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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:43 PM

How public opinion changed during the Nixon impeachment process


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Reply How public opinion changed during the Nixon impeachment process (Original post)
swag Apr 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #1
GulfCoast66 Apr 2019 #2
swag Apr 2019 #3
GulfCoast66 Apr 2019 #4
standingtall Apr 2019 #5
uponit7771 Apr 2019 #8
marlakay Apr 2019 #6
Trumpocalypse Apr 2019 #7
uponit7771 Apr 2019 #9
uponit7771 Apr 2019 #10
lindysalsagal Apr 2019 #11

Response to swag (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:56 PM

1. That's why we need public hearings.

Impeachment needs to be supported by public opinion.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:59 PM

2. Exactly.

Impeachment with no guarantee of conviction helps the guy.

Many well intentioned democrats disagree.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:17 AM

3. Didn't help Andrew Johnson.

Did it help Bill Clinton? Doubtful.

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Response to swag (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:24 AM

4. Johnson is a poor example. Southern states had no vote.

Clinton could not be re-elected. But his popularity soared by the end of his term.

Look, Iím stating my opinion. If I thought we had a snowball chance in hell to convict I would agree. But McConnell will turn the whole show into a Trump as victim show. It will be a farce.

And no one would hear a word about the policy issues where we really kill republicans on.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 12:43 AM

5. Turtle is up for reelection in 2020 too

if does turn it into a farce we can use against him. Kentucky is a republican State, but he has low approval rating in Kentucky. If we ever going to beat him 2020 is the year to do it.

Think about this as Rachel pointed out the statue of limitations on obstruction expires in 5 years. So the message we will be sending by not impeaching Trump is the president is above the law as long as he can get reelected. At least his legacy will be further tarnished if he is impeached even if he does manage to get reelected and I don't think he will get reelected if impeached.

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Response to swag (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:39 AM

8. No it did not, O'Donnell put that to bed yesterday morning. Dems still lost house and senate

... and then lost presidency in 2000.

Gore ran away from Clinton in part because of impeachment

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 03:29 AM

6. It was on the news for hours every day

The hearings. I used to watch it with my dad in high school. He would be screaming at tv.

There was nothing like it in my lifetime, news wasnít drama then and to me this was my first experience of news being dramatic.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:28 AM

7. There was no FAUX News back then

 

to spin the news for Nixon. And the reason public opinion shifted in July 74 was the release of tapes that proved Nixon had committed crimes.

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:39 AM

9. +1

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:39 AM

10. +1

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Response to swag (Original post)

Sat Apr 20, 2019, 09:06 AM

11. Thank you.

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