Impeachment wrap — no bang for the buck

We are experiencing an impeachment attempt led by the ethically challenged.

Jack Engelhard, | updated: 21:34

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The people of Sodom knew how to work the system. If it was illegal to steal 10 pounds of sugar, they stole nine, and being merely unethical, they escaped prosecution.

But they were still sneaks, and G-d doesn’t like sneaks, so he destroyed them.

Which is not to say that this is where we are headed in the United States, but sometimes it sure feels that way…especially to viewers of the impeachment train driving us over a cliff.

Watching Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler…their long faces these days spell buyer’s remorse. They can’t wait to wrap it up and forget they started the whole thing. It was a big mistake. No bang for the buck. AOC will have to answer for this. But it is for us to wonder how we elect such bush-leaguers in the first place, people so shady
It’s like we’re living in a country where C-minus is the best we can expect on the ethics scale, from anybody, but mainly from our political leaders and their kids. 
and ethically challenged.  

It’s like we’re living in a country where C-minus is the best we can expect on the ethics scale, from anybody, but mainly from our political leaders and their kids. 

I leave a restaurant where the sign from the Board of Health says – “Satisfactory.” That’s it? Shades of Hunter Biden.

Young Biden, we are told, did nothing illegal. Yes, he got rich through his father’s post as vice president, but, the savants in the media tell us, he broke no laws…therefore, satisfactory.

But was he unethical? Well that is only in the eyes of the beholder, so it’s “catch me if you can,” as we wrote here in, “We don’t mind corrupt politicians, if they are one of us.” 

Yes, C-minus will do. Even if Joe was part of his son’s corruption, so what? He is still fit to run for president, and don’t you dare ask him to explain. He gets testy.

To be or not to be unethical is a question we have to answer for ourselves, whether we want a country that is only marginally decent, instead of wholly upright.

I used to think upright was the American way. 

To some, sneakiness is just dandy. In this great American novel, we have this exchange – Lou: “I’m as ethical as the next man.” Eli: “That’s what worries me.”

But James Comey is as (dubiously) ethical as the next man, and he has no worries. He knows how to beat the ethics index.

He ran straight to twitter to crow how Monday’s Horowitz Report absolved him. No, it didn’t. It merely did not name him as sleazy, out of politeness.

On it goes, however. The crafty find ways to beat the system, and it’s like driving your car through one yellow light after another.

You did not really run a red light. You did not really do anything wrong, officer. Almost. But not quite.  

Hillary Clinton, therefore, only jaywalked.

For here too we meet Comey, and at that point he was still head of the FBI, and examining the crimes of Hillary Clinton.

Crimes? What crimes?

Yes, she did destroy 33,000 emails that were under subpoena, and she was found to be careless with her server (and maybe with her husband, too,) but so what’s the big deal?

Big enough for citizens without pull to be jailed or hounded for less, like Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, and particularly shoppers at Walmart.

So Comey could find not enough evidence to lock her up. But it was a close call, and amazing, isn’t it, how the close calls always work in their favor, the sneaks.

They may be rotten, but not rotten to the core. See the difference?

Now we read that if Hillary decides to run again…survey says she would zoom to the top of the field. Millions would vote for her, crooked as she may be, but within the speed limit.

If that’s the pattern for America, I’d start ducking from the fire and brimstone.

New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.

He wrote the worldwide book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal,” and the authoritative newsroom epic, “The Bathsheba Deadline,” followed by his coming-of-age classics, “The Girls of Cincinnati,” and, the Holocaust-to-Montreal memoir, “Escape from Mount Moriah,” for which contemporaries have hailed him “The last Hemingway, a writer without peer, and the conscience of us all.” Website: www.jackengelhard.com




 




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