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Response to Nevermypresident (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:34 PM

10. Impeachment is a political process

There is a LOT of work to be done before the House - under Republican control, remember - is going to consider impeaching a president from their own party. Right now, public opinion is running against President Trump, but not heavily against him. Trump's approval rating among Republicans has dipped to 75%, but that's still a hefty majority of Republican voters. Do you think Democrats would take action against a Democratic office-holder who still held 75% approval among the Democratic voters?

I want investigators to build a case, carefully and painstakingly. I want it water-tight, air-tight, tight-tight so that only the most foolhardy partisan would say that Trump is being railroaded. Right now, impeachment would have to proceed against the combined union of Republican congressional control, Fox News, and low-information Trump voters who don't think their boy has done anything wrong.

You get one shot at this. As Ralph Waldo Emerson observed, "When you shoot at a king, you must kill him." Get all your forces together, amass all your strength, erode as much of Trump's support as possible, and then, when public opinion is cascading in favor of impeachment, begin the proceedings.

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