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November 24, 2019

Impeachment by Christmas Equals Democratic Party Top-Down Insanity

By Rob Kall

If Nancy Pelosi decides to end the impeachment hearings by Christmas, as has been discussed, she will be engaging in one of the worst acts of political malpractice and stupidity in modern history.

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(Article originally published here on November 24, 2019)

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Just before Thanksgiving I wrote a different draft of this article. I'm updating it here.

If Nancy Pelosi decides to end the impeachment hearings by Christmas, she will be engaging in one of the worst acts of political malpractice and stupidity in modern history. It is essential that the Democrats in the House of Representatives continue their investigations until they cover several essential additional factors listed below. They have to wait to get determinations from the Supreme court.

The idea of taking impeachment to the Senate in a hurry is is just plain stupid, bad leadership and amounts to top-down insanity, just as the plan to allow superdelegates to vote in the second round of the primary is also totally bad thinking that will cost the Democratic party the elections.

Keeping the impeachment hearings going at least through the end of summer 2020 is the smartest thing to do. House Democrats can go after Trump for violations of the emoluments Clause. They can go after Pence and Pompeo and others for refusal to cooperate and for obstruction of justice. They can go through the courts to get Trump's closest associates and appointees to testify and even get Trump to testify.

A major goal should be to get Trump on the stand. Trump is totally unable to tell the truth and he will perjure himself repeatedly. Muller should have had Trump testify. The Democrats in the House of Representatives should be stronger than Muller. If they don't have the intestinal fortitude and determination to do it, then they are not doing their jobs. The Republicans made Bill Clinton testify. The Democrats should force Trump to. And if the Supreme court protects him, the Democrats can use that to get out the votes.

There are plenty of reasons to keep the investigation going. The way prosecutors work, even though this is not a normal prosecution, is they put pressure on lower down the hierarchy participants. That puts pressure on the higher up suspects and eventually gets to the ones at the top. They could be doing this so that they gradually drag in all of the guilty parties.

The Nixon impeachment took over eight months to produce an outcome. It is ridiculous to attempt to do an ultra-short job of this when the whole value of the impeachment, besides bringing to light Trump's nefarious activities, is to cast shade on Trump and all the people associated with him, particularly the Republican Party.


Impeachment is Political

Impeachment has as its roots the goal of protecting the Constitution and maintaining Justice. But, because it was designed to function within the House and the Senate, it was designed to be a profoundly political process. Anyone on either side of the aisle, who proposes that politicizing impeachment is wrong or inappropriate, is either naive or lying.

One must ask, who benefits from a short House impeachment investigation. I have a few guesses.

  • The mainstream media can't run as many ads if they are broadcasting the hearings. )

  • Donald Trump, clearly benefits massively, which is why he is calling for moving the hearings to the senate. )

  • The Republicans would love to embarrass the Democrats by quickly finding Trump not guilty in the Senate.)

  • A small group of centrist swing district Democrats might like to see the hearings go away.
  • I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

    It is mind-boggling to see a conversation happening in which closing the hearings by Christmas is on the table. It's just a really bad idea and hopefully enough people will tell Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and whoever else makes these decisions just how bad an idea it is




    Submitters Bio:

    Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
    connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

    Check out his platform at RobKall.com

    He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity  

    He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
    500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
    first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
    Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
    people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
    and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
    opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

    more detailed bio: 

    Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 



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