GOP Puts Party Ahead of Country – Now Dems Are Doing the Same

There’s no question that Republicans have put party before country. They’ve watched their lawless president break all sorts of norms that would have them freaking out if it weren’t for the simple fact that he has an “R” next to his name. Throughout the first half of Trump’s term, the RNC and conservative lawmakers have chosen to make weak excuses and look the other way when they should be positively ashamed to do so.

This piece isn’t about Republicans, though – you can read that same take all over the internet. Instead, I’d like to focus on the Democrats who have largely sat back and decided that, somehow, none of this warrants impeachment proceedings.

To be fair to the Democratic Party, it’s not like it’s ignoring the mounting issues altogether. Lawmakers on the left have started investigations and subpoenaed relevant figures to get more information on the situations at hand. However, the Trump world is pushing back on every subpoena and refusing to cooperate with any sort of oversight, which is precisely the point the Democrats should be saying, “Enough is enough, it’s time for impeachment.”

That’s not what’s happened, however. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has shot down calls for impeachment from early on, and even in the face of Donald Trump preventing any semblance of accountability, apparently she’s still telling the Democrats who are more motivated to act that it’s not the right move to entertain the idea of impeachment.

The reasons for giving Trump a pass have nothing to do with his innocence. Hundreds of federal prosecutors, including many from previous Republican administrations say he should be charged with obstruction of justice, and his extensive ties to Russia confirmed in the Mueller report – if not provable outright criminal – are enough to remove a politician from office as a matter of character and worrisome judgment.

No, the reasons the Democrats are sitting on their hands is, by their own admission, that they think leaving Trump in office gives them the best chance of winning big in 2020. In that respect, Democrats are prioritizing the success of their own party ahead of the country – just like Republicans. 

That’s not hyperbole – leaving President Trump unchecked is a clear signal if not invitation to future American leaders that they can get away with all sorts of crimes and unethical behaviors. By Pelosi’s own acknowledgment, we’ve entered a constitutional crisis, and yet she’s decided not to take action to try to fix it!

The overall message from Democrats here is that they’re only interested in taking this course of action when politically advantageous. That would similarly suggest that they’re perhaps prepared to overlook holding accountable a Democrat in a similar position, which is terrible to consider.

It’s not that I don’t understand why Democrats might be reticent to pursue impeachment when polling for it isn’t particularly high, but truth be told, the average American doesn’t totally understand impeachment. As Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin points out, if Democrats want impeachment to be more popular with voters, they need to talk it up and explain it rather than fearfully downplaying it.

At the end of the day, however, it doesn’t need to be overwhelmingly popular for it to be the right thing to do. Lawmakers duty to the United States should make holding Trump accountable a top priority. How broken is our political system where neither party will stand up to do what’s right for the country?

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59 comments

Eric Lees
Eric Lees19 days ago

@Ron Loynes

"Trump has taught us that any clown can be President. Hence 24 Democratic hopefuls? We need to drop the ego and focus on creating a "Super or Dream Team". Like Biden and Sanders. Plus add other congress people such as Warren, K. Harris, Occasio-Cortez and others to be in the Cabinet. "

Hello Ron, I'm guessing your new here. That sounds more like a Nightmare than a dream team. I'll take a hard pass on all of those anti-progressive Statists.

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Eric Lees
Eric Lees19 days ago

Um that's been going on for at least 100 years. The FED and income tax were started in 1913.
That's why people like myself have rejected the 2 party Oligarchy. What will it take for the majority to realize that they are 2 sides of the same coin. Voters seem to have such a short memory, we get sick of one party and flip the coin over. The cycle repeats and people wonder why our country continues to decline.

We need a real progressive constitutional conservative leader that can unite we the people and take on the Oligarchy. That I think is our only real chance to take our country back.
Peace, Love & Liberty is the only real progressive path.

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Dan B
Dan Blossfeld19 days ago

S M,
So true. At least in Europe, most people realize this. In America, many people staunching support one party, and think only the other party is doing this.

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S M
S M19 days ago

It obvious for years that GOP and Dems have been doing this for years, - the intrusion into other countries by America when both Parties in power proves they out for themselves and corporate America which is not for the best for the ordinary citizen. ...... America though is not the only country where politicians and Parties out for themselves and egos, riches rather than constructive policies for ordinary citizen. In Europe this has two layers as the political makeup in each country and then as an umbrella of the EU, - becoming bizarre as each Prime Minister wants to gain publicity in media and world recognition! ..... while their countries sink further into depression and corruption.

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Susanne R
Susanne R19 days ago

Well, the grimmest of all grim reapers, Mitch McConnell, proved himself to be the worthless scum we always knew he was. After keeping President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, from being appointed to the Supreme Court by claiming that no-one could be chosen during an election year, he was asked today what he would do if one of the Supreme Court Justices died next year (an election year). His answer, delivered with a silly turtle-faced smirk, was "I'd appoint a new one." I was waiting for him to follow up with, "And didn't I pull one over on you fools?"

Only the sitting president can nominate a Supreme Court Justice, but Mitch is so full of himself and trump is so clueless, that he got away with saying it with no reaction from trump. It appears that Putin isn't pulling those presidential strings all by himself.

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Leopold Marek
Leopold Marek21 days ago

Tyfs

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Leopold Marek
Leopold Marek21 days ago

Tyfs

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Brian F
Brian F22 days ago

Rhoberta E Nancy Pelosi refuses to support Medicare for all or the Green New Deal. How do the Democrats expect to get people to vote for them, if their leader refuses to support policies that most people support and we desperately need to provide healthcare and fight climate change.

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Carole R
Carole R22 days ago

Awfully sad.

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E22 days ago

brian f
"Nancy Pelosi is the reason the Democrats keep losing "
Quote !!!
Make up you single cell mind brian !!

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