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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

a vain effort, no way even if a tape emerged with Trump, Epstein and 13 year olds.

Romney- can probably get away with it in a red state that's none too fond of Trump and he's an icon.

Graham- would find a reason not too while making some moralistic noises.

Sasse- could also probably get away with it, but he'd be playing a risky long game. 

Gardner, Collins, Tillis, McSally (Ernst, McConnell marginally) i.e., Senators up for re-election who are at risk. Really a no-win for them- without The Base they're even deader than they might be otherwise. 

But in the end, if you need the good politics for why to impeach, that's it. Make 'em stand and make that vote.

But even if there aren't good politics, impeachment needs to proceed.

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sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

The opposing argument is that after being exonerated by a kangaroo court, Trump might quite literally suspend the Constitution, cancel the elections and announce the beginning of the 1000 year Reich of The House of Trump.

The Founders did not take into account the possibility of a criminal sociopath becoming POTUS on the heels of 30 years of the corporatocracy steadily weakening the rule of law.

Guess it is unlikely to get any better in that case, so might as well have at it.

 

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

So I guess it comes down to here and now.

The Real Deep State * (corporatocracy, oligarchy and their paid knaves) knows that by 2024, demographics** will have turned against them. So they'll make their stand to kneecap the Constitution while they still can.

The Folk will fight bitterly on their behalf so as to not have to be forced to eat gay cakes, have their popguns registered, be forced to take sex pills etc.

*third, and possibly not the last working definition

** more age and related predelictions than race or status of origin.

sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

BTW, speaking of tapes.

https://nypost.com/2019/09/21/damning-evidence-on-prince-andrew-could-be-in-russian-hands-mi6/

If the Rooskies have tapes on Prince Andrew, hard telling who else they'd have. 

Barr did get to Pervert Island and Epstein mansion first and got Jeff himself taken care of, Ghislaine disappeared. 

Pretty impressive but you do have to wonder what else is floating around.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

Whatever Pence is, he doesn't have the WWE chops that Dennison does- doesn't provoke the same sociopathic response among the people on that side of the arena.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

BTW, Pence appears to have some problems in this particular scandal as well.

Anyway, few of those courageous good haired 100 IQ car dealers from Palookaville in the GOP Senate caucus are going to find Trump guilty of anything.

aljessen61
Senior Contributor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

Hollow head sure does like talking to himself.

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

I had not entertained the possibility that Moscow Mitch will just stop articles of impeachment from being taken up.

Thus avoiding any specific uncomfortable votes.

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Head count for Senate conviction on impeachment articles

The New York Times has no interest tells you all you need to know.