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Tue Jun 4, 2019, 10:55 PM

 

Former GOP Rep Urges Nancy Pelosi To Give A Primetime Address Making The Case For Impeachment

This seems like a good idea, if she can do it.

Former Republican congressman David Jolly said on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should deliver a primetime address to the nation making the case for impeachment.

While the former GOP lawmaker said he understands that the public isn’t fully there on moving toward impeachment, he said it is up to Pelosi to make the case.

“Imagine if Nancy Pelosi tomorrow asked to address the nation in primetime at 9:00 P.M.,” Jolly said. “Nancy Pelosi can move the needle for the American people.”


link with video: https://www.politicususa.com/2019/06/04/former-gop-rep-urges-nancy-pelosi-to-give-a-primetime-address-making-the-case-for-impeachment.html

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Reply Former GOP Rep Urges Nancy Pelosi To Give A Primetime Address Making The Case For Impeachment (Original post)
Vidal Jun 2019 OP
StarfishSaver Jun 2019 #1
Vidal Jun 2019 #10
dweller Jun 2019 #2
RockRaven Jun 2019 #3
Wounded Bear Jun 2019 #4
Chin music Jun 2019 #5
Hortensis Jun 2019 #15
Raven123 Jun 2019 #6
California_Republic Jun 2019 #7
msongs Jun 2019 #8
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #9
Vidal Jun 2019 #11
Laura PourMeADrink Jun 2019 #14
NewJeffCT Jun 2019 #12
Hortensis Jun 2019 #13

Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:00 PM

1. I'm sure Speaker Pelosi appreciates the "recommendation"- also known as "mansplaining" - from Jolly

 

I can just imagine her reaction to his idea - probably something like, "OMG - go on television?! Why, I never THOUGHT of THAT!"

Now, how about giving some instructions to his Republican former colleagues - something I have yet to see him do.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:20 AM

10. Great point

 

Can't argue with your logic. Still, I'd love to see Nancy in a prime time address.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:03 PM

2. file under

so fuckng what ...

✌🏼️

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:06 PM

3. She should agree, w/ a f-ing giant caveat... that Jolly, Amash, other GOPers demanding impeachment

-- at a minimum one dozen GOP current members of Congress and two dozen GOP former members of Congress -- show up to the taping of this primetime address, and tape their own "I'm so-and-so, a Republican from such-and-such district who served in Congress for so-many years... and I have seen the statement Speaker Pelosi will be giving tonight and I endorse it completely, fully, entirely, without reservation or exception" to be aired both before and after her address and that they stand behind her when she gives the address.

I want to see if these people are serious about wanting to get rid of Trump even if they have to pay a price for it themselves, or if they just think they can goad Pelosi into a strategic error.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:08 PM

4. She's sure getting a lot of 'recommendations' from Senators...

and former GOPers with no skin in the game.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:10 PM

5. +1z

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:16 AM

15. Contemptible. Years spent deeper and deeper in corruption

and betrayal and only speaking for what's right when they're completely out.

I've often thought that many Republicans have always secretly, unknowingly depended on us to protect them from themselves, from going too far. We're certainly the big reason that for several decades they got away with electing people who threatened their own wellbeing without getting too hurt. And then that was no longer the case.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:11 PM

6. Perhaps he and other former GOP Reps, Senators, public servants etc..

should contact the GOP controlled Senate and their voters. That would help their cause more than screaming for Pelosi to bail them out.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2019, 11:35 PM

7. If he stands behind her at the conference

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:06 AM

8. yeah let's all do what david jolly tells us to do nt

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 01:52 AM

9. OMG ..love the idea ! Thanks for posting!!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:22 AM

11. Yes

 

thanks for your support but I don't understand why I got so many negative comments.

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Response to Vidal (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:50 AM

14. It's a diversion called kill the messenger. If you

are for wait and see then decide on impeachment. BUT any side of any argument will use it too.

I just like the idea of calling a prime time news conference for a platform to announce an important decision. Just like the old days when you were watching TV and they broke in with that true "breaking news bulletin" and the whole country held it's breath for a moment...it was very effective.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:28 AM

12. She could do this, but

I don't think she is there yet.

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:42 AM

13. :) More noise. It's the strategic timing, not the "prime time."

But eventually, as house speaker she would preside over the process leading to the vote to impeach, and as speaker in an otherwise minority party she is also the default head of the Democratic Party.

As for mansplaining, at least he doesn't suggest she use pom-poms to rouse people to responsibility. More facing up to Trump's high and low crimes and misdemeanors will get us there. The growing harm he's doing to so many people, and obvious betrayals, are very helpful also.

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