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The Dems are so confident in plan A, beating Trump in the election, that they have a plan B, impeachment. That's going so well that they are trying to bolster plan A. Since 20+ candidates weren't enough, now Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick have jumped in. Can Hillary! be far behind? Soon we'll be hearing that the 22nd amendment is unconstitutional and we need Obama back.

The Democrats are in some ways having a similar problem this year as the GOP had four years ago. Four years ago the GOP constituency, having spent years being lied to by party leadership, and tiring of GOP politicians talking a big game only to suck up to the left, finally took matters into their own voting booths and picked a non-politician to run things. The idea being that he couldn't be any worse than what the GOP had heretofore been giving them, and he damn sure wasn't Hillary.

The Dems are finding out that when you spend 80 years promising your constituents a workers paradise there comes a time that merely paying lip service to the idea is not enough. That time has come. The problem the saner Democrats have is that while they have been promising a fantasy, a Shangri La, they knew full well that no such place exists, and to the extent that it may, it is surrounded by prison walls. But, they can't risk saying that for the real fear of pitchforks and torches marching not against the Right, but against themselves of the Democratic Party leadership.

 

 

The key difference being that Trump was constantly getting stronger and stronger, much to my horror at the time. He left a trail of wrecked campaigns behind him as he moved inexorably towards the nomination. There is no such person on the Dem side. They've got nothing, hence the panicked need for a plan B, and now a plan C.

 

As AOC recently said on CNN:

"This is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year."

 

It's always been about the election, the one in 2016 and now the one in 2020.

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I had an idle thought this morning. What if Trump is impeached and removed from office,

 

To be clear for those not familiar with the US legal system, one thing that's not clear in the media reporting is that Impeachment is the first step. It's like an indictment. The trial takes place in the Senate where the evidence is heard and testimony is given. Expect what ever happens in the House is going to be closely scrutinized in the Senate by the GOP and closely cross examined. Given what we seem to have seen already, expect some folks to have indictments for violation of their basic security clearances.

 

 

Article I
Section 2
Paragraph 5: The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.

Article I
Section 3
Paragraph 6: The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Paragraph 7: Judgment in Cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

Explained a bit more here:

 

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/article-2/section-4/impeachment#

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Kamala out. I figured she would be the Anointed One, with a suitably correct minion for Veep

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/news/2019/12/03/kamala-harris-drops-out-out-of-presidential-race-074902

Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race

She was done the moment Gabbard leveled her in that one debate.

Yep. Still, at the beginning Harris had all the right boxes checked
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Kamala out. I figured she would be the Anointed One, with a suitably correct minion for Veep

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/news/2019/12/03/kamala-harris-drops-out-out-of-presidential-race-074902

Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race

She was done the moment Gabbard leveled her in that one debate.

Yep. Still, at the beginning Harris had all the right boxes checked

 

I find it rather interesting that sleeping your way to the top is frowned upon by Democrats, but misappropriating a culture by lying about your heritage gets a pass. Interesting because to Democrats who and what you have sex with is not to be questioned. Honored and celebrated, yes. But never questioned. On the other hand until Elizabeth Warren of the Imahoe Indian tribe came off the reservation, I thought misappropriating culture was a mortal sin. And then there is Jabbering Joe with his displays of early onset dementia not to mention his penchant for grabbing and goosing females, and the Democrats, again, are good with it. I find it all rather baffling.

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