- Jul 2015
This is commentary. I don't do that! Indulge me please. And of course I'll consider responses..
[/QUOTE]Now stay with me here, folks! We've had 4 or 5 ongoing threads about CALL THE VOTE by PELOSI--all from the RIGHT. I just figured it was a unneeded technicality or it would have been done. It was explained well and succinctly by a CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR. There was no need to call a vote, it isn't in the 'operating manual'--the rules and procedures are established by the House. He didn't discuss it any further, just kinda 'asked and answered'. "PROCESS"
So I see more calls on the R flank and this board asking for it. I'm rethinking, why are they so insistent? And why doesn't she? She very well could. Since she doesn't need it, why wouldn't she just for 'form'?
FIRST AND FOREMOST, THE MORE YOU GUYS SCREAM FOR IT, THE LEAST LIKELY SHE WILL CALL THE VOTE. AND if she is smart, should she feel the need, she'll do it at the PEAK (or PIQUE) of your call for it (any one remember when OBAMA timed the release of his birth certificate?)
We are in the EVIDENTIARY portion of the program, folks. Fact finding. Gathering evidence. No JURY TAKES A VOTE while the prosecutors are gathering evidence, laying out the case and making charges.
Now, PAY ATTENTION HERE WINGERS! This is for YOU!
NANCY is giving cover to her own. No Democrats have to go on record. But make no mistake NANCY is giving cover to REPUBLICANS. They don't have to go on record either. No grandstanding to the cameras, no threading needles to their constituency and TRUMP doesn't know who is in our out so he can take aim at them! I promise, the REPS she has a good relationship with are begging her not to! (Plus, she gets to have the power of him swinging in the wind during the process). While she holds it off, REPUBLICANS can, listen, measure the evidence, equivocate as necessary, test it with their own and even grow a backbone!
This is MORE for giving REPUBLICANS SPACE than any DEMOCRAT. And not to mention BRINING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ALONG! Remember Nancy DOESN'T NEED ONE OF THEM if she can hold all her DEMS. Think about that.
That little 'nervous' sounding grandma with the gavel is not to be underestimated. She just GREW exponentially in my estimation. Madam Speaker gets a big fat gold star....
PS I figured this all out while making a pot of coffee this morning. It's not even hard.