Kevin McCarthy-R from CA Says It All

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29 Responses to Kevin McCarthy-R from CA Says It All

  1. Peggy says:

    Pelosi and those who support her are the GOP’s best campaigner. They’re using the same old playbook used on Kavanaugh. When one scheme fails up pops another, with the latest being Lev Parnas. Who or what will be next when he fails, which is already happening when he himself exposes his own lies?

    Pelosi Admits Effort To Impeach Trump Started ‘Two and a Half’ Years Ago:

    “Despite previous claims by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that “Nobody comes to Congress to impeach a president of the United States,” it would seem many in her party did in the last election.

    Pelosi admits it’s been her party’s plan to impeach President Trump for at least the last “two and half years.”

    “It’s been going on for 22 months. Two and a half years actually,” Pelosi said at Politico’s “Women Rule” summit earlier this week.

    “What was it – two and half years ago that they initiated the Mueller investigation? It is not about speed, it’s about urgency.”

    “This has been going on for a very long time,” She added.”

    https://www.mrctv.org/blog/pelosi-admits-effort-impeach-trump-started-two-and-half-years-ago

  2. RHT447 says:

    Thanks for the kudos, but this wasn’t me. Mine is in comments under the Branco cartoon.

  3. Peggy says:

    Pelosi lies AGAIN on the floor of the House.

    “And said,” Pelosi continued, “do me a favor. Do me a favor? Do you paint houses, too?”

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/15/pelosi-lies-about-what-trump-said-during-call-to-zelensky-n2559579

    Referring to the 2016 election, Trump actually said, “I would like you to do us a favor though because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it,” Trump said. “I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine, they say Crowdstrike … I guess you have one of your wealthy people … The server, they say Ukraine has it.”

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house-releases-transcript-of-trump-call-with-ukrainian-president

    • Chris says:

      Incredibly weak attack, Peggy. No reasonable person who listened to that Pelosi bit would interpret her as directly quoting Trump. This is just like the fake attack that Schiff “lied” when he summarized Trump’s phone call in his own words with obvious rhetorical embellishments, and it’s a standard you would never, ever hold Trump himself to.

      As for “do me a favor” versus “do us a favor,” the nature of the favor makes it clear that it was for Trump and Trump alone. He asked for no general anti-corruption reforms, just investigations into two right-wing conspiracy theories that would benefit his narrative. He followed up by sending his personal lawyer to handle the shakedown. He hid it from Congress. None of this was about benefitting the American people, it was all about benefitting himself. I have no idea how anyone even remotely familiar with Trump’s public image over the past several decades could find this hard to believe. Selfishness is his entire brand.

  4. Chris says:

    The defenses of the president’s illegal extortion scheme remain awesome.

    STEPHANOPOULOS: I asked if it was okay to solicit. We’ve seen the president in public ask the Ukrainians to get involved, ask the Chinese to get involved.
    SHELBY: Well, those were just statements, political. They make them all the time.
    STEPHANOPOULOS: So it’s okay?
    SHELBY: I didn’t say it was okay, I said people make them. People do things. Things happen.

    https://www.axios.com/shelby-trump-impeachment-foreign-interference-90bf84c0-a54a-4e88-be67-a6407a49f56e.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100

    A far cry from “It was a perfect phone call,” isn’t it? This guy does not sound confident that the president did nothing wrong.

  5. Chris says:

    Last week the president admitted to putting troops in Saudi Arabia because they’re lying us. Now he calls his top generals “dopes and babies.” Add this to his previous statements that he knows better than the generals, and his insults to POWs and Gold Star families, and the conclusion is inescapable:

    The president hates the troops, and no one on the right cares.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/youre-a-bunch-of-dopes-and-babies-inside-trumps-stunning-tirade-against-generals/2020/01/16/d6dbb8a6-387e-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

  6. Chris says:

    Finally watched the McCarthy video. What dishonest, hypocritical grandstanding.

    McCarthy complains that the House impeachment investigation was too quick, but ignores that it would have been longer if Trump had not refused to turn over witnesses and evidence. He complains that the trial was delayed, but ignores that it was delayed because Senate Republicans would not agree to hold a fair trial where they would take a hard look at the evidence. He complains that Trump is “not allowed to face his accuser,” but ignores that Trump refuses to testify and ordered his underlings to illegally defy subpoenas. He complains that the impeachment managers appointed by Pelosi are biased against Trump, but ignores the conflicts of interest in Trump’s defense team and the majority of the “jury.” He quotes Hamilton while ignoring that Trump’s behavior is exactly the type Hamilton said was impeachable. And he ludicrously suggests that a Republican congressional majority would never launch investigations for partisan purposes.

    Nowhere in this video does McCarthy offer any substantial defense of the president’s attempt to extort a foreign government into investigating a political rival by withholding taxpayer-funded aid that had already been approved by Congress. That’s because there is no defense for this behavior. That’s why McCarthy has to distract with these weak arguments. Don’t fall for it.

  7. Peggy says:

    Biased reporter outed himself doing the DNC’s job of creating another Charlottesville lie. No surprise being he’s with NBC, one of the founders of fake news and hate Trump media.

    NBC Reporter Deletes False Tweet Claiming Gun Rights Event Is ‘White Supremacist Rally’:

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/nbc-reporter-tweet-gun-rights-rally-white-supremaciCst/?fbclid=IwAR1aL7QqOPxpvpYA_BpwhLBV9p5PFjkW_gm-dGByQL_rGYpVkevhlN8AtmM

  8. Peggy says:

    Off topic.

    With today’s 2A march in Virginia former CNN contributor, Steve Cortez was on Laura Ingraham’s show tonight where he explained why they removed for telling the truth about what Trump said about the Charlottesville incident when the young woman was killed.

    Trump Didn’t Call Neo-Nazis ‘Fine People.’ Here’s Proof.:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/03/21/trump_didnt_call_neo-nazis_fine_people_heres_proof_139815.html

  9. Chris says:

    The Senate Republicans won’t buy it because they are already bought. Or do you think not wanting to see witnesses or hear evidence are usually signs that one is confident in the quality of their case?

    • RHT447 says:

      Indeed. To continue the analogy, when was the last time anyone heard of a witness testifying before a sequestered jury? However, the Senate can approve their own rules of conduct, so we’ll see.

      • Pie Guevara says:

        Senate Republicans have told the House Rat managers and Rat Senators to go pound sand with their demands. 11 Rat amendments killed and the rules submitted by McConnell have been approved. Each side gets 24 hours over three days to make their case and then the Senators will have 16 hours to ask questions that must be submitted in writing.

        Works for me. The Rats have tried and failed to turn the Senate trial into another circus.

    • Chris says:

      Trials frequently hear new witnesses and see new evidence that was not presented in a grand jury, and there were new witnesses and evidence in the Clinton Senate impeachment trial, so your analogy only proves my point.

      The evidence does not matter. Congressional Republicans have literally said the evidence does not matter. They aren’t engaging with the evidence, they are just making ridiculous and false attacks on the process, like Cipollone’s lie that Republicans weren’t allowed in the SCIF hearings. The evidence is clear. You just won’t accept it.

      • Chris says:

        Pie, is there any amount of evidence that would make you support conviction and removal? What evidence would you have to see to convince you that Trump abused his power? Senate Republicans will not accept any evidence—as Trump said, he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and not lose support—so they’re no longer the target audience. The target audience is the American public, over half of which supports removal. Congressional Dems know that this “jury” will never vote to convict, which means that any further evidence and witnesses is for the benefit of the American people, not them. I think there are still some on the margins who just haven’t heard all the facts yet, or are misinformed by Republicans like Cipollone who claimed Republicans weren’t allowed in the SCIF (a lie I have seen on right-wing blogs before). There is nothing wrong with demanding more evidence and witnesses now, and it’s also smart politically; Trump’s continued refusal to be forthcoming with evidence and testimony (which he bragged about the other day) makes him look like he has something to hide. If he had any witnesses to clear his name he would be very enthusiastic about them testifying. But no such witnesses exist. You aren’t curious as to why?

      • Chris says:

        Biden and son should be investigated by Ukraine and the U.S.A. I have already shown, many times, that such an investigation would be meritless. Biden could not have made this demand on his own. He was backed up by Obama, the IMF, the EU, protesters in Ukraine, and some Republicans in Congress, none of whom can be assumed to have wanted Shokin fired to save Hunter Biden. Another debunking factor is that Shokin was not investigating Hunter or Burisma, and replacing him with a stronger prosecutor only put the company in more danger, not less. It’s obvious Hunter was hired because Burisma wanted pull with the Obama administration, but there is no evidence anyone in the administration, including Biden, gave them anything in return. Again, firing Shokin was not good for Burisma. Finally, even if such an investigation were warranted, the fact remains that Trump did not go through proper channels to start such an investigation, which is further evidence that his motive was corrupt. His aim was to push misinformation about Biden; to use your phrase, “a political ploy to win an election.” I will not resort to your language. I will only say that you already know every single fact I have pointed out above. I’d go as far as saying you’re the only one here I am certain has retained those facts. You just don’t care, and are purposefully misleading to help your side of the aisle.

  10. Chris says:

    For the millionth time: Biden’s demand was made publicly, on behalf of the Obama administration and with the support of our allies and Congress, for no conceivable personal benefit (the problem with Shokin was that he was NOT investigating corruption, including at Burisma–if Hunter was under threat from Shoking, replacing Shokin with a better prosecutor would have been worse). Trump’s demand was made secretly, without notifying Congress, against existing law that Trump himself signed, at the behest of no one but himself, relied on his personal lawyer and said lawyer’s convict henchmen who were at best, pretending to stalk an ambassador, and done only for personal benefit (Trump only asked Ukraine to investigate conspiracy theories that would help him politically, with no thought to asking for actual anti-corruption reforms). The difference is clear. To call Biden’s demand, which was simply an enforcement of US foreign policy, a “quid pro quo,” without using the same term to describe Trump’s violation of foreign policy that he had already signed onto, is the height of partisan hypocrisy.

  11. J. Soden says:

    After listening to some of the impeachment rants yesterday, it looks like Branco has the gift of prophecy since he ran this one on Monday . . . . .

    https://comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-branco-cartoon-by-the-book-2/

    • Peggy says:

      Yup, nailed it, except need another playbook with Bush, Palin, Thomas, etc. Just change the name to destroy the next republican and all who are related or connected to them.

      This impeachment isn’t really about Trump, it would happen to Jane Smith too if she was a republican. Can’t have the first female president be a republican, which is why they set out to destroy Palin as VP.

      This is about gaining control of the senate to keep Trump from appointing any more judges and to looking into the corruption amongst congress members and the rest of the swamp dwellers who on $175k a year become millionaires. They know he’s cleaning house because of his promise to return the power back to the people by taking it away from the elites in DC and their families.

      Trump, Ivanka and Kushner are all volunteers who take NO salary or donate it back to a program or dept., because of the laws require the president to be paid. There’s never been a president since Washington who has given up so much for his country and his children too.

      Didn’t like him in 2016, love him now!!

  12. Chris says:

    So turns out President Hates-the-Troops lied when he said there were no American soldiers injured in the Iranian rocket attack on Iraq. And now to cover for that lie, he is dismissing traumatic brain injuries as “headaches.”

    https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/01/22/trump-says-he-doesnt-consider-brain-injuries-sustained-by-us-troops-after-iran-missile-barrage-serious/

    • Peggy says:

      And Obama did it WITHOUT notifying or getting congressional approval to release those funds plus pay the accrued interest.

      He also didn’t notify congress 30 days prior to the Bergdahl swap either. Obama’s the one who should have been impeached!

    • Chris says:

      What? No, Obama did not “fund” the Iranian attacks. What a ridiculous claim.

      And this isn’t “sometimes getting something wrong.” I have demonstrated a pattern of Trump either bashing or showing poor consideration of our troops. He doesn’t consult the Pentagon before making major decisions like the travel ban and transgender military ban. He said during the campaign that he knew more than the generals and that soldiers would follow his orders even if they were illegal. He bashed POWs and Gold Star families. He openly talked about stationing troops based on which countries would “pay us.” And the motive for all this is clear: Trump is not a brave or strong man, and he resents those who are. He dodged service based on a BS “bone spur” diagnosis that he bought, and he even mocked soldiers by saying that avoiding STDs in the 70s was his “personal Vietnam.” If Obama had done even one of these things you would have been apoplectic, but you ignore it in Trump because he’s had an R next to his name for the past decade of his life. I can say that I hated Trump when he was a Democrat, because he was a thoughtless pig and thug back then, and I continue to hate him for those reasons now. Can you make the same claim to consistency?

      • Peggy says:

        Wrong again Chris. Obama’s hands are dripping with the blood of our dead and mangled young men and women.

        “Davos, Switzerland (CNN)Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged to CNBC Thursday that some of the money Iran received in sanctions relief would go to groups considered terrorists.

        When asked about whether some the $150 billion in sanctions relief to Iran would go to terrorist groups, Kerry reiterated that, after settling debts, Iran would receive closer to $55 billion. He conceded some of that could go to groups considered terrorists, saying there was nothing the U.S. could do to prevent that.
        “I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,” he said in the interview in Davos, referring to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. “You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that can be prevented.”

        https://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/politics/john-kerry-money-iran-sanctions-terrorism/index.html

      • Chris says:

        That puts Obama in the same company as both Bushes and Reagan. Even Trump pulling out of Syria allowed Russia to take over one of our bases and ISIS prisoners to escape. The world is a complicated place. If you complain only when the other side does it, you’re not a serious person.

        • Peggy says:

          Wow, did Chris just admit Obama’s hands are dripping with the blood from thousands of our soldiers killed and maimed because of his sending funds to support Iran’s terrorist rein and refused to send military aid to stop Russia from invading Crimea?

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