Special Opinion by Paul Plante
And yes, indeed, people, we now have a constitutional crisis in this land of ours that is unprecedented in my lifetime, and that constitutional crisis is two-fold, to wit:
a) The wits of the person who at present holds the office of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives have become addled to the point of where the present incumbent is a clear and present danger to the nation, and for the good of the nation must be removed from her position before she can do our nation any further harm; and
b) The Democrat party is using our United States House of Representatives for partisan political reasons as a cudgel to bludgeon the office of the executive into submitting to the Democrat party as a “co-equal partner” when it comes to operations of the executive branch, as if the Democrat party were co-consul with Trump in the style of the Roman Republic and therefore had a right to render nugatory any of Trump’s decisions – in other words, bring Trump to heel.
As to why we all should be greatly concerned about the addled wits of the person presently in the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, commonly referred to as the Speaker of the House (or simply, House Speaker or the Speaker), serves as the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Think about it, people, can we as a nation afford to have someone of uncertain mental stability due to addled wits serving as the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives?
And my goodness, why on earth would we want to have such a person serving as the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives?
Wouldn’t that make us of questionable mental competence, as well?
Getting back to the duties of House Speaker:
The Speaker fulfills several roles, including representing constituents as a Member of Congress, acting as administrative head of the House, and serving as leader of the majority political party in the House.
The House Speaker is second in the U.S. presidential line of succession after the vice president.
And right there is the main reason we should be so concerned about this sad situation – the fact that this addle-pated person in the office of House Speaker is second in the presidential line of succession.
The Speaker of the House also exercises duties as a Member of Congress, as presiding officer of the House of Representatives, and as leader of the majority political party in the House.
These responsibilities include voting on legislation, administrative duties such as maintaining order within the House chamber, and other tasks such as appointing special committees.
And there is where this addle-pated person presently serving as House Speaker has become her most dangerous: she is not maintaining order within the House chamber, nor does she intend to do so, based on her own rhetoric on the Jimmy Kimmel Show as was reported in the RealClearPolitics article “Nancy Pelosi: House Democrats Are On The ‘Path’ To Impeachment And When We Get There We’ll Be ‘Ready'” posted By Tim Hains on May 31, 2019, as follows:
Speaker Pelosi joined Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night to discuss the “path” to impeaching Donald Trump.
While she avoided using the “i-word” itself, she said that the president is in “defiance” of the Constitution and his oath of office and that she will eventually have to convince Republicans in the Senate of his guilt.
In “defiance” of the constitution, Nancy?
Sounds serious, so tell us, Nancy, when and how did this “defiance” of the Constitution manifest itself, se we the people can be in on the secret?
But you can’t, can you, Nancy, because that is bull****.
There is no such thing, outside of your deluded imagination, as a United States president being in “defiance” of the Constitution, so quit lying to us – it is tedious.
And in the face of that spew of lunatic drivel from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi intended to sow distrust in the executive branch of our federal government and to further divide us as a people, consider that the Speaker of the House’s duties as presiding officer of the House, include administering the oath of office to Members, calling the House to order, preserving order and decorum within the House chamber and galleries, recognizing members to speak on the House floor, and making rulings about House procedures.
And clearly, with such false inflammatory rhetoric, crazy talk, actually, Nancy Pelosi has just proven to the people of America that she is totally incapable now of preserving order and decorum within the House chamber and galleries, because she is the disruptor of that order and decorum, as we see by going back to the transcript of the Jimmy Kimmel Show where we have as follows, to wit:
JIMMY KIMMEL: Yesterday, Robert Mueller finally spoke and he said, “if we had confidence that the President clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said that.”
So he didn’t say so, and he indicated that now it is Congress’s job to take it from here.
Are you taking it from there?
HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: Well we’ve been on that path for a while, and when we do get to where we’re going, we’re going to be ready.
We have to be ready.
Our founders, I like to say this, in the darkest days of the revolution, they said ‘the times have found us.’
I think right now, the times have found us.
We have a defiance of the Constitution of the United States and so when we go down this path, we have to be ready, and it has to be clear to the American people and we have to hope it will be clear to Republicans in the United States Senate.
It has to be clear to the American people?
The only thing that is clear to the American people here, Nancy, is that you Democrats are either crazy or insane if you think after all the crap that has been in the newspapers since 2016 that we are unclear about what is going on here – a political witch hunt, and we are now quite sick and tired of hearing about it, since there is nothing to hear about – no collusion, no obstruction of justice, the court of public opinion just doesn’t buy it, case is closed, so move on, which takes us back to Jimmy Kimmel, as follows:
JIMMY KIMMEL: So are you saying you want to make sure everybody is on board before you get into something like impeachment?
PELOSI: No, no, I’m not saying — well.
We’re on a path to gain information.
The public deserves to know the truth, the facts.
When you go down a path like an impeachment, which is very divisive, it could divide the country.
Let’s just put it this way, we understand our oaths of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Apparently, he doesn’t understand the oath of office.
He doesn’t honor the oath to “protect and defend.”
So we know our responsibility, but again, because it is divisive, we have to try to bring people together…
E Pluribus Unum…
So let me just say this, immodestly.
I probably have a better idea as to what the president has to be held accountable for than anyone.
Now, seriously, people, does that sound like someone in complete possession of their wits talking there, especially that bizarre statement by Nancy that “I probably have a better idea as to what the president has to be held accountable for than anyone.”
Did the Speaker of the House of the United States of America just say that?
Nancy Pelosi is the only person in America who has an idea as to what the president has to be held accountable for?
Okay, Nancy, seriously, it’s all right, we believe you when you say you probably have a better idea as to what the president has to be held accountable for than anyone, because it is a paranoid delusion that you alone are having, possibly as a result of dementia, which again takes us back to Jimmy Kimmel, as follows:
JIMMY KIMMEL: Have you read the Mueller report?
NANCY PELOSI: Yes I have.
JIMMY KIMMEL: Even the blacked out parts?
NANCY PELOSI: No
JIMMY KIMMEL: Yeah, yeah right.
NANCY PELOSI: We’re not allowed, we’re calling for that.
They would show it to me, but I said I’m not going to let you show it to me unless you show it to the whole country…
The only person who knows better than I why this president is not above the law and must be held accountable is the president of the United States.
He knows what his violations have been.
The poor woman.
The poor, poor woman.
She is raving there with that statement that “the only person who knows better than I why this president is not above the law and must be held accountable is the president of the United States.”
What a pathetic, sick drama this has become, as we see by returning to the Jimmy Kimmel Show as follows for more Nancy Pelosi, to wit:
NANCY PELOSI: You know what really bugs me about that?
When you see what they said, “Oh I didn’t know,” “I didn’t know it was wrong to talk to Russians.”
How do you explain that to kids in the hood?
When they’re approached by law enforcement and say, “I didn’t realize I was supposed to do this or that.”
They’re supposed to know, but these very wealthy people with high priced lawyers can get away with saying I didn’t know it was wrong.
And what a weird rant that was, especially as there was absolutely nothing wrong with Bill and Hillary Clinton not only talking to the Russians, but taking millions in pay-offs from them for favors rendered by Hillary Clinton’s department of state.
And I can just see Nancy Pelosi trying to explain anything to the kids in the hood, as if they are going to take any advice from someone like her who talks through the top of their head, which again takes us back to Jimmy Kimmel, to wit:
NANCY PELOSI: Why I think the president wants us to impeach him.
He knows it’s not a good idea to be impeached, but the silver lining for him is then, he believes, that he would be exonerated by the United States Senate.
And there is a school of thought that says, ‘If the Senate acquits you, why bring charges against him in the private sector when he’s no longer president?'”
So when we go through with our case, it’s got to be ironclad.
JIMMY KIMMEL: So because the Senate leans Republican–
NANCY PELOSI: No, not leans.
Completely in the pocket of Donald Trump Republican.
JIMMY KIMMEL: And you think those Republican senators, even if they know he committed a crime, will side with Donald Trump?
NANCY PELOSI: They have been every day.
Not one of them has spoken up.
As I say, a very dangerous woman, trying to divide America and its people, based on paranoid delusions, and sadly it doesn’t end there, as we can see from an article in THE HILL entitled “Pelosi promises ‘ironclad case’ against Trump” by Reid Wilson on 1 June 2019, to wit:
SAN FRANCISCO – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told California Democrats that Congress would continue aggressive investigations into President Trump and the Trump administration, stopping short of calling for the beginning of an impeachment inquiry.
Addressing the California Democratic Party’s annual convention in her home district, Pelosi cited former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
“In his report, special counsel Mueller warned us in the starkest terms that there was an attack on our election and an attack on our democracy,” Pelosi said.
“Why won’t the president defend us from this attack?”
“What is the president covering up?” she asked.
“We must investigate the president’s welcoming of the assault on our democracy.”
“This isn’t about politics, it isn’t about partisanship, Democrats versus Republicans, no.”
“It’s about patriotism, it’s about the sanctity of the constitution and it’s about the future of our nation.”
“We will go where the facts lead us.”
“We will insist on the truth.”
“We will build an ironclad case to act,” Pelosi said.
“President Trump will be held accountable for his actions. In the Congress, in the courts, and in the court of public opinion, we will defend our democracy,” she added.
Wow, people, frankly, I am embarrassed for the poor deluded woman.
So this is a good time to pause for station identification and a word from our sponsors, but don’t go away, because we’ll be right back with more on this bizarre story of government in Washington, D.C. gone seriously wrong to our detriment as a people and as a nation.