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“Democracy is a great concept. It’s human intervention that causes the problems. -Me
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See that signpost up ahead? That’s our next stop… the Twilight Zone.
For nearly the last year I have been predicting (which is pretty easy considering Trump’s record) that the worst is yet to come for this country the closer we get to the election and Trump feels the increasing pressure. The recent “crisis” with the “Whistleblower” scandal is just a single form of what’s coming down the pike, thanks to Trump. But this incident seems to be spawning great outrage among the Dems.. and the usual response from the Congressional GOP equivalent to shrugging it all off, and blaming Obama, the Clintons, and those damn emails.
But the one thing Trumpians love is playing the role of being victims of the grand Liberal conspiracy to rid the country of the Constitution; Trump fear-mongering working very well these days. Given there are lots of Dem candidates all spewing some form of election rhetoric, Trumpians can easily target anything they say as somehow being the official platform of the Democratic Party in the next election. Beto’s last shout out regarding the complete restriction on all assault-style rifles tends to provide all the “ammo” Trumpians need to carry their fear forward. But this is all how politics works. In the end it’s all strategy at the expense of feeding garbage to the public in order for the gullible to be convinced that their world will end if the favored person isn’t elected. And there are a LOT of gullible people in any nation’s electorate. Most people want to be led in order that their status quo doesn’t change.. or for change that favors improving their own lives from some misery they are perceiving they are currently experiencing.
But when we look at the election possibilities if the Dems go ahead with impeachment the big one is that the House Dems clamoring to impeach will further galvanize Trump’s base toward his support. From my (limited) vantage point Trump’s base has been mindlessly galvanized toward him all along. It’s what Trump himself said.. he could walk outside and shoot someone and his supporters wouldn’t care. So.. seems the further “victimization” of Trump is not likely to do much more galvanizing of anything already galvanized. What’s left is the GOP Senate, which we all know will not allow impeachment… because they are all turncoat lemmings (who bad-mouthed Trump the candidate in 2016) looking to somehow get re-elected along with Trump.
So.. what’s there to gain if the House pushes forward an impeachment process knowing full well it will not pass the Senate? Everyone has an opinion on that. In my case… the Constitution provides Congress’s role as oversight regarding the performance of the president. The process starts in the House. It is their job to do their job regardless of the outcome of a “win” or not. Sometimes just doing one’s job when it’s not overly popular is the nature of the job. If the House begins the process… let the Senate rise or fall on their own politics, and let the public decide if they want to re-elect any of those people that voted against impeachment. In other words, get it on record how each senator voted.
What about the idea that a House impeachment process will favor a Trump re-election? His base is there already, never to waver no matter what he does. The crazy part of that is his base is all about “preserving” some interpretation of the Second Amendment, Roe v. Wade, immigration, and some subtle preservation of a white-dominated America. Yes, I would anticipate an increase in Trumpian rhetoric as we get closer to the election about being victims of some Liberal “takeover” of the country. In fact, it’s far less about a Liberal takeover and far more about getting rid of Trump.
I’m reminded of a couple lines from The American President…
Lewis Rothschild : , Mr. President, in the absence of genuine leadership, the people will listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.
President Andrew Shepherd : Lewis, we’ve had presidents who were beloved, who couldn’t find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don’t drink the sand because they’re thirsty. They drink the sand because they don’t know the difference.
It doesn’t matter in the least… but I say the House should start the process and let the voters keep track of those who voted against it. What about Pence? I’m sure we can deal with him for a year.
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