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There are several articles out now that emphasize the DEMs know how bad their two leading candidates are (Biden and Warren).

There is a lot of DEM chatter about getting a new candidate in. They are desperate.

The other aspect is that the DEMs see impeachment as necessary to give them a chance to win. This is a DEM campaign strategy and seems to be their primary campaign strategy.
 
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Breaking: Democrats Will No Longer Allow GOP Lawmakers to View Transcripts from Impeachment Hearings




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Yeah Laura...I have this same look on MY face:



Jeezus Christmas! So just how many Constitutional Rights does this actually violate?? Or is an Impeachment "Inquiry" NOT under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Constitution??



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you know, as much as I detest every single living and mouth-breathing scumbag politician, keeping them tied up in knots doing this bullshit is a great way to keep them from passing or hindering legislation that \could be a bigger detriment to the country

as for the 'inquiry', let them waste their days being irrelevant



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Are Democrats more unified than Republicans?

Oct. 21, 2019 - 5:02 - Former U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) discusses RINOs (also known as: Republicans In Name Only) and the resistance against President Trump within the GOP.

https://video.foxbusiness.com/...636001#sp=show-clips
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Sean Hannity just opened his show with the announcement that tonight there is BREAKING NEWS!! On multiple fronts!!!

Senator Graham will be along shortly to MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT!! YES!! He will make an actual announcement! About something he is going to DO! He's not doing it yet, but he IS announcing it tonight! And soon he will actually do it! Very soon! Just wait. Roll Eyes

I'm sorry, I don't know what Miss Lindsay had to say. I turned the damn thing off. I'm just so tired of this shit.


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Sean Hannity just opened his show with the announcement that tonight there is BREAKING NEWS!! On multiple fronts!!!

Senator Graham will be along shortly to MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT!! YES!! He will make an actual announcement! About something he is going to DO! He's not doing it yet, but he IS announcing it tonight! And soon he will actually do it! Very soon! Just wait. Roll Eyes

I'm sorry, I don't know what Miss Lindsay had to say. I turned the damn thing off. I'm just so tired of this shit.


Slow learner, eh? I quit watching that shit a year ago. Much better for my blood pressure.
 
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There are several articles out now that emphasize the DEMs know how bad their two leading candidates are (Biden and Warren).

There is a lot of DEM chatter about getting a new candidate in. They are desperate.

The other aspect is that the DEMs see impeachment as necessary to give them a chance to win. This is a DEM campaign strategy and seems to be their primary campaign strategy.
One final nail in that Dem coffin is their abysmal fund raising. The GOP has something like triple the amount of money in their coffers the Dem's have at this point.


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'There is no quid pro quo': Devin Nunes says John Ratcliffe 'destroyed' diplomat in deposition

https://www.washingtonexaminer...1vWc01pg9achBJ7L8M7E

Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe "destroyed" a key U.S. diplomat during a closed-door deposition, according to a fellow Republican congressman who was present.

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, appeared before House investigators on Tuesday as part of an impeachment inquiry.

Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said leaks that led to headlines about how the diplomat said President Trump tied security aid for Ukraine to investigations into the Biden family are misleading.

"The truth is, in two minutes, John Ratcliffe destroyed this witness. There is no quid pro quo," Nunes told Fox News host Sean Hannity.



Taylor's opening statement said Gordon Sondland, Trump’s envoy to the European Union, informed Ukrainian officials they would not receive security assistance unless they investigated a company that hired Joe Biden’s son. "Ambassador Sondland told Mr. Yermak that the security assistance money would not come until President Zelensky committed to pursue the Burisma investigation," Taylor said, referring to Andrey Yermak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Another House Republican, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, said the leaks from Taylor's deposition "have been laughably overblown and don’t tell the full story."

"Still no evidence of quid pro quo. Much of the statement and hearsay allegations didn’t hold up against any real scrutiny. The FULL transcript should be released immediately," he added on Twitter.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by justjoe:
Sean Hannity just opened his show with the announcement that tonight there is BREAKING NEWS!! On multiple fronts!!!

Senator Graham will be along shortly to MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT!! YES!! He will make an actual announcement! About something he is going to DO! He's not doing it yet, but he IS announcing it tonight! And soon he will actually do it! Very soon! Just wait. Roll Eyes

I'm sorry, I don't know what Miss Lindsay had to say. I turned the damn thing off. I'm just so tired of this shit.[/QUOTE
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it's always On multiple fronts!!! multiple fronts!!!

I can listen in once a week, but every day would be torture.




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My guess is that Graham announced that he is going to make an announcement about a bombshell of an announcement that he will announce next week. And Greg Jarett knows for sure-- this is BREAKING NEWS!!-- that several people are coming forward next week with announcements that will blow wide open the FISA warrants!! And Sally....yada yada yada.

All these characters are pimping books, pumping up ratings, flogging speaking tours and--

NOT
ONE
FUCKING
THING
HAPPENS.

I'm beginning to think that maybe, just maybe, these slickers are conning us simple folk. Roll Eyes


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And President Trump PUNKED those sacks of shit once again!

Word of the day...Lynching

Libtard and “woke” heads are EXPLODING! LMAO!! Big Grin



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I'm sorry, I don't know what Miss Lindsay had to say. I turned the damn thing off. I'm just so tired of this shit.


I did the exact same thing. I rolled my eyes and hit the power button on the remote.


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I like Hannity for his conservatism. But I've grown to hate his pimping of alleged major stories and his overall department of redundancy department narratives. Bottom line is I quit listening or watching him a long time ago.



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I have to agree on Hannity. Sometimes I listen to Rush during the day and at 2 o’clock when Sean comes on I always turn it off. It’s the same stuff every single day. Like the rest of you, I’m ready for some action! Enough breaking news.


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OK, the point has been made. Please stay on topic.
 
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President is speaking live now about a long-term peace deal we brokered between Turkey & Syria. He is fired up and his breathing shows how pissed he is at other military and political leaders second guessing him... he got it right. Way to go Mr President!
 
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GOP lawmakers storm closed impeachment proceeding and demand access

https://www.washingtonexaminer...ng-and-demand-access



Dozens of House Republicans stormed a secure hearing room where lawmakers are conducting impeachment proceedings and demanded entry but were denied by “Democratic leadership,” they said Wednesday.

The excluded GOP lawmakers sit on panels that are not officially invited to closed-door interviews of Trump administration officials whose testimony Democrats believe will show wrongdoing by the president. The lawmakers in the closed-door proceeding were interviewing Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper.

“A whole bunch of Republican Congress members who were duly elected just tried to get in to find out what is going on in their closed hearings, because we were elected to Congress and we don’t even know what is going on,” Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko of Arizona said.

Lesko sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which is one of the six committees originally tasked with conducting an impeachment inquiry by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

But Pelosi, a California Democrat, has narrowed access to the closed-door questioning to the Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees, and the proceedings have been closed to the public and the press.

Republicans demanded House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is running the proceedings, allow them inside.

Schiff, a California Democrat, refused to speak to the GOP lawmakers seeking admission.

“He left,” Republican Rep. Roger Marshall of Kansas said. “He just go up and left. He doesn’t have the guts to tell us why we can’t be in the room, why he doesn’t want this to be transparent.”

Marshall called the closed-door investigation “the biggest farce of my life,” and other Republican lawmakers lined up to condemn the secrecy.

“To disregard, to repudiate, close to 60 million Americans in the 2016 election, if they are going to do that, do it in public,” said Rep. Mo Brooks, an Alabama Republican. “Show your faces so we can all see the travesty you are trying to foist on America.”

Schiff and Pelosi have defended the process by equating the panels in the closed-door inquiry to a grand jury and Schiff to the role of prosecutor, acting much like former special counsel Robert Mueller.

Schiff said public hearings will take place and transcripts will be released at some point.


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Impeachment Will Fail

The Democrats are being led by a coalition of constitutional renegades, political tricksters, and would-be Maduros. They are speeding over a political cliff. The force of gravity will assert itself.

Conrad Black - October 22nd, 2019

Two elements of the turbulent current American political scene became clearer over the past week. One is the determination, attested to by almost all Washington insiders whatever side they are on, of the Democratic leadership to force an impeachment trial of the president. Also developing, as a further bleat from the vanishing NeverTrumpers, is the theory that large chunks of Republican loyalty in Congress are starting to peel off and desert the president.

Since all polls show Republican opinion in the country is rock solid behind the president and by any normal criteria—the economy, declining illegal immigration, and his delivery on election promises—he will be reelected easily. This, as the egregious U.S. Representative Al Green (D-Texas) says, is the problem: if Trump isn’t impeached, he will be reelected. But impeachment will be a complete failure, and he will be reelected anyway.

The game has escalated. Donald Trump said he would drain the swamp and he has made a greater effort than any president since Andrew Jackson in 1829 to sweep out the governing elites. It was not on a whim that he had that president’s painting hung behind his desk in the Oval Office and visited Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, in Nashville.

The political establishment thought it had heard it all before. Dwight Eisenhower came in after five Democratic terms under Roosevelt and Truman promising change, and speaking of the “liberation and roll-back” of the USSR in Eastern Europe. But he changed very little (and those three presidents taken together constitute one of the greatest epochs in U.S. presidential government).

John F. Kennedy was a generational change, but policy changes had to wait for Lyndon Johnson: Civil rights at last, and lower taxes. Ronald Reagan rode into town attacking the government and he was still rhetorically attacking the government six years later. He got his tax cuts and defense build-up and the Soviet leadership changed and, with his Strategic Defense Initiative, he induced the bloodless collapse of the Soviet Union and the victorious end of the Cold War. Reagan was a great president. But he didn’t discommode the Washington establishment very much, and they came to like him.

Andrew Jackson had been a famous citizen general and briefly a senator, and was deprived of election on his first try, in a four-way race that went to the House of Representatives in the absence of an Electoral College majority. Speaker of the House Henry Clay, who placed fourth, assisted the runner-up, John Quincy Adams, into the White House and was rewarded with the State Department. Jackson campaigned for four years against the “corrupt bargain” and won the next two terms.

Eisenhower was a world-historic victorious theater commander in World War II and set up NATO. He pretended that he accepted a draft, like Washington, but Richard Nixon, senator from California, swung that state behind seating Eisenhower delegates over Robert Taft’s delegates (from contested southern states the Republicans had no chance of winning), and won the 1952 Republican convention for Eisenhower, who rewarded him with the vice presidency.

Ronald Reagan had been a mellifluous crusader for the right, but not a radical governor of California, and everyone knew fairly well what to expect when he came into office.

Rank-and-File Republicans Have Trump’s Back

Donald Trump was a total outsider politically. He pioneered a new technique of parlaying celebrity and a system of intensive branding of his name and exposure as an impresario and reality television star, into an outsider candidacy, representing the anti-elites and all who felt short-changed by the yuppie-champion Clintons and Obamas and the indistinct Bushes. Like a big cat stalking a wildebeest, Trump changed parties seven times in 13 years, polling constantly, until he saw his target clearly and within range and he charged and seized it.

As Trump was running against all factions of both parties, the adaptation of the congressional Republicans in Washington to the Trump era was sluggish and is still not complete. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) have left and John McCain died, having killed health care reform and ordained that he have an anti-Trump funeral. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a sly old Kentuckian, has made the cut, as he assimilates to all changes in Washington.

But whatever the Republican congressional delegations think of Trump—and Flake may be right that privately many Republican senators would like to see the back of him—he has the rank-and-file Republican public behind him as only a few Republican presidents have: Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Nixon at his strongest, and Reagan. Apart from a few ostentatiously pseudo-conscientious senators such as Mitt Romney (R-Utah), the Republican senators can’t desert him in the absence of serious evidence of his wrongdoing, and there is none.

The principal lesson of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018 was that there are enough sane and honest people in the Senate who will notice the absence of any believable incriminating evidence to produce a just decision. No serious person could make a crime out of the Ukraine “facts”; only rabid, witless, blood and publicity hounds (of whom the Democrats have no shortage), can claim that. But that is no longer the point. There was no believable evidence against Kavanaugh either, but only a balance of probabilities was required, at a time when any female denunciation from the past against a prominent man was accorded great credence. Yet even the most Trump-skeptical Republicans in the Senate stayed with Kavanaugh (apart from Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who paired with pro-Kavanaugh Senator Steve Daines of Montana, who had to attend his daughter’s wedding).

Desperate Hours, Self-Destructive Tendencies

The Democrats and their Republican kindred spirits in the Washington establishment, having completely failed to see Trump coming, and after complacently assuming they could jettison him on the Russian scam, relying on the slavish allies in the national political media, now realize their backs are to the wall and this is their last play.

It won’t work, and while they are trying to execute it, prominent figures of the previous administration will be arraigned for cooking up the Russian collusion fiction and inflicting it on the country by corrupting the FBI and intelligence services. This will not be an optimal ambiance for trying to remove a president whose conduct is sometimes outrageous but who hasn’t broken any laws.

No one should imagine that there will be much sobriety or solemnity in any of this. Being decorous is not the president’s strong suit at the best of times and his enemies are desperate. This isn’t the Nixon-Watergate crisis replayed; there have been no illegalities, and Trump has not squandered his political capital. Where there is still no conclusive evidence that Nixon was complicit in crimes, there were crimes by members of his entourage and he badly mismanaged the crisis; after the media had done their work, his party was running away from him.

Today Trump, not his party, enthuses the Republicans. His threat to the status quo, even more than his garish and sometimes oafish foibles, drives his enemies to such irrational extremes, and make Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Al Green and similar disreputables, almost indistinguishable from the party leaders.

The second notable development in the last week that has altered the political landscape is the outrageous, defamatory, and possibly insane charge by Hillary Clinton that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and the 2016 Green candidate for president Jill Stein, are “Russian assets” being “groomed” by the Russians for third party candidacies. This is the former first lady, U.S. senator from New York and secretary of state. This is the same mentality that in its deranged perversity commissioned the fraudulent Steele Dossier, and gave us the Trump-Russia “treason” myth, on which she blamed her loss of the election. It didn’t work in 2016. The fervent efforts of the Mueller special counsel staff to produce something remotely indictable against Trump failed, and this final effort to remove the president will be a disaster.

But Clinton has given us a hint of what the world was spared when she was defeated. The Democrats are being led by a coalition of constitutional renegades, spavined political tricksters, and would-be socialist tyrants. They are speeding over a political cliff. The force of gravity will assert itself.

https://www.amgreatness.com/20...peachment-will-fail/



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