18 Angry Democrats

May 17, 2019 12:57 p.m.

TPM Reader AB is not happy …

“Some Democrats are once again looking to special counsel Robert Mueller for salvation, this time to combat administration efforts to spin his report.”

Now I have no doubt that the Dems are grossly misplaying their hand.


You communicate the essence of Mueller’s report by getting every motherfucking witness that he examined into Congress pursuant to an impeachment inquiry where you hear live witnesses telling the story, or taking the Fifth.

Mueller’s report speaks for itself. If you can’t “spin it” yourself, or realize you have grounds for an impeachment inquiry, then you don’t know what the fuck you are doing.

Mueller is not Mr. Rodgers, who will hold the country’s hand and explain that their President is a “bad” person. He did his job, now do yours.

I love you man, but you seem to be sleepwalking with the rest of the somnolent, staid and sclerotic leadership. I am disappointed you don’t see the incompetence.

Which, by the way, brought us Trump in 2016.

I was a bit bemused and perplexed by AB’s belief that this was the Democrats’ strategy and that I agreed with that strategy. I think the root of the confusion is that AB thinks you need an impeachment inquiry to do these things. And since I don’t think starting an impeachment inquiry makes sense that – ergo – I don’t think we should do these things. If the Democrats are really thinking that Mueller testimony is the silver bullet that’s nuts. I really don’t know if they think that or not. But an impeachment inquiry doesn’t really have anything to do with it one way or another, alas.

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