Tagged Impeachment

And Now, a Hopefully-Not Ridiculously Quick Take on the Barr Letter about the Mueller Report

William Barr has released his summary of the Mueller report to Congress. The two big takeaways from the letter are as follows: Concerning the question on whether “the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election,” the Barr letter states (quoting from the Mueller report—which we have not yet seen) that “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.” Concerning the issue of obstruction of justice, Barr writes that “[t]he Special…

The Trump Administration Is More Incompetent than You Can Possibly Imagine, Even after Taking into Account the Fact that the Trump Administration Is More Incompetent than You Can Possibly Imagine

I suppose that it is a healthy sign for me that I continue to be amazed by the blundering, mistake-prone, disaster-inducing ways of the current administration; my constant state of disbelief and shock may indicate that my standards for competence, organization and professionalism have not been diminished. Then again, the fact that my standards–and those of others–are repeatedly being run roughshod by the worst president and administration in American history, and only the most deluded of Trump supporters (but is there anything other than a deluded Trump supporter?) can possibly think that this is a good thing.

Will Republicans Impeach Barack Obama?

No, though you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise. A few congressional Republicans had attacks of the stupids (quelle surprise) and decided to intimate that impeachment may be in the cards. In response, Democrats decided to engage in epic bouts of nutpicking, in order to fire up their supporters in advance of the 2014 midterm elections by claiming that Democratic midterm victories were needed to stop a certain Republican march towards impeachment proceedings. This is all so incredibly ridiculous that it hardly merits discussion, but to the extent that readers are actually interested, let me point you to Nate Silver–no right-wing shill,…

Maybe, Oh Maybe, We Are Getting a Better Brad DeLong

Brad DeLong informs us that “it is harder to impeach than to legislate,” and that “if you can’t legislate, you can’t impeach over the issues you can’t legislate.” I for one am pleased to see that DeLong is more hesitant than he used to be when it comes to calling for impeachment; back when the blogosphere was new, DeLong filled his blog with calls for impeachment for members of the Bush administration. For all I know, he might have secretly wanted the White House chef, valet and Secret Service agents to be sent up for trial and conviction in the Senate.…