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Zorro

(15,923 posts)
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 01:19 PM Dec 2019

'We've seen enough': More than a dozen editorial boards call for Trump's impeachment

The headline the New York Times editorial board settled on was simple: “Impeach.”

The same could be said of the “damning” case laid out against President Trump, the Times said Saturday, as it joined a growing roster of more than a dozen national and regional newspapers that argue that the Senate should take up convincing accusations of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

The opinions of major publications are divided as the House prepares for a historic vote Wednesday, and a host of traditionally more-conservative editorial boards have yet to weigh in — including several that snubbed Trump in 2016 by conspicuously breaking from long histories of Republican endorsements.

Many papers backing impeachment have described a slow-building choice amid hearings into whether Trump abused his position to pressure a foreign power for personal political gain.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/12/14/weve-seen-enough-editorial-boards-weigh-impeachment/

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'We've seen enough': More than a dozen editorial boards call for Trump's impeachment (Original Post) Zorro Dec 2019 OP
Right on. Kath2 Dec 2019 #1
This is good news, pardon the pun. shockey80 Dec 2019 #2
Congresswoman Maloney says more to come. Wellstone ruled Dec 2019 #3
i think if they get the mueller evidence, mopinko Dec 2019 #5
History told us Wellstone ruled Dec 2019 #6
Johnson wasn't removed nt Fiendish Thingy Dec 2019 #10
Andrew Johnson was acquitted /nt bucolic_frolic Dec 2019 #11
Stand corrected, Wellstone ruled Dec 2019 #12
it seems to me that a lot of people who oppose impeachment only mopinko Dec 2019 #4
I think that's true for Ds and some I's. The KPN Dec 2019 #8
yeah, but, we are in bizarro world, and it is not stupid to try to game out all the ways mopinko Dec 2019 #13
I was in Boston last week, the Boston Globe did call for impeachment then. empedocles Dec 2019 #7
Then maybe, just maybe it will soak through some thick skulls that may ask lambchopp59 Dec 2019 #9
About time. BlueWI Dec 2019 #14

Kath2

(3,125 posts)
1. Right on.
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 01:27 PM
Dec 2019

Impeachment way overdue IMO. People forger Clinton won the popular vote by a huge majority.

 

shockey80

(4,379 posts)
2. This is good news, pardon the pun.
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 01:33 PM
Dec 2019

This is a time in our history where the free press can make a big difference. Their survival is also at risk.

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
3. Congresswoman Maloney says more to come.
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 01:35 PM
Dec 2019

The Orange Anus and his merry band of Criminals are not out of the woods by a long shot.

Maloney and the Oversight Committee will be super active after New Years,watch and see.

mopinko

(70,900 posts)
5. i think if they get the mueller evidence,
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 01:45 PM
Dec 2019

they can knock out an obstruction of justice article pretty quick.

 

Wellstone ruled

(34,661 posts)
6. History told us
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 01:56 PM
Dec 2019

the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson took three letters of Impeachment before he was removed.

mopinko

(70,900 posts)
4. it seems to me that a lot of people who oppose impeachment only
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 01:43 PM
Dec 2019

are opposed because they know it is already rigged.
that doesnt strike me as a very good reason at this point.

KPN

(15,802 posts)
8. I think that's true for Ds and some I's. The
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 04:01 PM
Dec 2019

notion that “impeachment is a waste of time” truly escapes me. The idea that anyone is more concerned about “what are you doing for me today Congress” is mind boggling. What is more important than securing and sustaining our democracy?

mopinko

(70,900 posts)
13. yeah, but, we are in bizarro world, and it is not stupid to try to game out all the ways
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 04:14 PM
Dec 2019

this could end up being the end of the republic.

empedocles

(15,751 posts)
7. I was in Boston last week, the Boston Globe did call for impeachment then.
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 02:24 PM
Dec 2019

However, scanning the whole newspaper I noticed but one political column - and that dealt with trump's call to the EPA for toilet investigation, [no commentary, just trump's call to the EPA].

That suggests that even a liberal leaning Globe, in a Dem city, of many educated voters - the trump issues are still not on the front burner. Anecdotally, in talking to some up there, and my general sense, is that many citizens and their careers and household concerns have not been affected much yet.

Yes, the editorial board types feel the trump terror and destruction, but it hasn't filtered down. 'Average' voters, have some information on their devices of course, but politics is not much of a present concern. Falling stock markets, affecting retirement; falling housing prices also will change things more immediately.

Otherwise, primaries, an election year will help. trump may continue to help.

lambchopp59

(2,809 posts)
9. Then maybe, just maybe it will soak through some thick skulls that may ask
Sun Dec 15, 2019, 04:01 PM
Dec 2019

about the upcoming Senate's rigged "trial":

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