Posted by: Bruce Allen | August 2, 2019

Julian Castro: Impeach Him

© Bruce Allen   August 2, 2019

Dear Mr. BruAl–

My pre-Post-Trump-Stress Disorder continues unabated. I keep thinking, “If this guy can’t get impeached, no one ever will.” Is there a way for the Democratic Party, the one still functioning, to manage the impeachment process so as to help them avoid the “inoculation” of Trump by a treasonous Senate led by Russian tool Mitch McConnell?

Desperate in Danville

Dear Desperate–

I feel your pain. As does Julian Castro. This from Slate in their post-debate autopsy:

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I think he’s on to something, perhaps the only thing, that doing the right thing–airing Trump’s malfeasance laundry on Twitter–making Americans pay attention, interrupting soap operas–will inevitably lead to a purely partisan acquittal in the Senate which must then be aggressively laid at the feet of Moscow Mitch. Doing it this way accomplishes two things: it exposes, for the benefit especially of The Base, the full extent of his self-dealing and general incompetence. Two, it links Trump and McConnell, the self-styled Grim Reaper, to proven Russian interference in the 2016 election and anticipated interference in the upcoming one.

If, as Castro points out, the Dems fail to impeach, Trump will use that failure like a club in 2020.

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What the hell?

Then there’s the matter of conscience. To avoid acting in good conscience due to political considerations is something Republicans do. They play harder, and have shown a willingness bordering on glee to play on the Trump team, to buy into the lying, the deceit, the divisiveness, the race-baiting. #SilenceisComplicity.

So, Desperate, get on the horn to your congressman and demand impeachment of Donald Trump for high crimes and misdemeanors. Write him snail mail to which someone in his office needs to spend time responding. Write Trump and demand his resignation if that makes you feel better. Go to some of next year’s demonstrations, get tear-gassed, tell your grandkids about it someday. But there is a way out of this in which both Trump and McConnell eat it in 2020. I salute your efforts.

Mr. BruAl


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