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H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:35 PM Feb 2021

Just Say Know

"Article 2 of the articles of impeachment against Richard Nixon was just the simple fact that he talked about and suggested the potential use of the IRS against one or two of his political oppenents." -- Monica Crowley

Why, I ask, did Trump not hire poor Monica to run his defense in the impeachment trial #2? I mean, all Trump did was talk about and suggest attacking one or two of his political opponents.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Democratic Party's managers' presentations this week. As an old man who has faithfully watched Congressional hearings since the days of Nixon, through Iran-Contra and beyond, this was as powerfully well done as anything I've seen.

It stands in stark contrast to the case made by Trump's legal team, which was as thin as the few strands of hair attempted to disguise David Schoen's balding skull. It's said that Trump was furious when, on Tuesday, Schoen would hold those strands in place when he took sips of water. Bruce Castor comes across as being as sincere as Abbie Hoffman would have been in making a commercial in support of Nancy's "Just Say No" campaign.

Senators Cruz and Graham, in miserable show of subjectivity, have been meeting with Trump's legal team in an attempt to salvage the republican party in general, and their careers' future specifically. Safe to say that the Senate will not convict Trump. Though I wish that they had the decency to do so, it would be unrealistic to expect the most cowardly of poltroons to experience a brief moment of courage or conscience. For they fear Trump's cult more than than their shadows.

Early in each of my children's lives, I taught them that when I was addressing their behavior, not to try the, "Yeah, but what about ____?" They learned that I was only focused upon them, and not anyone else. And that weak attempt at distraction would only and always result in a consequence. My younger son, now a crisis counselor at an area school, laughs these days about the number of people who never learned this important life lesson.

We win, no matter what path the current republican party opts to take. But we have to understand the nature of the beast, and fully appreciate that we are in for a long fight. As their party either divides or attempts to remain united is,, obviously, important. But more important is that we recognize both the strengths and weaknesses of the two republican factions. And knock the stuffing out of them, by attacking either or both of their strengths and weaknesses frequently.

This week, the vile Claudia Tenney was determined to have won the NYS -22nd seat in the House, my district. In 2018, Anthony Brindisi had defeated her in a similarly close and contested election. Now, Anthony is already going to run again in 2022. So many of us at the grass roots' level are already beginning our plans for supporting Anthony.

It looks like the Senators are coming back in! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
H2O Man

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Just Say Know (Original Post) H2O Man Feb 2021 OP
THe Last Cries Of A Dying Party Me. Feb 2021 #1
McConnell thought he had it all wrapped up last night coeur_de_lion Feb 2021 #2
Not Today Me. Feb 2021 #4
No witnesses. Fuck. coeur_de_lion Feb 2021 #6
That's okay. H2O Man Feb 2021 #7
he will still be acquitted coeur_de_lion Feb 2021 #8
Yes, he will. H2O Man Feb 2021 #9
Isn't it great? H2O Man Feb 2021 #3
LMAO Me. Feb 2021 #5

coeur_de_lion

(3,737 posts)
2. McConnell thought he had it all wrapped up last night
Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:45 PM
Feb 2021

I honestly think that they forget they are no longer in power.

There was genuine astonishment this morning on GOP side that 45 would not be acquitted today.

Me.

(35,454 posts)
4. Not Today
Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:48 PM
Feb 2021

maybe tomorrow, but not today...

May have to amend this as they might be making an agreement

H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
3. Isn't it great?
Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:46 PM
Feb 2021

I've long had respect for Rep. Raskin. That has grown this week. The entire team of managers is outstanding.

Contrast that to the Trump legal team.

As Malcolm X taught, if you put a sparkling clean glass of cold water next to a filthy glass of sludge, you can trust a thirsty public to make the correct choice.

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