After a couple of months of sulking, Donald Trump is back, unchanged.
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Klein begins by talking about the amazingly lame excuse and ignorant analyses coming out of Texas after its energy debacle.
“When we faced a genuine crisis — and there were challenges to what we knew about the outcome of the election — our courts did their job,” said Jamieson.
Few, if any, other “democracies” have anything this undemocratic built into their systems.
The prominent Republican’s Sunday New York Times op-ed was headlined “Why Are Republicans Still This Loyal to a Mar-a-Lago Exile?”
In reading through some of the Jamie Raskin profiles published in recent days, I stumbled on this in a brief New Yorker profile by Bill McKibben.
The New York Times op-ed contributor mined the wisdom of serious scholars and experts to discuss ideas for reforming our system.
Of those who stormed the Capitol, Raskin said, “He knew they were coming. He brought them here. And he welcomed them with open arms.”
I continue to assume that the 50 Senate Democrats will not find the necessary 17 Senate Republicans to get up to the necessary two-thirds to convict Trump. But …
It’s their job to take a position on such things, and say why.
Norman Sherman, whom HHH admirers know as a long-serving adviser to and staff member for Humphrey, wrote a piece linking the two for The Hill.
The excuse of this alleged adult and leader and “representative” of her district is that she was “allowed to believe things.”
“The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games,” wrote Trump’s attorneys.
They break down perfectly, with four currently Republican-held seats and four Democrat-held seats on the ballot in battleground states.
“The economy has grown significantly faster under Democratic presidents than Republican ones,” Times columnist David Leonhardt writes.
The non-question of who won in 2020 has been investigated and adjudicated; Trump lost every argument. And by departing the White House, however gracelessly, he accepted that Joe Biden was president.
“Five human beings died” because of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Romney said. “And there’s no question but that the president incited the insurrection that occurred. To what degree and so forth is something we’re going to evaluate in the trial.”
Changing minds is hard. But at least listening occasionally to someone with opposing views is vital.
Susan Eisenhower noted on the “Skullduggery” podcast that her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, had appointed a liberal Democrat to the court.
“This is not over. This is an ongoing attack on democracy,” says anti-Trump Republican commentator Charlie Sykes.