Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Eric Boehm: Justin Amash: Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct

IANALANAYp (that is: IANAL And Neither Are You...probably...).
But I'm not particularly opposed to impeachment--though I don't have any real idea whether Justin Amash is right. But, hell, run the charges up the flagpole and see who salutes.
   I do have some sympathy for Trump on this score, since its the blue team's inability to accept the results of the 2016 election, and their resultant fantasies about Russian interference, that seem to have driven Trump to his acts of possible obstruction. But what really matters would seem to be what he did, not what drove him to it. (Obviously, part of what qualifies one to be president is an ability to roll with such crazy, partisan punches; Obama did it, m*****f*****s. He did it A LOT.)
   I think we're in a terrible bind. Just about the only thing standing between us and the abject madness on the left is the Unindicted-Co-Conspirator-In-Chief...himself a crackpot of Biblical proportions. And, it would seem, rather a crook. And a loudmouthed, narcissistic con man. And probably a sexual assailant. Who could do God knows what with an errant tweet. Though, IMO, his policies aren't that bad, especially compared to the insanity we're likely to get when the other side gets back in the driver's seat. At least he's doing something to mitigate the border crisis, and dulling some of the craziest edges of the blue team's policies, e.g. in Ed (bless you, Betsy DeVos). Honestly, I think his policies are ok--far less harmful than what the blues are likely to inflict on us. Overall, anyway. If he can resist pressure from the neocons, and avoid starting a shooting war in Iraq, I actually kinda think...and I can't believe I'm saying this...that he might be the least-disastrous option in 2020. WTF? Did I actually write that sentence? Et tu, Smith? What happened to you? You used to be cool...
   Well, maybe I'd better think more about that... Don't take that too seriously. It can't be right...right? Perhaps it's the bourbon typing...
   Anyway, though impeaching Trump is fairly likely to make us worse off, I have no interest in defending obstruction of justice. ITMFA. Let the Senate decide.
   My fantasy is that Trump gets to appoint moderate-conservative, anti-activist, non-pro-life replacements for RBG and Thomas, then he gets thrown out on his ear in 2020 (or sooner), but the Pubs keep the Senate and retake the House. President Kerry and VP Wesley Clark talk/slap some sense back into the blue team, and it returns to the center just in time to hammer the Pubs in 2024...
   A boy can dream, can't he? A boy is fed up, and wishes a pox on both their m*therf*ckin' houses. A boy is way, way sick of this here shit. Also, a boy may have been drinking...


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