At least the ones in Congress. For the simple fact that in the zero sum game of a FPTP-elected two party system, there's simply no mechanism or even political maneuvers available to really hold anyone accountable.
Sadly, I think the GOP is going to get away with it
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10 hours ago|
Get away with WHAT, Svetlana?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/12/2021|
McConnell is motivated by $$$$. If the folks with the money decide that the agitators in Congress are a distraction and threaten their financial interests, McConnell will support expulsion. There are BANKS making statements that they will reevaluate their political contributions. That is a loud signal to Republicans, not a dog whistle.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/12/2021|
All Republicans are motivated by money (except their uneducated/willfully ignorant base who are mainly motivated by racism, xenophobia, misogyny, homophobia, and other assorted bigotries). Shut off the $$ spigot, and the GOP will definitely panic.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/12/2021|
R1 is one of our more astute posters who two weeks ago was swearing in no uncertain terms DJT would be going into that good night peacefully and without incident because DJT cowered in fear of the US judicial system, the US military and law enforcement.
How's that workin' out for ya, R1?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/12/2021|
And further from my comment above, the Dems have a stellar moment to finally, fucking FINALLY get tough and pull no punches. I don't give a shit how long they've worked with or known their GOP colleagues, that's over. A majority of the population is crying for accountability and severe consequences to be landed upon those involved. If the Dems shrink away now, it will be an absolute betrayal of their Congressional duties and responsibilities to the citizens of the U.S.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/12/2021|
R5 They won't though, as they are essentially up against 75 million all alone.
If the Cons in Canada had pulled something like that, the Liberals would at least have the NDP to back them up.
In Germany, the AFD wouldn't stand a chance against CDU + SPD + Greens + FPD.
In a two-party state, it's simply impossible for the governing party to purge members of the opposition without cries of dictatorship. You may not care, but they certainly do.
And the GOP isn't going away. They'll be back in power someday, for no other reason than there simply aren't any alternatives and never will be. The Democrats have to keep that in mind when deciding how hard they want to go after them.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/12/2021|
The House will impeach and maybe one or two at the most Republican Senators will vote to convict but that is it. Instead of impeaching a man that is leaving in 8 days, how about censuring the Seditious Six?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/12/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/12/2021|
Why do you think Moscow Bitch is going along with the impeachment now? They know they have to give the Democrats a big win to make it politically easier for them to let the GOP off.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/12/2021|
Sadly, Boris the right-wing troll usually begins his psy-ops against liberals with "Sadly," outing himself every time he defends Trump the traitor and his crime sprees.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/12/2021|
R10 Who's defending Trump?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/12/2021|
I am CONCERNED!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/12/2021|
And wouldn't you know it, people on Reddit have already started raising glasses for Bitch. Won't be long till they completely forget about the Seditious Six.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/12/2021|
[quote] McConnell is motivated by $$$$. If the folks with the money decide that the agitators in Congress are a distraction and threaten their financial interests
I read with delight of all Business that are pissed and announcing withholding donations to those Seditious Six. That's the only thing that speaks to the GOP. Keep on with the pressure. I want to see them suffer.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/12/2021|
Maybe someone who says “Trump is going to get away with it,” r11?
Common Boris tactic.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/12/2021|
The "Sadly, I think..." formula is always the sure sign of a troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/12/2021|
Of course they are. It is just a show for you. Within 6 months, no one will talk about it. And DNC and GOP will continue to rub shoulders again.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/12/2021|
What did they "get away with?"
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Sunday at 5:55 AM|
Pelosi is discussing the clause of the 14th Amendment that empowers Congress to expel seditious members, so they most certainly are NOT getting away with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Sunday at 6:02 AM|
I think people should be able to express their anxieties without always being called a troll. It helps when someone says I think this [fill in the blank bad thing] is going to happen and then there are all these replies as to why that won’t be the case. We’re all venting on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Sunday at 7:50 AM|
There is ALWAYS someone posting that scripted talking point at R20.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Sunday at 7:53 AM|
Um no. But you do you r21.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Sunday at 7:55 AM|
The thing is that Biden will want/has to hit the ground running. He's got bigly issues like Corona and the economy to get a grip of. The last thing he needs is Congress clogged up with impeachment and other proceedings, when he needs to get legislation through.
There's plenty of time later to deal with Trump and his cronies.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Sunday at 7:57 AM|
Trumper at R20/R22 wants gay men to believe we "NEED to voice our out-of-control fears OVER AND OVER AND OVER in different threads, no matter HOW INANE! Even if the evidence refuting our moronic attempts at spreading worry and dissension has been posted 50 times, we NEED to cry about it 100 MORE times!"
You fucking sickos.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||Last Sunday at 8:02 AM|
"The SECRET DOCUMENTS!!!!! The My Pillow Guy FOUND THEM!!!!!!! Trump is enacting MARTIAL LAW!!!!!
The GOP IS GOING TO GET AWAY WITH IT!!!!!
THE SECRET DOCUMENTS that NANCY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Sunday at 8:16 AM|
[quote] Of course they are. It is just a show for you. Within 6 months, no one will talk about it. And DNC and GOP will continue to rub shoulders again.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Sunday at 8:38 AM|
[quote] Sadly, I think the GOP is going to get away with it
Does this mean you are concerned? Has "sadly" become the new "concern?"
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Sunday at 8:47 AM|
Even after all he's done...
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Sunday at 8:51 AM|
That’s at odds with another recent poll showing only 30something percent approval. 37? 33? I forget the exact number.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Sunday at 9:26 AM|
33, r29. At least the last I saw this AM.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Sunday at 9:33 AM|
George Stephanopoulos asked Joaquin Castro this morning if the Senate fails to convict Donald Trump, could that be seen as vindication for him. I think his response was just that they will do everything they can to bring a solid case against him and go from there. From my perspective, I don't see how such an outcome could be seen as anything other than the Rethugs letting Trump skate yet again for his crimes, not to mention being too stupid to take what will be a golden opportunity to cut ties with him and stop him from running again in 2024. Of course, their idiotic base will probably see it as "justice" but my hope would be that the majority of sane Americans would see it otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Sunday at 9:38 AM|
Hopefully, there are enough Americans who finally understand what kind of a person Trump really is that he could never win if he ran again for political office.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Sunday at 9:50 AM|
trump is cowering as we all suspected he would. He is going to go through some things. Tee-hee
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Sunday at 10:49 AM|
And I think all Boris wants is to keep DLers under a constant strain of illegitimate anxieties, R20.
If you’re genuinely “concerned,” you should pull yourself together and stop giving criminal scum powers they don’t have.
Trump’s the only one who should be paranoid. Now the government can prosecute him for his voluminous crimes and his own party is finally going to war with his cultists, who must be beaten back and put in their place if the Republicans ever want to win outside rural states again.
The FBI’s Southern District of N.Y. Is already prosecuting Trump for tax evasion and New York state wants to crack down on him, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Sunday at 1:30 PM|
But, R34, Svetlana at R20 NEEDS to express her "worries" and foment dissension on EVERY thread on DL.
She "has the right!"
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Sunday at 1:52 PM|
Sadly for the Boris @ r28, 43% is not enough to win almost all presidential elections.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Sunday at 2:07 PM|
And ABC is just one poll.
Other pollsters are currently showing Trump at 29% approval.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Sunday at 2:09 PM|
"... they will do everything they can to bring a solid case against him"
That's the problem: the deification of The President. He's just a freakin' CEO of a company- paid by US- not a King selected by God.
If we don't get some laws reigning them in, we risk a dictatorship (again).
Start with the f-ing pardons.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Sunday at 2:31 PM|
Did "they get away with it" yet???????
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Monday at 6:31 AM|
[quote]people should be able to express their anxieties without always being called a troll
The board is full of people saying "Trump will get away with it" and "America is doomed" and they're the same people being trollish in other areas as well.
If you have someone who has said two dozen times that Trump will win and the coup will succeed, it's pretty obvious what they're doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Monday at 6:46 AM|
OP Svetlana, you still haven't explained what "they got away with" yet.
Do the MyPillow Guy and Rudy unveil the SECRET DOCUMENTS today that keep Trump in power?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Tuesday at 2:28 AM|
Gotten away with it yet???
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Tuesday at 1:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Wednesday at 1:22 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11 hours ago|
Get a fucking life, R39-R44.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10 hours ago|