Ah, I see you are posting from an alternate universe where the Democrats controlled the Senate in the late '90s, rather the 55-45 majority Republicans had in the real universe.
Hey, you're right, Republicans did control the Senate. I stand corrected. See how easy that was, and no one died!
The merits of Clinton's impeachment were still BS since Fatso Gingrich and Henry Hyde were banging their girlfriends behind their wives backs.
That said, despite the acquittal, Republicans still won by using a seldom used political weapon to permanently stain Clinton's presidency and cement in the public's mind (with the help of Fox News) that all these blatant political shenanigans were normal -- something you've obviously swallowed hook line and sinker (no offense).
"You're missing what this thread is about and what Mike Lofgren is getting at."
What does that have to do with impeachment? You haven't articulated how half-assed impeachment will successfully even raise awareness about, much less stop, the problem you're referencing. You're basically giving ammunition to those who say "both sides are the same" when you urge Democrats to behave the same way you perceived Republicans acting.
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So you're saying if Democrats behave ethically, you'll vote for them over Trump? I don't believe you.
Again, you're not understanding all this.
The "both sides are the same" is one of the two problems clearly explained in the article at the top of the thread.
Both parties suck, but for different reasons.
-- Republicans are benefiting from breaking America's political process. The result is nothing gets done despite bipartisan consensus from the American public on the specific issues. Yet Republicans win elections. (Lofgren calls Republicans "crazy")
-- Democrats don't have an answer to Republican obstruction because of timidity, despite being right on the issues. Democrats keep losing elections despite winning a majority of votes. (Lofgren call Democrats "useless")
I don't want Democrats to continuously loot the U.S. Treasury like Republicans do ... I want Democrats to not be afraid to exercise power in standing up to Republicans so there's spending on things America needs; infrastructure, education, healthcare, etc. -- you know, I'm an American and my community can use nice things, like roads without pot-holes, along with my retirement not being stolen right before I need it.
Democrats impeaching Trump won't sway you, but it will sway knowledge deficit voters (both in the short term and long term) that Trump is a traitor (which is only the truth). With that attention, Democrats can easily pivot to issues that matter most to voters -- them being economically squeezed by Trump's BS trade and fiscal policies.