atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6478: This will be entertaining.

First day of the new Democrat-run House of Representatives and they're already talking "impeachment". Because Trump fired an FBI director, something any President can do at any time for any reason.

Here's what I think Democrats think: the House, run by them, passes the impeachment; and then they use the press to pressure the Senate into convicting. "Oh, those Republicans are such partisans," the Democrats will complain, and their shills in the press will echo it faithfully, talking about how the conviction vote will break "along strict party lines" and lauding to the heavens the one or two asshole RINOs who vote for conviction with the Democrats.

Thing is, though, it's obvious to all and sundry that this is a partisan hack job, Democrats impeaching a President they don't like soley because they don't like him. Democrats think nothing's changed since their salad days of the 1970s, and threatening to impeach Trump will force him out of office.

But it is not 1974. Recall what Clinton's impeachment did for him? It did not make him less popular among his supporters, and he demonstrated that a President who does not want to leave office, and who has a majority in the Senate, can stick it out and win.

And there was a better case against Clinton than there is against Trump. Clinton actually did lie under oath, and he was impeached for committing that perjury; Trump had every right to fire Comey, and he could fire Mueller any damned time he wanted to. The director of the FBI serves at the pleasure of the President. Impeaching a President for doing something he has a right to do is probably not going to convince enough Republican Senators of his guilt to remove him.

And even if they did, then what? Mike Pence becomes President.

Is that what you Democrats want? Choose wisely.

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This elevator chime has given up.

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Wonder how long this will last. Of course, it is racist to emplace a curfew.

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Tomorrow is Friday. Can't wait until it's quitting time on Friday evening. Next week I move to my permanent schedule, which is later in the day; I'm out of training, finally.


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