While watching the professors giving their opinions before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 the film Forrest Gump came to my mind. The one phrase used by Forrest (played by Tom Hanks) several times in the film is “stupid is as stupid does.”
“Stupid is as stupid does” implies that a person should be judged by his actions, not their appearance. But in the case of Democrats stupid is a word that cuts both ways.
The Democrats want to project the appearance that they are protecting our Constitutional Republican form of government that established three co-equal branches of the federal government. While at the same time their actions are undermining our Constitutional Republican form of government. Democrats are using their House majority in the Congress to undermine the will of the voters while shredding the due process rights of the President of the United States.
The House Democrats have gone all in to try to overturn the will of the people who elected Donald J. Trump. The House Democrats have used tactics that give hearsay greater weight than facts, present witnesses who have little or no first hand knowledge of events that led to the impeachment “inquiry” and have now called four professors to give their opinions on Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution which reads:
“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
What House Democrats don’t want to discuss are those high crimes an misdemeanors committed by their fellow Democrats including but not limited to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State John Kerry, former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Beth Baumann in a Townhall.com column titled “Impeachment Hearings Are Clearly a Doozy When Even the Chairman Fails to Stay Awake” writes:
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) – now the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee – spent the last two-and-a-half years telling us that President Trump deserved to be impeached for colluding with Russia. The Democrats got their way and had Robert Mueller – the guy who was supposed to deliver the “smoking gun” – as their special counsel. After spending a buttload of money and issuing hundreds of subpoenas, Mueller found that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.
Instead of letting things go, what do the Democrats do? They double down. They seize onto Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying he threatened to withhold military aid unless Zelensky investigated former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. While the veep was handling international relations with Ukraine on behalf of the Obama administration, Hunter was being paid $50,000 a month by corrupt Ukrainian gas company Burisma. The real kicker: Hunter had no natural energy experience.
Stupid is as stupid does!
Bauman goes on to note:
Wednesday’s impeachment “hearing” was another bogus sham. It included four impeachment “experts.” Three out of four were Democratic shills. But the real kicker: the chairman overseeing the hearing, Jerry Nadler (D-NJ) was caught dozing off.
OOPS: Sleepy Jerry Nadler got caught dozing off as he chaired House Democrats' #ImpeachmentHearing.😴💤
Sound on! 🔊🔊 pic.twitter.com/wvz9DhCuQC
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 4, 2019
Stupid is as stupid does.
Exhibit A: When Professors look stupid
Matt Vespa in a Townhall.com article titled “Law Professor’s Remarks Only Further Exposed the Democrats’ Trump Impeachment Push as a Clown Show” writes:
So, here was have three supposed constitutional law experts, who are really just anti-Trump clowns, giving their testimony on how this whole nothingburger allegation is really just as serious as the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby. In fact, this may be the crime of the century, even more, serious that when O.J. Simpson allegedly quasi-decapitated his ex-wife in 1994. I mean this isn’t Watergate. This isn’t even impeachable. There was no quid pro quo. There was no bribery. It’s just Democrats and their allies being totally and utterly insane. Take one of their law experts yesterday, Noah Feldman, who looks like actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who said that if we don’t impeach Trump, then we’re no longer living in a democracy. Yeah, this is the type of silliness that’s going to cost Democrats the 2020 election. No one believes that for a second. Also, we’re not a democracy; we have a republic. And as Ed noted, we have term-limits and elections. Again, Democrats have no grasp of history, which is why it’s always amusing when they have their so-called constitutional experts try and lecture us about our nation’s history, which deep down they hate. It’s almost always wrong, and here you have Exhibit A.
Constitutional scholar Noah Feldman: "If we cannot impeach a president who abuses his office for personal advantage, we no longer live in a democracy—we live in a monarchy, or we live under a dictatorship." https://t.co/T7ONhXv599 #ImpeachmentHearings pic.twitter.com/bu9dGqsuvp
— ABC News (@ABC) December 4, 2019
Stupid is as stupid does.
According to Eotvos Lorand University psychologists Balazs Aczel, Bence Palfi and Zoltan Kekecs there are three categories of stupid:
- Confident ignorance – when a person’s self-perceived ability to do something far outweighs that person’s actual ability to do it, and it’s associated with the highest level of stupidity.
- He couldn’t help himself/herself – when someone does something because they have, on some level, lost their ability to do otherwise.
- Absentmindedness/lack of practicality. – an either/or scenario, in which someone does something that’s clearly irrational, but for a reason that could be one of two things: they either weren’t paying attention or simply weren’t aware of something.
I contend that those Democrats who support the impeachment inquiry fit all of the above kinds of stupid.
As Mark Twain said, “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
Some Democrats appear to have a lot of experience with stupid.
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