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Sat May 4, 2019, 11:33 AM

Impeach Now: It's Time for Democrats to Fight or Surrender [View all]

History will Judge them

(Attempts to work with Trump on infrastructure are) a symptom of the desperate need by the Democratic leadership (and too many of its elected officials and rank-and-file members) to always appear as "reasonable" and as being "the adults in the room." This weakness has allowed an amoral conservative movement to drag the Democrats farther and farther to the right over the last few decades. The Republican Party's political hostage-taking and authoritarianism is almost always never punished. In practice this means that Democrats encourage and reward such bad behavior, like a parent who gives a treat to a bratty child to stop a temper tantrum. President Donald Trump, the adult baby tyrant-in-waiting, is the result.

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Yes, Donald Trump is an almost unique threat to American democracy, who will almost certainly use impeachment to fuel his conspiracy theories and to cement even more power over his political cult members. But impeachment would also show the American people and the world that Trump will be actively opposed and resisted by any and all means available. The merits of the latter outweigh the concerns about the former..

https://www.salon.com/2019/05/04/impeach-now-its-time-for-democrats-to-fight-or-surrender-history-will-judge-them/

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