It's past time for the Democrats to stop spending millions of dollars of taxpayers money to try and impeach President Donald Trump. One of the articles of impeachment is obstruction of Congress. The Democrats have been trying to obstruct Trump from the day he took office. They've done nothing for the American people, which is what they were put in office to do.

Their latest move was to pass a resolution to prevent President Trump from taking military action against Iran. This gives Iran a free hand to attack American targets. In my opinion any person in Congress that voted for that resolution should be charged with treason for aiding and abetting the enemy.

Make no mistake about it, Iran is an enemy of the United States and its people. The Democrats need to go to work for the American people or get out of office.

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Diane Turski

The Democrats in the House of Representatives have passed a few hundred bills that would greatly help the people of the United States. It is Mitch McConnell who has buried them in the Senate and refused to even let the Senate discuss or vote on them. That is why McConnell has bragged that he is the "grim reaper." The Democrats are working for the people of the United States.

Carlos Ponce

Have you examined the bills, Diane? Most should not be passed on. They deserve to die. Even those passed with a few Republican votes do not benefit the American people but special interests. They have inherent problems. Tell you what, find a bill passed in the House and held up in the Senate and let's see if it truly merits Senate action. By the way most Bills NEVER make it into law.

Here are the 366 Bills passed by the House since January 3, 2019:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/browse?congress=116&status=4,5,11,10,30,31,9#current_status[]=4

Note the large number of bills with a low prognosis percentage.

Jim Forsythe

Mitch McConnell, April, 2019: "Democrats can think of me as the grim reaper. Nothing they try to pass will get past the Senate. I'm going to stop any of their policies they try and pass."

and under Obama..2010:McConnell; .. “We Republicans remain resolute in our commitment to deny the Democrats anything that looks like an accomplishment."

''It's our only goal.''

Jim Forsythe

McConnel representing one state of 50 can block issues affecting the entire country. What a sad way to run a government. He is down to an 18% approval rate in Kentucky .

Gary Miller

One thing the House passed is a bill that says Trump has obstructed congress. Presidents can't obstruct congress unless the Supreme Court says they can. Supenas from the house on Exicutive dept members are not valid until the supreme court says they are. The privelage of the president is just as strong as a house suspena.

Jim Forsythe

President Bill Clinton’s case in 1998 cost $1.2 million.

With inflation, the cost of presidential impeachment today $2 million to 2.4 million.

Have you forgotten the 30+ years and $110+ Million, trying to Indict HRC for something.

Jul 10, 2019--Trump golf trips the estimated cost of Trump’s visits so far come to a range of $105 to $108 million. When you extrapolate the $105 million estimate to eight years, assuming Trump is re-elected, the total cost is over $340 million.

Obama spent playing golf in 8 years at cost of $75 million dollars.

"When he was campaigning President Trump frequently bashed President Obama for playing golf and said that he would be too busy to play. “I love golf, but if I were in the White House, I don’t think I’d ever see Turnberry again. I don’t think I’d ever see Doral again,” he told a rally audience in February 2016, referring to his course near the Miami airport. “I don’t ever think I’d see anything. I just want to stay in the White House and work my ass off.”

Carlos Ponce

You will notice Trump's "golf trips" were not exclusively used to play golf. Meeting with foreign dignitaries, etc.

Gary Miller

After getting in office Trump discovered defeating Democrats doesn't take as much of his time as he thought it would.

Bailey Jones

Here's some actual knowledge for anyone interested in our history with Iran.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/a-timeline-of-u-s-iran-relations

Kelly Naschke

It’s funny reading the commentary of the few liberals that routinely post here. It reminds me of rats on a rapidly sinking ship.

Bailey Jones

It feels just like that. The ship of state is sinking and Captain Queeg and his crew are worried about what happened to all the strawberries.

Carlos Ponce

The country is in great shape. Look at the economy, the low unemployment, the rise in wages especially in the lower sectors. Ask the active duty military whom they are supporting in November. Stating "the ship of state is sinking" is without merit. I hope you are wearing shades, Bailey because the country's future is BRIGHT with the current administration.[beam]

Bailey Jones

If money is the measure of all things, the country is in great shape.

Carlos Ponce

I didn't just mention $$$$$$$, Bailey! While asking active duty military who they support in 2020 ask police officers and Border enforcers.

Bailey Jones

I have no doubt that a majority of the military, the police, and border guards support Trump. No doubt at all. I also understand that he's very popular among Republicans.

Jim Forsythe

Military Times poll shows

December 17, 2019

Half of active-duty military personnel contacted in the poll held an unfavorable view of President Trump, showing a continued decline in his approval rating since he was elected in 2016.

Trump’s 42 percent approval in the latest poll, conducted from Oct. 23 to Dec. 2, sets his lowest mark in the survey since being elected president. Some 50 percent of troops said they had an unfavorable view of him. By comparison, just a few weeks after his electoral victory in November 2016, 46 percent of troops surveyed had a positive view of the businessman-turned-politician, and 37 percent had a negative opinion.

Carlos Ponce

"But the latest numbers still leave Trump with a higher approval rating than former President Barack Obama when he left office in January 2017. The numbers also show that Trump remains slightly more popular in the military community than among the American public as a whole." - Military Times

The findings also show more favorable towards Trump among the enlisted men than officers.

Still, that's not the question. Who will they support and vote for in November 2020 is the question. They may not like some of Trump's actions like withdrawing from Syria but they will overwhelmingly vote Trump come November. The following (some withdrawn) Democrat candidates plan on cutting the military budget: Booker, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Gravel, Harris, Sanders, Sestak, Steyer, Swalwell, Warren, Williamson, Yang. 12 for cutting the military budget, 10 against, 7 unknown.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_positions_of_the_2020_Democratic_Party_presidential_primary_candidates

Bailey Jones

We should never hope for a president who is too well loved by the military and the police. A free society can only exist when there is a healthy skepticism of the tools of government power and authority. Fawning obeisance of the military to a leader, or vice versa, is the beginning of fascism. (No need to disagree, Carlos, I acknowledge this is a progressive idea, not a conservative one.)

Carlos Ponce

Bailey posts "We should never hope for a president who is too well loved by the military and the police." Among the presidents well loved by the military and police was George Washington. Sorry, George, Bailey believes you should not be loved. [sad]

Bailey Jones

As always, Carlos proves my point. George Washington led an armed rebellion which overthrew the government. Although we celebrate that particular act of treason today, I wouldn't want it to see it happen ever again.

Carlos Ponce

Treason? So Bailey Jones is a Torry! So you're on the same side as Benedict Arnold....

Bailey Jones

"We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."

Franklin wasn't talking about the drapes, Carlos.

It's an interesting question, though. Unlike the Civil War, I have no idea which side of the fence my ancestors were on. Of course, I'd like to believe they were among the radicals rather than the Tories (the conservatives of their day). I can surmise that they weren't part of the 80,000 or so who fled the country during and after the revolution. They appear to have been too poor to have left much of a trace, but maybe they could have afforded a torch to set the customs house alight, or contributed some tar or feathers for the local magistrate.

Carlos Ponce

If your family was on the side of the patriots they would be disappointed by you calling it "treason".

Bailey Jones

That's OK - my ancestors disappointed me by owning slaves. Besides - the patriots knew it was treason, and were most likely proud of it - that's the way of revolutionaries.

Charles Douglas

Let the word go out to Lookout Mountain in Georgia, let the word go out to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, to Mount Rushmore in the Dakotas, let the word go out to the slopes of Colorado, to Teran, Moscow and Peking, that when THAT BADDDDDD MANNNNN in the White House sets a Red Line in the dirt,.....you cross it at your peril!!!!! Now we have a country who can use a missile to know a plane out of the sky, but missed a bunch of American Military barracks located on an Iraqi base. What that tell you? It tell you that it matters WHO sets a red line! [beam]

Emile Pope

Only Congress has the authority to declare war.

Carlos Ponce

True, Emile. Trump has not declared war but he has the responsibility of protecting American troops lives short of war. "War" is just another Democrat Party talking point parroted by their minions. Trump does not want war. His actions prevented more American deaths.

Emile Pope

That’s garbage and you know it. To justify violating the Constitution for “the greater good” is an excuse for lawlessness...

Carlos Ponce

Trump has not violated the Constitution.

Emile Pope

That’s why he was impeached. He violated the Constitution.

Carlos Ponce

And he will be acquitted by the Senate because he did not violate the Constitution. This was just a purely political process. Did you note the vote to impeach was partisan? That's never happened before. Allow me to inform the clueless:

1). Democrats were calling for Trump's impeachment moments after ha sitting president from the floor under House rulee took the oath of office in 2017.

2) Pelosi saved impeachment until this election cycle. Normally you cannot criticize a sitting president from the House floor. The impeachment procedure allows them so say anything negative about the president from the House floor even if it is made up. Note Schiff's "parody" of the phone call. Pure fiction.

3. During the Senate trial Democrats will continue their negative false rhetoric.

4. Upon acquittal you will hear the word "coverup" used by Democrats to accuse the Republican Senators.

5. Democrats will use the president's acquittal in their political campaigns to retain the House, re-take the Senate and the presidency.

6. This will backfire. Most Americans aren't that gullible.

Carlos Ponce

1) Democrats were calling for Trump's impeachment moments after taking the oath of office in 2017.

Emile Pope

https://www.gao.gov/assets/710/703909.pdf

The president is a crook...

Carlos Ponce

The letter from the GAO does not have the effect of law nor a judicial decision. It's just the opinion of Thomas Armstrong. The OMB earlier said the withholding of funds was legal. This is just two agencies squabbling for supremacy. Ho Hum. Nothing here. Now if the Courts rule one way or the other then you have something. This letter is a HUGE NOTHING.

Emile Pope

trump was impeached. That makes him one of only three presidents to have it being done and the first to have it in his first term. That's one thing he can claim over President Obama. He was also the first to be impeached for actions involving a foreign country. Just one more "first" to go...

Carlos Ponce

Trump - the ONLY impeached president impeached by a partisan vote. If that means nothing to you, I can't fix that.

Bailey Jones

Oh, Carlos - who have you been getting your history lessons from, hmmm? The ONLY impeached president impeached by a partisan vote, hmmm?

Resolution providing for the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson -

Yeas - 4 Democrats, 122 Republicans

Nays - 45 Democrats, 2 Republicans

H Res 611 - Impeaching Clinton -

Article 1 - Yeas - 5 Democrats, 223 Republicans Nays - 200 Democrats, 5 Republicans

Article 2 - Yeas - 5 Democrats, 200 Republicans Nays - 200 Democrats, 28 Republicans

Article 3 - Yeas - 5 Democrats, 216 Republicans Nays - 199 Democrats, 12 Republicans

Article 4 - Yeas - 1 Democrats, 147 Republicans Nays - 203 Democrats, 81 Republicans

H Res 755 - Impeaching Trump -

Article 1 - Yeas - 229 Democrats, 0 Republicans Nays - 2 Democrats, 195 Republicans

Article 2 - Yeas - 228 Democrats, 0 Republicans Nays - 3 Democrats, 195 Republicans

Trump wins for MOST partisan impeachment, but all impeachments have been partisan. Maybe his second impeachment will be more satisfactory to you.

Carlos Ponce

Thanks for PROVING my point, Bailey. Trump is the only President where the vote FOR impeachment came from only one political party - Democrats. The vote AGAINST impeachment was non-partisan. What you cite shows a bi-partisan vote for impeachment for Johnson. Not so for Trump.

Bailey Jones

OK, Boomer. I guess we'll add "bipartisan" to the list of words that have lost all meaning in the Age of Trump. 4 of 49 Democrats voted yea - it's BIPARTISAN support!!!

Carlos Ponce

Bipartisan definition: Of, consisting of, or supported by members of two parties, especially two major political parties.

The VOTE TO IMPEACH was NOT bipartisan using your numbers since ZERO Republicans voted to impeach. "Bipartisan" has not lost its meaning in the age of Trump.

Carlos Ponce

Emile, the GAO sent out a report on August 21, 2014 that said the Obama administration violated the law in the prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl.

https://www.gao.gov/assets/670/665390.pdf

Was Obama IMPEACHED? Nah. Once again, Emile wants to impeach Trump for something Obama did earlier.

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