I realize that intelligent people can disagree about impeachment, but does anyone think that what the Democrats are doing now is good politics or good government? Wait – let me rephrase: Does anyone know what the Democrats are doing now? Apparently, Jerry Nadler is kinda sorta maybe gonna hold impeachment hearings, according to this cutline from the Snooze Hour:
On Capitol Hill, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are emphasizing that impeaching President Trump is still a real possibility. In a party line vote, the committee passed a resolution setting rules for future impeachment investigation hearings, with Chair Jerry Nadler vowing to scrutinize presidential behavior that “poses a threat to our democracy.”
What a relief! Impeaching a President who fires off impeachable offenses the way a pyromaniac lights fireworks on the 4th is “still a real possibility”. Of course, some other major Democrats might beg to differ:
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Wednesday backtracked after saying Democrats were not conducting an “impeachment inquiry,” a remark that directly contradicted top House investigators and sowed further confusion about Democrats’ strategy.
The other news is that Elijah Cummings and the Oversight Committee are looking at Pence’s stay at a Trump property in Ireland (good, but mice nuts compared to other offenses), and the Ways and Means committee is basically burying the fact that a whistleblower has told them that Trump appointees are fucking with audits of Trump and Pence’s taxes.
The net of this is that Democratic investigations are a fart in the windstorm of Trump’s constant made-for-TV drama, and are getting almost zero attention. Am I the only one who is disgusted by the dithering, split focus, and political cowardice on display here? At a minimum we need a special select committee chaired by a hard charger that unites all of the threads investigating Trump’s corruption into one coherent narrative that gets some fucking attention. What we have today is far less than the minimum, and time is running out.