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Mon May 22, 2017, 07:26 AM

The Clock is Ticking... And This May All Go Down Faster Than We Think.

Born To Run The Numbers on the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Prosecutor:

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2017/05/the-clock-just-started-and-this-may-all.html

Excerpt:

Why might this unfold at heretofore unheard of speed? The answer lies in the reality that the impeachment and conviction of a president is one part legal, one part shamelessly political, and one part purely personal. The outcome will involve as many off-camera human judgments, opinions, and political calculations as it will smoking gun evidence and courtroom drama. But the most important point is this: once it is clear to Republicans in contested districts and states that an impeachable offense has been committed and perceive Donald Trump to be radioactive waste, it will be in the interest of all parties even Donald Trump to get this all behind us. Fast."

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Reply The Clock is Ticking... And This May All Go Down Faster Than We Think. (Original post)
reggieandlee May 2017 OP
greenman3610 May 2017 #1
Thomas Hurt May 2017 #4
rock May 2017 #8
NightWatcher May 2017 #2
FakeNoose May 2017 #6
nolabels May 2017 #3
onlyadream May 2017 #5
reggieandlee May 2017 #9
gopiscrap May 2017 #10
bluestarone May 2017 #7

Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 07:32 AM

1. they don't give a damn about his offenses, or even his treason

he will go down when they realize he is no longer a help in enacting their
unpopular program, and he is dragging their electoral chances down.

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Response to greenman3610 (Reply #1)

Mon May 22, 2017, 07:39 AM

4. +1

The GOP Caucus' seats will have to be in serious jeopardy......otherwise they are not going to smear themselves and the party with another Nixon.

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Response to greenman3610 (Reply #1)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:37 AM

8. Correct

As I like to put it, "Impeachment is purely political."

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 07:38 AM

2. I believe he'll duck out of office as soon as it's clear that he's in serious trouble

He's laying groundwork of being picked on and exhausted. I just hope his resignation doesn't slow the investigation into the rest of his cabal.

I too think this may happen very soon. There's not any active legislation that he cares enough about to fight for anymore. He's got no reason to stay there and be everyone's punching bag.

His use of repeated bankruptcies shows that he is familiar with strategic surrender.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:08 AM

6. Sure, Cheeto 45 knows he's guilty

It's only a matter of time for Mueller to smoke him out.
The other side of that is, he doesn't give a shit what the GOP wants. (He never did.)

When he sees the handwriting on the wall, he'll be gone.

The bad news is, he's pretty stupid when it comes to figuring things out. Very self-delusional to the max!




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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 07:38 AM

3. Yea, but their old go slow approach will work against them

They will have a hard time getting their cake and eating it too. Once you think you have a grasp on one reality another one creeps up from behind and bites you in the ass. Three hundred million plus and there are enough smart ones that gumming up any making of an un-gamely approach even less likely

and to edit and or add: The other idea of always being able to do the way they want will work against them especially with the clock ticking

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 07:59 AM

5. What's better, before or after midterms?

As much as I'd like this lunatic out right now, I think, in order to have a chance of taking the house back, it would be beneficial to drag it out until after the midterms. Passions wouldn't be as high if Pence was in, it would just be another asshole republican.

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #5)

Mon May 22, 2017, 10:32 AM

9. I suspect "before" is better...

Great comment. It seems to me that if things go generally as the article suggests, the best scenario for Democrats and control of Congress is if the final resolution -- resignation or impeachment -- happens immediately prior to the mid-term elections. The stench of Trump will still be fresh, and there will be no time for Pence (or whoever) to have built support. This scenario would create the most impassioned electorate eager to "throw all the bums out." Thanks for the comment.

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #5)

Mon May 22, 2017, 10:53 AM

10. I'd say, let it run til October 2018

don't put the big heat on him til next summer that way it's fresh in everyones mind right before the mid term elections

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Response to reggieandlee (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 08:29 AM

7. trouble is !!!!!!!!!!

stupid people will FORGET all between now and 2018 then HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!

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