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I disagree about Trump being the true target of this, he is a strawman here.  Sure, they'd like to hurt him, but more than that, they want their base incensed about him and then incensed at Republicans for voting against their sham.  The sad part is that it's going to work, at least with their base.

My feeling in the moderate world is that Democrats come out looking...pathetic...for pushing such an obviously flawed impeachment package.  I think the damage to them with moderates is greater than their gains with their base and we know that because moderates are tuning out impeachment.  Even CNN has moved it "below the fold".
I think CNN has moved it below the fold because the Republicans now get to fight back without one hand tied behind their backs.

They will have to hear from Barr.  They will have to adhere to the rules of evidence. They will have to listen to Republican witnesses. They will have to operate under the Senate rules. And they know ALL of that will be bad for “their side.” 

Spin Zone / Re: Eric Holder says Barr 'unfit' to serve as attorney general
« on: December 12, 2019, 02:46:03 PM »
"The flak is the heaviest when over the target."

 Gee, wonder why Holder is lashing out?  ;D

 Pay attention for the next couple of weeks, a lot of things are in play right now.  The Horowitz Report and following hearing has many in the swamp running for cover.   Barr and Durham have made it clear, this isn't over.

 Notice how Mitch wants to move for an immediate acquittal in the senate if the impeachment passes the house?   Ask yourself "why?"

 Lots of swamp creatures are about to be exposed.
Yep there’s only one man in DC willing to take on the swamp. One. We should all have his back.

If half the Republicans are also caught up in this shit, so be it. Frag them all.

Spin Zone / Re: Eric Holder says Barr 'unfit' to serve as attorney general
« on: December 12, 2019, 12:00:58 PM »
Does anyone care what Holed says except CNN
The most political and partisan AG in modern history thinks Barr is unfit? 

Day drinking is fun, but not if you need to be in an interview soon.

Spin Zone / Re: PoA does it again.
« on: December 12, 2019, 09:25:34 AM »
Sadly, yes, doing nothing in retirement is rarely a good thing.

As I approached retirement quite a few people warned me about making sure I have something to do (and surfing the interweb doesn't count as something to do).  I also paid attention to others I know that retired and took on too much (one friend talked about how he was much much busier than he was when working).
So I will be working forever because I have an expensive hobby. However, I will be taking signals from some of my aviation friends who are retired.

One is a former KC-135 and 767 captain who retired from the airlines at age 60 with a United Airlines and Military pension. Oh and his wife has a government pension as a former ATC Tower controller. He is the youngest 71-year old I’ve ever met. He flies a Harvard and a Chipmunk, does formation training and Warbird checkouts, and last year had a knee replaced and a shoulder repaired. He was on the 1969 Ohio State National Championship team, but when he went to his 50th team reunion in Columbus this fall, he was taken back by how “old” some of the guys were. He refuses to let the”old guy” into his life.

Another guy sold his auto repair business to his sons, and also had a career as an LEO. His retirement business is selling radios to Police departments, and he restored a Hughes TH-55 Osage Vietnam era training helicopter. First flight should be in January or February. I think he’s in his mid-60’s. 

That’s how I want to “retire.”

Spin Zone / Re: Hillary, take two?
« on: December 11, 2019, 01:24:48 PM »
If it becomes even more crystal clear that the communist party is not going to win back the White House, then a loser has to be sent out to die against President Trump.

In that regard, hilary is as good as any other lying dog.
Dear God, would it be glorious to see this happen twice in my lifetime.

Spin Zone / Horowitz Testimony
« on: December 11, 2019, 01:17:10 PM »
Chris Wallace is the ultimate inside the beltway Democrat stooge.  His father was a Leftist, and so is he.  He hates Trump because he is a threat to the status quo in which Wallace THRIVES.  Juan Williams is just a Democrat talking point regurgitator.  I cut the cable a long time ago, and don't miss Fox other than Tucker and Greg Gutfeld whom I can stream if I want.   
I used to watch Meet the Press and Fox News Sunday every Sunday without exception.  I thought Tim Russert was top notch, and didn’t let his biases in to the conversation. He was tough on both parties, yet rarely used the cheap talking point “gotchas” used today. Their panels were lopsided, but Russert kept it fair. After he died, Meet the Press became unwatchable.

Same with Tony Snow on Fox News Sunday, except he was even better than Russert. His panels were as balanced as can be.  When he died, Fox News Sunday became unwatchable. I stopped watching the show a couple years ago.  Wallace is a democrat hack, always has been, and always will be.

Spin Zone / Trump Ukraine Impeachment Report
« on: December 10, 2019, 09:12:27 AM »
I have an alternative position. I haven’t heard anyone say this, so it’s just my opinion.

It’s possible (not likely but possible) that the wimpy two charges on the Articles of Fiction are intentional for two reasons:

1). The democrats know if they got into more specific Ukraine and Russia matters, many, many democrat (and even Republican) swamp dwellers will be exposed for their treachery and even treason when the White House mounts its own defense. That is too frightening to even imagine for them.

2). The democrats aren’t stupid, and see the winds of impeachment are not with them. They see the possibility of an election landslide on 3 November 2020, and Pelosi suffering a crushing defeat.

For these two reasons, I suspect the charges are intentionally wimpy so House democrats in Trump districts can vote against it, even if they means that the vote fails. It won’t get further investigated in the a Senate, they can (in their minds) ignore an electoral slaughter in November, and possibly retain the House. The thought of losing the House is probably worse than having the impeachment fail.

Spin Zone / Re: The Horowitz IG Report
« on: December 10, 2019, 08:34:00 AM »
For a true dedicated leftist, it takes a total sea change, a sudden epiphany like Paul on the road to Damascus, or like when a cult member is deprogrammed, or when any religious person has an experience causing him to question his core beliefs. I don’t think that happens very often.

But what is happening I think is people who have been Democrat or liberal without thought, just because their family always was, or because they assumed it was the way they should be because of school and their community, if they aren’t rigid in their thinking and they are open to new information, they probably account for the change in polling. This would especially apply to rust belt states that were Democrat historically because of unions and support for the working man. You’d have to be blind and dead to not see that now, it’s Trump, not the Democrats, on their side. Same for blacks when they realize the Democrats put illegal aliens above them.
Shock therapy might work on the democrats, but I’m not sure there’s enough electricity on the grid to pull that off.

Spin Zone / Re: The Real Reason for Impeachment
« on: December 09, 2019, 11:30:17 AM »
Trump tries to coerce a foreign head of state to damage his political rival and you guys don't care.  The most ironic thing is this is exactly what he was accused of doing with Russia, so instead of avoiding it he goes and does it again!  Sadly, when the Senate gives him a pass you can expect to see more of this sort of thing.
He did?  Do you have a transcript of that call or some evidence that we can see? 

Thanks in advance.

Spin Zone / Re: Sometimes I suddenly see the obvious.
« on: December 07, 2019, 01:03:15 PM »
And I remember when your daughter was considering vet school.
Time flies.
Doesn’t it?  She’s now 4 1/2 years into the profession. She’s a dairy veterinarian, but also does small animal surgery one day a week. Rugged life going on farm calls, especially in the dead of winter, but she loves it.

Spin Zone / Re: Nancy just had a meltdown
« on: December 06, 2019, 06:04:33 AM »

Spin Zone / Re: Nancy is All In......Let's Vote!
« on: December 05, 2019, 11:47:38 AM »
But we just saw that three out of four legal scholars agree that Trump's impeachment is totally legitimate.  It's a done deal.  Case closed.

If it goes to trial in the Senate and isn't dismissed out of hand, I'm worried about how it will be spun by the Democrats and MSM (same thing (tm)).  The nasty Senate Republicans are getting revenge or something while totally ignoring what's actually said in the Senate trial.  The truth will come out, but I'm afraid that it will not spread.
There is no doubt Republicans have a penchant for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, and I’m worried too.  But I think McConnell now realizes his success is tied to Trump’s success, and the GOP voter’s wrath against Republicans who fuck this up or abandon Trump will be a bloodbath of epic proportions. So that gives me comfort.

Spin Zone / Re: Nancy just had a meltdown
« on: December 05, 2019, 11:38:29 AM »
“As a Catholic....”??? YGBSM

This bitch is leading the party of infanticide. Catholic my ass.

When democrats wrap themselves in the Founders (whom they hate), the Constitution (which they despise and ignore), Patriotism (which they otherwise call white nationalism) and religion and prayer (which they ridicule and revile), you KNOW they have NOTHING.

Spin Zone / Re: Impeachment Power Can Be Abused, Too
« on: December 04, 2019, 07:25:10 PM »
Add in another real Constitutional lawyer (not lawyer cum pilot) who sees what this charade is all about:

During his testimony, Turley also took issue with Democrats’ “boundless” definition of bribery and their insistence that Trump’s decision to fight congressional subpoenas in the courts amounts to an abuse of power.

“President Trump has gone … to the courts. He’s allowed to do that — we have three branches, not two,” Turley said. “If you impeach a president, if you make a high crime and misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s your abuse of power. You are doing precisely what you’re criticizing the president for doing.”

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