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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:38 AM

The faster impeachment begins the more it favors Trump

There has been massive, unprecedented obstruction all during the investigation and after with Congress. Until the missing information is in the hands of Congress, they are likely to miss or overlook a lot needed for an ironclad case.

Rushing favors Trump and Republicans politically. The sooner they get this out of the way before the 2020 elections the more able they are to capitalize on the short attention span of most.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the “voices” shouting impeach now are trolls.

Impeach? Yes. Rush? No.

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Reply The faster impeachment begins the more it favors Trump (Original post)
live love laugh Jun 2019 OP
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #1
live love laugh Jun 2019 #3
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #4
Chin music Jun 2019 #9
Locrian Jun 2019 #15
live love laugh Jun 2019 #20
Hortensis Jun 2019 #22
watoos Jun 2019 #30
live love laugh Jun 2019 #24
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #25
live love laugh Jun 2019 #36
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #37
live love laugh Jun 2019 #44
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #46
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #52
BeyondGeography Jun 2019 #54
Nevermypresident Jun 2019 #53
Nuggets Jun 2019 #18
live love laugh Jun 2019 #21
standingtall Jun 2019 #2
kacekwl Jun 2019 #6
lagomorph777 Jun 2019 #7
watoos Jun 2019 #8
Chin music Jun 2019 #10
Trumpocalypse Jun 2019 #12
watoos Jun 2019 #31
Trumpocalypse Jun 2019 #34
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #51
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #60
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #59
Nuggets Jun 2019 #17
standingtall Jun 2019 #27
watoos Jun 2019 #32
Nuggets Jun 2019 #39
standingtall Jun 2019 #42
Nuggets Jun 2019 #43
watoos Jun 2019 #5
Chin music Jun 2019 #11
Crunchy Frog Jun 2019 #48
Gothmog Jun 2019 #13
live love laugh Jun 2019 #45
Nuggets Jun 2019 #14
FBaggins Jun 2019 #16
live love laugh Jun 2019 #26
lagomorph777 Jun 2019 #28
live love laugh Jun 2019 #35
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #61
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #19
live love laugh Jun 2019 #23
lagomorph777 Jun 2019 #29
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #50
live love laugh Jun 2019 #65
Nuggets Jun 2019 #40
Kid Berwyn Jun 2019 #49
Nuggets Jun 2019 #57
Javaman Jun 2019 #33
egduj Jun 2019 #38
Nuggets Jun 2019 #41
shockey80 Jun 2019 #47
Nevermypresident Jun 2019 #55
live love laugh Jun 2019 #58
Nevermypresident Jun 2019 #62
Thekaspervote Jun 2019 #56
Apple Fritter Jun 2019 #63
live love laugh Jun 2019 #64
Apple Fritter Jun 2019 #66

Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:39 AM

1. Maxine Waters is a troll?

76 percent of Democrats support the start of impeachment hearings. Mostly trolls?

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:51 AM

3. Waters and many others favor impeachment. Rushing is the issue. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:53 AM

4. For you it's an issue, not for most Democrats

3/4 to be exact.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:04 PM

9. +1

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:12 PM

15. +1

I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the “voices” shouting to impeach later are trolls. <<- see how that works both ways?

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Response to Locrian (Reply #15)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:21 PM

20. I do see how it works both ways. I am not married

to this position. I post for feedback. Maybe I will change my opinion. I see mostly that there are valid reasons for not rushing.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:22 PM

22. 3/4 of Democrats now favor impeachment AT SOME POINT.

FINALLY! It took years to get to this point, some drops and rises along the way, but hardly a wow. That is ONLY 76% of Democrats.

On the plus side, there's no time limit to that 76%. No subversive impeach now or else. On the negative side, why isn't it damned near 100%?

Democrats didn't want to hear it last year. The blue wave was created by pretending the big issues were the kind of things they should be, not massive corruption and treason abetted by Russia that threaten to destroy our republic. Massive denial, but at least they are not the evil agents trying to maneuver us to defeat before we can take them out.

Btw, support for impeachment overall is now all the way up to 46%, after a drop to 43%, after a high of 47% last fall.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:38 PM

30. It isn't higher because Democrats

 

respect Speaker Pelosi's judgment, as they should. Pelosi deserves to be Speaker but IMO she is wrong about not impeaching now. If she were to come out today and call for an impeachment inquiry she would get 100% Democratic support.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:27 PM

24. I'm not sure where you have data on the timing

of beginning impeachment and Democrats opinions. Please share your source.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:30 PM

25. Go do your own homework

It’s a CNN poll.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 02:23 PM

36. Why so hostile? I checked and don't find your poll. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 02:27 PM

37. Calls the majority of Dems trolls

Asks, why so hostile?

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #37)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:26 PM

44. Sometimes defensiveness impedes comprehension.

You’re speaking for a “majority” opinion to begin impeachment hastily that you cannot support.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:09 PM

52. When you talk to a fellow DUer in this way, and with no provocation, I think you are acting in a

Troll-like manner though I am sure you are not a troll. Just letting you know how badly your attitude just now came across to me.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #52)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:24 PM

54. Interesting

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:19 PM

53. No. BTW, the CNN Poll link below

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/02/politics/trump-impeachment-mueller-testify-cnn-poll/index.html

snipped:
"The shift on impeachment stems mostly from a rebound in support for it among Democrats -- 76% favor it currently, up from 69% in April."

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:14 PM

18. Is Waters posting here?

 

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Response to Nuggets (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:22 PM

21. What? Waters has made statements in favor of impeachment. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:46 AM

2. an impeachment inquiry should start asap

The fatal flaw with claiming we need to take our time to built an ironclad case which there really is no such thing to begin with is once time is lost you cannot get it back. The Trump administration is stonewalling everything to run out the clock until 2020. So we are playing right into their hands. Courts will be more likely to order the Trump administration to hand over needed documents we have an impeachment inquiry so the sooner we do it the better.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:55 AM

6. Yep, exactly right.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:55 AM

7. Start ASAP, and continue vigorously until the end of the Session.

When it will be too late for McConnell to "acquit" Trump.

Meanwhile, we can spend 15 months publicizing Trump's crimes.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:56 AM

8. Exactly,

 

why would courts feel the need to expedite decisions if the Democratic position is there isn't enough there there?

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Response to standingtall (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:04 PM

10. +1

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Response to standingtall (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:06 PM

12. "Courts will be more likely to order the Trump administration to hand over needed documents...

 

we have an impeachment inquiry"

Why?

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Response to Trumpocalypse (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:44 PM

31. It's just common sense,

 

An impeachment investigation carries more clout. Barr himself even stated that he would release the grand jury testimony to Congress for an impeachment hearing. Just getting that grand jury info would be a huge step to impeaching Trump. The grand jury testimony is where all of the good dirt on Trump is. The new revelations that just came out about Nadar would be revealed in his grand jury testimony. Release of the grand jury testimony will bury Trump and his crime family.

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Response to watoos (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 01:49 PM

34. Is there legal precedent?

 

Because that's how courts operate.

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Response to watoos (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:05 PM

51. You believe Barr?

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #51)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:12 PM

60. Strange to see people citing a promise Barr made as support for anything, isn't it?

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Response to watoos (Reply #31)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:10 PM

59. Barr didn't promise to release grand jury material to Congress. He doesn't have the legal authority

Only a judge can do that.

He promised to advocate for the release - very different.

But he's also a liar, so there's that...

FYI - even if the material is released to Congress, that does not authorize them to release it to the public. It's more likely that, if a judge allows the material to be disclosed to Congress, it will be on the condition that it remains close hold among the Committee Members and with portions to be released to the public only upon judicial approval. So, don't get to excited about seeing the information yourself any time soon.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:14 PM

17. Pelosi told us Trump is trying to get them to hurry

 

and impeach.
I believe her. Thus playing right into their hands would be to impeach right away. That would be the fatal flaw and it’s been explained to death on here why.

I will not abandon Pelosi.

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Response to Nuggets (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:35 PM

27. That has been explained to death by people who are for the most part against

impeachment of Trump under any circumstances which is why such explanations don't get any traction. I think either Pelosi is wrong or she is trying to sell the base on not impeaching Trump at all or both.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:48 PM

32. I have said this before,

 

but this has to be in the back of Speaker Pelosi's mind, she was Speaker in 2010 when Republicans flipped a net 64 seats. She is convinced that pushing for impeachment will hurt in swing districts, especially in California.

That thinking is wrong IMO. I just saw what Justin Amash did, he held a town hall and made the case for impeachment and he got a standing ovation.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:09 PM

39. No, that's not true

 

I want impeachment when doing so won’t allow the Republican maj Senate to acquit or Pence to pardon.

Pelosi is far more informed than anyone here. Her past ethics and actions prove she is trustworthy and smart.

I will not abandon my leader even as you try to undermine her.

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Response to Nuggets (Reply #39)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:48 PM

42. Then you might as well be saying

your not for impeachment under any circumstance, because there is no scenario where the republican senate will not acquit Trump. Even if a video surfaced of Trump shooting someone on 5th avenue while standing next to Putin discussing how to steal the 2016 election there will not be 20 republican senators who will vote to remove Trump. Trump should be impeached and Democrats ought to force republican senators to vote on it and then Kraft a message to hold the senators who vote to acquit Trump accountable in the 2020 elections.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #42)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:54 PM

43. We must have all the evidence needed to make

 

a solid case for the public to see.
Initiating the process too quickly allows Republicans to use it as fodder against Dems for their “witch-hunt ”

Again I will not abandon my leader for some emotional response from an uniformed commenter.
Pelosi has shown great leadership skills in the past.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:55 AM

5. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the posters

 

pushing to wait are trolls. There, I gave equal speculation time.

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Response to watoos (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:04 PM

11. Amen to that.

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Response to watoos (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:58 PM

48. I've honestly been feeling that way myself.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:07 PM

13. I trust Nancy Pelosi and strongly approve of the way that Speaker Peolosi is handling this matter

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:27 PM

45. I agree. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:11 PM

14. I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the "voices" shouting impeach now are trolls.

 



Yep, the obtuse crowd.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:13 PM

16. True enough... but the better argument is that there won't be two different impeachments

Impeach on the current evidence and fail... and there’s zero chance that there will be public approval for a different set of charges a year later.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:32 PM

26. My point. nt

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:37 PM

28. The sooner it ENDS the better for Trump. The sooner it BEGINS, and the LONGER it goes on...

the worse for Trump.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #28)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 02:10 PM

35. Better said but also my point. nt

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:16 PM

61. Excellent point. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:18 PM

19. Elizabeth Warren is no troll.

Maybe we should start impeaching now and streeeeeetch out the process to November, 2020?

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:25 PM

23. Maybe so. IIRC Nixon's impeachment was swift so I would think that

Might be the case for this one.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 12:38 PM

29. (a) Nixon was not impeached (b) the hearings went on for years (not swift)

It was the long and dramatic hearings that destroyed Nixon.

We need to do the same to Trump.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 05:58 PM

50. It never got to trial, he resigned.

Spelling out what he did in public, televised hearings, showed the world, including his supporters in Congress and across the USA, that he was a crook.

On a somewhat more numerous note, Firesign Theatre covered the swearing-out of the 37th President:

(In a grating, officious voice)

“Richard Nixon!
You sonuvabitch!
Get the hell out of here!
Fuck off!”

(Patriotic music)

Next thing we knew, Ford was pardoning him and Poppy and the rest of the Big Oil Wall Street boys were off to strike another day.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #50)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 05:00 PM

65. Thanks for the info. nt

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:13 PM

40. Is she posting here?

 

Has she shown bad judgement before? Why yes.

She accused the DNC of rigging election against Sanders in 2016
Doesn’t understand the TPP among others.

While she has done good things her judgment is lacking.

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Response to Nuggets (Reply #40)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 05:25 PM

49. I don't know if she posts on DU.

I do think she was right regarding the primaries and the TPP as Corporate (New) Dems think capitalism and property rights trump human rights and democracy.

ETA (PLEASE READ IN MICHAEL COHEN VOICE): Calling for the impeachment of Donald J Trump also is good idea.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #49)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:15 PM

57. Not at this time it's not.

 

We may have to wait until a Dem is President
Because that’s the only way to make them face justice.

I’ll wait to see what Pelosi/Schiff says.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 01:19 PM

33. Frankly, I think it's going happen once we are with the 1 year of the election...

sometime around november/december

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 02:49 PM

38. At what date does it become non-trollish to want this jackass impeached?

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Response to egduj (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 03:16 PM

41. All of us want him impeached.

 

Do you want him to get off scott free?
Are you for helping the senate acquit him?

I have to wonder when ppl insist impeaching immediately knowing the consequences at this point will be Trump getting off scott free, and knowing trolls are pushing this divide are helping them.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 04:39 PM

47. The impeachment process may be the only way to do a proper investigation.

Trump is obstructing everything. He is breaking the law every fucking day. Starting the impeachment process does not mean you have to vote to impeach. It gives you more tools to investigate.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 06:34 PM

55. Do you realize that

Last edited Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:13 PM - Edit history (1)

snipped:

"If the speaker assigns the House Judiciary Committee to investigate, there is no time limit placed on their investigation and a likely public hearing would be scheduled at the discretion of the committee chair to vote on the articles of impeachment."


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/impeachment-process-works/story?id=51202880
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Therefore, the House Judiciary Committee's Impeachment investigation can take as long as they so choose.

Let's all please do our homework first...

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Response to Nevermypresident (Reply #55)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:05 PM

58. That's helpful but doesn't account for the unprecedented unknowns

as the rules are being rewritten daily.

Homework only goes so far—it’s really a matter of strategy.

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #58)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:09 AM

62. Agree it's a matter of strategy. Risks are associated with all paths.

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 07:04 PM

56. Agree!

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Response to live love laugh (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:12 AM

63. Oh boy.

"I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the “voices” shouting impeach now are trolls."
This is how conspiracy starts. Trolls like to play their little mind games to sway public opinion but it also makes everyone paranoid to the point where nothing and no one can be trusted. I say let people cry out for impeachment because it's not a ploy.

Besides nobody knows what could happen, this hasn't happened in history before so we have nothing to go off of. We can't foresee the senate, and we can't foresee the president because he's crazy unpredictable. So impeaching now versus election season? Blargh.

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Response to Apple Fritter (Reply #63)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 04:58 PM

64. You make valid points. I'm regretting starting this thread. nt

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #64)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:36 AM

66. Oh oh..No REGRETS ON YOUR POV! IT's okay.

I actually agree with the slow impeachment process too kinda (I am okay with it). I just had a problem with that one quote. I think there was a lot of really good insight in your POV because some people want to get into impeachment.

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