[Marxism] DSA should hold People's Impeachment Hearings

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 14:07:34 MST 2019

"DSA should hold public “People’s Impeachment Hearings” across America.
What good will it do to phone bank for Bernie Sanders if the ultimate
outcome of these hearings is that Trump is strengthened and gets reelected?

"Republican Smoke Screen
I was just listening to the Republican House members carry on. They made it
clear why even the most guilty criminal, who has a mountain of evidence
against him or her, can get off if they have enough money to hire a top
legal team. The Republicans threw up one detail after another, one
irrelevancy after another. It was like trying to see one’s way through a
massive dust storm. The average person listening would come away confused
at best.

"But the Republicans, who are just doing their job, aren’t the problem.

"The Democrats are. The only way to fight aggression is with aggression.

"One of the main lines of argument of the Republicans is that the Democrats
have never accepted Trump, that they’ve wanted to get him from the day he
stepped into the Oval Office, and that these impeachment hearings are but
the latest attempt to overthrow the will of the people. To buttress this
argument, they point out that there are no direct witnesses, that Trump
never said there was a quid pro quo, and a mountain of other details.

"The Democrats are left somewhat flat footed. Yes, the bare facts show what
Trump was up to, but that’s not enough to really halt and revers the
Republican offensive. What’s needed is a counter offensive.

"“We’ve been after Trump since he came into the Oval Office?” Here’s a man
who’s entire political campaign amounted an offensive against simply truth,
against science, against any sense of human solidarity. Through his
inaugural speech he in effect announced that he was going to use the
presidency to continue that offensive. And the Republicans expect us to
roll over and accept him?

"What’s more, it’s mighty funny hearing them whine about any opposition to
Trump when they made it clear that they were going to use their majority in
the Senate to do everything they could to scuttle the Obama presidency.

"But the Democrats don’t come close to touching these issues because they
still hope to keep the “decorum”...."

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*“In politics, abstract terms conceal treachery.” *from "The Black
Jacobins" by C. L. R. James
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