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By Marisa Schultz
Published 30 mins ago
Former President Trump was acquitted in an unprecedented second
impeachment trial on the charge of inciting an insurrection for the
Jan. 6 Capitol riot, making him the first and only president to be
impeached and acquitted twice in history.
A majority of senators found Trump guilty on Saturday in a
but the number fell short of the supermajority needed to convict the
president. Had Trump been convicted, the Senate would have
moved to bar
the 45th president from holding federal office ever again.
The seven GOP senators who joined with all Democrats in finding Trump
guilty were: Sens. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Bill Cassidy of
Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt
Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who presided over the trial announced the
vote fell short of the two-thirds majority need and therefore
"hereby acquitted of the charge."
The acquittal means that as of now Trump can leave the door open to
another White House bid in 2024, though senators have hinted they may
still try to bar him from office in a separate 14th Amendment
The Senate also voted to call witnesses, and then decided not to.
Why? Because the Democrats had no witnesses, and didn't want
the Republicans to bring in the FBI and testify the riot was planned
weeks before Trump's speech.
And it was planned by Trump.
Trump wanted a loud obnoxious demonstration, but there is no evidence
he planned an invasion of the capitol building. However, when it
happened he could have spoken out and demanded that they back off.
That he failed to do this is unforgivable.
I agree he did not plan an invasion and he did next to nothing after it
They did this [the riot] because they had been fed wild falsehoods by
the most powerful man on Earth because he was angry he'd lost an
election. Former President Trump's actions preceding the riot were a
disgraceful dereliction of duty. There is no question that President
Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of
that day. The people who stormed this building believed they were acting
on the wishes and instructions of their President. And their having that
belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false
statements, conspiracy theories, and reckless hyperbole which the
defeated President kept shouting into the largest megaphone on planet
Earth. The issue is not only the President's intemperate language on
January 6th. It is not just his endorsement of remarks in which an
associate urged 'trial by combat.' It was also the entire manufactured
atmosphere of looming catastrophe; the increasingly wild myths about a
reverse landslide election that was being stolen in some secret coup by
Quite true. I can't disagree, but it is hard to ignore the violence of
the Left that preceded DC. Portland, Seattle, NY, LA, etc. More than
2,000 police officers injured, buildings burned, countless stores
looted. That year did not justify the Capitol riots, but it helped to
set the stage, and in the minds of the rioters may have lent an air of
Sadly, many politicians sometimes make overheated comments or use
metaphors that unhinged listeners might take literally. This was
different. This was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories,
orchestrated by an outgoing president who seemed determined to either
overturn the voters' decision or else torch our institutions on the way out.
OK, I understand your point. In any event, Trump is on my shit list.
While on the subject of politicians, should Democrats feel any guilt
or responsibility for months of rioting, burning, looting, attacks on
police, and statue destruction by the Left -- actions that were
largely ignored by Democrat politicians?
I think Biden acted appropriately in both condemning the rioting while
pointing out the underlying grievance is valid.
Underlying grievance is valid? In other words -- justified. What is
this valid grievance that justified burning, looting, and killing or
injuring more than 2,000 police officers?
The violence is not justified even though the grievance, racial
justice, is valid.
I've posted this before, but I think it is a valid expression of
grievance focusing on the "why" rather than the "what." Listen to her
to understand the why of urban violence.
That's an interesting take. In spite of her anger, she doesn't argue in
favor of looting or rioting.
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She says looting occurs because that's their only chance to get things
(think Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd in Trading Places). The obvious
remedy is to fix the racial economic inequities.
There are no racial "inequities", just "realities". Africans dominate
Olympic running events. Why? Because Olympic judges cheat in their
favor? No. They win because their genetic makeup has gifted them with
a superior physical ability to run. Why do Ashkenazi Jews earn 20% of
Nobel prizes when they number less than 1% of the world population?
Because Nobel judges cheat in their favor? No. They win because their
genetic makeup has gifted them with the highest median IQ in humanity.
"Despite being one of the smallest minorities in America, Asian
Americans are on pace with White Americans in terms of wealth per the
Federal Reserve. According to the Census Bureau, Asian median
household income leads the way at roughly $80,000, or 30% higher than
White median household income at $64,000."
Why is that??? Here's why ...
"East Asians (Mongoloid) are natives of China, Japan, Korea and
Taiwan. They also populate mainly Singapore (which explains the high
average I.Q of this state).
The median value is 105."
African Americans are not nearly as gifted intellectually as they are
physically -- no doubt a product of millennia of evolution in a harsh
"Based on SAT score data, the median IQ of African-Americans is
Racial inequities in income, Nobel prizes, and success in athletic
events can simply be traced back to genetics -- not some hard to
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Secondly, at first glance it appears she endorses the rioting (fuck
Target). But if you listen carefully, she is arguing she doesn't care
one way or the other because so long as their is racial inequality, it
doesn't matter whether or not you burn down Target. Black residents are
screwed either way.
The one sentiment that troubles me is she said whites should be lucky
blacks want equality and not revenge. That's awfully close to thinking
revenge is acceptable.
A preview of coming attractions: Jeff and Johnny will argue the
inequities are due to IQ differences haviing nothing to do with 450
years of being shit upon.
Why have Caucasian and Asian runners been "shit upon" by Africans in
the Olympics? Genetics. Why do Ashkenazi Jews "shit upon" the rest of
the world in the Nobel Prize arena? Genetics. Why do those Jews and
East Asians "shit upon" the rest of us in the US arrest and income
arena? Genetics. What is liberalism's answer to that? You tell me.