Should the Democrats attempt to impeach Trump?

I say “attempt” because I am not sure that the D’s have the votes. Remember that the 2018 “blue wave” was generated by red CD’s flipping and impeachment isn’t popular there, and nor does the public favor it (39-54, though they are aware that Trump lied).

Yes, things can change as they did during Nixon’s tenure (of course, there was no Fox News then)

Still at this time, I do not think it is a good idea.

Yes, I am aware of the “principle” argument (Trump broke the law and therefore should pay the price) but, in reality, impeachment is a political process. And unless Republicans (many more than one) come on board, we should try, at least at this time. This would give Trump “see, I told you so” to use in the 2020 election.

Yes, impeachment IS popular in some Congressional Districts, so let US Reps from said districts clamor for it. That too, is political.

But I am opposed to it…AT THIS TIME. We’ll see how the environment changes.

BTW, Trump’s approval ratings are more or less what they have been for months (42.7 from Real Clear..a slight downtick from 45, and 41.2 via Fivethirtyeight (their aggregation system is designed to guard against “false positives”) Same old, same old.

Doctors, baseball, etc.

To the doctor..again…to the gym…again (ok, that was good) and to another ball game.

Gym: only 4 miles today; 1 mile on the treadmill, 2 miles in lane 2 of the BU track (9:28, 9:01 for 18:28), 1 mile cool down walk. The “middle 2” was a bit disappointing given I weighed in at 185. But, I admit that I made it a point to keep the effort under control.

Then I watched some ball: this was the single game elimination portion of the MVC tournament.

I saw the last few innings of Missouri State’s 7-1 win over Valpo (I picked it up at 4-0); the better team won.

Then came Bradley’s game against Southern Illinois, which finished just in time to beat an advancing thunderstorm.

It was overcast, windy and very chilly; I was bundled up (leggings, fleece jeans, thermal shirt with several layers on top)

After a pitcher controlled start, BU took a 2-0 lead but quickly gave it up. Still, after 6 it was tied 4-4 and I thought it was anyone’s game; But then Southern extended the lead to 7-4 in the top of the 9’th as it got windier. But then…with 1 out, BU loaded the bases with 1 out in the bottom of the 9’th but could not score (2 strike outs).

The line up before the game

I was bundled

Game underway…lovely stadium and field.

Note: these stadium lights point downward ..probably more efficient than the traditional?