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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:45 PM

If Trump Isn't 'Worth' Impeachment, Who Is?

Nancy Pelosi must be sick of talking about it. Alas, if she were only blessed with a president whose actions wouldn’t provoke the question! However, the Speaker of the House has been stuck with possibly the worst commander-in-chief in American history: a man whose campaign and associates are under constant investigation and whose personal incompetence, anti-intellectualism and corruption appear to have no bottom.

So, we ask Pelosi, again and again: Do you support impeaching President Trump? And we continue to get similar answers. Last July, before the midterm elections, Pelosi told Rolling Stone that impeachment would be “a gift to the Republicans,” reminding us that she had ruled it out in 2006 when liberals wanted George W. Bush booted for starting a war in Iraq based upon a lie. Pelosi said something similar in this month’s issue of the magazine. “It’s a very disruptive process to put the country through, and it’s an opportunity cost in terms of time and resources,” she said. “You don’t want to go down that path unless it is unavoidable.”

Pelosi has the politics correct on this. Sixty-four percent of Americans, per a March 5th Quinnipiac poll, believe that the president has committed crimes, and 45 percent think that he’s done so since assuming office. Yet, oddly enough, 59 percent of those same respondents oppose starting impeachment proceedings.

To recap: American voters seems largely convinced that the president is a crook, but are concerned that firing him might be a step too far.

That may be why, in an interview published Monday in the Washington Post Magazine, Pelosi added something to her boilerplate impeachment rhetoric. “This is news,” she said, clearly joking, perhaps not realizing that she was about to make some. “I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/pelosi-trump-impeachment-807291/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Wednesday OP
stonecutter357 Wednesday #1
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trixie2 Wednesday #3
beachbum bob Wednesday #4
happybird Wednesday #5
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:46 PM

1. " he's just not worth it" , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi .

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:08 PM

2. It's timing.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:12 PM

3. I thought it was a brilliant piece of PR

He will not go after her and she is giving him enough rope to hang himself. Though I doubt he needs the rope with the investigation.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:22 PM

4. gotta wait for Mueller's report and house investigations, what Pelosi said is 100% true as of the

time she said it.

She is 100x smarter than trump and she is playing him and the gOP

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:40 PM

5. Yep

I can't imagine anything that would get under his self-important, narcissistic, sexist skin more than a uninterested dismissal from a powerful woman. "But... but... it's ME!"

Nancy is so smart. She knows exactly what she is doing. I have full faith in her.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:55 PM

6. My take is that she's not saying trumpft isn't worth it,

she's saying it's not worth dividing the country over.

I'd much rather see everyone around him go down in a swirl of indictments - and that includes his adult children. When he's no longer in office, he'll face indictments.

Keep up the investigations and eventually they may be able to negotiate a "resignation" which would be much cleaner than impeachment. I know, not perfect, but what is?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:32 PM

7. Trump is the ideal candidate for impeachment...once all the evidence is in to hit him with

everything at the same time.

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