Like death and taxes, the outcome of Trump’s impeachment trial is a foregone conclusion, an absolute certainty. There’s no mystery here like the current Democratic presidential nomination race; it is anti-climactic—Trump will be acquitted.
Even before the House released its two articles of impeachment, the Democrats there, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who did all she could to stall the inevitable, knew there was little or no chance the Senate would convict him and remove him from office.
So, what’s to be done?
In the same way Trump is not looking back but down the road to the 2020 election, our energy and resolve should be keyed to that same destination. One constitutional way of getting him out of the office has failed, but there remains one that will work—and that’s the vote.
During his SOTU address, Trump focused on what is sure to be pivotal in November and that’s the battle ground states—Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Voters in these zones proved decisive in 2016 when the Electoral College completed its count.
Given his acquittal, rising approval numbers, and wool-over-the-eyes of the American public, Trump stands a good chance of keeping his seat in the Oval Office.
Another thing that was pretty obvious in his SOTU address was his appeal to African American voters. As dumb as he can be, Trump realizes how important it is to get a few of our votes, even if it means begging, pleading, and making atones with a kind of bait and switch enticement. That is, portraying himself as the relief we need, when in fact he’s devilishly plotting to dump more insults and setbacks on us.
Black Americans are not sheep and will not be led to the slaughter. Over the centuries in this country we have endured a cadre of Simon Legrees, false prophets, and fork-tongued salesmen with devious purposes, and your pitch is nothing new.
You may fool some of the people sometime, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and let us hope that we are not the only Americans hip to your deceptions, your way of making millions believe your lies are the truth.
The “blue collar boom” you invoked is in reality blue collar gloom on its way to doom, if you stay in office. Yes, your acquittal is a certainty and we are committed to another certainty: that to Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!