Season finale: Impeachment

Morning Joe’s Scarborough talked about Trump’s Twitter rants from Sunday, and saw them as a warning sign.

“I do wonder if there was any other description suggesting it’s Nixonian, that it appears at least to be — we appear to be on the eve of where Nixon was before he launched the Saturday night massacre,” Scarborough said, referring to Nixon firing top Justice Department officials. (Good times! Remember when Henry Kissinger had to talk the Joint Chiefs into calling off a nuclear attack on North Korea because Nixon was drunk?)

“I think we are. I don’t think that’s hyperbolic, when you have a president who is basically engaging the Justice Department at this level of political detail and calling on investigating his predecessors,” historian Jon Meacham said.

“One Nixonian element is both Nixon and Trump fixate on former opponents in a way that I think shapes what they do in deleterious ways, at least. Nixon justified the taping as FDR had done it, LBJ had done it. He was always obsessed with what President Kennedy had gotten away with, in his view. And remember, of course, it’s clearly true with President Trump with an obsession with Obama and Secretary Clinton.

“I can’t remember who said this first but somebody remarked they hoped Hillary Clinton watches Fox News because it’s the only place she’s president. I think that’s a true factor here. My own sense is the most — and this may sound kind of League of Women Voter-y but the most important political story in the country right now in many ways are those 435 House races,” Meacham said.

“I’ve been skeptical of this but i would bet a good bit of money this will end up in the house with some kind of impeachment proceeding, and the makeup of that body and ultimate partly the reaction of the United States Senate, which is supposed to be the great deliberative check and final hammer on these things, I think we’re going to end up — that’s going to be the season finale of this.”

One thought on “Season finale: Impeachment

  1. If the Democrats take back the house by voting in massive numbers (Blue Wave) impeachment may be in the cards.

    But the reliability of the Democrats in the Senate is another matter.

    For example, we should all thank that handful of Democratic senators who just gave us Pompeo, Bolton and Gina Haspel, and set us on the path to war with Iran.

    The US has apparently adopted the Gaza Model for Iran.
    We intend to turn Iran into another open-air prison with no functioning economy unless they capitulate completely to all of our demands.

    That’s what Pompeo said yesterday in his first major foreign policy speech.
    Pompeo delivered the speech, but the criminal Netanyahu wrote. (Read it.)

    Yeah Democrats. Thanks for supporting Trump on his World Domination Tour.
    This sort of abhorrent behavior is what gives Capitalism a bad name.

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