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Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:49 PM

The impeachment of President Biden and other American nightmares coming in 2023

The impeachment of President Biden and other American nightmares coming in 2023 | Will Bunch
With polls, gerrymandering making a GOP House all but inevitable in 2023, Americans need to ponder a year that could tear the nation apart.
https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/president-biden-inpeachment-2023-gop-house-20211118.html

Imagine this: It’s a gray, chilly day in Washington, D.C., in March of 2023. A handful of protesters from left-leaning groups like Indivisible are huddled outside against the icy Potomac winds, but mostly there’s a climate of disbelief in the nation’s capitol as the GOP-dominated House of Representatives wraps up debate over the impeachment of Josephy Robinette Biden Jr., 46th president of the United States.

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This is America’s immediate future, and yet — with all the sometimes ridiculous inside-the-Beltway speculation about less urgent and less likely matters like whether Democrats ditch Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg — it’s clear that neither the press, the public, nor the political classes are truly ready for the year that is going to shake American democracy to its core: 2023.

A couple of developments this week brought the collision course that looms a little more than a year from now into sharper focus. On Capitol Hill, the bitterly partisan fight over Wednesday’s censure of Republican right-wing zealot Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona — who’d tweeted a cartoon video of him killing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — revealed the depths of the GOP’s obsession with political revenge if and when the party retakes control of Congress. Said McCarthy, currently the minority leader: “What they [Democrats] have started cannot be easily undone."

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If anything, what Republicans are willing to do with Trump out of power could ultimately prove an even greater threat to democracy than actually having the authoritarian-yet-inept Trump in the White House. Democrats need to begin sounding this alarm today — that voters who turned out in near-record numbers in 2020 to defeat the culture of Trumpism need to defy history and show up next November, to prevent something even worse. Yes, today’s electorate is tired of chaos, but they should wait until 2023 — because they ain’t seen nothing yet.

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dajoki Nov 2021 OP
FoxNewsSucks Nov 2021 #1
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 2021 #2
SunImp Nov 2021 #5
MichMan Nov 2021 #3
temporary311 Nov 2021 #7
inwiththenew Nov 2021 #8
rampartc Nov 2021 #4
hamil Nov 2021 #6

Response to dajoki (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 03:54 PM

1. Well, the House did their job months ago

when there was still time. They quickly passed voting laws that would have blocked republicon cheating and stealing.

Biden said he would sign them.

If only we had 50 Democrats in the Senate, the filibuster could have been eliminated or bypassed and we could've gotten those bills sent to him to get signed into law.

As it is, we're facing permanent fascist republicon rule.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 04:36 PM

2. Manchin will write a book that's sure to be a GQP best seller:

I AM JOE The Story of How I Ended the American Experiment

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:27 PM

5. We really needed those passed before the midterms

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:21 PM

3. Don't see any scenario where Republicans would want a President Harris.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:29 PM

7. That doesn't matter because they know

they won't have the votes in the Senate, just like they never had the votes to repeal the ACA, yet how many times did the house vote to repeal it anyway? Expect two years of that.

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Response to MichMan (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:35 PM

8. It's symbolic like the last 3 Impeachment votes

No serious person thought there would enough votes in the Senate when Clinton or Trump was impeached to actually remove the President.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:21 PM

4. donald j trump

speaker of the house just long enough to impeach biden and harris

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Mon Nov 22, 2021, 05:28 PM

6. rampartc has predicted the future

 

with regard to Trump as speaker of the house.

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