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Drive Out Demons — Impeachment Aftermath

Impeachment against Donald Trump, incidental POTUS, are increasingly likely to begin. As I recently predicted, he would certainly resign before any Senate trial.

He has a lifetime of quitting and doing the mommy’s boy it’s-not-fair act. He’s 70 and not likely to mature. He also is both too ignorant to know history and too stupid to grasp the law.

Familiar Feud

As much as  I shall be pleased to see him forced out, I do not want to hear his whinging. More important, I dread the inevitable decades of Republican spite and attempts to even the score.

Following Richard Nixon’s slithering retreat from the top office, GOP lawmakers obsessed with getting a Dem POTUS out of office. The more rational and mature response would have been to accept that he was dishonorable, dishonest, and disdainful of democracy and the rule of law. The party could have accepted that they operated in a poisonous environment and cleaned house.

Alas, that would have meant admitting current Dem moral superiority. That was a low bar though. Democratic politicians had their own share of corruption…a difference of degree and not kind. Nixon was simply base, even for a pol.

Every Dem Prez that followed and ever Dem nominee for the office had the hounds of political hell nipping at them, trying to drag them down. When they finally impeached Bill Clinton for lying about receiving fellatio, that should have settled them down.

Another round

But noooooo. They didn’t remove him from office or drive him out, as with Nixon. In their heart of hearts, voters largely know that Republicans are less honest and honorable, even among this group.

It seemed plain to many that the slander and lies about Hillary Clinton was more of the same feud. Maybe if they could get her jailed for imagined crimes, they would calm. As with her hubby, one would think that her defeat in the last election would have quieted the dogs. Again, noooo.

Here we are with Trump, as corrupt as anyone not already charged, tried and jailed.

Trump has broken too many laws and has one of the most corrupt administrations ever in the history of the office. His reckless bluster and his I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I taunts will not outweigh his sins.

He will go and many of those around him are likely to face various charges as well. Arrogance does not wash clean.

When Trump goes, the big feud will continue and intensify. I cannot see a large number of Republicans suddenly taking responsibility. The hunt to drag under Dem Presidents and candidates for the office will surely be nastier than ever and continue to dominate our political discourse.

Inevitable but boring…

 

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DC Revenge Cycle Podcast

Yes, yes, it’s been a long time since POTUS 38, Richard Nixon, was driven from office in 1974. A long time in DC is not a long time. We live the legacy and it will recur.

The absurd obstructionism of the current Congress is just one manifestation of Republicans trying desperately, pathetically to get back at Dems for Tricky Dick. Another and equally obvious bit of revenge was the impeachment of POTUS 42, Bill Clinton. Sure, he accepted fellatio from a 20-something intern and then lied about it, but it was about Nixon’s disgrace. If the GOP in Congress can’t drive the Prez from office, at least they can taint him. Puerile…

We see it now in the obstructionist GOP-controlled Congress, pledging by leadership first to make POTUS 44 Barack Obama a one-term leader (failed, little boys) and then to prevent any major legislation (failed even worse, tykes).

We’d like to think that the next time Dems take control of Congress that they’d be smarter and more mature about it all.Don’t count on that. Revenge politics is a redundant phrase in DC.

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