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Will Threats of Impeachment Help the GOP?

Will Threats of Impeachment Help the GOP?
April 11
16:41 2018

Thoughts of Donald Trump’s impeachment have been in the minds of the radical left Democrats and media personalities since the moment news networks called the 2016 election. Not surprisingly, the first thoughts were how to stop Trump’s inauguration.

They called upon the elected electors to dishonor their pledge and the will of the people who voted for them. Trump electors were harassed by left-wing militants demanding they vote for Hillary instead.

When that did not work, the newly formed #neverTrump resistance movement demonstrated its irrationality by attempting to have the Republican-controlled Congress block the inauguration. The minute Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, the rabid radicals started to move on two fronts – impeachment and inappropriately using the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to declare Trump mentally and physically unfit to serve.

The zeal to which the left has pursued these doomed options transformed American politics into a theater of the absurd. With every other option swatted down like mosquitoes at a nudist colony, the left still clings to impeachment as a last resort to achieve an imminent ending to Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office. They hope Special Counsel Robert Mueller will find cause to indict the president. If no indictment is forthcoming, they hope that there will be at least enough political garbage to get some congressional Republicans to join with the unified Democrats to commence impeachment hearings.

In the absence of all that, the political left is counting on the Democrats to take control of at least the U.S. House of Representatives. They are already expressing confidence in both taking over the House in 2019 and in impeaching Trump as the first order of business.

In doing such a splendid job of convincing the public that they will most certainly impeach Trump, the Democrats may be building-in a backlash. They may actually be giving the voters a reason to defy the tradition that the party out of the White House makes gains in the first off-year election. Voters may see more Republicans in Congress as the safest and best option.

Smart Democrats may understand the problem. House Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer have repeatedly tried to tamp down the impeachment talk. But they cannot control the showboaters, the grandstanders and the various and sundry extremists – people like Congresswoman Maxine Waters, billionaire Tom Steyer, and even Democratic National Committee Vice Chairman Keith Ellison.

The issue of impeachment is a little like those appointments to the Supreme Court. The idea of giving Hillary Clinton the ability to craft a liberal activist Supreme Court for scores of years to come was a major fear that had voters casting ballots for Trump – warts and all.

Most voters understand that a Democrat takeover of the House and/or the Senate will create gridlock and chaos that will make the past two years seem like the “peace and prosperity” days of Dwight Eisenhower. If you add the promise of an impeachment to that guaranteed disruption, you have chaos on steroids – and that happens even if the impeachment effort fails. If the president is impeached, the national agony of a Senate trial would only prolong and add to the political chaos. The already red-hot political atmosphere could well explode in the streets as it did in the 1960s over the Vietnam War.

And who would be the big winners if an impeachment is pursued? Russia, China, Iran, Syria and North Korea just to name a few. The left shows major concerns about Russian disruption when it comes to complaints against Trump, but they seem to completely disregard the impact of their own disruptive tactics and the undermining of America and its president in the eyes of the world through all those mendacious media narratives.

Outside of the hardcore left, the American public may see advancing the Trump agenda, even with Trump as its prime mover, as a better option than stalling progress and putting this nation through a multi-year impeachment crisis. It would not be the first time that the radical left coalition of Democrats, socialists, laborites, street guerrillas and the media expressed confidence in a manifest destiny that never came to fruition. As the warning goes: Be careful what you ask for.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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10 Comments

  1. Harpsong
    Harpsong April 12, 09:46

    Republicans keep forgetting that Hilary won the popular vote. If it weren’t for the outdated electoral college she would be president and we wouldn’t have a president who lies and causes chaos not to mention all the multitude of firings …..

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    • Seth
      Seth April 12, 10:39

      Hillary only won the popular vote by 3 million votes which is equal to the population of New York City. In other words, she was not as popular as you think. If she was, the margin would have been wider.

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      • Jim S.
        Jim S. April 12, 17:37

        That is incorrect. Over 9 million people voted for Hillary or others, not for Trump. Get your figures correct and include the people who voted, but not for Trump. In fact, most likely 90% of people who voted Green, if given the choice of only two would not have voted for the Dotard.

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    • Lancelot
      Lancelot April 12, 12:57

      You gotta admit, sure is nice having a heterosexual, Christian, white male that loves his country, in the White House. MAGA baby!!!

      Reply to this comment
    • marlene
      marlene April 12, 14:21

      She most certainly did not. After the recount in 3 states, Trump won an additional almost 5 million votes. Trump won the popular vote by a landslide.

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  2. Seth
    Seth April 12, 10:39

    Hillary only won the popular vote by 3 million votes which is equal to the population of New York City. In other words, she was not as popular as you think. If she was, the margin would have been wider.

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  3. debbie
    debbie April 12, 11:05

    Trump may have broken fed. Laws,esp. Banking,or wiring fraud.for that he would be impeached,,which is BEING FORMALLY CHARGED with something,either found guilty,or innocent.IT has nothing to do with leftists,or ?.The law is the law, LARRY.

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  4. kbhret
    kbhret April 14, 14:32

    When you look at mad max, you just know how rhe name, dimwitpolitics.com cane about….

    Reply to this comment
  5. kane
    kane April 29, 03:47

    Why not ‘IMPEACH’ the likes of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, billionaire Tom Steyer, and even Democratic National Committee Vice Chairman Keith Ellison???? Talk about spewing hate and racisim

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  6. hamy
    hamy May 21, 17:57

    Compare any ,any one to the president of the USA this are smart people he is to stupid he should be luck up luck him up he will be soon

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