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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2019, 09:24 AM

65. My 2 cents

If Trump is impeached and his crimes and misdemeanors laid out, slowly and painfully, for the people to see and chew on, Democrats will be less likely to stay home come election, some Trumpers might become a little less inclined to support Trump -- probably not a significant number, but some, and Independents will watch their TVs in earnest and vote in large numbers for whomever the Democrats finally put out there.

If Trump is not impeached, Democrats will still be likely to come out in surging numbers to vote against him, Republicans will still vote for their leader -- maybe with fewer staying home. And Independents, on whom the 2020 election teeters, will be less likely to be impressed with the Democrats and more likely to listen to the both-siders on their TVs and, well, stay home.

Impeachment puts it all on the front line. Impeachment will give Trump weeks and months of bad "optics" and give the Democrats more than ample opportunity to refer to the Mueller report and to Epstein and to Trump's immigrant wives and to the dipping economy brought about by Trump's incompetence and petulance.

Of course, timing is everything here. The Dems must impeach the bastard, of course, but when to start the proceedings? Clearly impeachment proceedings must begin at a time ripe for electoral politics, for the run up to the election. Lay all of his crimes and misdemeanors out on the table, let the GOP stutter and stammer over repeated questions about those crimes and misdemeanors. And then let the voters decide whether they want to try to get their country back or would prefer living in an America run by an authoritarian, criminal enterprise that views them as, in the words of Mittens, "takers" and leeches, vermin to be used to create greater and greater wealth for the wealthiest and greediest.

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