So much for fighting.
I do not understand the strategy of this, if the goal was to prosecute the Republican Party in the court of popular opinion (because d’uh: the Senate was never going to convict the bastard).
After the fact justification is pouring in from some of my friends on Twitter that now we can focus on Biden’s agenda, which is true, but that’s not the point of the trial. The point was to convince the public that the Republicans are toxic. I hope that was made clear.
The House wager is that the headlines will be along the Dems in Disarray and Lord Damp Nut will make another claim of being totally vindicated as the Senate votes to not convict him.
This is one of those RARE moments where I actually miss Hardball with Chris Matthews. Lemme explain myself…
Tweety’s entire career was spent asking only one question: Did the strategy work? He always came off as an amoral jerk because he never asked if it was the right strategy or even the right fight. He was only interested in the efficacy of the strategy.
Anyway, today made me think about him, and in a way my own mystification is really just Tweety’s question: did the strategy of winning a vote to call for witnesses and then saying, “Naw, nevermind,” did it work?