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Next time, I'd like to see a Presidential/Vice Presidential team debate.

Get Trump, Pence, Biden, and Harris all up there on stage. Either member of a team or both members would be allowed to respond to the other side's statements.

This just occurred to me, so I haven't thought it through all the way. But it could either be another free-for-all, cluster-you-know-what melee, or it could be extremely revealing and informative.

Or! I would love to see Kamala debate Trump and Biden debate Pence. That would be exquisite!

We will IMPEACH her bony ass!

Miracles do happen, but it looks like Crazy-Eyes Coney Barrett will get ram-rodded through the Supreme Court Justice nomination and confirmation process and end up on the Supreme Court despite our Democratic Congressmen and Congresswomen's best efforts to block this monumental act of hypocrisy and sweep-the-leg, do-anything-to-win power grab on the part of Republicans.

But Supreme Court Justices can be removed by Congress through impeachment. A good article on this is found on the Brennan Center for Justice website:


The article describes the grounds for impeachment:

The United States Constitution provides little guidance as to what offenses constitute grounds for the impeachment of federal judges: as with other government officials, judges may be removed following impeachment and conviction for “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” otherwise, under Article III, Section 1, judges “shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.”

The article does add that impeachment of judges is very rare:

Impeachment of judges is rare, and removal is rarer still. With respect to federal judges, since 1803, the House of Representatives has impeached only 15 judges – an average of one every 14 years – and only 8 of those impeachments were followed by convictions in the Senate. Justice Samuel Chase is the only Supreme Court Justice the House has impeached, and in 1805 the Senate acquitted Chase.

But if Coney Barrett is the wild-eyed religious fanatic that she appears to be, AND we win the Senate and keep the House, then we just need to catch her in an act of “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” (perhaps helping her lawyer husband get a case dismissed for one of his corporate criminal clients) and impeach her bony ass (with a nod to that climactic scene in the movie Working Girl when Melanie Griffin sends her evil boss Sigourney Weaver packing).

So what if a Supreme Court Justice has only been impeached once in our nation's history, and one has never before been removed? We have been taught by none other than our "favorite" president (sarcasm) that one must never shy away from violating norms and standards in pursuit of one's goals (sarcasm).

Let's find an excuse (a legitimate excuse; after all, we ARE still Democrats) and impeach her. AND Kavanaugh. AND expand to 11 justices. AND make DC and Puerto Rico states. AND eliminate the filibuster. AND, most importantly, get rid of the Electoral College. The Republican Party must pay a political price for what they have done to our country.

It's time to outfox FoxNews.

I just had an idea: Trump's base has FoxNews. We have MSNBC and Free Speech TV. Both of "our" channels target an audience of college-educated (or smart enough to go to college, but took another path to a career), liberal viewers.

It's time to outfox FoxNews with a new liberal channel that mimics the whole FoxNews infotainment platform. Call it, oh, I don't know, let's say, . . . "HooterNews: News That Will Keep You UP All Night"! That would grab their attention. Then, once we have piqued their curiosity and they click on our HooterNews Channel, we will bombard them with the truth about Trump and the Republicans, but presented in a way that does not immediately tip them off that it's a liberal channel. There would be:

* Bleached-blonde news hosts in super-short dresses who cross and uncross their legs a lot.
* Interviews with World Wrestling Federation stars who are liberals, if we can find any. If we can't find any, just pay them enough to read a list of truths in an aggressive, macho manner about Trump's aberrant and abhorrent behavior.
* Conspiracy theories that are actually true (such as how the Trump family and friends stole millions from donors' 2016 inaugural funds), but presented in a gossipy way by some flamboyant TV personality, I'm thinking Wendy Williams, but for Trump's base, she would have to be white, 'natch.
* For commercials, show all the same commercials that they would see on FoxNews, even, or especially, the MyPillow guy.

Would this be sinking to the Republicans' level? Would this be propaganda? Would this be manipulative? Yes. Yes. And yes. But it would be like hiding your sick dog's medicine in a spoonful of ice cream. Deceitfulness motivated by love and concern. Because without this kind of sleight of hand, I honestly don't see how we can overcome the brainwashing to which a certain segment of the population has succumbed.
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