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A promising sign

Read this tweet:

You might think that is depressing. Yeah, yeah, let’s wrap this up. Nothing to see here.

But why are they so anxious to acquit Trump and get it over?

It’s because the trial is calling attention to his guilt, their complicity, and affecting their elections.

The longer this drags on, the worse they look. We’re all watching. In a way, Alan Dershowitz did us a favor. His extremist thought experiment is uncomfortable for almost everyone but the most dedicated, cult addled Trumpist and Alan himself admits that if you give him a couple of weeks (and probably a few million more dollars in the retainer), he’s likely to change his mind. What he’s doing up there is taking Trump’s deeds and acquittal to their logical conclusions and presenting the nightmare scenario to us and we are all paying attention now.

The McSally’s of this country know that it’s going to hurt them. They just want to stick their fingers in their ears and go “LALALA! I can’t HEAR you.” Witnesses will prevent them from moving on, schmoozing with the donors and scaring their constituents with horror stories of a cradle to grave national health care policy.

The other freak flag that’s flying is: they are still genuinely worried about losing their elections. Maybe they’re worried about primary opponents from the right, though if they vote to acquit Trump, there won’t be anyone more righter. But it’s the general election that suggests that at this moment at least, the election is still winnable by someone else. Welcome Senators Kelly and Hickenlooper!

So, what is it they are getting from Trump? Well, they’re not getting any rock hard assurances that they’re going to be re-elected if he’s acquitted. Either they haven’t gotten that memo or they don’t think it’s possible to rig it in their favor. They’re actually going to have to campaign and meet some very angry voters.

And that’s a encouraging thought.


We need a wizard:

And having Trump fall into a boiling volcano wouldn’t hurt either…