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Impeachment Tuesday: Have Right and Wrong “Departed?”


On the eve of Impeachment Tuesday in the Senate, I am acutely aware of how strong the positions of people on opposite sides of this historic event are. Both believe they are right and the other side is wrong.

When it comes to the really big truths in life, I’ve never been a fan of bet-hedging or the notion that “The truth is somewhere in the middle.” There are facts and there are what you think and feel about them. Some often confuse the two.  But with so much outright propaganda in politics today, how does one determine the facts?

The dilemma reminds me of the 2006 film, “The Departed” with Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg.

It’s a clever concept and an intricate story about a mob-connected man (Damon) who becomes a Boston cop to infiltrate the police, while an honest Boston cop with a shady past (DiCaprio) goes undercover to infiltrate the Irish mob.

It’s sort of a role reversal story but the main characters don’t know they are walking in each others’ shoes until later in the film.

When the two men finally come face to face and one captures the other, both beg a well-meaning cop to shoot the other because “He’s the bad guy.”  Since the cop doesn’t have enough information, he does the cautious thing by doing nothing.

The scene is a vivid portrayal of what happens when good is portrayed as evil and evil is portrayed as good. With enough confusion, the average citizen washes his hands of the entire situation and goes to a movie—-maybe even “The Departed” where they know it’s only a movie.

In the case of Donald Trump, the Democrats don’t believe we should consider that the same players have made numerous accusations, all of which have proven to be false—many by the Special Counsel and his team. No matter how many more false accusations they make, they are never held accountable, nor do they ever concede anything. They simply pivot to even more outlandish accusations believing they’ll never be held accountable for those either.  Their motives and misdeeds are regularly revealed to the public but of course, they simply beg us to believe that their opponents (Donald Trump and anyone who supports him and his policies) are the bad guys.

The American People will be the jury come Impeachment Tuesday. They will watch the ever-virulent Democrats try to remove a stunningly successful (even by what used to be their own standards) President, on false accusations which even if true, are not crimes. Yet, the propaganda media has managed to convince a certain segment of the population that prosperity and success is dangerous and failure is infinitely preferable.

While acquittal is the likely outcome in this exercise and Democrats have known that from the start, what is most fascinating is that they think the wholly partisan smearing of Donald Trump as an “Impeached President” will help them in November. Others, like my friend Dr. Gerard Lameiro, think it’s exactly the opposite. They say the longer Democrats keep impeachment in the foreground, the more Republicans will win. I tend to agree. So Lindsay Graham, “Cool it!”

This Tuesday, as will be the case on the first Tuesday in November, the direction we decide to go as a country won’t be just a day at the movies. We will choose between right and wrong, Big government vs. restrained government, and Capitalism vs. Communism.

With issues as big as these, it’s time to know where we stand. The best answer is not “somewhere in the middle.”

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Karen Kataline

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio. She has an active blog and her Op Eds can be seen online at Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, FrontPage Mag, and The American Thinker. She is the author of an award-winning memoir, FATLASH! Food Police & the Fear of Thin, a personal account and analysis of her experience with child beauty pageants & food restriction.

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  1. An excellent read !! And so well timed. If we build a fortress around our own opinion we’ll cut off our supply of learning….Our personal relationships require give and take (compromise) to succeed….and it is the same with a government that we treasure. Keeping in mind,… ONLY one man has ever walked on water…

    It’s not ‘just’ Trump that’s being impeached, it is each and every voter that supported him in 2016. Know that it’s ok to stand your ground (w/ facts, grace & proud), those in the middle stand for nothing…

    A Nation in prayer will be heard….HE promises.

  2. The Truth is actually very simple – our lack of understanding notwithstanding. In ancient times it is said North American natives explained the mineral quartz as water frozen so hard it could never melt again. The evidence of such a hypothesis was there – it looked like ice but it did not melt.

    Wisdom is the key to the Truth. All Truth comes down to this one simple explanation (despite arguments that the Truth isn’t always clear); there are an infinite number of answers to the equation 1+1=? but, only one of them is correct.

    The Truth needs nothing to be the Truth – not even human reasoning – and lies only exist in the human mind. Nor can you tell a lie except that there is some truth to tell it about.

    Jesus Christ said, “I AM the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life…” Do we think He was lying?

  3. A historical comparison on how the Democrats treated Martin Luther King, and how they are treating President Trump.

    The FBI Director openly and publicly had vendetta against him.
    The DC swamp, Dept of Justice leadership and the AG conspired to entrap him.
    Fake Stories were planted and ran about him.
    They bugged his locations.
    State Democrats did everything in their power to bring him down even criminally charge him.
    They planted spies in his group.
    They used fake evidence to justify spying on him.
    He angered most of the Democrats in Congress with the truth of their deeds and lack of corrective actions.
    His Civil Rights were violated repeatedly by those in power.
    He was titled a notorious liar by the DC / FBI leadership, the media and others.
    They told us that he was a communist agent working for Moscow and backed by communist front organizations.
    They blamed him for riots and protests that their voters caused.
    The media and the Democrats went after his family and friends.
    They falsely labeled him names, and accused him of things he never had done or could have been there to do.
    The CIA also helped out also and attempted to falsely tie him to Russia.
    They used secret witnesses against him.
    They repeatedly threaten his life.

    So it seems little has changed in 50+ years in the Democrat Party.
    Because it is clear, Martin Luther King jr. and Donald Trump both had problems the Democrat Party and Leadership. Because they both shook the Rotten Democrat Apple Tree and exposed it for what it is.

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