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2021-02-13 Home Front: Politix
Senate Votes - 57 - 43; Trump Acquitted
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Posted by Raj 2021-02-13 15:53|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6595 views ]  Top

#1 Now it will actually be fun to listen to the Hollyweird crowd whine and wail.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-02-13 16:12||   2021-02-13 16:12|| Front Page Top

#2 Nancy and Chuck hit hardest.
Posted by jpal 2021-02-13 16:27||   2021-02-13 16:27|| Front Page Top

#3 WaPo hinted at threat of violence if this happened, and Bidet keeping troops in DC through 2021. Wonder if they know what is coming because they are planning it as Trump begins to emerge from the shadows following this sham.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2021-02-13 16:55||   2021-02-13 16:55|| Front Page Top

#4 ...Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Cassidy, Burr, Sasse and Toomey
Posted by NoMoreBS 2021-02-13 16:56||   2021-02-13 16:56|| Front Page Top

#5 NoMoreBS - thanks, mate.

As they were doing the vote, the NBC feed showed pictures of each Senator as they voted and the old saw still applies (especially notable on the Dem's side) - politics is indeed show business for ugly people.
Posted by Raj 2021-02-13 17:15||   2021-02-13 17:15|| Front Page Top

#6  Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Cassidy, Burr, Sasse and Toomey

Senators Toomey and Burr have already announced they won’t be running for reelection when their current terms are up. As for the others, primary ‘em when they’re next up for election. Preferably with Trump/TEA Party candidates, but Anybody But Them will do in a pinch. Let ‘em join the Democrats or the loser Lincoln Project/Evan McMullin/Mitt Romney third party, and end up ignored in the hustings and with no seats in Congress.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-02-13 17:47||   2021-02-13 17:47|| Front Page Top

#7 Lamestream media is already pretty much down to "Well... He's still a poopyhead!"
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-02-13 18:15||   2021-02-13 18:15|| Front Page Top

#8 Now, Biden will close "Club Gitmo", speck'd he kept it open, just in case the verdict went the other way.
Posted by Odub CrawfordArea5121 2021-02-13 18:34||   2021-02-13 18:34|| Front Page Top

#9 I was hoping for the parade of hundreds of witnesses that would have delayed any other Senate business for months.
Posted by rjschwarz 2021-02-13 18:43||   2021-02-13 18:43|| Front Page Top

#10 Every silver lining has a cloud, rj.
Posted by Bobby 2021-02-13 18:50||   2021-02-13 18:50|| Front Page Top

#11 Corrupt DC is a town that continues to be a disgrace to the rest of the U.S. with a power hungry population's extreme hatred of people that get in their way.
Posted by Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 2021-02-13 18:51||   2021-02-13 18:51|| Front Page Top

#12 Congress total 535 members with voting privileges
or the number of Village Idiots sent from their respective State to 'represent the voice of their State's people'. With only 57 of them, potentially able rise to the status of moron.

Gott im Himmel hilft uns.
Posted by Martin Waldseemüller1520 2021-02-13 19:40||   2021-02-13 19:40|| Front Page Top

#13 He wasn't aquitted of anything, not being a formal and proper hearing. Putting the clerk behind the bench does not make him a Judge.

Everyone would have pretended it was legit though.

It was a TV show with shit ratings, and the rumor is it got the ax when the list of potential witnesses came out, including Palosi; I'd guess every face in the video was on the list.

I'd been like Harvey Dent in Dark Knight, after disarming the witness and court adjourned, "But I haven't had the chance to make my case!"
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-13 19:44||   2021-02-13 19:44|| Front Page Top

#14 ^ U Right - They Wrong - Idiotte
Posted by Martin Waldseemüller1520 2021-02-13 19:54||   2021-02-13 19:54|| Front Page Top

#15 In a speech after the acquittal vote, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed that Republicans who voted to acquit Trump had voted to "condone" the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Couldn't read any further. Schumer is a damn liar. The senators did no such thing. Nobody condones the attack on the Capitol, least of all Trump himself. The truth is that 43 senators had enough integrity to put an end to this nonsense. It's a disgrace that no more of them did.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-02-13 20:01||   2021-02-13 20:01|| Front Page Top

#16 Only a government as feeble and/or illegitimate as Biden would keep its own army of occupation in the capital city. The United States government is officially a disgrace. They make me ashamed to be an American.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2021-02-13 20:13||   2021-02-13 20:13|| Front Page Top

#17 Like I said, a distinction without a difference - politicians would treat it as legit, lawyers and scholars would be cancelled and/or fired for pointing out the difference, history books would be printed as such, and the crows would kaw until anyone who knew better forgot.

*that isn't his army. Those are the States', and I want them back home. Last time we had weather like this hay had to be dropped to the cows by helicopter.

Bring the troops home.
Posted by swksvolFF 2021-02-13 20:23||   2021-02-13 20:23|| Front Page Top

#18 Free DC by 3/3!

Posted by Maggie Hupomp2614 2021-02-13 20:47||   2021-02-13 20:47|| Front Page Top

#19  *that isn't his army. Those are the States', and I want them back home.

As I recall, the Red states brought their units home petty quickly after January 6th. Which would mean these lads and lasses are from Blue states only, with all sorts of interesting results from the experience,
Posted by trailing wife 2021-02-13 21:00||   2021-02-13 21:00|| Front Page Top

#20 2 of them are on the way out, and were borderline RINOs anyway.

Collins was expected. She's barely holding the seat there. But the GOP needs her in order to get a majority again, and anyone any more conservative than her will not get elected. So we ignore her for now.

Cassidy is not up again until 2026. GOP in Louisiana just censured him. He is a disloyal fuck - Trump endorsed him in the primary and the general election. People need to plan to run against him, and lay the groundwork for ousting this swamp creature. LA is red, so replacing him will no likely result in a loss of the seat.

Romney, Murkowski, Sasse?

Each one of those is in a state easily winnable by a real conservative GOP Candidate. Trump needs to bankroll a good conservative in Utah, Alask and Nebraska this summer to take each of these asshole RINOs down. And start tearing Murkowski down now - find the dirt, and start shoveling, drag her into the mud like the pig she is. As for Romney? Start beating him down as well.

One more: McConnell will likely retire, but if that zombified turtle necked toad decides to run again, primary he ass into the weeds of his fundamentally weaselly ways and dishonesty. And kick him out of the leadership position so that if the GOP gets a senate majority in 2022, that greasy sumbitch is NOT the senate leader.
Posted by Deadeye Jaiting7534 2021-02-13 22:01||   2021-02-13 22:01|| Front Page Top

#21 Remember the squishes that voted for this shit.

They will pay.
Posted by DarthVader 2021-02-13 22:29||   2021-02-13 22:29|| Front Page Top

#22 Beautifully analyzed, Deadeye Jaiting7534, and chock full of insights I could feel but lacked the understanding to articulate.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-02-13 23:34||   2021-02-13 23:34|| Front Page Top

#23 Words fail me to describe the slimy bunch of low-life politicians lynch mobsters who put on this Stalin-like show trial to take down Trump. His defense team did a great job. A shameful time in American history.
Posted by JohnQC 2021-02-13 23:40||   2021-02-13 23:40|| Front Page Top

23:40 JohnQC
23:38 trailing wife
23:35 CrazyFool
23:34 trailing wife
22:29 DarthVader
22:14 magpie
22:05 Deadeye Jaiting7534
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21:30 Slolurong Whusoper3988
21:01 trailing wife
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20:54 Cruling Glirt8370
20:47 Maggie Hupomp2614
20:34 trailing wife
20:23 Silentbrick
20:23 swksvolFF
20:17 trailing wife
20:13 Abu Uluque
20:10 swksvolFF
20:10 trailing wife
20:01 Abu Uluque
19:54 Martin Waldseemüller1520
19:49 rjschwarz
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