Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Endlessly Repeating Ourselves

If things were even remotely normal, none of this would be necessary to have to state in public:
"The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility. So while the President can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron."
The thing that runs through the impeachment hearings is that we are endlessly repeating ourselves and restating basic facts as if there's anything to argue about here. There really isn't anything to discuss--the admitted actions of Trump impeach him without the necessity of any kind of hearing or review. So, it's all a farce on the part of Republicans to pretend that they can argue their way out of the hole that has been dug here.

Trump's failed presidency is more than enough evidence that we should have impeached and removed him in the spring of 2017 when he fired James Comey. And I say that as someone who believes that Comey should have been fired long before Trump even took office.

So, if there's anything to be upset about, it's the fact that we have wasted the last several years pretending this was a normal presidency in the first place. It has been a fiasco that we sentenced ourselves to through our own inability to recognize what Trump was when he was busy telling us who he was. I'm glad that we have heard people speak out about Trumpism and the place where we find ourselves. This has been a reaffirmation of what it means to have a democracy, and we should be grateful for the fact that people like Professor Pamela Karlan have decided to put the country ahead of their own self-interest and testify before the least qualified bunch of Republicans that have ever served in Congress.

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