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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    It's the Washington Compost. Not worth the effort.
    So, we should rather wake up and smell the roses? Like:

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    I'm still wondering who Michael Gerson is and why I should care about his opinion.
    Sorry for thinking that it might be worth the effort anyway.
    "That is the little thing, the small thing, which Trump demands of his followers: To call hot cold. To call black white. To call wrong right." Michael Gerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Michael Gerson has once again written an interesting piece on Trump and the republicans:

    But Reporters ... who put power above truth and character are doing a nasty disservice to their country. And it won’t be forgotten.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...d00_story.html
    I thought this corrected version of the opinion section was very important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Is that Michael Gerson, or a young Garrison Keillor?
    Or an old Harry Potter?
    Geislerminian Antinomian Kenotic Charispneumaticostal Gender Mutualist-Egalitarian.

    Beige Nationalist.

    "Everybody is somebody's heretic."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Sorry for thinking that it might be worth the effort anyway.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Michael Gerson has once again written an interesting piece on Trump and the republicans:
    Remember, the thread title is "Republicans’ motivations are all out in the open"

    In Their Own Words, Democrats Explain Why This Impeachment Is A Farce


    Schiff recently issued this letter in which he explained the criteria for approving witnesses requested by Republicans in his hippity-hoppity kangaroo impeachment court. Such witnesses must be “relevant,” or Schiff will not approve them. In order for a witness to be relevant, he or she must not contradict any of the following assumptions:

    • That the president requested a foreign leader and government to initiate an investigation to benefit the president’s personal political interests,
    • That the president sought to use the power of his office to advance his political interests, and
    • That the president sought to obstruct, suppress, or cover up evidence of his actions.


    Thus, in black and white, Schiff wrote a letter that instructed the powerless Republican minority that only evidence of the president’s guilt would be considered relevant. Does Schiff have a barn? “Maybe we could hold the trial there. I’ll sew the costumes and maybe Uncle Goober can be the judge.”


    Like I've been saying all along --- it's all about politics.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Remember, the thread title is "Republicans’ motivations are all out in the open"

    In Their Own Words, Democrats Explain Why This Impeachment Is A Farce


    Schiff recently issued this letter in which he explained the criteria for approving witnesses requested by Republicans in his hippity-hoppity kangaroo impeachment court. Such witnesses must be “relevant,” or Schiff will not approve them. In order for a witness to be relevant, he or she must not contradict any of the following assumptions:

    • That the president requested a foreign leader and government to initiate an investigation to benefit the president’s personal political interests,
    • That the president sought to use the power of his office to advance his political interests, and
    • That the president sought to obstruct, suppress, or cover up evidence of his actions.


    Thus, in black and white, Schiff wrote a letter that instructed the powerless Republican minority that only evidence of the president’s guilt would be considered relevant. Does Schiff have a barn? “Maybe we could hold the trial there. I’ll sew the costumes and maybe Uncle Goober can be the judge.”


    Like I've been saying all along --- it's all about politics.
    Pro tip: If you want to use an article to support your view it might be a good idea not to go for a source that uses language such as "hippity-hoppity kangaroo impeachment court" or contains sentences like: "Does Schiff have a barn? “Maybe we could hold the trial there. I’ll sew the costumes and maybe Uncle Goober can be the judge.”"

    If that is the quality of the sources you use (obviosly biased) to support your "it's all about politics" statement someone might get the impression that you are finding this only in order to muddy the water. However, it get the impression that you have not been very critical in your reading and thus have not seen it for what it is.
    "That is the little thing, the small thing, which Trump demands of his followers: To call hot cold. To call black white. To call wrong right." Michael Gerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles View Post
    Pro tip: If you want to use an article to support your view it might be a good idea not to go for a source that uses language such as "hippity-hoppity kangaroo impeachment court" or contains sentences like: "Does Schiff have a barn? “Maybe we could hold the trial there. I’ll sew the costumes and maybe Uncle Goober can be the judge.”"
    They're not entitled to their opinion?

    If that is the quality of the sources you use (obviosly biased) to support your "it's all about politics" statement someone might get the impression that you are finding this only in order to muddy the water. However, it get the impression that you have not been very critical in your reading and thus have not seen it for what it is.
    I thought it well worthy of your nannying, Charles. Are you totally incapable of sorting the actual facts from the opinions?
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    I often get the impression that liberals think conservatives worship Trump the way they worshipped Obama.
    Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
    But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
    Than a fool in the eyes of God


    From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I often get the impression that liberals think conservatives worship Trump the way they worshipped Obama.
    Glad you added the past tense on that last part!
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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