Wow - from WaPo, of all places: All this suggests that Mueller’s testimony will be no game-changer. Democrats have long believed that Trump is so vile, so bigoted, so dishonest that he ought not to be president a minute longer. They view every fact through that lens. Further investigations likely will not uncover any evidence that will dissuade them of this view. They should have the courage of their convictions, push the matter forward and end this sorry moment in our history one way or the other.
The impeachment resolution the House voted on last week had nothing to do with Mueller or his report. It found Trump guilty "of high misdemeanors" and "unfit to be president" because of his "racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color." The measure didn't even pretend to have a relationship with actual criminal or civil law. It received 95 votes nonetheless, all Democrats, including the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. The same man who, after Mueller's belly flop, argued before the Democratic Caucus that he has enough material to begin impeachment right now. Mueller's testimony might not increase the number of House Democrats for impeachment from less than half (40 percent) to a majority. But it's not as if that percentage is about to decrease, either.
Democrats overwhelmingly support impeachment. Forty percent of adults in the most recent Economist/YouGov survey say Congress should try to impeach President Trump. That number rises to 70 percent among Democrats. It is no wonder why. Trump is a one-man rebuke of progressivism, of political correctness, of a humanitarianism that does not recognize citizenship or national borders. Since 2016 an entire media-political infrastructure has been built to push the messages that Trump's election was illegitimate, Trump's actions in and out of office are criminal, and Trump ought to be excised from the government as quickly as possible. Even if Mueller and his report fade from view—and there is no guarantee they will—the president's adversaries will continue to search for the annihilating angel who will deliver them from Donald Trump.
Why? Because the impeachment debate is not about what Trump has done, is doing, or might do. It is about whether he and the social forces he represents are entitled to rule.
Court - excellent point. Item 10 proves it - and proves MY frequent point. "Keeping the Republic".
WE DO NOT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY.
It amazes me how many of our elected officials forget, ignore, or don't understand that fact. Press/talking heads, not so surprising...but you'd think there'd be a Civics requirement in order to be elected. You know...actually UNDERSTAND the nation you have been elected to serve (that's "SERVE", not "RULE" - another detail that's lost on most, if not all, elected officials today).
>>>you'd think there'd be a Civics requirement in order to be elected.
Good luck on that . . . .
While you're slaying dragons . . . might want to schedule a class on the Electoral College as well.
An instrument of pure genius that so few understand . . . it's scary.
I sometimes wish I could flip a switch and allow . . . if only for one election, a "rule by simple majority" and listen to all you whiners suffer under being ruled by New York and California folks for one term.
I like living in a world where you HAVE TO HAVE Wisconsin and New Hampshire on board if you want to drive the boat . . .
But, alas, I'm a construction worker and and old, tired and worn out one at that.
Trump is under fire, again, for being racist, again, for a tweet, again, that is claimed to be racist, again, regardless of what he actually wrote, again, based on projection of the racism of the "interpreters", again, in an attempt to provide imaginary cause for impeachment, again, by lying sacks, again.
The above is basically half the news since Donald announced he was a candidate, again.
( Cue radio playing "I Got You Babe" )and
Children born when this news cycle began will soon be entering school to be indoctrinated in Communist Revolutionary Zeal & have never heard anything else on the news.
When they graduate high school there will be little if anything remaining of Constitutional Rights we know, but they will know a whole new set of rights, including the rights to stand in a line to get their food ration, to choose a sexual orientation from a government approved list, & be allowed days off from school to attend book burning. If they still know what a book is.
Effective? Use their own words, without context, fair?
Since these are public statements and all you need to prove that this out of context montage is unfair, is to replay more of the statement, it's legit. That method proves adequately that accusing Trump of supporting White Supremacist groups is a lie.
That Democrat Party biased media not only refused to admit that their out of context sound bite is a lie on their part, but knowingly repeats a proven lie, is another problem.
And that same Media either dares not show the context, because it would support The Enemy, (Orange Man Bad) or is too stupid to do so, is another proof of an old saying.
Progressives want to silence Conservatives. Conservatives want you to hear what Progressives say.
This is political brutality cubed, a sign that Trump is a going to be a formidable candidate to Democrats seeking to unhorse him. What it shows is Trump not only means to 'win' against his opponents, he intends to annihilate them. His election game is on and he's not playing beanbag
And thank you.
This is MY state. Liberal-strangled Maryland (even with a Republican governor), because of proximity to D.C. and NoVa. Lets call out the Dem shortcomings nationwide, put a face on it, and FIX IT.
Get these morons out of power before a lot of people start dying because of their policies.
From the comments section of the Baltimore article. I havent verified...but it certainly sounds plausible...
What cities are the deadliest for blacks? The Trace, an independent nonprofit news organization, answers that question. Using 2017 data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program, The Trace listed the 20 major U.S. cities with the highest homicide rates — factoring in both the number of people murdered in cities and their populations. Chicago, with 589 murders in 2018 — one murder every 15 hours — is often called the nation’s murder capital. But that’s dead wrong.
In 2017, St. Louis had the nation’s highest murder rate, at 66.1 homicides per 100,000 residents. Baltimore came in second, with 55.8 murders per 100,000 people. Detroit was third, with 39.8 murders per 100,000 people. Other cities with high murder rates included New Orleans; Kansas City, Missouri; Cleveland; Memphis, Tennessee; and Newark, New Jersey. With 24.1 murders per 100,000 residents, Chicago ranked ninth in the nation. It was followed by Cincinnati and Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., was 17th.
Now here’s the kicker. Of the 20 most dangerous major cities, all but one had a Democratic mayor. In many of these cities, the Democratic Party has ruled for a half-century or more. Only Tulsa, Oklahoma, with 17.3 murders per 100,000 residents, had a Republican mayor.
The thing people don't understand is Baltimore and St. Louis have a similar geographic that the others don't. They are both in their own county. Here in St. Louis the city is not in St. Louis county. The county is separate and is a huge part of the population here. BUT, the city is it's own and not very large in comparison. The North side of St. Louis is full of gangs and drug warfare etc. Not the place you want to stop and ask directions. So with STL, which includes these neighborhoods but doesn't include the vast county, the numbers look really bad. Baltimore has the same situation so it's an apple to oranges comparison to other cities. I'm not saying either is perfect by a long shot, just that the numbers aren't true indicators.