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News Analysis 🔎 The dangers facing @SpeakerPelosi and her party are the multiple “what ifs” that could make efforts to #ImpeachTrump the worst thing that can happen for the Democrats.

We decided to examine many of those "what ifs." (Thread 👇) theepochtimes.com/assessing-the-…
@SpeakerPelosi What if 🔎 @SpeakerPelosi’s Democrats are mistaken in gambling that, after they #ImpeachTrump, the majority Americans will reward them with full control of both chambers of Congress and the White House in the #2020Election?
The problem for everybody involved in a #TrumpImpeachment is nobody can know with assurance what effect it will have electorally because there are so many more “what ifs” that could, to a greater or lesser degree, shape the final outcome in 2020.
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(1) I wonder if American audiences fully grasp the enormity of what #BorisJohnson has done by asking the Queen to suspend #Parliament. This is way more extreme than if #Trump asked #MitchMcConnell to delay the Senate session to avoid an unpopular vote. cnn.com/europe/live-ne…
(2) To put this #ConstitutionalCrisis in perspective, you have to remember that the #UK's parliamentary supremacy vests far more power in their legislature than we've ever given to ours. Under the American system, the Constitution is supreme. Under the UK system, Parliament is.
(3) Things have gotten trickier in recent years as #Parliament delegated some power to other institutions: regional assemblies in #Scotland and #NorthernIreland, a Supreme Court (Lords use to be the highest court), and made other structural changes. see: talkingpoliticspodcast.com/blog/2019/168-…
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THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT STANDARD

The GOP set its own #impeachment standard in 1998. Let's make things simple and apply it to Trump.

#MitchMcConnell:

"Time after time, the President came to a fork in the road. Time after time, he chose the path of lies and lawlessness."
#LindseyGraham:

“[The President] doesn’t have to say, ‘Go lie for me,’ to be a crime. You don’t have to say, ‘Let’s obstruct justice’ for it to be a crime. You judge people on their conduct, not magic phrases.”
#MikePence:

"The President can incinerate the planet. Seriously, the very idea that we ought to have at or less than the same moral demands placed on the Chief Executive that we place on our next door neighbor is ludicrous and dangerous."
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Using the dead time in the #DemDebate to unsubscribe from Dem email lists I didn't want to subscribe to and feeling good about my organizational decisions.
Detroit barely counts as a big city anymore.

Maybe a big medium sized city.
My bro (Kamala Harris's age, just a few years older than me) called me kid last week.

I think I cured him of that nickname but glad the entire country is about to talk about why you shouldn't call grown women "kid."
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OK, HERE'S HOW YOU DO #IMPEACHMENT:

Call only Republicans to testify.

Use only Republican quotes from the Clinton impeachment.

Start with #MitchMcConnell:

"Time after time, the President came to a fork in the road. Time after time, he chose the path of lies and lawlessness."
GOP #IMPEACHMENT QUOTES

Here's @LindseyGrahamSC:

“[Clinton] doesn’t have to say, ‘Go lie for me,’ to be a crime. You don’t have to say, ‘Let’s obstruct justice’ for it to be a crime. You judge people on their conduct, not magic phrases.”
GOP #IMPEACHMENT QUOTES

Here's @ChuckGrassley: "The true tragedy in this case is the collapse of the President's moral authority ... there is the issue of the abuse of power and authority. This White House has perfected the art of stonewalling around the truth."
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THREAD — HOW BAD IS BAD?

Most Americans oppose Donald Trump. They know his presidency is a blight. But do most people realize how bad things really are?

Let's start with the classic sign that democracy has failed: Investigating the investigators.

HOW BAD IS BAD?

Now consider the advance of new laws criminalizing women's reproductive health and freedom. These laws are unlike anything we've seen and are a step along the path of overturning #RoeVWade. Rightwing extremist Republicans are conducting a full-scale war on women.
HOW BAD IS BAD?

Consider the fact that the gun lobby and the GOP have pushed us so far to the right that school massacres are considered a fact of life and we are ARMING TEACHERS. These are outlandish, outrageous things that should never occur in a civilized society.
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THREAD: BERNIE SANDERS CAN BEAT TRUMP

@BernieSanders is a frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. He has millions of dedicated supporters and is raising tens of millions of dollars.

Few people in politics criticized him more harshly than I did in 2016. But I am a realist...
THREAD: ON BERNIE

With right-wing extremists running our govt. and with Trump sycophants like #MitchMcConnell, #LindseyGraham, #MikePence, #WilliamBarr shredding our norms and values, #BernieSanders is NOT the problem. In fact, he is out there spreading a progressive message.
THREAD: ON BERNIE

We need as many people committed to a strong progressive message as possible. Especially when they inspire millions of young voters. It is VERY tough to set aside the frustration of 2016. But I implore Bernie and Hillary supporters to try to come together.
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"If there is one defining characteristic of McConnell’s more than three decades in national politics, it is the prizing of political expediency over integrity, ideology, and any other impulse that should define public service in a representative democracy" nybooks.com/daily/2019/02/…
CALLING 📣 #TheResistance #Resistance. Retweet this graphic, copy and use with your own texts, tags and hashtags! Generate leads for the media and @FBI @TheJusticeDept. It may help make the corrupt criminals who have overrun our government think again! #BlowTheWhistle
CALLING 📣 #TheResistance #Resistance. Retweet this graphic, copy and use with your own texts, tags and hashtags! Generate leads for the media and @FBI @TheJusticeDept. It may help make the corrupt criminals who have overrun our government think again! #BlowTheWhistle
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“His defining characteristic has always been his willingness to do anything and sacrifice any principle to amass power for himself. What separates him from the garden-variety politicians — what makes him a radical — are the lengths he is willing to go.” nytimes.com/2019/02/18/opi…
Here is the #NationalEmergency I am most concerned about this #PresidentsDay! Did I say "concerned"? Too polite! We are in a civil war, this time the slavery is for all-colored, political, social and economic. And the 1% has allied itself with raving lunatics to save their pork.
But lest we forget, there is a silver lining...
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I have been digging into this article on #JimBreyer who is the brother-in-law of #MitchMcConnell, reading all the articles it contains and links to, and doing my own research. It is mind-bending. I recommend highly everyone take a pause and read it twice!
reddit.com/r/RussiaLago/c…
"In 2005 Jim Breyer, a partner at Accel Partners, invested $1 million of his own money into Facebook and gained a seat on the board." fortune.com/2011/01/11/tim…
"In Feb 2009 Jim Breyer visited Russia with a number of other Silicone Valley investors. While there, Yuri Milner, a Russian tech entrepreneur who founded DST with close ties to the Kremlin, hosted a dinner to cap the entire event." fortune.com/2010/10/04/fac…
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GUT CHECK:

The sitting U.S. president appears to be a Kremlin agent.

The Republican Party leadership is aiding and abetting him.

The right-wing media is covering for them.

Flag-waving Republican voters are perfectly fine with treason.

#LindseyGraham #RandPaul #MitchMcConnell
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1) Columbus Day 2018 is half time at the 2018 Mid-Term Bowl. The score is GOP 17 and Democrats 16. Let’s recap the first half.

#BlueWave #RedWave #2018MidTermElections

medium.com/@DBCopa/half-t…
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.

#BlueWaveComing2018
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#WeThePeople demand #TheColdCasePosse investigation file on #BarrySoetoro #ForgedDocuments be reviewed by @TheJusticeDept @JusticeOIG.

#Obama #Brennan began spying on #Arpaio #Trump B4 2012 election when #ForgedDocsInvestigation began
1. When @RealSheriffJoe #Arpaio started #ColdCasePosse 2 investigate #Obama #ForgedDocs, #Brennan made deal w/ Obama. He spied on @realDonaldTrump & #Arpaio if Obama would make him #CIADir. That digital spy data still exist. That is what Brennan knows #Mueller has 4 #PerjuryTrap.
2. #Brennan & #Obama used illegal surveillance data 2 create #ParallelCaseConstruction against @realSheriffJoe #Arpaio & that is how they prosecuted him.
Brennan threat2 @realDonaldTrump on Apr27 2 "StayTtuned" is what he knows from that illegal spying that no else should know.
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