Jan 29, 2021 / 15:05

The Game With Failure

The Hanoitimes - Unlike at their first impeachment against Trump in 2019, the Democrats now also uses their second impeachment against Trump to show their newly gained political powers in America.

In only a little bit more than one year, America witnessed and witnesses two times of impeachment against the same person.

 Second impeachment is now going on against Former US President Donald Trump. Photo: TTXVN. 

The difference is simply that this person was at the first impeachment the incumbent and at the second one the former US president and his name is Donald Trump from the so-called Grand Old Party (the Republican Party). The first impeachment against him was in 2019 and the second is now going on. In both times, the driving force behind them was and is the Democratic Party, having been aware of the fact that it was then and will now be impossible to impeach him because it was then and will next be impossible for the Democrats to reach at lease the two-third-majority in the Senate as required by the US constitution to successfully impeach the incumbent president.

Donald Trump is now not any more president and moving him from power is surely nonsense. Impeaching him at present can in no way be succeeded for the Democrats. Their failure is as good as preprogrammed.

 

But they persistantly intend to persue the impeachment against Trump because the game they are now playing with this preprogrammed failure could any way be very benificial for them. Impeaching Trump then or now both means denouncing or even stigmatising what he and the Republican Party had had done during Trump's presidency, demaging Trump's personal reputation and the integrity of the Republican Party, deepening the division between Trump and the Republican Party and undermining Trump's chances and possibilities to come back politically in the near future.

 

Therefore, the Democrats are now aiming at not a successful impeachment against Trump but at carrying-out this impeachment. They all know in advance that they couldn't win their game with their second impeachment against Trump. But they could still take essential profits from their game with their failure when trying to impeach Trump again.

Unlike at their first impeachment against Trump in 2019, the Democrats now also uses their second impeachment against Trump to show their newly gained political powers in America with their majority in both the House and the Senate as well as with president Joe Biden at the White House. Their unmisunderstandable is simply that they now are in the position and in the mood to lead America and to determine America's political agenda for at least next two years.

Their game with this failure is at the same time the start of their preparations for their next powers struggles with the Republicans in the so-called mid-term election in 2022 and in the next presidential election in 2024.

Disclaimer: The views expressed by Ambassador Tran Duc Mau are of his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Hanoitimes.