Brian Baker: Impeach Trump? Not a chance

By Brian Baker

Last update: Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Our family is very politically aware (and fortunately for us and family comity, all conservatives), and as everyone with a pulse knows, virtually from Inauguration Day there have been calls for President Trump’s impeachment.

The hysteria seems to be reaching a crescendo recently, dominating news coverage, and as a result I received an email the other day from one of the younger members of our clan, a Millennial:

“Hello there!

“What do you think the odds are of Trump getting impeached? That’s all I see in my news feed now!

“Brett R.”

To answer Brett’s question, I think the odds of that are pretty much zero.

First of all, you’ve got to understand that the “news” feed is all pretty much just biased – and I mean to a point I’ve never before seen in my lifetime – agenda-driven rubbish.

But to the legalities, there has to be actual “cause” for impeachment. Per the Constitution, that means “high crimes or misdemeanors.” So what crimes or misdemeanors has Trump actually committed? None that I can think of.

Then there’s political reality. Impeachment takes place in the House, and conviction takes place in the Senate and requires a 2/3 vote of the Senators to do so and remove him from office. Both the House and the Senate are controlled by the GOP. So, what are the odds of any of that actually happening?

Then there’s precedent. Only two sitting presidents have ever been impeached: Andrew Johnson and “Quick-Zipper Bill” Clinton. Neither was convicted.

Johnson’s impeachment was purely politically motivated, based on his Reconstruction policies, and his conviction was one vote shy. Clinton actually had committed a crime – perjury – and yet wasn’t convicted in the Senate.

So, particularly in light of Pantsuit Hillary’s federal felonious actions with her email rig and the failure to indict her, I can’t see any way an actual impeachment takes place.

Another political reality. I think impeaching Trump would actually benefit him. We saw the same dynamic when Billy-Bubba was impeached: his popularity actually increased. I think the same dynamic would inure to Trump.

There’s a very large percentage of people in this country who are simply fed up with the SOP of how both major parties have been conducting business over the last few decades. Trump’s election is the embodiment of that frustration. Impeaching him … the consequences of that could be beyond imagination.

All these impeachment noises are being made by left-wing radicals spouting sound bites for public consumption and effect – people like Maxine Waters and “Nancy the Red” Pelosi. It’s become Dem/socialist SOP to act like silly, spoiled children.

And all the while they’re doing it they’re losing actual political power all across the country with the exception of a few blue coastal states like Commiefornia and Taxachussetts.

I see this as simply political Kabuki from the American socialists. Think about it. If Trump’s impeached and convicted, that doesn’t roll back the election clock and make the Pantsuit Lady president. Mike Pence becomes president! They know that as well as I do.

And that would be about the worst thing that could happen to them and their agenda, because he’s as clean as a whistle and a great conservative. It would absolutely crush their political aspirations.

The whole point of this impeachment drivel is to try to keep Trump off balance and to delegitimize him in order to try to weaken him. An actual impeachment would be a huge strategic error on their part.

Like I said, I think the chances are pretty much zero.

Brian Baker is a Saugus resident.

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Brian Baker: Impeach Trump? Not a chance

Our family is very politically aware (and fortunately for us and family comity, all conservatives), and as everyone with a pulse knows, virtually from Inauguration Day there have been calls for President Trump’s impeachment.

The hysteria seems to be reaching a crescendo recently, dominating news coverage, and as a result I received an email the other day from one of the younger members of our clan, a Millennial:

“Hello there!

“What do you think the odds are of Trump getting impeached? That’s all I see in my news feed now!

“Brett R.”

To answer Brett’s question, I think the odds of that are pretty much zero.

First of all, you’ve got to understand that the “news” feed is all pretty much just biased – and I mean to a point I’ve never before seen in my lifetime – agenda-driven rubbish.

But to the legalities, there has to be actual “cause” for impeachment. Per the Constitution, that means “high crimes or misdemeanors.” So what crimes or misdemeanors has Trump actually committed? None that I can think of.

Then there’s political reality. Impeachment takes place in the House, and conviction takes place in the Senate and requires a 2/3 vote of the Senators to do so and remove him from office. Both the House and the Senate are controlled by the GOP. So, what are the odds of any of that actually happening?

Then there’s precedent. Only two sitting presidents have ever been impeached: Andrew Johnson and “Quick-Zipper Bill” Clinton. Neither was convicted.

Johnson’s impeachment was purely politically motivated, based on his Reconstruction policies, and his conviction was one vote shy. Clinton actually had committed a crime – perjury – and yet wasn’t convicted in the Senate.

So, particularly in light of Pantsuit Hillary’s federal felonious actions with her email rig and the failure to indict her, I can’t see any way an actual impeachment takes place.

Another political reality. I think impeaching Trump would actually benefit him. We saw the same dynamic when Billy-Bubba was impeached: his popularity actually increased. I think the same dynamic would inure to Trump.

There’s a very large percentage of people in this country who are simply fed up with the SOP of how both major parties have been conducting business over the last few decades. Trump’s election is the embodiment of that frustration. Impeaching him … the consequences of that could be beyond imagination.

All these impeachment noises are being made by left-wing radicals spouting sound bites for public consumption and effect – people like Maxine Waters and “Nancy the Red” Pelosi. It’s become Dem/socialist SOP to act like silly, spoiled children.

And all the while they’re doing it they’re losing actual political power all across the country with the exception of a few blue coastal states like Commiefornia and Taxachussetts.

I see this as simply political Kabuki from the American socialists. Think about it. If Trump’s impeached and convicted, that doesn’t roll back the election clock and make the Pantsuit Lady president. Mike Pence becomes president! They know that as well as I do.

And that would be about the worst thing that could happen to them and their agenda, because he’s as clean as a whistle and a great conservative. It would absolutely crush their political aspirations.

The whole point of this impeachment drivel is to try to keep Trump off balance and to delegitimize him in order to try to weaken him. An actual impeachment would be a huge strategic error on their part.

Like I said, I think the chances are pretty much zero.

Brian Baker is a Saugus resident.

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  • lois eisenberg

    “The Signal really is desperate for material to print” ***

  • Ron Bischof
    • Brian Baker

      LOL!

      True, true, Ron. Which is why they live in Fantasy Land.

    • lois eisenberg

      My family is very politically aware.**
      They know right from wrong **
      They know deceitfulness is running rampant in the White House, they know lies when there are lies, they know when one isn’t ethical, they know fact from fiction, they know when someone is not capable of governing, they know that this administration is incompetent
      and corrupt, they know that this administration is a pack of liars, they know that the GOP is spineless, they know that the Republicans put party before country,
      and they don’t drink Kool-Aid, and if they did it would be spiked with truthfulness, integrity, compassion, ethics and all the right things in life so that people can live, with freedom, liberty and the pursue happiness**

      God Bless America for taking care of me and my family and giving us all the
      opportunity to live a good life ***

      • charles maurice de tallyrand

        When Trump resigns or is impeached, Brian and Ron and the rest of the confederacy that posts on this site will all say Trump was just doing his job.

        • Ron Bischof

          Hold onto your dream tightly, cupcake!

          • charles maurice de tallyrand

            Maybe I too can become a failed businessman someday Ron lol.

          • Ron Bischof

            Cool! Then you can tell me what it’s like.

        • lois eisenberg

          “Trump was just doing his job.”
          His job is to be head of a “Conspiracy ” administration,
          and he is doing a great job of that **
          Charles, love your confederacy input **
          Very clever **

  • lois eisenberg

    I don’t think the chances are zero of impeachment .**
    I do know he will be a one term president if he doesn’t end up in jail
    with his other ilk.******

    • Brian Baker

      “Other ilk…”

      LOL! Priceless…

      • Ron Bischof

        My goodness! It’s Pavlovian, is it not, Brian? 😀

        • Brian Baker

          LOL!

          Isn’t it?

          • Brian Richards

            “milk toast”…….LOL

      • lois eisenberg

        Thank you for your opinion column. **
        It gave me all the red meat I needed to post **

  • Brian Richards

    Let them have their fun in fantasy land Brian. If it makes them happy and keeps them distracted from doing further damage to the country, then we’re all the better for it. Yea, impeach Trump, but before that happens can we replace Ginsburg and Kennedy? Hahahahaha…..

    • Brian Baker

      SCTOUS appointments. The gift that just keeps on giving!

      GORSUCH!

      • ClementC

        The remarkable thing about conservatism is how it gets people to cheer for the destruction of their own health, their jobs, their families, and their communities.

        The Republicans on the Supreme Court are there so to ensure that companies can poison you, steal from you, fire you without cause, unfairly discriminate against you, force you to endure unsafe working conditions, and force you to risk freezing to death to keep your job (an actual Gorsuch decision!).

        Basically, the right-wing bank of the court believes that the right of the corporation to make money overrides all other considerations. That means if a corporation can make more money in ways that are directly harmful to you, it is both legal and moral for it to do so.

        Why on Earth would you be in favor of that? Why do you cheer when regulations that prevent you and your family from being poisoned are overturned?

        Are you so far gone in supporting your team that you don’t care that they’re trying to kill you, as long as “the liberals” get it worse?

        • Brian Baker

          Jeez, dude, where do you come up with this stuff?

          You’re absolutely right, no doubt about it. Republicans want to poison the earth, pollute the air and water to make them poisonous, starve little kids, push grannie down the stairs in her wheelchair, cause the earth to burst into flames or freeze over with ice (depending on the “climate change” meme du jour), and just generally destroy everything in sight. To what gain no one knows.

          Thank God there are leftists around to ring in the reign of prancing unicorns and a boundless cornucopia, so we can all sit around holding hands and singing Kumbaya!

          • Ron Bischof

            That’s how those elections were won repeatedly, eh Brian?

            The non sequiturs of Leftists do amuse.

          • Brian Baker

            What’s that, Ron? You mean that’s NOT a winning party platform?

            Then I don’t get it….

          • Ron Bischof

            If you want to win, you have to march in P**** Hats, Brian.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q3GJhUkLr0

            Resist! 😀

          • lois eisenberg

            Thank you for realizing the truth about the Republicans **
            You and yours will be singing KUMBAYA when the healthcare
            bill will be damaging millions of people and yourself, when your social security and medicaid gets cut, and you won’t be able to breath once the EPA is cut ***

        • Ron Bischof

          Risible hyperbole!

          Assertions aren’t facts and you beg the question repeatedly.

        • lois eisenberg

          “The remarkable thing about conservatism is how it gets people to cheer for the destruction of their own health, their jobs, their families, and their communities.” BINGO **
          ClementC BRAVO ***

  • lois eisenberg

    Let’s get petty “Pantsuit Lady president.”
    Pantsuit first lady with the military belts ready to go to war.****

  • lois eisenberg

    Bless the “American socialists” for all their hard work in bringing all the social benefits
    to the American people. ** AMEN***

  • lois eisenberg

    “Mike Pence becomes president!” HaHaHaHaHa***
    Mr. White bread, milk toast, spineless Mickie will be going down with his
    lord and master.** AMEN ****

  • lois eisenberg

    “Virtually from Inauguration Day there have been calls for President Trump’s impeachment.” Rightfully so *****

  • lois eisenberg

    “Mickie is as clean as a whistle and a great conservative.” HaHaHaHaHa **
    “Liar, Liar pants on fire”

  • lois eisenberg

    “Trump is off balance and to delegitimize him in order to try to weaken him” is easy,
    he is doing a great job of delegitimizing himself.

  • lois eisenberg

    “May is Mental Health Month”
    The liar-in- chief was voted the top in his class ***

  • lois eisenberg

    “According to the FEC, Senator Ted Cruz didn’t disclose $1.1 million in loans from Goldman Sachs during his 2012 campaign.”
    Another one of Trump’s boys cheating **

  • Gil Mertz

    Great points, Brian. For Democrats and their propaganda wing of the media, they know there’s no fire but in their sick minds the smoke will accomplish much the same thing. With no evidence for their accusations, no accountability for their massive political losses on every level of government, and no message to persuade voters, it is their hope that all the “talk” of smoke will derail the agenda to make America great again. Just the “talk” of investigations, impeachment, and Russians is good enough for these depraved politicians and what passes for journalism.

    • charles maurice de tallyrand

      I love how in your mind this is all due to Democrats and propaganda. Sorry Gil but it’s the FBI that’s been investigating the Trump campaign for a long time now. Hey at least you’re admitting there is at least smoke now though. That’s progress I suppose. Democrats are really sly and cunning people. I mean wow to get Flynn to lead in that standing ovation for Putin, that’s an incredible feat for the Democrats to pull off. To get Kushner and Flynn to attempt to set up a secure communications channel with the Kremlin using Russian equipment in order to circumvent any surveillance by US intelligence agencies, wow incredibly cunning work by the Democrats. Oh to get Kushner, Flynn, and Sessions all to lie about their contacts with Russian intelligence figures when obtaining their security clearances, man those Democrats are good! How in the world did they get Manafort to work for the Russians for so long? I don’t know but they probably set that up anticipating that they’d lose an election in the future and would need someone to blame.

      • Gil Mertz

        “it’s the FBI that’s been investigating the Trump campaign for a long time now”

        Thanks for making my point, Chuck. All this time of “investigating” and yet still no evidence but this doesn’t stop the crazed Democrats and their propaganda machine in the media from obsessing over it 24/7. Funny how when serial liar Susan Rice’s name popped up over the illegal unmasking, how quickly the media dropped it.

        But every day your side keeps spinning fake news is another day you’ve wasted taking responsibility for your flawed candidate, failed policies, and non-existent message to sway voters. The non-stop “We Hate Trump!” meme is only preaching to your ever-shrinking choir.

        • charles maurice de tallyrand

          Wow you are gullible!

          • Gil Mertz

            Says the guy who has put his unwavering faith and blind loyalty behind the party that has lost the White House, Senate, House of Representatives, most Governor’s Houses, and most state legislatures. LOL!

          • ClementC

            Winning is not a sign of moral or intellectual correctness.

            If winning was a sign of moral or intellectual correctness, would you say the same about the Dixiecrats in the South, who campaigned explicitly on segregation? They won a lot of elections. They did so by preventing people who wouldn’t vote for them from voting.

            That is, of course, what the Republicans are doing now. So yes, you would.

          • Ron Bischof

            Gil didn’t argue your straw man, did he?

            Do you agree that electoral victories are a reflection of voter will?

            http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/12/27/democrats-lost-over-1000-seats-under-obama.html

          • charles maurice de tallyrand

            Project redmap Ron, look it up.

          • Gil Mertz

            So the reason why Democrats are getting trounced nationally and on every level is because Republicans are not letting people vote? I thought it was the Russians fault. Get your conspiracy theories straight.

    • Brian Baker

      Thanks, Gil.

      As I said, I’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime. But it’s broader than just the American socialists. The problem is exacerbated by the elements within the Establishment GOP — such as Kasich, Graham, McCain, Boehner, et al — who not only won’t get behind their party’s elected leader — Trump — but insist on throwing gas on the fire with their treasonous (to party) running commentary.

      Then add the turmoil within the Dem/socialist party itself, torn between two factions: their own establishment and the Sanders faction, all reminiscent of 1968, the point at which the radical Left began effectively hijacking the traditional Democrat party. Now they’re poised to lurch even further to the left.

      I have no idea how this is ultimately going to play out. It could end up being a blessing in disguise for conservatism and the country, or it could end up being an unmitigated disaster.

      • lois eisenberg

        “The problem is exacerbated by the elements within the Establishment GOP — such as Kasich, Graham, McCain, Boehner, et al — who not only won’t get behind their party’s elected leader — Trump — but insist on throwing gas on the fire with their treasonous (to party) running commentary.” As they should ***

      • ClementC

        You can’t commit treason against a party. Parties deserve no loyalty. They’re just brands, like Coca-Cola or Nike.

        You can, however, commit treason against the country, like for example by conspiring with a hostile foreign government to influence a Presidential election. The Republican brand has largely cemented around a pro-treason or at best treason-indifferent message.

        • charles maurice de tallyrand

          ClemtentC, I’d suggest you change your name to be a full first and last name. The conservatives on this site will complain to the signal who will then have your posts removed without explanation for violating their terms. So as a suggestion if you don’t want to have your posts removed just go in an edit your profile to include a full name.

          • Ron Bischof

            Take it from a deceased European statesman, ClementC.

            Note the claim that it’s “conservatives” and not The Signal’s application of terms of use that are at fault.

            https://signalscv.com/contact-us/comments-policy/

            “Progressive” logic, I suppose. There must always be a political enemy.

          • charles maurice de tallyrand

            Considering how little the Signal attempts to apply the its own rules I’ll say yes it’s largely due to reporting from conservatives that oddly never seem to complain when it’s a conservative doing it.

          • Ron Bischof

            Oh? You claim to have statistics from The Signal as well?

            Are you a victim, deceased one?

            Aren’t you the one who perused my LinkedIn profile, dropping snippets in your comments in a passive/aggressive attempt to intimidate me?

            How’d that Leftist strategy work for you?

          • charles maurice de tallyrand

            Oh you think I have been attempting to intimidate you Ron? How you propose we remedy that situation then?

            Claims of passive aggressive behavior, well isn’t that kind of like the kettle calling the pot black?

          • Gil Mertz

            Says the far-left ideologue who was completely silent during Obama’s eight years of corruption but now pretends to be outraged by Trump. Are all Democrats born hypocrites or is it from years of practice?

          • Gil Mertz

            Clement, I suggest you back up your outrageous accusations with evidence lest you look as silly as Charles and Lois, two crazy peas in the same nutty pod.

        • Brian Baker

          You’re right about the word “treason”. I should have used “betrayal” instead. My bad.

          You should have quit while you were ahead, because the rest of your comment is mindless drivel. Show me ANY proof that the GOP “conspire(ed) with a hostile foreign government to influence a Presidential election”. Any.

          You’re clearly one of the “left-wing radicals spouting moronic sound bites for public consumption” to whom I referred in the column.

        • Gil Mertz

          I will second Brian’s motion for evidence. Not the crap you’re getting spoon fed in the media every day. Real evidence.

        • Brian Richards

          Evidence?

      • Gil Mertz

        I’ve never seen the likes of it in my lifetime either, Brian. I thought the media’s shameless protection of Obama for eight years was bad enough but the way they’ve become obsessed with taking Trump down with baseless charges is incredible to behold. And you’re right. Boehner just went off on Trump again. What a spineless, disgraceful weasel.

        I expect this kind of abhorrent behavior from Democrats who only care about raw power. I expect this kind of biased lunacy from the mainstream media who have completely sold their souls to the DNC. But the GOP establishment is proving they are only interested in keeping the gravy train flowing in Washington, D.C.

        I just wish that Trump would rise above all of this garbage instead of getting in the sewer with them. He keeps pouring gas on their fires with his comments instead of just governing. Trump takes the bait way too much.

        • Brian Baker

          It’s possible, Gil, that Trump’s actually playing them.

          He knows that, between the loony left and the media, he’s playing to an incredibly hostile and deranged audience. So, he tweets something outrageous, and while they’re obsessing over that he scoots off in another direction and actually gets something accomplished.

          Look at his foreign trip; Gorsuch appointment; executive orders; reorganizing the EPA; Obozocare modification (sadly NOT a repeal); firing Comey; a lot of it stuff he promised during his campaign.

          He’s done a lot in only 4 months.

          He could be playing political rope-a-dope. If so, the moronic left is buying it wholesale.

          • Gil Mertz

            I don’t know, Brian. It seems to me that Trump could have gotten all of those same things accomplished without the trauma. It’s not the hostile and deranged audience that concerns me, it’s the folks in the middle that left the Democratic Party. The constant drumbeat from all the irrational Trump haters could discourage voters from showing up in the mid-term elections and energize the far-left morons that are today’s Democratic Party.

          • Brian Baker

            Well, I’m only speculating, of course. And I may be all wet. But that “constant drumbeat” would be happening no matter what he does or doesn’t do. I mean, think about it. Have you EVER heard of any other politician being criticized for the number of scoops of ice cream he eats?

            Ever?

          • charles maurice de tallyrand

            Fancy mustard

          • Gil Mertz

            The number of ice cream scoops is definitely an impeachable offense. Trump gets more criticism on any given day than ex-president Obama got over eight years by today’s press.

  • lois eisenberg

    “What a week it’s been!”
    “First, Democrats won a HUGE upset, flipping a New Hampshire state house seat from red to blue. And then, Democrats followed it up with ANOTHER win in a Republican-held seat, this time in the New York assembly.”
    Then the administration added many more ugly doings to their list **

  • lois eisenberg
  • lois eisenberg

    “The leader of Europe’s most powerful nation suggested the U.S. was no longer a reliable ally. A great overseas trip ****