Peter Van Buren explains to readers of The American Conservative, that Nancy Pelosi should be pitied. The far left wing of her party has forced her, like children having a tantrum, to initiate impeachment proceedings, despite the whistleblower’s complaints being “just guff.” He writes (abridged):
Disregard all the dramatic accusations in and around the whistleblower’s complaint; they’re just guff.
If you read Trump’s words as impeachable, you are asking to impeach on something that was talked about but never happened.
Trump never even asked Attorney General Bob Barr to contact Ukraine. There is no evidence military aid was withheld in return for anything. If nothing happened, then nothing happened. You need a body on the ground for a smoking gun to matter.
The whistleblower’s expected testimony will be played as high drama but actually it is meaningless; he has an opinion but his accusations were made without hearing the call or reading the transcript.
Nancy Pelosi also declared her support for impeachment before she’d heard the call or seen the transcript.
Pity Nancy Pelosi. History will remember Pelosi as the mom who, after putting up with the kids’ tantrums for hours, finally gave in only a few blocks from home. She’ll regret spoiling dinner over a hefty glass of white wine, but what could she do: they just wouldn’t shut up and her nerves were shot.
Have you had to listen to AOC complain from the back seat for two hours in traffic?
The last thing Joe Biden needed was more baggage. It’ll take awhile for him to realize it, but he’s done.
Elizabeth Warren will emerge as the nominee.
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