“When you strike at a king, you must kill him” echo the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson over these impeachment proceedings in Washington. In this rapacious and curiously timed bid to remove President Trump from office (less than 12 months from voters hitting the polls), the Democrats cannot afford to fail—not for the American people (who’s opinion seems curiously marginalized throughout this process) and not for the upholding of democracy, but for the Democratic party itself. This is the “Naked Lunch” moment in contemporary American politics—“A frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork.”, as author William S. Burroughs once explained the title of his famous novel. Should their fork be found bare, Mr. Trump is sure to swallow them whole.
After the failed propaganda of Russian collusion and the Mueller saga, impeachment is the last bullet in chamber. If the Democrats fail to remove Trump before the 2020 election, they will lose far more than just another four years.