So day one of the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump is now in the books. Ambassador William Taylor and Under Secretary of State George Kent gave testimony for over five hours. Day two is tomorrow, with former Ukrainian Ambassador Maria Yovanovitch set to take the stand. I thought day one went well for the Democrats, and I planned on giving my overall opinion on some of what I observed–until I saw the following tweets:
Unfortunately, my mood changed quickly. Really NBC News and Jeff Mason of Reuters? Is this is the best you can do? A “lack of pizzazz,” “boring,” and “hearings begin without a bang?” There’s one person and one person for sure who’d like to thank you for that assessment–his name begins with D and ends in Trump.
It’s already happening, folks. Much like the election of 2016, where the mainstream media gave Donald Trump nearly a billion bucks of wall to wall coverage of his train-wreck campaign, they tell us that the two gentlemen who testified yesterday didn’t pass the excitement muster for the public. Nothing like giving the President a little mojo, right?
I’m wondering what they wanted these two lifelong public servants to do. Maybe a song and dance routine? Perhaps a little more charisma? I don’t get it. The yelling, fast-talking Congressman Jim Jordan is their kind of guy? Maybe that’s it. The Democrats need to yell and scream a bit more. That would surely do the trick for the American public. Come on, Adam Schiff, get on that soapbox and start cussing up a storm. Now that would be a ratings bonanza, wouldn’t it?
By the way, the “lack of pizzazz” quote comes from none other than Chuck Todd, the woefully undeserving host of Meet The Press. Todd is one of many in the media who like to equate Democrats and Republicans as cut from the same cloth. It’s the old “both sides do it” routine. I’ve never bought it before, and I’m not buying it now.
Democrats are not perfect. But please, the sycophancy coming from the other side of the aisle has no equal. One party is standing up for democracy; the other is standing up for Donald Trump. Instead of downplaying yesterday’s hearing, how about relaying the actual substance that came out of it?
So when I already see these kinds of quotes from folks who should know better, it plays into the hands of the Republican Party narrative. They’re already doing their level best to throw cold water on the outward crimes of this President. Why is the media helping them out?
So let’s be honest about what happened yesterday, ok? I observed two gentlemen with approximately 70 years of combined service to their country. They sat at the witness stand and answered questions thoughtfully and honestly. Neither of them has an ax to grind. And no, they are not “Never Trumpers,” as the President tried to suggest. Both of them forcefully defended their years of service under multiple presidential administrations.
And do you know what else happened? We learned something new from Ambassador Taylor. It appears that we have yet another confirmation that Trump was only concerned about the investigations into the Biden’s and the debunked conspiracy theory of Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 elections.
According to Taylor, one of his aides overheard Trump talking with EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland at a restaurant on an unsecured cell phone. Trump demanded to know where Ukraine was on the ‘investigations,’ and Sondland informed him that they were ready to move forward. If true, and the aid is expected to testify possibly next week, this would be first-hand knowledge of the President’s intentions toward Ukraine. More evidence. More corroboration.
Perhaps this new development isn’t the kind of “pizzazz” that Chuck Todd so clearly thought yesterday’s proceedings lacked. Or maybe Jeff Mason of Reuters didn’t get a chill up and down his spine. I don’t know. To me, this was big news. Too bad the media doesn’t seem to think so.
My friends, yesterday was day one. We’re very early in this process. More patriots are coming forward, and we’re going to hear from another one tomorrow. My advice to anyone paying attention is to please ignore the mainstream media. They do not have our best interests at heart. They want ratings and excitement, whereas I want truth and justice. I would think and hope that the American people want the same thing, at least those not glued to the President’s very large posterior, that is.
We’ll be learning a lot more in the coming days. And if there’s anything else we learned from yesterday’s hearing, it’s that our tax dollars are being spent wisely in that Ambassador Taylor and Under Secretary Kent have our backs. I couldn’t be more proud than knowing that we have people like this working throughout our federal government.
When Trump and his cronies try to tell you differently, think of Taylor, Kent, Yovanovitch, and others. Honor and service—two things the President of the United States could never understand—was on firm display yesterday. I wonder how many objects he threw at the TV?