Speaker Pelosi Selected “Bribery” For Impeachment Narrative After Focus Group Polling in Key States…

The preferred impeachment narrative amid Democrat party leadership surrounds creating articles of impeachment that are based on constitutional principles, not hard-line partisan politics.  However, with the latest shift by Speaker Pelosi to focus on the word “bribery” it is now discovered the reason for the impeachment change was a political focus-group:

(Washington Post Article Link)

By focus-group testing the impeachment design the Democrats are admitting the entirety of their construct is based on political motives and intents.

Focus-group polling and testing was the preeminent approach for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign.  Candidate Clinton used the focus groups to test each of the talking points used by her campaign.  It would appear that same approach is now being applied to Speaker Pelosi’s impeachment effort.

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82 Responses to Speaker Pelosi Selected “Bribery” For Impeachment Narrative After Focus Group Polling in Key States…

  1. gunrunner03 says:

    Republican leadership take note. This is how you wield power. When the House falls back under your control in 2020, your supporters expect to see you have found your wits, political acumen, street smarts, and cajones.

    Liked by 20 people

    • Jim Raclawski says:

      unless you too wear the “conservative” costume mask. .. then we shall not expect you to be joining us in this battle….

      Liked by 7 people

    • Carly says:

      Um, you mean how to abuse one’s office and time (on our dime) to get reelected. This is not governance – this is banana republic malfeasance. If the Democrats believed and stood by a good platform, then everyone would be on board – they wouldn’t need to be such chameleons. The voting conservative’s problem is not knowing which R candidate is true or not. The RINOs and Never-Trumpers are in league with the left.

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    • Patriot says:

      “Lavrentiy Beria, the most ruthless and longest-serving secret police chief in Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in Russia and Eastern Europe, bragged that he could prove criminal conduct on anyone, even the innocent.

      “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” was Beria’s infamous boast. He served as deputy premier from 1941 until Stalin’s death in 1953, supervising the expansion of the gulags and other secret detention facilities for political prisoners. He became part of a post-Stalin, short-lived ruling troika until he was executed for treason after Nikita Khrushchev’s coup d’etat in 1953.

      Beria targeted “the man” first, then proceeded to find or fabricate a crime. Beria’s modus operandi was to presume the man guilty, and fill in the blanks later. By contrast, under the United States Constitution, there’s a presumption of innocence that emanates from the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments, as set forth in Coffin vs. U.S. (1895).”

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    • warrprin1 says:

      Yes indeed, gunrunner! If the R leadership in both the House and the Senate (“officers”, committee chairs, etc.) hasn’t learned the lesson this time around, there will be no hope for the Republican Party in federal government again in my lifetime. We will have to build something new: something truly invested in Conservative principles, and with “wits, political acumen, street smarts, and cajones”.

      I thank God for the dozen or so we have in the House who get it, and who are doing a magnificent job working to carry the entire elected GOP in D.C. on their backs. Maybe these already knew how to fight, but they never had a better prepared, more determined “Leader into fray” than our POTUS DJT.

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    • JAYTEE says:

      Since the dems are applying Hilary’s Watergate modus operandi – deny due process and right to counsel when they are in the basement holding their star chamber rites (she was fired from the Watergate cmte because she wanted to deny Nixon due process and counsel). When the House switches back to the GOP they can use this updated playbook.

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    • trumpmemesandreams says:

      Precisely. The battle is one that is existential — those who cling to some bygone notion of genteel American politics which no longer exist, those who refuse to act because of their slavish adherence to the ‘rules’, those who allow ‘decorum’ to trump hard-nosed reality have zero use to this country. We’re long past that.

      It’s do or die time for the Republican party in particular, and this country in general.

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    • Jim says:

      The gutless republicans are a joke

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  2. bosscook says:

    We’ve got our own “focus group”…it’s called MAGA Deplorables. And we’re really focused. Besides…how did those focus groups work out for Clinton? LOL

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  3. Bigly says:

    Dems are plastic

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  4. John Davis says:

    Ya just gotta give it to these lawless, conniving human debris. Nothing is beneath or beyond reach when it comes to keeping their bony, evil, cold, soulless hands wrapped tightly to power.
    Nauseating to watch.

    Liked by 7 people

  5. Retired USMC says:

    You can cut the panic with a knife……they are failing miserably.

    Liked by 6 people

  6. NJF says:

    It was only a matter of time bc all of the pro Trump people kept saying the only thing impeachable is “bribery….”

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  7. steph_gray says:

    Pretty dumb focus group.

    I don’t suppose anyone bothered to point out to them that President Trump is a billionaire who doesn’t need bribes.

    Just laughable. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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    • Bob says:

      Bribery for impeachment according to papers written at the time meant the president had to be the recipient of money or a tangible thing of value..

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  8. skipper1961 says:

    Notice the democrats do NOT enlist the opinions of Independents? I think that is to their own (deserved) peril. “Garbage in, garbage out”. They are only deluding themselves with confirmation bias, to attain the result they need. Me? I’m keeping my powder dry. Rather than letting these yayhoos get me all riled up, I’ll watch this farce unfold. If there is no moment of clarity (justice), and they succeed, I think it will go beyond (what they think are) idle threats. Until then, I’ll try to refrain from making “controversial” comments. Glad I don’t have any social media accounts. I probably would have been (Roger) Stone(d) by now.
    I hope President Trump might even be tightening the trap for ag barr?

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  9. A2 says:

    Down the rabbit hole

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean different things”

    “No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first—verdict afterwards.” —

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  10. Mike in a Truck says:

    So a gaggle of dumb ass communists are slapped togather and called a “Focus Group.” Well heres something they can focus on- see my two middle fingers extended in the air? Focus on that. And Trump is still your President.

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  11. Nessie509 says:

    So far so good. Republicans haven’t yet made the girl cry.
    Please, if there is any balance in the universe, don’t let the girl cry.
    I can promise you if the girl cries that scene will replay a million times on TV To solidify the women’s vote against President Trump.

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    • NC Patriot says:

      They played it smart today. The “pit bulls” were direct but not abrasive and they put their own woman out front . heavily,. to take Schiffs dictatorial style——- to show HIM bullying the “girl”.! Optics. Clever.

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  12. Patriot says:

    Stalinist Tactics: “Lavrentiy Beria, the most ruthless and longest-serving secret police chief in Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in Russia and Eastern Europe, bragged that he could prove criminal conduct on anyone, even the innocent.

    “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” was Beria’s infamous boast. He served as deputy premier from 1941 until Stalin’s death in 1953, supervising the expansion of the gulags and other secret detention facilities for political prisoners. He became part of a post-Stalin, short-lived ruling troika until he was executed for treason after Nikita Khrushchev’s coup d’etat in 1953.

    Beria targeted “the man” first, then proceeded to find or fabricate a crime. Beria’s modus operandi was to presume the man guilty, and fill in the blanks later. By contrast, under the United States Constitution, there’s a presumption of innocence that emanates from the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments, as set forth in Coffin vs. U.S. (1895).”

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  13. Patriot says:

    “Lavrentiy Beria, the most ruthless and longest-serving secret police chief in Joseph Stalin’s reign of terror in Russia and Eastern Europe, bragged that he could prove criminal conduct on anyone, even the innocent.

    “Show me the man and I’ll show you the crime” was Beria’s infamous boast. He served as deputy premier from 1941 until Stalin’s death in 1953, supervising the expansion of the gulags and other secret detention facilities for political prisoners. He became part of a post-Stalin, short-lived ruling troika until he was executed for treason after Nikita Khrushchev’s coup d’etat in 1953.

    Beria targeted “the man” first, then proceeded to find or fabricate a crime. Beria’s modus operandi was to presume the man guilty, and fill in the blanks later. By contrast, under the United States Constitution, there’s a presumption of innocence that emanates from the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments, as set forth in Coffin vs. U.S. (1895).”

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  14. dpc32 says:

    Andy McCarthy called it this am: All these different issues/articles the Dems keep moving around like an amateur shell game, will not create the groundswell in public sentiment to impeach. If there was some legitimate singular issue that everyone was aware of and was carefully being built up legally – that would be one thing – but this confused mess is going nowhere fast.

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Sorry but Andy McCarthy to me is like a baby needing a thumb. He as always a NT (never Trumper) until he felt the lick at his ear. Sorry this is WHAT I KNOW

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      • lotbusyexec says:

        He is as dumb as a rock BUT some still value diamonds even though they harm/kill those in slave labor areas such as in Aafrica. Me I wear no rings. I value giving to others and that’s what brings me joy – NOT bling

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        • dpc32 says:

          I didn’t say McCarthy was blameless before god and man: I said he got it right this morning. He also had an uncanny take on the Mueller probe where his predictions were something like 95% accurate. That makes sense because he was a SDNY Prosecutor and knows all those players and the game. When someone gets it right that often, I pay attention.

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      • Jederman says:

        HOW do you know?

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  15. trapper says:

    The pedo angle didn’t work, because Trump had no connections to Epstein except banning him from Mara Lago (oops! THAT didn’t pan out the way they planned.) Does anyone really think Epstein was outed for any reason OTHER than to try to ensnare Trump? Same with Weinstein? Same with all of the sex scandals? ALL of them are/were attempts to come up with something, anything, that Trump had any connection to. He ran in the super-rich circle, after all. SOMETHING must have rubbed off on him, right? Wrong.

    So now, with all of it come up craps, can cannibalism be far behind? Maybe he’s a vampire, or a werewolf, or a Martian. Come on. Bring it. It’s great fun watching the democrats puke all over themselves.

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    • ann says:

      Trapper words of truth. ✅

      That attrition by smear tactic only works because the DOJ & Bureaucrats refuse to do legitimate counter intell, which is supposed to preserve the integrity of our political system.

      In a normal country, with competent neutral prompt delivery of Justice , we would not he subjected to created gridlock, tumult, and inexplicable unsolved mass shootings

      Nor would we be threatened by this relentless, eerie campaign of disinformation,

      Resist conducts legalistic, judicial, and mass psychological warfare via virtuallly 95 percent of available sites , in print, radio, online, broadcast, and transmitted by cable globally,

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  16. palafox says:

    Here is a real issue of bribery: Universal Basic Income.

    “Vote for me and I’ll have the government pay you $1,000 a month for life.”

    Liked by 4 people

    • ann says:

      That is not viable in countries who pack in hi reproductive, property less alient populations . We have finite resources and need to preserve quality of life and protect the enviirnment , younger Americans are very aliented by Boomer generation’s politicos platforms, which speak down from their perch of filched wealth and unworthy privledged status .

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  17. Merle Marks says:

    ask a stupid question to stupid people and you’ll get a stupid answer….

    Liked by 4 people

  18. rcogburn says:

    “Focus-group polling and testing was the preeminent approach for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign.”

    This goes back to 2008 v. Obama. Every time her numbers faltered, she’d be repackaged, re-branded into whatever focus-tested best, then re-introduced as “the real Hillary Clinton,” “the new Hillary,” relying on the stupidity of voters not to remember the “real Hillary” they’d heard about just months before.

    Ultimately, it just emphasized the fact that she was a souless, ruthless autocrat who’s only real belief was in her own entitlement to power and unlimited corruption.

    Impeachment’s following the same path – each time it falters, it’s repackaged and reintroduced, convincing nobody while exposing its fundamental emptiness.

    You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

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  19. Roadagent says:

    Focus groups are famously used in Hollywood to determine the possible success of upcoming movies; particularly “tent pole” movies with large budgets. Some examples of how this works: Terminator-Dark Fate; Gemini Man; the 2016 Ghostbusters. All creshed and burned at the box office. So much for focus groups.

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    • leftnomore says:

      As one who was on call for various focus groups in the past, I can tell you there is a me-too dynamic at work in them. People answer dishonestly to leading questions and fall to groupthink when contemplating their responses. The member wants to be called back for more sessions since you’re paid decently well for 90 minutes of being consulted, and aim to please the questioner. Buying group opinions is no substitute for having savvy personal instincts.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      The focus group polling proves that the movies didn’t fail. The fans failed the movies.

      Movie goers are not masochists. They don’t go to movies to be lectured to and told they’re pieces of unwoke s**t. They go to moves for escapism. They get enough wokism in daily life.

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  20. BigTalkers says:

    Only IDIOTS would believe a Billionaire would risk his office through bribery…

    So obviously, these poll respodents would be voting for DEMOCRATS anyway!

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    • The Boss says:

      That’s who they tested apparently. Not surprised if they used MoveOn.org cell phone number datasets to text to the masses. There’s a lot of polling by text message these days.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        They’re selecting a double biased sample. Somewhat similar to the infamous Literary Digest poll in 1936 that predicted Alf Landon would defeat Roosevelt in the Presidential Election. Forgetting that at the time only well-to-do people had phones and were generally opposed to the New Deal. The double bias being they’re not only polling a slice of citizens who regularly text but who are also politically active enough (which generally means lefty) to respond to a text poll.

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  21. We the people know says:

    Focus Groups are the most unreliable market research in existence. It’s only used by people who don’t know what they’re doing and so they must rely on a group of really stupid people who are thrilled to be paid for their opinion.

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  22. Somebody says:

    Did they hire fat boy Luntz to run their focus groups?

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  23. Bert Darrell says:

    Pelosi, the mentally handicapped S.O.T.H. that once said “We have to pass the Obamacare law to know what’s in it”, and currently changes the reason for the falsehood-based impeachment of PDJT on a weekly basis, selecting the most egregious, shameless congress crooks to carry out the impeachment nut parade in congress, is now resorting to focus groups to switch the reason “du jour” for such impeachment, as the previous reasons collapse by their own lying weight.

    That’s exactly what HilLIARy did in 2016. We all know how it ended. She would switch silly campaign slogans and catchy phrases weekly, had no arguments to deny infamies she had committed all over the world, including the harassment of Bill’s female victims at home, failed Haiti aid (using the Clinton Fraudation) and ancillary “commission-charging” programs (Clinton Initiative) as vehicles, Also the Lybia international gun running and Benghazi debacle, the sale of American Uranium to Russia’s Uranium One company in exchange for $millions to her fraudation and exorbitant speaking fees to Bill, taking extortion-induced bribes and campaign donations from people and governments around the world she was rewarding with favors or classified information delivered through her illegal private server while Secretary of State. All of these, to cite just a few.

    I didn’t work for HilLIARry in 2016 and it won’t work for Pelosi and her lying D-Rat posse in 2019 or 2020.

    Keep digging, Nancy, but don’t come back later on asking for help or blaming others for your crookedly false, mentally handicapped approaches to sedition.

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Third paragraph; It didn’t work

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      I believe that the impeachment charade will be supported only by House D-Rats. Repubs, not even never-trumpers, will dare touch or come anywhere near this bare high-voltage wire.

      In the Senate, this will become the third rail of an electric train for repubs (even RINOs, never trumpers, and haters, including Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney) because not one of them will keep her or his seat if they support impeachment motivated by sedition-inspired motives, personal hate or envy, lies or dreamed up reasons extracted from a D-Rat focus group.

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  24. Tom H says:

    The use of the term “bribery” in the impeachment clause contemplates a president receiving bribes (for instance, from the British or French crown) in return for some political favor. There was concern that the president of a new, small and poor country might be susceptible to bribes from the European Big Boys. It does not contemplate the use the Dems are trying to promote…the US pres. trying to gain favor from another country by offering foreign aid. They have turned it totally ass backwards.

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  25. 2Alpha says:

    WHEN DO WE MARCH ON DC?

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  26. OldParatrooper says:

    So, let me get this straight. Trump is being accused of bribing the Ukrainians with money authorized and appropriated by Congress for transfer to Ukraine?

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  27. Garavaglia says:

    They’re basically calling their own Democrat voters ignorant dumbasses.

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  28. SnapperCheeks says:

    Pelosi’s bribery narrative was blown back in her plastic face today…kinda like pissin in the wind…

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  29. littleanniefannie says:

    Any sane, reasonable person who takes an honest look at the myriad of charges hurled at President Trump would begin to ask “what is the charge going to be this week?” If there was an actionable charge to be made, why do the DemocRATs not make it? Why does it seem like they keep spending time in flyover country scouting pastures for cow patties and a barn. They come with paint and brushes, paint several “impeachable” offenses on the barn, sling a cow patties and wherever it sticks, they dispatch a useful idiot to the Sunday shows so we know what’s going to be the point of attack for the next week.
    I sincerely hope they have longer memories in these pea brains. When the shoe moves to the other foot, they will have opened themselves up to a Republican SchittShow.
    Since the main stream media is complicit in the coup, they should be aware of the consequences. Journalism has died. The people who call themselves media are merely pundits. In a court of law, what they are doing is called aiding and abetting. It is criminal. Simply disagreeing with the policy of the opposition party is no justification for half-truths, lies and innuendo. Grow a set media lap dogs. Have the Democrats enriched your pockets like they have their own?

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  30. hokkoda says:

    What’s funny about this is the simple fact that when Congress passes legislation, it does so by adding or subtracting funding from projects in order to secure votes for passage. This benefits the leadership personally, because they benefit politically.

    Which, using the Wicked Witch’s definition, is BRIBERY, and they can and should all be impeached for it. I don’t even have the words for how stupid Pelosi is as they are actively searching for a word they can use which will somehow make up for their utterly vacant case against President Trump.

    Why don’t they just accuse him of murder? Just find some dead guy on the streets of D.C. and parade a bunch of people into Congress to claim that they overheard somebody saying “Trump did it! We overheard a phone call at a restaurant during lunch where so-and-so said he heard so-and-so say that ‘Trump ordered the hit.”?

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  31. hokkoda says:

    At some point, somebody is going to ask Pelosi the very innocent question of how she defines “bribery”. That’s going to be a hoot. So, let me get this straight: bribery now means that you release aid approved by Congress to an authorized country in exchange for…nothing.

    That is effed up. I realize the average Democrat voter is somebody who claims to not even understand the Electoral College, so “bribery” is probably going to play well with them. But really ANYTHING that sounds bad is going to play well with them.

    The question is John Q. Public. I think JQP is going to ask, “OK, so where’s the wad of $1,000 bills in the brown paper bag in exchange for some dirty deed?” It’s not going to be lost on people that giving Ukraine money that was authorized by Congress – and getting nothing in return – is laughably NOT bribery. Bribery sounds bad…but people also know what bribery is. And it opens up a lot of very fun doors for the GOP to ask during these hearings. As in, “Is it a bribe to give a country money that it is already authorized to have and receive nothing of value in return for it?”

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  32. Dusty says:

    I can’t wrap my head around this at all. 100% of dems’ arguments are founded upon Trump’s interference in the 2020 election. Were Biden not a candidate for president, there’s no impeachable premise against which to lay an allegation of corrupt intent. The democrats continue to shout at the top of their lungs that its has always been about trump interfering in the elections…

    And in real time the democrat 2020 election battleground-state focus groups report back to Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff that “bribery” currently polls as the best new charge to replace the already failed attempts of “extortion” and “quid pro quo” to continue the ongoing impeachment (for anything) effort against the 2020 republican presidential candidate.

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  33. Baby El says:

    You find the person, we’ll PICK the crime!
    I would be more surprised to find out I may have already won the PCH sweepstakes….
    Looks like I’ll be spending the rest of the night with Gentleman Jack.

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  34. Patience says:

    Pelosi knows all about “bribery”.
    Ask AOC.

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  35. TwoLaine says:

    The truth is, Americans had no problem understanding Quid Pro Quo or Quid Pro Joe. It’s very simple. They all got the picture.

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  36. john says:

    So basically this is an excercise in mass pandering.

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  37. GP says:

    I think it was Hitler that said:

    Tell a lie
    Make a BIG lie
    Repeat the lie often enough and people will believe it.

    So, it would seem there are only two ways to be rid of Trump. Well three if you count putting a JFK on POTUS

    1) The Dems have been telling BIG lies for 3 years. And the MSM have backed them up. There have been multiple lies. One person might hear 50% of the lies. Another only 20% and so on. So, maybe the Dems believe that 4 years of constant, non-stop smearing of Trump + voter fraud will defeat Trump in 2020.

    2) But, the Dems see the sold out Trump rally’s. They have their own polling. And I think they under estimated Trump. Most of them probably thought DJT would have folded and resigned by now. But they see Trump ain’t going anywhere-so their only other option is to impeach and remove.

    Whether it’s 1) or 2), they will not, cannot allow another 4 years of DJT. IDK-but my money is on 2). That way they can be assured there will be no more Trump

    Ms Graham said yesterday that the impeachment effort was DOA in the Senate based on what has been claimed against Trump so far by the Dems. So far says Lindsey. The one thing you can be assured of is the Dems will not quit. No matter how foolish or bogus even they know they look, they will press on

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  38. If the case is now being created from focus polling what are they going to do with the polling that shows PDJT’s approval rating has jumped 5 pts in a week since the schitt show started?

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  39. gnadfly says:

    The focus group impeachment! aka the Resistance Impeachment!

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