The Strategies of Targeting Trump
We are headed for a train wreck. No one knows for certain which outcome is most likely.
There is no logical Democratic explanation for impeaching Donald Trump. The various factions within the Democratic Party calling for impeachment are united only by their loathing of Donald Trump, the person, and his systematic repeal of the Obama progressive project.
After failing with the voting machine gambit, the Logan Act, the 25th Amendment, the emoluments clause, the McCabe-Rosenstein faux-coup, the Comey memos farce, the “resistance” efforts outlined by the New York Times anonymous op-ed writer, the campaign finance violations accusations, Stormy, tax returns, whistleblowers, leakers, the Mueller 22 months charade, and now impeachment 2.0, what exactly is the point of impeaching Trump just 13 months before the election?
Here are the various rationales behind Trump’s Democratic and leftwing opponents’ latest “whistleblower” hoax. None of these scenarios are mutually exclusive.
The Primal Scream?
There doesn’t have to be a point to impeachment. Democrats loathe Trump. That is enough. ……..
he impeachment “Inquiry” can do as much damage as a formal vote without the downside of endangering Democrats in purple congressional districts, at least for a while. The aim is to create slow-motion, sustained hysteria, …..
What’s the Better Alternative?
Who says the Democrats ever have to vote on going ahead with impeachment or even hold very many hearings? The point is just to drag everything out under the vague premise that some sort of de facto “impeachment is impending” in sword of Damocles fashion…….
Stigma, Stigma, Stigma?
The Democrats think they have learned from the long, drawn-out Mueller soap opera, that now speeding, not meandering, is the real key to destroying Trump. ….. Once Trump is impeached, no one will care whether it was by hook or crook. Instead, all that matters will be that Trump was IMPEACHED! and what is left of his stigmatized presidency won’t be much…..
The Andrew Johnson Route?
True, after the House impeachment, the Democrats are never going to get a two-third conviction vote of the Senate, as required by the Constitution, to depose Trump.
So what is the point of the entire charade? A lot. And given that who really needs a two-thirds, legalistic vote?
All the Democrats require is to get a 51 percent majority vote for their post-constitutional notion of conviction—a tremendous moral and propaganda victory!………
We are headed for a train wreck. No one knows for certain which outcome is most likely. Will Trump be so beaten down by the ordeal that he will say and do things that will add to the momentum to convict him? Will there be such chaos and disruption that Trump “fatigue” will ensue, and he and those who support him will be blamed for the mess? Will the voter go into a fetal position and just scream, “I can’t take this anymore! Make it all just go away!”?
Or more likely will impeachment backfire? Will the jump-the-shark travesty finally confirm that the last three years have been an unhinged, evidence-free Democratic effort to destroy the elected president? Will there be hell to pay for the Democrats for their bias and partisanship that took the country through yet another miasma? They may well earn a Trump landslide and 2020 losses in the Senate and House.
Or will impeachment be instead a big nothing?
Americans are tired of the histrionics of these nonstop beltway melodramas. Impeachment won’t turn off or win over that many voters.
Most Democrats will vote against Trump; most Republicans vote for him. And as always, the swing voters, party moderates, and independents will decide the day, mostly on their perceptions of either economic good times or an unforeseen 2020 recession—or what comes from Michael Horowitz, John Durham, John Huber, and Bill Barr.