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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 08:01 AM

Adam Schiff Is Ready to Rumble



https://www.lamag.com/mag-features/adam-schiff-impeachment/?fbclid=IwAR1t7kX_sW4l5Y4dpijDF-Quyf-kbnD7EJpiKtF-dD0uTbpU1py57Ol7n0Q

Adam Schiff Is Ready to Rumble
The mild-mannered, vegan congressman from Burbank has become the GOP’s worst nightmare—but is he tough enough to take on the Trump smear machine?
By Bryan Smith -
November 12, 2019

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He is world-famous now. The chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence can now see himself caricatured on Saturday Night Live. In Trump’s Twitterverse, he’s the limp, Ivy League-educated elitist scheming to bring down the President of the Real America. To his supporters, he is Elliot Ness chasing Al Capone, Joseph Welch facing down Joseph McCarthy. Which of these images wins out may ultimately determine nothing less than the fate of the free world.

Or, as Schiff put it while sitting in his office, his expression indicating a half-hearted attempt at gallows humor: “Just another day.”

He may not want to play the leading man, but Schiff’s confrontation of Trump is the stuff of a Frank Capra film. The by-the-book former prosecutor, who seems every bit the embodiment of the process he champions, is poised to take down a president whose primary mission has been to blow up the system for his own gain, regardless of how many laws (or reputations) were trampled in the process.


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The rest of the day included House votes, a meeting with a delegation of Armenian interns, a radio interview on the Mueller investigation, recording several spots for the Democratic Caucus, and, finally, an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

As Schiff drove me to the studio, he looked almost cool in his reflective shades. (It’s a fleeting moment. He drives an Audi whose license plate frame bears a line from The Big Lebowski: “I don’t roll on Shabbos.”) Once inside the studio, just before he was miked up, Schiff tapped a small toy wolf on a shelf. “It’s a tradition,” he said, “for good luck.” At Blitzer’s desk—a small, red, glass-topped island in a sea of Pacific-blue tile—Schiff waited patiently as Blitzer recounted the day’s news, including Trump’s callous reaction to a photo of two immigrants, a father and daughter, found dead on a riverbank near the Mexico-U.S. border. “Does it ever stop?” Blitzer asked. The congressman responded with a withering takedown of Trump that left the room silent for a moment.

On the way back to his car, Schiff still seemed incensed, showing the rare flash of anger he had spoken about earlier. But there was no time to dwell—fresh outrages were piling up almost hourly. As fate would have it, he was one of the few people in America who could do something about it.

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Reply Adam Schiff Is Ready to Rumble (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 2019 OP
dem4decades Nov 2019 #1
dewsgirl Nov 2019 #2
llmart Nov 2019 #3
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2019 #5
gab13by13 Nov 2019 #4
Chin music Nov 2019 #6
NurseJackie Nov 2019 #7
MontanaMama Nov 2019 #8
spooky3 Nov 2019 #9
phylny Nov 2019 #10
yellowcanine Nov 2019 #11
NoMoreRepugs Nov 2019 #12
babylonsister Nov 2019 #13
dchill Nov 2019 #14
Pepsidog Nov 2019 #15
klook Nov 2019 #16
IcyPeas Nov 2019 #17
CrispyQ Nov 2019 #18

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 08:19 AM

1. History, if it's still allowed, will be kind to Schiff.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 08:21 AM

2. Adam Schiff❤❤❤

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:01 AM

3. Trump will rue the day he called him "pencil necked Schitt".

Also, Shiff is NOT "one of the few people in America" who can do something about it. We as voters and citizens have to do our parts by going out in droves and voting this criminal out of office and the other criminals who look the other way at what the GOP is doing.

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Response to llmart (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:04 AM

5. support our local and national heroes

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:03 AM

4. Best move Speaker Pelosi made,

putting him in charge.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:11 AM

7. I'm glad he took a point of personal privilege at the end...

I'm glad he took a point of personal privilege at the end in his closing remarks to address the repeated LIES from the GOP that claims he knows the whistleblower and that he coordinated with the whistleblower.

Shit like that needs to be nipped in the bud. It's a grave mistake to assume that "not dignifying it with a response" is the thing to do, and I'm very pleased that he took aim at the lies before the day ended.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 09:29 AM

8. Yes indeed.

I found myself saying “that’s right, Adam, set their asses straight” out loud while listening to the hearings at work. He must not let their lies stand.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:19 AM

9. I am so grateful to Schiff, Pelosi, and others for

Their incredible skill and persistence AND their likely giving up rest and any semblance of a personal life, for MONTHS, to try to save this country.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:22 AM

10. He is the right person for this job.

One day I would love to see President Schiff.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:24 AM

11. To be fair, the Republican congress critters make an easy target.

Gym Jordan and Kevin Nunes and that shyster lawyer with "not as outlandish as it could be." I rest my case.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:37 AM

12. Yes I am prejudiced and a "homer" - but when I watched the

hearing yesterday I kept thinking to myself, this almost isn't fair, our side is SO MUCH SMARTER than their side.
Am I wrong?

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:39 AM

13. No, you're not, and we have

the truth on our side. They'll never have that.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:50 AM

14. It's our "cheat."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:52 AM

15. This what happens when you match a meticulous, brilliant, and prepared attorney against a wall of

ignorant, petty, and unprepared cultist. My brother in law is a great businessman, never went to college but is a smart guy. He has been very successful and so-called good catholic. Yet when I ask him how he squares Trump’s audacious criminality and immorality with his Christian Values he reply’s, I like the man. Or Obama this and Hillary that non-sense. He is a cult member programmed by anti-liberal Facebook feeds that have polluted his mind. He is hopeless. Trump could kill somebody on 5th Ave. and it wouldn’t change my brothers-in-law’s opinion of him. It’s the conservative weak minded group think. John Dean wrote a book on why conservatives are without conscious. It’s a good read and describes the Republican group think mindset.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:54 AM

16. Wow, great writing.

Excellent piece capturing the drama of this moment — and it makes me love Schiff even more, which I didn’t think was possible.

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 12:55 PM

17. did not know he was a vegan (and his wife's name is Eve.... Adam and Eve)

5. Schiff, who is almost 60, started doing triathlons in his 50s and is a vegan

Schiff will be 60 in eight months, and, given the workout culture in Southern California, he took up triathlons in his 50s. He said his wife, who plays tennis almost every day, has been an inspiration.

His wife, by the way, is named Eve. A friend set them up in 1990, playing doubles tennis. "I think he was just looking for the right audience for some Adam and Eve jokes," he told Good.

Schiff is also a vegan – described by Rolling Stone as a "mild-mannered-judicious, vegan. He thanked fellow congressional vegan, Cory Booker of New Jersey for sharing vegan cupcakes.


https://www.npr.org/2019/10/10/768048653/adam-schiff-the-surprising-face-of-the-impeachment-inquiry-of-president-trump

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 05:01 PM

18. Vegan! Zang!

He'll kick orange ass.

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