Is anyone left who's open-minded about the Trump impeachment

Or who think that both sides are pathetic and cockeyed? A pox on both sides.

After years of impeachment talk, everyone seems to have picked a side. A PR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll asked, “Based on what you know at this point, do you support or oppose the impeachment of President Trump?”

The results: Forty seven percent of those polled supported impeachment and 48 percent opposed it. Leaving 5 percent “unsure.”

Who are these people? Indifferent? Dullards? Asleep? Comatose? Don’t they know that they’re supposed to choose up? To see virtue entirely on their side and evil on the other? There’s no room in America for uncertainty when it comes to politics.

And where are the people who believe that both sides are loathsome and contemptible, both deserving of castigation and censure? Is there no one left who sees degrees of misconduct  on both sides?

Do I stand alone when I call down a pox on both their houses?

Donald Trump isn’t a piece of work. He’s the entire work all by himself. Who could be so stupid and careless as to ask another country to climb down into our mud and dig up ooze on a political opponent? And then claim that the asking was perfect.

Who could be so naive or blind to think that everything was copacetic about a sitting vice president prying open an ultra-lucrative spot on the board of a suspicious and possibly corrupt foreign corporation for his son? Or brags–yes, brags–about how he held up congressionally authorized military aid for a country under the claw of the Russian bear unless it fires a prosecutor that was going after the very company that was lagging son Hunter so much money?

In both cases, this is the Chicago Way of graft and corruption on an international scale. Yet both political sides rationalize the schemes on their own side while hurling rocks at the other. For separate acts that are essentially cousins in the family of bad acts. As Matthew warns us in sacred scripture:

 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Not that anyone pays any attention to the sacred anymore. Lets be honest; both sides are hypocrites. It wouldn’t be so bad if they accused the other side of wrongdoing but that they could see and confess the misdeeds of their own side.

Take the impeachment hearings. Like watching a bunch of kids shouting across the street at each other, “So,’s your old man.” Republicans are right that the hearings have been a side show, featuring creatures ugly and warped determined to railroad a duly elected sitting president out of office because they don’t like his policies or personality Any there are Republicans forced to defend the most repulsive brute ever t0 darken the White House.

Everyday there is another story, laughably rich in irony. Here comes House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, the Democrat with the biggest pitchfork, in high pique because Republicans aren’t acting like neutral jurors in the presumed coming Senate trial of Trump. He has a point; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) declared that he has already decided how he’ll vote. And everyone assumes that Senate will acquit because the majority Republicans will stay united.

Is Nadler making a joke? Democrats have been nearly united in the tar and feathering of Trump from the outset. With well-practiced fever, they charge their opponents with utterly incomprehensible meanness and ignorance.

The point being: Every one of the clowns in this circus was elected by us. 

My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812

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  • The impeachment of Trump is the result of the war of cultures in the US, not about whether one side believes Trump innocent and one believes him guilty. This will only get worse. Some say it's a "quiet Civil War", and they may be right. So, quiet for how much longer?

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    Good point. I believe you're right.

  • False equivalency rears its ugly head again. As John Adams once said, facts are stubborn things. Trump solicited the aid of a foreign country to interfere in our electoral process to benefit himself. Impeachment is a Constitutional remedy when a president abuses his power and betrays the public trust in this way. The House of Representatives, the people's House, in voting for impeachment will be carrying out what the Framers provided to protect, defend, and preserve our democracy.

    BTW, the Democrats are not alone in moving to impeach and remove President Trump. There are a good many patriotic Republicans and Independents who in good conscience support impeachment and removal. As I do categorically myself.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Need I say more?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thank you. My conscience is clear, too, and I am independent of anything but scorn for the parties.

  • In this world, people will literally end friendships based on one's politics. I can't be friends with you because you do not envision a political world like I do. People who rightly condemn the the divisions caused by religion...proudly sporting their "COEXIST" bumper stickers will think nothing of severing ties based on politics.

    Additionally, my opinion on President Trumps impeachment is irrelevant. If I were to share my opinion, would it change your viewpoint? No, because most have already adopted their political religion...and religion is the hardest thing to change. what if I share this opinion 10 times? Or 100? Surely after 1000 times of hearing my point of view, the masses will change their minds...

    Our Legislative Branch responds to the squeakiest wheel in their own tribes. So my opinion does not matter...the die has been set, the lot has been cast. My opinion does not have the mass to change things, especially in this dichotomous world.

    So...I adopt no opinion on President Trump's impeachment. I leave matters of religion to its adherents. As for me, I serve a higher God.

  • In reply to Rick Bohning:

    The religion of politics is a very real thing, a dangerous thing, but as one religious master once said that the followers of the way will be known by the results of their actions. Indeed, let those who have eyes see and those with ears hear. Meanwhile, those who do not worship politics and politicians will gather only bitter fruit because there is nobody to tend the garden.

  • The historic votes charged the president with “high crimes and misdemeanors” in connection with a Ukraine pressure campaign. Mr. Trump became the third sitting president in history to be impeached

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