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Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:48 PM

"If he goes down, we're going down with him."

I coudn't get myself to watch the Cohen hearings, or even to read all that much about them. I'm just overloaded and sick of the whole thing.

But, from the little I read just now about the Republican strategy of discrediting Cohen instead of defending T, and the words used, and the drama, I get this sneaky feeling that some of these people must be thinking, "Shit, if T goes down, we're all going down with him." Discrediting a witness is an old courtroom trick used to remove attention from potentially damaging testimony. Magicians call it misdirection.

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Reply "If he goes down, we're going down with him." (Original post)
grumpyduck Feb 2019 OP
C_U_L8R Feb 2019 #1
CrispyQ Feb 2019 #2
Windy City Charlie Feb 2019 #3
Thunderbeast Feb 2019 #4
grumpyduck Feb 2019 #5
ooky Feb 2019 #6

Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 12:51 PM

1. Republicans are lousy magicians

Their misdirection totally backfired and just re-emphasized the fact that Trump paid Cohen to do all this illicit stuff.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:13 PM

2. I'm sick of the drama & the lies & the destruction of our institutions, too.

Maybe this will help?

Toons

Some of our best cartoonists (& we have a lot of them!), show perfectly what you just stated: "If he goes down, we're going down with him."

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:18 PM

3. That's why

The talking point Wednesday became the "timing" of Cohen's appearance. Prior to that, they thought they were going to eat Cohen alive and discredit him. But when they couldn't and noticed Cohen was being credible, they suddenly started complaining about Cohen's appearance being the same day as Trump's meeting with Kim.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:24 PM

4. From Joyce Vance on MSNBC

Lawyers Creed:

"When the truth is on your side, pound on the truth.

When the law is on your side, pound on the law.

When neither is on your side, POUND ON THE TABLE!"

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:51 PM

5. So true.

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Response to grumpyduck (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2019, 01:57 PM

6. Your getting a hypothetical look at what a Senate trial would look like

if the House were to impeach him tomorrow.

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