Who was that insane moron GOP nut that forced the 10 hour reading of the bill, just to hold it up, prolong the agony of the suffering people who need the money? He should be drawn and quartered, oxygen thief.
It was Senator Ron Johnson, Republican of Wisconsin.
A trite and stupid tactic and talk about a true waste of tax payer dollars...how much is 10 hours of wasted senate time worth?.... which typifies the juvenile mind of conservatives.
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Oh, so Trump and wife got vaccinated in January and told no one...his cult did not know.
LOL, the fog of his actions is typical as his minions are still arguing against the vaccine, assuming Trump was against it.
How dumb, like the insurrection, Trump gaslights his own supporters and doesn't say what his actions prove otherwise.
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Trouble follows Tiger Woods.
His wreck years ago of his Escalade among his accidents and indiscretion of numerous admitted affairs and soliciting prostitutes while married to Elin Nordegren, his DUI a few years ago, to this smash up all show a pattern of behavior which is undesirable.
Still, he is the most popular golfer in the world. I don't care for him or golf, but it does show how the public can overlook negative traits for gifted abilities and privilege.
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All the lies and push by Republicans for public sector control over regulation leads to a dysfunctional USA, as too many cooks, and rather idiotic one's, are in the kitchen arguing disinformation and self interest when intelligent and logical regulated action should be taking place.
This is a result of an America that is now becoming associated with ridiculous politics of a lying wing, where what seemed impossible, things such as belief in QAnon and racism as a rule, prove how wrong the Trump followers are. There is absolutely no question by critical thinkers, that floaters of false information like a Tucker Carlson, are undermining democracy in America.
Ultimately, the allowance of lies in the guise of free speech leads to blurring of lines and moving goalposts to the point blame goes around in circles, with no one taking responsibility for preventing and responding to the insurrection led by Trump and his horrid minions.
These type of poor response to emergencies are going to continue and get worse, like the problems in Texas, where private sector rich businesses without any regulated control, were not capable of providing electricity, water and food, because the rich right don't care about anything but their own profits and selfish agenda's. Quite obviously shown by Cruz avoiding the GOP mess by flying to Cancun. What a tool.
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As president, Trump should have voluntarily shown his tax returns. Obviously, there is something(a lot) to hide, as he has cheated and lies, his gaslight specialty. I'm happy to see the SCOTUS now free of his power of the presidency and it will no longer protect him. Actually, nothing will, he's upset a lot of people who will push hard to show his guilt.
Getting the numbers public is another thing. I hope there is clarity for everyone to see.
For supporters of Trump, they should be happy as well. Trump's taxes should show nothing bad, right??!? Um, seriously, don't hold your breath on that one, I think ya'll know he's a weasel and avoided taxes while spending on questionable, if not criminal activity.
Excuses and straw man arguments like quit using US taxpayer dollars on his prosecution sidesteps the reality we must find out why Donald Trump refused to show his tax returns as every president had done, before him.
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Still the center of the US political universe.
Actually, he's the joke of the US political universe.
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The importance of diplomacy in Europe by the USA is a no brainer, but if like Trump, you actually are a no brainer, then it's better to have someone who can critically think the situation as President.
Go Biden Go!
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One flew over the Cuckcruz Nest.
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Of course, it's Trump's fault. He's the instigator in chief. He's the ex-president in chief, but he's still a possible instigator in chief, so good to see the dumb and dangerous insurrectionists to our Democracy blaming the right guy!!
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Wow, I did Nazi that one coming.
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“I came to New York,” he wrote, “and I immediately became a nothing, a zero.”
Epitaph for Rush Limbaugh, written by himself?
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They say if you can't something good about people, especially those who have passed away, not to say anything: '.........................'
OK, I tried...can't help it. Rush LImbaugh was a loud mouthed jerk, who lied all the time, and was instrumental in the rise of Trump like supporters with false narrative and bravado. He was a terrible influence on weaker minded people, so it followed they were conservatives who loved his bull. Glad he is no longer on the air waves.
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The impeachment was not a court of law, so bipartisan politics was the decider. The decision itself doesn't matter much because we knew the weasels would never vote something they don't have: moral fiber, conscience and simple sensibility.
From here, as Trump gets taken to court for criminality, he will be found guilty, much like his cohorts like Stone and Cohen, were. Because when he is guilty, he will be actually found guilty. And when he gets prison time, there's no one who will give him a pardon in the next 4 years.
Those who are interpreting the acquittal as a victory, LOL. No, man, it's like parents who find their kid innocent of everything, no matter what that kid does. LIsten to McConnell, he 100% says Trump is guilty. There's no doubt in his mind, yet he acquitted.
His opinion is not how I would see it, but we all knew this is not a court of law, and many of the Republicans didn't care for, and some didn't bother to listen to, arguments being made. They should have, but didn't. It was no victory for Trump, his actions on Jan. 6 are now transparent, shown by the house prosecutors, who paralleled the insurrection with Trump's time line and inaction. He incited violence, did not try to stop his supporters from attacking our democracy and didn't care about his VP's endangerment. Talk about zero loyalty, he only cares for himself. What a joke. If he were someone's friend, he'd be ostracized pretty quickly, for being a selfish. A me only individual. But his followers cannot comprehend that because they're emotional and not critical thinkers.
Trump will have caring jurors, unlike GOP senators, for his criminal trials upcoming, where he will be found guilty of his crimes in the near future. Unlike this political trial of impeachment, which exposed him to guilt, bipartisanship won't work in his favor.
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Do you have any link to a video showing how anyone was calling for Pence (or anyone else) to be hanged, or are you just letting your imagination run free?
Eh, not imagination, at all.
Obviously you didn't bother watching the house managers presentation on the insurrection, as the crowd was chanting 'hang mike pence' and made a makeshift gallows. I realize Trump supporters often have proof and will then somehow believe opposite to proof, but there's plenty of footage of calling for Pence to be hanged.
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Everybody has freedom of speech
People can say what they want, but if it is abhorrent. If it is a lie. If it goes against common sense and good. It will be condemned and have consequence.
Free speech has its responsibility to be credible, and if it isn't credible, it will be questioned, as it should be.
It is naive and wrong to equate free speech with saying anything one wants to, especially if it is a lie, insulting or untrue.
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Super spreader of false information and lies would put a child in permanent time out. That's what Trump is experiencing.
People seem to want to make that false equivalence of free speech vs lying in the guise of free speech.
Good on anyone who doesn't allow the lies and bs from Trump.
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I agree, his lawyers aren't that good
Do you realize why?
He can no longer get legit good lawyers because the lawyers know he's toxic to try to defend in his view that he was cheated out of a fair election and being a traitor to democracy and the constitution.
A top lawyer would understand the guilt of Trump is already established, the pig circus of the Republican's doesn't allow for a conviction, so defending Trump is an all loss cause for them.
It's been like that for awhile, actually and Trump's only recourse was Rudy. HIs current lawyers are a rung lower than Rudy. LOL.
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The impeachment trial is of great importance to condemn Trump's role in the insurrection. Obviously, anything to do with Congress and the Senate is not a court of law, so deciding on the impeachment trial itself was voted to go through. This occurs because of Trump is thought of as a traitor to democracy and for the good of the United States of America, as the voters have given control of the house and senate to the Democrats.
Trump is being put in trial for his actions concerning support for the insurrection and do not forget that this was mainly caused by his constant words saying the election was rigged, and inciting his followers to take action.
You can argue the violent nature was not caused by Trump, but I'd say, just add up his attitude toward the insurrectionists, and violence is as violence does...he knew that his supporters are gun toting angry people, and he hoped for their usual actions. I doubt anyone was actually surprised by the insurrection and the violence of Trump's people. He reveled in it, before care of his own VP. That's some messed up stuff.
His dissing the vote and ignoring the constitution, along with his long list of lies thru his presidency is supported by his ability to gaslight, and a huge part of being able to manipulate his base is his ability to hint and nuance, without true commitment nor clarity in his words.
But, his base does get what he is saying. In the case of the insurrection, before Jan. 6 and on the day, it is Trump who is the undisputed leader of their cause. Many of the insurrectionists say as much and many have said they were there because Trump asked them to be there. I realize you will say this is circumstantial evidence, but in my opinion, as a critical thinker, I can see the circumstantial evidence add up on reasoning Trump should have admitted defeat in the election in early November so not to incite his idiot followers.
If you believe Trump and his supporters were cheated out of the election as reasoning for not admitting defeat until Jan. 6, then I get your protest to the impeachment. But to me, it is quite obvious Trump was the main instigator and could have stopped the insurrection on our Capitol.
His actions, while still president, was unlawful and he should have been jailed. Just because his term has ended, in no thanks to his angry and ungracious exit, where he never congratulated Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, it doesn't excuse him. His sore loser attitude influenced his crazy supporters to be traitors to our constitution and democracy.
In an attempt to keep that from happening further in the future, the impeachment trials are necessary, and if you want to equate or compare Trump's dissing of the constitution to the legislature's impeaching Trump as things that are anti constitutional, I'd say the reason for the latter is the former, and I'm fine with the impeachment trials, and the impeachment interpretation of the constitution, if that is the basis of your beef.
It is needed to happen to show America is not enabling anyone, including a former president, who's manipulative passive aggressive 'smarts' is one of a cult leader, and he needs to not have power to influence our nation in any way, again.
So, yes, I'm 100% behind the impeachment trials against Trump.
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Democrats and their supporters had every right to question the legitimacy of the Trump presidency, but Trump supporters on the other hand didn’t have a right to question this election result whatsoever on any level.
It's because Republicans and their media outlets have chosen to follow Orwell's doublethink creating what Kelly Anne Conway termed 'alternative facts' which in layman's, truth seeker's and non liars' means just lying to build a false narrative. Repeat: It's just lying.
Even around here, Trump supporters constantly find ways to twist truth and use lies to end up with narrative that isn't credible. If you want people to listen to Trump supporters, there has to be a standard and a modicum of truth to what they say, without racism, without complete bias and without bull. All it is lies and angry huffing and puffing.
People who support Trump need to figure this out before complaining about why their voices aren't heard by Democrats. It's not the Democrats, look at yourselves and realize it isn't opinion not being heard, it's the lies by you being told. Until Republicans comprehend they lie all the time to themselves and to the country, insurrection and non patriotic acts against the constitution will happen with repudiation from truth seekers.
The thing is, many of us aren't Democrats, we're independents who abhor lies, from either side, but Republicans live as if it is a rule to do so. They lie and do the Kelly Anne 'alternative facts', and support such ideas as if it's ok, and it isn't.
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Trump's words against the VP, moving the mob to chant 'hang Mike Pence'.
Trump directly said things condemning Pence as a traitor to the constitution on January 6th which led to the mob creating the makeshift hanging noose, we have all seen in photos.
The entire scene of January 6th obviously doesn't happen nor continues on without Trump. Because he's too stupid to understand the consequence of his actions. In fact, he was like a happy child, delighted supporters were attacking the Capitol and a dereliction of duty as POTUS. He's guilty and should be impeached by the senate, absolutely, with no doubt.
If people refuse to see this, it does show the extent of how conservatives and GOP always side on wrong, and continue their lies to themselves, to the people of America and are complicit in the attack, as supporting Trump is 100% wrong.
Right and wrong here is simple to see. If those who choose wrong want to make up excuses or say it is all circumstantial, it is to bury the truth, the logic and sensibility that Trump caused the insurrection and did nothing to stop the attack. He failed the oath of president to protect America and her constitution for his own selfish reasons. A true act of treason.
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The Whole thing is a circus orchestrated by the liberals and there crooked media to spin the agenda into overdrive.
No, it's not.
The media is quite irrelevant to deeds of Trump and supporters who are guilty of insurrection and trying to get rid of the electoral college votes at the Capitol, an act of treason to the constitution of the United States of America.
Beyond that, they threatened many members of our legislative branch, armed with weapons and guns capable of murdering people. People died because of their insurrection encouraged by Trump.
It was violent and the idiots were trying to execute a coup, of which, I believe they were too stupid to comprehend that is exactly what they were doing, wanting to create a a fascist state. Obviously, many still want this fascist state, they're all true anti-patriots to America.
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It's typical of Republicans and particularly Trump supporters to question the constitutionality of an impeachment on a matter where insurrection and treason against the constitution by them and him is the issue.
They'll try to use the constitution to support lies when they can and go against the US constitution and democracy to promote lies and narrative for fascism incited by Trump.
They're not American patriots, that's for 100% certain.
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Initially repulsed by the graphic images of the siege, Republican senators including Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell denounced the violence and pointed fingers of blame at Trump. But in recent weeks they have rallied around Trump
Should have stayed repulsed, but no expectation for a Republican to not move the goalposts toward protecting their agenda of lies. It'll be awhile, if ever, before the doublethink crowd will do the right thing.
But I get it, Republicans, to survive as a party, must try to team together and they're deeper than ever in their pool of lies, and there's no way out. so the only thing to do is go on supporting the worst of all lies, with nothing standing in their way, including the constitution and democracy. Traitors.
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GOP criminals backing other GOP criminals is what it comes down to. You have insurrection and being a traitor to the constitution and democracy with acts of violence and stupidity as a coup attempt is done on the capitol. Anyone who thinks Trump should not be impeached is complicit in the GOP brainwash.
I hoped for once, they'd get off their lies and fallacies, but shown with the censure of one of their leaders in Cheney, and reactions by the GOP members of the senate who conveniently forget what happened and why, they're not there for the betterment of America and her democracy. They'd rather have their fascist state.
QaNon and Proud Boys are better for America than Democrats is what I hear from all this nonsense of Trump supporters. They can't see themselves for what they are. Racists and liars.
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Obama was an utter fool
Obama was a great president and mind. The utter fool was and is your guy, the unhinged clown and traitor to the constitution. He didn't care about America and certainly doesn't care for his followers, but he'll milk them for all the money he can get.
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Russia and China are smiling.
Paranoia for reasoning to not have a nuclear treaty with Iran is typically GOP ridiculous and completely ignorant. It's the same basic reasoning as to why the GOP sent in a unilateral attack on Iraq, paranoia and stupid narrative leading to wasted lives, money and the loss of America's moral fiber.
President Biden is a man of action, with clarity and purpose. The treaty will be restored, as it should be.
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So in reality the Democrats are the party of economic success, the Republicans of economic failure.
Republicans destroy the economy while Democrats have to rebuild their mistakes. Often policy is made for certain reasons, which may be good or bad, but Republicans take those policies and abuse them as far as they can, then watch the economy at best decline, at worst, become the financial crisis of 2008...caused by GOP and its people, while Obama comes in and saves dubya, the US and the world economy. Then creates jobs and a better USA, only to see lies and fabrication lead to electing an idiot for four years, who does nothing positive, and promotes racism, less jobs and a pandemic.
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Give the oligarchs more information? Or others...Proud Boys. Kim. Etc....for a buck and a fake vote, Trump will do anything.
Agree with Biden, the former idiot in chief, who questionably read or didn't read important documents, anyways, doesn't need classified information. Not only for what he may divulge to foreign powers, he was a big part of the insurrection, and anyone who causes acts of a traitor within our borders should not get anything to further hurt our democracy.
So glad there's actual reason for intelligence being relayed to Joe Biden who can comprehend and make decisions based on critical thinking. And yes, Trump could not comprehend what was being told to him, making him completely unfit to be president. It's been a dark hole for the unhinged years, but we see the light for a better USA and world.
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Bit like the Christian texts, especially Old Testament.
Religions and God worship was written a long time ago. They're intolerant to some things and overly tolerant to others. Not in a good way. Before science, reasoning and information was widely a thing.
With teachings of humanity and empathy, comes a hypocrisy, from all religions, which make them, in turn, quite intolerable.
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Politicians in Japan, but really just a symptom of the culture and its salaryman/company group invincibility of poor individual behavior allowed. Japan should grow up, but it won't in our lifetimes, if ever.
Inevitable with how media and educational process allows for 'betterment of the group' over individual pride and integrity.
Does this type of go to hostess behavior surprise, anyone? Not me, it's part of Japan that people might complain about, but those people need to understand they're also in that circle. Too many times I've dealt with Japanese who complain individually, but when it comes to group and company type policy, they're lemmings and won't speak up when they need to.
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