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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:51 PM

Not with a bang but a whimper

Once the "no" on witnesses vote is cast and they vote to acquit trump on both articles our republic is officially dead.

That is the genuinely terrifying aspect of this.
If Republicans let this stand, with trump's positions unchallenged, they have legally turned the office of the president of the United States into a totalitarian dictatorship that is answerable to no one.
Nothing is illegal and a president is free to do whatever they want, to commit crimes with complete impunity.

Trump has no intention of ever leaving


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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:53 PM

1. Just like Putin does

Clearly, Republicans swore an oath to the Russian Constitution

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:57 PM

2. And we all know how envious he is....nt

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:17 PM

3. Did they actually say that???

I haven't been able to watch.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:50 PM

6. Essentially

Basically that anything a president does "in the national interest" is legal.

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:26 PM

4. "Trump has no intention of ever leaving"

I agree. Scary thought.

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:32 PM

9. He'll leave feet first when he fucking drops dead. Hope cheeseburgers do the trick.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:41 PM

13. Cholesterol may be decocracy's only hope.

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 03:34 PM

5. Yes, I keep getting this feeling that we are going to clearly win the argument,

and then lose the battle. I’ve not seen republicans demonstrate any honor, nor integrity for such a long time, that I don’t expect them to do anything other than express “concerns and fears”, and and vote their party line, the cowardly surrender monkeys.

And then we are faced with assholes like Munchkin.

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:31 PM

7. GOTV...

like a motherfucker...our only hope. Never thought anything would come of the trial, but we had to do it anyway...and hopefully, more filth will be exposed...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:52 PM

17. Exactly

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 04:59 PM

8. ...

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:32 PM

10. After 244 years, THE moment of truth

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:33 PM

11. I am frankly just sick inside. How could they betray the country so easily

Just another day in the park with their hands out for bribes. "Hey we just made that dumb ass Donald the King. What a joke. We sure owned the libs on that one."

"And they can't get back at us cause the elections and the voting machines are rigged. Pas me some $100s to light my cigar."

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Response to rurallib (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:43 PM

15. They've all taken TWO mutherfking oaths to do the right thing. JFC I loathe Rethuglicans!

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Response to OMGWTF (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:48 PM

20. oaths mean nothing to them - they all have a higher calling

they all believe GAWD has put Donny on the throne to save the country, the world and the universe. Can't let a puny oath stand in the way.

Remember this fall that it wasn't Murkowski, Romney or Collins that cast the deciding vote to make Donny above the law. It was each and every Repug senator. If your repug senator is running for reelection, he (less likely she) cast the deciding vote to make Donny King

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:37 PM

12. Or we all wake up the next morning in about the same state we were in a year ago.

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:42 PM

14. That's exactly what I heard.

Democracy dies with Friday’s vote.

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:49 PM

16. It's not over till it's fucking over

I refuse to hand them a victory, even on an emotional level. He’ll no!

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 05:53 PM

18. Do you think financial markets will be impacted?

I'm thinking equities markets may whimper, but the US Dollar may be in for quite a tumble if foreign investors ever figure out what's going on. Old King Trump is the secret sauce that makes capital flight a distinct possibility. Republicans are playing with fire and gasoline.

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Response to angrychair (Original post)

Wed Jan 29, 2020, 06:24 PM

19. And this, to me, is wy it is SO important

that once he is out of office he be federally charged AND CONVICTED of ALL his violations of Federal Law.

(And state laws as well, but Federal first.)

If they want to set a precedent that all this is perfectly OK, we need to set a counter-precedent that, no, it isn't.

And that goes for everyone inhis administration. Granted there is no DOJ memp preventing it from being done now, this is still Barr's DOJ and there would be no point.

We have already allowed this trend to go on for far too long. I won't say "drain the swamp" for many reasons (one of which being that swamps and wetlands are necessary for the health of the planet.) But I think we need to clean and disinfect the sewers.

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