Democrats on the national stage are discussing, debating and practically twisting themselves in knots trying to decide whether or not to impeach President Trump. Are they trying to determine if there were ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ committed? What the appropriate legal path forward is?
What is right or wrong? What is best for the country? No.
They’re trying to decide what would be politically advantageous for the 2020 election.
It’s improbable that any are just now realizing there are no grounds for impeachment.
All but the most delusional have known this for quite some time. Some came to the realization when Democrats took control of the House last November. Two years of pitching the idea to their base was suddenly more than just grandstanding. They now had the power to back up their fairy tale. But, with power comes accountability. Some were suddenly less vocal.
Others knew all along. This has never been anything but political— a grand conspiracy theory forced on the American people by a party who couldn’t come to grips with losing an election. Aiding the Democrats in perpetuating this great lie was a corrupt Obama Justice Department and the liberal media.
It’s hard to believe that so many have been willing to vocalize their belief in such a far-fetched tale. Donald Trump, someone who has never held political office, somehow had the global political influence to persuade Russia to help him win the presidency? This spy novel plot would be unbelievable even for those with deep, extensive political connections, such as the Clintons or Bushes. How could so many completely ignore reality?
Even this publication has been complicit, through its pervasive use of the New York Times and Washington Post in national reporting. The last Republican the NYT endorsed for president?
Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956. The Post?
Never. Both regularly print stories laced with liberal opinion and talking points. A more fact-based representation of the news would better serve our community.
The current debate certainly isn’t the first example of politicians making decisions based on political expediency rather than what is right for the country. Both parties are guilty and do this more often now than ever. We have lifetime politicians in constant campaign mode, doing not what they believe is right, but what will keep them in power.
In this case, however, the stakes are much higher.
Continuing to undermine the legitimacy of our democratically elected leader is more damaging to our nation than anything the Russians have done. Those participating in this are essentially carrying out the Russian objective.
To those still clinging to the impeachment fantasy: move on. Personal hatred for another human being isn’t grounds.
There was no collusion, coordination or anything like it.
Obstruction of justice? There has been nothing resembling ‘justice’ to obstruct in the two-year-plus persecution of our president. If obstruction means destroying evidence (emails, servers, phones), inappropriate conversations (Lynch/Clinton, Arizona tarmac) and corrupt FBI investigators (too many to name), that was the other 2016 presidential candidate.
Is obstruction of witch hunt a crime?
Article by Ryan Radloff
This editorial piece originally appeared in the May 4, 2019 edition of the Register Guard.