I'm only loosely following this whole impeachment thing, but its going me wondering, does it really mean anything? Consider this. The vote to impeach was split down the party lines, and its all but carved in stone that as the Republicans control the senate, there is close to zero percent chance that they will choose to remove him from office. So the Democrats will say, he's guilty, that's why he was impeached, while the Republicans will say, no, he wasn't removed from office, therefore he's innocent. When in actuality he was impeached because the house is stacked with the opposing party, and he's not being given the boot because the Senate is made up of his own party. So at the end of the day this is pretty much like having your worst enemies at your indictment who have said that they are going to vote to indict before even entering the courtroom, and you best friends and family as the jury for your trial, who before the trial even begins, have announced that they are going to to find you innocent regardless of the evidence. So A) other than being a complete waste of time any money, what is this supposed to accomplish? B) How is this even considered to be a legitimate trial? and C) How are people left in charge of running a country, allowed to be left in charge to run a country when they have all but said that they don't care what the evidence is, they are just going to vote whatever way suits them best? How is this serving their citizens and in however many years the US has existed, how has nobody pointed out and corrected the idiocy of it? I mean really at the end of the day his supporters aren't going to change their minds because of what the House decided, and his detractors aren't going to consider the Senate's decision either. I'd love to see if this discussion could progress without the die-hard Conservatives or Liberals using this as a platform to insult one another even though I'm sure it will digress into that quickly.