Opinion

Letters: Steyer’s talk of Trump impeachment fires up Trump’s base

Re “Steyer takes a shot at Feinstein, ‘very much looking at the Senate seat’” (sacbee.com, Oct. 11) Maybe Tom Steyer understands the strategy and objectives of the shadowy puppet-masters, such as Robert and Rebekah Mercer, who engineered Trump’s election. If so, he should tell the rest of us. If not, he’s a fool. If Trump’s masters simply wanted extremely pro-rich politics, they had many potential figureheads available who would have better served that goal. They picked a mentally unstable, inarticulate buffoon for a reason. Talk of impeachment galvanizes Trump’s base. A serious impeachment attempt would magnify his base’s militancy. Successful impeachment may tip them toward violent revolution. Whether this attempted revolution would be more beneficial to homegrown Nazis or to Vlad Putin is unclear. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is more conservative than am I, but her patience toward Trump translates to me as giving him enough rope so he’ll destroy his constituency himself. Democrats could help by promoting policies that benefit low-income rural people.

Kevin Coyle, Sacramento

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