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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 09:45 PM

Trump's Second Impeachment Was the Usual Freak Show for House Republicans

After four-plus years standing behind this criminal, his party still isn’t ready to quit him.

By Michael Tomasky

So now, after four-plus years of praising Donald Trump’s “exquisite” leadership; four-plus years of waving away lines like the one about finding the Second Amendment solution for Hillary Clinton by saying he was just joking; and lately, after nine weeks of mostly being accomplices to Trump’s insane claims about election fraud; after Trump has torn the country in two and bullied local Republicans trying to do their jobs and instigated a riot that sought to kill his own vice president and did kill a police officer, exactly 10 members of the Republican Party out of 207 voting in the House of Representatives went on record as being willing to impeach Trump.

For most of America, the week since the riots has if anything intensified the horror. With each new day, we see shocking videos showing that some of the intruders knew the Capitol floor plan. We learn new details about just how close to danger or death some members and staffers were. And of course we see Trump himself down in Texas once again deny that he had anything to do with what happened after he’d exhorted the true believers he’d summoned that “you have to show strength.”

But for House Republicans, the past seven days have had the opposite effect—they’ve rallied and realized that if they just issue a few phony, perfunctory denunciations of the violent rioters, they can quickly get back to blaming the left for everything and accusing Democrats of somehow being the real supporters of violence.

So the impeachment proceeding was the usual freakshow. Louie Gohmert warned that a vote like this meant the end of the republic. Tom McClintock of California wore a mask that said “This Mask Is as Useless as My Governor.” Marjorie Taylor Greene wore a mask that said “Censored”—while she was giving a speech on national television carried on at least five channels. Matt Gaetz went full Matt Gaetz, mentioning the “Biden crime family” and shooting a glance over to the Democratic side while muttering that Republicans were not going to forget about that. Steve Chabot of Ohio, who I haven’t seen a picture of in a few years, is now wearing his hair like Trump’s (I mean, creepily so, almost like the way Jennifer Jason Leigh did with Bridget Fonda in Single White Female).

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-second-impeachment-was-the-usual-freak-show-for-house-republicans

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:34 PM

1. Second Amendment solution for Hillary Clinton by saying he was just joking

Surprised no house republican mentioned yesterday that trump was only "joking" when he told the rioters
(peaceful protesters per Fox) to march on the Capitol. They always use that excuse when defending his
outrageous behavior. Well, he was joking when he said he was gonna march with them, the old
bone spurs must have been acting up.

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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 10:52 PM

2. Hell, He Was Obviously Joking When He Put On the Garb of President and Took the Oath

He never even pretended to serve as president, look after the people or constitution of the US, or care about anything but having his boots licked, his vanity and private parts tickled, or his bank accounts padded.

This man has been a criminal with psychopathic profile all his life. He must be pursued for his law-breaking for the long term.

Cowboy change your ways today or with us you will ride, a-tryin' to catch the Devil's herd across the endless sky.

Too late for you, little sad insecure donnie. Yippie-yi-yo.

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