Donald Trump Will Be Impeached.
The Trump show is over because Donald J. Trump is not, never was, nor ever will be… a politician.
He’s an entertainer and a real estate crook.
Trump does not understand that no matter how much certain segments of the population may adore him, unless he continues to be a useful asset to other politicians, he will fail. Spectacularly.
Professional politicians know there’s more to the game than getting elected. That’s just the start. One must be able to get things done and make things happen. All Trump can do is put on a worldwide clown show.a
The other reason Trump is hopelessly headed down the road to impeachment is related.
He doesn’t understand the game.
He’s become not an asset, but a liability. In Washington becoming a liability abruptly ends one’s game.
He lost. The blowhard just doesn’t know it yet.
Politics is the ultimate game of strategy in which a player is friend or foe based solely on what they can do for, or to, each other.
Republican lawmakers basked in Trump’s popularity and convinced their donors that Trump and the GOP are virtual money machines — making them richer by the day. And it was true! But truth is changeable and elusive in Washington D.C.
There’s an election coming that may wipe out any substantial Republican power in the House or Senate…
They’ve all been feeding at the overflowing trough like the greedy snorting hogs they are. Remember tax cuts for the rich? Trump loves the same thing they do — taking from the poor to give to the rich.
But the trough is running low. There’s a leak. Republicans and their benefactors know the proverbial ka-ka is headed for the fan.
Big donors are reassessing the value of their Republican pawns; who can’t deliver once the idiot-in-charge gets himself impeached. And there’s an election coming that may wipe out any substantial Republican power in the House or Senate for the foreseeable future. Donors don’t become filthy rich being stupid. There’s no sense wasting any more money on this guy or his puppets in the Legislature.
Some legislators, as Bugs Bunny says, should be “vewwy, vewwy” careful, lest they find themselves in what my grandmother called “a pickle.”
More details are emerging as the House exercises it’s investigative powers. Impeachment proceedings are about to get jiggy and Republicans are jittery; nobody wants to go down with him.
The range of possibilities are scary and include abuse of power, obstruction of justice, conspiracy, tax evasion, coercion by denial of aid, emoluments violations, conspiring with foreign governments, The 25th, and more.
Trust me, these investigations will be more grave than whether Bill Clinton “had sex with that woman.”
The hig trough has a leak and is drying up. The pigs and other critters who feed there will seek a better buffet. It’s already risky to be seen as Trump’s friend. Did they really think he could stay in office?
When something huge, orange, and nasty is threatening to sink your boat, you cut bait! Unless you’re, say, Tom Cotton (R-Ark) and just not smart. Or you’re poor Lindsey Graham — too far overboard to save yourself. Graham, Cotton, and others will be left behind; the GOP will go on without them.
Experienced pols see the tide turning. It’s amazing to behold. They’ll tilt over toward the Democrats, trying to grab a bit of reflected glory. Pelosi is going to be legend. Voters, those fickle rascals, can get behind this bold, courageous rescue of Democracy. And they will. Behold the men and women of Congress. They’re taking out the trash.
Incidentally, our parents and grandparents would have already hauled the traitor in front of a firing squad and shot him. They remembered 1927 — 1945.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi quoted, “The times have found us.” No disrespect to Speaker Pelosi, but the times have found Trump. The moment she made her announcement the Republicans who who aren’t completely sold out or hopelessly naive tossed in the (Trump) towel. I bet some said their Sunday School words, too.
“It’s deeply troubling…” said Sen. Mitt Romney(R-Utah). And his comment drew applause from a crowd of Republicans. He’s going for a surf, ole Mitt is, because he’s got a good eye for knowing when to catch the wave.
And then there’s this: “Republicans ought not to be rushing to circle the wagons and say there’s nothing there’ there when there’s obviously a lot that’s very troubling there…” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) told reporters. Sasse sees the tide turning, too.
Consider Sen Richard Blumenthal D-Conn), who opined, “An impeachment trial would be challenging, but the Senate is more than capable of rising to the occasion, and I hope my Republican colleagues would be capable of breaking their silence and stepping forward… This is truly a time of reckoning.”
Blumenthal gave the Republicans a sweet exit opportunity there and then warned them (in a way you can only comprehend if you know the code and language of politics) to get on the right side of history.
The Senate will rise to the occasion…no one will remotely consider giving up the Grand Old Party just for Trump.
It’s politics, where friends are conditional and enemies are anyone not helpful to one’s career.
Remember when Democrats didn’t want their former slick-tongued Oz, President Bill Clinton, campaigning for or appearing with them?
That’s politics — where success means there can only be one primary concern; one’s own hide.
They’ll impeach him.