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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 09:09 AM

BTRTN: A House Impossibly Divided. Now What Are We Going To Do About It?

Born To Run The Numbers looks ahead to the day that the Senate acquits Trump. Then what?


Excerpts: "Turns out Trump was right along about one thing. He could go out and shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue, and his supporters would not budge...And what would Republicans say about that shooting on Fifth Avenue? Some would say it didnít happen. Some would say it happened but he didnít do it. Some would say that it doesnít matter, because you canít prove it. Fox would tell you that it was just so much fake news perpetrated by The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, or CBS. White House lawyers will assert that the police have no right to conduct any investigation of any kind into the actions of a sitting president. Some Republicans would say that he did it, but because he is the President, and he had every right to do it. Some would say that the investigation into the shooting was an illegitimate exercise undertaken by the Presidentís adversaries deep in the bowels of the police department who were using the excuse of the shooting to attempt an illegal coup on the president. And, of course, there would always be the final line of defense in case somebody actually had a iPhone recording of the President pulling the trigger and blowing someoneís brains out. Republicans would say that it was a bad thing to shoot somebody, but it was not an impeachable offense..."
"The government is not doing the work that must be done. Anyone who believes that Trump will be brought to justice through the institutional mechanisms of government designed for oversight, checks and balances, and the rule of law must now take a moment to google 'Einsteinís definition of insanity.' When the government is unable or unwilling to function, the only hope for our democracy and our country lies with its people. The only way we are going to be certain to find our way out of this horrific mess is if every citizen accepts his or her responsibility to act..."

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I_UndergroundPanther Dec 2019 #1

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Sun Dec 8, 2019, 12:49 PM

1. Get out and vote because our democracy matters.

Like our lives do.

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