Ukrainegate/impeachment points of view
Moon of Alabama writes: The Democrats' Impeachment Attempt Against Trump Is A Huge Mistake
Is it? Is it really? Let's see his reasoning.
After two years of falsely accusing Trump of having colluded with Russia they now allege that he colludes with Ukraine. That will make it much more difficult for the Democrats to hide the dirty hands they had in creating Russiagate. Their currently preferred candidate Joe Biden will get damaged
I agree that it will be a) much more difficult for the Democratic establishment to hide the dirty hands they had in creating Russiagate, and b) currently preferred centrist candidate Joe Biden will get damaged.
To which I say: Thank Fucking Gawd!
You are saying this will help discredit the corrupt, neoliberal, warmongering centrists that have been destroying the Democratic Party?
Excuse me while I shed a tear from my only good eye.
It will help Trump to win his reelection.
You mean this whole political circus will undermine the campaign of what has to be the weakest possible candidate the Democrats could put up against him, and thus ensuring that Trump will be facing a better, more populist candidate?
And I'm supposed to believe that this is good news for Trump?
Excuse me for not seeing it that way.
The Democrats are giving Trump the best campaign aid he could have wished for. Trump will again present himself as the victim of a witch hunt. He will again argue that he is the only one on the side of the people. That he alone stands with them against the bad politicians in Washington DC. Millions will believe him and support him on this. It will motivate them to vote for him.
This is indeed possible, but predictions are an art, not a science.
MoA may be certain what the future will bring, but I think that he's making a mistake.
Just look at the history of impeachments.
Every single time Congress moved to impeach, the outcome was different than what the general consensus thought at the beginning.
Also, only with Clinton did the impeachment help the president's popularity. It's an exception to the rule.
The Clinton investigation was taking a messy situation and various baseless rumors and seeing if someone/anyone had committed a crime. It was a fishing expedition by definition. Eventually all they got was lying about blowjobs.
That's why the Clinton impeachment didn't hurt the Dems.
That's nothing like the situation today.
What we have today is known dirty politics, and the only question was if laws were broken in the process.
The investigation is already justified, unlike Whitewater.
That's why the impeachment investigation will not do Trump any favors.
The Trump Administration is deeply and openly corrupt.
Unless the Dems blow it, which is always a possibility.
We don't know what the hearings will turn up.
MoA could be totally correct. Or not.