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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 06:53 PM

4. Here's what I think is going on with McConnell, especially in light of this

1). EVEN THOUGH he has a LONG history of LOVING every opportunity to screw with Democrats, I don't think that's what at the heart of this.

2). Trump made McConnell look like a chump once, and McConnell has been quoted as saying "You never learn from the second kick of a mule."

3). I am assuming that McConnell, unlike Trump, can read...so everything we are discussing here about the NYT Russia story is common knowledge to McConnell as well.

4). My personal feeling is that McConnell is pretending to be behind Trump, but in reality, he is staying out of it and is giving him enough rope to hang himself.

5). Mitch is up for re-election in 2020, and so are a lot of other Republican senators. I wrote this the other day on DU, and I know the wind can blow in unexpected directions, but I do not believe McConnell will allow his own ambitions (including holding a majority in the Senate, which seems less likely given the blue wave in the House and Trump's current behavior) to be swept away by Hurricane Trump.

6). All McConnell needs to do is pull Speaker Pelosi aside and say "go for it, the Senate will back you up" and impeachment becomes a very real thing. That may seem like an EXTREME long shot, but maybe not, in light of everything else I wrote here.

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