In ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Attacks The ‘Legitimacy Of The 2020 Elections’

Written by K. Walker on November 21, 2019

Is Nancy worried about the impact of the partisan impeachment hearings on 2020?

The Media(D) is pushing Democrat talking points on impeachment, but it’s actually not going so well.

We all know that the Democrats have the votes in the House to impeach President Trump and it appears that they will do that regardless of whether or not there was any quid pro quo with Ukraine.

But recent polls show that the push to impeach may be backfiring. Check out our ClashDaily report on that right here:

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The Washington Times reported yesterday that the American public is tuning out the impeachment hearings.

Nevertheless, House Democrats, some of whom ran on impeachment in 2018, are determined to push forward no matter the cost.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi — whatever you think of her — is a savvy politician. After all, you don’t spend 32 years in Congress and advancing to Speaker of the House for a second time without learning a thing or two, right?

So, she’s hedging her bets. She can’t back down on impeachment now that it’s not just coming from a fringe element of the party, but she knows how divisive it will be for the country. She had opposed Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998 as a “partisan” attack on the president, and for months had refused to cave to the impeachment push, but she’s “evolved” on the issue, it seems. She’s allowing it to go forward but understands that it will likely have a negative impact on 2020, therefore, she’s putting out the fire before it starts by casting doubt on the legitimacy of the election a full year before it happens.

In a “Dear Democratic Colleague” letter, Speaker Pelosi writes, “The facts are uncontested: that the President abused his power for his own personal, political benefit, at the expense of our national security interests. The weak response to these hearings has been, ‘Let the election decide.’ That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections.” (Emphasis added)

Is Nancy Pelosi suggesting that a free and fair election is a “dangerous” prospect? Is she suggesting that not impeaching and, presumably, removing from office, President Donald John Trump would somehow “jeopardize” the 2020 election? What’s he going to do — pre-print the ballots with his name checked off?!

I guess you just can’t allow Americans to make decisions that disagree with Democrats.

David Harsanyi at National Review had some great thoughts on this.

Though most liberals have long declared the 2016 contest contaminated, as far as we know, absolutely nothing — not even the most successful foreign efforts in “interference” or “meddling” — damaged the integrity of the election results. Notwithstanding the belief of over 60 percent of Democrats, precipitated by breathless and often misleading media coverage, not one vote was altered by Putin, nor was a single person’s free will purloined by a Russian Twitter bot or Facebook ad.

And, contra Pelosi’s implication, whatever you make of Trump’s request from Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden’s shady son, not one voter will be restricted from casting a ballot for whomever they please in 2020. In truth, voters will know more about the inner workings of Trump’s presidency than they have about any other administration in memory. Maybe they care, maybe they don’t, but that’s not up to Pelosi.

Harsanyi continues that it’s the Democrats that are undermining the norms and eroding the trust that Americans have in the system. They suddenly don’t like the Electoral College, and they’re still propping up people like Hillary Clinton who has blamed everyone except herself for her election loss, as well as Stacey Abrams who still refuses to concede her election loss in Georgia instead blaming it on “voter suppression.” Abrams lost by almost 55,000 votes and there appears to be no evidence to support her claim that voter suppression kept her from the Governorship.

Rather than safeguarding the integrity of our elections, Democrats have corroded trust in them. Post-2016 calls for increased control over speech on the Internet, for instance, pose a far greater danger to American freedoms than anything our enemies at the Kremlin could cook up. And if the contention is that the only truly legitimate election is one that is free of any attempts to mislead voters, as seems to be the case, then we might as well close up shop. Because the presence of unregulated political rhetoric is a feature of a free and open society. We will never be able to, nor should we aspire to, limit discourse.

It shouldn’t be forgotten, either, that this habit of injecting doubt into the electoral process is nothing new. For the past 20 years (at least), Democrats have shown a destructive inability to accept the fact that a bunch of voters simply disagree with them. If it’s not “dark money” boring into their souls, it’s gerrymandering, special interests, confusing ballots, voter suppression, crafty Ruskies or the Electoral College. Democrats can’t lose on the merits. Someone, somewhere, has fooled the Proles into making bad decisions.

Source: National Review

If things don’t go the way that the Democrats hope that they will, ie. the impeachment and removal of President Trump, and he wins again in 2020, Nancy Pelosi has already begun the new narrative — the fix was in before the election.

The message here is: vote the correct way or be punished.

Always remember, impeachment isn’t a partisan thing, guys.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll

 

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