2d Impeachment

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It’s been a few days since Trump was acquitted for his actions on January 6th. The result wasn’t a surprise. I’m still disappointed, though seeing 7 GOP senators vote to convict was better than I originally estimated.

More disappointment: the North Carolina GOP censures a GOP senator for voting to convict. The state’s problem? The whole thing was unconstitutional.

This is going to be the dog whistle moving forward. It doesn’t matter if the former President did anything right or wrong. Congress was wrong for looking into it. For trying to stand up for itself as a coequal branch of government. For, you know, acting like it’s not okay to send a mob to do violence while you’re in office.

The video that the House showed provided new information as to the nature of the riot. Everything seemed surreal. Protestors chanting anti-police slogans while waving pro-police flags. People who supported law and order on their social media platforms engaging in chaos and disorder. Infiltrators within the building demanding to know where their targets are at.

I wonder how long the GOP can remain dysfunctional and continue lying to its constituents to get votes. What happens when people realize they’ve been had? When they stop believing whatever they see on the Internet?

The result of the impeachment trial is the direct result of an organization too afraid of reality to do anything about it.

6 thoughts on “2d Impeachment

  1. Thanks for linking the article – I hadn’t heard about this. I am shocked that Senator Burr voted to convict Trump as I always thought of him as a Trump loyalist. Likely, he doesn’t give a shit because he’s not doing reelection next year. Speaking of which, I sincerely hope we (North Carolinians) will not have a Trump (Lara) as our next Senator, as Lindsey Graham suggests. What a nightmare that would be. She may be from Wilmington but that does not mean she’s welcome here!

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    • Some people have opined that the conviction would have passed if the Senate held an anonymous vote. As far as having a pro-Trump Senator, I can say from experience they’re pretty garbage. My state has one, and will likely get another when Shelby’s seat comes up.

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  2. I’ve been following the situation down here in New Zealand and I must say I really don’t understand a lot of things in your country. But mainly, why wouldn’t more Republicans want to convict him at this point? Are they worried about some kind of retribution? In almost any other country, he would either be convicted or forced out because a loose cannon isn’t good for anybody.

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    • It’s a bit complicated, because the problem has been brewing for at least 60 years. Republicans have a base that has been conditioned to like candidates who talk like Mr. Trump. To speak out against him would ruin that base’s support. It would be bad for them. They’d lose a ton of offices around the country.

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