Those who have been reading my posts for a few months know that I have disdained the frequent calls by the liberal left for the impeachment of Trump and have been thankful that Speaker Nancy Pelozi has resisted the idea. When less than half the nation seemed to want impeachment, it was crazy to push the idea especially when we knew how the story would end. The Republican controlled Senate would have given a thumbs down to the House’s decision and Trump would have used it as further proof of his innocence.
To all those who have argued that this is above politics and our national duty to “hold Trump accountable”, I say a Democratic controlled House voting to impeach is not above politics. It is a fat part of it. Here is what is most important: Trump not being reelected. Anything that jeopardizes that goal is a misstep. Talk about historians looking back? If Trump wins there may be a cadre of his propagandists writing that history.
Those who have made it seem a duty to impeach despite the fact the nation is tired of complex investigations with little taste for more of the same, have been silly. The duty of every citizen is to work at removing Trump from office, not going through the show of impeachment.
I was in favor of Pelozi’s approach of House committees continuing to investigate and seeing where they lead. If the calls to impeach faded as the election loomed larger and larger, that was all right with me. Again, winning the election is the goal.
Those months of investigations of the president and the liberal press’ never ending scrutiny, while thrilling many liberals, has worn out most of the rest of us. Like those oft repeated latest developments of that meeting in Trump Tower, with Donald Jr. and some Russians. All things considered, it deserved only a fraction of the attention it got. It really was kind of a “nothing burgher.” But the liberal press kept gnawing on it like a dog in hopes of making that old bone more tasty.
Enter the whistle blower, a real game changer. Suddenly this isn’t tired old stuff, but something new and shocking if the initial picture becomes substantiated. And unlike the clutter of other investigations, this seems understandable by the normal brain. If the seeming information pans out, Trump clearly put his own interests above those of the nation regarding the Ukraine. And has been caught red handed, not just in the eyes of some of us but of a majority.
I believe Trump will not wriggle out of this and a large part of my optimism is that Speaker Pelosi is at the helm of this investigation. Just as she skillfully kept the hot heads at bay when they were not in a good position to impeach, she will flip the switch and go full speed in the opposite direction.
Dear Lord, that is my prayer.