Perhaps honesty isn’t the best policy for Democrats after all...
The Democrats appear to be in an accidental truth-telling season lately. First, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) admitted that he wishes to enact a gun confiscation policy. Now, another progressive politician accidentally revealed the true reason the Democrats are pushing so hard to impeach President Donald Trump.
Of course, it’s not as if it is difficult to ascertain their true motivation, but the idea that an elected Democrat would just blurt it out is a bit shocking. And the real reason behind Operation: Impeach the Donald uncovers another interesting bit of insight.
Al Green’s Accidental Admission
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) made an appearance on MSNBC and discussed the initiative to remove Trump from office. It’s not the first time he has broached the subject; in 2017, he introduced articles of impeachment in the House.
“I’m concerned if we don’t impeach this president, he will get re-elected,” he explained.
“He will say the Democrats had an overwhelmingly majority in the House and they didn’t take up impeachment.”
Well, there it is. Green announced what the Democrats probably wished the public didn’t already know: They want to impeach President Trump because they fear another crushing loss to a reality television star. How’s that for juicy gossip?
High Crimes And Misdemeanors
Green’s admission shows the Democrats may not be as confident in their chances for 2020 as they would have you believe. Perhaps they learned their lesson from the 2016 election, in which Hillary Clinton was supposed to give the Big Bad Trump a sound electoral drubbing and further validate the not-so-stellar legacy of Barack Obama.
While they managed to pull off a victory during the 2018 midterm elections by taking the House, their wins were in line with historical precedent. Not much of an accomplishment, right? The Democrats are well aware of the reality that they have an uphill road if they wish to defeat the president, given the state of the economy and the fact that the public isn’t buying their assertion that he is the second coming of Comrade Adolph Stalin Pol Pot Hussein.
Are The Democrats Afraid?
The Democrats are right to be afraid of another Trump victory. It seems like half their party is running for president, yet they still can’t find a candidate with much of a chance of beating him. Indeed, it seems they are shooting themselves in the foot with the campaign against Joe Biden, likely the only choice that would have a shot at winning, all because he scores a resounding goose egg on the intersectionality scale.
Put simply, the only other way for the Democrats to get their wish might be to remove Trump from office through the impeachment process. It is for this reason that they pivoted from collusion to obstruction when special counsel Robert Mueller failed to prove Trump was collaborating with Boris and Natasha to win in 2016. It’s also why they are targeting Attorney General William Barr for his refusal to recommend indictments against the president despite the lack of evidence of obstruction.
The Democrats’ reliance on impeachment is part and parcel of the progressive left’s approach to politics; if they can’t defeat their opponent through normal means, they must seek out other ways to gain power. It is why companies like Facebook and Twitter aren’t willing to allow debate, but rather shut down views that conflict with their ideology. The Democrats know that the American public isn’t on board with a far-left socialist agenda or hand-wringing over who is more oppressed than whom.
If the Democrats are afraid they cannot convince voters to swing their way, it is no surprise they hope for impeachment. Unfortunately for them, a GOP-controlled Senate is unlikely to vote to impeach Trump on scant evidence or the fact that he hurts people’s feelings. If the Democrats want victory, they will have to earn it the old-fashioned way.