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(Mother Jones)   January 6 Committee currently powdering their noses and getting ready for the bright lights of prime time to shine the spotlight on the treasonous ones   (motherjones.com) divider line
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2022-05-17 12:38:36 PM  
The 1/6 committee really should produce and run teaser Ads. A montage of republican insurrectionists statements with pictures of the attack on America
 
2022-05-17 12:47:18 PM  
The Committee snorts coke and it *still* took them this long?
 
2022-05-17 12:50:22 PM  
The Committee should invite Merrick Garland to sit in the gallery at every session, assuming they want him to act.
 
2022-05-17 12:54:40 PM  
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2022-05-17 12:57:03 PM  
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2022-05-17 12:58:16 PM  

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Who cares?
Patriotic Americans who care about their country and democracy.

The bigger question is "Who doesn't care?".
The answer to that is ant-brained righties who are desperately hoping this can be swept under the carpet.

Why are you?
 
2022-05-17 1:00:33 PM  
This feels like a flop. could have happened 2 Marches ago
 
2022-05-17 1:06:14 PM  
It won't convince anyone in the public and no one will face any real consequences for their crimes.
 
2022-05-17 1:08:05 PM  
Make the committee more enjoyable. Have Liz Cheney put on her ball stomping stilettos and someone hold Gym Jordan down.
 
2022-05-17 1:08:30 PM  
I'm sure I'll be disappointed, but I'm cautiously optimistic anyway.
 
2022-05-17 1:09:13 PM  
I wonder when the trumpers will try and kill them?
🤔
 
2022-05-17 1:09:23 PM  
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2022-05-17 1:09:55 PM  
I'm keeping an open mind about the hearings and their potential impact on the midterms.
 
2022-05-17 1:10:07 PM  

LL316: I'm sure I'll be disappointed, but I'm cautiously optimistic anyway.


If they are good at their jobs, Donny will order his followers to start killing people.
I think that's where we're at these days.
 
2022-05-17 1:10:16 PM  
sigh  *which* are you?
 
2022-05-17 1:10:18 PM  
Wake me when TFG is dead or in prison.
 
2022-05-17 1:10:20 PM  

cooldaddygroove: This feels like a flop. could have happened 2 Marches ago


They are doing it this summer, when absolutely no one is paying attention.

I wonder why.
 
2022-05-17 1:10:28 PM  

Meatsim1: It won't convince anyone in the public and no one will face any real consequences for their crimes.


It'll convince the swing voters who are only capable of understanding reality in 15 minute increments, who are somehow in charge of our entire system of government.
 
2022-05-17 1:10:54 PM  
Hope they include a laugh track.
 
2022-05-17 1:11:06 PM  

SpectroBoy: Zeb Hesselgresser: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 320x240] [View Full Size image _x_]

Who cares?
Patriotic Americans who care about their country and democracy.

The bigger question is "Who doesn't care?".
The answer to that is ant-brained righties who are desperately hoping this can be swept under the carpet.

Why are you?


Ohhhh , I'm just giddy to watch a performative spectacle with no actual prosecutorial power that will then turn it over to the man who should already be investigating and arresting but instead is handing out slaps on the wrist to low level morons.
 
2022-05-17 1:11:42 PM  

pxsteel: cooldaddygroove: This feels like a flop. could have happened 2 Marches ago

They are doing it this summer, when absolutely no one is paying attention.

I wonder why.


As opposed to any other time, when you would've said that it's a political hit job to influence an election.
 
2022-05-17 1:11:56 PM  

eurotrader: The 1/6 committee really should produce and run teaser Ads. A montage of republican insurrectionists statements with pictures of the attack on America


Why would they want to air Republican campaign ads for free?
 
2022-05-17 1:12:28 PM  
it intends to put on its show in the evening, starting in the 8:00 hour on the East Coast,

Dems really are gonna throw the mid-terms away if they pre-empt the blue hairs' Blue Bloods
 
2022-05-17 1:13:54 PM  

The Drawing Board: I'm keeping an open mind about the hearings and their potential impact on the midterms.


much like kurt cobiain kept an open mind about suicide
 
2022-05-17 1:14:07 PM  
What Republicans have done should end careers, put people in jail and severely damage the reputations of conservatives everywhere for a generation at least...but conservatives are sociopaths, and lack the capacity for guilt.
Expect them them double down on their asinine behavior, and make sure none of the guilty are punished.
 
2022-05-17 1:14:31 PM  

Weaver95: I wonder when the trumpers will try and kill them?
🤔


They'll form another committee.
 
2022-05-17 1:14:52 PM  

Karma Chameleon: it intends to put on its show in the evening, starting in the 8:00 hour on the East Coast,

Dems really are gonna throw the mid-terms away if they pre-empt the blue hairs' Blue Bloods


Definding the police was all fun and games until you took their stories!!!!
 
2022-05-17 1:14:59 PM  
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2022-05-17 1:15:31 PM  

Karma Chameleon: it intends to put on its show in the evening, starting in the 8:00 hour on the East Coast,

Dems really are gonna throw the mid-terms away if they pre-empt the blue hairs' Blue Bloods


They still get to watch old white people frown, they're just not as telegenic.

// if they mention Medicare every few minutes, the Olds will stay interested
 
2022-05-17 1:15:48 PM  
Keep in mind we all watched in real time as they were planning and then performing the attempted coup.
We have all seen evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
This committee is unnecessary , they didn't hide what they are doing.
 
2022-05-17 1:16:10 PM  
Interesting
 
2022-05-17 1:17:52 PM  

sinner4ever: Keep in mind we all watched in real time as they were planning and then performing the attempted coup.
We have all seen evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
This committee is unnecessary , they didn't hide what they are doing.


Plus, I'm expecting at least one trumper to try a murder spree of Democrats while this is happening.
Violence is basically all the GOP have left.
 
2022-05-17 1:20:09 PM  

Weaver95: I wonder when the trumpers will try and kill them?
🤔


Again.

You mean "When will the Trumpers try to kill them again?" because the Trumpers already tried to kill them once. That's kinda the whole point of the commission.
 
2022-05-17 1:20:21 PM  
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2022-05-17 1:21:04 PM  

UltimaCS: pxsteel: cooldaddygroove: This feels like a flop. could have happened 2 Marches ago

They are doing it this summer, when absolutely no one is paying attention.

I wonder why.

As opposed to any other time, when you would've said that it's a political hit job to influence an election.


"In March? When everyone is watching unpaid semipro basketball?"
 
2022-05-17 1:22:59 PM  
They should hold the hearings on rotating networks/program tie-ins.

When Boebert comes to the stand, it will be on Lifetime.
When Gym Jordan is called, it will be on ESPN 6.
Gaetz will get his testimony turned into an MSNBC Dateline special narrated by Keith Morrison.
MTG testimony will be filmed on Super 8, then projected for MST3K commentary.
Trump will appear in a segment of Colin's Sleazy Friends, broadcast on local access cable
 
2022-05-17 1:23:48 PM  
"House Republicans turned the hearings for the first Donald Trump impeachment into a mess, with their constant braying about Deep State plots and conspiracy theories."

Ya think?  It's going to happen again.  At least, they'll try.
 
2022-05-17 1:23:50 PM  

Weaver95: sinner4ever: Keep in mind we all watched in real time as they were planning and then performing the attempted coup.
We have all seen evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
This committee is unnecessary , they didn't hide what they are doing.

Plus, I'm expecting at least one trumper to try a murder spree of Democrats while this is happening.
Violence is basically all the GOP have left.


Their chief weapon is violence.  Violence and the Supreme Court.  Their two chief weapons are violence, the Supreme Court and ruthless voter suppression.
Three!  Their three chief weapons are violence, the Supreme Court, ruthless voter suppression and a fanatical devotion to Donald Trump!  No!  Amongst their weaponry are...

Wait, I'll come in again
 
2022-05-17 1:24:06 PM  
Good. It should be on every week until the elections. As a bonus, you can laugh as Republican elected officials try their best to avoid the Sunday news shows.
 
2022-05-17 1:24:48 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 320x240]


You can apparently instigate an insurrection against the US within the highest levels of US government and it's not worth pressing charges... for first amendment reasons. You and I would be tasered into submission after the first knock on our doors 1 day later.
 
2022-05-17 1:28:14 PM  
Time for the "Ain't nothin' gon' happen" memelords to move the goalposts again; call upstairs to mom to bring down another Hot Pocket and Capri Sun.

Dumbasses.
 
2022-05-17 1:30:05 PM  

Todorojo: Time for the "Ain't nothin' gon' happen" memelords to move the goalposts again; call upstairs to mom to bring down another Hot Pocket and Capri Sun.

Dumbasses.


Wait... what flavor Caprisuns?
 
2022-05-17 1:30:27 PM  
Three vital witnesses that we'll never hear from because the libs don't want too work hard*:

1. Roseanne Boyland, they really methed up by not calling her but her testimony would just get trampled under details and buried.
2. Kevin Greeson, his testimony would shock the nation but nobody has the balls to put him under oath.
3. Ashley Babbit, her story is full of holes but they really need to give her a shot**

/I wish there were more patriotic trump fans just like them.
//*that's a lot of digging!
///**dig her up and shoot her again
 
2022-05-17 1:32:42 PM  
Whatever this committee comes up with still won't sway people to vote for Democrats in November.
 
2022-05-17 1:34:22 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [thumbs.gfycat.com image 320x240]


We'll see, wont we? I'm looking forward to it.
 
2022-05-17 1:35:24 PM  
Oh noes! A hearing! They're in trouble now... That'll really teach 'em.
 
2022-05-17 1:36:19 PM  

Meatsim1: It won't convince anyone in the public and no one will face any real consequences for their crimes.


Oh they'll get a couple hillbillies, but no one of any higher status will see any consequences. 
The guard who shot the flag-caped idiot will probably see more consequences than anyone involved.
 
2022-05-17 1:36:34 PM  

Todorojo: Time for the "Ain't nothin' gon' happen" memelords to move the goalposts again; call upstairs to mom to bring down another Hot Pocket and Capri Sun.

Dumbasses.


The goalposts have never moved.  The goal is and always has been long jail terms for both the instigators and the participants in the insurrection.

So far we're at slap on the wrist for participants and the instigators creating campaign ads hyping their involvement while the DOJ does nothing because investigating people who tried to overthrow the government might be seen as partisan.

This will continue until 2 Jan 2023 when all the committees drop Jan 6 and begin deep investigations into Hunter Biden's laptop.

And yeah, I want more than anything to be wrong.  But show me some hope that anything is going to change.
 
2022-05-17 1:36:55 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Weaver95: sinner4ever: Keep in mind we all watched in real time as they were planning and then performing the attempted coup.
We have all seen evidence beyond a reasonable doubt.
This committee is unnecessary , they didn't hide what they are doing.

Plus, I'm expecting at least one trumper to try a murder spree of Democrats while this is happening.
Violence is basically all the GOP have left.

Their chief weapon is violence.  Violence and the Supreme Court.  Their two chief weapons are violence, the Supreme Court and ruthless voter suppression.
Three!  Their three chief weapons are violence, the Supreme Court, ruthless voter suppression and a fanatical devotion to Donald Trump!  No!  Amongst their weaponry are...

Wait, I'll come in again


What's important is that you found a way to make light of the serious danger to our democracy...gods only know what might happen if we accidentally started taking these threats seriously! We might actually start winning!
 
2022-05-17 1:37:33 PM  
The Watergate hearings. Iran-contra. Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill. These and other hearings riveted the nation.

Yes, we've seen first-hand just what kind of legal consequences can be reaped by having your hearings on prime time television.
 
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