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msongs Jan 18 OP
Skittles Jan 18 #1
OLDMDDEM Jan 18 #2
hlthe2b Jan 18 #4
OLDMDDEM Jan 18 #8
hlthe2b Jan 18 #3
StClone Jan 18 #5
captain queeg Jan 18 #6
Progressive dog Jan 18 #7
Voltaire2 Jan 18 #9
msongs Jan 18 #10

Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:14 PM

1. moment of truth

COUNTRY OR PARTY ? We know what the answer is for most of them.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:16 PM

2. I could see

where Moscow Mitch would tell his caucus to stay home on the day of the vote. That way the senators could say they were busy doing things for the county. The Dems would vote to convict and that would be the end of it. I hope it turns out that way.

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Response to OLDMDDEM (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:19 PM

4. If they did, the denominator decreases because it is 2/3 of those present required to convict.

Theoretically making it much easier to do so.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:43 PM

8. Yes

It works for both parties.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:17 PM

3. The possibility of a secret vote was mulled in 2019 and consensus was it could happen if

(then-Majority Leader McConnell) wanted it. I think it is possible within the Senate rules structure, but not sure it has been done in the past. Certainly never for Presidential impeachments, but possibly for others.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:21 PM

5. Well if you constructed Frankenstein

And it turned into the Predator with Terminator persistency to destroy its makers, I can see why they are afraid. The monster will harm them, and maybe their families, for not supporting Trump. Best bet is to wait until the Democrats save the day and things cool off. They can then move stealthily away from T-Wrecks.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:22 PM

6. The rethugs are all about staying in power. If trump continues to lose support they'll vote

To convict. Trump had an iron clad following, and a large part of it were people that wouldnít normally vote for R, or maybe even vote at all. He thought that as long as they supported trump they wouldnít have to campaign to lock in that voting block. As those voters abandon trump the rethugs will free to do so. Of course many Rs support most of his ideas anyway so itís not going to be a huge migration away from the rethug party, but it will be significant. Also Iím sure most of them canít stand trump personally.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:34 PM

7. Not just too cowardly

They are transactional, like Trump. They have no values, no plans, except holding onto office. The repub party platform was whatever Trump says it was. They are treacherous. There are exceptions, but too few to expect conviction of Trump.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 04:49 PM

9. Wrong forum?

You know this is in Community Help?

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 05:03 PM

10. didnt notice, guess I will take it down

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