Impeachment Redux — Senate acquits Trump


Redux belongs to a small class of English adjectives that are always used postpositively-that is, they always follow the words they modify. Redux has a history of showing up in titles of English works, such as John Dryden’s Astraea Redux (a poem “on the happy restoration and return of his sacred majesty, Charles the Second”), Anthony Trollope’s Phineas Redux, and John Updike’s Rabbit Redux. At least this being according to Websters.

Happy, sad, or otherwise, the second impeachment of now former President Trump pretty much went off as expected. The outcome of a second impeachment round was so predictable that about the only place it was ever discussed or mentioned to any great length was on Twitter. Other social networking sites barely mentioned the impeachment of Trump, the trial, and even now, the eventual very predictable result.

Even our left of center friends are tired of hearing about it.

In all honesty, I really never cared for Trump, but not too unlike our left of center friends, when the election of 2016 rolled around, there was quite literally no one else to vote for, so we all took a chance …. holding our noses …. we voted.

Trump, over a 4 year period, stayed the course. I was surprised by a lot of the things he said, but I was never really offended by it all. Near the end of his second year in office I actually began to look a little closer at what all was being said. My liberal friends were very near rabid with their contempt of him, and I wanted to know why.

Was Trump a racist? Um … no, not really. Sure, he’s an old white guy, so if being an old white guy qualifies one as being racist, then I guess he was. Joe Biden is an old white guy too, so I’m guessing that by liberal definition, that makes him a racist too.

I’ve experienced rather raw racism in southeast Texas, so I’ve got a pretty good handle on just what racism is, and I’ll come away with the opinion that neither Donald Trump, or Joe Biden are racist. Seems the ones that scream the loudest about racism are usually the ones that have never experienced it directly.

At any rate, the Senate acquitted Trump …. Again.

No matter how hard the Democrats and the Democrat owned news media tried, they just couldn’t get the job done.

I think Trumps attorney, Michael van der Veen, was able to vocalize for the American people of just how sick and tired we all are of the games, as shown in the CBSN video below.

“Media is trying to destroy this country. You are bloodthirsty for ratings, and as such, asking questions that that are already set up with a fact pattern. You’re reporting like “a TV news show that doesn’t have any journalistic integrity at all.”  – Michael van der Veen


This second impeachment round was somewhat different though. There were never really any so-called investigations, a vote was taken to have witnesses, but then all of a sudden someone somewhere decided that no one wanted witnesses. I’m guessing that the thought of having Nancy Pelosi testifying under oath scared a lot of people, so they walked away from the witness deal altogether.
Trump essentially was allowed to just walk away from impeachment because at the end of the day, after all of the so-called threats and sabre rattling put on by our so-called morally obligated Democrats, these same Democrats chose to run away and let it all go.

Now I don’t know about you, but over these past 3 years or so, I’ve seen our Democrat friends proving (without actually meaning to) that Trump might be right about a lot of things. If Trump is/was so wrong about things, why hasn’t he been tried and convicted? I understand that Trump doesn’t have the luxury at all of having any potential conspiracy covered up — He seemingly has no friends in Washington D.C. to run cover for him like the Democrats do — They (the Democrats) run cover for each other every day for any good number of things, but yet here we have Trump, allowed by these very same Democrats to just walk off into civilian-hood totally unscathed by all of the barbarous accusations and so-called committee findings.

Upon after all of the whaling and the gnashing of teeth I’ve seen from the Democrats with regard to Trump lately, I’ve come away with the notion that they just don’t like him, and you can’t try and convict someone just because you just don’t like them.


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