Second Impeachment Hearing Was a Ratings Snooze Fest

As we enter week two of the Democrat impeachment debacle, a look back at last week’s proceedings reveals the big nothing burger. Ratings show the public wasn’t interested in the impeachment inquiry at all, in fact is was a snooze fest.

Democrats star witness Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, was a career diplomat, who lost her job when she refused to carry out President Trump’s agenda, instead preferring to continue her lackadaisical approach to Ukraine she employed under President Obama’s rule.

According to the Trump hating media outlets NBC, ABC, and CBS Ambassador Yovanovitch was the greatest thing since Henry Kissinger. She was John Foster Dulles in a nice dress and neatly coiffed red hair. They couldn’t wait for her help in setting the stage to take down President Donald Trump.

The ambassador’s opening statement went down two roads. One path was gushing praise for the State Department—you know, the outfit under the leadership of Obama and Hillary Clinton that gave us the Benghazi debacle. The State Department, in the ambassador’s view, was the single most important independent branch of government.

Her second tack was more of a human resources complaint. She understood that ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President. But she couldn’t understand why a cabal of critics could besmirch her 30-year career of honorable service to the State Department. She was crushed and devastated.

At the end of her opening statement, the bug-eyed, lugubrious prosecutor in chief of this stupid process—Adam Schiff—wiped a hypothetical tear away and began a series of outrageously leading questions. At this point, the ambassador turned in an almost lifelike performance as she nodded her head “yes” to every President Trump-bashing question he asked.

All in all, the ambassador’s performance lived up to the low expectations set by the ranking Republican Devin Nunes, who wondered why the Ambassador didn’t take her case to a subcommittee on human resources. She was completely irrelevant to the investigation of what the hearing was all about.

The boredom was relieved somewhat by Schiff’s bullying and dictatorial antics shutting down a female Republican representative’s effort to use some of Nunes’s time in interviewing the witness. “The gentlewoman will suspend,” he imperiously responded twice.

Was he afraid that extended questioning from another woman might remove the aura of victimization that Democrats use to appeal to their female constituents?

And then there was President Trump’s tweet during the proceedings that shocked—shocked!—sissy Schiff’s sensibilities. The tweet—some might say ill-advised, but you can’t stop Trump ever—was a personal attack on the witness.

So, after building up the witness as a paragon of strength and fortitude, Adam Schiff threw her another ventriloquist softball: Did you feel intimidated by the tweet? Yes, she did.

So, she can serve in Somalia, a place where a proctologist would put the hose to give Africa an enema, but—gasp!—a trolling tweet from the President intimidated her to the core of her courage.

The reality is she lost her job because she was insubordinate—so much so that the Secretary of State couldn’t bail her out. The Republicans, however, decided to overlook that and didn’t even bring up how she lied in the closed session about her contacts with the Schiff committee earlier.

Instead, Rep. Chris Stewart asked her two devastating questions that sealed the deal:

  1. “Do you have any information regarding the president of the United States accepting any bribes?”
  2. “Do you have any information regarding any criminal activity that the president of the United States has been involved with at all?”

The ambassador’s response to both: “No.”

Game and set to President Donald Trump. The Republicans now lead 2-0.

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