Impeachment Accomplished the Opposite of What Democrats Were Hoping For

President Donald Trump enters Scheels Arena in Fargo on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. David Samson / The Forum David Samson

MINOT, N.D. — The impeachment of President Donald Trump may have been satisfying for certain hard-bitten Trump haters, but as a practical matter of politics, it has backfired on Democrats colossally.

I’m not sure we’ve seen anything but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to just how wrong a move it was.

From the Democratic perspective, it not only failed to remove him from office (an unlikely outcome anyway), but it depressed Democratic enthusiasm even as it burnished Trump’s support among Republicans.

What’s more, it further undermined already dangerously eroded confidence in our political process.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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