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A couple of things

1.) Yes, Adam Schiff is brilliant. This really isn’t in dispute. I predict he will take Diane Feinstein’s senate seat soon when she retires.

2.) This. This is surreal. I missed it while I was at work yesterday but apparently Trump actually bragged that he was holding all the material (documents and witnesses) and the Impeachment managers were going to get none of it.

Article II: Obstruction of Congress.

Check!

3.) There has been some commentary that some of the senators are hearing this information for the first time. The FIRST TIME!! Reality is finally breaking through the Fox Newe filter. It is changing their perspective.

This is bullshit.

Doug Collins and Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan were present during the testimony of the witnesses and that didn’t stop them from being the biggest, loudest, most obnoxious defenders of Trump’s honor.

Sure, a couple of them might have pangs of conscience but they don’t really care about this trial as long as public support in their own states doesn’t waver. Winning is the only thing that matters to them.

As soon as public sentiment in their own states starts turning against Trump, we *might* see a falling away of a few of them. It won’t be enough to affect the outcome.

The tolerance for corruption in the Republican Party is so vast and so deep that they will excuse Trump for any reason.

The rest of us, those of us not in their states can go fuck ourselves. That is the contempt they show for the American people, the majority that got shut out of the governance of their own country. They simply do not care.

We’ll have to see if there are enough fence sitters out there who are shocked and disgusted by Trump’s gleeful crowing about holding all of the evidence to make a difference.

One other thing: it should be easy for senators like Pat Toomey to turn on Trump. He doesn’t face re-election in PA for two more years. Same with Mitt Romney who doesn’t have to face voters until 2024. Those senators should be easy to flip. The fact that they have dug in their heels suggests some darker motive.

(I think we may have an answer:

They need Trump in office to tell his base that they were suckers for not saving more all their lives. )

In fact, I wouldn’t try persuading Collins, Gardner, Murkowski. That’s a waste of time. It’s the ones who are NOT facing re-election that need to be worked on.

4.) Bernie Sanders is the Jeremy Corbin of the left. No one we know actually likes him but he’s getting crammed down our throats. He’s definitely going to lose in 2020 and will demotivate millions of voters.

This is Vladimir Putin’s wet dream and we are careening right towards it.

I want no more questions about whether I will support Bernie/Gabbard if they are the nominees. To ask that question is to normalize it. I reject that.

All I can say is he’d better not be the nominee. That’s the only response I want to see on Twitter.