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Impeachment Odds: Place Your Bets
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andi*pandi
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Jun 13, 2019, 05:59 PM
 
We seem to be inching towards this, as Trump continues to display lack of respect for the constitution, law, etc.

Do we need to make a chart of votes/dates?
     
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Jun 13, 2019, 06:31 PM
 
I say there’s only a very slight chance that anything impeachment-related gets out of the House. And, if it does, there’s approximately zero chance of any action being taken in the Senate. I have no doubt that Mitch has had the rules scoured to find an excuse to not take action.

Is the Senate required to take up an impeachment from the House? Or, is it merely an option?
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Jun 14, 2019, 01:59 PM
 
Initiating impeachment proceedings allows Democrats more authority in document gathering.

I doubt it will actually happen. They've waffled long enough that Trump has very effectively defined the narrative for the whole thing, and trying for impeachment would probably turn more people against the Democrats. "He's not perfect but he's doing fine, why would you try and divide the country by doing this stupid thing?"
     
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Jun 14, 2019, 02:26 PM
 
I can’t wait for the Democrats to focus all their energy on impeachment, just to realize that it’s a dead end. It’s a sure way to lose the 2020 election.
People simply don’t care enough about these kind of political games.

What people DO care about are the economy and immigration.
If the Dems can’t address this beyond impeachment, they have no chance of unseating Trump.

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Jun 14, 2019, 02:43 PM
 
My guess: no impeachment. Mueller could not rule out serious crimes, but could not prove any either. Without that, Trump would have to get careless and leave a smoking gun around.

Trump is always careless, runs his mouth, and makes poor decisions without thinking them through. But his supporters let him get away with it.

I don't see the Senate convicting short of a smoking gun, and I don't see the Dems trying if it wouldn't work.
     
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Jun 14, 2019, 03:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
I can’t wait for the Democrats to focus all their energy on impeachment, just to realize that it’s a dead end. It’s a sure way to lose the 2020 election.
Another great way to lose 2020 will be to toss out some has-been big names and then dilute the options with a whole field of nobodys. Oh wait...
     
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Jun 14, 2019, 04:16 PM
 
All those nobodies are just running for cabinet. Anyway, let's have a new thread for the election or dems or whathave you.

On topic, I think Pelosi is waiting for Trump to implode. Yet each time he speaks, plainly saying he'll invite collusion in 2020, or doesn't think Kelly Ann has to apologize for breaking Hatch Act, or some other crazy thing, the bar for acceptable behavior gets lowered.
     
   
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