By George Smith
Bad-mistake-bad-BAD-BAD-mistake headline of the day:
“Democrats unveil bill creating panel to gauge president’s ‘capacity’”
I said almost four years ago that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should step aside and let a newer-generation Democrat run the House and its Democrat caucus.
Today, she and her cohorts handed the Republicans an “election eve” gift that could swing the election.
Like Hillary Clinton, Pelosi is a lightning rod that energizes conservatives and their wacko alt-right kin. Energizing an opponent’s base and those undecideds this close to an election that will determine the future path of America is abject stupidity.
Today, 25 days until the General Election, it was a time to stay low and let the president and his demented political kinfolks in Washington-on-the-Deficit continue to play the part of jester/fool/joker. She would have let Joe Biden and Kamala Harris do what they do best: Show that politicians can be strong and empathetic at the same time. And, after all, Trump, by his crazy clown coronavirus act, has been doing a great job of moving undecideds off the GOPer rolls into the Dem camp.
But Peliso could not just leave well enough alone as it was gaining the upper hand in nation polls.
Enter, state left, the dumbest idea since Bill Clinton decided to lie in a deposition.
House Democrats unveiled legislation creating a panel to gauge a president’s capacity to perform the job – and potentially remove the commander in chief from office in cases of decided debility.
Dumb move, Madame Speaker. How dumb? It sounds like something Trump would come up with if the situation were reversed.
Other than getting “likes” and
️s” from never-Trumpers in social media, what.’s the point? It’s political asshattery of the highest order; it will to nothing positive for the get-rid-of-Trump cause and just further solidifies his base and gives them a good talking point about “obsessed left-wingers” that will do anything — ANYTHING — to bring down the president.
Creating a commission to explore the mental capacity of the president at this time is abjectly stupid: 1. It cannot pass due to the Senate political make up; 2. It just widens the political gap between ejected officials and the electorate and will bring charges of the Democrats piling on the president after the impeachment party-line impeachment snafu.
Bad timing. Bad policy. Bad politics.
And, as Democrats May well find out, bad for the party and the November election.
Trump needs to thank Pelosi in his next rambling tweet. She just handed him a lifeline that, if exploited to the fullest, could give him a second term.
Am I overstating the case? Gosh, I sure hope so!
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