09 April 2018 – Let’s stop Premature Impeachment Syndrome (P.I.S.)

 

IMT Episode 55 – Do you suffer from P.I.S.? (Premature Impeachment Syndrome)

Sure, impeachment sounds good but you have to consider that it’s historically hard as hell to pull off.  While it is always an option, Democrats have to triage impeachment way down the list of 2018 election strategies.  Republicans at all levels are already using it as a fear driver to get reluctant former Trump supporters to the polls in November.

Sure, impeachment sounds good but you have to consider that it’s historically hard as hell to pull off.  While it is always an option, Democrats have to triage impeachment way down the list of 2018 election strategies.  Republicans at all levels are already using it as a fear driver to get reluctant former Trump supporters to the polls in November.  So using it as an incentive to get Democrats to the polls will almost certainly backfire.

What do you think?

6 thoughts on “09 April 2018 – Let’s stop Premature Impeachment Syndrome (P.I.S.)

  1. FBI Raid on Michael Cohen Is the Most Dangerous Day of Donald Trump’s Life
    The president’s low-rent Ray Donovan can bully porn stars, but not Robert Mueller. The shtick is up.

    Rick Wilson
    04.10.18 5:02 AM ET

    Monday’s FBI raids on Michael Cohen’s Rockefeller Center office, his hotel room, and his home all provided a proper dose of comeuppance to a man more accustomed to screaming threats, shit-tier legal theorizing, and putting his strip-mall law degree to work in service of Donald Trump.

    Cohen, far from being the superlawyer to a billionaire real-estate tycoon, really only has one important job: covering up Trump’s alleged dalliances. It was Cohen batting cleanup, dealing with an army of models, escorts, Mistresses (large “M” and small “m”), actresses, porn stars, models, Real Dolls, fangirls, groupies, and random topiary at Mar-a-Delicto with a wall of nondisclosure agreements. Master of the NDA, Cohen thought attorney-client privilege would protect him.

    [Rest of the story]

  2. @Crank Bait: Gotcha. Just once I want the party to not shoot itself in the foot. I’m so fucking tired of being a liberal loser.

    Charlie is right to pin the blame on the punditry for running impeachment into the ground because they are too lazy or stupid or both to attack trump’s policies which would be real news worth reporting.

    It’s not just the pundits and press though, it’s also the rabid fringes on the left who aren’t happy unless there’s blood in the water.

  3. @chris:

    We are on the same page. The Republicans are already ginning up the base with cries of “Democratic candidates want to impeach the president.”

    The Democrats would be nuts to provide credence for the claim.

    Of course, they are Democrats…so they probably will.

    It is always a good time to run on policy positions…to (at least) appear to be serious about governance directed at problem solving. Now seems to be an especially good time to run on policy positions because of the contrast with the soap opera that defines the Trump administration.

  4. @Crank Bait: Didn’t say there were yet, but as the Times article noted there is a sizeable number in the House who have signed on.

    What I’m saying is don’t push it to the top of the stack and don’t throw anymore gas on the fire Steyer has started with his movement which makes me wonder how he made his billions.

    I think I made that pretty clear in the podcast.

  5. Do you know of a Democratic candidate running on the impeachment of President Trump?

    I don’t. Charlie Pierce doesn’t.

    Run on policy. If the opportunity to impeach arises, deal with it then.
    ————————————————
    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a19718882/impeaechment-republicans-2018-election/

    Impeachment Is the Republicans’ Latest Boogeyman for the 2018 Elections
    I can’t name a single Democratic candidate who is running specifically on this issue.

    BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
    APR 9, 2018

    Hey, all you Democratic congressional candidates who are running on a platform that, if elected, you will impeach the president*? Stop doing that immediately.

    Hello? Hello?

    Is this on?

    This seems to be the handwring du jour for the punditariat, even though I can’t name a single Democratic candidate who is running specifically on this issue, or even one who’s running on the possibility of an impeachment. And neither, apparently, can The New York Times, which believes that all the serious people think that this non-issue is driving a good deal of the nascent congressional campaign…

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