Attempting to Impeach Trump is a Dumb Idea and I’ll Give You Three Good Reasons Why

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Behold a very stable genius, ladies and gentlemen. Photo by Chicago Tribune

First off, let’s just get this out of the way — I don’t support Trump in any way, shape, or form. I’ve hated that smirky, self-important schmuck since the 1980s, and my animosity has grown exponentially through the years. I’ve tried to rustle up a little sympathy because he’s obviously a complete dipshit. But, once again, the Give A Fuck Delivery Truck got lost on its way to my house.

It’s pretty damn sad I feel it necessary to make this sort of statement before diving into the meat of the matter, but here we are.

Unfortunately, our shared visceral hatred of the Orange Anal Wart has no bearing on the question of whether the impeachment process is in the best interests of the country.

Because, in a nutshell, it’s not.

Why?

Let’s take a look.

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Well, HELLO sailor. Photo by Peggy Glynn on Twitter

***No, Pantsuit Enthusiasts, impeaching Trump would not make the Hill the Shrill Shill Queen of the Universe***

So, with that said, moving on.

First and foremost, let’s contemplate the horrific realities of a Pence presidency. You think things are bad now? Imagine giving the reins to a religious zealot with ten times more brains than the entire Trump family combined. OK - granted, that’s not setting a very high bar, but you get the jist.

If you enjoy “The Handmaid’s Tale,” you’d get to live the dream with President Pence at the helm. This is not a hyperbolic claim in the least when one considers the Trump administration’s Herculean efforts to restrict and even outlaw abortion. If Pence takes the top spot, 2019 would be a feminist utopia compared to how that faux-Christian would deny women sovereignty over their own bodies, fertility, and lives.

And it’s not just women rights that Pence would seek to obliterate. Non-whites, non-Christians, and the LGBT community would also be in the firing line.

Because, you know, Jeebus and stuff.

If you’ve deluded yourself into believing a Trump presidency is the worst punishment this country can suffer, think again. It could, and would, be even more restrictive for a huge portion of our citizens if Mike and “Mother” take the reins.

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I’m sorry (OK, I’m really not), but throwing money at impeachment proceedings is counter-productive in every way. In fact, I can’t think of a single good reason to support that course of action except for the entertainment value, and I have my beloved Bob’s Burgers to scratch that itch.

OK. Focus.

Say it with me — St. Mueller found no evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. Definitely not what the neo-liberal Democrats wanted to hear, so they plan to move on full-speed ahead into another useless, money-sucking quagmire.

This obsession with ousting Trump is detrimental, not helpful to the Average American. Time and tax dollars squandered on impeachment proceedings do nada to address the urgent issues our people face, such as healthcare, income inequality, and climate change.

Besides, the word impeachment, like treason, is thrown around so much it’s lost all meaning. The original intent is obscured by partisan sour grapes on both sides of the aisle. We’ve hit the point that whenever a President serves with an “enemy” Congress, impeachment talk becomes a reflexive, auto-pilot reaction. Stupid, pointless, and stupid.

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Read our lips: NO CORPORATE NEO-LIBS. Photo by Extranewsfeed

Even if the improbable occurred and the Democrats managed to impeach Trump, it would not be the harbinger of better times ahead. Quite the contrary. Many would believe that the Democratic Party had staged a soft coup against a sitting president to further their own fascist agenda at the expense of the GOP’s fascist agenda.

Then Trump would be feted as an unjustly maligned martyr, further fanning the flames of the MAGA crowd’s derpy anger. And Donnie, well, Donnie just loves the attention. Whether it’s positive or negative attention matters not.

On the other hand, we have the power to land a devastating blow to his enormous ego. Instead of wasting time, energy, and resources pursuing an almost undoubtedly unattainable impeachment, let’s humiliate Trump at the polls.

(Yeah, yeah, voting is a scam blah blah I get it. But it certainly can’t hurt.)

Let’s show him and his acolytes that the People want his orange ass gone, not just the neo-liberal Democrats in the House. (Who, in truth, would rather see Trump win than a Progressive like Bernie who would mess with their sweet side gigs of selling our futures to the highest bidder.)

And sure, they’ll claim that the opposition has engaged in election tampering of some sort. But if we come out in massive numbers to vote there would be little basis for any meaningful complaint by the GOP or anyone else. I know what you’re thinking, so please note that I said “meaningful.”

So, what to do?

Please, for the sake of your fellow citizens and the survival of our species, vote for a platform, not against Trump. Together, we’ll pick up the pieces of our broken nation, and rebuild a better, more inclusive America that works for everyone, not just a handful of uber-wealthy elites.

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Bernie and two DINO Dwarves, Gropey and Toothy.

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