Trump Russia! Trump Russia! Trump Russia! 24/7 coverage by the mainstream media. Investigations! Impeachment must be right around the corner! Must have it! Gotta have it! If not, we could lose our liberal minds!!!
Sorry liberals but the impeachment of President Donald Trump is not happening anytime soon and most likely will never happen. So who is tossing cold water on your impeachment obsession? Surprisingly, it is a Washington Post reporter who has already revealed himself as vehemently anti-Trump. Philip Bump, who has established his bonafides as being so opposed to Trump that he actually slammed Trump during last year's terror bombings in Brussels for being "safely cocooned in his luxurious home at the top of the Manhattan skyscraper he built." Unfortunately for liberal mental stability, Bump wrote on July 14 that No matter how bad it gets for him, here’s why Trump isn’t getting impeached this year.
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Despite a Democratic member of the House initiating the process to remove Trump from office, there’s almost no chance at all that the president would be impeached this year, no matter what happens.
Why? Politics. Impeachment takes the form of a trial, but it isn’t one. It’s a political vote by politicians, all of whom would like to themselves avoid the fate of being thrown out of office. And Trump’s political career both relied on and thrives because of the nature of the moment that he launched it.
...we noted that impeachment is a political process. It requires having members of the House pass articles of impeachment that then go to the Senate where punishment is determined. And every single one of those 435 members of the House have to face their own constituents next year in an effort to keep their jobs. Most (but certainly not all) will face challengers from within their own parties who they’ll need to defeat in primaries in order to be on the ballot in November.
And that is why Trump isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
Bump goes into more detail why the liberal wet dream won't be happening any time soon...or ever:
In 2014, Pew Research Center looked at the composition of the primary electorate. It found that in the 2010 and 2014 off-year elections, the people who came out to vote in the Republican primaries were much more conservative than Republican voters overall. In 2010, the voting pool was 12 points more likely to espouse consistent conservative views on policy issues than Republican Party voters overall. Three years ago, the voting pool was 11 points more conservative.
To break it down explicitly: Republicans control the House, so nothing’s passing there without their support. Republican House members are all up for reelection next year. To get on the ballot in November, they need to win their primaries. Their primary fights will be against other Republicans (in most states), and be determined by the most conservative voters in their party.
And those conservative Republicans have a 90 percent approval rating for President Trump, even after all of the things that have emerged over the last six months.
Please! Must have impeachment or Rob Reiner's head will explode:
In 2016, only 15 Republicans were elected with margins of under 10 points.
To put a fine point on it: Far fewer House Republicans are dependent on cobbling together support from voters outside of their party in order to win reelection. And since the most fervent supporters within their party stand strongly behind Trump, that may offer them all of the political cover they’d seek.
Theoretically, something else could emerge that would cause Trump’s support from those Republicans to crumble. But it’s very, very hard to imagine what that might be.
Of course this unwanted news from Bump went over like a lead balloon with the liberal Washington Post readers as you can see in some of their comments:
Publishing an article like this is depressing and self-defeating.
Help us, Obiwan Kenobi Special Council, you're our only hope!
The Dow falling 8000 points and unemployment at 8% will put Trump out of office. Everything else is just noise.
The sad truth is that in 2018 the Republicans will lose a few seats in the House and gain one or two in the Senate. Barring an unforeseen event, the only chance to be rid of Trump will be in the 2020 election.
This is how America ends.
Exit question: When Trump is re-elected in 2020 will deranged Democrats organize visits to the "Heaven's Gate" Mothership?