Michael Goodwin, the always-worth-reading columnist for the New York Post, has a commentary today on why Nancy Pelosi – albeit in an amazingly stupid way (e.g. stating that she wants him imprisoned instead) – is fighting her party’s call to impeach President Trump.
Here is a key passage:
The majority of voters understand that Mueller had the time, investigators, and incentive to find any dirt he could. His probe was vast and expensive — he summoned 500 witnesses, issued 2,800 subpoenas and used grand juries and heavily armed agents in search warrant raids.
If Trump had broken the law, Mueller would have found it. Forget the noise and legalisms: in a binary world, the president was cleared.
So it’s past time for the left to get over 2016 and accept that Trump was legitimately elected and is entitled to the full powers of the presidency.
Her party’s continual denial of that reality is the dry tinder that makes Pelosi’s gamble so reckless. Mueller was their best shot and to talk of prison now smacks of third-world countries where there is no peaceful transfer of power.
Nancy Pelosi is on the spot. She has 60 house members (so far) clamoring for an impeachment procedure that even in her debilitated state, she understands is a counterproductive wild goose chase.
But for Ms. Pelosi to tell the truth about how foolish this is would be to decisively upset the hard leftists who now run the Democrat Party. So she can’t.
Instead, she talks about a cover-up (of what, nobody knows, since the mueller report concluded there was no collusion and insufficient evidence for even one count of obstruction), and makes angry, ridiculous suggestions like imprisonment and a family intervention.
This is supposed to placate her party’s far left base.
The reality, however, is that nothing will placate her party’s far left base. So it just makes her look ridiculous and ineffective.
The first round of Democrat presidential debates are scheduled for later this month. I wonder if at least some of its participants will call for the removal of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker Of The House, to be replaced by someone who is committed to President Trump’s impeachment.
Angry ideologues do self-destructive things. Republicans certainly found that out during the so-called “tea party” movement’s heyday.
Are Democrats in the process of putting on a repeat performance from their side of the aisle? It sure looks that way.