The Dems Are Suckers If They Try To Impeach Trump
By David Grace (www.DavidGraceAuthor.com)
Going Off Course
The matador waves his red cape and the maddened bull charges, only to discover that it’s a fake-out and the matador has played him for a sucker.
You’re creeping up on a brace of ducks and just as you’re about to raise your gun, your retriever’s ears prick up, he barks “Squirrel!” in dog speak, and races off noisily through the brush.
Just a few days ago the Dems were collecting money, honing their field, and test-marketing the arguments they’ll use to try to kick That Guy out of the White House and into a post-election indictment from their new and improved Justice Department.
That Guy was acting crazier and crazier. It was looking good for the Dems’ chances in November, 2020.
But then they let Mr. Ego goad them into doing something really stupid.
The Dems hate, really hate, Mr. Ego. They react to every new, outrageous Executive Order and unbelievably blatant lie like a jolt of acid shot directly into their veins.
Recognizing the many detriments to attempting to impeach That Guy, until now Nancy Pelosi has been able to put the kibosh on her members’ demands that the monster must be driven from the village.
But now He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s latest nonsense with trying to entice the Ukraine government into investigating Joe Biden’s son appears to have become a provocation too far, and it looks like the Dems are going to try to impeach the Megalomaniac In Chief.
As one, they’ve jumped up and shouted “Squirrel!” at exactly the wrong moment.
They’re like the guy who’s got the hot girl from the end of the bar back to his apartment, convinced that he’s going to get really, really lucky. Little does he know that it’s all going to turn to shit.
Like the hapless Lothario, the thought that they’re finally going to able to get the courts to enforce their subpoenas has the Dems in a state of escalating euphoria, but it’s not going to end the way they think.
Everyone Knows That There Is No Chance The Senate Will Remove Trump
Firstly, the Dems absolutely know that there is zero, ZERO, chance of the Senate removing Mr. Ego from office, so they’re not actually going to be able to get rid of him.
The problem for them is that EVERYONE knows that there is a zero chance of Mr. T being removed from office, so everyone who is not a Trump-Hating Dem is going to be asking, “Why the hell are the Democrats spending all that time, money and effort on this dog and pony show when there is absolutely no chance whatsoever they’re going to be able to kick him out?”
The answer, of course, is, “We hate That Guy and we want to dig out every dirty little secret about him that we can so that we can make him look really terrible and embarrass him and piss him off.”
For The Average Voter This Is A Huge Waste Of Time & Money
Well, that’s fine if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool Trump hater but the rest of the country is likely to say, “We elected you guys to run the country, not use the government to go after people you don’t like, not to mention spending the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of our tax money on this ‘Let’s make Trump look bad’ exercise.”
Running an expensive impeachment campaign with public money that everyone knows has a zero chance of actually uncovering crimes serious enough to end up removing That Guy from office will make the Dems look almost as bad as Mr. Ego.
The Dems are so excited about covering That Guy in mud that they’ve ignored the fact that as far as the average person is concerned the expensive, time-consuming exercise is going to spatter almost as much dirt on themselves as it will on him.
The Dems’ Goal Is Testimony, Not Removal
I understand the Dems’ plan — An impeachment investigation will force the courts to back up their subpoenas with real teeth and they’ll finally be able to get some answers from those who in the past have refused to testify. But are they going to get a smoking gun that will absolutely prove that Mr. Ego committed a High Crime? Highly doubtful.
Yes, it would be interesting to get some of their questions answered, and, undoubtedly there will be testimony that will make Mr. Ego look pretty bad. OK, fine, but so what?
The Dems Can’t Make Mr. T Look Any Worse
The Dems foolishly think, “Boy, when That Guy’s horrible actions come out, the public will finally see what a terrible person he is.”
Hey, that ship has sailed! Everyone who is ever going to think that Mr. Ego is a terrible person already knows it. They knew it before he was elected. Piling more crap on top of an already huge, existing pile of crap won’t make it smell any worse. It’s already hit maximum on the smell-o-meter.
Dems, don’t you get it? Nobody who is for That Guy today is going to hear anything from your impeachment probe that will make them say, “Wow, I never realized until now how terrible he is. I just can’t support him any longer.” No.
The people who are going to vote for That Guy are never, ever going to quit him because of anything he’s done.
They’re counting on him to get rid of Roe v. Wade and they desperately hope that if they stick with him he’s also going to get enough conservative judges on the Supreme Court to overturn both it and also Obergefell v. Hodges,the decision that legalized gay marriage.
Given that, and Mr. Ego’s anti-immigrant and pro-assault rifle positions, his base will never abandon him so long as he doesn’t abandon them.
Hell, Trump could give a speech proclaiming, “My fellow Americans, today I want to reveal to you that I am the human incarnation of the demon Beelzebub and I have pledged my undying allegiance to my Lord and Master, Satan, Prince of Hell,” and they would all still vote for him.
So, even if the Dems get all their hoped-for revelations out of their impeachment hearings (and that’s far from a sure thing) none of that is going to swing a boatload of voters over to their side.
The Hearings May Lose Democrat Seats
In fact, it might do just the opposite.
How many apathetic people in the middle are going to become so tired of the Democrats’ Impeachment Circus that they will end up voting against Democratic House and Senate candidates because they will view the hearings as an expensive, partisan waste of time and money?
So, what will come out of this impeachment investigation?
- Lots of partisan bickering on both sides
- A huge diversion of attention and energy away from the real issues in the next election
- An even lower opinion of politicians in general and the Dems in particular
- Fewer Dem House and Senate wins than if they simply concentrated on winning the 2020 elections.
What? Yes, I think this investigation will be a huge time and money suck, and that it will divert the public’s attention away from the issues the Dems might actually be able to use to move the wavering, apathetic voters in the middle into voting for Dem House and Senate candidates.
The Bad Neighbor Analogy
Look, I get it. Your neighbor is a gold-plated son-of-a-bitch. He has loud parties. He throws his garbage over the fence into your yard. He steals your paper. He takes pictures of your sunbathing wife with his telephoto lens. You hate him.
His lease is up in a little over a year, but he’s grinding on your last nerve and you just can’t stand the thought of him getting away with all his crap for twelve more months.
Damn, you want to fight back.
But you shouldn’t.
You’re an idiot if his latest insanity makes you lose control and throw a road flare on his front lawn, or break one of his windows, or stand in the street in front of his house with a bull horn and scream, “Mother Fucker! Mother Fucker! Mother Fucker!” for ten minutes.
That might make you feel better for a little while, but it’s not going to get rid of him before his lease is up. And, worse than that, it’s going to piss off the rest of your neighbors enough to start them thinking that maybe you’re almost as bad as he is.
It’s a sucker’s play.
And even if, by some miracle, you actually did manage to force him to move out early, you might end up living next door to his son, the born-again preacher who is a secret pedophile, serial killer, and who maybe even get the landlord to give him a new lease because he seems like such a nice, decent guy compared to his obnoxious dad.
So, Dems, please, take a hint:
- You’re not going to be able to throw Mr. Ego out
- You’re not going to convince any of That Guy’s supporters that they should change sides
- You’re going to divert tons of energy and money away from where it should be, the 2020 election
- You’re going to make yourselves look bad to the ordinary citizens in the middle
And if by some miracle you did get rid of him, you’d be facing an incumbent who people don’t hate with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns the way they do That Guy.
Guys, Pence is a far more dangerous opponent, a far more electable GOP candidate, than Mr. Ego because he gives the illusion of decency, something Mr. T has never been able to do. And Pence is maybe even a worse threat to your values.
Trump is an obvious buffoon. Pence is more like the BTK killer, the unassuming church deacon on the surface, but in his secret heart . . . ?
Would Getting Rid Of Mr. T Be A Win For The GOP?
Hell, Mr. Ego’s negatives are so high, you’d probably be doing the GOP a favor if you actually managed to get him out of the White House before the 2020 election.
See my column: In Order To Win The WH In 2020, Will the GOP Soon Have To Find A Way To Abandon The S.S. Donald J. Trump? Will The GOP Be Better Off Quickly Substituting President Pence for President Trump?
If that happened, in public, the GOP guys would all be saying that the Dems are a bunch of dirty politicians who thwarted the will of the voters by using dirty tricks to get rid of their political enemy.
But, in private Mitch McConnell and Stephen Miller would be all, “Saved! Suckers!” as they high-fived each other and bumped chests.
— David Grace (www.DavidGraceAuthor.com)