Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Briefly Noted: Why the Dems Really Want to Impeach Trump

This is a short selection from Daniel Greenfield's The Disturbing Reason Why the Dems Really Want to Impeach Trump. It's interesting to see how this plays into the rhetoric that Leftists let slip regarding the voters: Deplorables, Bitter Clingers, etc. The show trial of impeachment would be a symbolic delegitimation not only of Trump but of his voters and of the process that allowed his election:

Lefties have made it very clear that they would rather, practically or symbolically, reverse the results of the 2016 election than focus on winning in 2020 because of the larger principle at stake. The second part of the principle appears in every media piece pushing impeachment. It hinges on President Trump’s alleged unfitness for office. The first part of the principle is the unfitness of the voters to choose leaders. 
Elections are a humiliating process that force lefties to lie to voters, hide their agendas, and appeal to the people they despise to be allowed to rule them. Even when they win, a sour taste lingers afterward.
The Left desperately wants impeachment proceedings because it wants to exercise direct power.
People wonder what the Left really wants? Post-gender bathrooms, banning cows, and paying reparations to drug dealers are just random policies. They’re not the endgame. 
Unless the Democrats take the Senate, impeachment would be a meaningless show trial. But Marxist regimes love show trials of political opponents. The Marxist element in the House desperately wants a show trial of President Trump because such a proceeding is an explicit rejection of our political system. 
The push to impeach President Trump did not begin organically with a crime allegedly committed in office, but began before he even took office and, in some elements of the media, before he even won. The premise of impeachment has always been an inherent unfitness. The actual basis for impeachment has always been a corollary to that claim of an inherent unfitness that preceded even the election. 
Inherent unfitness expresses the idea that the voters never had any right to elect President Trump.
Impeachment is not just meant to be a trial of President Trump, but of the voters who chose him. Its outcome, whatever the composition of the Senate, is meant to be an argument for remaking the system of elections, whether by abolishing the Electoral College or tampering with the judiciary, that would take the power further out of the hands of the voters and concentrate them with the right sorts of people.


  1. A compelling yet unfortunately repugnant argument.

    1. All this is a great tragedy for America--one that has been slowly metastasizing.

  2. Trump's (perhaps apocryphal) reminder bears repeating...

    "In reality, they're not after me, they're after you. I just happen to be in the way."

    Yes, Mark, this has been coming for quite a while. Will be very 'interesting'.

  3. Impeachment talk was going on before the inauguration. The Dems appear to have less than nothing re Ukraine. This is what happens after outrage has been cranked up to 11--it can't possibly register any higher, it can't possibly stir the masses, except in backlash to the insanity.

    Every week it's another distraction to fill the 24/7 cycle, yet the smoke machine never reveals the "Fire!" Democrats keep screaming.

    The boy has been crying "Wolf!" since the second week in November 2016.

    The rational ones are those who keep their nerve while all else are going insane.

    1. As I say in the post I'm about to start, it's a total own goal. Astounding.

  4. They richly deserve the Mussolini treatment.

  5. The irony of Mussolini's death is that he was killed by the same people he used to associate with.

  6. Let them keep attacking Donald. Besides judo, he's using the rope-a-dope on them. He grows larger in popularity and they are diminished in stature.

    They're all punch drunk, desperate, flailing, the media squandering what little credibility they have. How many times are the voting public going to believe the boy who cried wolf? Do CNN's and MSNBC's ratings increase? No, they're down since the Mueller flop.

    Eventually the people wake up. Maybe we're at this point, maybe we're not. I don't know this Greenfield, but he left out another and worse sin. Taking the beating hearts out of living babies to use for other purposes.

    Is this on the scale of Nazis???????