Originally Posted by Rod Kaufman
Nobody remembers the four articles of impeachment brought against Clinton by the house judiciary committee or the two that were ultimately voted in by the House.
What they do remember is that Clinton was impeached. And that's what Trump will be remembered for...
This is an interesting point. I would guess that most folks who are old enough to remember that Clinton got impeached "remember" that he got impeached for having sex with an intern in the Oval Office. As you know, that is not the case, but history and memory are funny things.
We can all speculate a to how Trump's inevitable impeachment will be remembered. Hopefully we can discuss it here in 20 years or so, after Rich has melted his 647th
keyboard with fevered typing! My prediction is that liberals will "remember" that Trump was impeached for colluding with a "Russian" president to hack the 2016 and 2020 elections. Conservatives will "remember" that Trump was impeached by a rogue House for the "high crime" of being disagreeable to the majority party. Which incorrect narrative will prevail? It is too early to tell.
I seriously hope that Trump's impeachment and inevitable acquittal in the Senate does not kick off a new era of the House using impeachment as an offensive weapon every time a president from the other party is in office. I doubt this will happen, because my bet is that the D's come to regret this particular impeachment in November of 2020. But, as they say, we won't really know until then.