McConnell: yes, I intend to help him do that
Trump: using foreign spies
McConnell: fine by me
Trump: just wanted to be clear on that point
McConnell: oh for sure
Pelosi: guys I'm gonna let the next election decide this matter
2) We elected leaders to do it, using all means at their disposal;
3) If they won't do it, then as a practical matter we'll have to get rid of them 1st, replacing them with leaders who will, because ...
4) see point 1
I feel like it's obvious.
However, they have an enthusiastic base who definitely wants Bad Shit.
But who's voting for the We're Not Going To Do Shit About It party?
Who's voting for the OK, Fine, Slightly Less-Bad Shit party?
When your friends rise to fight them alongside, this can inspire a great resolve
But if those you thought were friends refuse to fight for you, it inspires only despair
Despair wins few fights
Again, this is obvious, right?
The point is threefold:
1) Reestablish Congress as a co-equal branch of government w/a constitutional duty to fulfill
2) show a party in thrall to a corrupt autocrat
3) display a party who will fight for us
The 2nd and 3rd are tactical and bloody obvious, and not vigorously pursing them is political malpractice and electoral suicide.
Want to beat the GOP agenda? Impeach.
Want to see Democrats win in 2020? Impeach.
Want the presidency? Impeach.
Want the Senate? Impeach.
Want to keep the House? Impeach.
Want to lose all that? Fold every hand until the election.
Do you know a good answer?
MORE easily, I'd say.
So drag them out
The entire two years before his re-election bid, he should be getting impeached.
As he accepts the nom, he should be getting impeached.
ON election day, he should STILL be getting impeached.
In what universe does this play better with low-info voters than one in which he is suffering no consequences?
In what universe does this create a less energized Dem base?
"We wouldn't want to send this vital vote to the Senate until the voters have had the opportunity to vote on what the makeup of the Senate should be."
IT. ALREADY. HAS.