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
2/6..news cycle. The fact is, he took no hold at all while his clown lawyers mounted a comical defence of their client. For me, this was a trial in the courtroom of public opinion. Polling suggests that more Americans believe Trump should have been convicted and barred from..
3/6..holding federal office. Without his Twitter account he’s politically impotent, so I’m puzzled by all the talk about the future of the GOP’s fortunes, being tied to loyalty to him. In my view, he doesn’t have a hand in the new political poker game. Of course there..
4/6..is residual allegiance to him, he infected the minds of millions, but that is waning and I suspect in a year, he’ll be so busy defending criminal indictments that running for office will not feature prominent in his thinking. The reality is that in the not too distant future
5/6..succession will be the focus of Republican minds. All this future uncertainty plays into the hands of the Democrats, who must take full advantage. What Dem strategists MUST get a grip on, are the states where GOP legislators are passing laws to assist in voter suppression &
6/6..gerrymandering. The campaign to counter these moves will prove absolutely critical to the 2022 mid-term elections. Republicans are coming to the realisation that they can’t win on a level playing field, so they will do everything they can to tip the balance. Be very afraid.

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