If they had any sense of shame or regret, Democrats would have admitted their defeat the very day that Robert Mueller filed his report with Congress. Rep. Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Nancy Pelosi should have come before the American people, hats in hand, to apologize for furthering a hoax that was, as President Trump put it, complete and total bulls**t.
Instead, they doubled down. They insisted that Trump was guilty of obstructing an illegitimate investigation into his non-existent illegal activities. But even that weak approach lost its steam on the day Mueller came to testify in front of the House.
But don’t worry; it took Democrats all of a month to find another avenue of hoaxery to pursue. Collaborating with an Obama holdover inside the National Security Council, Adam Schiff and his House Intelligence Committee concocted the sequel to the Russia Hoax: The Great, Impeachable Ukraine Phone Call.
Like most sequels, this one was quite a bit weaker than the original. Instead of allegations that had Trump colluding with Vladimir Putin to cheat his way to the White House, Democrats came up with the theory that Trump had pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. America immediately fetched a big, fat yawn, but Democrats – with no sense of when to quit – pushed forward and impeached Trump anyway.
We now know how that ill-advised strategy turned out. Surely, with the embarrassment of acquittal in the rearview mirror, Democrats will stop trying to push Trump out of office and focus on more important thi—
From The Hill:
While House Democrats have already used the strongest weapon in their arsenal to check a president’s conduct, they say there is nothing in the Constitution to stop them from impeaching again if the president’s behavior is serious enough to warrant such a response.
“Any future prospects for impeachment will depend on a mixture of the gravity of the offense and then the imminent danger to democracy and the election,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) said. “If the president insists upon violating the Constitution to try to fix this election, he is going to find he’s met his match in the House of Representatives. We’re not gonna put up with that.”
Embarking on a second impeachment effort would not only be unprecedented; it also would undoubtedly invite fierce political blowback.
Oh. You mean like the first impeachment effort, which ended with Trump’s approval rating hitting an all-time high? What is there to make us believe that Democrats are even capable of learning their lesson?
We usually talk about Trump Derangement Syndrome in terms of a personal disease, but it’s clear that it has infected the Democratic Party as a whole. Nothing they do makes any sense whatsoever anymore. They are blundering around, still baffled at how they lost the 2016 election. They’re unfit to govern, even as a minority party.
If there were a constitutional mechanism through which Trump could just send them all home, our country would be better off.