Everyone’s favorite GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe thinks she knows how this whole impeachment thing is gonna play out when it comes to its impact on next year’s election — and she’s not feeling good about it:
My prognosis: Trump is impeached but wins reelection in 2020.
My question: What does that mean for the American political experiment?
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) November 21, 2019
Plenty of people seem to think it means we’re as good as doomed:
People will be in the streets, it will be chaos. If he gets elected all bets are off kind of thing.
— Loud Chris (@LoudChris) November 21, 2019
People were in the street, if he loses they will be as well, except they will be carrying guns and shooting police officers and innocent bystanders.
— Adam Ruggiero (@arx147) November 21, 2019
Good thing they’re not getting carried away or anything.
— Brian, but thankful ✈️ (@flying_briann) November 21, 2019
that it is over.
— tronburger (@tronburger) November 21, 2019
— FP Smith (@fpsmith303) November 21, 2019
It means Democracy failed.
— Steely Jan (@Woman_on_Pause) November 21, 2019
That it’s come to an end
— Gosspaine (@Gosspaine) November 21, 2019
If this were to happen, then the United States of America is over.
— Eric Slater (@ericsslater) November 21, 2019
We’re assuming we’re supposed to think it means that the system is broken. And while you may not like Trump, and while he may indeed have done things he wasn’t supposed to do (impeachable things, even), the fact remains that the way things are working is the way things are supposed to be working.
That it worked as designed? https://t.co/UqCL3fLAPQ
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) November 21, 2019
That it's working.
— K. Slate (@SlateKensington) November 21, 2019
It means that it worked.
— Austere Religious Scholar Udynasty🙌🏻 (@naturalrights23) November 21, 2019
That it works, whether you like it or not.
— 🎅It's🎄Almost ⛄️Christmas🎁 (@jtLOL) November 21, 2019
This isn’t so much about Julia’s concern for the state of “the American political experiment” as it is about the fact that it’s not going the way she wants it to.
I, too, see the wide-ranging historical implications every time I don't get what I want. https://t.co/24exVbKuSn
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) November 21, 2019