Warm Southern Breeze

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Jim Jordan’s “landslides” are dangerous.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

During his times speaking at the impeachment inquiry, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan (R-4) continues characterizing Trump’s Electoral College (EC) victory as a “landslide.”

Winning 304 (56.5%) to 227 of 538 total EC votes is hardly a “landslide.”

Winning 30 states (60%) to 20 is hardly a “landslide.”

And losing 62,984,828 (46.1%) to 65,853,514 (48.2%) popular votes is by no means a “landslide.”

Nixon’s 1972 re-election, however, was a landslide, with 520 EC votes (96.65%), 49 states carried (98%) -and- 60.7% of the popular vote.

Of course, you know what happened during Nixon’s second term.

Ambassador William Taylor’s opening statement UNAMBIGUOUSLY and WITHOUT QUESTION detailed EVERY Criminal Act which President Trump committed – extortion, bribery, etc. -and- in excruciating detail, dates, times, quotes… the whole 9 yards. Giuliani, and Ambassador Sondland (a Trump donor & appointee) in those activities.

Mr. Taylor is the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim for Ukraine in June 2019, assuming the role from the Deputy Chief of Mission, Kristina Kvien, after Marie Yovanovitch departed Ukraine.

I have concluded that the ONLY reason that partisan GOPers are supporting Trump (even though they may privately loathe him) is for purely party preservation purposes (and not for the betterment of our nation), because once this information of the extent of Presidential corruption is realized, and fully circulated, it could very well be a virtual decimation of the Republican Party for perhaps the next 50 years.

Looking forward more immediately, when the Senate tries Trump, it will take Senators Sanders (VT), Warren (MA), Harris (CA), and Booker (NJ) off the campaign trail, leaving Buttigieg and Biden to battle it out. And at this juncture, Buttigieg’s campaign is much more flush with campaign contributions, most all of which are from small contributors.

Reliable university-conducted polling shows Buttigieg rapidly catching up to Biden, considering those factors (excluding of Warren & Sanders d/t their involvement in Trump’s trial before the Senate).

And frankly, I think that one-party-rule is dangerously deleterious to our democratic republic, seeing that conceivably, only one party could rule our nation, and knowing that iron sharpens iron, that we thrive on diversity.

By its very nature, impeachment is a political process. And right, wrong, or indifferent, the Department of Justice (under this administration) has identified that a sitting president cannot be indicted.

(See: “A Sitting Presidents Amenability to Indictment and Criminal Prosecution: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. October 16, 2000, Memorandum Opinion for the Attorney General” available via external link and onsite here A Sitting Presidents Amenability to Indictment and Criminal Prosecution op-olc-v024-p0222_0:
https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/olc/opinions/2000/10/31/op-olc-v024-p0222_0.pdf

See also: https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion/sitting-president%E2%80%99s-amenability-indictment-and-criminal-prosecution)

The proceeding begins with an inquiry, which is now being conducted. It could be thought of, somewhat, as a Grand Jury Investigation. However, unlike a Grand Jury Investigation which is conducted in secret, this one is open for all to see.

If the investigation finds that there is credible evidence which could lead to an impeachment, the next phase will be a vote on impeachment – whether or not a majority of members of the House of Representatives will vote to impeach the president.

If a majority of House members vote to impeach the president, the next step will be for the president to be tried before the Senate.

Now… having “said” that, consider also this matter:
Republicans assail Army officer who reported Trump phone call
https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/11/19/republicans-assail-army-officer-who-reported-trump-phone-call/

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