Issues & Insights

One Word Was Mysteriously Absent From The Democrats’ Convention

I&I Editorial

Eight months ago, all but two House Democrats voted to impeach President Donald Trump, and in February every Democratic senator found him guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors.

As the articles of impeachment were heading over to the Senate to face certain defeat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intoned that “This president is impeached for life regardless of any gamesmanship on the part of Mitch McConnell. There is nothing the Senate can do to ever erase that.”

Her comment prompted “#ImpeachedForLife” to trend on Twitter shortly afterward. 

Yet when Pelosi spoke at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, she never mentioned Trump’s impeachment. She didn’t mention Ukraine, or Russia or any of the other reasons Democrats spent three years arguing were grounds for his removal from office.

Her main complaint about Trump was that “As speaker of the House I’ve seen firsthand Donald Trump’s disrespect for facts , for working families and for women in particular.”

No other House member who voted to impeach Trump, and no senator who found him guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, mentioned his impeachment. Nor did Barack Obama, or Michael Bloomberg (who paid for ads in 27 states in January calling for Trump’s removal). Nor did the hosts. Nor did Joe Biden.

In fact, we reviewed transcripts of the entire four days, and the word impeach was never uttered once.

Democrats spent almost the entire past four years arguing that Trump was an illegitimate president because Russia interfered with the election. They spent every waking minute trying to drive him out of office for supposedly enlisting Ukraine to help with his reelection.

And now their big complaint is that he’s been dissing the U.S. Postal Service?

So if impeachment was never that serious — which Democrats have admitted by omission  — why should anyone take seriously the arguments they are making for Trump’s defeat in November?

  • That he’s trying to sabotage or defund the post office? (And by “defund,” they mean that Trump won’t agree to pumping $25 billion of taxpayer money into the supposedly self-funded USPS.)

News keeps piling up that Trump is absolutely right to warn that the universal mail-in voting schemes being pushed by Democrats will be an unmitigated disaster. While Democrats were busy claiming that it wouldn’t invite cheating, a judge invalidated an election in Paterson, N.J., over claims of mail-in voter fraud, and Detroit couldn’t figure out why the absentee ballot vote counts didn’t match the number of ballots cast in 72% of its precincts.

  • That he’s responsible for every COVID-19 death?

Take a look at death rates by state and you will immediately notice that they are magnitudes higher in states run by Democrats than those run by Republicans. How is Trump to blame for this exactly? Are governors responsible for running their states. If not, why are they sitting in their mansions?

  • That he’s to blame for the far left’s violence over the past four years?

Democrats have spent nearly an entire presidential term fomenting hatred of Trump and playing one group against the other. They spent the last six months aggressively politicizing the pandemic. They’ve coddled and encouraged rioters. They stoked racial animosity.

Even before Trump was elected, Hillary Clinton was excusing the left’s incivility by saying that “you cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”

Now, having contributed significantly to the hatred and division, Democrats say the only way to restore calm is to put them in power. It’s political extortion. Doesn’t that sound like a high crime and/or misdemeanor?

So, in the keeping with the precedent set by Democrats — who were calling for Trump’s impeachment before he even won the Republican nomination — we will say it now:

Impeach Joe Biden … for life!

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board

We Could Use Your Help

Issues & Insights was founded by seasoned journalists from the IBD Editorials page. Our mission is to use our decades of experience to provide timely, fact-based reporting and deeply informed analysis on the news of the day.

We’re doing this on a voluntary basis because we think our approach to commentary is sorely lacking both in today’s mainstream media and on the internet. You can help us keep our mission going. If you like what you see, feel free to visit our Donations Page by clicking here. And be sure to tell your friends!

You can also subscribe to I&I: It's free!

Just enter your email address below to get started.

I & I Editorial Board

The Issues and Insights Editorial Board has decades of experience in journalism, commentary and public policy.

4 comments

  • Never mentioned the impeachment because they know it did not do anything to diminish the president’s popularity.
    They will continue in his 2nd term…I have no doubt.
    Joe Biden has been in congress 40 years and 8 years as VP…what has he accomplished in all that time.
    Trump has been a politician for less than 4…Google his accomplishments.

  • The Constitution states that the House has “sole Power of impeachment.” It states that the Senate has the “sole Power to try all Impeachments.”
    Romney (and many others) made the error of thinking the Senate was judging Trump. No, the Senate had the job of judging the one-sided, leak-prone, mostly no-cross examination, political-motivated, kangaroo court that was the impeachment. Worse yet the work of the House was distracted from the issues that mattered, while the President concentrated on fulfilling his campaign promises.

  • Commies don’t mention or accept responsibility for their failures.
    They can only blame someone else

  • Pelosi is beginning to have trouble putting several sentences together. It’s called old age and age deterioration of the brain! She speaks without thought often, and it’s can be extremely mean tempered and often unnecessarily. These are some of the signs of age, and mental deterioration in many people, as their brains become less nimble. Her jerky hand movements have long been an established habit, but it is still distracting, and irksome to many! It’s past time for Pelosi to retire!

  • [print-me target="#post-%ID%"]

Subscribe to Issues & Insights via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to I&I and you can receive notifications of new articles in your email. It’s simple, and free.

Join 4,038 other subscribers

Donations

If you like what you see, feel free to leave a donation. You can also set up regular donations if you like. Just click on the Tip Jar above. It will take you to a PayPal donations page. Your contributions will help us defray the cost of running this site. (Please note that we are not set up as a charitable organization, so donations aren't tax deductible.) Thank you!

About Issues & Insights

Issues & Insights is run by the seasoned journalists behind the legendary IBD Editorials page. Our goal is to bring our decades of combined journalism experience to help readers understand the top issues of the day. We’re doing this on a voluntary basis, because we believe the nation needs the kind of cogent, rational, data-driven, fact-based commentary that we can provide. 

%d bloggers like this: