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Proud Liberal Dem

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Name: Mara
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Impeachment Helps Trump?

Ever since the Democrats in the House pulled the trigger on Impeachment, I've encountered a few people, and not just Republicans but also some Democrats, surprisingly, that literally believe that Impeachment was a mistake and that it will only make Trump more popular. My question is, where is evidence of this? If we're following the polls, a majority of people in the country wanted Trump removed from office, so why would his partisan acquittal by a highly partisan Republican Senate (see, they don't really care about bipartisanship when it comes to Impeaching a President) make him more popular, not just among his base, but among the general public and put him in a stronger position in November? Where did this new "conventional wisdom" even come from to begin with and why are even some Democrats buying into it?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Feb 5, 2020, 08:14 PM (7 replies)

Clinton's approval ratings went up

because everybody could see that Republicans *were* really out to get him. Trump, by comparison, still pretty much just has his cult supporters and everybody else knows he's guilty as sin and getting off in the Senate simply because the Republicans are in the majority and have no desire to lose out on the benefits of keeping him in office.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Feb 4, 2020, 06:01 PM (0 replies)

The timing is interesting

It seems everything is being spun into a blender as being a particularly disastrous day for the Democrats- The Iowa Caucus and Democrats at each other's throats (with some claiming rigging by the dastardly DNC), The 49% Trump Approval Gallup Poll, SOTU Address, which I'm sure will be Trump crowing out his new "Kingly" status and his pending acquittal, etc. Perfect storm of bad news. It shall all pass, though
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Feb 4, 2020, 04:55 PM (0 replies)

All but only the most ardent Trumplickers

know that Trump is a s**tshow IMHO. The remaining questions for everybody else are:

1. Will they get out and vote for whoever his Democratic opponent is, as well as voting against Trump's congressional enablers?
2. Will they BE ABLE TO vote for whoever his Democratic opponent is, as well against Trump's congressional enablers

If the answers to both of those questions are yes, then I think that there's a good chance we will sweep him out of office in November, and hopefully bring in a majority in both chambers of Congress. Then, we will stand a good chance of fixing things. I just have a bad feeling that the answers to both of those questions will be much more complicated.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Jan 31, 2020, 10:42 AM (0 replies)

That's by far the more important story here

Actually, it's the ONLY one

Democrats aren't responsible for the Republican's unwillingness to listen to facts, evidence, witnesses
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 05:25 PM (0 replies)

I can't disagree

I would definitely like to see Democrats really take a strong stance against this. There should not be ANY reason short of death that a legal adult shouldn't be able to have the right to cast a vote in our democracy and the instant we start making exceptions to whom can participate in it we have failed.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 30, 2020, 02:17 PM (1 replies)

IKR

It's all relative with these people. They would not hesitate to try to impeach a Democrat no matter whether it's their first term, in an election year. They impeached Clinton in a (Congressional) Election year. The execution of justice does not and should not rest on such arbitrary distinctions.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jan 28, 2020, 04:35 PM (0 replies)

There seems to be a perception/belief

that Democrats have to MAKE Republicans behave and do their jobs and it's so f**king annoying.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jan 28, 2020, 11:35 AM (0 replies)

I fully expect

that the Republicans will wind up in permanent pretzel shapes by the time this is all over, trying to make excuses for Trump. Trump regularly touts himself as the best, the smartest, etc. and his followers herald him as well, however, Republicans cover for him like an embarrassed parent would make excuses for their 2-year old whenever he is caught doing something wrong. He's a frickin 70+ year old man. He knows what he's doing and if he doesn't, then he STILL doesn't belong in the Office of the Presidency of the United States.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Jan 23, 2020, 05:45 PM (0 replies)

One person can't define an entire political party

Her opinions are, of course, her opinions, but litmus tests are simply not very helpful when we are going to need unite quickly once the primaries are over and stick together HARD to win against Trump. We should have learned from 2016 that, given the imminent threat we were (and are) knowingly facing with Trump, we need to have the biggest tent possible to win against him in 2020. This is true whether Sanders is the nominee and it's true whether Biden is the nominee. And if you don't like the eventual nominee, keep it to yourself and vote for them like your life depends on it (because it does). Whatever you think of Sanders, Warren, Buttegieg, or Biden, all of them are eminently qualified to run this country and treat governance of this crazy country extremely seriously, unlike Trump. I respect AOC and her opinions but she needs to be ready and willing to hold the tent door open in November to create a winning coalition needed to beat Trump. We couldn't afford 4 years of Trump, we definitely can't afford 8. Eyes on the prize.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Jan 21, 2020, 10:55 AM (0 replies)
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