Speaking of hatemongers . . .
Donald Trump may very well serve a second term as president thanks to the bungling of Democrats in this week’s impeachment process.
Objectively speaking, they didn’t prove much, if anything at all. It was a partisan exercise, a power play, and I doubt any of his supporters will change their votes as a result.
On the contrary, the impeachment process may not only solidify his base, but add to it as people wonder about the competency of the Democrats.
One has to wonder what the Democrats were thinking: yes, impeachment was a foregone conclusion, but so is failure to finish the job in the Senate. If it ever came to a trial and vote in the Senate — and that might never happen — Trump will be exonerated.
The Democrats appear to have gambled and lost. They needed to get Republicans to turn on Trump, and it just didn’t happen in the House and it won’t happen in the Senate.
Instead, as incompetent as he might very well be — and, yes, perhaps corrupt, too — he comes off looking like the victim in this case: They didn’t prove a damn thing, but they impeached him, anyway.
And that’s what voters will be told in the next election campaign.
The Democrats may have ensured the United States — and the world — will have to endure another four years of Donald Trump in the White House.
They should have left well enough alone. He was doing enough damage to his own chances of re-election. Now they have given him a cross to bear.
American friends, what say you?
Didn’t prove anything? Nonsense! I didn’t think that you watched Fox News.
17 witnesses testified separately, and their testimonies largely corroborated the others.
The Orange Imbecile even admitted to it on-camera. Twice. His Chief of Staff admitted it. On-camera.
This much evidence in a criminal trial would result in a conviction with 5-minutes of jury deliberation.
The Democrats haven’t lost. Nancy Pelosi is a really smart political tactician and she never proceeds unless she knows where the votes are. The impeachment is no exception- she knew that there would be no Republican defections. She knows that the Senate trial is rigged. Again, the Republican Senators are saying so. On-camera. By hesitating on the legal step of passing the impeachment to the Senate, Ms Pelosi is getting some really damning sound bites against the Republican Senators who will be up for re-election next November.
In the meanwhile, our Incredible Embarrassment will feel invulnerable and continue to cheat, lie and embarrass the U.S.A. He, and the Senate, will lose in a decisive landslide in the November elections. As Nancy predicted.
Dunno. That’s ? “democracy” is what it is. Otherwise, not %P%?
Glad to hear from you, Steve. I was hoping you would weigh in on this. I must admit, I and probably a lot of other Canadians haven’t been glued to the set for most of this, given that there have been plenty of dirty politics going on in our own country. But the one thing that I did hear on Wednesday was none of the Ukrainian officials corroborated the charges,according to Republicans, who also said no real evidence was produced.
Regardless, I am not so sure Trump will lose the next time. I was one of the few in my office who predicted Trump would win the first time. I’ll hold off on my prediction for the next time when I see who will be the Democrats’ pick for president.
Merry Christmas, my friend!
” But the one thing that I did hear on Wednesday was none of the Ukrainian officials corroborated the charges,according to Republicans, who also said no real evidence was produced.”
The Ukrainian officials *need* the U.S. military aid to fight the Russians in a hot war. (Bullets flying, people dying- that’s a hot war). Of course they aren’t going to say otherwise when the petty and vindictive Manchurian Manchild controls the very assistance they need to survive.
What is “real evidence”? The independent testimony of 17 witnesses who all told the same narrative of what they saw or heard isn’t enough? Dumbelldore’s own admission, by his own words isn’t enough evidence?
You will also hear the republican sycophants say that all the House heard was hearsay. (Since when is hearing the subject say something hearsay?) It was the Mango Mussolini himself who prevented any first-hand witness from testifying to Congress (the crime of Obstruction of Congress). Then complains that the house investigations were “one-sided”. During the impeachment process, President Cheeto Dust was offered several opportunities to be represented in committee hearings. He refused all of them, then complained that he was being “railroaded”.
[OED’s definiton of Railroad (verb):
2.b. U.S. To accomplish (an action) with great speed; to ‘rush’ (a person or thing) to or into a place, through a process etc. 1884 American Law Review in Law Times LXXVII. 104/2 The way men are railroaded to the gallows in that country.]
When the impeachment gets to the Senate, it is fully expected to result in a fast acquittal. Even the Senate leadership has already said that he has no intention of being impartial, and Senate leaders are working with the White House to coordinate the impeachment trial. How is this collusion anything approaching a fair trial?
So, here’s my projection. (Have I been wrong yet?)
The Combover Con Artist will be acquitted in the Senate.
Prima Donald will be convinced that he is invincible. And he will act like he can’t be questioned.
In the process, he will destroy the Republican party. You will see record numbers of voters next November and many of The Orange Mephistopheles’ sycophants will be removed from office.
I hope you’re right about him destroying the Republican party. And I love all your nicknames for him!
“And I love all your nicknames for him!”
I have a few dozen on file.
Nancy Pelosi has it exactly correct: everything that Bone Spurious the Yellow does benefits Putin.