Cocaine Mitch pounds Nancy Pelosi into a powder
House speaker Nancy Pelosi is feeling the heat.
Just as she thought she had President Trump backed into a corner with impeachment, she smashed herself against a brick wall in Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, who refused to go by her rules, laying waste to all her precious plans.
In the Senate, Cocaine Mitch makes his own rules. But actually, it’s not that; Mitch is just using Clinton-era impeachment rules.
Those rules were to invite the Democrats to present their case and answer questions, and then have the Senate decide whether to call witnesses. Pelosi had already gone all out and claimed she wanted the Senate to call witnesses. Mitch was obliged to follow no such diktats. And as a result of staying steadfast on Trump, he now has a quorum to move ahead with those rules.
It’s gotten so bad that it’s now Senate Democrats who are warning Pelosi to drop the clown show, because her delay as leverage was starting to render Democrats irrelevant.
According to Issues & Insights:
On Tuesday, McConnell announced that he had the votes needed to proceed with the Clinton-era impeachment rules. And soon after, Senate Democrats, in a rare show of bipartisanship, started pressuring Pelosi to stop her pointless delay.
“Time plays an unknown role in all of this, and the longer it goes on, the less the urgency becomes. So if it’s serious and urgent, it should come over. If it isn’t, don’t send it over,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
As CNN contributor Scott Jennings put it, “No Republicans were harmed, pressured, or otherwise inconvenienced in the making of this sad, sad film.”
This is but the latest in a continually growing line of epic impeachment failures.
Old stegosaurus Feinstein complaining to fellow old tyrannosaurus Pelosi? The pair of them are almost physical neighbors in San Francisco’s tony Pacific Heights and have known each other for years. They’re textbook old cronies. Feinstein was last seen supporting Joe Biden over her fellow California senator, upstart Kamala Harris, a move to support the Pelosi establishment Democrats if there ever was one. Now she’s the first to break rank? Politico says it’s bad. This is one fracturing Democratic Party, indeed.
What’s more, Feinstein is probably speaking for many more Democrats in the Senate than are coming forward. The impeachment process is not only rendering Democrats irrelevant as voters get bored of hearing each day of Pelosi’s delay, coming on the heels of her rush-rush impeachment; it’s actually damaging them.
One way is that the long, dragged out, boring as heck process is forcing the five Democrat senators still in the running for president to constantly keep coming back to Washington for the hearings and votes. That’s cutting their campaign time. That in fact was the real reason why the ultra-politicized impeachment was supposed to be done so quickly, according to the political observers — couched, of course, in the language of Trump being a danger to the republic and all.
Now she’s blown it. Caught between the baying-for-impeachment Squad and the solid wall of Mitch McConnell, who, like her, understands power, she’s trapped. It’s either get impeachment over with or let it bleed her party out of power. She can’t move Mitch. And she’s got Feinstein mad at her now, too, and going public, the cracks and crumbles now visible. It’s either Feinstein or the Squad. She’s caught like a pig in a poke, in a trap of her own making, and now can’t please any of them.