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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:39 PM

Not said enough: Quid pro quo for benefit of country...OK...for benefit of president...NOT OK!

The latest GOP strategy (it may be all they have left) for Trump's survival is to accept that a quid quo pro occurred, but that such an action is not impeachable because "our government does it all the time". This line of defense is total nonsense, and if it is not obliterated, Trump could wiggle out of the mess he is in.

I keep hearing Republicans say we do quid pro quo's like Trump did on a regular basis, and rarely is that challenged. Trump's survival may depend on making sure that a good percentage of the public does NOT make the distinction between quid pro quo's benefiting the country versus benefiting the leader of the country.

That seems to be their only defense at this point. It's easily beaten down if our side repeats the distinction just as often as the Republicans try to blur it.

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Reply Not said enough: Quid pro quo for benefit of country...OK...for benefit of president...NOT OK! (Original post)
tableturner Nov 10 OP
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Response to tableturner (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:53 PM

1. King Louis XIV declared "L'etat c'est moi" (I am the state)

It's simple, whatever benefits dear leader Trump, benefits the country.

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Sun Nov 10, 2019, 06:53 PM

2. Trump's QpQ was strictly for his benefit and directly against the interests of the United Sates.

Treason.

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Response to tableturner (Original post)

Sun Nov 10, 2019, 07:11 PM

3. quid pro quo is a fancy term that many people are tuning out. Bribery and extortion is

where the dems are now changing the language for the better. I am glad they finally figured that out.

Think of where this puts the repubs. It's far easier for them to say "quid pro quo is no big deal" instead of "extortion and bribery is no big deal".

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