• Many Americans to Pols: Drop Impeachment Obsession, Get Busy with What Really Matters

    Surge Summary: While Democrats fixate on impeaching Donald Trump, there is much important business being neglected in the nation’s capital. Indicators are the American people are not pleased with this. Dems have reason to be nervous about that.

    by Gary Bauer

    As Nancy Pelosi’s impeachmentpolooza drags on, there are rumors that members of Congress are getting an earful from their constituents.  Polling indicates that independent voters are increasingly frustrated by the left’s obsession with removing Donald Trump.

    One recent poll found that impeachment ranked last among a list of 11 priorities for independent voters.  And by a whopping 40-point margin independent voters said that “Impeachment is more important to politicians than it is to me.”

    They want to see results on issues that matter to them.  Instead, all they are getting from Democrats and their media allies is “resistance.”

    As we noted last week, the president wants a full trial in the Senate, and that makes perfect sense.  Any innocent man, falsely accused of a crime, wants his day in court to clear his name.

    But at the end of the day, what the president said on the phone to the leader of Ukraine doesn’t affect our lives.  Whether foreign leaders stay at the Trump Hotel doesn’t make our lives any better or worse.

    There are things that Washington does with respect to economic policy and foreign policy that do matter.  For example, President Trump negotiated a major trade deal with Canada and Mexico.  It has the potential to create more than 170,000 new jobs.

    And it has been pending in Congress for some time.  But Speaker Pelosi said last week that the House probably won’t vote on it this year.

    Here’s something else that really matters.  This weekend, we learned that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized yet again.  It was another reminder that she is 86 years-old and has been treated at least three times for cancer.

    President Trump has made two Supreme Court appointments.  As you know, Justice Gorsuch replaced a conservative, Antonin Scalia.  Justice Kavanaugh replaced Anthony Kennedy, a moderate.  So, President Trump has slightly improved the court, and prevented it from becoming massively worse by defeating Hillary Clinton.

    The odds are overwhelming that in the next four or five years there will be at least one more Supreme Court vacancy, as Ginsburg is 86 and Justice Breyer 81.  Next year, Justice Clarence Thomas will turn 72.

    Whether its Trump or one of his Democrat opponents who makes those appointments, they will determine whether you can own a firearm for self-defense, whether we can build a wall to end illegal immigration, whether innocent unborn children will have any legal protections at all, and whether your pastor, priest or rabbi will be able to teach what the Bible tells them without penalty from the government.

    Originally posted here.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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