Originally Posted by Amnorix
Yes, it was (not would have, was). That impeachment was a political farce, and they couldn't even get a majority in the Senate that had a Republican majority.
Farce or not, it happened.
Perhaps, but if so it's only because our political system is so woefully broken.
I'm not sure why you think this matters at all. Our political system is our political system. Whether you or I agree with its operation is immaterial to how it operates.
Right now, the president has three major scandals bubbling up. Each one is worthy of an investigation - which are already starting as the DOJ and FBI have begun in some cases. Congress will want to do their own investigations.
What they will find out is one of two things: 1) The president is corrupt, or 2) the president is incompetent. If he's corrupt, he'll be impeached. If he's incompetent, he'll just be what he already is: a lame duck.
Either way, the drip, drip, drip of the next 8 months news cycle is going to be water torture to the president, and the Democrat party in general. Especially as we look towards the mid-terms. That's a long time for democrats to have to circle the wagons. There's a lot of political calculation that will have to be made in that time.