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Response to eleny (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 12:49 AM

7. And Lawrence explained quite clearly why political calculations shouldn't determine...

...whether Congress attempts to impeach Trump. We simply cannot say - by not impeaching out of fear we won't get a conviction - that a president can do whatever the hell he/she wants to do. All because we can't trust Republicans to do the right thing. How convenient for Republicans, right? They get to eschew ethics so as to avoid facing the consequences of eschewing ethics.

Besides, I don't think a failed attempt to convict would backfire on Democrats. Those drawing comparisons to a president who lied about having an affair need to stop with such foolishness.

Something else Lawrence did is criticize the media in a way that Democrats need to emulate. We've allowed "liberal media" to become a household term over the last several decades. Being on the defensive is not a winning position. The fact of the matter is the media is worthy of criticism. If for no other reason than the penchant for false equivalencies.

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