Post by SuperDevilDoctor on Jan 17, 2020 14:16:14 GMT
...because GOP lawmakers are even willing to throw their party under the bus, all in service to one mentally unstable asshole's ego.
If Trump had even the tiniest lick of goddamn sense, before the Impeachment trial began he would've invited the GOP leadership to the White House for a meeting... and told them this:
"Look, I fully understand what's happening here... I understand that if you guys simply refuse to look at the evidence -- if you block witnesses and documents -- then it looks really, really bad to independents and conservative Dems who might actually vote for me in November. Sort of like an all-white jury in 1962 Mississippi acquitting a Klansman accused of murdering a ni-- ... uh, black guy after only five minutes of deliberation. I realize that for some of our guys -- and gals -- it might mean the difference between re-election and defeat. So know this... If you guys want to make public statements such as 'The president's conduct was definitely wrong, but it doesn't rise to the level of removal from office', then I am totally okay with that. I will not encourage a primary challenge against you, and I won't slag you on Twitter. You can even say that you don't think the call to Zelensky was perfect. Okay? That's how we stiff the fucking Dems!"
But Trump's monstrously malignant ego wouldn't permit him to extend even a shred -- a tiny morsel -- of political cover to the people who have literally sold their political souls to him and for him.
It's not just that the GOP is putting party before country... They're also putting Trump's ego -- the psychotic ego of one man -- above the future of their own party.