With commissar Adam Schiff having just announced that he would be serving up his impeachment report to the House Judiciary Committee right after Thanksgiving, it is looking like a slam dunk that Dems will be dropping a lump of coal in the Christmas stockings of Americans.
But the prospects of the ultimate success of a years-long scheme to erase the 2016 election are looking worse by the day and not even all Senate Dems are guaranteed to take the leap of faith with rumblings that two of them could go rogue.
Once in the hands of Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler who Schiff’s co-leader of the impeachment cult, the travesty of the coup against President Trump will soon move to the U.S. Senate where a conviction on bogus evidence would lead his ouster.
However, Schiff’s nationally televised inquisition didn’t live up to the hype and rather than convince Americans that 63 million voters should be disenfranchised because Democrats are pissed off at losing an election, there has been the opposite effect.
In early polls that have Democrats waking up in the middle of the night screaming at the ceiling, Trump’s approval ratings are rising and even worse for his enemies, independent voters are against an impeachment less than a year before the next election.
And now any ideas that the treacherous failed GOP presidential candidate turned senator Mitt Romney would be able to cobble together enough Republicans to stab Trump in the Senate like he was Julius Caesar has also taken a hit as Dem strategists are fretting defections.
A New York Times story admits that the impeachment party may lose at least two of their own senators in West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema.
Buried lede of the day! Sinema is big:
“[D]emocratic strategists said they also might lose two — Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.”
A Split Decision From Congress Will Leave Voters With Final Say on Trump https://t.co/50wlaOtB0Y
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) November 24, 2019
While polls before the hearings showed that 49 percent favored impeachment versus 47 percent who opposed it, a survey by Yahoo News and YouGov at the end of the hearings found support for impeachment at 48 percent and opposition at 45 percent. Other polls may eventually show movement but, at first blush, the drama of hearing the evidence presented out loud by real witnesses with evident credibility did not noticeably shift the overall dynamics.
Democrats and Republicans alike privately agreed that it looked unlikely that even a single Republican would vote for impeachment when it reaches the House floor. In the Senate, Republican strategists said they believed they might lose two senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — while Democratic strategists said they also might lose two — Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
The bombshell may have been buried 15 paragraphs into the story but it is massive and especially since it would neuter Mitt by offsetting backstabbers Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. The two RINO’s have staked their own political careers on their opposition to Trump and would give cover to other Republican Never Trumpers in the Senate who would join Romney’s renegades.
Most importantly, the Times piece is the first of many to come that will significantly dial down expectations of the Resistance, celebs and the Soros rent-a-mobs that Trump will be taken out before the election with the new narrative being that he will have been so damaged by the impeachment farce that voters will reject him next November.
Given the resiliency of the POTUS in the face of years of rolling smears, Deep State skullduggery and obstructionist Democrats along with the fact that the NYT along with nearly every other news outlet in American predicted a Hillary Clinton landslide in 2016 it is highly possible that they will be wrong again.