Our elected representatives, Shaheen, Kuster, and Pappas behave as they do for three reasons. They love power. They like the sound of their own voices. And the GOP lets them get away with it.
The Stalinist Show trial dominating the media is nearly devoid of facts and direct evidence.
Political decision making
The votes don’t matter because the charge was the outcome. And the outcome was known before anyone showed up. It’s just not right. Shaheen, Kuster, and Pappas support it. They are voting for it. It is what they stand for. This is their version of good government. Well, maybe, just maybe, two wrongs don’t make a right.
Clearly, the power Shaheen, Kuster and Pappas believe they will gain outweighs the potential consequences. They have made the decision there is nothing to lose from abusing their impeachment power. Fellow voters, the ball is now in our court.
It is one thing to have policy differences and articulate those. It is just fine to find an individual obnoxious personally. Maybe those things can reasonably expect to draw a letter of censure. But, it is not at all right to ignore due process. It is not all right to overreach and go to impeachment.
Bipartisanship and fairness
The flagrant disregard for the rules Shaheen, Kuster and Pappas were supposed to be bound by is not tolerable. They denied the Minority their rights; that’s called the tyranny of the majority. Shaheen, Kuster and Pappas raced ahead to a judgment which facts do not support. Their committees hid their coordination with witnesses. We still don’t know what Schiff’s staffers were doing in Ukraine. Were they meeting with key players before we even knew what was in the Whistleblower report?
Forget the opposition party. It is time we the voters rediscover a modicum of self-respect. Shaheen, Kuster, and Pappas have to learn we know how to go on offense. They all talk about bipartisanship. Did impeachment draw any Republican votes at all? What’s bipartisan in this? Impeachment response is something we all should think about at this point.
There is no bipartisanship because there is no evidence. In fact, Alan Dershowitz, a longtime liberal Democrat trashed one of the articles passed as invalid on its face. The only way to restore civil political discourse is to let Shaheen, Kuster, and Pappas feel the wrath of their own tactics. They are part of the problem; clearly they are not part of the solution. It is time for the faces to change because clearly the decision making is not what they claim it to be and that goes to integrity.
What about New Hampshire’s best interests?
We need to demand the faces change. Shaheen, Kuster, and Pappas all work for the DNC. None of them votes New Hampshire’s best interests. Look at their records. Read their positions. They are creatures of the political party establishment. Each is beholden to the political party cash machine to such an extent their votes are bought and paid for.
Shaheen, Kuster, and Pappas need to feel the wrath and politics of personal destruction. We did not send them to D.C. to unleash this on behalf of New Hampshire. We should even take this even further. Every Democrat appointment should get “Resisted.” They need to get the Kavanaugh treatment until their future candidates starting to say … no way do I want to run, find someone else.
What option do we really have to deter political parties and their candidates from playing fast and loose with the rules? How else do we keep them from abusing their positional authority in the future? Yup, impeachment response is something we all should think about at this point. Do you believe in innocent until proven guilty? Do you believe in due process? Want to be able to confront your accuser? We have work to do at the polls.