An Impeached President

624C6C04-5D7C-40CE-963A-2F770EB554CCThe Republican majority in the U.S. Senate represents a minority of American Citizens. These Republican senators represent less than 44% of the American population. And yet, these Republican senators can block the conviction of an impeached president.

An impeached president who has committed crimes much more serious than those of Richard Nixon during Watergate, which led to Nixon’s resignation in 1974.

An impeached president who was impeached for acts a lot worse than lying about a blow job, which led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998.

An impeached president who lost the popular vote in 2016 by almost 3 million votes.

An impeached president who suffered the largest midterm election defeat in U.S. history in 2018.

And an impeached president who abused the power of the presidency and obstructed Congress’ investigation into that abuse.

This is the American democracy in 2020. What a shame.


Political cartoon: Matt Wuerker, Politico.

8 thoughts on “An Impeached President

  1. Stroke Survivor UK January 24, 2020 / 4:43 am

    They had Alan Dershowitz on tv here. It was interesting to hear his viewpoint because he’s a whole level deeper than we normally get into US politics. My own thoughts are that this nonsense over the rules is just a precursor to what will happen in the trial itself. I think if you’re a Dem, you have to hope that Trump is weakened by this (and by all the other shit) but the election is the biggie. If they do make it into power with a sufficient majority (I know they have to change the constitution) they should look at either getting rid of the Electoral College, or at least making sure it accurately reflects the numbers of voters out there.)

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    • Fandango January 24, 2020 / 7:00 am

      “…they should look at either getting rid of the Electoral College, or at least making sure it accurately reflects the numbers of voters out there.” Absolutely. It’s undemocratic.

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  2. Marleen January 24, 2020 / 6:22 am

    While we could get Trump out of office with the election in November, if this impeachment process continues as a sham all the way, we are observing the ruin of our republic.

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    • Fandango January 24, 2020 / 7:14 am

      If it’s not already ruined beyond repair.

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  3. Laura January 24, 2020 / 1:55 pm

    I had not considered it from the perspective of what percentage of the country Senate Republicans represent. Kind of puts the whole thing in stark relief. And to think I didn’t feel like it could seem any worse.

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    • Fandango January 24, 2020 / 11:15 pm

      In the Senate, each state has two senators. Wyoming has 577,000 people living there and it has two senators. California has 39.6 million people living there an it has two senators. Whose votes, the voters in Wyoming or those in California, carries more weight?

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      • Marleen January 25, 2020 / 2:46 pm

        I’ve heard a report [cook political reports], today, that the majority of the Senate seats now represent 18% of the population. Meanwhile, 70% of our population wants to have witnesses and documents (evidence rather than stonewalling) admitted in the impeachment.

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