December 9, 2019
We bring you a fantastic essay today from American Consequences executive editor Buck Sexton, featuring a prediction that few others dare to make today…
Trump Will Be Impeached… And Then Reelected
By Buck Sexton
Democrats have wanted to get rid of President Donald J. Trump every day since his dramatic upset victory in 2016.
Within the first week of Trump’s election, there were mobs of protestors in the streets of major cities across the country chanting “not my president.” So-called “anti-fascist” protestors – better known as antifa – rioted in Washington, D.C., the day of Trump’s inauguration, causing $100,000 in damage and memorably torching a limousine as part of their rage theater.
To say that the Democrat base never accepted Hillary Clinton’s loss is a gross understatement.
That’s why it’s entirely unsurprising that President Trump is about to get impeached.
It’s been a long time coming. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced it officially on December 5, 2019, but it had been clear for months – if not years – that the Democrats were going to find an excuse to impeach Trump. The deranged far-left base demands it. The hysterical loons of the #resistance would view anything less than impeachment as capitulation.
Once the Democratic-majority House of Representatives pushes through the Articles of Impeachment, the process will move to the Senate, where Republicans have the majority. The chances of any GOP Senators voting to remove the duly elected President of the United States for a series of overhyped, noncriminal accusations are more or less zero. Trump will join Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton on the infamous “impeached presidents” list – but neither of them were removed from office, either.
And here’s what comes after that: Trump gets re-elected.
Sure, we live in a political era where we should expect the unexpected. But this isn’t a hard call, despite what journalists and our underwhelming public intellectuals constantly tell us. They are simply incapable of honesty, introspection, or self-correction when Trump is involved.
The corporate media has not learned a single lesson about groupthink since 2016, and they are going to be surprised again this coming November. Forget all the noise they put out about impeachment and whatever polls show Democrats winning in a national head-to-head election. Normal Americans see what’s going on. The Democrats are resting their hopes on an ancient socialist… a fake Native American… and a former vice president who forgets what state he’s in and gives speeches in front of children during which he waxes philosophical about how his leg hairs used to turn blond in the sun.
Trump is going to win. You heard it here. The 2020 election is over before it started.
Ironically, in retrospect, it will be clear the Democrats’ stop-at-nothing impeachment effort will help Trump get four more years as leader of the free world. Trump’s base will – rightfully – view the whole impeachment charade as a partisan frenzy dressed up in disingenuous language about the “need to protect our democracy.”
For the Trump faithful, it will be viewed as an analogue of the ill-fated Mueller probe, which collapsed both for its inability to produce a shred of evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, as well as the shockingly inept public testimony of the special counsel’s namesake, Bob Mueller.
In 2020, the Trump base will come out in full force as a rebuke to the deep state, the loony-left Democrats, and the self-obsessed clowns of the mainstream media. Anybody who was enthusiastic to vote for Trump in 2016 will be even more fired up this time around.
And independents and undecided voters in the key states – Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, and a few others – will have an easy decision to make.
Despite the “expert” predictions of disaster following his election, Trump’s economy is booming…
Unemployment is at a 50-year low, the stock market is high, and optimism about the economy is rising. Even Trump’s trade war with China hasn’t created the widely anticipated downturn. For anyone looking at the reality of day-to-day life in America, there’s simply no compelling argument to turn the keys over to a bunch of obsessed, pandering Democrats who want open borders and socialized medicine.
The Democrats will get some emotional satisfaction from the impeachment of the president, but it will be short-lived. And their lack of foresight and discipline will cost them bigly.
President Trump is not tired of winning yet. And he has another big win coming in 2020.
Now here are some of the stories we’re reading…
Following government rules is often a tough enough task. But when federal agencies secretly move their own rules’ goalposts and then threaten millions of dollars in fines for noncompliance, it can be devastating.
Warren’s abject failure to come up with enough money to fund her plan despite reaching into middle-class Americans’ pockets is a stark reminder that these kinds of government takeovers represent an enormous threat to American taxpayers everywhere.
The family once supported the socialism of President Hugo Chávez, but Paola’s stepfather now dismisses socialism as “garbage.”
In 2017, two Americans set off on a round-the-world bike trip. They believed people all over the world are inherently good at heart. They never made it home.
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Publisher, American Consequences
With P.J. O’Rourke and the Editorial Staff
December 9, 2019