1/7 Good morning, as another week ends, my education in US lunacy politics continues. Let’s not call this a trial anymore shall we? It’s a wake being held for democracy and the rule of law. Politics has always been a complicated creature, but Senate Republicans are taking it
2/7..to a whole new level. Lindsay Graham, the man who were he on a sinking cruise ship, would don a dress as soon as he heard the words ‘women and children first’, described the presentation by the Impeachment Managers on day 2 of the trial, as ‘disgusting and absurd’. The fact
3/7..that he would use the word absurd, to describe the clear account of the murder of a police officer, the clear intent to assassinate the speaker of the House and the Vice President of the United States, gives a chilling indication of the state of the GOP. The irony of all..
4/7..this, is that whilst the hold of Donald Trump over his sycophant Senate members tightens, his base is slowly ebbing away. Of course there are going to be loyal cult followers, but you can’t win an election with those supporters. There’s a growing indicator that people are
5/7..beginning to see Trump for the danger her represents and think he should be convicted and barred from public office. In short, these Senators are backing the wrong horse, if they are looking to electoral fortune. Trump without Twitter is like Samson with a shaved head.
6/7 Bruce Castor was merely the puppet, in a scripted made for TV ridiculous attempt to portray the word ‘fight’ as a sinister left wing murder attempt on his client. Castor dutifully prosecuted Trump’s ‘big lie’. He wove it into a twisted narrative of denial of first amendment
7/7..rights to his client. The defence’s focus on recreated tweets as ‘doctored’ were laughable given the originals were not available, but my gem of the day was the suggestion that ‘cavalry’ should have read Calvary. This was a masterpiece of misrepresentation. I rest my case.

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15 Feb
1/6 Good morning friends. So begins another week on the other side of the impeachment trial. I took close interest in the trial, not only because I was creating videos to support of the Dems case to convict, but also because I was interested to see what a grip Trump took on the
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1/8 Good morning friends. Day 2 of the impeachment trial was an example of forensic presentation of evidence. It was a masterclass in weaving a compelling narrative that absolutely chilled the soul. The Impeachment Managers, one by one, took the jury through the events of
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1/7 Good morning my friends. So what did you learn on day one of the trial? Well if it was about videos. Dems knocked it out of the park. I thought that the impeachment managers that spoke were without exception, all very capable and articulated their points well.
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