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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hotdog, Sep 17, 2019.
Oh, **** me. This is like Monty Python.
Given this video, how do you feel about big government in the US. Does this small clip affect your view?
--To be clear, the president has no authority to tell a witness not to show up. The president has no absolute immunity to prevent ex-aides from testifying. And he really has no basis for instructing a private citizen who never served in the White House to obstruct an investigation. And that is what he did, according to Lewandowski.
--And so it goes. At this point the most glaring obstruction, the most comprehensible, is the president’s obstruction of impeachment hearings. If a president can prevent the House from formulating impeachment articles, then the president has literally no constitutional restraint on his conduct.
Dems are idiots. They should have said:”if you refuse to testify, you will be held in contempt” and when he did this, close the hearing and do it. Instead they run a three ring circus.
Because the hearings are not a court of law presided over by a judge, Republicans can disrupt to their heart's content. They did a great job of it, and the Democrats a poor job.
Lewandowski stonewalled all day, although the Democratic council at least demonstrated that he was a liar.
Lewandowski's stonewalling makes it easy to find him in contempt of Congress, and he should be found in contempt. He has no standing to stonewall, the president's meaningless instructions notwithstanding. The president is simply contemptuous of the Constitution, but that has been the case in several respects through his term to date.
Nonetheless, Lewandowski must have known he could be contemptuous of Congress to the max, because he knows Barr is the AG. With Barr as the AG, the Dept. of Justice will never charge Lewandowski with contempt. Like Trump, AG Barr cares not a wit for our Constitution. As long as Barr is the AG, he will act as the president's attorney and protect Trump.
With Republicans doing a better job of gerrymandering, and a better job of voter surpression, and with the Electoral College ensuring that 65% of close presidential elections will be won by Republicans, despite losing the popular vote in such elections, and with the Supreme Court possibly moving even further right should Trump obtain another choice for the SCOTUS, an increasingly diverse nation, caught in the grips of tribalism first, country last, we will likely move closer to a single party state, practically speaking, not literally, as, increasingly, Democrats will seldom hold the Senate or the Oval Office. With the Republicans packing the lower courts with conservative justices, even as the country becomes more diverse, and even as the culture wars pit progressives vs. reactionaries, we should see continued social strife for generations to come.
And if that's where we're heading, well, good luck with that, America....
I read that the last half hour was very different, with the Democrat's staff counsel embarrassing Lewandowski over several points.
They should have turned the whole thing over to counsel.
“I’ve never read the Mueller Report”
“Most of the information in the Mueller report is accurate”
Where do you find such complete idiots?
I think he and Carter Page are actually brothers separated at birth.
This song and dance is done by both sides in an endless charade of ineffective government leadership.
Just another reason why I wish there was more than a two party system.