Pelosi and Impeachment
Pelosi went public yesterday with a charge that Trump was ‘goading’ the House to Impeach. She looked like she was in the clutches of a mental breakdown, at the limits of psychological exhaustion and in pure political exasperation. She keeps hoping for some kind of uprising in the country against Trump but can see that the issue of Impeachment is not getting any traction whatsoever.
Likely she knows that Trump is in complete control of this situation and knows this Mueller ‘Obstruction’ ploy is a bankrupt electoral issue in the country. That Impeachment would likely cost the Dems the Presidency and the Congress (both Houses) in 2020. She’s got no answers. She knows she’s been outplayed in a political game by someone she had figured as a rank amateur.
The Dems most constructive way forward would be to focus on policy issues in which Trump is vulnerable; health care primarily; but also issues related polarization of wealth, infrastructure investment, regulation of banks and markets, and, presenting a comprehensive plan including trade, tax, credit, public investment and coordination for re-industrializing America (Sanders has come closest to that). But the radical cultural ideologues who are now in control of Democrat political apparatus and key committees, especially the Judiciary, will not let the Mueller Probe go. And every part of their cultural agendas will conspire against rebuilding equitably shared prosperity.
Trump now is simply taunting the House Dems. Instructing Executive Appointees not to testify or respond to subpoenas or requests for documents, citing Privilege. Essentially that leaves them out there in a rage throwing out empty Contempt citations which have no juridical power. They have totally lost the offensive and are parrying Trump’s jabs without any sense presenting a credible case against him.
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sais Mueller is over, finished, finito. The House Dems are in LaLa Land, dreaming in technicolour, of making anything impeachable of this.
Last edited by coldstream; May 8th, 2019 at 12:41 PM..