The Impeach Trump caucus, having little reason to exist months into Donald Trump’s presidency, went all in on Russia (see BUSTED: Project Veritas Catches Van Jones Admitting Trump-Russia Story is a ‘Nothing Burger’ and KARMA: 3 CNN Employees Forced to Resign After Pushing Trump-Russia Fake News). The obsession was so slavish, liberals held parties in bars to watch a Congressional hearing. Sad! After James Comey’s hearing didn’t end with Trump doing the perp walk out of the Oval Office, they were plagued, as always, by their perpetual uselessness. What would be the next big reason to boot out Trump?
Vanity Fair tossed a serious idea in the ring. Impeach Trump for being mean!
Nibbling away at constitutional norms is terrible, and presidents from both parties have done it, but the very threads of civilization feel at risk when our head of state flouts the few formalities that we have. We need what Confucius called “the rites.” We want our judges in robes, not T-shirts and shorts. And we want an emperor who can handle what might be the most important requirement of the job: to keep up appearances.
Oh, so suddenly we want our president to be presidential. To operate as if he represents us. In other words, not sink to the levels the common man does. Like write mean tweets.
Except complaining about “our president isn’t acting formal enough” comes a little too late. I seem to remember a big-eared word-stumbler who made appearances on late night shows. YouTube channels in which a YouTube “star” took a bath in cereal. And frolicked in the sea sans shirt, “showing off” his little man pecks.
Y’all might want to skip through recent history before throwing the formality flag. Obviously not for this time, but next time.
If Trump is impeached, we’ll tell ourselves it’s for breaches of the law. But the truth is it’s going to be for breaches of decorum. And it’s getting harder and harder to dismiss the thought that that may be cause enough.
I again invite any leftist to peep through Obama’s many misadventures in decorum breaches. Not to be confused with man breasted beaches. I named those special moments which popped into my teeny, tiny, right-leaning mind. I’m sure others can summon even more memories of the Preezy of the United Steeezy acting unpresidential. Give it some time.
But Trump’s gotta go because of tweets and stuff. Cute.