What’s good for the goose is good for the gander in Washington DC’s perennial political arms race between Republicans and Democrats. No doubt it, as many commentators had none at the time Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) escalation of national partisan politics with her caucus’ phony, showboating impeachment trial of Donald Trump upped the ante for presidential politics and inaugurated an era of the always on the defensive executive.
What the congresswoman from California and her House colleagues sowed in 2020, leading a wealthy nation’s corrupt political class on a wild political reality television rating driven goose chase for personal vainglory, her party is already beginning to reap in return now that one of their own is sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office.
GOP delegates to Congress Bob Gibbs (R-OH)), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Brian Babin (R-TX), and Randy Weber (R-TX) have brought articles of impeachment against President Joe Biden, hoping to usher forward a House movement to begin the process to legislatively remove Biden from office according to the process described in the constitution.
It’s not the first time Biden has faced impeachment articles since taking office. Earlier this year, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also filed a bill of impeachment against the president. But now the spark is catching on, with four more delegates joining in relatively early in Joe Biden’s term, though to be fair to these firebrand conservatives, Mr. Biden has messed up not only the particulars of managing the government but the very constitutional role and purpose of the executive itself relatively early in his term.
Congressman Gibbs tweeted, “Though Pelosi’s House will not hold Biden accountable, it’s incumbent upon House Republicans to call out the egregious violations of his oath of office.”
The difference between the Democrats’ charges against Mr. Trump and those Republicans have already brought forth to meet President Biden’s actions as president in the halls of Congress is that those the GOP are bringing to bear are charges of substance. In contrast, the ones Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) uselessly peddled in their desperate pleas before the C-SPAN cameras were word salads belonging to the genre of postmodern academic paper.
These tracts, almost no one reads despite taxpayers footing an enormous bill for them, consist of long strings of words that mean nothing and are written in such a byzantine style to obscure the fact that they are saying nothing and to bully the uneducated into accepting that the fact that they cannot understand what is being said as proof that it is authoritative, and likewise emboldening the sympathetic partisan to bandy about their meaningless effusions as some potent intellectual or legal ammunition, with no effort to read them critically, and no need of the ability to.
Donald Trump didn’t say anything wrong in his phone call with the president of Ukraine. On the other hand, Joe Biden has shockingly, bafflingly abused his power in office to impose vaccine mandates on millions of Americans in brazen violation of the U.S. Constitution.