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    Latest GOP Ultimatum: Keep Us In Power, Or Democrats Will Impeach Trump

    Latest GOP Ultimatum: Keep Us In Power, Or Democrats Will Impeach Trump

    Cynical new twist on the usual GOP carrot or a real threat?

    The GOP has had a pretty good racket going.  They tell us that in order to stop ObamaCare and any of a score of other disastrous laws, policies, and regulations, they need the next goal because the last one wasn’t enough.

    The GOP told us they had to have the House, so we gave them the House.  Then they needed the Senate, so we gave them that.  Then they couldn’t do a thing without the White House, so we gave them that.  The cynical GOP game is clear:  Ever-moving goal posts coupled with the rejection of the will of the people who elected them.

    It’s actually not a bad deal if you so disdain this country’s citizens and their will that you are happy to lie directly to them in order to attain and retain political power.  Why not pledge time after time for seven years that you will repeal ObamaCare if that gets you reelected?  You can always move the goalposts once in office.

    The latest cynical carrot dangled before the Republican voter is the need, get this, to ensure that the same GOP who violated their every pledge and promise be returned to Congress to avoid the impeachment of President Trump.

    Yep, that’s the latest goal we’re supposed to meet, threat we’re supposed to deflect:  vote for us or Trump will be impeached and removed from office.

    The person conveying this latest threat / promise?  None other than Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

    CNN reports:

    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Friday that if Republicans don’t pass tax reform, then Democrats will take back the House of Representatives and attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.

    “Well, I think all of us realize that if we fail on taxes, that’s the end of the Republican Party’s governing majority in 2018,” Graham said on Fox News Radio’s “The Brian Kilmeade Show.” “We’ll lose the House, probably lose ground in the Senate and President Trump has got a profile different from the party — there’s kinda two or three different Republican Parties now, I guess. But we’re all in it together.”

    “I can’t imagine how he could be successful with Nancy Pelosi running the House,” Graham continued. “They’d try to impeach him pretty quick and it would be just one constant investigation after another. So it’s important that we pass tax reform in a meaningful way. If we don’t, that’s probably the end of the Republican Party as we know it.”

    The “end of the Republican Party” as the likes of Graham know it may not be a convincing argument to Trump supporters who want the swamp drained.

    Threatening President Trump with impeachment, however, may well be a convincing argument for enough voters.  Or it may backfire.  Bigly.

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    gourdhead | October 30, 2017 at 8:55 am

    We’re not going to just vote you morons out, we’re replacing you with real Republicans.

    Again, people who love the children should not play hard ball. If you are above the law you are outside the law and not protected by the law.

    If Trump is impeached, Pence becomes President. Where’s the downside?


       
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      Milhouse in reply to Mike R. | October 30, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      There’s no downside in that. The problem is that if Pelosi & crew get hold of the House they’ll impeach both Trump and Pence, on whatever bullshit charges they can think up. Neither will be convicted, but the Ds are now crazy enough to do it anyway. They weren’t as recently as 18 months ago, but they are now.

      No. If Trump is impeached by the House; this just means that they have found compelling reason to move forward with charges (i.e., they act like a grand jury, acknowledging sufficient evidence for a trial).

      The trial itself takes place in the Senate. The charges are reviewed and the Senate then either convicts or not. If a president is convicted (and this has never happened in our nation’s history), the Senate can indeed remove the impeached president from office because conviction by the Senate results in automatic removal from office.

    This is the opening shot in the second battle War on the Swamp. The first was the election of DJT. Now the battle is shaping up for Control of the Congress. This is not going to be Republican v Democrat, but Establishment v Anti-Establishment. And, it is a dangerous time. The GOP Congress Critters know that many of them stand a good chance of being primaried out, in 2018, because they refuse to keep their promises to the electorate. So, now they are not even attempting to disguise the fact that they have no intention of working FOR their constituents and have retreated to the “lesser of two evils campaign”. They are now promising to screw us all over to a lesser extent than the Dems.

    Gotta love the honesty now being displayed in Washington.

      Which was a more dangerous time: after Trump won, but before he took office (and obama was still in charge), or now, with the Crying Boehners in their death-throes, willing to sell-out our nation to keep their perks?


       
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      OldNuc in reply to Mac45. | October 30, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      The status quo is unacceptable so voting the RINOs and Never Trumpers out is what must be done. There will be much Sturm und Drang and rending of garments. Buy popcorn futures.

    This is just a more explicit version of the same threat they tell us every election. The GOPe stays in power through the monopolistic tactic of limiting consumer choice.
    Every election cycle, they do their damnedest to eliminate all primary challengers to the incumbent. Then, they make the election a Sophie’s Choice for their base: elect Our Guy, or a Democrat who’s even worse.

    Sorry, but in 2018 it is almost mathematically impossible to lose the Senate. There has never been a better time to purge the party.


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