Rich Rane wrote:gigantes wrote:MrDollarBills wrote:
Trump literally extorted one of our allies in order to get dirt on a political opponent. And admitted it without hesitation.
Anyday now, Madame Speaker. Get this man's criminal behavior in the front and center of the public's consciousness and the newscycle.
Also, I wonder how much AOC's recent comments might have changed the game. Even little Greta Thunberg might have had a sizable hand in rapidly changing the climate.
The only concern here is that an impeachment or attempted impeachment will galvanize the centrist base come the next election, or something unfortunate like that.
Any person claiming to be centrist and voting for Trump because of an impeachment inquiry needs to explain their vote. An impeachment inquiry was launched because they felt the POTUS was breaking the law and that's a bad thing because...
Problem as I see it-- the body of "centrists" in the USA aren't really political centrists. They're moreso non-extreme right-wingers. IME the extremist right-wingers are the ones who love to call themselves "conservatives" in this country.
IMO this all kind of dates back to the USA being founded by white supremacists. Sure, those guys were a cut above other wealthy, spineless cowards, and sure they tended to be principled folks with genuinely decent intentions, but it also seems like the long-term American citizen kind of ran with their mythology and conveniently ignored all the demons, setting the table for the crazy "centrist" situation we now have.
If there's another first-world country out there in which its centrists share all the right-wing values of the USA's "centrists," I'm not sure which one it would be. Just sayin'.