by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Democrats crying “impeachment” are the boy who cried “wolf.” Like the boy in the fable, they will find they have worn out the cry. And like the boy, they will be the ones to suffer for having done so.
In the story, a shepherd boy repeatedly excites the townsfolk by falsely claiming he has seen a wolf. Eventually, the exasperated townspeople come to ignore his cries.
Like the boy, Democrats have been crying for impeachment for every perceived Trump offense — many of which exist only in their own imagination. Originally centering on Russia, failure there drove them to Ukraine. Their calls have been no more limited by rationality than geography. They simply want Trump gone from the White House … and have since before he arrived there.
After nine months controlling the House, and many pursuing impeachment by another name, Democrats finally proceeded formally on September 24. Yet despite over two months of formal impeachment proceedings, President Trump appears to be suffering little effect. …
… Reasonably, this should be as good as it gets for Democrats. They are inflicting the most serious weapon they possess in a setting they fully control. Yet despite two and a half months of full one-sided frontal attacks, they have nothing to show for it. From here, it only gets harder, which can only be better for President Trump.