It is notable that Justin Amash, having read the Mueller Report, concludes that President Trump should be impeached. Amash is level headed, responsible, and not prone to tantrum. Republicans should take his points seriously. When Bill Clinton was impeached, it happened in the lame duck period of December 1998, and the newly elected Senate picked up the trial win January of 1999, concluding by February of that year.
We are now in May of the year after a Democratic take over of the House. The Democratic primaries are in full swing. If the Democrats want to hold hearings on impeachment, so be it. But as the clock is ticking, we head to a Presidential election year. It seems more advisable to settle thing through an election than through an impeachment.
As to that election, what are we offered?
On one hand we are offered the lowest peace time unemployment since after World War II. We are offered a roaring economy. We are offered sensible tax policy, deregulation, and fifty states able and willing to set many of their own policies. We are offered seriousness in foreign policy, both in the Western Hemisphere and the East.
The Democrats have offerings of their own. They offer sheer radicalism on abortion up to legalizing infanticide. The extent to which Democrats scream that this is not true is only exceeded by their willingness to legislate it into law. They offer to shut down Christian small businesses that do not embrace the Democrats’ side of the culture war. They offer to scrap our economic gains through high taxes, wealth taxes, and socialism. They offer to destroy what’s left of our healthcare system and bankrupt the nation. They offer willful naiveté on the issue of the border and they are willing to again pick up the mantle of useful idiots for a host of our enemies.
The time for fighting about impeachment has largely come to an end, crashing into a President election year. And in the election year we are forced to choose between a deeply flawed President who views only the press as his enemy and a Democratic Party who views at least 50% of the nation as their enemy.
As much as there are things I don’t like in this administration, I appreciate this President does not view traditional values and those who hold those values as enemies in need of re-education or silence.
We don’t need to impeachment President Trump. We need to re-elect him. The Democrats are showing us who they are and they are positively Soviet.