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It’s OK. The Russian press will tell us what happened.

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That’s why we need a Senate majority to impeach him there, even after he’s left office. I’m convinced we must have the Senate to protect the country from him ever running again for any office. The GOP led Senate were unwilling to do that with ample evidence and witnesses they failed to call during his trial. That would prevent him from holding office ever again. There are so many things he’s been guilty of, it won’t be hard to find one to put him on trial all over again. It would be worth it too.


“GOP Convention Bars Journalists For The First Time Ever“
I guess that means they plan to say the quiet part out loud - but the truth is only for the anointed

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And … the walkback commences:


Oops. Queue walkback in 5…4…3…

"The Republican National Committee says no final decision has been made about whether President Trump’s renomination will be held in private at the GOP convention, contradicting previous reports that restrictions on crowd size during the coronavirus pandemic would prevent members of the press from attending.

Two RNC officials insisted Sunday that they are still working through the logistics and press coverage options, a break with a statement reportedly made by a GOP convention spokesperson the previous day.

“We are still working through logistics and press coverage options,” one of the officials said in a statement Sunday. Neither of the officials was authorized to speak publicly on the matter."


He cannot be impeached after he’s left office.

“Impeach” is a $5 word for “indict.”

He’ll likely be indicted, but not by Congress.


From what I’ve read, the campaign isn’t canceling ads in any meaningful way, they’re just re-targeting to spend more in swing states. They decided the current strategy of blanket ad spending in more states wasn’t working.

The GOP still has a massive amount of money in their war chest to spend on the election, and I don’t think Trump can skim off much of that RNC dough for personal gain. If anything, the GOP will be slowly shifting more money to prop up vulnerable Congressional seats in November.


“Republicans in disarray?!?!”


True, but pure evil can compensate for a lot of desperation, disarray, and dim-wittedness as we’ve seen over the past 3.5 years.


You’re right. I meant found guilty of impeachment in the Senate and yes, he can be after he leaves office. It will insure he can’t hold office ever again. That’s in part what being found guilty prevents him from ever doing again. I’ll have to find the law professor or the article I read that said that was still an option. It may have been Lawrence Tribe. I’ll try to find it.


And so many staff carrying boxes and food trays and cleaning supplies - absolutely no way they can search all of them and then do it a second and third time. How about the tech that are dealing with the equipment they are supposed to have? A lot of people hate trump now, add that to those who would just like to be on the news.

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If Trump’s numbers continue to slide (and that’s even more likely after the $600 checks stop) I wouldn’t be all that surprised if he withdrew in order to start his own 24/7 white grievance TV network. Of all the things he cannot stand, being labeled a “loser” has to be at the top of the list and he would do nearly anything to talk his way out of that.

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Fine. The less oxygen we give this douchebag and his necrotic party, the better.


Nah, they’re going down on this ship. I DO expect them to ditch Pence for Nikki Haley in the VP slot. It’ll happen within a day of Biden announcing his VP choice.

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I heard it was the swing states like my state of Michigan that he was canceling those ads in, so I’m not sure what to think now. There has been very little to no ads by him here other than the ones you see that are nationally broadcast on cable. I see a lot of ads for Biden here though on both cable and local stations.


Sorry, I got that wrong. The change in ad spending isn’t targeting swing states, it’s targeting states with early voting, which might be why you’re seeing a temporary pullback in a swing state like Michigan:


Except Michigan has early voting now with mail-in ballots so I’m still confused as to what they think they’re trying to accomplish.

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The MSM will grovel and beg and make devilish deals in order to broadcast critique-free virtually anything the Trump Team allows. But the week before that, they will say the Dems did it wrong. And they chose the wrong VP nominee. Plus Biden uses a teleprompter because he might have “issues.”

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Something tells me they won’t be verifying the names of the staff if they have them sign, or keeping up with replacement staff. You won’t believe the names (or maybe you will) people have signed in with and even walked around all day with a name tag.