For John, BLUF: The Reporter is extrapolating from the Pennsylvania 18th the January 2019 power of Democrats to Impeach President Trump. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Boston Globe, by Mr Astead W. Herndon, 14 March 2018.
Here is the lede:
Before Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania, most signs pointed to a Democratic wave in the upcoming midterm elections. But after Democrat Conor Lamb scored a razor-thin congressional victory in the heart of Trump Country, there’s a creeping consensus that the wave could become a tsunami.I go with the conventional wisdom. Unless the Republicans come up with new tricks they are going to lose seats in the House of Representatives.
The question is, how many Conner Lambs can the Democratic Party field in those Districts that are not highly populated with Progressives? Will they all last until November?
This thing we are talking about is a localized phenomenon. I very much doubt there will be any Conner Lambs in Massachusetts, or in the coastal Congressional Districts of California or in Western Washington State. And, there don't need to be, since Progressives in those locations control the Democratic Party. Heck, in California not even Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein could get a Party endorsement this year.
Regards — Cliff