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are people that politically inept ?

The argument about having the senate trial later is beyond stupid. Once Trump is out, the sense of urgency is gone. The second we send the articles of impeachment ( that hopefully we will have voted on this week) to the senate, the gop senators will simply say its moot since Trump is out and turn the argument around saying democrats are playing politics. I can already see minority leader McConnel say that with a smug face

" Our friends on the other side of the aisle are more interested about scoring political points than doing the business of the country "

etc... cue in the bullshit

I am amazed at how little people know about the workings of government.

Even here on DU where we are interested in politics way more than the average citizen, we still have people not clear on what is required for various things such as impeachment and removal or how a bill is passed, what the speaker of the house or senate minority leader can actually do. How many posts did we have about how the democrats are not stopping this or that or doing this or that ignoring that its not possible unless you actually have the votes or control the chambers ?

Imagine what it must be in the general public that does not follow politics closely. Its a major issue for our country. Civic lessons need to be put back in school.

Who will be the Goldwater to go tell Trump "its over Mr President" ?

Nixon resigned after a delegation led by Goldwater uttered these famous words. Is there anybody today in the GOP with enough gumption to do so ?

President Biden sets a clear tone for the justice department.

After discussing the events of yesterday and Trump's desecration of our instiutions he did not hesitate to label those that participated domestic terrorists . He also remarked how different the response would have been if it was a BLM protest.

This led him to discuss the the department of justice was created in 1870 to enforce reconstruction.

The choice of his appointees is right in line with this . Garland who prosecuted domestic terrorism, Gupta a prominent civil rights lawyer and monaco who has decades of experience in the justice department and amongst other things led cyber security at the department when it was first created.

He made it clear they wont be working for him but the people.

At the same time he implicitely gave a green light for the department to agressively prosecute domestic terrorism and civil right violations. A direct shot across the bow to militias and white supremacists.

Its going to be interesting to say the least.

Jim Hines (D) makes a terrifying observation.

He rightfully points out that the capitol security is sorely lacking. As he puts it we were not attacked by a militia group with military training. It was just a disorganized mob.
I shudder to think what bloodbath it could have been if trained operatives attacked the capitol. We better seriously beef up security.
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