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Politics The Donkey in the room...the Democrats today

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by ASU2003, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
    Update on the upcoming debates....Gabbard makes November threshold, Klobuchar makes December

    One (Last?) Candidate Qualifies For The November Debate

    The clock is ticking for Democratic presidential contenders hoping to make the fifth debate on Nov. 20— just 6 days left to qualify — and the sixth debate on Dec. 19. And a new survey of the Iowa caucuses by Quinnipiac University has given two candidates the final qualifying poll they need. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard got 3 percent support in the new poll, which qualifies her for the November debate, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar earned 5 percent, putting her on the December stage. By our count, this means 10 candidates have now made the fifth debate and six have qualified for the sixth, so let’s check in to see where things stand for the other candidates....​
     
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  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/11/democrats-may-surprise-us/

    “The Democrats may surprise us on impeachment”

    True, we’ve been used the them whiffing on some of the grittier activities for awhile

    Here, they’re doing a good job doing it “by the book”
    Even though they don’t have to, Constitutionally

    Sticking to the facts
    Building a case
    Making sure it’s a true violation of law
    Disclosure of findings
    Clarifying the process
    And so on...

    They really don’t have to do anything
    But they’re undermining the opposition’s arguments and positions by making it straight and clear cut

    Slowly (although relatively fast) gathering evidence from substantive witnesses

    The only thing I wish they’d do is punitive actions against those defying a subpoena

    There has to be a respect for those authorities
    And consequences for not appearing
    (Btw, once they appear, the witnesses can spin, decline, declare the 5th, etc...but they should appear and answer some things on the record)

    Listen, the little folks have consequences if they don’t appear...the same should apply to those above.

    But keep up the good work
    Hopefully it will amount to something
    Either on trial or at the polls
     
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