any sort of partisan politicking at all. But having an opinion and sharing that opinion publicly or privately with another person is squarely within the permissible bounds of the Hatch Act. It’s in the regs. Yeah, it says it plainly. I’m thinking, I know I’m a federal employee, but I retain my First Amendment rights. So I’m really not all that worried about it.”

So referring to a presidential candidate you are “investigating” as an “idiot,” an “enormous douche” and a “a f#%$ing idiot” didn’t affect her professional objectivity – even a smidgen?

Odds are Page’s attorney(s) will be more sensitive about the bias and prejudice of potential jurors at her upcoming criminal trial than Page was about her own bias while fixing an investigation against the future president.

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Sources: The Daily Beast, The Gateway Pundit, Breitbart

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Schiff Sham Show And Witless Witnesses

Unless you have the IQ of a pencil neck pimple on Adam Schiff or a Jerrold Nadler fat cell, you have to admit the first day of Schiff’s Super Shameful Sham Show was an embarrassing waste of time and taxpayer dollars.

After listening to Shifty Schiff’s pair of star chamber witnesses drone on about hearsay and gossip, we were left with some interesting conclusions:

1) The only evidence Schiff’s witless witnesses provided was secondhand and third-hand sources and for all we know, came from a Capitol Hill barber and Schiff third cousin twice removed who wears a hearing aid and who has a septuagenarian crush on Nancy Botoxi.

2) At least some Democrats believe that hearsay can be better than real evidence.

Let’s test that theory by the moron who said it out loud – Democrat Illinois Representative Mike Quigley.  Hey, Mike – I heard someone I know tell someone I don’t know that you filch money from the offering plate at church and wear a teddy to bed every night.

Prove me wrong, Mike – go ahead.  We’ll wait while you reconsider your stupid comment that rumor and innuendo are better than factual evidence while arguing your innocence.

3) People make mistakes, says star witness  Check out this exchange between U.S. Attorney to Ukraine William Taylor and Republican Ohio Representative Mike Turner:

Mr. Turner, I am here to tell you what I know. I’m not going to tell you anything I don’t know. I’m going to tell you what I do know. That’s exactly why I’m here.” 

Turner pressed: “But since you learned it from others, you could be wrong. Correct?”

Taylor: “I am telling you what I heard them tell me.”

Turner: “Or they could be wrong, or they could be mistaken, or they could have heard it incorrectly. Right, Ambassador Taylor?

Taylor: “People make mistakes.”

So it’s a “mistake” when a Democrat relays as gospel hearsay about eavesdropping on a Commander-in-Chief’s phone,  but it’s an impeachable offense if a Republican president asks a foreign leader to help the U.S. weed out corruption costing taxpayers millions of dollars.

Well, that’s fair.

4) Quid pro quo isn’t illegal – just like collusion.  Are Democrats arguing that giving millions of dollars to foreign countries doesn’t entitle the Commander-in-Chief to ask for anything in return or earmark the money for specific purposes:  food, medicine, free elections, etc? Weeding out corruption?

What about this:  when a politician is given campaign money by a lobbyist, are we to believe that no quid pro quo takes place and the lobbyist is donating money just because the politician is so doggone patriotic and lovable?

Quid pro quo seems to be a one-way street.  Schiff & Co seem to have no problem with Hunter Biden collecting $50,000 a month from a Ukrainian energy firm while his dad was Vice-President and oversaw Obama’s Ukraine policy, but they have a problem with the President of the United States asking the newly elected president of Ukraine for his help in investigating election interference in our 2016 presidential election?

Prediction: Democrats will soon learn that Americans don’t give a schiff about impeaching the president.

The entire party will be schiffing bricks when they realize that Schiff has led them up Schiff creek without a paddle – and just in time for the release of the Horowitz report and indictments for the coup plotters who are using a faux impeachment to distract from the real crimes that were committed.

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