Dems Should Not Impeach, But Should Weaponize Information Gleaned From Inquiry…

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There is real­ly no safe way to hold a ser­pent, you can grab it by the head and try not to get stung, but that’s about it.
The present impeach­ment inquiry which Donald Trump forced the Democrats to engage in, is very much like a ser­pent. There are real­ly no good out­comes for the Democrats, despite the fact that they are the ones act­ing in defense of the con­sti­tu­tion.
One of the chal­lenges fac­ing the Democrats is that a large sec­tion of the elec­torate will walk off a cliff with Trump even though they know they are going to die.
That kind of fanati­cism is not born out of any­thing that Donald Trump has done on their per­son­al or col­lec­tive behalf. It is a result of what Donald Trump rep­re­sents as a racist, white suprema­cist who hates the same peo­ple they hate.

Donald Trump under­stood that- that sleep­er-cell of white resent­ment was always there, despite the unval­i­dat­ed faith, and soar­ing ora­to­ry laced with belief in them, by the likes of Barack Obama and Corey Booker.
Trump under­stood that those peo­ple are will­ing to blame their own fail­ings on oth­ers who do not look like them­selves.
As a mouth­piece for that sub­set, Trump was on point when he said he could shoot some­one on fifth avenue, and he would not lose any votes.
Today as the 44th White male, and the 45th man to occu­py 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as President, his sup­port remains as sol­id as it ever was, and the Republican par­ty he leads is now a racist, xeno­pho­bic cult.
That ought to put to rest the whole ques­tion as to why Trump’s sup­port remains sol­id despite the egre­gious things he has done since elect­ed to office.
No one wants to say it so I will. They are irre­deemable racists.

It is impor­tant to record for pos­ter­i­ty, that the Republicans have no desire to defend the Constitution, nev­er­the­less, that does not mean that the Democratic par­ty should abdi­cate its duty to pro­tect and defend the con­sti­tu­tion.
As such, it is crit­i­cal to under­stand that the Democrats are duty-bound to con­duct inquiries into Donald Trump’s actions.
When this peri­od of American his­to­ry is writ­ten the Democrats can take a bow that they are the patri­ots who stood up in defense of the United States Constitution.

It does not require a rock­et sci­en­tist to fig­ure out the strat­e­gy Trump and his shame­less Republican back­ers have in mind. As the world has seen in the hear­ing, as was the case dur­ing the Muller inves­ti­ga­tion, they are not inter­est­ed in facts.
They are inter­est­ed in obfus­ca­tion, deflec­tion, and diver­sions. Unfortunately for the coun­try, here is one polit­i­cal par­ty that does­n’t care whether a hos­tile pow­er inter­fered in the most sacred ele­ment of democ­ra­cy, the right to free and fair elec­tions.
But this was nev­er some­thing which both­ered Republicans, they have con­sis­tent­ly worked at cre­at­ing ways to ensure that black and brown peo­ple are lim­it­ed in their abil­i­ty to vote.
It is just sad and rep­re­hen­si­ble that as they have fought to lim­it the vote of peo­ple who are unlike­ly to vote for them they have opt­ed to have a hos­tile pow­er skew the vote on their behalf.
It was not long that some of these same peo­ple had wrapped them­selves in the American flag and pre­tend­ed to be patri­ots.
In fact many of them still.

Republicans are wait­ing for Democrats to file arti­cles of impeach­ment, upon which the sen­ate can do either of two things, (1) Summarily dis­miss the charges. However, the Republicans who have con­trol of the sen­ate under the régime of Mosco Mitch McConnell will try to make it seem like they are fol­low­ing the laws. Or (2) hold a sham abbre­vi­at­ed tri­al, and quick­ly find that Trump broke no laws and com­mit­ted no impeach­able offense.
The ille­git­i­mate dis­missal of the charges or the (not guilty sham find­ing) then becomes an elec­tion-year weapon. Remember their nar­ra­tive that the Muller inves­ti­ga­tions were a hoax? The nar­ra­tive today that the House Intelligence impeach­ment inquiry is a par­ti­san witch hunt?
The pre­dictable sen­ate out­come will be dis­in­for­ma­tion on steroids. It will be dif­fi­cult for any Democratic can­di­date to stand up to that onslaught, much less over­come it.
With a whole state Television channel(FOX) ded­i­cat­ed to dis­in­for­ma­tion. Sinclair’s tele­vi­sion sta­tions across the nation. Twenty-four-hour talk radio and Facebook and oth­er enti­ties ded­i­cat­ed to churn­ing out dis­in­for­ma­tion and pro­pa­gan­da 247, it will be a tough row to hoe for whichev­er Democratic can­di­date emerge as the nom­i­nee.

SO WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?


The solu­tion is to gath­er the evi­dence and release it to the pub­lic. Trump is already tam­per­ing with jurors to a poten­tial sen­ate tri­al, as he is secret­ly meet­ing with Republican sen­a­tors, the very peo­ple who would decide his inno­cence or guilt in an impeach­ment tri­al. Even the ones who he has berat­ed in the press as pompous fools.
This is essen­tial­ly jury tam­per­ing, but when Trump does these things they are not against the law. In fact, as far as his lawyers and sup­port­ers are con­cerned, as pres­i­dent, he is inca­pable of break­ing the law.
Such is the God-like sta­tus giv­en this men­da­cious men­di­cant.
Republicans have long held that it should be up to the vot­ers to decide whether to remove Trump from office.
DEMOCRATS should indulge them. Use the find­ings of the inquiry as cam­paign fod­der, but do not file arti­cles of impeach­ment. No use going into a fight if you know you are going to lose.
The strat­e­gy ought to be the Powell doc­trine.
Don’t go to war if there is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that you can lose, but if you have to fight take all your weapons to war use them all and go home”.

Democrats are not oblig­at­ed to file arti­cles of impeach­ment. They can opt to let the vot­ers decide.
Will the lying Republicans have a prob­lem with that strat­e­gy, you bet your ass they will, but Democrats are not oblig­at­ed to please them. Remember it was they who said the next pres­i­dent should decide who the next supreme court jus­tice should be when Obama nom­i­nat­ed Merrick Garland?
Every bit of infor­ma­tion gleaned from that inquiry should e weaponized and a scorched earth strat­e­gy devel­oped to remove this can­cer.
That should also mean remov­ing every sin­gle Republican Senator up for re-elec­tion and every house mem­ber as well.
Not a sin­gle one of those liars who refused to defend the con­sti­tu­tion vot­ed for the inquiry. Every one of them should be tar­get­ed for removal, regard­less of how red their state or dis­trict is.

Mike Beckles is a for­mer Jamaican police Detective cor­po­ral, a busi­ness own­er, avid researcher, and blog­ger. 
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