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    Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Republicans have toadied to Trump since the day he took office, and in doing so, have left themselves with no room to maneuver politically.


    Fear is what brought us to this critical juncture in American history.

    By George Conway
    1/20/20

    On Tuesday, the impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump will begin in the United States Senate. It ought to be a moment of pride in our constitutional order, a testament to the framers’ vision that no one, not even a president, is above the law. And as such, it also ought to be a moment of patriotic duty, when all members put the Constitution and the rule of law above party and personal interests. But instead it’s an occasion dominated by something quite different. Fear. Perhaps that should come as no surprise. For it was fear that brought us to this critical juncture in American history. Fear was what Trump used to spin up the Republican base, using stereotypes, lies and hyperbole to dismantle decades of American political discourse. Fear of facing off against former Vice President Joe Biden was what led Trump to demand, as a price for vital military and security aid, that Ukraine help him smear Biden. Fear drives Republican members of the Senate today. Fear is what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is acting upon as he attempts to limit the length and scope of Trump’s trial. Fear of Trump drives the actions of the spineless GOP caucus, as does fear of the truth, and fear of a partisan base to which none dare speak the truth. Fear has, indeed, dominated Republican senators’ actions from the moment the impeachment proceedings began.

    McConnell is only willing to make sure the Constitution isn’t openly trampled on, because fear of a real trial still trumps all. If a trial has to happen, McConnell said, there would be no witnesses called. Not even former national security adviser John Bolton, a longtime Washington hawk, who was unceremoniously dumped in September by the White House after he reportedly resisted the Ukraine scam. Most troubling for the Republic, though, is that Republican senators’ fears actually boil down to a fear of the Constitution, and its prescriptions for addressing high crimes and misdemeanors committed by the president of the United States. These men and women came to Washington, one hopes, to perform public service in support of that Constitution, and they should know in their hearts and their heads what has to happen. But their fear — fear that doing their constitutional duties will harm their personal political futures — has led them, and all of us, to this place. These individuals have only themselves to blame for their fears. They’ve toadied to Trump since the day he took office, and in doing so, have left themselves with no room to maneuver politically.When we look back, many Republican senators will wish they’d been driven not by fear of a bully, but by the courage of their convictions, and pride in carrying out their solemn duties. Many of them will have a long retirement to think about it. Because, hopefully, for many, these fears will bring about the very fate that so frightens them — and they’ll deserve it.
    The GOP lives in a constant nightmare of its own making; Fear of what Donald Trump will do to them if they ever find the spine to do the right thing.


    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman upheld his oath. Donald Trump has not.

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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
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    The GOP lives in a constant nightmare of its own making; Fear of what Donald Trump will do to them if they ever find the spine to do the right thing.


    For a lot of us, "doing the right thing" is dropping all this impeachment nonsense and get back to running the country. You know... like we pay you to do.

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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Logic would dictate that if they want Trump our of office so bad, just wait, and Vote him out in November.
    Going through with the Impeachment is not only a waste of time, but could ensure that Trump gets reelected.

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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    For a lot of us, "doing the right thing" is dropping all this impeachment nonsense and get back to running the country. You know... like we pay you to do.
    Complain to mitch, the dems have dropped off hundreds of bills on his desk that are just waiting for a vote.

    In other words you are saying screw the constitution let's make some money.
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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    Complain to mitch, the dems have dropped off hundreds of bills on his desk that are just waiting for a vote.

    In other words you are saying screw the constitution let's make some money.
    Harry Reid sends his regards.

    The Republicans learned a lot from that asshole.
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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Republicans have toadied to Trump since the day he took office, and in doing so, have left themselves with no room to maneuver politically.


    Fear is what brought us to this critical juncture in American history.



    The GOP lives in a constant nightmare of its own making; Fear of what Donald Trump will do to them if they ever find the spine to do the right thing.
    Fear? Lol. The right thing to do would be to dismiss this sham before it becomes another Kavanaugh **** show. The dems should thank McConnell in advance for saving them more embarrassment.
    I am a white, conservative, Christian. I believe in the rule of law and the constitution, as it was written. I am pro life. I own guns (lots of guns), and I believe secure borders is the only way to protect our sovereignty as a nation. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN DO TO PISS YOU OFF?

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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Logic would dictate that if they want Trump our of office so bad, just wait, and Vote him out in November.
    Going through with the Impeachment is not only a waste of time, but could ensure that Trump gets reelected.
    Actually, logic dictates that if we cannot impeach Trump, all future President's will be free to bribe foreign countries for their own political motives.

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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Republicans have toadied to Trump since the day he took office, and in doing so, have left themselves with no room to maneuver politically.


    Fear is what brought us to this critical juncture in American history.



    The GOP lives in a constant nightmare of its own making; Fear of what Donald Trump will do to them if they ever find the spine to do the right thing.
    What a bunch of drivel
    When the debate is lost, the loser resorts to slander.

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    Per John Brennan: Trump most ignorant, incompetent individual to hold presidency

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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Slavister View Post
    Actually, logic dictates that if we cannot impeach Trump, all future President's will be free to bribe foreign countries for their own political motives.
    Bingo!


    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman upheld his oath. Donald Trump has not.

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    Re: Trump's Senate impeachment hearings will be driven by the GOP's fear

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    For a lot of us, "doing the right thing" is dropping all this impeachment nonsense and get back to running the country. You know... like we pay you to do.
    Your tolerance and acceptance of corruption and criminality at the highest levels of our gov't duly noted for the record.
    Well, he see this one particularly hot chick and not does she bag he slackjawed, but he lets a "Whoa" slip out

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