It’s a ‘Die Hard’ Impeachment

Instead of getting a shiny new present under the tree, Americans are about to be held hostage this Christmas

By David Kamioner | December 18, 2019

In this season of supposed peace on Earth and goodwill toward men, the Democratic Party is not getting into the swing of things when it comes to one man.

The entire nation, in fact, instead of getting a shiny new present under a tree, is about to get held hostage for Christmas, much like the partygoers in the now-traditional Christmas movie, “Die Hard.”

And in this drama, of course, we know who John McClane is.

Stay with me here.

A bunch of left-wing terrorists, really only as a cover for a heist, hold many others hostage until a brash-talking anti-hero braves adventures to save them and himself.

Sound familiar?

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The prize of the heist this time is the presidency — and the good cop waiting outside is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who knows the difference between the good guys and the bad guys without having to reference a clumsy script written by staffers.

If the House goes ahead late on Wednesday night — tonight — with a vote to impeach President Donald Trump, then, as we have seen in the past, politics and the federal government come to a halt to obsess on impeachment.

Now to those of us who think the feds spend too much time on the clock as it is, there is but one proper “Die Hard” response: “Yippee-ki-yay.”

Well, half a response, anyway.

But even “die hard” government minimalists such as this analyst think there is the legitimate matter of the people’s business that Congress does concern itself with at times. All that will screech to a close as well, as the Senate becomes the fulcrum for the debate.

For what?

So we can all go through a two- or three-week Senate show that will result in a preordained, by-the-numbers fate.

Bickering politicians, non-stop pundit commentary, and undoubtedly the biggest onslaught of left-wing agitation since the last biggest onslaught during the Kavanaugh hearings will mar the Christmas holiday and the beginning of the New Year of 2020.

What does our McClane-like hero think of all this?

President Donald Trump, shirt torn, battered, but still hoisting a political machine gun, has let “Hans Pelosi” know his opinion in typically candid terms.

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Picking off her arguments one by one, he knows that as her defenses fall, so will her already-spiraling-down-off-the-roof-of-the-Nakatomi-Building poll numbers.

Thus, in the end, because presidential intrepidity and courage will — yes, I will use this term — trump a lockstep march to a badly organized constitutional robbery, the good guys will triumph in the end.

Will this political drama get an Oscar from the public?

Doubtful.

However, re-election and about a dozen House seats for the GOP should substitute nicely indeed.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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