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Politics The Probe

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by rogue49, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Large City, TX
    The comments about Impeachment II are spread out over at least two threads.

    57 (50 Dems, 7 Repubs) quilty.
    43 (0 Dems, 43 Repubs) not guilty.

    This travesty, this joke of "impartial" constitutional responsibility, will hurt a small number of Republican Senators in the short term. It will damage the Republican party in some ways, perhaps deeply, perhaps not.

    One thing is clear: Former 45th POTUS Donald John Trump got away with inciting an attack on the Capitol Building and Congress. Thankfully he did not achieve his ultimate goal of changing the 2020 election results and remaining president. He will now view being acquitted as the equivalent of having done nothing wrong, perhaps even never having been charged (in the mind of Donald Trump), much the same way he views settling lawsuits as victories.

    This was anticipated and predicted, and calling the result disappointing is putting it mildly. Totally disgusting is a better description.

    Since our politicians can't show the integrity and the courage to do the right thing, let us hope the criminal courts and the civil courts will enforce some justice on Donald John Trump.
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  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Schumer leaves door open to 14th Amendment measure to bar Trump from office — Fox News

    This is going to be an interesting twist
    I wonder if they can make it stick

    McConnell and more GOP leaders might actually allow it.
    And I don’t know if it’s a straight House/Senate vote
    Or would it be a Supreme Court thing?

    Probably a mixture of all the above
    And we’ve never use it before, so there would be a debate

    Folks, we’re in unprecedented times, using things never used before
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  3. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Large City, TX
    Representative Joe Neguse appeared on CBS Face The Nation this morning.

    IMO he did very good job as one of the House impeachment managers.

    But this morning Neguse wasn't upset, he seemed relieved, even somewhat cheerful. TBF he might be one of those politicians who has spent decades forcing himself to always smile under any circumstance.

    I wanted to see anger and venom, not smiles and a sense of relief.
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  4. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Well, they knew already what they were in for.
    Frankly, I think they did it for 2 reasons

    1. Get it on record...for alternatives and leverage.
    2. See how the opposition reacted

    Now they can go after those who showed their hands and tells.

    Make you a bet politicians like Cruz and Graham will be in trouble real soon. (those who colluded with Ts lawyers)

    And they will be finding out more.

    Now that it’s on record.
    They can trigger National terrorist act, other national security acts and get various intelligence agencies involved.

    There’s a reason McConnell declared aloud after the acquittal...he’s trying to cover his ass. Decoy, delay, distract.

    They’re fucked. Why?
    They “declared war”
    Basically against the US.

    The Dems are going after them...
    With DOD, DHS, NSA, CIA, etc...

    They’ve threatened democracy and the constitution.

    Get the popcorn out.

    Who wants to place bets???
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