For John, BLUF: This is how divorce begin. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Posted at Power Line Blog on 22 December 2017, by Mr Paul Mirengoff..
This is how the Post ends:
In a two-term presidency, it’s normal now for the House to be in control of the opposing party for a spell. Thus, again assuming Democrats wouldn’t pay a perceived political price for impeaching Trump, impeachment proceedings might well become the norm.Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Such an America wouldn’t exactly be a banana republic. That requires actual coups, not serial unsuccessful use of a procedure provided for by the Constitution. But an America where impeachment becomes the norm, with all of the attendant wasted motion and ugliness, would be a farcical Republic, and the bad blood generated by serial impeachments might lead to tragedy.
JOHN adds: I don’t think there is any doubt that the Democrats will impeach the president if they win a majority in the House next November, even if it is by a single vote, and even though they don’t have remotely plausible grounds. I agree wholeheartedly with Paul’s view of the dangerous direction in which we are heading, but the Democrats are too far gone in hate and lust for power to care. Politically, we are living in sad times.
Regards — Cliff