We are likely to see many fluffy pieces on the likelihood that Trump will be impeached from now until he leaves the White House, whether in handcuffs or not.
The latest round of commentary centres on a new Public Policy Polling (PPP) that found a majority of Americans, 53 percent, say Trump should resign “if evidence emerges that his campaign worked with Russia to help defeat Hillary Clinton.” The real shocker is that the number isn’t closer to 100 percent. Think about it. If clear proof emerges that Donald Tump actively worked with a foreign power to undermine the legitimacy of America’s electoral system, every American should march on The White House with pitchforks.
If that proof emerges of course his presidency doesn’t survive.
But the likelihood of finding that kind of legally provable collusion is, let’s face it, not high. Instead, we are left with what many are calling the “drip, drip, drip” of ongoing investigations, the sight of Trump’s political allies creating distance between themselves and the president, an agenda struggling at every turn, and a lot of political capital being wasted.
If there is a point to all of this it is that Democrats should pitch their attacks at the mess Trump and his associates have made by their proximity to the Russian thing, particularly as it hobbles his agenda, and worry less about taking him down completely.
If impeachment and removal from office is the goal, Democrats could find themselves shy of victory. If stopping his agenda is the point, winning is already within sight.
The sad truth is that Republicans destroyed Hillary Clinton with a lot less to work with.