House Democrats are headed toward an impeachment train wreck which will leave Trump in power and set the Republicans up to win the 2020 elections.
“No impeachment” for now would be a better outcome than the present hare-brained effort which is bound to fail in the Senate.
The Democrats’ only hope for removing Trump, whether through impeachment or the 2020 election, is to use the impeachment process to educate the American public regarding the breadth and facts of Trump’s corruption and abuse of power.
This the present draft articles of impeachment focused narrowly on the Ukraine affair will not accomplish.
Democrats should vote down the current articles of impeachment and hold their powder dry until they have inquired into the broader array of Trump’s “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
How did the current train wreck in motion occur?
A primary cause appears to be “groupthink” among the House Democrats, furthered by Nancy Pelosi and her iron rule over the caucus.
What are the elements of this “groupthink”?
First, the failure of the House Democrats to take on the substance of the Mueller Report. Instead, they have succumbed to the journalistic narrative that Mueller or the Mueller Report failed or “fizzled”.
Second, the wild delusion that the Democrats can retain “moderate” House seats if they don’t take on Trump too hard, e.g., with an article of impeachment on obstruction of justice.
Third, the captivity of the House Democrats to the belief they must prove everything beyond any shadow of a doubt, in a process in which Trump’s Republican defenders have absolutely no regard for facts and the truth.
Fourth, a near-total failure on the part of House Democrats to understand they are in an all-out war with the Republicans who are battling with wildly deceptive propaganda and the manipulation of mass emotions.
Finally, defeatism on the part of House Democrats who have lost faith in their ability to persuade American voters through the use of facts and reason.
Gripped by this “groupthink”, they passively sit by and simply watch the train wreck as it occurs.
History will judge them, and the cowardice and stupidity they have manifested in the fog of their “groupthink”, harshly indeed.
The Trenchant Observer