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November 1, 2019

National Horror Story: and so it begins

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:01 am

Two words: televised impeachment

[insert excited little girl gif here]

 

7 Comments »

  1. So who’s the horror

    Comment by Jack — November 1, 2019 @ 9:18 am

  2. “[The president’s] defenders describe the unthinkable disaster of impeachment. But it should not be unthinkable. The framers of the Constitution did not see impeachment as a doomsday scenario; they thought it necessary to remove bad men from the offices they were subverting.

    The president’s defenders, experts at changing the subject, prefer to debate whether [he] committed a felony …. [but] ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ are not limited to actions that are crimes under federal law.

    It becomes clear that the White House has never before been occupied by such a reckless and narcissistic adventurer. Sociopath is not too strong a word.

    We are regularly lectured about a constitutional crisis if the House goes forward with hearings and ultimately votes a bill of impeachment for trial in the Senate. Consider the alternative. Perhaps American presidents, by and large, have not been a distinguished lot…But if we ratify [his] behavior in office, we may expect not just lack lack of distinction in the future but aggressively dishonest, even criminal, conduct. The real calamity will not be that we removed a president from office but that we did not.”

    –Robert Bork, 1998

    Wow, he was mighty upset about a President getting some action. Imagine how fired up Judge Bork would be about a President abusing power, using the office for personal profit, caging children, obstructing justice, and embarrassing the nation daily, if only he were still alive…..

    Comment by dave — November 1, 2019 @ 9:28 am

    • In Bork’s case, there were real and valid reasons for many Americans to not want him on the Supreme Court, based on his rulings in cases as a Circuit Court judge, his views and actions as solicitor general, and his past statements and writings. In his writings, he argued that only political speech was protected by the First Amendment; as a circuit court judge, he ruled against the right to privacy and in favor of a company whose employees had undergone sterilization procedures to keep their jobs. He wrote extensively in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and even argued that a poll tax struck down by the Supreme Court was just a “very small tax.”

      Comment by Jack — November 1, 2019 @ 1:40 pm

      • That was written by Jane Coaston.

        Comment by Jack — November 1, 2019 @ 1:43 pm

  3. It’s time to Bork Trump

    Comment by MP — November 1, 2019 @ 3:02 pm

    • Time to Trump Bork.

      Comment by Jack — November 1, 2019 @ 5:36 pm

  4. Things people don’t believe….

    That Epstein committed suicide
    That Beto “was born to be president”
    That Baghdaddi was an “austere religious scholar”
    That Biden told Obama “not” to endorse him
    That Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein are Russian assets
    That America cannot withdraw troops from any country if we want
    That Hunter Biden could make the same insane amounts of money if his father was not either a Senator or VP of the USA.
    That it’s OK for a Congresswoman to have a sexual relationship with a 23 year old staffer (consensual or not)
    That Medicare for All will not result in raising taxes
    That we should root for the CIA to displace an elected President of any party…

    Comment by Nowyouknow — November 1, 2019 @ 7:38 pm


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