Every now and then I find some posts that I think are important to read in full. Here’s a couple for today. Pour yourself another mug of covfefe and immerse yourself:
- Vox: America is facing an epistemic crisis Here’s the short version: what if Mueller can prove 100% that Trump and/or his campaign colluded with Russia and it doesn’t matter? It’s speculation, but it is chilling reading. The objective truth doesn’t matter to Republicans is really what the article is saying.
- Washington Monthly: The Case for Pre-Emptive Impeachment There’s a quote near the end that I like a lot:
Massachusetts Governor William Weld, who worked with that committee during its impeachment inquiry into Richard Nixon in 1974, observed:
The remedy of impeachment is to remove the officeholder. Get the worm out of the apple. It’s a prophylactic remedy, it is not punitive.
- I’ve been thinking about this a lot since reading that Nancy Pelosi once again is saying that impeachment is off the table. I understand what she is saying, but I don’t think that the stupid DNC has a good message with their lame “Better Deal” plan. She might be a brilliant legislator, but she is not a good strategist. Berate me in the comments.
- Driftglass and Bluegal talked about Tom Steyer’s multi-million dollar ad campaign on their Professional Left Podcast last night (episode 431), and they make a good point that the $10M Ameros spent on an the impeachment ad campaign could be better spent organizing voters on the left, supporting candidates, countering the right wing media machine, etc.