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kentuck

The lesson for today

It is that the corruption runs so deep that not even a silver sword or the brightest light of truth can penetrate.

The lies have taken root. It is much like the days of McCarthy....

NanceGreggs

No Change

The question being asked on political shows tonight is: Do you think any Republican senators’ minds have been changed by the proceedings?

Well, I can answer that question: No, no minds have been changed. The Republicans still know Trump is guilty, and they’re still going to acquit him anyway....

TygrBright

I think Mitch is regretting at least one decision...

The whole "one camera, one feed" thing may be having an unintended consequence:

The television audience is riveted on the presentations. We realized it as we were watching tonight- there were NO distractions.

We didn't comment on any of the watching Senators' responses, we didn't wonder what that doodad on so-and-so's desk was, or anything like that....

Atticus

Some---even some on this board this evening---have complained that the Democratic House Managers

were "boring".

If your heart is so calloused and your soul is so dead that you did not get a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye---maybe feel those hairs on the back of your neck rise--- as Adam Schiff gave that closing---------------------you have my sympathy.

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