Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Round 1: Impeachment Inquiry

Well, all it took was Trump to make a dumb phone call to the President of the Ukraine, and finally we're at the start of something big.

For weeks I've been complaining about Nancy Pelosi and her so-called "long game", which I saw not so much as brilliant planning but more like cowardice. I'm still not convinced she had that much of a plan going when Trump made it impossible for her to delay any longer by pretty much indicting himself with his stupid "explanation".

Just wait until he starts throwing his closest advisers under the bus, like Bill Barr and Ol' Man 9/11 (Rudy, obviously). When they finally realize Trump is serving them up to take the fall, watch how fast they cut a deal to avoid jail and spill the REAL beans on our sociopathic president.

This is the very first step in a long, arduous process. Remember Watergate took over two years to take Nixon down. During that time he easily cruised to a landslide win for a second term. But things are very different now. Nixon only had five months from the arrests at the Watergate until election day, and that simply wasn't enough time to build a case against him that would do any damage to his reelection.

Trump, on the other hand, has been vigorously investigated for well over a year now. Keep in mind that Congress STILL hasn't seen the fully unredacted Mueller report. I'm sure that will change in the near future. And now that the House is moving forward with the inquiry, they have the power of subpoena to get documents and compel people of interest to testify under oath.

Yes, things are looking up just slightly for our democracy. We won't be fully out of the woods until after next year's election, and only if we win both the White House and the Senate, while keeping the House of Representatives.

So, there is hope. To be continued...