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Sunday, June 09, 2019

Impeaching Trump is the hard, responsible thing to do for the long-term health of the country. Impeaching the president is about trying to insist that at least one institution in government was willing to hold a venal, self-dealing, openly corrupt would-be dictator accountable. Unfortunately, the only institution left is the Democratic House. It's about making clear that someone tried to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, doing everything they could in the face of a corrupted Republican Party and its propaganda allies in the conservative infotainment complex.

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By contrast, impeachment's opponents are making suspect claims about the electoral impacts of holding the president fully accountable, in the service of short-term gain in a single election. As support for impeachment is not only rising with the Democratic base but doubling with independents., it is becoming harder and harder to make even that argument. But regardless, refusing to take a stand for public decency and rule of law just to gain a potentially minor, ephemeral advantage in a single election cycle isn't wise. It's lazy. That's the shortcut.

Trump is not a one-off phenomenon. He isn't a black swan. He is a symptom of what has become of the Republican Party. He is not the disease, and the GOP will never go back to "normal." There will be more Trumps in the future. One of them may even become president again. And Trump is deeply unpopular. If Democrats in the House lay down and refuse to take even the first step to hold him accountable, then no one like him in the future will ever be.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-06-09 11:43 PM | Reply

LOL ....

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-10 12:03 AM | Reply

The language in these articles is becoming more toxic and hysterical by the day.

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-06-10 12:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The language in these articles is becoming more toxic and hysterical by the day.

By logical inference ...

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-06-10 01:03 AM | Reply

Then, what do you do when the Senate votes not to convict? Because that's whats going to happen if you impeach. What are you liberals going to do then? I hope you do. It will ensure Trump stays in power

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2019-06-10 12:55 PM | Reply

And just because you have what you think is "evidence" is proof, keep in mind, we had Clinton's --- that dribbled out of Monica's mouth onto her dress and we couldnt get a conviction.

This will be seen as strictly partisan and will look bad on the Democrats and will cause them to lose in 2020.

Whatever.

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2019-06-10 12:58 PM | Reply

Major B posting his fantasies in public again.... in detail.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2019-06-10 01:23 PM | Reply

All hyperventilating by Atkins that the GOP is the most evil organization ever aside, he isn't wrong on one key point, after stripping all the hyper-partisan BS aside:

"[U]ltimately it's not even about partisanship. It's about laying a marker–not only on behalf of accountability, but on behalf of history. It's about making clear that someone tried to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law".

If they don't try to impeach Trump for Obstruction of Justice, this House Majority will go down in history as one of the weakest House Majorities ever and the voters will ultimately punish the Democrats for it.

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-10 01:24 PM | Reply

And Trump is deeply unpopular.
#1 | Posted by tonyroma

Maybe among Ds, but Rs think he's god. Any R Senator who voted to convict would get primaried or impeached himself. They all know it. And it takes a 2/3 majority to convict and remove from office. Pigs will fly before that happens. The only thing impeachment would do is lock in Orange Agent's support among Rs and probably get him reelected in 2020.

Even if it succeeded all impeachment would do is get you President Pence. Would that be better?

#9 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2019-06-10 02:09 PM | Reply

Now impeachment ain't easy but it's necessary
So Nadler's chasin' Trump like Tom chased Jerry

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-06-11 06:46 PM | Reply

I look to the historical repercussions of not impeaching Reagan, Bush 1 and Bush 2. The repercussions are Trump believing he can do anything he wants with impunity. Democracy can't continue to function without checks and balances. The right thing to do is to impeach any President who obstructs Justice, who orders his people to disobey subpoenas, the rule of law must be the preeminant consideration. To think otherwise is to invite Fascism to America. We cannot have a President who is immune to checks and balances. Trump thinks he is, he needs to learn that he is not.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-06-12 08:37 AM | Reply

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