It may have caught you by surprise to hear the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and Adam Schiff, who has always been the guy screaming that the House needed to really go after and investigate Donald Trump for everything from how many Big Mac’s he eats to the way he ties his shoes. But in the end, the two of them agree on one thing.
Donald Trump probably shouldn’t be impeached.
Well, let’s rephrase that. Donald Trump shouldn’t be impeached unless there is overwhelming evidence and bi-partisan support to do so.
The reason is simple. America is not hungry for impeachment. And while a good number of the newly elected Democrats in the House campaigned on impeaching Trump, there just isn’t the support in the Senate to convict him if he were to be impeached. And without a conviction, you end up with a big empty show. And then the public turns against you. Bill Clinton was never as popular as he was after impeachment.
While that may not sit well with Maxine Waters, it’s interesting to see that Pelosi and Schiff have come to terms with it. I don’t think there’ll be any “overwhelming evidence” on Trump, and they will probably concentrate on beating him at the ballot box in 2020. Should that not work, my hunch is all bets would be off, especially if the GOP were to lose the Senate, and the Dem’s were to pick up more seats in the House.
I know there are several of the national talk show hosts out there that feel this is just the calm before the storm. The Democrats are realizing they don’t have anybody to really beat Trump in 2020, and so they’ll let him get re-elected, then spring something on him. I really don’t agree with that assumption. My feeling is that Trump will be Trump. Yes, he’s the odds on favorite to win re-election right now, especially if he can avoid any sort of recession between now and November of 2020. And judging by the list of candidates that have either declared or are thinking of declaring on the Democrats’ side, they really don’t have a very deep bench at this point.
So, if you take the issue of impeachment off the table, what’s left for the left to talk about? They are weak on immigration reform, they are terribly weak on defense. They are non-existent on budget and federal debt. They don’t have any ideas at all on international trade. They are hung up on climate change, which as you read in this space earlier this past week, is losing all sorts of steam rapidly. And the abortion issue is to the point where pro-life is beating pro-choice, especially after all of the bills dealing with post-birth abortion (called infanticide). That has most people in the middle terribly upset.
Now, add to the fact that Pelosi and Schumer have a lot of socialists within their midst that they have to deal with and can’t upset the mainstream Democrats of their party, and Donald Trump all of sudden doesn’t look like the biggest problem the left has right now.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!