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2020-02-14 8:36:36 AM  
It's not that they claim he didn't commit the crimes, it's that they don't give a f*ck if he did.
 
2020-02-14 8:39:49 AM  
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2020-02-14 8:48:21 AM  
I keep hearing compairisons to OJ's "If I did it" book.
This is more like Trump standing up AT the trial after the acquittal and announcing, "Ha, ha!  You fools!  I was guilty all the time!  No double jeopardy!"
 
2020-02-14 8:52:29 AM  
That's all well and good, but with AG Barr making his stance known, it is utterly meaningless that D2S is openly committing crimes like a mafioso having bought everyone on the police payroll.
 
2020-02-14 9:03:55 AM  
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2020-02-14 9:22:40 AM  
He was admitting it before the impeachment hearings even started. The Republicans just don't give a damn.
 
2020-02-14 9:22:57 AM  
It isn't like he's going to be held to account for this.  Just commit more crimes and admit it.
 
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2020-02-14 9:23:22 AM  
How is this new?  All the impeachable offenses he just got acquitted for were bragged about.
 
2020-02-14 9:24:30 AM  
You can't come back from this. Not without major structural overhauls. Whole portions of government will have to be dismantled and reimagined.
 
2020-02-14 9:25:04 AM  
If this surprises you, you need to be sterilized.

/Yes, i am talking to any of YOU shiatgibbon supporters reading this comment. Your strain of stupidity needs to systematically and irrefutably eliminated from this planet
//like polio
///oh, wait....
 
2020-02-14 9:26:49 AM  
Many GOP Senators said they believed he was guilty, they didn't consider it worthy of removal.

Guess he should've lied about a blowjob instead of attempting to extort a foreign government into interfering with our election through a smear campaign of his opponent's son.
 
2020-02-14 9:27:11 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: He was admitting it before the impeachment hearings even started. The Republicans just don't give a damn.


They said as much.
 
2020-02-14 9:27:40 AM  
Congressional Republicans are all some combination of dumb and/or evil. Film at 11.
 
2020-02-14 9:27:48 AM  
WTF Donnie?

You are abominable

Hitler's Apprentice


6.7.0
 
2020-02-14 9:28:25 AM  
He already admitted it before it even started.  But I'm glad he's continuing to admit it.
 
2020-02-14 9:28:42 AM  
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2020-02-14 9:29:13 AM  
We all know Trump is a criminal and a liar. The frustrating thing is watching the news reports on him going "well this time we'll treat him as honest and trustworthy until he inevitably betrays that trust later on." Can we just start with the assumption that Trump lies and that what he's doing is illegal until proven otherwise?
 
2020-02-14 9:31:23 AM  
Several Republican Senators admit that the House proved their case - they just felt it was "inappropriate" rather than "impeachable"

Farking iceholes!
 
2020-02-14 9:32:02 AM  

croesius: It's not that they claim he didn't commit the crimes, it's that they don't give a f*ck if he did.


Their argument was "yes, what he did was bad and an abuse of his authority, but did not rise to the level of removal from office"

It was like watching the Republican reaction to the "grab em by the pussy" tapes all over again.
 
2020-02-14 9:33:42 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: You can't come back from this. Not without major structural overhauls. Whole portions of government will have to be dismantled and reimagined.


We'll build a new government, with blackjack and hookers!
 
2020-02-14 9:34:03 AM  

odinsposse: We all know Trump is a criminal and a liar. The frustrating thing is watching the news reports on him going "well this time we'll treat him as honest and trustworthy until he inevitably betrays that trust later on." Can we just start with the assumption that Trump lies and that what he's doing is illegal until proven otherwise?


None of it matters unless voters punish him AND his Republican sycophants at the election in November.

Frankly, I'm extremely pessimistic about this happening.
 
2020-02-14 9:34:15 AM  

OldRod: Several Republican Senators admit that the House proved their case - they just felt it was "inappropriate" rather than "impeachable"

Farking iceholes!


Which explains why they didn't even bother with a censure.
 
2020-02-14 9:35:21 AM  
The Republicans have made him untouchable. Why should he give a crap anymore ?
 
2020-02-14 9:36:03 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Many GOP Senators said they believed he was guilty, they didn't consider it worthy of removal.

Guess he should've lied about a blowjob instead of attempting to extort a foreign government into interfering with our election through a smear campaign of his opponent's son.


If literal bribery and high crimes aren't enough to warrant removal of a Republican President, then neither would lying about a getting a knobber in the Oval Office.
 
2020-02-14 9:36:03 AM  
No they admitted it, subby.

They just don't care.
 
2020-02-14 9:36:06 AM  
Get used to it. Unless the Democrats pull themselves out of this spiraling death crash we have 4 more years of Trump doing whatever he likes, legal or not, and the government falling lockstep behind it.

The GOP wants power to do whatever they want and rule the country like a king. This means ignoring the peoples wishes, the law and common decency. Unfortunately now they have installed a king and are too spineless or unwilling to do anything about it, they get power either way.

The only bright spot will be in his next term when the GOP base realizes the leopards want to eat their faces too.
 
2020-02-14 9:37:33 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: You can't come back from this. Not without major structural overhauls. Whole portions of government will have to be dismantled and reimagined.


Unfortunately not feasible under our Constitution.  It's really hard to change.  Which has actually been a good thing over most of our history.

Alternative but imperfect solution-vote in every election and vote against the Republicans at every level from dog catcher to president.
 
2020-02-14 9:38:29 AM  
4 Steps:

1) I would never do that.
2) I could do that if I wanted but I haven't.
3) It would have been justified in doing that if I did it.
4) I was completely justified in doing it; hell, refusing to do it would have been bad.

We're up to 4 on Burisma, and we're at 2 on Trump ordering the DOJ to spare Trump's allies and go after his critics:

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2020-02-14 9:39:25 AM  
When he's out of office in January 2021 (or, heaven forbid 2025), how are we going to rebuild our credibility with the world? The right made fun of Obama's "apology tour" but I really think our next president needs to go on one. He needs to go to other world leaders, head bowed, and say, "I'm so sorry for the behavior of my predecessor. He was rude, crude, lewd and should never have been put into a position for which he was eminently unqualified. I would like to work with you to restore some of the faith that you used to have in America. I realize that we have a long way to go to rebuild your trust in us but now that the POTUS-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is on the trash pile of history I'm sure we can get there in time."

We also need Congress to establish new rules of:
1. what are considered impeachable offenses
2. a requirement that impeachment trials require witnesses to be called. Otherwise they aren't truly trials, are they?
3. Farking Congressional term limits! If it's good enough for the Executive branch then it should be good enough for Congress.

I also need a flying unicorn that shiats gold bricks and for Jennifer Lawrence to satisfy my every sexual fantasy. Wonder what will happen first?
 
2020-02-14 9:39:25 AM  

cowsaregoodeating: The only bright spot will be in his next term when the GOP base realizes the leopards want to eat their faces too.


No, they won't. They're way too propagandized to ever look at the GOP critically, or blame them for their fark ups.
 
2020-02-14 9:39:49 AM  
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2020-02-14 9:40:30 AM  

Fart_Machine: It isn't like he's going to be held to account for this.  Just commit more crimes and admit it.


They've already told Trump that there are no consequences for his actions. Any actions. What the hell lesson did they think he was going to learn when they explicitly told him that he is immune to criminal prosecution and that they wouldn't even take an impeachment trial seriously.
 
2020-02-14 9:43:17 AM  
Putin really did win on 2016.

I've lost considerable faith in the American system and its institutions.

I haven't lost it all; not quite, not yet.

But I'm getting there.

And that makes me a sad jaguar.
 
2020-02-14 9:44:01 AM  

odinsposse: We all know Trump is a criminal and a liar. The frustrating thing is watching the news reports on him going "well this time we'll treat him as honest and trustworthy until he inevitably betrays that trust later on." Can we just start with the assumption that Trump lies and that what he's doing is illegal until proven otherwise?


Seen here with the media being played by the stegosaurus.

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2020-02-14 9:45:17 AM  
He can't even remember Melanoma's birthday, no way he can keep his lies straight.
 
2020-02-14 9:46:01 AM  

SolderGlob: cowsaregoodeating: The only bright spot will be in his next term when the GOP base realizes the leopards want to eat their faces too.

No, they won't. They're way too propagandized to ever look at the GOP critically, or blame them for their fark ups.


You're underestimating how much the GOP doesn't give a crap about anyone except the people in the political hierarchy. Greed will have them want to take any and all power they can from anywhere to impress their political hack friends and prove that they are better at stealing.

We have reached the point where POTUS doesn't care about breaking the law because he knows there are no consequences. that sets a precedent that filters down through the ranks just like any organization. Then it becomes a numbers game of how much can you lose in order to get something you want ?
And when I mean lose for politicians, I mean support from the voters.

In reality because we have no election security it may not matter anyway. If you don't have to worry about getting prosecuted or voted out because the voting is not representative then why let anything stop you expect those higher on the food chain.

Kind sounda like the mob.
 
2020-02-14 9:46:42 AM  

cowsaregoodeating: 4 more years of Trump


You're being optimistic.  We should all be taking appropriate measures to plan on Trump being in office until he dies.
 
2020-02-14 9:47:34 AM  
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2020-02-14 9:47:59 AM  
Let's see ol'e Trumpy wiggle his way out of this one
 
2020-02-14 9:54:23 AM  
Well the smear campaign against Biden worked so apparently he's a brilliant criminal mastermind.

or something.

I don't see anything about impeachment double jeopardy in the Constitution.
 
2020-02-14 9:54:29 AM  

cowsaregoodeating: SolderGlob: cowsaregoodeating: The only bright spot will be in his next term when the GOP base realizes the leopards want to eat their faces too.

No, they won't. They're way too propagandized to ever look at the GOP critically, or blame them for their fark ups.

You're underestimating how much the GOP doesn't give a crap about anyone except the people in the political hierarchy. Greed will have them want to take any and all power they can from anywhere to impress their political hack friends and prove that they are better at stealing.

We have reached the point where POTUS doesn't care about breaking the law because he knows there are no consequences. that sets a precedent that filters down through the ranks just like any organization. Then it becomes a numbers game of how much can you lose in order to get something you want ?
And when I mean lose for politicians, I mean support from the voters.

In reality because we have no election security it may not matter anyway. If you don't have to worry about getting prosecuted or voted out because the voting is not representative then why let anything stop you expect those higher on the food chain.

Kind sounda like the mob.


I'm pretty sure I have my finger on the pulse of GOP voters. They will never look at Trump critically. He could institute prima nocta, come into their homes and fark their wives, sisters, daughters, and grandmas and the GOP as an organization would blame the Democrats and the base would go right along with it.
 
2020-02-14 9:55:15 AM  

croesius: It's not that they claim he didn't commit the crimes, it's that they don't give a f*ck if he did.


Exactly.  Over the course of the hearings, a little bit when Parnas started talking, but defintely after Bolton's book started getting leaked, the Senate Republicans slowly changed their stance from 'We don't know for sure' to 'For sure, we don't care'.
 
2020-02-14 9:55:27 AM  
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2020-02-14 9:56:56 AM  

GoodyearPimp: cowsaregoodeating: 4 more years of Trump

You're being optimistic.  We should all be taking appropriate measures to plan on Trump being in office until he dies.


Then we get 2 terms of Ivanka and Jared, then maybe two terms of half scoop, then maybe two terms of Barron.
Will keep happening unless the Democrats put out a good candidate.

I don't see middle America going gung ho for:
A Socialist
America's first gay President
Deer in the headlights Pocahontas
An old guy with wandering hands who always puts his foot in his mouth (although that last one describes Trump also)
 
2020-02-14 9:57:08 AM  

Senseless_drivel: Well the smear campaign against Biden worked so apparently he's a brilliant criminal mastermind.

or something.

I don't see anything about impeachment double jeopardy in the Constitution.


Yep.  People screaming about 'Due Process' and 'Double Jeorpardy' have not read the fifth amendment.  Those things seem to only apply when there is a risk to life, liberty, or property.  It doesn't say anything about protection when a firing is at risk.
 
2020-02-14 10:16:19 AM  

MycroftHolmes: Senseless_drivel: Well the smear campaign against Biden worked so apparently he's a brilliant criminal mastermind.

or something.

I don't see anything about impeachment double jeopardy in the Constitution.

Yep.  People screaming about 'Due Process' and 'Double Jeorpardy' have not read the fifth amendment.  Those things seem to only apply when there is a risk to life, liberty, or property.  It doesn't say anything about protection when a firing is at risk.


Here's the thing about the Constitution and today's Republican Party.  It's like the Bible.  They read and interpret only the things that confirm their positions, and advance their agenda.  Anything flawed, contradictory, or just subject to interpretation is ignored.
 
2020-02-14 10:20:08 AM  

Slypork: When he's out of office in January 2021 (or, heaven forbid 2025), how are we going to rebuild our credibility with the world? The right made fun of Obama's "apology tour" but I really think our next president needs to go on one. He needs to go to other world leaders, head bowed, and say, "I'm so sorry for the behavior of my predecessor. He was rude, crude, lewd and should never have been put into a position for which he was eminently unqualified. I would like to work with you to restore some of the faith that you used to have in America. I realize that we have a long way to go to rebuild your trust in us but now that the POTUS-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is on the trash pile of history I'm sure we can get there in time."

We also need Congress to establish new rules of:
1. what are considered impeachable offenses
2. a requirement that impeachment trials require witnesses to be called. Otherwise they aren't truly trials, are they?
3. Farking Congressional term limits! If it's good enough for the Executive branch then it should be good enough for Congress.

I also need a flying unicorn that shiats gold bricks and for Jennifer Lawrence to satisfy my every sexual fantasy. Wonder what will happen first?


That's the thing.

The next President is going to have an apology tour the likes of which Germany had in 1946.

I'm reminded of one Lodge Brother of mine. He was on the building board, and when the board needed to buy a new trailer to haul the Shriners' little cars around, he offered one he owned for an incredibly inflated price- it would have been appropriate to charge 500, he charged 3000. He went behind the board's back and cut the check to himself.

The Lodge found out, and he was brought on Masonic charges for defrauding the Lodge as a whole. The possible punishments were expulsion, suspension, censure without suspension (basically "don't do that") or acquittal. He got suspended for a year. After that year he had an apology tour for the ages, with about anyone who was connected to the board or the lodge's money.

I'm an alternate on the board. He came apologizing, and he basically got the middle finger. He knew what he did was wrong. He had every opportunity to not perform the action. All he needed to do was not be a dick.

Sorry. Not going to accept.
 
2020-02-14 10:20:38 AM  

Walker: Will keep happening unless the Democrats put out a good candidate.


No re-publican is a 'good candidate.  There is no such thing any more as a 'good re-publican'.
 
2020-02-14 10:21:04 AM  

Close2TheEdge: MycroftHolmes: Senseless_drivel: Well the smear campaign against Biden worked so apparently he's a brilliant criminal mastermind.

or something.

I don't see anything about impeachment double jeopardy in the Constitution.

Yep.  People screaming about 'Due Process' and 'Double Jeorpardy' have not read the fifth amendment.  Those things seem to only apply when there is a risk to life, liberty, or property.  It doesn't say anything about protection when a firing is at risk.

Here's the thing about the Constitution and today's Republican Party.  It's like the Bible.  They read and interpret only the things that confirm their positions, and advance their agenda.  Anything flawed, contradictory, or just subject to interpretation is ignored.


Yes. It's a prop they use as a cudgel to attack anybody who disagrees with them while being ignorant of its contents.
 
2020-02-14 10:22:24 AM  

Slypork: When he's out of office in January 2021 (or, heaven forbid 2025), how are we going to rebuild our credibility with the world? The right made fun of Obama's "apology tour" but I really think our next president needs to go on one. He needs to go to other world leaders, head bowed, and say, "I'm so sorry for the behavior of my predecessor. He was rude, crude, lewd and should never have been put into a position for which he was eminently unqualified. I would like to work with you to restore some of the faith that you used to have in America. I realize that we have a long way to go to rebuild your trust in us but now that the POTUS-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named is on the trash pile of history I'm sure we can get there in time."

We also need Congress to establish new rules of:
1. what are considered impeachable offenses
2. a requirement that impeachment trials require witnesses to be called. Otherwise they aren't truly trials, are they?
3. Farking Congressional term limits! If it's good enough for the Executive branch then it should be good enough for Congress.

I also need a flying unicorn that shiats gold bricks and for Jennifer Lawrence to satisfy my every sexual fantasy. Wonder what will happen first?


I've said the same before about an apology tour, but what sane world leader would bother to make new, meaningful connections with the US knowing that in the next 4-8 years it will be right back to a shiatfest? I don't know why this country is so shortsighted, but we are. Well, probably due to our election cycles I suppose. Or maybe just media saturated.
 
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