The headlines are about Ukraine, but make no mistake this is about the election and nothing more. And the Democrats just fell into Trump’s trap. Whether Trump did this on purpose or by accident (I have no idea) it is nevertheless reality.
Pelosi is now about to launch an impeachment hearing, which is the easiest way for the Democrats to permanently alienate 49% percent of the electorate for over a decade in one fell swoop.
What makes this worse is impeachment is a hopeless gesture. The Economist did an article back in August that shows how with a divided Congress, a President (any President, of either party) can basically do whatever they want:
“The unwritten convention now says in effect that, if his skin is thick enough, a president is indeed above the law.”
So impeachment might help Democrats feel better, or feed partisan rage, but it will not help them win in 2020. It accomplishes nothing of actual value.
Additionally, now the words Biden (the only actual serious Trump challenger) and Ukraine will go together throughout the campaign just like the word Hilary and e-mail did. Do folks remember this, how much this helped Trump? Apparently the Democrats forgot. I guess?
Long time readers of this blog will be familiar with my utter contempt for both political parties and this shows why. The Democrats are not Trump, but they sure never show they’re any wiser, or worthy of power themselves. Here is a perfect example of why.