He was pretty awful a few years ago but I guess a rising Trump lifts a lot of mediocre boats :
This had to be one of the most successful failures — one of the most triumphant defeats — in modern political history.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) clearly failed in the stated aim of her four-week delay in sending impeachment articles to the Senate: to withhold the articles and the naming of impeachment managers until, as she put it last month, “we see the process that is set forth in the Senate.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) didn’t reveal his impeachment resolution and made no commitment to bring forth witnesses or documents.
But Pelosi’s delay seems to have blunted any hope President Trump’s defenders had of dismissing the charges without a trial. Before the speaker’s gambit, McConnell pledged that “there will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this.” Trump is now calling for a dismissal, but Senate Republicans say they won’t allow that.
This is about as close as a beltway asshole who treats politics like sports talk radio — picking winners and losers for everything, focusing on personality instead of performance — is going to get to a nuanced perspective. When you only control the House, you’re “winning” if you’ve been able to leverage your power to make the Senate do more then they were otherwise going to do, and get some positive attention. Both of those goals were accomplished, even though we’re ultimately going to “lose” on conviction.