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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:58 AM

The Atlantic, March 2019 cover story! Impeach!

OMG. I think this is the first time that my issue of The Atlantic arrived in the mail and that I sat down immediately and read the whole thing! It makes a lot of sense; they talk about the Andrew Johnson impeachment which many see as a failure because he didn't leave office, but the point is that he was reined in considerably and did not run for a second term either!

And by the way, Trump is no original. Andrew Johnson was a lot like him!

I hope this link works for those of you who want to read it:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/impeachment-trump/580468/

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Reply The Atlantic, March 2019 cover story! Impeach! (Original post)
ginnyinWI Feb 12 OP
SammyWinstonJack Feb 12 #1
FakeNoose Feb 12 #2
Pachamama Feb 12 #4
bluescribbler Feb 12 #7
FakeNoose Feb 12 #9
ginnyinWI Feb 12 #11
dalton99a Feb 12 #3
Botany Feb 12 #5
Kurt V. Feb 12 #6
bluescribbler Feb 12 #8
uponit7771 Feb 12 #10

Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:15 AM

1. ITMFA! What's it gonna take?

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:36 AM

2. Long read but worthwhile - K&R

Thanks for posting!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:57 AM

4. Completely agree....and I suggest all read up on the lessons from Andrew Johnson's presidency

I confess, I knew basics about him, but the more I read up on him, I realize there are some important history lessons for our present Congress to refer to.

They basically went forward to override all of Johnson's vetoes.....And its fascinating how there were cabinet members (Grant and Stanton) who basically remained in their positions and defied orders. Also how the Congress prevented him from stacking the Courts.

Then of course the 14th Amendment that Johnson tried to prevent....

Here is a good Politico Magazine summary of Andrew Johnson's presidency....long read too, but a good background info for people who are curious...

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/13/andrew-johnson-undermined-congress-cabinet-david-priess-book-222413

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:15 PM

7. That is a good read, too. Thanks for posting it.

nt

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:18 PM

9. Yes it has piqued my curiosity about A. Johnson's impeachment

It happened so long ago, but it's still oddly relevant. Thanks Pachamama!





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Response to Pachamama (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 02:30 PM

11. Yeah I only hope our Congress Critters see this article and take it to heart! n/t

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:39 AM

3. Great article



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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 11:38 AM

5. Long but worth the read

"With a newly seated Democratic majority, the House of Representatives can no longer dodge
its constitutional duty. It must immediately open a formal impeachment inquiry into President
Trump, and bring the debate out of the court of public opinion and into Congress, where it
belongs."

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"Today, the United States once more confronts a president who seems to care for only some
of the people he represents, who promises his supporters that he can roll back the tide of
diversity, who challenges the rule of law, and who regards constitutional rights and liberties
as disposable. Congress must again decide whether the greater risk lies in executing the
Constitution as it was written, or in deferring to voters to do what it cannot muster the courage
to do itself. The gravest danger facing the country is not a Congress that seeks to measure
the president against his oath—it is a president who fails to measure up to that solemn promise."

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:03 PM

6. K&R

we will never get this time back. start now

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

8. Worth reading.

I read it when it was first published online.

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Response to ginnyinWI (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:22 PM

10. THIS !!!! The democratic house can begin impeachment on emolument clause violations RIGHT NOW !!!

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