Sometime in the months leading up to today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to make a choice. Should she open up bipartisan discussions with the president? and arrange for some votes — which had Senate and presidential support — and really kick into high gear the legislative machine — which runs like a tortoise except under these conditions, in which case it can run like a time machine it’s so fast — OR — Impeach the president.
We all know what she choose. The question about why is also obvious, Pelosi thought Impeachment would be much more popular with voters.
She was, is, and probably will continue to be wrong about how the American people feel about impeachment. People can read. they have read the transcripts. There is no outrage. Manufacturing it with biased witnesses does not help the Democratic cause, it weakens the argument, making the partisan objective so clear, it’s obscene.
Politics is war. When you screw up, people die. I think she will lose 40 seats in the House, and her Speakership over this miscalculation and that number would be higher if the Republicans knew what they hell they were doing, but they do not, and will only partially capitalize on this giant unforced error by Pelosi and her minions.