Ukraine ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Another Flop by Usurpers [OPINION]
As the Democrats in Congress begin to evolve their concentrated effort from President Trump's Ukrainian "pressure call" to the "abuse of power" investigation, call it what it is: another epic fail by his detractors.
Russian collusion, Trump University, Trump's taxes, Stormy Daniels – the Democrats have taken on the KGB's philosophy of "name the person and we will produce the crime." The Russian collusion fiasco was a sham, a setup to pry open many of the private dealings of Donald Trump in order to find illegalities in which to remove him from office.
So far it has been a mission worthy of Wile E. Coyote as each and every attempt has ended embarrassingly for his enemies.
You have to give it to the #FakeNews networks who help to bury and distract the perpetual fails. They come on the evening news specifically to mischaracterize the actual facts of these accusations and provide cover for the House and Senate Democrats who seek and lunge to the next accusation while this disgraceful media dependably operates in unison.
But it's not just Democrats. Never-Trumpers in the GOP include power brokers such as Bill Kristol, Karl Rove, George W. Bush, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (who has been less vocal against Trump as of late), and the last loser for Republicans in the presidential elections.
Utah Senator and fellow Republican Mitt Romney, once the Governor of Massachusetts, finally got to Washington in an elected position. So far what he's best known for is his selfish mission of personal revenge for being soundly and publicly rejected as Trump's Secretary of State. His humiliation is his fuel. His ambition is his vehicle.
The antithesis of a team player, Romney is once again showing that he is for Romney first. Not once missing an opportunity to swipe at the president, Romney seems all-in for the impeachment process. In reality, his motive is split; yeah, revenge, but also it opens the door to the idea of a President Romney in 2024.
It would be in a most unattractive and unorthodox way, though. He would risk losing so much of the Republican support due to his petty verbal jabs with his Trump-bashing. I suppose he believes that by doing this he will garner many Democratic votes as well as the unenrolled.
As has been the case for Romney for over a decade, he is badly misinterpreting the tea leaves.
Democratic voters will vote for the last standing Democrat. Also, unenrolled voters may have higher demographics for supporting Trump than the registered Republican vote. In other words, Romney would be pummeled with his delusional plan.
He has gotten to the point where he might need to see a destroyed Donald Trump because if the president rises from the ashes of this blitzkrieg on his administration by House Democrats, Romney will most certainly face a Trump-backed primary opponent and suffer the Don Rickles type verbal assault from Trump his entire term as a senator.
Nobody knows Romney better than we, the Massachusetts Republicans who supported him in 2002 over the radical Democratic candidate Shannon O'Brien. What he did with his time here was to slash and cut mercilessly, mostly things that harmed the weakest here, while giving Democrats everything they wanted, including the first-in-nation state-run Masshealth, a healthcare system dubbed "Romney Care."
If we are being honest, he was not a very good governor. His job growth rate in Mass was at 1.5 percent while the rest of the nation's average was at 5.3 percent for most of his tenure. He literally did nothing to build the state GOP, only setting his sights on the 2008 presidential race, stepping on the heads of those who got him in office in Boston.
So essentially, the guy is a jerk. A smooth tongued wizard and a handsome one at that, but not a good person.
Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at ken.pittman@