You know you just went through a contentious election when you hear calls for impeaching a President-Elect before the Electoral College even had a chance to vote. And that’s exactly what Donald Trump has been enduring since Election Day 2016. Most of it can be chalked up to grapes so sour vinegar tastes like grape juice, but is there a legitimate case for impeachment?
According to the Left, there is.
According to me? Not so much.
What the Left believes it means – a punishment for a President who breaks the law
What it really means – a punishment for a President who actually breaks the law
I will be the first to admit Donald Trump wasn’t my first choice, but lately it seems I find myself defending him against the onslaught of Leftist whinging about him. When the Left started calling for Trump’s impeachment, I made it a point to look for their legal arguments to support such a movement. After extensive research, I’ve come to one conclusion.
The Left wants Trump impeached because they’re butthurt over his victory.
To give you the Reader’s Digest Condensed Version of impeachment, it is reserved for those people of high office who have committed crimes. Although the Left’s fee-fees getting hurt may seem like a crime to them, it isn’t really illegal. Neither is beating a fundamentally flawed Democrat in Hillary Clinton. What is an impeachable offense is up to interpretation, but it’s usually reserved for criminal activities, like obstruction of justice and perjury.
You know, like Hillary’s husband Bill did?
The Left is convinced Trump will not survive one year as President before he’s impeached. And they were also convinced Trump had no chance to get 270 electoral votes, too, so you can take their notions with a Mount Everest sized grain of salt.
That’s not to say Trump may not have or may not run afoul of the law sooner or later. With his history, there seems to be a pattern that could put him in the crosshairs of a politically motivated impeachment campaign. But let’s take a look at what the Left has tried to get to stick so far.
Russian involvement in the 2016 Election – This is the holy grail of Leftist cultism…I mean thought. To date, there has not been any proof Russia involved itself in our election. There have been suggestions, thoughts, and anonymous conclusions, but nothing concrete. This case is weaker than a mixed drink at an Amish bar.
Failure to divest himself from his business interests – This is an interesting situation because there is no clear legal definition of how far removed a President has to be from a business. Considering Trump comes from the world of business, it may be impossible to completely divest himself, and certainly impossible to divest himself to Leftists’ satisfaction. Would one degree of separation be enough? Two? Three? Will he need to consult with Kevin Bacon to get six degrees of separation? In any case, it will be hard for the Left to get this one to stick without a lengthy court battle with little or no political advantage.
Failure to release his tax returns – Although this is an expectation of recent Presidential candidates, there isn’t sufficient legal grounds to support an impeachment effort. Besides, it might not be a positive result. Remember how little Al Gore and Joe Biden gave to charity, as disclosed on their tax returns? Let’s just say they are far more generous with other people’s money.
Drone strike that killed innocent people – This is a fairly new one, but I see it will be gaining steam soon. However, the same people who want to hold Trump responsible for it were pretty quiet when the previous President did drone strikes. And I’m pretty sure those drone strikes might have killed some innocent people, too.
Mental incompetence – The Left keeps coming up with psychological diagnoses to show Trump isn’t mentally fit to be President. Of course, it hurts their cases that none of the people making these diagnoses have actually consulted with the “patient”, thus rendering their opinions as worthless as a murder mystery written by Sheila Jackson Lee.
But the biggest roadblock the Left can’t seem to overcome in their quest to impeach Donald Trump is…the fact he hasn’t broken any laws yet. The best they can come up with is there are some shady things going on with him. Considering the person they ran against Trump had more skeletons in her closet than a medical supply store with storage issues, they might not be the best judges of character here.
Listen, I get why you’re mad, Leftists. You thought you had the election in the bag (or at least as much in the bag as Hillary was most of the time as Secretary of State), but that’s not a reason to impeach Donald Trump. You have to actually come up with legitimate charges based on actual law. Until you do, you’re wasting your time.
On second thought, if you’re wasting time tilting at these windmills, you’re not spending time preparing for the 2018 and 2020 elections or figuring out how to attract voters.