“We’ve got to get off this “quid pro quo thing” and compare Trump to a mob boss”
Democrats have a tricky new scheme afoot in their effort to overturn the 2016 election that so enraged them. The latest twist is to alter language, replacing words they regard as too esoteric for their minions, as they launch a baseless impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Jim Himes, a leftist congressman you’ve likely never heard of, shamelessly tells “Meet the Press” host, Chuck Todd, that Latin isn’t the way to generate support from the hoi polloi base of commoners that put elitists like him in office. They are dumping the term “quid pro quo” in favor of “extortion and bribery” which resonates with the low information Dem base who still watch reruns of “The Godfather.”
Himes is a gun confiscator, pro-abortion and open border, earning him an “F” rating from Conservative Review. He serves with Sen. Richard Blumenthal who deceitfully attempted to pass himself off as a combat veteran and was still elected by the reliable leftists in Connecticut.
This is the loaded question put to Himes* by network interviewer Todd, and Himes’ response:
CHUCK TODD: Do you feel as if that word (quid pro quo) does not penetrate the seriousness with what happened?
REP. JIM HIMES: Well I have two problems with quid pro quo. Number one, when you’re trying to persuade the American people of something that is really pretty simple, which is that the President acted criminally and extorted in the way a mob boss would extort somebody, a vulnerable foreign country, it’s probably best not to use Latin words to explain it. But the other thing I object to is that this is where the Republicans went. Extortion doesn’t require a “you give me this, and I’ll give you that” kind of quid pro quo. It simply requires using your muscle to get something that you don’t have a right to. So look, and by the way, of course the crowning absurdity here is now they’re all pretty much admitting because Ambassador Sondland has refreshed his recollection, they’re all basically admitting there was a quid pro quo. But gosh it wasn’t that bad, it was exactly the same thing as Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton. So look we gotta get off this quid pro quo thing because it’s complicated, they’ve already attested to the fact that it occurred and what we’re dealing with here is corruption, abuse of power in a way that damaged American national security.
On his own Twitter page, Himes goes full-fledge urbane, describing himself with pretentious, Viking-like mead making imagery and referring to himself as an “apiarist,” rather than a beekeeper:
“Connecticut Congressman. Reader. Runner. Swimmer. Apiarist. And I make maple syrup. And mead.”
Rep. Himes is one heck of an impressive guy! He reads, swims and makes his own honey-based joy juice, all while contorting language in an effort to bring down the President of the United States. But Himes remains compliant. This language shift is the latest scheme the Dems are employing in unison. They are willing marionettes, with Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff pulling the strings.
*H/T Real Clear Politics