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  1. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Firstly, insulting voters, whether basket of...

    Firstly, insulting voters, whether basket of deplorable style, or the more Trumpian style attack on anyone who crosses you at the moment. Hold them in contempt, if you like, but have the wit to keep...
  2. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Makes you wonder what might have happened with a...

    Makes you wonder what might have happened with a bit less self-satisfied sneering, doesn’t it?

    The 2020 contest will in large part depend on whether the Democrats can produce a candidate less...
  3. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Clearly it was large enough.

    Clearly it was large enough.
  4. Thread: Impeachment?

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    No, I’m saying that if you lose an election in...

    No, I’m saying that if you lose an election in great part due to arrogantly insulting a big chunk of the electorate, then doubling down on the arrogance would not seem to be the response of a...
  5. Thread: Impeachment?

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    But when you suffer defeats at the hands of those...

    But when you suffer defeats at the hands of those inferior types, wouldn’t a degree of humility be in order? I can understand the temptation to blame your failures on racism, misogyny or the...
  6. Thread: UK Election

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    Is there a lesson here for America? Was this...

    Is there a lesson here for America? Was this election won by the Conservatives or mostly lost by Labour?

    On the one hand, BJ did not seem to make a point of baiting the media, and did not push...
  7. Thread: Impeachment?

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    When you think the people you disagree with are...

    When you think the people you disagree with are foolish and misinformed, it’s politics.

    When you think the people you disagree with are evil and willfully ignorant, it’s tribalism.

    When you...
  8. Thread: Impeachment?

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    So “the threat to our democracy” did not warrant...

    So “the threat to our democracy” did not warrant months of effort to combat?

    But I agree this is first and foremost a political process, or perhaps rarefied political theater. If the intent was to...
  9. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Then the question becomes why did the Democrats...

    Then the question becomes why did the Democrats not invest the time and litigation necessary to compel some insider testimony? Why the need for speed above all?

    I think you’re right that hearing...
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    Time is still out there. It’s Newsweek that...

    Time is still out there. It’s Newsweek that passed on to a ghostly internet afterlife.
  11. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Well we have established the precedent that...

    Well we have established the precedent that perjuring oneself, at least with regard to sexually exploiting subordinates, does not rise to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors.
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    Time’s Person of the Year

    Greta T was an interesting choice. I would have gone with the Hong Kong protesters myself.
  13. Thread: Impeachment?

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    Facts seemed pretty thin on the ground in the...

    Facts seemed pretty thin on the ground in the case of our newest Associate Justice. Unless you count “credible accusations” as facts. Or learned interpretations of high school yearbook scribblings....
  14. Thread: UK Election

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    UK Election

    So now it looks like the Conservatives have scored their most decisive victory since the days of the Iron Lady, making it likely that Brexit will finally happen. The SNP also gained seats. Labour...
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    I think that is something of an...

    I think that is something of an oversimplification.

    Religious fanaticism in its purest form is relatively rare. Mostly it’s people using religion to justify or obscure their motivations to grab...
  16. How about Josie Cotton’s “Ukrainian Cowboy”?

    How about Josie Cotton’s “Ukrainian Cowboy”?
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    Isn’t every form of bigotry just a matter of...

    Isn’t every form of bigotry just a matter of believing your own false impressions? Any bigot will tell you he’s got the evidence to back up his claims, when he’s really just curating his personal...
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    Perhaps only someone with your clarity of mind...

    Perhaps only someone with your clarity of mind can detect the difference. I simply see two cases of generalizing from the violent actions of a tiny minority to condemn an entire group.
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    The same way certain prejudiced minds might look...

    The same way certain prejudiced minds might look upon the police in the wake of an officer-involved incident?
  20. Isn’t there a middle ground between...

    Isn’t there a middle ground between Dogeatdogistan and the People’s Republic of Coercia?

    Can’t someone express doubts about the wisdom of effectively nationalizing health care or higher education...
  21. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I see the White House is pushing for a speedy...

    I see the White House is pushing for a speedy Senate trial. I also see that the two articles are focused on the Ukraine rather than the Mueller stuff.

    In related news, it looks like the DOJ IG...
  22. If it’s such a no-brainer, why aren’t any of the...

    If it’s such a no-brainer, why aren’t any of the Democratic candidates making that argument? Why is Warren, for instance, squirming on the hook of M4A to the extent she is?

    You would think it...
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    Political mathematics is really more art than...

    Political mathematics is really more art than science. You can round to the nearest sound bite, as Senator Booker does here. You can apply the commutative hyperbole principle, as when President Trump...
  24. I wonder how you quantify “unexplained happiness”?

    I wonder how you quantify “unexplained happiness”?
  25. Thread: Impeachment?

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    I think that if the Senate fails to uphold the...

    I think that if the Senate fails to uphold the interagency consensus and Trump is allowed to run again, the issue will depend both on the deluded enthusiasm of his followers and the level of...
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