CHARLOTTE, NC: Each fall NASCAR goes through several weeks of transition known in the sport as the “silly season.” That’s the time of year when drivers, sponsors, and corporate bigwigs set about the process of trying to line up their teams for the next season. The new season begins in February of the new year with the Daytona 500. Trumpitis in Congress is already in full bloom.
Politics is where the “silly season” never ends. It is not unlike the new American tradition of starting Christmas celebrations on Halloween and skipping Thanksgiving altogether. We all know it is coming, and like a rhetorical tsunami, most of us dread it. Because the opening of the presidential campaign season is the media’s never-ending homage to the almighty political polls and the tedious debates about the tedious debates.
Democrat Debate Demagoguery
Round one of the 2020 Democratic mega-arguments feature more candidates than the original cast of Gone with the Wind. The first debate is off June 26-27, a full year and a half before the election.
Viewer tip: Pay little attention. The only people who truly care at this point are the candidates themselves and the press.
There will be at a minimum some 500 to a thousand more debates before the dust clears.
For pre-debate analysis the only thing this first effort will demonstrate is that the Democrats have a serious, if not terminal, mental condition known as “Impeach-Trumpitis.” However, no form of Trumpitis will establish a Democrat candidate’s qualifications.
In fact, the controversy over Trump has been raging since the moment Donald Trump came down the elevator. Long before he ever took the oath of office. And it has, or yet, failed to abate.
The political “silly season” is going to seem longer and more desperate than ever before. It will also be more expensive than any previous campaign. All leading to the question of “Why?” or “To what purpose?”
If it’s to demonstrate how foolish we are or how to waste lots and lots of money, the average American already knows Politicians can do that. The only people who don’t know it are the ego-tripping elites who believe they have the skills to run the country when most of them couldn’t manage a convenience store.
Here’s a better solution; let’s just impeach Congress.
For starters, there would be fewer people in the two legislative houses combined than the number of Democratic presidential candidates on the dais in late June. That alone will automatically reduce costs. Better yet, we will already have plenty of material on which to base the impeachment proceedings. Every member of Congress will have, at the very least, a track record that spans a minimum of 2-1/2 years.
That’s a significantly larger political foundation than the “Impeach Trump” crowd was able to fantasize upon as a base for their charges in November 2016.
During the previous presidential campaign, Trump gave us slogans about “draining the swamp.”
Successfully impeaching Congress would not only “drain the swamp” it would also eliminate it completely. That might not be such a bad thing. At least Washington would become a clean restroom for the first time in centuries.
Get rid of all the political bums and, perhaps, just perhaps, someone would finally get the message that the DC “silly season” needs to come to an end.
As an added benefit, to the American people anyway, take away all those neat little government perks Congress receives. Such as lifetime pensions, super-duper healthcare benefits and all the other goodies Uncle Sam provides. Why not let our congressional leaders operate under the same rules as you, me and Joe the Plumber?
For entirely too long, Congress has been running amok with wooden pitchforks like the mobs in an old Frankenstein movie. The problem is that the monster they are chasing is mostly a figment of their own imaginations rather than the genuine article they want their constituents to accept.
The time has come to burn the impeachment card and do something productive for at least a year or so.
When 2020 rolls around there is a process the Democrats can use to “impeach” Donald Trump forever. It’s called an election and it only takes one good candidate.
Yes, you read that correctly…just one.
About the Author:
Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor is an award-winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is the founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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