tshile

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  1. @Renegade7 that’s fair, I actually haven’t watched the debates. The debates come across to me as a joke (for entertainment only) when they’re in this format (this many candidates over multiple nights) i refuse to contribute to their ratings game. I should have factored that into what you were saying. I’ve not seen the debate side of any of the candidates except clips that get posted (and even then only a fraction of them)
  2. I listened to some NPR hosts go on about this yesterday (I think?) and it was very much eyerollworthy stuff. Because the remaining candidates are white, they weren't interested any longer. And obviously they feel as though there's some injustice against them that caused this, and are outraged.
  3. Seems bogus. I've listened to her explain why those proposals exist, and why she thinks there's a better way to deal with those problems. She's not progressive enough so she's using Fox talking points? ... Yet not in any way surprising.
  4. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    mcconnel at least comes off as confident with what he's doing pelosi always looks like she's about to have a nervous breakdown when she speaks on important things. honestly i think her presser this morning was pretty bad. she was announcing a request for articles of impeachment and plan to move forward. i would think that qualifies as the most important presser she's ever given, announcing the last step in impeaching a president. she looked awful doing it.
  5. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    I do not believe this is correct And if the republican politicians actually support trump at this point, then they need to go too. I've always hoped for a culling of the heard, but for different reasons. I'll accept getting rid of the traitors as a first pass. Then we can reevaluate where we are and see if more is needed. You've decided to align with a group of people that appears to work with an Anti-United States mentality. You've continued your shtick in this way. You're never going to be able to walk that back. You'll forever have that as part of who you are. It's disgusting.
  6. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    it only adds up if you believe trump's popularity has taken a huge hit, will continue to do so, and that his chances of winning do not look good and if you care about the country. but if you only care about your party, and are comfortable ignoring everything that has gone on for the last 4 years, or you support the gutting of our government and corruption within our leaders working with foreign entities that are (generally) anti-US, then sure. you're right. it doesn't add up to try to get out of the Trump business.
  7. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    There is a part of me that wonders if he will be removed in the senate, either because of this or because strategically it's the GOP's only chance to salvage the 2020 election, or a mix of both. Over the long term, there's a truism that people who throw everyone under the bus wind up with no defenders when it's their turn. Trump has a history of doing that. I wouldn't be surprised if, presented with a choice to get him out that has total finality with it, that we find out not as many people 'support' him as we believe. I also wont be surprised of the consensus that the senate wont vote to remove turns true
  8. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    Pelosi might be the least charismatic federal politician we currently have (that shouldn’t matter and doesn’t speak to her capabilities, just saying, and it does matter because we have a ton of people who only seem to determine credibility that way...)
  9. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    So is now when we pop our popcorn?
  10. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    Maybe it’ll spark those weird big event giveaways you see buy furniture this week and if $convicted draws Yemen on Sunday you get it free!
  11. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    I believe certain crimes are worthy of stoning in the town square. The heinous stuff. So I get that. Definitely. but dialing it back a bit, I’d settle for deportation. send them the Russia. Let them live there. maybe as a joke drop one off in North Korea. Just pick one at random we could turn it into a tv show with like a drawing. Like the nba lottery. Do 1 lot of 4 every 6 weeks. Send them out one at a time. Get to watch who’s going where. Syria, Libya, Yemen, North Korea, et al. think of the hours of entertainment in debate we’d have at our disposal over whether certain people got it easier than others because of the ping pong ball they got.
  12. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    yeah @mcsluggo i wasn't trying to engage in some sort of 'both sides are equal' argument. i was really just pointing out that, from my vantage point, the majority of voters are, well, uninformed. Realistically how many people do you think even understand how their own personal taxes work? The part of the code that's the easiest to understand, discuss, and see direct impact. How much money your government takes from you, and why, should be a pretty critical issue in the subject of 'governance'. I think we're poorly educated on that topic, to say the least. Foreign policy? What about regulations? Pick a sector, banking, environment, you tell me how well it's all understood by the average person. Healthcare? Education? What about infrastructure, does the average person have a clue beyond a generic "agency rated our dams with a D this year" report that crosses cable news? For all the bright people we have in this country, many of them are single-subject-bright. I've listened to high quality doctors that run high quality organizations (not just have practicing rights, but run the organization as a CMO or some such) go on and on about QANON stuff - full fledged believer. Smart guy. For some reason he's also a complete moron at the same time. I know plenty of smart people with good intentions that still draw the majority of their opinions from headlines, with no verification on their part. I mean... follow any political conversation long enough and you're bound to get a lesson and how poorly understood statistics are in this country. I know tons of people that recite 'popular' statistics, and most of them don't know what they actually mean. Yes. One side appears to have mastered weaponizing this 'trait' of ours. My point was, realistically speaking, if you zoom out to the bigger picture of "How informed are we as a country", that problem exists on both sides and seems to (from where I sit) consume the majority of both sides. And yeah, I think the left could be weaponized just as easily as the right. And i think we have examples that suggest that I'm, at a minimum, not crazy for thinking this. Even some that suggest it's been tried to varying success. (And to that point, I think the weaponizing of it by the GOP is a factor that makes weaponizing the left significantly easier...)
  13. tshile

    The Impeachment Thread

    Correct. It's a stalling/bully tactic. reminds me of the stories of how he screwed over small business contractors for all his real estate projects... make them take you to court, and throw money at fighting them, even if you're wrong, because odds are they can't afford the fight the democrats couldn't (or chose not to) afford the fight. seems like they feel they didn't need to either. but they knew that fight wasn't worth the cost at the moment.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    Absolutely. Which leads me back to my post the other day - there needs to be a serious national conversation about this once trump is gone. Because there's a laundry list of enablers that chose the anti-american, Russian foreign policy to back to the determinant of the United States. There should be some accountability forced on them for that. Real accountability. Like charges of treason.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    objection