To hear Donald trump talk at Liberty University as he has done this afternoon is to hear a typical political speech. There were a few self-reference things, and the repeated assertion that things are going well in the segment he posted. But as the time passes and as writing is beginning to fill a wall, writing that assumes he must go, impeachment is looking less and less likely. There is an obvious reason. If it were ever a real threat he would be gone well before the Senate sat in judgment.

If not impeachment, what?

Trump will most likely be gone because of an endless accumulation of offensive words and deeds.

These do not softly soothe us into thinking all is well. They tell us that things are going very badly. The endlessness is what may do him in. The other thing that could spell the end is the realization that he will not change. Were he a straight talker who could explain to the common person a program that actually served all people, he would be a winner and maybe a great president.

Provocations and an inkling

Erik Erickson, a conservative, says the Comey firing will not result in impeachment and he is correct. Trump would resign first and it is very unlikely that a bill of particulars can be created in the near future that would induce the GOP to call for his coming to trial in Congress. The sum of Trump's provocations, however, could act to force him from office.

Also, there is a possibility that more and more of Trump's acts and statements exude a sense of entitlement that would be more appropriate for a dictator than a US president.

All bets could be off

If one wanted to see Trump leave, the most likely strategy would be to emphasize the cumulative reasons that Trump is unfit for office.

Let us assume past presidents are willing to sign a letter that would essentially call for Trump to quit. Let us assume that if the wind switched a bit and became stronger, that a few in both houses of Congress would echo that sentiment. They could have a credible threat to vote for a special prosecutor. Sessions could say no, but the avalanche would have already begun.


I am talking about Republicans. Were I a Democrat I would advise the party to be modest in its language and let this GOP quarrel get settled by a vote in which Democrats will obviously be the majority. If the cause was the accumulation of everything, that would simply reach a point of "enough already" -- a nice New York way of saying the game is up. There might not even need to be a vote.


If you want Trump gone, say so, citing any reason that speaks to you from a catalog that has 100 or more specific items that run from insults and lies to orders and actions that cause a chill. Every added voice will make history.