It started in 2016. Before he was even sworn in Democrats were touting that the impeachment of Trump had begun.

For over two years we heard over and over how Trump was a Russian agent, a puppet for Putin, a Manchurian candidate or worse.

To the surprise of no one, except the left-wing media types and radical Democrats, the Mueller report was a “big nothing burger.”

Fast forward and forget the Russian claims. Trump is evil because he obstructed Congress. How exactly did he do that? Why he fought diligently against the claims that he was a Russian agent. That claim was all the news for a while and then went up in smoke.

Next on the list. Trump abused his presidential power by delaying appropriated funds to the Ukraine until the Ukraine government provided him some dirt on Joe Biden. The problem with that claim is that the funds were delivered; the Ukraine government denies knowing of such a required quid pro quo and this type of behavior is an everyday occurrence in the dealings between nation states.

But, for the sake of argument, let’s assume Trump’s motive was not to discover if actions taken by Joe Biden, while he was Vice President, were unduly influenced by his son who was appointed to the Board of Directors of Burisma, a Ukrainian energy corporation. Instead let’s presume Trump’s sole goal was to get dirt on Joe Biden to use in the 2020 election.

So what? What’s the big deal? If that is what he did is it a crime? What statute was violated? Is it dirty politics? Most likely. But it is how the political game is played ever since the Democrats began the politics of personal destruction by “Borking” Robert Bork. Ask me if I give a rat’s patootie? The answer is “No.”

Frankly I am very tired of the entire affair. I think folks are treating the entire impeachment circus as just so much noise coming from inside the Beltway and are tuning it out. They are far more concerned about pocketbook issues, national security and real health care reform. They will get a chance to speak in November and make the call if they want Trump in or out.

—John L. Lengemann,
Imlay City