Biden boasts of the impeachment ‘advantage’ Hillary didn’t have

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Whenever conservatives insist that the Democrats’ impeachment drive is nothing but a ploy to drum up support going into the 2020 general election, congressional Democrats and their media allies scoff at such so-called “conspiracy theories.”

And yet Democrats themselves keep providing what appears to be strong evidence that this so-called “conspiracy theory” is a bonafide fact.

Case in point: At a campaign stop Thursday in Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden admitted that the Democrats’ success at convincing roughly half of the U.S. population that President Donald Trump deserves to be impeached is highly advantageous for them.

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He made the admission while talking about why the Democrats lost so “bigly” in 2016 — and why he feels Democrats are slated for the opposite outcome this year.

People say that, well, only 48 percent of the people in America … want to see him impeached,” Biden remarked. “Well, I wouldn’t call that a real great start, starting off with, you know, with almost half of the people in America. Hillary didn’t have that advantage.”

And it’s an advantage that Democrats have certainly been exploiting.

“Some of the 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls have … been fundraising off of impeachment calls all day, and their fundraising strategy has largely [involved] sending out emails to supporters or running ads on social media platforms asking people to add their names to a petition related to impeachment, which eventually leads to a campaign website asking for donation or donor contact information, which is a common donor list building strategy,” ABC News reported in September.

Including Biden. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced at the time that she’d be moving ahead with impeachment proceedings against the president, Biden’s campaign “sent out an email to supporters, urging them to sign a ‘petition’ if they agree that Congress has ‘no choice but to initiate impeachment’ if Trump doesn’t comply.”

“Though the email doesn’t explicitly ask for a donation, the petition asks for supporters’ contact information and leads to a survey page that asks for donations,” ABC noted.

He’s gone on to repeat the fundraising tactic multiple times.

Meanwhile, several congressional Democrats have outright admitted that their efforts to impeach the president are rooted at least in part in the 2020 election.

I’m concerned that if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected,” Rep. Al Green said to an MSNBC host last May before going on to claim how the president would then use this to argue that he’s been vindicated.

“If we don’t impeach him, he will say he’s been vindicated. He will say the Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the House and didn’t take up impeachment. He will say we have a constitutional duty to do it if it was there and we didn’t. He will say he’s been vindicated.”

Radical socialist Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez offered a similar refrain during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer months later.

At the end of the day, we have to be able to come together as a caucus, and if it is this Ukrainian allegation that is what brings the caucus together, um, then I think we have to run with however we unify the House,” she said in November.

She made it sound as if unity was an “advantage” of House Democrats’ impeachment drive.

“And so while I believe personally that we should be pursuing and investigating quite flagrant abuses of the Emoluments Clause, even reportedly as recently as the suspicious stops at Trump proprieties … in foreign trips, I think that all of this is game for investigation,” she continued.

“We also need to move quite quickly because we’re talking about the potential compromise of the 2020 elections. And so this is not just about something that has occurred; this is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year.”

Her words made it seem as if, though she personally believes the president is guilty of certain high crimes, the overarching purposes of the ongoing impeachment debacle are to unify the Democrat Party and prevent the president’s reelection.

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The tragic irony is that this so-called “advantage” appears to be far more of a disadvantage. Right around the time that House Democrats filed articles of impeachment against the president last month, his polling numbers suddenly spiked.

“President Donald Trump, the first modern president to face impeachment during his first term in the White House, now leads his top Democratic rivals in his bid for a second,” USA Today revealed in a bombshell poll a couple of weeks back.

Meanwhile, his fundraising has been through the roof …

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Vivek Saxena

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