Sunday, January 3, 2021

Stupid Watergate

 It involves the Washington Post, a recorded conversation, and electoral chicanery, and it's really stupid, so I am calling it Stupid Watergate.  Here it is, Donald Trump trying to pressure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to 'find' 11,780 votes to flip the Georgia election:

This is a perfect distillation of Trump: divorced from reality, corrupt, willing to cajole then threaten someone he wants something from... not to mention incoherent.  Mr Raffensberger deserves kudos for rejecting this illegal vote-tampering effort.

This is an impeachable offense, and the House Democrats should bring another impeachment proceeding against Trump.  Sure, he lost the election, and he will be kicked out of the White House on the 20th, but Nancy Pelosi should impeach him again just to mess with his head.  Let the Republicans in the Senate try to defend Trump again, force them to submit to this wannabe-tyrant again.  

Maybe Trump could resign, continuing in the vein of the Stupid Watergate tradition.


The Sophist said...

As others have noted over at LG&M, impeaching him -right- -fuckin'- -now- serves a different purpose: if he goes over a real red line, it allows the Senate to take a single vote, and stop him. I mean, not like they'd convict for any other reason than that they thought their own cockles were about to get thrown into the fire.

I have a different reason: ostensibly [and I believe it, truly I do] the President cannot pardon while he is under impeachment. So if the House impeaches, then until the Senate acquits, he can't pardon anybody. Win-win-win-win!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It would be a brilliant move.