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Sun May 26, 2019, 02:50 PM

Robinson: Impeachment can wait; Pelosi has Trump flummoxed

By Eugene Robinson

The Washington Post

Once again, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is large and in charge. Once again, President Trump is frantic and rattled. Once again, a tough and powerful woman is driving an insecure man out of his mind.

I donít think Pelosiís strategy of resisting a formal impeachment inquiry can last forever, but I have to admit itís working. She looks like a responsible public servant trying her best to serve the public interest. He looks panicked, desperate, out of control and concerned only ó as usual ó with self-interest.

No one can possibly take at face value Trumpís little stunt Wednesday in which he stormed out of a White House meeting with the Democratic congressional leadership, ostensibly because Pelosi had earlier said he was engaged in ďa cover-up.Ē For one thing, Democrats have been saying that for months. For another, Trump undoubtedly has been trying to cover up improper activity. There were the Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal payoffs, there was the false explanation he dictated aboard Air Force One about the Trump Tower meeting Ö I could go on and on.

While the president was pitching his scripted fit, aides were already readying the Rose Garden for the brief and bizarre temper tantrum in which Trump vowed to hold his breath until he turns blue. Not literally, but close enough: He said he will refuse to work with Democrats as long as they are investigating him.

I wish him luck getting a budget passed, the debt ceiling raised or his U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement approved. None of that can possibly happen without the help of Pelosi and the Democratic majority in the House. If Trump was serious about what he said ó always a dangerous assumption ó he was pledging to refuse to fulfill his constitutional responsibilities.

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/robinson-impeachment-can-wait-pelosi-has-trump-flummoxed/

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 02:54 PM

1. I love Eugene Robinson. He's right on, every time.

I'm hoping Pelosi will keep putting fire ants in Trump's Underoos until he finally does something so completely nuts that even the GOPers can no longer pretend he's a competent president. Keep the investigations and subpoenas coming while Pelosi continues to throw shade. It's all going to come crashing down.
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Mon May 27, 2019, 09:43 AM

2. True.

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Mon May 27, 2019, 04:36 PM

3. k and r nt

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