What is the best course of action for the Democrats after seizing control of the House?
See what I did there? This is how the Dems always justify their elections losses. If Republicans win, they “seize control.” If the Dems win, which is apparently the natural order of things, they assume, or re-assume, control. They are King Richard, and we are the Sheriff of Nottingham.
The left is clamoring for articles of impeachment to be brought to bear about five minutes after the new Congress convenes. It’s what their constituents expect, because it’s what House leftists promised they would do.
If we recall, five articles of impeachment accusing Trump of obstruction of justice and other offenses were introduced in November 2017 by a half dozen Democrats. So basically they’re ready to go now.
But is this really the right strategy? I don’t think so, and it’s why I don’t believe the Democrats in the House will push for leadership to move impeachment forward. If they do, I believe leadership will do all they can to deflect it.
It’s common knowledge that for decades, the Democrats have had nothing positive to run on during an election season. And as sad as it is, we’ve already begun the 2020 presidential race.
Therefore, the left always needs an issue to run against and someone or something to blame and hence fight against. This time around it’s not just the evil Trump. This time they have two boogeyman – Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate.
Repealing the tax cuts won’t work. That’s old news, and a lot of their base doesn’t pay taxes anyway.
Immigration is always a hot button for the radicals on the left, but even this issue is rapidly growing stale. And with House Democrats controlling the purse strings, the Trump border wall may increasingly become a non-issue.
Impeachment may be the issue they need to fire up their base again.
But frankly, I don’t think Democratic politicians really want Trump out of office. He is the built-in go-to villain they can blame for virtually every ill. It’s what Democrats are good at. They can’t solve problems; they can’t present solutions. Their whole platform is a laundry list of wrongs that need to be righted. And the list never changes – yet no one questions why.
Therefore, the Democratic House leadership will employ a blame-game strategy. They will claim that we would love nothing more than to impeach the president. However, the Republicans still control the Senate.
They may say:
We in the House can only introduce articles of impeachment, but we cannot remove the man from office as should be done. The Constitution has seen to that. Impeaching Trump may make us feel better, but it won’t rid us of this president. Only the Senate can do that.
We tried our best to win this past November, but fell short of our goal to regain both the House and Senate.
It’s the Senate’s job to vote to remove the president, but Mitch McConnell and the Republicans that control the body will never allow such a vote.
Therefore, the only way to remove that man is to vote him out of office in 2020. We must impeach Trump at the ballot box.
The issue is tailor-made for the whiners in the Democratic Party. Trump’s impeachment in the House would be a hollow and short-lived victory at best. With this likely strategy, Democratic leadership can make this a two-year fight against not only Trump, but the Republican-controlled Senate and the Constitution.
They can kill three birds with one stone, as it were.