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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Is there a Democrat with courage?

As the Senate prepared to vote to impeach a man who no longer is president, Deutsche Welle reported, "Spotlight on Republicans as Trump impeachment trial nears end."

The story said, "The ball is now in the court of the Republicans as a minimum of 17 GOP senators would have to join all the Democrats to reach the two-thirds majority required to find Trump guilty of 'incitement of insurrection.'

"While the Republican vote seems like an unlikely scenario, Democrats hope they can win over enough Republican senators to convict Trump for his role in January’s Capitol riots.

"Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, Mitt Romney of Utah, and Susan Collins of Maine are some of the names the Democrats could seek to persuade. 

"These four are frequent critics of Trump and have said in the past that he incited the insurrection. They have also joined with Democrats twice to vote against the Republican efforts to dismiss the impeachment trial."

Once again, the Washington press corps has a story about Donald John Trump bass-ackwards.

The press has convinced itself that he should be removed from office. That is what the impeachment vote is: a vote to remove him from an office that he no longer holds.

I know.

That is crazy.

You cannot remove a man from an office that he no longer holds.

And yet 50 Democrat senators and just about all the Democrats in the House are fine with this unconstitutional charade.

This impeachment sets a precedent that should lead a Republican House to impeach Obama, Biden, and Clinton again. Maybe even Carter.

Oh heck, go after the dead presidents as well. Surely Woodrow Wilson showing "Birth of a Nation" in the White House is an impeachable offense. Let's see, contempt of people of color? Incitement to join the klan? I know, obstruction of social justice.

Mitch McConnell said this is a vote of conscience. I agree. It should bother the conscience of every senator to ignore the Constitution just to get back at Donald Trump.

Does Joe Manchin have a conscience? Is he willing to stand up to the mob and oppose this Looney Tunes lynching? Or is he afraid that voting to defend the Constitution will adversely affect his daughter's peddling of overpriced EpiPens?

West Virginians sent Manchin to represent them in the Senate. Less than half the voters voted for him in 2018. 

Donald Trump carried the state with 68% of the vote.

A vote against Donald Trump is a vote against West Virginia.

More importantly, a vote against Donald Trump is a vote against the Constitution because this proceeding is unconstitutional.

Every senator swore an oath to defend the Constitution. Let us see if one Democrat will keep his word.

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    1. Jeffery, get some Kleenex for all those tears in your eyes.

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    2. You two, Big Jake and edbutcher, need to stop your disgusting flirting already and get a room!!!

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  2. Now Lindsay Graham joined the Democrats in changing the rules and allowing witnesses since the dimocrits knew they were losing. Drag it on and on and on and on....

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    1. Miss Lindsey may have stepped in this pile because dragging it out is a loser people hate this and to have a further rubbing of our noses in this clown cavalcade won't help.

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    2. Miss Lindsey may have stepped in this pile because dragging it out is a loser people hate this and to have a further rubbing of our noses in this clown cavalcade won't help.

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    3. Actually, it was a smart move, IMO - He announced the first witness to be called would be Nancy Pelosi. Can you imagine what she would have to testify to under oath?

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    1. For what, Jeffery? The idea the Red Queen of Festung Pelosi would have to be called to testify or that this impeachment has been a bigger dud than the first?

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  4. A "vote of conscience" --like the word "justice" it needs to be defined in a particular case. Otherwise one is just hearing a wished-for signaling. L. Cheney's conscience? No thanks. Stalin's justice? No thanks.

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  5. Make it last forever. The Senate is prohibited from other business while a shampeachment is going on. Make it last at least a year and a half, until the '22 primaries begin. Make the Dems hate they day they embraced the word, "Impeachment."

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  6. never in the field of human politics was so much revealed about so many by so few - one VSG...my POTUS, now and forever.

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  7. This goes far beyond the constitutional question of impeachment. Lack of due process, attempt to fabricate evidence, intimidation of potential supporters and collaboration with media to lock in a false narrative- if our government can do that in plain view to the president, what chance do any of us have for justice? Welcome to East Germany.

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  8. Will the presiding officer, Capt Kangaroo I mean Sen Leahy, allow Trump's defense to call as many witness as they want or will they be limited to the same number that the Clown House managers call?

    Who killed Ashli Babbitt?

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    1. Who killed Ashley Babbitt?

      I suspect that the assassin was not even a member of the Capitol Police...hence why no officer has been brought forward.

      A paid operative dressed in a CP uniform for the express purpose of a hit job on a random 'deplorable'.
      Don't lose sight of who we're dealing with here.

      Ashley just happened to be convenient that fateful day.

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    2. Ashley Babbitt, if that is her real name is not dead. That whole thing was staged. Every one of them is an actor or left wing activist. Where is the reporting on her funeral, her husband, family or how a nice female air force veteran turned into an insurrectionist? Trump caused all off these a**holes to show who they really are, how fake it all is and what they truly are capable of.

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    3. Ashlie Babbitt is dead.
      I suspect that it was not a Capitol Police officer who shot her.
      More likely secret service or a senate staffer.
      Too hesitant, not a full sized duty pistol, dressed in coat and tie, that unnecessary step towards target that serves only to disturb the sight picture, and lastly, some unknown rules of engagement that allows killing an unarmed person not yet in a threatening position.
      Who the F shot her?

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  9. The Capitol breach was nothing compared with this fake impeachment. The unhinged criminals in the House and Senate need to be arrested for fraud.

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  10. The only possible Senator would be Sinema from Arizona. Democrat senators and many republicans have zero consciences. That seems to be a requirement for The job.

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  11. The higher the monkey climbs up the flagpole, the more his butt is exposed. The "evidence" has been non- existent, faked and embarrassing to the dims. Why not clog up the Senate for another month or two? We might even get more evidence of the "Steal" exposed to the public. Meanwhile Xiden continues to under perform and hack off any moderate democrats and Bernie Bros. How about some more legal action against the Executive orders. My only fear is Nancy might accidentally become president for a bit before she is impeached.

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    1. Oh, no, we zap her, too. Malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance in office.

      If only for we have to pass it so we can see what's in it.

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  12. How's 'bout we impeach Joe and the Ho? They now want to keep troops in DC all year when it's been proven it was an inside job.

    Then we could reinstate Trump.

    Surely Woodrow Wilson showing "Birth of a Nation" in the White House is an impeachable offense.

    And then there's his quote, "It's like writing history with lightning. My only regret is that it is all so terribly true".

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  13. Impeach FDR for rounding up and interning Japanese-Americans.

    I know jack-bass elderly Democrats who retired after long and illustrious careers in the Department of Justice who refer to FDR as the President “who saved democracy.”

    Left-wing Authoritarianism is not a new phenomenon in the USA. It’s just that past generations of Americans fought against it; and this generation, especially its so-called “elites” are embracing it wholeheartedly.

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    1. Spare us the ROLCON, Jeffery.

      If you want to impeach him, do it for turning away the St Louis. You'd just love that.

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  14. The Senate emerged from a recess agreeing not to call any witnesses, with the Rep.'s statement entered into the record as hearsay. This came after President Trump's lawyers threatened to call 300 witnesses in response.

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  15. I’m waiting for the Democrats to change the rules to be a secret ballot, which they count…

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  16. "Or is he afraid that voting to defend the Constitution will adversely affect his daughter's peddling of overpriced EpiPens?"

    I think it's more likely that it will adversely affect his wife, who bought the overpriced EpiPens her daughter was selling, for the State of West Virginia while in a position that husband Joe, Governor of West Virginia, appointed her too.

    It's an ugly mess in Manchin land if someone were to go poking around. Manchin is totally and completely owned by the DNC.

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  17. Pretty odd starting off a column with the word"Deutsche" ... I assume that it's pronounced "Doysheech," as in Germany, as opposed to the American vulgarity. Meanwhile, PeloCryptKeeper has cornered the market on the Episelfcentered Pens. Ink is $509 extra.

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  18. Their oath of office is the first lie they all tell. Been that way for a long, long time. But, actual Americans all across the land are catching on quickly, thanks to Trump for kicking these bastards out into the open and forcing them to go for broke. It's already backfiring.

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  19. "You cannot remove a man from an office that he no longer holds."

    In a related note, not satisfied with merely tossing me out of the game, my old Bronx Little League is still trying to throw me out of the league for being a hot dog after hitting a home run in 1962.

    Hey, it wasn't my fault that the ball got passed Eddie Haskell in the outfield and rolled all the way to the fence!

    Hey, if the vaccine kills me, they'll get a chance to do it posthumously. And from what I hear, the scenario is not impossible.

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  20. Is there a Democrat with courage? My Magic 8-Ball says NO WAY IN HELL...and then says, THAT'S WHERE THEY ALL SHOULD BE.

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  21. There's some but unfortunately they use that courage to aid and abet the wrong policies and the wrong people.

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