We Already Have a Way to Remove the Unfit from Office: An Election.

Democrats might want to get busy.

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President Donald J. Trump is introduced on stage Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Md. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Circular Reasoning

“If [special counsel Robert Mueller’s] report comes out and we keep having the breaking headlines every single day, I’m pretty sure that [impeachment] is going to call for itself.” — Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

We keep saying there is something, so there must be something. There must be something, if we keep saying there is something.

Please, let there be something. Anything.

The Russian probe has not only fizzled, but has led, uncomfortably, to top Democrats. Perhaps Van Jones was correct in calling the Russian investigation a ‘big nothing burger,’ two-years ago. The probe points everywhere and nowhere; at the Clinton campaign, Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein.

The Russia probe also unveiled the obvious truth that countries across the globe try to swing elections in other countries all the time; the U.S. is one of the worst offenders. If Trump wanted to win, and Putin wanted Trump to win, that doesn’t count as collusion.

Now, Democrats are casting their net wider; quite a bit wider.

Congressional Democrats are indicating they are moving ahead with impeachment proceedings against Trump. They aren’t sure why yet, but they seem certain that if they dig deeply enough, through enough people, something will surely turn up.

In a sweeping investigation into potential Trump crimes, House Democrats have opened a new probe into Trump’s business associates and family members.

In the opinion of House Democrats, U.S. President Donald Trump is a liar, a racist and a cheat. Should the opinion of someone’s political opponent really count?

Neither party really cares all that much for the policies and agendas of the other, though respect and friendship between rival political parties is more common than you’d think.

That doesn’t mean they agree: A liberal Democrat might consider a border wall immoral; but a conservative Republican feels exactly the same way about socialism.

Which opinion is better? Who is right?

Neither one of them: Both of them.

There is no absolute and final authority in settling differences of opinion. There will never be a consensus on philosophical questions like that. There is no earthly body high enough, with complete objective information of the fullness of time, that can make a final determination.

Thinking you can, is a further disqualification.

“Impeach that mother#$%@!,” sounds politically motivated to me. Calling politically motivated efforts to impeach an elected official a witch hunt on twitter does not constitute obstruction of justice. That is reaching, even for Democrats who have proven, over and over again, that they will reach for anything to unseat Trump, no matter how outlandish.

Impeachment won’t remove Trump from office. Republicans thought Bill Clinton was unfit for office after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, there was actual DNA evidence, he lied to Congress; impeachment proceedings still failed and Republicans lost big in the elections that followed.

Luckily, we already have a process by which unfit people can be removed from office; it’s called a democratic election. And we’ve got one coming up.

Democrats might want to get busy.

The Orange Man Cometh

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President Donald J. Trump signs an executive order for a “National Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide- the PREVENTS Initiative” Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Helping victims of a natural disaster comes with the office of President, but even when Trump is doing that right, he is doing it wrong. He is doing a better job responding this time in Alabama than he did last time in California, and that is a problem.

Trump is politicizing the crisis, when he should, in fairness, refuse to help because it might improve his re-election chances too much.

Yes, it looks good from a campaign perspective; that is why running against an incumbent is harder. Especially if they are doing a good job, or at least are seen to be doing a good job.

Is Trump doing a good job?

The U.S. economy is very strong, with job gains for demographics across the board. Trump’s real record on race may surprise you. He passed significant criminal justice reform addressing racially-biased sentencing.

He favors trade over war as evidenced by massive troop draw-downs in long-occupied Middle-Eastern nations- in direct opposition to the wishes of the military complex and political party leaders on both sides of the aisle.

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President Donald J. Trump is greeted by Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi, for their second summit meeting. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

President Trump must be credited with bringing North Korea to the negotiating table and making serious progress. His work on the Korean politPennisula has earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Trump Made a Multi-Billion Dollar Deal for America before he left Vietnam. He is even shutting down the controversial NSA spying program previous administrations ignored.

Trump’s approval rating on the economy has hit new high, according to Gallup. And his overall favorability rating continues to climb.

In even worse news for Democrats from Gallup, Americans’ Perceptions of U.S. World Image Best Since 2003.

The Press is Helping Elect Trump

The mainstream press continues to ignore the free market writing on the wall, as their one-sided, rage-fueled coverage of the Trump administration is delivered to ever-dwindling audiences.

Lower ratings and smaller market share can mean only one thing to the deeply misguided; “People just aren’t willing to support independent journalism, come on guys what’s wrong with you!”

Political journos and talking heads can continue to parrot that poor-me party line, but while they are busily stuffing their collective heads in the social media sand, they are actually driving people to vote for Trump.

If the election were held today, Trump would win by a landslide.

Between radically out-of-touch liberal bucket lists Democrats would have erstwhile never been foolish enough to try to campaign on, and some Democratic freshmen doing little more than ruffling feathers on both sides of the aisle to build their brand, Democrats don’t seem to understand the realities of running against Donald Trump.

Again.

(contributing writer, Brooke Bell)

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