Cookie Crumbling: Reports Emerge The Democrats Are Privately Freaking Out After Transcript Release
Just a few days into their crusade Democrats internally are very nervous about Nancy Pelosi’s decision to start an impeachment inquiry. Despite the fanfare in the media, Hollywood tweets, and the extreme wing of the Democrat party, a lot of Democrats appear to be getting very nervous. One senior Democrat aid has even said the impeachment effort is “a joke” and “all bullsh%$.” What’s more interesting is that isn’t just coming from one news source but several different parts of the media and Democrats themselves. Breitbart News Reports:
Privately, several aides to top Democrats on Capitol Hill expressed concerns about the lack of a focus on the impeachment move; without a clear outcome in mind, Democrats fear that whatever happens will further energize Trump ahead of the 2020 election while failing to remove him.
“If you’re going to take a shot at the king, you best not miss,” one House Democrat leadership aide told Breitbart News. “And we do not have a pathway to win without 20 GOP votes in the Senate. We are nowhere near that, not even close.”
Another senior Democrat congressional aide added regarding the move to attempt to impeach Trump: “It’s a joke. It’s all bullshit.”
Over on the Senate side, most Republicans are in line with Trump. While Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said that he considers the transcript’s contents “troubling,” he declined to discuss “impeachment” at this time.
But this wasn’t just reported by Breitbart, Politico also seemed to speak with aids claiming that there is a “creeping anxiety throughout the party that impeachment might only help the president clinch a second term.” The Politico spoke with several officials that are afraid their efforts will backfire.
“Of course, I want impeachment from a moral perspective,” Pete Buttigieg’s former New Hampshire director Michael Ceraso told Politico. “But from a political perspective, I don’t want to spend a year talking about how Democrats tried to impeach him and couldn’t pull it off.”
Instead of health care and kitchen-table economics — the issues the party ran on in last year’s blue-wave election — the campaign will inevitably be consumed by a doomed effort to boot Trump from office, skeptics say. All when Trump will be on the ballot in a matter of months, anyway
“The Democrats become single-issue candidates, which weakens them,” Ceraso said, adding that the proceedings will only solidify Trump’s base.
If there was one person the Democrats should pay attention to it is Sean Bagniewski, chairman of Iowa’s Polk County Democrats would said, “Iowans do not have an appetite for impeachment.”
“I talked to a lot of people, and it didn’t come up once, not at all,” he told Politico. “I’m sure it really energizes Twitter, but Twitter doesn’t vote.”
Bagniewski suggested that the endless impeachment efforts are distracting Democrats from issues that voters care about.
“The bread-and-butter issues are more important now than ever,” Bagniewski told Politico. “We all need to start deciding what we want to be spending our time on.”
His concerns are not isolated. The Democrat-led House has faced criticism for appearing to spend more time passing relatively meaningless resolutions while only paying lip service to “bread and butter” issues on their social media platforms.
Politico also cited Democrat strategist Hank Sheinkopf – who called impeachment a “national spectacle” – and Democratic National Committee member Bob Mulholland, who called impeachment a “political disaster for us Democrats”:
“It’s a national spectacle that will make people defend the presidency or tune out, which is worse,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a longtime Democratic strategist based in New York. “The incessant banging about it doesn’t help. Stick with issues that work.”
Bob Mulholland, a Democratic National Committee member from California, put it this way: “Absent Trump being caught in a trunk with a young boy, impeachment is a political disaster for us Democrats.”
Bagniewski hit the nail on the head “Twitter is energized, but Twitter doesn’t vote.” The wackos on the left maybe all about impeachment but the rest of America sees this for what it is…a joke.