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Old 05-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #90
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Farce or not, it happened.
And then was acquitted. By a Republican-majority Senate no less.



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I'm not sure why you think this matters at all. Our political system is our political system. Whether you or I agree with its operation is immaterial to how it operates.
That's very pragmatic of you. Are you off your meds or something? Pragmatic isn't exactly an adjective I associate with you.

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Right now, the president has three major scandals bubbling up. Each one is worthy of an investigation - which are already starting as the DOJ and FBI have begun in some cases. Congress will want to do their own investigations.

What they will find out is one of two things: 1) The president is corrupt, or 2) the president is incompetent. If he's corrupt, he'll be impeached. If he's incompetent, he'll just be what he already is: a lame duck.

Either way, the drip, drip, drip of the next 8 months news cycle is going to be water torture to the president, and the Democrat party in general. Especially as we look towards the mid-terms. That's a long time for democrats to have to circle the wagons. There's a lot of political calculation that will have to be made in that time.

You are reading off the Republican talking points quite well. None of these issues is anything remotely resembling Iran-Contra, much less Watergate, and it lacks the salacious details that helped keep BlowjobGate so firmly fixed in the American consciousness (along with Republicans funding a lawsuit against the sitting President, of course, to harass him and keep findings front page news).

We will see how these things play out, but while I agree that the President is currently in a jam due to all three of these hitting at once, taken independently I haven't seen anything YET that is massively problematic. Obviously, the investigations aren't done yet so something more interesting/troublesome may yet come to light.

Though Benghazi seems close to done. Doesn't seem to be much there there. Nothing was fumbled that was likely to save lives, etc.
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