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Why impeachment failed

America reacts to the impeachment.
A wave election.

The pun may be predictive. Incumbent presidents who lose the House in their first midterm never gain it back.

Except Harry Truman. In 1946, Republicans picked up 55 House seats and regained control of that chamber for the first time in 16 years. But Harry labeled them a do-nothing Congress, and 2 years later led Democrats to a 75-seat gain, which shifted control back to the Democrats.

In 2018, Democrats gained 41 seats and took back the House for the first time in 8 years. Their chief accomplishment is impeaching the president, a move that plays to a base of Washington reporters and other crazy people, but one that is doomed. They will come off as losers. No one hangs out with losers because no one likes losing.

Spygate doomed impeachment. Obama used lies to get warrants to spy on Donald John Trump, as if he were a foreign agent. The press can ignore Obama's Watergate on Steroids all it wants, but the public does not.

In Washington, Peggy Noonan wrote, "Impeachment is moving forward and going nowhere. There is new information but it doesn’t really tell those who’ve paid attention anything they didn’t know. Putative administration operative Lev Parnas said on The Rachel Maddow Show on Wednesday that the president knew everything about efforts to lean on Ukraine. But this was clear in testimony throughout the impeachment hearings. His own ambassador to the European Union said it! The ambassador to Ukraine knew she was being schemed against, lost her job because of it, and spelled it out under oath."

She wasn't schemed against. She failed to do her job. She served at the will and pleasure of the president. But deep staters believe they can do anything they want because a string of presidents were too distracted by the baubles of incumbency to rein them in. The reporters and crones who write columns rely on deep staters for guidance. They are frogs giving scorpions a ride.

Impeachment is based on the theory that President Donald John Trump withheld aid to Ukraine to get a favor.

In other words, pulled a Biden.

In January 2018, Biden bragged to the Council on Foreign Relations about pushing Ukraine around.

He said, "I got all the good ones. And so I got Ukraine. And I remember going over, convincing our team, our leaders to — convincing that we should be providing for loan guarantees. And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.

"So they said they had — they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said — I said, call him. (Laughter.) I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time."

Democrats now want to expand the impeachment to include going overseas to get dirt on a political opponent.

In other words, pulled a Fusion GPS.

In 2016, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to work with the Kremlin to get a reason to spy on Donald Trump and Trump Tower.

The deep state protected Clinton in the 1998 impeachment. Remember when the story broke that Republican Congressman Henry Hyde had an affair 30 years before the impeachment? That was a warning to all that the deep state knew about their affairs, and if necessary, the deep state would expose them, too.

The deep state has grown lazy and crazy. Peter Strzok rose to being the No. 3 man at the FBI. A generation after Monica, the deep state has bungled the removal of Donald John Trump as president.

The wags in Washington do not see this. They became so emotionally invested on stopping Donald Trump that they will believe any and all fairy tales spun by the bureaucracy and Democrats.

Jonah Goldberg, the conservative turncoat, is a true believer in Nancy Pelosi's impeachment. He wrote, "People are going to watch the hearings. They’re going to see miserable senators presented with ample evidence that the president used his office to pressure the Ukrainians to sully a political opponent. If the only times Republican senators make a fuss are when they maneuver to avoid hearing even more damning evidence, or demand that the Senate participate in the president’s strategy of making Joe Biden the issue, they won’t merely be violating their oaths to deliver impartial justice; they will risk going down in history — and appearing to voters — as participants in a cover-up."

Oh no, not history. This will go on their permanent record. Please, not that.

Noonan though blames President Trump's competence for the terrible turn of events in which he will be re-elected.

She wrote, "Meanwhile in full-employment America, Donald Trump is taking out terrorists with drones and announcing trade deals with China and seemingly weathering every storm. In the China ceremony Tuesday, in the East Room, after a booming 'Hail to the Chief,' with a palpable sense of triumph filling the room, with the golden frames of the great portraits shining, Mr. Trump rolled off the names of the CEOs in the audience. There were a lot! It was in a way a fabulous celebration of the riches produced by capitalism. But it also seemed an almost sinister declaration of the intimate ties between great U.S. corporations and the federal government. The CEO of Boeing is here, the chief of eBay. 'How’s General Electric doing, Nels?' 'Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips, you’re doing fantastically well!' 'I made a lot of bankers look very good, but you’re doing a great job.' 'Ken Griffin, Citadel, what a guy he is.'"

Sinister ties between great U.S. corporations and the federal government? Oh my. The Wall Street Journal editorial page is becoming the Daily Worker, comrade.

She then said it reminded her of the depiction of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in Godfather 2.

If President Trump is Batista, that makes the Democrat nominee Castro. Which would be fine with the deep staters and the press. That would restore their power. Plenty of people always wanted jobs at Pravda back in the day.

The impeachment feels like a funeral because it is. The House procession to deliver the articles of impeachment deserved somber organ music by Bach. The next day, Adam Schiff led a second procession to the Senate. It deserved Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale.

We cannot know now whether this leads to a great Republican takeover of the House. Hope is there, not history.

But impeachment is a farce embraced by Andrea Mitchell and other people who believe they are serious commentators, but who are jokes now.

They bet on President Trump failing, but he succeeded and now they are the failures. The poison of negative thinking struck again.

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