Senate Trial of Impeachment Articles to Start

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  1. Tim15856

    Tim15856 Well-Known Member

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    Dems have the game down pretty good. If called to the stand expect to see a flurry of immunity agreements for nothing in return, a lot of pleading the 5th, or like Hillary, I don't recall or I don't remember about anything important. Many of those interrogated by the FBI during the witch hunt wouldn't have any charges brought if they simply kept their mouths shut.
     
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    The election? When do you suppose they might find time to actually do some legislating? You know, things like actually fixing our healthcare system, bringing drug prices in line with the rest of the world?
     
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    HTownMarine Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    No need. Trump is signing trade deals all by himself.

    They can keep sitting around not doing ****. We clearly don't need them.
     
  4. MrTLegal

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    Trump has lied or misstated the facts more than 15000 times in 3 years.
    Trump sent out another tweet, didnt he?
     
  5. MrTLegal

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    Just provided valuable context.

    And if you want to complain about Holder invoking executive privilege after testifying multiple times and handing over thousands of documents, then it seems appropriate to be more outraged at trump invoking absolute immunity and doing absolutely nothing.

    If you want to argue that neither event warrants criticism or outrage, then you can walk that path alone. I will not join you.
     
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    Democrats passed a massive drug pricing bill and the USMCA on the same week that they voted on impeachment. They can legislate and hold trump accountable at the same time.

    Meanwhile Republicans do not even have a unified plan for drug pricing, do they?
     
  7. MrTLegal

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    Speaking of trade deals, have you heard about the "massive hole" in the phase one of the China trade deal?
     
  8. Dutch

    Dutch Well-Known Member Donor

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    And above all,

    Trump dared to win the Presidency! :frustrated:
     
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    And here I thought that Bills originated in the House.
     
  10. MrTLegal

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    ...only Bills of financing and only in a very technical sense.
     
  11. MrTLegal

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    They originated over 225 bipartisan bills that currently sit on McConnell's desk.

    You said something about wanting them to legislate?
     
  12. Egoboy

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    Just the "massive A - hole" who signed off on phase one.... what's the massive hole?

    That Trump doesn't actually know where China is or that it shares a 2K long border with India?
     
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    Exactly. Which is why it's facially absurd to claim that the baseless claims advanced by Bonespurs are magically "sound" or "stand" in unicorn land absent more court orders concluding that those arguments are indeed baseless.

    If I assert that I'm Napoleon, does that mean that I am Napoleon in the absence of a determination that I'm not?
     
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    No. Unless making terrible arguments online disturbs me, somehow. I'm mocking that diminutive half-wit that so many Trumpublicans worship.
     
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    Bipartisan as in the three musketeers of the GOP agree on them? It is difficult imagining a true bipartisan bill originating in this House or any House so dominated by one party. Sheer weight of numbers don't guarantee quality, one would have to actually see what is in the stalled bills. I will grant that the failure of this Congress is bipartisan though. Democrats have chosen to live or die with their pursuit of Trump and as long as it is front and center on their agenda there will be no bipartisan efforts in Congress.
     
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    Yeah, exactly. And what's with the press leaving their flash bulbs all over the floor?
     
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    That's what i was getting at.
     
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    Good to see you agree they will be crossing their fingers behind their backs when taking their oath.
     
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    The trade deal does not cover several of the longstanding U.S. concerns about China industrial policies, including how to rein in the billions in subsidies that China bestows on its state owned industries.

    The ‘giant hole’ in Trump’s new China deal
     
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    Well hell - that's more than most will admit. Good for you. :)
     
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    Pelosi made in into the senate chamber, so your assertion must have been in error.
     
  22. HTownMarine

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    No, I have not. Enlighten me.
     
  23. MrTLegal

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    See post #420.
     
  24. HTownMarine

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    I want to complain about how you're acting like defying a congressional subpoena is an act of terrorism, yet I highly, highly doubt you had the same opinion when Holder told them to **** off.

    Am I correct on that, or nah?
     
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    Man the post numbers dont show up on my phone. :(
     

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