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Congressional Democrats have opened an investigation into Trump’s response to the Coronavirus. If you ignore the reptilian ethics required to even consider such action, it sort of makes sense, from a political standpoint. Trump has been taking understandably drastic action based on understandably incomplete, highly variable, and very often completely wrong information. His drastic actions have hypothetical benefits but are causing obvious and enormous damages to the economy of the United States and the world. Unemployment is skyrocketing. The stock market is dropping. Even sports and social events have been taken from us. People are hurting. If you’re trying to defeat a popular incumbent with a corrupt, confused, and contrary old white guy, current events may look like a gift from God. Presuming that you’ve been blessed with purely reptilian ethics.
So I sort of understand their investigation, from their standpoint. Once this is all over, in retrospect, surely you can find something that might have been done differently. You have no other cards. So play that one. Fine. In an ethics-free zone, that sort of makes sense. But here’s my question: Should the Democrats impeach President Trump over his handling of the Coronavirus? They attempted their first impeachment of him before he was inaugurated. It was later proven to be nothing more than a desperately partisan witch hunt with no basis in fact. After that, they actually impeached him, and that was later proven to be nothing more than a desperately partisan witch hunt with no basis in fact. Should they do this again?
I think they should. At least, I think that they think that. Their ads could say that he’s been under impeachment during his entire presidency, no president in history has ever had an administration so clouded by controversy, and so on. Facts don’t matter at this point. Joe Biden is your nominee, unless he wanders off before the election. So what else can you do? You’re just trying to paint a picture. If all you have is mud, you sling it. Presuming that you’ve been blessed with purely reptilian ethics.
On the other hand, with a third phony impeachment in just four years, the Democrat party runs the risk of moving past absurdity into, um, whatever it is that is more absurd than absurdity. But I strongly suspect that Congressional Democrats are discussing, in private, what that would look like, exactly. And trying to decide if they care.
I suspect that they probably would care. If they hadn’t been blessed with purely reptilian ethics.
So what say you? I ask two questions:
- Does it make political sense for Democrats to impeach President Trump again, given that much of America is hurting right now?
- Do you think they will?