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Liberal insanity (but I repeat myself) is a beautiful thing. It provides hours upon hours of entertainment in addition to constant blog fodder for myself. Especially when a lefty blog like Politico goes completely off the rails. What have they done now? Oh, nothing major. Just fantasizing about how the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump might go down:
Damn, people. I don't think I've ever seen an election season where impeachment talk has been thrown around so freaking early. We're not even halfway through the primary season yet, people! At least wait until Trump becomes the nominee before you start talking about getting rid of him.
Constitutional experts of all political stripes say it’s surprising for impeachment talk to bubble up this early—but then Trump has been throwing around some surprising ideas for a leading candidate, calling the Geneva Conventions a “problem” and pitching policies that many see as violating international law. “What he’s stated in my judgment would be clearly impeachable offenses,” said Fein, a former Reagan-era Justice Department official who worked on the Bill Clinton impeachment effort. Likewise, Yale Law School lecturer and military justice expert Eugene Fidell offered a similar prediction for Trump from the left. “He’s certainly said things, which if followed through on, would constitute high crimes and misdemeanors,” Fidell said. And doubtless many of Trump’s foes would like to see him impeached just on principle—the quickest way to broom out a leader who horrifies the inclusive sensibilities of Democrats, and has blown apart the Republican Party he’s nominally part of.
Just what sort of circumstances would lead to a Donald Trump impeachment? I'm so glad you ask. Politico was kind enough to tell us exactly what would lead up to impeachment:
He has ordered federal contractors to start building the wall between the United States and Mexico, though neither Mexico nor the U.S. Congress will pay for it. Trump has directed the National Guard to patrol Detroit, Chicago, New York and other neighborhoods with large Muslim populations, and accusations are swirling that he is illegally rounding up suspected Islamic extremists and shipping them off to special detention centers, including the recently reopened Alcatraz Island and to several of the World War II-era internment camps the U.S. government used for Japanese-Americans. Despite the counsel of his foreign policy and military advisers, Trump has commanded the CIA to resume waterboarding and other forms of torture to obtain information about imminent attacks. Inside the intelligence and defense communities, a full-blown internal war has broken out as some interrogators and high-ranking officials follow Trump’s orders, while others refuse to cooperate. Some resign their posts and begin leaking details to the media and Congress. Trump has also ordered airstrikes on the family members of known terrorists from Afghanistan to Libya. CNN airs live coverage of the bombings and protests sweep across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe as the death toll rises for the parents, siblings, spouses and children of ISIL and Al Qaeda fighters. At the United Nations, a resolution is passed, calling for Trump to be tried on war crimes.In other words it would take every paranoid fantasy about Donald Trump the Left has ever had. Sending the military to round up Muslims? Check. Creating internment camps for Muslims and other "undesirables?" Check. Waterboarding and "other forms of torture" coming back to the CIA? Check. Droning innocent civilians to death? Oh you better believe that's a big, fat check. In Politico's insane, conspiracy theorist world, Donald Trump is literally Adolf Hitler reborn.
I'll give Politico a little bit of credit; they do admit that their scenario is just a little far-fetched. Right, and Bernie Sanders is just a little socialist.
I wish I could say that this one article was just the product of a reporter that's had one too many puffs of the whacky tobaccy. Sadly, though, this is par for the course for the Left. We saw this kind of talk and worse all through the Bush years. The big difference between then and now, however, is the Left at least waited until Bush had been in office for a while before trotting out the crazy horses.
Donald Trump is different, though. Trump terrifies the Left like no other politician has before, with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan. They would love nothing more than to take Trump out of the game permanently. The Left isn't confident that they can beat Trump in the general election. Their only viable candidate is the most corrupt, scheming politician in the country. Liberals do know, however, that the GOP establishment hates Trump almost as much as they do. Anyone who thinks they would unite behind a President Trump is either hopelessly naive or borderline retarded.
So the Left starts laying the groundwork early for impeaching Donald Trump. They build the narrative that a Trump presidency would see the worst qualities of America brought to the fore. That's a narrative that the GOPe has already been trotting out since Trump became the front runner. A few gentle nudges in the right direction, and suddenly you've got a House that's ready and willing to impeach The Donald on day 2 of his presidency.
Buckle up, sports fans. This isn't the last we'll hear of the impeachment talk. Mark my words.