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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 05:59 AM

Wizard Oil Cures Your Political Pain

CreditóLibrary of Congress: Calvert Lithographing Co., circa 1890

The impeachment hearings showed again President Trumpís uncanny ability to obfuscate and divert. After all that testimony by all those righteous, dedicated, no-nonsense public servants, how can Trump not be trapped? After the fumbling, futile defense by Nunes and Jordan and the other Republicans, how could anybody not see whatís going on?

But wait: Whatís a hyperlocal pundit doing wasting paper on matters covered by every national news outlet? Well, for a lot of us, these hearings are local. We were spellbound and consumed by the drama, enthralled by the professionals who dared speak truth to power. Itís all we could think about, talk about, proving that all politics is local.

Even if you didnít watch, didnít care, you know the plot: The president held up congressionally authorized military aid to Ukraine and a meeting coveted by that countryís new president until that official would announce a corruption investigation aimed at one of our presidentís political opponents.

Read the transcript. If youíre a Democrat, youíll clearly hear the extortion. If youíre a Republican, the call is perfect. Recall the hearings. Democrats heard heroes. Republicans saw traitors in military uniform and business attire.

Read more: https://flagpole.com/news/pub-notes/2019/11/27/wizard-oil-cures-your-political-pain

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