For weeks now the American political press has told us what a genius Nancy Pelosi is. She pulled a Trump, got an idea from a talking head on cable television, and ran with it. That idea was to withhold the articles of impeachment.
All it did was give Mitch McConnell and the Senate GOP time to unite on a common strategy. That strategy was to change the rules of the Senate to be able to reject delayed impeachment articles.
In the process, House Democrats began to go wobbly and started to defect as grumbling Senate Democrats began to complain that Pelosi herself said the matter was urgent, but then refused to act urgently.
Now, after much delay, the impeachment articles will head to the Senate and force a trial that will disrupt scheduled debates, the Iowa caucuses, and possibly the New Hampshire primary. It will force Democrats like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren off the campaign trial.
The result is Pelosi is now being accused by Democrats and some media pundits of trying to throw the race to Joe Biden.
But she’s a genius. Just ask her syncophants in the political press.