Barton Gellman covers a unique beat at The Atlantic. It’s called being right. And he’s making sense (and making my stomach turn) with his latest piece. The Impeachment of Joe Biden, and possibly Kamala Harris, and Merrick Garland, and Alejandro Mayorkas, and Antony Blinken. The GOP has created a monster with The Big Lie. I don’t mean Trump. I mean the base. “Already, there is enormous demand for impeachment. A University of Massachusetts Amherst poll in May found that 68 percent of Republican voters think the House should impeach Biden. A majority expect that it will impeach him. Thwarting those expectations would be dangerous for any House Republican. The poll numbers for impeachment correspond closely to the belief among Republicans that Biden is an illegitimate president. This is no coincidence: Impeachment is the corollary of election denial—the invincible certainty that Biden cheated in 2020 and Donald Trump won. If you truly believe that and haven’t joined a militia, impeachment is the least of the remedies you will accept.” (Election denial is now at the core of the party’s message, and if you don’t feed the beast, the beast feeds on you.)