For John, BLUF: It is hard to figure out where this Impeachment thing is heading, what the Democrats in The House of Representatives have in mind. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Catallaxy Files, by Mr Jeffrey Tucker, 2 November 2019.
Here is the lede plus five:
When news on the radio news starts these days, the top item is about the impending impeachment of the U.S. President by the House. Every day for weeks now, I immediately think: ok but what’s the actual news? Anything interesting going on out there?An interesting take on Impeachment today and in 1974. I remember the Nixon Impeachment. At the time we were living in England, where I was going to school. Every morning I would stop by the Library and the Librarian would ask me: "Cliff, have you resigned yet?" And then, one day, President Nixon was gone. I don't think that President Trump will be resigning.
I know this is wrong. I’m as civic-minded as the next guy. I’m against corruption. I’m for holding politicians accountable. Government should be good, morally upright, true blue. For this reason, I know that I’m supposed to find impeachment to be engaging, ominous, and fraught with significance for the future of our constitutional republic. Of course this is extremely important for our lives. Of course!
But maybe….maybe it is all kind of boring. For some reason, the whole affair is starting to take on the character of elevator music.
The trouble is thatthere are some things that everyone knows. Everyone knows how this ends. The Senate will stop the impeachment, and then the president will use this to amp up the drama for his re-election and energize his base as never before. That this whole thing will backfire to his benefit is as sure as sunrise. The Democrats these days are about as strategic as Wile E. Coyote and equally persistent in trying out their newest trick that will again end with a puff of dust emerging the ground below the cliff.
Everyone knows that the House Democrats and the entire party have been in an existential meltdown of fury, shock, and horror ever since election night 2016. The results were not supposed to be as they were, which everyone knew because nearly every living soul in the mainstream press assured us that Trump would flame out and die a disgraceful political death that night.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff