Trump and his allies in the Senate need only time the vote for his acquittal during the week before election day. That makes for good political theater: vindication for your supporters, and total deflation for your opponents.
They would have something to say about hopeless wars, hollowed out communities, families who have attended too many funerals. They would say something about how to recover.
If the country wants to rid itself of this man, voters must find a candidate for office who can prevail in this contest.
Nancy Pelosi wants to keep her job, of course, but she also focuses on what the party must do to defeat President Trump. You do not seem to think a unified party leads to that outcome.
Clinton told all of us, “You know what to expect with me. You will get more of the same. You can’t say that about my opponent, can you?” Voters opted for unpredictability over stability. “Let’s see what happens.”
Interestingly, Obama and his intelligence agencies concluded five months before Mueller’s appointment that Russian intelligence had in fact interfered with the election.
If resentment toward Sanders persists so long after he stirred up considerable enthusiasm for Democrats in 2016, you want to ask why. It tells you this party does not want to win.
We have security theater, congressional hearings theater, protest theater, theater theater, and now shutdown theater.
They do not appear interested in why the earth warms and cools over eons, let alone the endogenous and exogenous influences on that cycle. Their behavior, as it becomes more extreme and predatory, is not even politics. Advocates’ attitudes toward science, and toward politics, indicate they started out as do-gooders who evolved into bullies. They merely want to have their way.
We will have to see what Mueller’s investigation actually produces. Meanwhile, I’m happy to say, theories about shady people who conspire to do bad things are back in vogue right now.
For everyone who wants to think through what’s happening around us, thank you, Mr. Pie.
Hillary Clinton should never, ever have tied her political career to President Obama’s, essentially saying she would give the nation Obama’s third term. Al Gore made a mistake when he did not ask President Clinton to campaign for him. Hillary Clinton made the opposite error.