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“Impeach Trump” Movement Saturates Mainstream and Left-leaning Media

“Impeach Trump” Movement Saturates Mainstream and Left-leaning Media

Beating the “remove Trump” drum may well backfire on the media

The “impeach Trump” movement started on inauguration day, if not before.  From unserious partisans like Maxine Waters pledging her waking hours to ensuring that the president be impeached to the mainstream media chiming in with articles from the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Indeed, the tempo has increased this week with the following articles being published across the mainstream press and the regressive blogosphere between May 8 and May 14:

CNN A running list of Democrats who have discussed impeachment

Huffington PostThere’s A Faster Way Than Russiagate To Remove Trump From Office

Huffington PostThe End of Trump

New York Daily NewsHere’s the presidential order of succession — just in case

NewsweekWill Donald Trump Be Impeached or Removed From Office? Firing James Comey May Bring Him One Step Closer

Newsweek: Trump ‘Could be Impeached Now’ Over Comey Firing, Historian Who Predicted His Election Says

The New YorkerHow Trump Could Get Fired

The New Yorker (satire):  Trump Boasts That His Impeachment Will Get Higher TV Ratings Than All Other Impeachments

New York MagazineThe Complicated Politics of Impeachment are Coming into Play in Trump’s Washington

The Oregonian: Donald Trump impeachment: Bookmakers see surge in bets that president is on his way out

PoliticoCould Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office?

Politico: Dems escalate talk of Trump impeachment

SalonDemocrats Are Now Openly Talking About Impeaching Trump

VoxImpeachment of the President, Explained

The Washington PostTrump must be impeached. Here’s why.

The public is deluged with reports that the president is unfit for office or in some way corrupt before anything has been investigated, much less proven.

No president has been removed from office via impeachment; the only two presidents ever successfully impeached were Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.  Both were acquitted in the Senate.

For a president to be successfully impeached, convicted, and removed from office, one key element, beyond the impeachable offense/s and political will, would need to be in place:  public outcry and support such that the president’s removal from office is demanded by the people.

That’s where the media comes in.

This week’s barrage of articles and posts about removing President Trump from office and the implicit suggestion that he can—and should—be removed from office is intended to seep into the public consciousness, creating, they collectively hope, a public demand for the president’s removal.

Ultimately, however, the effort does little more than widen the existing partisan divide in this country and ensure that distrust in media continues to skyrocket.

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Comments

rabid wombat | May 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm

Go ahead, impeach him. Pence becomes the President. How does that suit you?

    Merlin in reply to rabid wombat. | May 15, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Impeachment requires congressional action, which assures us that absolutely nothing will happen other than maybe an expanded bitch session or two. Apparently they’re not good for much else.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Merlin. | May 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      But “We the People” can and will “impeach” the media!

      “Beating the “remove Trump” drum may well backfire on the media..”

If I may quote a line from the horribly saccharine Carpenters, “We’ve only just begun.” It’s going to be so much fun to watch all of this bloviating about special prosecuters and impeachment. These folks are delusional.

I believe you meant the Bezos Post and the Slim Times. And soon, we have to add the Iger ESPN since he is mulling running for president. These aren’t news outlets engaged in journalism but personal propaganda toys for the billionaires.

This level of creamy nutty goodness will assure Deemocrat defeats in the mid-terms.

would need to be in place: public outcry and support such that the president’s removal from office is demanded by the people.

Huh? The public doesn’t have a vote in an impeachment trial.

The only thing which can remove a President after an impeachment trial is the vote of sixty-seven Senators. What the House, the Black Caucus, the Press, Hollywood, Putin, Larry Tribe, Gallup polls, or Barbra Streisand think about it is of no consequence whatsoever.

Until the Dems have sixty-seven traitorous Senators lined up, this is just more of that Democratic ideal, government via bread and circuses.

    True, but anything that big would need public support or the pols won’t touch it. I should have been more clear.

    Ragspierre in reply to tom swift. | May 14, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Your take this whole “impeachment” thing too literally.

    It isn’t about actual impeachment. It’s about crippling T-rump. Making him impotent.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Ragspierre. | May 15, 2017 at 11:50 am

      It seems to me that Trump’s election demonstrated how impotent those doing all the whining are. Those losers are collectively acting like they are tweens.

    mariner in reply to tom swift. | May 15, 2017 at 1:14 am

    The Dems wouldn’t need 67 senators. Remember McCain, Graham, Collins, Sasse….

    (I agree with your point though.)

Only a few weeks ago, the Left was comparing Trump to Hilter.
Now, after the Comey dismissal, they are comparing him to Nixon.
What an improvement a few weeks can make.

He didn’t become president because of the power and recommendations of the media and politicians – ‘good luck’ with the massive public outcry and better keep your own ‘bug-out bag’ packed just in case there some kind of public response.

buckeyeminuteman | May 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm

“Apocalypse Right Now!”

Trump was the other shooter of JFK on the grassy knoll.

#$%^ these people – they are impotent. We are in charge.

What exactly do they think they can impeach Trump on? All I ever hear is scratchy shouty shouting about impeaching him BUT never what they will impeach him with????

8 long years of this BS coming up…EIGHT…LONG…DELICIOUS years! 🙂

    This is a good question. They are attacking on two fronts: he committed an impeachable offense IF he fired Comey specifically to obstruct the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, and / or, he’s mentally unstable and unfit for office (they want the 25th Amendment invoked).

    Mostly, though, they just don’t like or trust him . . . or his voters. This latter point is important here because they want those deplorables from Podunk, USA to sit back down and shut the heck up.

It’s not obstruction of justice unless they can prove that there was a crime, or at least compelling evidence to pursue that there might have been a crime and he is obstructing an investigation.

As to mentally unfit, isn’t that up to his cabinet to begin the process of removal?

I think your last sentence is the correct answer and that has zero legal merit. The establishment, Dem and Rep alike, are desperately obstructing the efforts to drain the DC swamp and will stop at nothing, voters and constitution be damned.

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