Showdown over Trade and Immigration!

As impeachment moves to the Senate, Mitch McConnell gets to play to his strength. I have often speculated regarding why certain Senate Republican Committee  Chairmen behave in the ways they do. Richard Burr and Lindsey Graham come to mind with regard to their actions, or lack thereof, as the schemes to unseat President Trump were carried out. This could be interesting.

The Senate and Impeachment Dynamic…

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5 thoughts on “Showdown over Trade and Immigration!”

  1. Well that’s enough to make one sick. Learning this stuff (as opposed to the romanticized version of our government civics) has me convinced I’d be better off just minding my own business, preparing for the worst until French Revolution American Redux commences.

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  2. That is an interesting analysis, but is not likely to play out. If Trump were to be convicted by the senate (sic) or if even enough so-called R’s voted to make it close, McConnell knows going in that he would become a minority leader in such a tiny minority as to be completely emasculated. He would likely face a veto-proof majority D senate (sic) and have no power whatsoever. As well, he surely understands that abandoning Trump in such a manner would ensure a D president and D super majority senate (sic) for generations, if not in perpetuity. Trump surely knows all of this and unlike prior so-called conservatives is unlikely to succumb to any such bluffs by McConnell or anyone else (if they have the gonads to try); he understands that nothing less that the survival of the Republican Party is at stake. This is merely another fetid branch of the swamp Trump understands he was elected to flush.

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  3. No the real question is this: do the Dems do away with the filibuster rule rendering Mitch’s senate drug deals moot? I think the Dems will do just that IF Trump loses in 20. If Trump wins they will keep it on the off chance the GOP wins back the Senate in 22.

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  4. civil westman:
    That is an interesting analysis, but is not likely to play out. If Trump were to be convicted by the senate (sic) or if even enough so-called R’s voted to make it close, McConnell knows going in that he would become a minority leader in such a tiny minority as to be completely emasculated.

    Yes, This. Senate Republicans are no doubt a parliament of corporate whores but that just means they’re biddable if the price is right. The price in this scenario would be political suicide. Sundance at CTH is good with details but his analysis is prone to flights of dark fantasy.

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