It is well understood that Trump will be legitimately impeachable — not like all the nonsense they threw at Obama — from the day he takes office. There will be just too much crap around the business interests that he can’t bring himself to disentangle from. But getting there politically will be another matter.
There is one vulnerability, though, that will really get under his famously thin skin. He’s letting his kids take over day-to-day running of his businesses. That will inevitably involve them in corrupt practices. If any of those practices are in violation of state law — especially blue-state law — he will be helpless to use the power of pardon to protect them. (Early morning tweets won’t help either.) And if there’s one thing we know for sure about Donald J. Trump … he really won’t be able to deal with feeling helpless. As it becomes clear that much of the country is treating his family’s suffering as an inexhaustible source of merriment, he will completely lose it. And there is a political advantage for us in Trump, or his followers, losing it. (#jailhiskids)
Of course, there may be other ways of getting at him through his family. The new FLOTUS has her birthday on April 26. What better way to mark the occasion than by sharing widely the pics of her clad in her birthday suit?
If we can dig up enough dirt, or goad him into enough overreaction, he might be pushed to resign — or even, finally, be impeached. Then watch his followers go ballistic. The more ugliness, or even violence, we can draw out of them, the angrier mainstream America will get … at them. It will be especially sweet if establishment Republicans’ fingerprints are on this — look to see something approaching civil war, maybe even with bullets, within their party.
This might actually be fun.