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"[T]he Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee conducted focus groups in key House battlegrounds in recent weeks, testing messages related to impeachment," the Washington Post reports. "Among the questions put to participants was whether quid pro quo,' extortion' or bribery' was a more compelling description of Trump's conduct."

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Thats how crazy this thing has become ...

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And the presstitutes are going to run with it ....

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-16 12:21 PM | Reply

Bribery is explicitly mentioned as a reason for impeachment in the Constitution.

If the evidence points to bribery, why not go with it?

I'd say the folk in those focus group were quite smart to follow the Constitution's guidance.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-16 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

They all mean the same thing. Gauging which word hammers the point home best with the public is standard practice.

#3 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-16 01:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The DNC shifts its narrative just in time for this to happen (from Time.com):

"Democrats have tried to shift their argument that President Trump engaged in bribery " an impeachable offense explicitly named in the Constitution "by leveraging foreign aid to Ukraine. "The devastating testimony corroborated evidence of bribery uncovered in the inquiry, and that the President abused power and violated his oath by threatening to withhold military aid and a White House meeting in exchange for an investigation into his political rival" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday.

But on Friday, Yovanovitch told Utah Rep. Chris Stewart she had no information about the President offering or accepting any bribes."

Stick with Obstruction, it is and remains the strongest claim to get both impeachment and removal.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-11-16 02:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Bribery is explicitly mentioned as a reason for impeachment in the Constitution.

Thats a good one ... go with it ...

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-16 02:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If the evidence points to bribery, why not go with it?

You mean, now we will look for evidence so we can go with what the focus group thinks would be best.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-16 02:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Gauging which word hammers the point home best with the public is standard practice.
#3 | POSTED BY HAMBURGLAR

If that is how you, and the left thinks the law should work ... there is little hope.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-11-16 02:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Focus groups; just got to love the 'procedure'.

#8 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-11-16 02:53 PM | Reply

"If that is how you, and the left thinks the law should work ... there is little hope."

You've been a no-hoper for most of your adult life, so you should feel right as rain.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-11-16 03:01 PM | Reply

Bribery is explicitly mentioned as a reason for impeachment in the Constitution.

Thats a good one ... go with it ...

POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

Thank you!

We will. No one is gonna fall for Humpy's trick of fixating on one word.

This time

No collusion? Sure not enough evidence to convict thanks to Humpy's effectiveness at obstruction of justice but tons of evidence of cooperation and so many conspiracies to undermine our democratic processes.

It is becoming more and more apparent that Humpy has committed numerous crimes... So many crimes! So little time to impeach !

Let's see.. bribery, extortion, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, witness intimidation, witness tampering... and more crimes which for you to deny and deflect from cropping up every day!

So little time to impeach (before we toss him to the curb in 2020)

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-11-16 03:04 PM | Reply

Bribery is explicitly mentioned as a reason for impeachment in the Constitution.

It is.

Look up emoluments clause.

It's intended to prevent bribes from foreign nations.

The Title of Nobility Clause is a provision in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution,[1] that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from foreign states and monarchies without the consent of the United States Congress. Also known as the Emoluments Clause, it was designed to shield the federal officeholders of the United States against so-called "corrupting foreign influences." The clause is reinforced by the corresponding prohibition on state titles of nobility in Article I, Section 10, and more generally by the Republican Guarantee Clause in Article IV, Section 4.[2]

So yea. I'd go with it.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-11-16 03:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Extortion, quid pro quo, bribery, not much difference in the terms -> If the public understands one of the terms better, go with it. It's basic public relations, reasonable and not nefarious. Seriously, that line of thinking gives you no hope? Did Trump getting elected President crush any of your hope for this country?

#12 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-16 05:19 PM | Reply

It's like the climate change deniers who couldn't understand the decision to use the term "Climate Change" instead of "Global Warming". Trying to obfuscate the real issue by hand-wringing over semantics.

#13 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-11-16 05:23 PM | Reply

Thats how crazy this thing has become ...

You're surprised that they want to make sure people understand the depths of Trump's wrongdoing?

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2019-11-16 06:13 PM | Reply

@#4 ... But on Friday, Yovanovitch told Utah Rep. Chris Stewart she had no information about the President offering or accepting any bribes."...

While that is correct, keep in mind that she was out of the picture long before things started to heat up.

Indeed, she was removed in order to allow the more interesting to occur, fostered by the Three Amigos.

I'm kind of surprised you hung your hat on that one. Your friends in Wash DC usually keep you more up to speed than to create such a faux pas. :)

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-11-16 07:09 PM | Reply

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