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Deane, you may not have listened to Rush, but those politically like-minded people around you probably did, so you were getting “Rushed” whether you knew it or not. As a key “opinion leader” for decades, he shaped and influenced the right wing of America into what it has become today – Qanon and all.
radiogeek: Patience, grasshopper. Allow the full story of Jan. 6 to come to light (it will take time) and let the Democrats in the Senate have a chance to purge the filibuster (I assume they will try before 2022). Only then would an attempt to use the 14th amendment on Trump be successful.
As an aside, isn’t it amazing how swiftly and completely all the major social media sites clamped down on the toxic lies and rhetoric coming from Trump and his followers? How responsible of them!
It couldn’t possibly have to do with the fact that all three stages of the legislative process are now controlled by Democrats – the same Democrats that have been advocating for stronger regulatory oversight of major social media comppanies?
But now that they have shown how responsible they can be with managing false/incendiary rhetoric, it appears they don’t really need to be regulated after all!
I can answer that, paulwalker: NO.
He needs to pay a price for the way he has behaved since the election, culminating in the heinous insurrection he fueled on Wednesday. A House impeachment should be the minimum he receives.
Ultimately, this isn’t about Trump – it’s about the next Trump. Hawley, Cruz and others have already started auditioning for that role. They need to know that the other branches of government are ready and willing to respond to such behavior.
From now until the end of his presidency, I predict every public pronouncement from Trump (including any tweets) will be written by his lawyers. If there is any group of people that he will listen to and abide by, it’s lawyers. In that respect, Trump’s presidency will be ending with a whimper rather than a bang.
Impeachment is the best bet for removing Trump, but it won’t be able to be expedited as quickly as we might wish. Still need to get Warnock and Osssoff certified in GA, then sworn in, then Senate trial (which Schumer could fast track). In the meantime, the House could get the articles of impeachment approved and out the door.
In the end, unlikely that impeachment will get Trump out the door early. But it has positives: 1) gets under his skin, 2) keeps him from ever running for federal office again, 3) if convicted gives him the ignominious distinction of being the only twice-impeached president if not convicted, and the only impeached and convicted president if convicted.
I think it’s work a shot.
Seems clear to everyone (except maybe Donald) that Trump has held his last elected office, so it’s entertaining to see so many GOP president wannabees jockeying for his voters. Hawley thought he would lead the charge, but Cruz is starting to steal his spotlight. I wonder how many more lemmings are going to follow him them over the cliff?
You bring up a point that needs to be repeated; COVID-19 is debilitating as well as deadly.
I don’t know how many people died from polio, but what we DO remember are all of the people crippled by it. I wonder how society is going to deal with the aftereffects of COVID and the aftereffects of COVID vaccine reactions.
I wonder if there is a “hospitalized” v. “unhospitalized” death rate? When this all started back in January, the death rate was reported as about 1-2%. If it’s lower today, is it because of improved care protocols, or that we miscalculated the original rate? And if death rates are lower because of the care the infected get in hospitals, then what happens if we hit ICU saturation, and hospital care quality decreases?
Trump Pardons are bound to sell better than Trump Steaks did.November 23, 2020 at 11:07 pm in reply to: Election is finally over: GSA releases transition funds after Michigan certifies #48923
Rallys are the only way he knew how to campaign, because he controlled 100% what happened at every rally, being the narcissist that he is. Minus a campaign, his rally days are numbered. Just look at how he has dropped off the map of public appearances in the last couple weeks; he can’t stand to go out in public and be seen as a loser.
Who knows, he might just go full Howard Hughes after January 20th.November 23, 2020 at 6:14 pm in reply to: Election is finally over: GSA releases transition funds after Michigan certifies #48912
Good idea, Deane. Trump should tour like the Grateful Dead, with a cadre of Trump flag-flying trucks following him from venue to venue, yelling at him to play “Freebird” and “Lock Her Up” and other greatest hits.
Can’t call them Deadheads…how about “MAGA Mob”?
More elected Republicans in Washington have COVID than have admitted that Biden won.
Not a single quality of life issue to be seen. What has Trump done to make the average American’s life better? Lots of conservative gains in ideology and politics is all I see in your list.
Let’s also hope that if Trump loses, the fealty of GOP senators will begin to subside, and they will grow a backbone that could be used to push back against any temper tantrums Trump will have on his way out the door.
Hey, one can hope.