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My Theory With Nancy, the Dems & Impeachment......

Nancy and the Dems know that when 'impeachment' gets to the Senate that they won't have the votes to see it through ridding us of Trump. Mitch and the Repugs will - 'circle the wagons' for Trump and give Trump the ability to say that he was exonerated in the Senate. (That's what he is counting on.)

My theory is that Nancy and the Dem's want to build up as solid of a case of obstruction and criminality against Trump - that even the Repugs can't deny and talk their way out of. If they try and talk their way around - Nancy and the Dem's will unload on the Repugs and make them very uncomfortable to stick behind Trump - because the evidence would be so overwhelming....


Projection, A Thing of Beauty

The word has been out for sometime that Donald Trump is a master of projection. But today, he publicly slammed Nancy Pelosi as 'crazy.' He's watched her for a long time, Don the Con said and she's simply 'not the same.'

She's losing it, he said adamantly....


When you pressure Trump he commits more crimes trying to get rid of the pressure.

Pelosi has figured that out. She called it, self impeachment.

He fired Comey to get rid of the pressure. Now he is obstructing justice in an attempt to get rid of the pressure of all the investigations.

Turn up the pressure and watch Trump fall apart.


This may be Trump's future. Indictments for bank fraud and tax fraud.

We can see it taking shape. Congress is getting closer and closer to getting Trump's bank records and tax returns. My home state of New York is passing laws that will help congress investigate Trump taxes and nullify his pardon power. No double jeopardy.

The New York State government and justice department are working with The Democrats in congress to bring Trump and his family to justice....


These may be the unsung heroes of the insane Trump era.

Career federal employees, including military people.

One way to describe the Trump era, besides insanely self destructive, is leaderless. In many ways we have been without a president the past two plus years. Somehow the State Dept. is still functioning....


People voted for Democrats in the last election so they could oversee the Executive Branch....

Because Republicans failed miserably.

They never wanted to get to the truth. From Mitch McConnell, to Paul Ryan, to Devin Nunes, they all carried water for Donald Trump and ignored the facts staring them in the face....


There is much with which to be annoyed in the often mindless media coverage of this

"administration", but one of the recurring themes that never ceases to yank my chain is the nonsense about Trump having "plans" or, better yet, "strategies"; about his "preparation" for meetings with world leaders; and, about his "policies".

The man has no moral core, no convictions and has never believed anything beyond "I'm entitled to whatever I want when I want it"....


Pelosi's detractors were right about one thing: She IS a lightning rod. And thank God, she is

And Iíll bet the red state Members who, even if they support impeachment, need some time and space to help their constituents catch up with the rest of us, are grateful that Nancy Pelosi is taking the incoming bolts for them.

Thatís what a leader does. And Pelosi is doing it so well, she makes it look easy - so easy, in fac, that some people donít even realize sheís doing it.


A pro-choice rally in my little red town

I attended a pro-choice rally in my little, ruby red part of Florida this evening. It was organized by a young woman, whom I was proud to meet.

As the president of our local Democratic Women's Club, I felt obligated to attend - and wanted to attend. 2 things: 1. it was near 100 degrees at 5 p.m. (in May in Central Florida, for sweet Jesus' sake!) and I do not handle heat well, to say the least (think near heatstroke); 2. I truly was afraid we'd get shot....

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