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Thursday, February 11, 2021

There is no defense. There is only complicity, whether motivated by weakness and fear or by shared guilt. And the House managers forced every Republican senator to feel that complicity from the inside out.

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That feeling of complicity will not change the final outcome of this Senate trial. The weak will be no less weak for being shamed by their weakness; those who share Trump's guilt will not cease to share it, because that guilt has been blazed to the world. But at least the House case can restrict the personal and political options of the weak and the guilty. If a senator like Marco Rubio did not feel his world tightening around him, he would not look so haunted. The Republican senators are shrinking before the eyes of the whole country. They are all becoming "liddle." They know it. They feel it. They hate it. But they cannot stop it.

Great article. Really rips Rubio apart.

#1 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-02-11 02:44 PM | Reply

MFTA: Now it's rumored that Ivanka Trump intends to challenge Rubio for his Senate seat in 2022.

I'm not sure why Republican fear Trump so much.

But they really do.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-02-11 02:46 PM | Reply

Good headline... Spot on.

#3 | Posted by californiasteve at 2021-02-11 03:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But but... Trumpy's behavior was TOTALLY APPROPRIATE!

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-02-11 03:13 PM | Reply

Cruz, Hawley and Graham left the chamber during Rep. Ted Lieu's presentation.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-02-11 03:14 PM | Reply

I can already hear the commercials Ivanka will run against Rubio. "I wouldn't be a cowardly Senator, I would have voted to convict my father."

#6 | Posted by danni at 2021-02-11 03:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Raskin is giving a grand closing argument now.

Not that facts matter to the GOP part of the "jury".

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2021-02-11 03:30 PM | Reply

That feeling of complicity will not change the final outcome of this Senate trial.

True that. Lewzer will be as innocent as O.J. Simpson.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-02-11 03:31 PM | Reply

John Yoo was just on Fox saying that they didn't make their case, which is based on incitement...soooooo, here we go.

#9 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-02-11 03:37 PM | Reply

I'm not sure why Republican fear Trump so much.

He has dirt on them. They joined him in fealty to Russia, at the very least. He can expose them all.

#10 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-02-11 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Take heart. This trial may not achieve it's objective but it WILL serve to preserve history for all of posterity.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-02-11 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why aren't they calling witnesses? Big mistake, bordering on malpractice. Why the rush to finish up? The repubs would drag this out for months if they were on the opposite end of this.

They need testimony under oath,otherwise this is just another TV show,most people will change the channel when it gets boring. What then?

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-02-11 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Had they charged something other than incitement, like breaking his oath of office, they would be saying he should have been charged with incitement.

These are all excuses by cowards afraid of losing their jobs.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2021-02-11 04:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jon Yoo should go back to writing legal excuses for torture, what he is famous for.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2021-02-11 04:02 PM | Reply

Pres Trump's lawyer (Mr Schoen) is saying that the use of the actual video and audio is making it difficult for "unity" to occur.

I wonder where Mr Schoen was during the four years of an ultra-divisive Trump presidency?


#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-02-11 04:07 PM | Reply

"Pres Trump's lawyer (Mr Schoen) is saying that the use of the actual video and audio is making it difficult for "unity" to occur."

"Unity" meaning all Republicans to prevent justice.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2021-02-11 04:12 PM | Reply

Republicans face party punishment back home for questioning Trump's role in Capitol attack
www.axios.com

...Republicans in Congress are facing backlash in their home states for questioning former President Donald Trump's involvement in the Jan 6. assault on the U.S. Capitol.

The big picture: State and county Republican apparatuses throughout the country are punishing those in their own party who want to hold the former president accountable, signaling that Trump's grasp on the GOP remains unfaded....

[emphasis mine]

#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-02-11 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The constitution is unconstitutional? Is that what I'm hearing?

#18 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-02-11 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

"Why aren't they calling witnesses? "

Everyone is a witness.

The President is testifying against himself.

Using his own words and the words of Republicans is very powerful.

Besides. They've already proved their case. (As if facts matter to Republicans).

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-02-11 04:32 PM | Reply

"This trial should be dismissed immediately because witnesses inhabit the jury box."

That's actually a more legally valid argument than what they've presented so far.

How sad is that...

#20 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-02-11 05:19 PM | Reply

They could also argue double jeopardy and probably make more gains.

"We already know Trump is unfit for office - he was impeached 13 months ago which is precisely why this case should be dismissed immediately."

#21 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-02-11 05:21 PM | Reply

Dems should show some spine and call Officer Brian Sicknick as a witness just so the repubs can't complain.

#22 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-02-11 05:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where's all the folks that used to rush in and defend every move Donald Trump made?

I feel like I'm all alone in here.

#23 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-02-11 05:26 PM | Reply

I'm not sure why Republican fear Trump so much.
But they really do.
#2 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

It's a culture of fear.
Fear is the currency of the Republican philosophical economy.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-02-11 05:49 PM | Reply

Where's all the folks that used to rush in and defend every move Donald Trump made?

I feel like I'm all alone in here.

#23 | Posted by LostAngeles

They ran away after getting their asses spanked in debates every day. How could anyone in the real world defend trump every day? They're hiding on breitbart where delusion is normal.

All thats left are drive-by trump cult cowards who post once on a thread then run away because they can't defend their arguments, and the BOTH SIDES morons who say they don't support trump but try to deflect to a false equivalency involving a democrat whenever trump's crimes and failures are mentioned.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2021-02-11 06:17 PM | Reply

#12, Everyone in that room is a witness.

#26 | Posted by qcp at 2021-02-11 06:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#26

Some are also complicit.

#27 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-02-11 06:44 PM | Reply

The repubs would drag this out for months if they were on the opposite end of this.

Absolutely.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-02-11 07:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

These GOP a $ $ sniffers can't shake their addiction.

#29 | Posted by Jaspar at 2021-02-12 01:31 AM | Reply

The constitution is unconstitutional? Is that what I'm hearing?

#18 | POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT

BINGO! ~~ That would be the plan, by hook and by crook, if Trump got a second term.

Trump seems to be most enamored of Russia's constitution and Vladimir Putin's iron clad dictatorial grip on his country ~ which, not by coincidence, also happens to be Trump's wet dream.

#30 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-02-12 04:44 AM | Reply

""This trial should be dismissed immediately because witnesses inhabit the jury box."

This isn't a normal court of law it's an impeachment, the rules are not the same. Impeachment is not a criminal trial it's Congress deciding if the President is fit to continue serving in office or to ever be elected again because the nation needs to have honest, competent leadership. There is no penalty for the President if they vote to convict other than he can't run for federal office again because the nation can't afford to have a lunatic or a wannabe dictator as President again.

#31 | Posted by danni at 2021-02-12 08:38 AM | Reply

Complicity is truly the only thing most partisan politicians understand. They are the scum of the Earth.

#32 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-02-12 03:08 PM | Reply

Agreed. The GOP knows perfectly well
what they are doing. I never expected them to find a spine anyways. Next step. Make
sure (however it is accomplished) that
Donald Trump is never allowed to hold any
office again.

#33 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-02-12 09:39 PM | Reply

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