I was going to write today about how House Democrats are handling the impeachment question. But the truth is, it's largely irrelevant. As long as Republicans are united in opposition, President Donald Trump will stay in office.
Damn. This is precisely what I was trying to say earlier today:
I've said it once and I'll say it again. Nothing will ever happen to Trump unless the Republicans stand up and refuse to ignore what he's doing, a lot of it in plain sight.Here's why the Democrats are losing, trying to hold Trump accountable - Trump actually believes that whatever he does CANNOT be against the law because of his reasons for having done whatever he did. It's not the "what" with Trump, it's the "why". Those trying to stop him need to sick with the "what", meaning the law itself.
Democrats don't have enough power but to keep shining light into the darkness until the carnage finally shocks the right's dismissive perceptions of this President into affirmative action against him.
Dems can't win that fight alone. Trump has so poisoned his adherents that any reasonable view of Democrats simply trying to uphold laws has morphed them into rabid revenge seekers wanting vengeance because they lack complete political control or more basely the Dems are envious of Trump. Trump makes every criticism of himself, his business practices, or his governance about politics even when most criticisms are based on the incorrectness or possible illegality of what Trump himself has actually done or decided.
So the Democrats have to stop criticizing each other for so far failing to stop Trump, and start sticking to the black letter lines of the law itself, and start getting Republicans on the record as to which side they stand. In other words, make every elected Republican answer yes or no to questions of legalities instead:
Do you think any American president should invite a foreign government to engage into a US presidential election?
Yes or no, no qualifications, yes or no. The Democrats only need to draw lines of distinction that demark what is acceptable, legal conduct from a President and stop mentioning Trump by name. Then after all or most of them say yes, use the House committees to show that Trump indeed acted on the wrong side of that line. Now do the same thing with every action/decision, leaving the criticism being of the act instead of the motives of the ones asking the question.
Take the politics out of the argument. We're claiming a President shouldn't do the things that Trump does so let's continue to ask every critical question from the standpoint of "Should an American President do this(?)", not just Trump.