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I think this long thread is largely accurate, but I also think we could've made the case against what McConnell would do by playing hardball but there are only a couple Senate Dems who prevented that. And I'm angry about that, but ultimately the public is not going to care about this procedural shít in weeks or months. They're only gonna remember that Dems impeached him, the GOP admitted he was guilty but didn't convict. That is the takeaway in big media today and that matters. It's not everything I want, which is why the House should promptly turn this into Benghazi.

 

I've never felt Trump will go to prison and I still don't. I do think he can and will be legally and financially hounded for the rest of his life, and I don't believe he has the drive and infrastructure to run again without a support the GOP infrastructure will no longer offer him. So I want the House and the local governments to start their work, and then I want Schumer to find his balls and see to it no Senate Dems hamstring us like this on actual Dem policy.

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32 minutes ago, I Am A Swede said:

I wonder how many of the Republican senators who voted for acquittal secretly thinks that Trump's guilty but were to spineless to do the right thing.

Credit to Burr, Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse and Toomey for having a spine.

Burr and Toomey are not running again.

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This is going to be (and already is, on cable TV) the national takeaway, which is good for us.

 

 

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F the 43 Republicans and an extra FU to Mitch McConnell.  I want Trump in jail or in a casket. 

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19 minutes ago, Toups said:

F the 43 Republicans and an extra FU to Mitch McConnell.  I want Trump in jail or in a casket. 


he'll be in one within the next 4 years. this was for Dems to do their thing next year.

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The GOP is now a Russian satellite organization and needs to be voted completely out of existence. (Good luck with that in Bible Belt country.)

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he'll be in one within the next 4 years. this was for Dems to do their thing next year.

 

I'm not so sure. COVID didn't even take the piece of s-h-i-t out. I don't think Satan wants the competition.

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3 hours ago, JaneAusten said:

Burr and Toomey are not running again.

 

Neither is Rob Portman, but he still voted to acquit. 

1 hour ago, Wendy said:

COVID didn't even take the piece of s-h-i-t out. I don't think Satan wants the competition.

 

That's only because he had access to drugs we peons don't. If he had succumbed to it back in October, none of this would have happened.

 

One silver lining - at least he can't crow about it on Twitter. At least that's one minor victory.

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Could someone please explain to me what Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have against nuking the filibuster (aside from the obvious)?  And for God's sake, WHAT are they DOING serving as DEMOCRATS??

 

At the VERY least, their local Democratic parties should censure them, the way the Wyoming GOP censured Liz Cheney, if not boot them from the party outright.

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7 minutes ago, Khan said:

Could someone please explain to me what Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have against nuking the filibuster (aside from the obvious)?  And for God's sake, WHAT are they DOING serving as DEMOCRATS??

 

At the VERY least, their local Democratic parties should censure them, the way the Wyoming GOP censured Liz Cheney, if not boot them from the party outright.

I think it's a matter of going on record with votes that might not be popular in their states. Sure the current COVID bill is popular but Sinema voting for or against the John Lewis voting rights bill? That would likely cost her either way. Although both are 4 years away from their elections and people have short memories. Donors is another issue, particularly for Manchin who gets tons of money from the Oil and Gas industry. It just shows SSDD. These people don't want to take risks and actually govern. They are cowards.

 

But who knows. I think their continual supporting of a process and promoting it as Sinema just did that was a Jim Crow creation is despicable.  She should be f'in ashamed of herself especially after what just happened with the GOP yesterday.

 

At some point Biden is going to have to step in here. But I wish the grassroots would start working more actively against that bad decision and pointing out how they are enablers of Jim Crow policies. It's honest. They don't like it tough.

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