The launch ofA new ad campaign targeting Democrats for their fecklessness on impeachment illustrates this well. T here’s no way to describe the broader strategy that Democrats have adopted on the impeachment question as a success. It’s been a muddled mess. Notably, rather than merely making the case for an inquiry, the ad trains its fire at Democrats for failing to initiate one. If it was intended as a stalling tactic — a way to delay the moment at which Democrats would reveal their real intention not to act — it only created a situation in which Mueller’s extraordinarily serious revelations made it more difficult to definitively close the door on it. "For over 2 years, this president has broken the law, and nothing happened. You told us to wait for the Mueller investigation. And when he showed obstruction of justice, nothing happened."