Differences between Clinton and Trump impeachments, by the Lion of the Blogosphere. A couple of good, big-picture points that many overlook:
Clinton: The mainstream media supported the President who was being impeached.
Trump: The mainstream media supports the impeachment, and is far more willing to bias its news reporting than it was 20 years ago.
Clinton: Democrats in Congress loved their President.
Trump: Republicans in Congress hate their President and wish they could have President Pence instead, but only hold back because they think they would suffer at the polls for abandoning Trump.
You also have to take into consideration the enormous distrust that most Americans feel toward the mainstream media. In the 90’s people had much more respect for the media and the establishment in general. That is gone. Now almost half the population realizes that very same establishment is against them and wants to undermine the legitimacy of both the 2016 and 2020 elections. The resistance against Trump is backfiring.
Unfortunately, it’s a lot less than half the people. By hanging out in an online right-wing echo chamber, you have a false impression of what the average prole understands.
Another difference, of course, is that Clinton was really guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice, while it’s still not clear what laws Trump has allegedly broken. The Democrat-controlled House now may or may not pass a bill of impeachment, but there is no way the twenty Senate Republicans are going to vote to convict. …
I still have mixed feelings about the failure to convict Clinton. At the time, it seemed pretty clear that he was guilty, but the Democrats voted mostly along party lines to let him off, perhaps setting a dangerous precedent.