It [impeachment] is about the character of one man: his decision to forgo any outreach, poison domestic politics, marinate it in deranged invective, betray his followers by enriching the plutocracy, destroy the dignity of the office of president, and turn his position into a means of self-enrichment.Sullivan is really wearing out his thesaurus here. We get it: Trump is a blowhard who doesn't play well with others. The fact that he doesn't act the way you think he should act is in no way disqualifying to the point of overturning a national election.
Also: in what way is any of this news that we have to be reminded again? We've literally heard nothing but this message since Hillary's flame-out campaign. It's sheer foolishness to think this will resonate with voters anymore but, hey, that's life in the bubble.
Here's where Sullivan, realizing there's no meat on the bones, tries to conjure up substance
It’s about the personal abuse of public office: using the presidency’s powers to blackmail a foreign entity into interfering in a domestic election on his behalf,Wrong: there's no blackmail. The Ukrainians said there wasn't, there are exactly zero fact witnesses that testified to it, and the Democrats dropped bribery from their articles. After all the money spent on focus groups, too!
turning the Department of Justice into an instrument of personal vengeance and political defense,This one is especially risible. It's like we didn't just see the Horowitz report where the Obama DOJ actively spied on Trump's campaign using the bogus Steele dossier as a pretext. But not to worry: Susan Rice sent an email to herself reminding herself that Obama insisted the investigation into a political rival would be "by the book." Nothing to see here!
The "personal vengeance" and "political defense" Sullivan cites is related to Attorney General Bob Barr stating that FISA warrants were an abuse of the Obama DOJ. Maybe he doesn't read newspapers.
openly obstructing investigations into his own campaign,Fake news. "Mueller: Investigation was “not at any time curtailed, stopped, or hindered” But after three years of one witch hunt, Trump was supposed to gather the pitchforks for another? Go get a court order, losers, and brush up on the meaning of co-equal branches of government.
and treating the grave matter of impeachment as a “hoax” while barring any testimony from his own people.It was, and is, a hoax and nobody's buying it, despite this overwrought rhetoric. But I understand: the Democrats and their media have few arrows in their quiver so they have to resort to this moldy-oldie about Trump's character and trying to gaslight everybody about the economy.