December 4, 2019

Impeachment musings

A few early observations regarding the latest impeachment hearings:

Firstly, again? Really? This will be strike three for Democrats.  No impeachment will occur, no minds will be changed.  It follows that if they saw the polls shift against them after the Schiff show, they must be using the hearings to ensure their hardcore base voters turn out in 2020.

If the above is true, and president Trump is not going to be impeached and is likely to win re-election in 2020, is it possible that Democrats are playing a long game to win the popular vote in 2020 and turn public opinion further towards removing the electoral college in the future?

Jerry Nadler in his opening statement referenced the Mueller investigation, which provided zero plausibility towards impeachment.  By invoking that investigation, Nadler undercut all credibility of all subsequent hearings including the Schiff hearings;  it looks as though Democrats are stuck on Russia and are using discredited opinions as facts and that undercuts the credibility of all subsequent arguments they have made.

Democrats seem to have a playbook.  Commit a crime, accuse their opponent of their crime, when he fights back accuse the fight itself of being an impeachable offense.

The current hearing is NOTHING more than a PR battle.  Democrats have allowed themselves to call 3 witnesses and Republicans to call 1.  All three Democrat witnesses are professors and are arguing that the president has committed impeachable offenses. The Republican witness argued against it.  No new evidence was offered.  This is clearly only about changing minds, which Democrats so far have only managed to do in a direction that is negative for them.

With the previous point in mind, all three Democrat witnesses and the Democrat lawyer come across as pompous and are likely to not influence viewers positively towards the Democrats' case.

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