I don’t like the fact that an impeachment inquiry has begun. First of all, I think it’s theater–I don’t expect much to come of it. I don’t expect the media to report most of what is uncovered; and frankly, it may simply be a distracting waste of time and money. However, it is resulting in some interesting observations and commentary.
On Monday, Issues & Insights posted an article about the impeachment of President Biden.
Some observations from the article:
In just the past few days we’ve seen a multitude of such warnings. Here’s a small sampling:
- “Impeaching Biden Is a Desperate Gamble That Will Backfire”
- “Republicans would love to impeach Biden. It would backfire on them.”
- “How Republicans’ Push to Impeach Joe Biden Could Backfire”
- “Could the Biden impeachment inquiry backfire on Republicans?”
- “Will the House GOP’s Biden impeachment probe backfire?”
- “This is the White House’s Dream!”
Here’s the strange thing. Every one of these headlines appeared in leftist newspapers, were penned by leftist authors, or were uttered on leftist cable news programs.
It’s almost as though these outlets all got their marching orders from a single source. Which, it turns, out, they did – the Biden White House.
An Aug. 31 story in The Hill – headlined “White House warns GOP Biden impeachment will backfire” – says that “the White House remains steadfastly confident that if the GOP goes forward with an inquiry … it will hurt Republicans more than it could hurt Biden.”
The story quotes White House spokesman Ian Sams saying that:
This baseless impeachment exercise would be a disaster for congressional Republicans, and don’t take our word for it: just listen to the chorus of their fellow Republicans who admit there is no evidence for their false allegations and that pursuing such a partisan stunt will ‘backfire.’
Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y, added “It’s vitally important for congressional Democrats to be in sync with the White House and the Biden campaign.”
We all remember the story of Br’er Rabbit and Br’er Fox and the briar patch. That’s what the leftist talking points remind me of–they are saying that if the Republicans impeach President Biden, it will hurt Republicans. They are implying that it would be better for the Republicans not to impeach President Biden. They are not admitting that making the evidence against President Biden public will hurt Democrats.