This week we have been subjected to a platitude of doomsday scenarios for President Trump, with the nuclear option, the “I” word, being uttered on more than one occasion.
Of course, any time that politicians begin throwing around the idea of impeachment, it sounds serious. Sure, some of the more bombastic personalities in the punditry tend to get to calling for impeachment much, much earlier. In the case of Donald Trump, those hare brained plans were being launched from the news desks of the mainstream media long before inauguration day.
Now, however, things do feel a little bit different, given the swift shift to talk of constitutionally removing Donald Trump from office.
History, however, shows us that this incessant crybaby tactic is nothing new at all.
“On May 1, 1981, thousands of protesters marched in Washington to denounce President Reagan’s economic and social policies. The event was billed as ‘Days of Resistance to Roll Back Reaganism.’ (Sound familiar?) At the event, at least two speakers called for impeaching Reagan.
”’Our purpose is to turn this country around,” one said. ‘Getting rid of Reagan is the first step.’
“In early 1983, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said Reagan should be impeached ‘for incompetence.’ Later that year, he called for impeaching Reagan over his military action in Grenada.
“Jesse Jackson wanted Reagan impeached in 1984 for mining Nicaragua’s harbors. Texas Rep. Henry Gonzalez and six other Democrats introduced a resolution to impeach Reagan in 1987 over the Iran-Contra affair.
“Gonzalez pushed to have President George H.W. Bush impeached in 1991 because of the Gulf War.
“Reps. Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler introduced 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush in 2004 that centered on the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, global warming and the 2004 elections.
“Conyers filed a resolution in 2005 calling for Bush’s impeachment, and was still publicly advocating it by 2007. And Kucinich kept pushing for impeachment into Bush’s last months in office.”
It seems that in impeachment, as with all things, the democrats are planning to continue their alarmist, sensationalist, nonsensical attitude. Their own fury is not enough, it seems, to placate their led-by-the-blind constituents who’ve grown accustomed to enormous tidal shifts of political affirmation.
So, as we look back at a week full of heavy talk, and forward to weeks of infighting on the floor of congress, remember: We’ve been here before, and whoever the next republican President is, they too will face talk of impeachment. It is simply how the democrats operate.