Impeachment and the Long Road to a Democratic Party Defeat in 2020
Impeachment and the Long Road to a Democratic Party Defeat in 2020

Impeachment helps the Democratic Party catch a breath of temporary relief from subjects such as Medicare for All or climate catastrophe.

“Corporate Democrats are making the impeachment process nothing more than a rehash of Russiagate.”

The Trump era ushered in a political crisis for the U.S. imperial order. That crisis brought us the ongoing Russiagate saga. Russiagate was a conspiracy theory concocted by the professional class of liars in the U.S. intelligence apparatus who saw Trump’s opposition to free trade and support for détente with Russia as a challenge to the imperialist agenda. Russiagate has largely empowered Trump and further eroded the legitimacy of Washington’s political institutions, especially the corporate media. Russiagate’s architects have finally pulled the trigger on the impeachment process with the hopes that an illusory struggle to throw Trump out of office will strengthen the neoliberal imperialist agenda. Democratic Party elites have nothing to offer the masses and hope to instead gain legitimacy with the U.S. voting population by partaking in a lengthy impeachment proceeding. The logic goes: if you can’t beat Trump, impeach him.

This isn’t to say that the Trump Administration is some innocent actor. The Trump Administration has committed high crimes against working class and oppressed people both in the U.S. and around the world. Trump inherited a regime designed to impose the most acute material suffering on the workers of the world and that’s exactly what he’s done. His mega-tax cut for the rich, racist militarization of the U.S.-Mexico colonial border, and his administration’s continued escalation of tensions with Russia in NATO-occupied Eastern Europe are all legal and approved policies of the U.S. ruling class. Trump has proven himself to be a useful but unpredictable servant of this class. Trump’s unpredictability has compelled the U.S. military state to spend an inordinate amount of resources to control his political behavior while in the Oval Office.

“Russiagate has further eroded the legitimacy of Washington’s political institutions, especially the corporate media.” (Danny Haiphong)

Posted by The non-Conformist