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It’s Time For The Democratic Party To Stand Up

It’s Time For The Democratic Party To Stand Up

Miles Mogulescu

Trump ordering former White House lawyer Don McGahn not to appear before Congress, and McGahn not showing up, is just the latest example of House Democrats appearing to beg Big Daddy Trump for candy, just so he can slap their hands and say, “No Children! Go to your rooms.”

Trump’s staged walkout from a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure, followed by a Rose Garden temper tantrum, only accentuates this dynamic. Trump wants to be strong, and make Democrats appear weak, vacillating, and without clear principles.

What a farce! Democrats do your job! Who the hell cares if the Republican-controlled Senate won’t convict Trump? They are with few exceptions, a cabal of cowards who are terrified of Trump and his base. Democrats quit this political BS! Keep your oath of office and forget that the Republicans will not convict or impeach Trump.

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You’re joking, right? Do you really expect these jellyfish to suddenly find a spine? They do absolutely nothing without the approval of their big money donors. They will stand around triangulating while the Republic circles and finally descends the drain. It’s like Nero watching Caligula appoint his horse senator then suggesting his family stage an intervention.

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Yes, and no more excuses!

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It legalized in Canada. Society did not collapse. Prior to the kick in date I had thought “once legalized I am going to smell the stuff all the time”. Even this did not happen. There no difference that I can see other than people are not being arrested and sent to jail.

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For one, Democrats need to stop trying to reach across the aisle. That is sheer stupidity at its most. How many times do democrats need their hands slapped before they realize the effort is futile?

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Does anyone believe for a minute if the tables were turned the republicans would be hesitating to start the impeachment process ? Nancy needs to get the hell out of the way !! Ridiculous over analysis paralysis …

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It’s time for the Spinless republicans currently running the Democratic Party to get back to FDR, and find a spine

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“then they should stand up for their principles and start impeachment hearings.”
While I very much agree with the theme of the story, Miles misses the mark with the above quote. No they shouldn’t start it just because of their principles, they should start it because it’s their constitutional duty to do so, and possibly the most important duty of all.

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Oops wrong thread.

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Wouldn’t it be easier and faster to just toss them over the fence so they’re on the right side (pun intended)?

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Brand D lost its spine when Henry Wallace was shoved aside as FDR’s VP in favor of the user-friendly stooge Harry Truman.

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The subtitle of this article reads:

“The reasons House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership have thus far put politics above principle, and oppose commencing impeachment hearings, is their (mistaken) belief that it will help Trump win reelection.”

Bullshit! It’s all about the money, and the big money is doing great under Trump. The donors are telling Pelosi not to rock the boat and she kisses ass. It has nothing to do with opposition politics, or with what the leadership believes.

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I did a little reading on Caligula. Neither the ancients or contemporary scholars believe that Caligula meant to literally appoint his horse senator. It was a joke on Caligula’s part, to demonstrate the Senate was so ineffective and crooked his horse could be a Senator.

California voters should send Secretariat to the Senate next time around.

Therein lies the rub. The Dems have spent the last 3 decades helping the GOP actively dismantle FDR’s legacy. Sanders’ 2016 platform was lifted right out of FDR’s Second Bill of Rights, yet party leaders were tripping all over themselves to defeat him. Most of those same party leaders are still holding the reins of power.

Pelosi/Schumer lived through the Clinton impeachment, and it’s coloring their perspective: they’re afraid they’ll lose, too. (They ignore that while Clinton remains a flawed politician and human being, he seems angelic compared to Trump.) Every day our communities sustain a potentially mortal wound to the rule of law and our democratic republic, a new refusal to cooperate with investigators, a new refusal to comply with the law, a new reason why He Trump is above the law, a new reason to lie. As Trump and associates thumb their noses at the law, a clear pattern of refusal to cooperate has been established. The window of opportunity is closing for the Dems, and they seem unable to fathom that doing more of the same is worse than losing the impeachment trial. This administration, like the last few, should be held accountable. We can’t go back and impeach Bush and Obama, but we can decide to restore and even strengthen the check on this and future presidents.

It seems pretty straight forward. It is Congress’ job to provide oversight. Itis a huge part of why this particular Congress got elected. EITHER IMPEACH, OR THROW THEIR SORRY ASSES IN JAIL FOR CONTEMPT, OR LOSE THE 2020 ELECTION.

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I’m all for it.

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The “Democrat” Party HAS STOOD UP. They ARE telling you who they are and saying it loud.
Some people just are not hearing what is being said. OR still trying to translate what is being said into something they can swallow. They fully intend to remain a second right wing party

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It would be better if the Republican Party stood up. Who knew they were nothing but a bunch of white supremacists and racists. Thanks, Trump for exposing them.

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Rep. Al Green on Democracy Now yesterday explained exactly why it was the job of the House of Reps to do their job. But is he called in to be interviewed by MSM or NPR programs to share? Absolutely not and therefore the public does not get an education on what the job of the house is. It is the job of elected officials to explain and educate. Many of the elected officials willfully don’t know what their duties are and that is why we are in the mess we are.

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The Speaker is going to “pray” for the President and “pray” for America. I will never vote for another democrat.

I will vote for Senator Bernie Sanders or anyone else that comes forward as a democratic socialist.

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