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And they’ve done so despite the view Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed to The Washington Post just this March: “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And [President Trump’s] just not worth it.”
Impeachment is a vital power. Hamilton called it “a bridle in the hands of the legislative body upon the executive servants of the government.” Without it, a chief executive gone wrong couldn’t be removed without “the crisis of a national revolution.”
But that’s all the more reason to use it carefully — not this pell-mell rush to get it off the House floor and over to the Senate, which is sure to acquit the president because the House built so shoddy a case.
originally posted by: visitedbythem
Total failure, sending their dirty diapers to the Senate. This wont end well for House Democrats.
They should have thought about it before they ship the bed. Now they've got to sleep in it
originally posted by: RickyD
However by all the language I've heard out of the senate they seem pretty worried about even allowing Trump's team a chance to decend him by calling witnesses and questioning them under oath...wonder why that is? To me it sounds like more politicans than those democrats implicated in Ukraine are worried about what might get out on the record.
originally posted by: xpert11
The Democrats are committing a slow-burning political suicide. Their impeachment of Trump is madness in political and real terms. Trump's detractors are increasing his chance of re-election. I am not a Trump supporter, nor I am a fan of his detractors. Trump's detractors refuse to learn the lessons from his political rise. Trump's character flaws don't justify top-level CIA/FBI corruption and refusing to acknowledge his 2016 election victory.
originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: TrueAmerican
I'm pretty tickled about it, to be honest.
I don't think a political party has made this big of a mistake in American political history.
The Democrats thought that they could make public opinion through the media... they always have been able to before.
This time was a historic massive fail.
My brother thinks that the internet was the only thing that subverted and will potentially kill the 100 year plan the Progressives have been working at.
Information is the key to a responsible voting citizenry.
They didn't forecast the internet in their grand plan because they have controlled the media since they got Lincoln elected.
Interesting times indeed...
I am disappointed in their wanting to end this without getting to the truth. Neither party cares about the truth.