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Tom Steyer banks on impeach Trump rhetoric to take him to power

By in Press Enterprise on November 9, 2017

By John Phillips

It has become impossible to turn on the TV lately and not see a commercial featuring billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer pleading for members of Congress to impeach President Trump over a litany of left-wing grievances.

To say that the $10 million ad buy has run in heavy rotation is an understatement — Steyer has been spending more time on television than Ryan Seacrest, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico and the inmates on MSNBC’s “Lockup” combined.

In case you’re a Netflix partisan and don’t know what I’m referring to, the 60 second spot in question features the 60-year-old San Franciscan in an open collared shirt, seated in a modest living room and identified only as “Tom Steyer, American citizen.”

I guess his political consultants decided that “American citizen” would play better with the public than his actual occupation of “billionaire former hedge fund manager.”

Which seems crazy to me. If you’re successful, you should be proud of your accomplishments and own it, instead of pretending like you’re just some guy. I suspect Steyer would be more comfortable telling us he’s a make-up artist at toddler beauty pageants than admitting what he actually did.

But I digress.

In the ad, Steyer earnestly looks into the camera and says that Trump is a “clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons.” He then urges people to tell their representatives in Congress that they have “a moral responsibility to stop doing what’s political and start doing what’s right.”

As a result, 1.4 million people have signed a petition calling for Trump’s impeachment.

For angry Democratic voters, the ad is red meat and a welcome call to action. For elected Democrats the ad is a big fat problem created by a self-serving, bored billionaire who thinks he will be able to parlay his purchased celebrity into […]    

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