So one side in the impeachment dispute thinks it’s obvious that we should have been sending Ukraine $391 million in military aid to prosecute a proxy war against Russia, and the other side thinks it’s obvious we should have been doing the same to launch a Ukraine-based investigation of the Bidens. Whatever you think about impeachment, the one question sure to be lost in the impeachment shuffle is whether we should have been sending Ukraine $391 million in military aid in the first place.
One side thinks we should have because Bill Taylor said so. The other side thinks we should have because Donald Trump and Rudolph Giuliani thought so. If this is a test of comparative credibility, I guess the partisans of Taylor win, but it’s typical of our politics that at a substantive level, no matter who wins or loses, the outcome is the same. Even at its most ostensibly partisan, our politics ends up bipartisan.
In short, even if we remove Trump, we get Pence. High stakes.