Just days before anti-Trump marches are set to take place in over 100 cities across the United States, the results of a new poll published on Wednesday suggest that a growing number of Americans want Congress to impeach the president, whose young administration is beset with scandals implicating not merely Trump himself, but members of his family and cabinet as well.
Thank you Jake for not telling us as so many others have done at how impeachment will not happen for one reason (Repubs) or another. Maybe other naysaying progressive pundits have lost faith in the power of the people but the people apparently disagree. The movement to impeach is growing and progressive pundits might do well to remember that their base…is the one advocating impeachment.
From my perspective, I see this impeachment as a farce; a red herring; a dog and pony show distraction to entertain the sophomoric, masses. Because Trump is not the disease, but only a symptom of America’s war disease.
Sure Trump may be culpable of " high crimes and unfit to serve" but how about a court martial for the US military war mongers; war profiteers; and war criminals that seem to have no accountability for their heinous and egregious crimes. They spend trillions of our tax dollars and are given carte blanche funds, which because of a corrupt Congress, the average American has absolutely no control over!
Trump impeachment is real unlikely.
There’s no serious evidence of Russian meddling or hacking. And claims of Russian ties to campaign Trump are next to laughable.
Now, in the future, some massive corruption evidence could come out, but we’ve not seen anything like that yet.
Aim to impeach Trump and his whole team starting with the VP and on. As long as the aim is to clean house, drain the swamp, etc… why think small?
The reasons to impeach Trump do seem to be piling up but he still has a lot of strong support and many Republicans are afraid that impeachment of Trump would cost them their own jobs. A large segment of the population thinks the press has simply created all these reasons for impeachment. They see Trump as the victim of a liberal press that only puts out fake news. It may be largely this conspiracy theory involving the press that allows Trump to do almost anything. I think Trump himself rebels against all so-called “serious people” and is set on doing the exact opposite of what the serious people recommend. If given a chance it is increasingly clear that his policies will lead to domestic and international disasters. But because of white supremacy in the US and the spread of conspiracy theories Trump remains politically viable.
Exactly right. Who the hell wants Mike Pence to be president! And, after Pence, it’s Paul Ryan. From top to bottom it’s cruel, greedy, heartless ignoramuses. And then, at the bottom, we have the democrats. We may be well on the way to being a failed state, driven by politically oriented media, hapless greedy media, and politicians who have so far managed to convince many of us that we really do not matter much (along with a host of other ills, the list is actually quite long).
“Collusion with the Russian government”? Come on, Common Dreams, don’t tell me you’re drinking the Russiagate Kool-aid too.
With some of the requests for information being outright declined and the general tone of what Comey has to say, I would be willing to bet there is a good deal of Russian connection that should be revealed here shortly.
There is probably some corruption in regards to Trump’s Russia connections, but this doesn’t mean there was “collusion” to hack the election. There’s no evidence that Russia meddled in the election at all, and much of this Russiagate hysteria seems to be little more than rehashed Cold War McCarthyism.
"Men in dark suits" rule the US - Putin on Deep State
Cory Booker has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in donations from Jared Kushner. He even attended his wedding. Look elsewhere for someone who will actually hold the Trump crime family accountable.
See this Young Turks video.
I beg to differ. Here’s a good place to start in assessing your claim: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_interference_in_the_2016_United_States_elections
From the article, citing campaign organizers:
“… groups throughout the country are launching marches on Saturday that will “call for a fair and impartial investigation [into Trump’s ties to Russia], for the pursuit of truth, and for the restoration of faith in our electoral system and the Office of the Presidency.””
Anyone (yes there are many who still do) who has harbored any shreds of faith in the US electoral system and the Office of the Presidency, has been harboring delusions. The corruption is more than hip-deep, and has been running strong for decades. Trump is a terrible person and a terrible president, but his impeachment – without much more comprehensive, revolutionary, transformation of the utterly corrupt system – will only “restore” a different team of corrupt and terrible persons to power.
Yes, destroy Trump for what he is and what he does, and he certainly does plenty that is worthy as “high crimes and misdemeanors” under the Constitution, to merit impeachment.
But harbor no illusions about such a process itself “restoring” anything resembling democracy in the USA. It can only be a launching pad to much deeper changes that are absolutely required not only for a functioning democracy, but for a functioning ecology, and for a functioning human civilization.
Primarily, the looting class must be entirely dismantled, not just restrained. We cannot have our political economy distorted by rampant egos who know no shame, and whose ideology knows no limits. And the economy must be reconfigured to work in harmony with the ecology, without preference for profiteers.
To hell with Trump, but the rot is far more extensive than his team.
Ahh Yes it’s all a farce.
“Mentally challenged people Only” need apply
It’s all quite foolish, if you put your blinders on you’ll see nothing here, nothing here.
At what point do you quit the apology for Trump?
Some here are quite predictably boring.
I’m with Roger Waters on this War Machine.
And the Pigs are Flying.
We Don’t Need No Trump or anyone like his ilk.
Indict them, Find them Guilty, Send them to Prison ASAP
Not that will satisfy your feigned interest, i assume, but sure.
Start with bombing Syria. No declaration of war, no UN authorization, pure and simple war crime.
This is an example of the far deeper corruption i’m referencing. Every president since 1980 has committed war crimes (you can make a case against Carter as well). It’s not even discussed.
Saying it’s so, doesn’t make it so. Anyone who has their eyes open knows that something is up with the Russians and their efforts to meddle in our election.
“See no evil” is a logical fallacy and dangerous guidance. You should try addressing the facts, rather than proclaiming that they don’t exist. What exactly are you in a position to refute?
Try starting with Divestment of Business Interests.
You remember that nasty little “Emoluments Clause.”
Of Course those nasty TAX RETURNS might show the Russia cash
flow his son so resoundingly brags about.
Or Just forget about Manafort no sense adding facts to the discussion.
Of course its quite alright to fire Comey except not when he is investigating you.
Why the man needs to be indicted simply for Sessions alone.
Adding a Redneck of his esteem to one’s cabinet puts all those civil rights gains to shame. Did someone say voter fraud and suppression.
But I can see how some people still want more data, and of course we all know the world is really flat and the moon landing was a fraud.
Trump can easily leverage much of the left in this country to his advantage. He has already done so to become President, and he will continue to do so.
This cluckstercluck of political dynamics is quite extraordinary to witness.
Remember the arguments that Trump represented a threat to Wall Street? Seen the stock market lately? Oh yes, Trump is seen as quite the enemy of Wall Street and “the Establishment” as he has instituted the most deregulation of any sitting US President in modern history and his cabinet appointments to regulatory agencies (that were already compromised by once-regulated industry takeover) have completely turned those regulatory agencies upside down.
Yeah those corporate tycoons just hate Trump, and it’s Kushner not Trump to blame. Cluck.
Remember the arguments from a leftist perspective that Trump was the Peace Candidate? I sure do, in fact that argument still persists in the meme that “he wants to work with Russia for better relations and work for peace in Syria”.
One doesn’t have to subscribe to the “Russia Russia Russia” Neocon propaganda leveraging of Trump’s vulnerabilities relative to his Russian business dealings, to realize that Trump has a decades long record of business dealings.
But of course, from again a Trump apologist leftist perspective such business dealings are nothing worse than shady business dealings that have gone on for decades!!! Nothing like consistency when standing on principle.
Putin is a much much more intelligent man than Trump. I mean it isn’t even close. Why is it so damn hard to imagine that Putin indeed is leveraging Trump in this, and that Putin has indeed managed to divide “Deep State” agendas.
Clearly there are those in the “Deep State” that would see Trump as a benefit. Unless of course, no one in “the Deep State” can find any advantage in a President who wants a massive MIC buildup, wants to expand ME wars including aggression against Iran, wants to up financial and weapons support to Saudi Arabia and Israel, and who has now started actual military engagement directly against the Syrian regime.
There is no doubt a tug of war playing out, relative to intelligence agencies. Surely Trump has advocates in the CIA, FBI, DHS, and every other secret agency that see Trump as an ally in the positions and now policy directives he has taken relative to expanding surveillance powers (yes yes I know I know all about Obama’s contribution, check my comment history), relative to his and his Administration’s very strong bent toward hard right authoritarian rule at home, and relative to Trump’s very aggressive take no prisoners approach to war making in the ME that is already playing out. Surely he has advocates in the CIA that have embraced his embrace of torture, worse torture, more torture, and to make it legal.
And corporate America, they must hate Trump too! His teaming up with the Neoliberal economics on steroids Ryan to craft his budget, and to push the corporate tax cuts promised in his campaign has no doubt emboldened those in “the Deep State” of global finance that Trump, while throwing a wrench in TPP will afford many other avenues to continue global hegemony pursued by globalist corporations.
But such apologetics for Trump, formulated from a leftist perspective always glance over such considerations and don’t even recognize that Trump has run a global corporate enterprise for decades, and YES has had long and extensive business entanglements in Russia!!! I can’t imagine Trump of all people having dirty laundry that has caught up to him, and I can’t imagine Putin being smart enough to take advantage of this!!!
Again, does the leveraging of Neocons in “the Deep State”, fighting Putin on this, necessarily prove that such a tussle isn’t actually happening? And that Trump actually does have a LOT to hide? Sure seems like he does.
And of course so do the various powerful people in “the Deep State”, the corporate servicing entities that share a nexus of power with the ruling oligarchs from both parties.
Surely, the FBI and the CIA are riven with conflicts as to what must come out relative to the dirty laundry of Trump, and what must remain secret regarding the dirty laundry of Trump, because in the end it is all one dirty laundry club, and obviously such dirty laundry business ties are rampant among Representative, Senators, Bankers, Arms Dealers, Sweat Shop Investors, and the rest of the corrupt mish mash.
Trump surely represents a tipping of the apple cart, but he is just as invested, ironically enough in stabilizing that cart as anyone else in “the Deep State” that would like to see this uptick in corporate coup momentum that the Trump Presidency represents as continuing.
I understand the argument of those who think Pence would be worse, and I respect it. I just disagree that there isn’t a window to take advantage of ANY movement against Trump’s power, in that it might well slow down, and diminish the collective power of his Administration.
I advocate a position relative to corporate power, that recognizes everything that Hedges for instance points out, and applying it NOT JUST TO TRUMP, but recognizing that Trump is piling on to such a huge degree, that it IS important to leverage ANY possible attack against his power including the impeachment movement even if that movement is to a large part comprised of individuals who don’t yet see the larger picture.
My fingers are getting tired of typing, but when I have described an “alt-left” I have never presumed large numbers of such apologists for Trump on the left, but have definitely recognized support for Trump based on arguments that are proven completely baseless on the face of it.
Like Trump, TRUMP gives a flying cluck about peace with Russia for the sake of peace with Russia. If you want peace, then you want peace. Trump doesn’t seem all that interested in peace as he has appointed Holy Warriors to top positions in his Administration, including ones who have long advocated the Neocon model of remaking the ME for corporate interests.
All of my criticisms of Trump, are from a perspective that I have criticized Nixon, Reagan, Carter, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and now Trump.
I haven’t missed anything.
The Oval Office occupier must be linked to bankster corporatism. Or we just get more of the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst of the worst! The weak link is the corporate coup of America. THAT MUST BE UNDERSTOOD BY We the People, before We can move toward an end to the present authoritarian oligarch, currently in charge,