As I get older I’ve become more experienced and thus cynical but what I’ve also become is more amazed that people, particularly people in power don’t see things as they are.
1. This is all Appeasement for the Liberal Activist Class
The entire impeachment exercise from the hearing tin the house to every single “we’re gonna get Trump this time” meme that we’ve had since day one. To satisfy the activist class who were making primal screams on election day.
To that end they have insisted that each book, each event, each investigation is the one that is going to bring Trump down if they just stick with them and keep sending cash.
It’s a big con and impeachment is just about keeping it rolling.
2. Polls Don’t Matter if most People Aren’t Watching
I’ve seen people quoting various pols concerning impeachment and the desire to have witnesses called polling quite high.
The problem is that if nobody except the activists (see #1) is paying attention it does’t matter how high witnesses poll. The people who aren’t paying attention now aren’t going to suddenly think impeachment is important based on if the Senate calls witnesses.
Anyone who thinks their election or re-election is dependent on the senate calling is paying consultants too much.
3. The Democrat/Media story is already written:
It isn’t often that Allahpundit hits the nail on the head these days but he managed to do so inadvertently in this post concerning the calling of Witnesses at the impeachment trial:
They seem to be calculating that they’d rather get torched by nine months of Democratic “COVER UP!” attack ads than put Bolton on the stand, which is cynical but rational. Those “cover up” ads are coming no matter what, after all. They could call Bolton, Mulvaney, Pompeo, even Giuliani, and so long as they vote to acquit Dems will accuse them of being Trump’s co-conspirators.
The stories are already written and the blame is already assigned and the faux outrage is already and the ads are already prepared with only the video to be spliced in.
No matter what the GOP and/or Trump does it will be the greatest outrage in history since the last thing the gop and Trump did, which was also the greatest outrage in history.
Why play their game? Why give them anything?
4. Liberal Outrage is the GOP’s Friend
As I noted in item three the left/media repeatedly has been crying havoc for three years assuring us that the tax cuts, the wall, net neutrality, the death of Soleimani etc etc was the end of the world that was going to kill millions while resulting in every single group of the left into labor camps.
Instead the country has gotten rich, Black, Hispanic and female unemployment is at historic lows with only the places run by the left like Baltimore, Chicago and San Francisco being danger zones.
The More outrage that the left proclaims while the country is and the people in it are doing well the more likely that people will turn out for, rather than turn on the president, and given the lengths of fraud they are going to unleash this time around, every mistake we can help them make is worthwhile.
5. Desperate People Make Mistakes
It’s very possible that once the President is re-elected that the political class might decide that all they have to do is wait him out and then business as usual will return.
However it’s also possible that the president will be able to fundamentally change the way business is done around here. That means the era of good stealing, the way that Joe Biden lived under all his political life (which is why he still thinks he did nothing wrong) and the gravy train for tens of thousands of consultants, bureaucrats, and their useless children who would never amount to anything otherwise might be over.
This eventually is a course of abject fear among the political/media/leach class and the more fearful they are the more the mask slips and the more their true nature is revealed.
And the more that American voters see them as they are the better the chance of defeating them.
the only question is, are there enough members of the GOP who want that?