Robert Reich called up one of his Republican friends as he does every so often. Following is the exchange he had as stated at his blog post. It would be interesting to see how quickly it materializes.
Robert Reich: So, what are you hearing?
Former GOP Rep: Trump is in deep sh*t.
Robert Reich: Tell me more.
Former GOP Rep: When it looked like he was backing down on the wall, Rush and the crazies on Fox went ballistic. So he has to do the shutdown to keep the base happy. They’re his insurance policy. They stand between him and impeachment.
Robert Reich: Impeachment? No chance. Senate Republicans would never go along.
Former GOP Rep (laughing): Don’t be so sure. Corporate and Wall Street are up in arms.
Robert Reich: But the base loves him.
Former GOP Rep: Yeah, but the base doesn’t pay the bills.
Robert Reich : You mean…
Former GOP Rep: Follow the money, friend.
Robert Reich: The GOP’s backers have had enough?
Former GOP Rep: They wanted Pence all along.
Robert Reich: So …
Former GOP Rep
Robert Reich: And then?
Former GOP Rep: Senate Republicans hope that’ll be enough – that Trump will pull a Nixon.
Robert Reich: So you think he’ll resign?
Former GOP Rep (laughing): No chance. He’s fu*king out of his mind. He’ll rile up his base into a fever. Rallies around the country. Tweet storms. Hannity. Oh, it’s gonna be ugly. He’ll convince himself he’ll survive.
Robert Reich: And then?
Former GOP Rep: That’s when Senate Republicans pull the trigger.
Robert Reich: Really? Two-thirds of the Senate?
Former GOP Rep: Do the math. 47 Dems will be on board, so you need 19 Republicans. I can name almost that many who are already there. Won’t be hard to find the votes.
Robert Reich: But it will take months. And the country will be put through a ringer.
Former GOP Rep: I know. That’s the worst part.
Robert Reich: I mean, we could have
Former GOP Rep: Hell, no. That’s what he wants, but no chance. His approvals will be in the cellar. America will be glad to get rid of him.
Robert Reich: I hope you’re right.
Former GOP Rep: He’s a dangerous menace. He’ll be gone. And then he’ll be indicted, and Pence will pardon him. But the state investigations may put him in the clinker. Good riddance.
While to many this would be a good thing. The biggest concern is that Vice President Pence could be bigger menace to Progressives. Why? Because he gives a semblance of steady-handedness and he promotes bad and evil policies with a smile and kind words.