Settled by 100 Million Voters or 100 Millionaires in the Senate

The impeachment inquiry into the current Oval Office occupant (#CO3) is going in full force now. Some say that is a good thing but some also say that that is just what this guy wants. He wants it to be about him, even if it is threatening.

The title above is from David Brooks on a recent PBS Newshour episode and it carries a lot of weight with me. I think it is very important that future presidents realize that they can’t get away with trashing the constitution as #CO3 does daily. The strongest way to say that is with impeachment. But given the current implosion of the Republican party I just can’t see where half of the GOP Senators will declare him guilty.

What will likely happen if the House impeaches him is going to be a sham of all shams. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Majority Leader have a 10-minute trial and then call for a vote and just dare anyone from the Republican party to cast a guilty vote. If there is anyplace where anonymous voting, as mentioned in a previous post, is needed it is there!

If there is a vote, and he is not found guilty it would likely do more harm to our country than not. I am certain that this coming presidential election will be the ugliest ever no matter what. I may just play ostrich and turn off the TV between May and November. In my old age I just don’t have the gumption to even try to stay informed. But, what I will do is to keep pumping money into his Democratic opponent.

Is it better to hope that 100 millionaires in the Senate kick this guy out a few months early or to all 100 million citizens to do it in November? I just don’t know the answer to that question yet. I guess we will just have to wait to see if it is even possible for the GOP Senators to grow some courage to do what they know is right for our future prosperity. Given their track record so far I highly doubt that growth will happen.

I just wonder if things were reversed and Trump had won the Democratic nomination whether they would implode as the GOP has?

What is your opinion on all of this?

2 thoughts on “Settled by 100 Million Voters or 100 Millionaires in the Senate

  • I share many of your views. One consolation is that the Impeachment Trial in the Senate will be led by the Chief Justice, not “Moscow Mitch”. I don’t know what difference that will make but it will still probably come down to an ugly election season and the outcome will depend on how much pressure the GOP feels from their constituents and if the Democrats can put together a coalition of ideas that appeals to a majority of the voters. The problem is that I haven’t been able to convince any of my neighbors (or relatives) to change their minds. Thank your for your thoughts that keep me thinking about this.

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  • Thanks for your thoughts, Paul. Yeah, you are right in that “Moscow Mitch” constitutionally doesn’t have any say in an impeachment trial other than his single vote. House “managers” act as the prosecutor while the Chief Justice presides over the trial. Thanks for pointing that out.

    We are so divided as a country now that even direct threats to our constitution and future existence doesn’t seem to break the political divide. I am an optimist at heart, so I think we will somehow impeach this totally ignorant narcissist AND find him guilty. Continued gridlock in this case is just too scary to imagine.

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