The verdict of history is damning

Mitch votes to acquit on impeachment
but suggests Trump isn’t out of the woods

Republican leader Mitch McConnell saved Donald Trump a second time today 02-13-21 from impeachment. But not from the verdict of history. McConnell fell back on legal niceties to vote against impeachment — that thing about not impeaching a private citizen. He would not join fellow Republicans Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, or Pat Toomey to convict. (TRAITORS! RINOs! Get the nooses!) The Senate vote was 57 to 43 to hold Trump accountable for the attempted coup of 6 January 2021. Ten votes shy of the two-thirds required for conviction.

But the Republican leader’s condemnation of Donald Trump’s role in the assault on democracy is scathing.  Sen. McConnell also warned that Trump remains liable for criminal charges and/or civil suits.


Mitch McConnell 

‘President Trump is still liable for everything he did while he was in office. … Didn’t get away with anything, yet. Yet. … We have a criminal justice system in this country; we have civil ligation and former presidents are not immune to be accountable to either one.’


Excerpting Mitch McConnell’s remarks:

They built a gallows and chatted about murdering the Vice President. They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth because he was angry that he had lost an election. President Trump’s actions preceding the riot were a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty. …

There is no question — none — that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day  … The people who stormed this building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of their President. Having that belief was a foreseeable consequence of the growing crescendo of false statements, conspiracy theories and reckless hyperbole the departed President kept shouting into the largest megaphone on earth.

The issue is not only the President’s intemperate language on January 6 … [as Rudy Guiliani urged] ‘trial by combat’ .. it was the entire manufactured atmosphere of looming catastrophe, the myths about a reversed landslide election that was somehow being stolen … some secret coup by our now-President [Biden]. …

The legal system spoke, the Electoral College spoke … the election was settled, it was over … but that just opened a new chapter of even wilder and more unfounded claims.The leader of the free world cannot spend weeks going on that shadowy figures are stealing our country and then be surprised that people believe him and do reckless things. …

This was an intensifying crescendo of conspiracy theories orchestrated by an outgoing President who seemed determined to overturn the voters decision or torch our institutions on the way out. …

By the afternoon we know he was watching the same live television as the rest of us. A mob was assaulting the Capitol in his name. These criminals were carrying his banners. Hanging his flags and screaming their loyalty to him.


‘After it was clear Vice President Pence was in serious danger … the President sent a further tweet attacking his own Vice President. Members of the mob … interpreted this as a further invitation to lawlessness and violence.’

— Republican leader Mitch McConnell.


It was obvious only President Trump could end this … Former aides publicly begged him do so … Loyal allies frantically called him.… He did not do his job. … Instead, he watched television happily as the chaos unfolded

With police officers bleeding, he kept repeating election lies and praising the criminals. In recent weeks, his defenders have used the 74 million Americans who voted against him as a kind of human shield against criticism. … That is absurd. … 74 million Americans did not engineer the campaign of misinformation and rage that provoked it. One person did, just one.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: We move on, waiting for our better angels to alight.

Do YOU feel Donald Trump has been vindicated?

 

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42 Responses to The verdict of history is damning

  1. Ed Murphy says:

    Absolutely not, Trump has not been vindicated. His behavior since the election was called for Biden has been nothing but disgraceful. I voted for him in both elections due to policy but will never vote for him again. I pity the GOP if by some chance he managed to win the 2024 nomination for President. We can do so much better than him!

    One more thought: Hillary was the perfect fatally flawed candidate for Trump to run against in 2016. I think the fact that Trump was able to eke out a win over her gave him a false sense of superiority. While I’m cringing at all the damage that Biden and his handlers will do to the country in the next four years (look what they’ve done already), I now think that Trump might have done even more damage due to his massively inflated ego. Good riddance!

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    • Who exactly would be better? Would it be someone like G.W. Bush who invaded Iraq and Afghanistan? Or perhaps someone like Obama, who had the Arab Spring (Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Lybia) and lost Crimea and Donbass to Russia?

      It’s easy to advocate for a warmonger president when you are not the man who has to fight the war.

      Remind me, how many wars did President Trump start? How many soldiers are still alive today because Hillary Clinton was not elected President of the United States? For every KIA there is a family devastated.

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  2. Liberty says:

    “They built a gallows and chatted about murdering the Vice President. They did this because they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth because he was angry that he had lost an election.”

    You can say the same thing about anyone, including Obama, whose words it can be argued, caused the ambush and death of five Dallas police officers. Or Maxine Waters. Or Aryanna Presley. Or any politician who’s used “fighting” words. Either we hold them all accountable for their words or we accept that adults have something called free will.

    If you want to talk about dereliction of duty, let’s start with Biden, who is poised to allow 25,000 unvetted illegals into the US, who’s compromised because of his family’s relationship to China, and whose swipe of a pen is destroying thousands of good-paying American jobs & threatening our energy independence.

    By the way, I never believed in election fraud because Trump said so. I believed it because I saw inconsistencies that didn’t make sense, double ballots, and Dems who fought hard NOT to allow an audit. Why not approve a full audit if you hae nothing to fear?

    Believe it or not, many of us are more than capable of thinking for ourselves. Despite what some of you think, we are not Trump “cultists” or “true believers.” We voted for someone, who despite his personality flaws, is not a phony and puts America first.

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    • A Party of One says:

      If there had been honest, complete audits of the election, and the results proved that Trump lost, would that not have made the dems jump for joy? They could have proved beyond a doubt that America voted Trump down.
      Instead, along with some republicans, they have stonewalled any attempt to have a transparent audit. What, indeed, are they afraid of?
      This could have easily been done by the end of December, and no matter what the outcome, our country would have been better off.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      I’m beginning to think the cultists are the worst TDS sufferers. They are apparently obsessed.

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  3. Batman says:

    The Orange Master *two*, the mercenary immoral lowlife lowdown dirty rotten swamp-rat career politician hypocrites *zero.*

    We whupped-em again Josey…

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    • Balboa says:

      Blah blah . 1000 courts to zero said not election issue whatsoeva. Not impeached but witch hunt coninues.

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    • George Parrino says:

      That’s what happens when people put party before country, no justice. If only trump were black…..he’d be dead by now.

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      • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

        “If only trump were black…..he’d be dead by now.”

        Sheesh!! Right when The Gotch thought his pal’s perception couldn’t sink any lower…

        Anywho, would a black Donald Trump have been done in by Systemic RAYcism, White Supremacy most foul, or a combination of both?

        Doesn’t matter. From a different angle, thanks to the impossibly warped thinking that completely engulfs the shockingly self-loathing, White Guilt inundated career Lefty, a black Donald Trump would have been issued every freakin’ pass the known Universe had to offer.

        The Gotch

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        • George Parrino says:

          Trump did prove BLM right in that there are two separate systems of justice in America

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        • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

          “there are two separate systems of justice in America”

          The Gotch is a tad confused, help yer Bruthuh out.

          You mean the one SYSTEM where high-ranking Lefties (DementiaJoe, SanFranNan, KamelHo, et al) may openly support (SILENCE is COMPLICITY, we’re told) FIERY But Mostly Peaceful Protests with nary a peep from a State Media that last summer/fall couldn’t find the word RIOT to save their despicably talentless lives, and…um…what’s the other one, again…?

          Or is it the SYSTEM that rage bleats incessantly about their ardent desire to be treated the SAME as everyone else, with the other side of their pie-hole slobbering profusely about the NEED for set asides, affirmative action, racial/gender hiring/college admissions preferences/quotas to, you know, like, level the Playing Field?

          The Gotch realizes Lefty’s handlers have nearly all of their subjects on continuous-reel tilt; c’mon, how else would self-anointed well-educated folks willingly consent to being led around by the nostrils?

          Kingdoms Are Destroyed By Bandits, Houses By Rats, And Widows By Suitors. I. Saikaku

          The Gotch

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  4. Batman says:

    Mitch McTurtle (h/t gdhm) says:

    They built a gallows and chatted about murdering the Vice President. *They did this because* they had been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on earth.

    Apparently McTurtle is not just a career politician but also a mind reader.

    #illegitimatepresidente

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  5. richard -lesiak says:

    So Mitch saved the golden douch again. What will he get for his loyalty? Slander. Trump has no loyalty to anyone. The best that can happen for the Goobers On Parade is that drumpf never runs again.

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  6. No Body says:

    Mr. Blaska: We move on, waiting for our better angels to alight.

    But you aren’t moving on. Looks like you can’t move on. Biden is cranking out the EO’s that damage the country and you don’t even notice, let alone care. Because you are still focused on your hate, your lust for just one more show trial because the next show trial has got to work! It’s got to!

    Captain Ahab, you’re not gonna catch up to that great big orange whale.

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  7. Balboa says:

    When that fat old sun in the sky is falling
    Summer evening birds are calling
    Summer sunday and a year
    Sound of music in my ear

    Distant bells, new mowed grass
    Smells sooo sweet
    By the river holding hands
    Roll me up and lay me down
    And if u see, dont make a sound
    Pick your feet uo off the ground
    And if you hear as the warm night falls
    A silver sound in town so strange
    Sing to me , sing to me
    When that fat old sun in sky is falling
    Summer evening birds are calling
    Childrens laughter in my ears
    Last sunlight disappears

    Guitar jam

    I can post i farted, puked, whatever, does not matter.

    The commies are in power or media, networks, print and tech.

    Good luck all we will need it.

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  8. Balboa says:

    Orange dulce bad, acquitted but not forgotten.

    Remember when we young. Or should i say

    Get on the sloop john b, my grand father and me

    Turn off, tune out and be happy

    So hoist up the john be sail!!!!!
    Why dont they let me go home

    The ussa is so effed in the aaaaaa, acquited or guilty does not really matter

    Bigger issue is march 1st 2021, if i am in jail i get the vaccine but others productive in society do not.

    Total and complete horse crappppp.

    Now go home and get your shinebox

    Sorry made it to 50 today. Drinking as heavily as possible while it is still allowed i. Ussa.

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  9. Balboa says:

    And march 1st 2021, prisoner get access to covid vaccine over people
    Whom actually live, work and contribute to society.

    Prison equals last in line as ronny james dio said it best.

    So does a 70 year old deserve it over quadrapleglic 55 year old
    Man that has has multiple cases of pneumonia on a ventilatot

    Well that would describe my brothers situation, these people running
    the wi hhs are truly awful humans

    But the long cold, dark winter continues thanks Nevers.

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  10. madisonexpat says:

    Since when did losers write the histories?

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  11. AdamC says:

    Nancy Pelosi’s ridiculous behavior yesterday was almost comical. She stormed into the House managers press conference yelling and pounding on the podium.

    Her left eye was literally twitching.

    Someone tell me that we should be confident that this TDS sufferer should be anywhere near the line of succession for the presidency.

    If any male House speaker behaved like that, pounding the podium and hollering, eye twitching, they’d be ushered off and put through a battery of psychological tests.

    She may as well have broken down and said, “Oh Donald, I really loved you…. please come back… I just can’t quit you.”

    TDS is real, folks. Some people — including right here — are going to be seeing him around every corner and behind every tree for all of their days.

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  12. Good Dog,Happy Man says:

    Good Dogs and Gentile Readers,

    Ever notice how the RINOs, NeverTrumpers and end-stage TDSers always support totalitarianism, despite claiming to have opposed President Trump because of alleged authoritarian instincts? It validates Dershowitz’s dictum, “Scratch a Lefty, and a totalitarian is just dying to escape.”

    Mitch McTurtle represents a corrupt, crony institution, … the Deep State. He apparently hasn’t read the surprisingly brazen Time magazine article, “The Secret History of The Shadow Campaign That Saved The 2020 Election.” Of course, the cabal of corporate co-conspirators and willing accomplices in the hive-minded media justify their actions by saying, “We weren’t rigging the election; … we were “‘fortifying”‘ it.”

    Sorry Lefty, … that dog don’t hunt.

    Mitch McTurtle defends the Status Quo Swamp Dwellers, saying that it’s impossible for the media/government, academia/entertaintment or the #YouTwitFace industrial complex, (beware of), to rig the election. But it flies in the face of logic, because Lefties already admitted it. The #GetTrump actors across America committed a massive fraud that allowed a stupid, corrupt, senile, and radical old man who never left his basement to prevail in an election against a much-loved populist president who had a 51% approval rating and was able to hold massive America First rallies during a pandemic.

    Usually it’s the cover-up that gets them. This time, however, it’s their own hubris, narcissism and bragging that got them. The Leftist fraud is self-evident.

    This is most certainly true.

    GDHM

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  13. AdamC says:

    You can’t even express mild support for anything or anyone that deviates even slightly from the radical ideological slate of required viewpoints.

    Yes, it is borderline totalitarian and it’s actively enforced by academics, government, and corporate drones. And a bunch of citizen drones who don’t even realize they are useful idiots dutifully carrying water — the white ones either fear they are next or are happily ignorant of the fate that awaits them.

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  15. George Parrino says:

    Madisonexpat said “Of what? Think very hard now. I’ll wait.” To reply to the ignorant fascist who obviously can’t understand that the USA is a nation of laws, here are just a couple of violations trump could be charged with in federal court: 18 U.S. Code § 872: “Extortion by officers or
    employees of the United States.”
    18 U.S. Code § 610: “Coercion of political activity.”
    18 U.S. Code § 2383 – Rebellion or insurrection
    Not to mention the various state laws broken around the country in his efforts to overturn democracy.

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    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Bona fide Constitutional Scholars (not the phony baloney kind like Hopeless Changey!) Professors Jonathan Turley and Alan Dershowitz, along with the fact-based Reality, would strongly disagree with your rather wild reach.

      It gets worse.

      Turley and Dershowitz are life-long democrats.

      Glass half full?

      Redemption beckons; all they need to do is embrace Orange_Man_Bad, and it’s Tabula Rasa!

      The Gotch

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    • madisonexpat says:

      First of all it was Hillary who demonstrated two different systems of justice. She committed 22 major breaches of US security but Comey at FBI and Loretta Lynch of DOJ decided she didn’t MEAN to. So no intent no crime.
      Apparently President Trump didn’t mean to send the mental vibes to make the guy in the Buffalo hat overthrow the government, so he’s got that going for him.
      Trump is the most spied on citizen in our history. They found nothing.
      I could charge you with possessing the brains God promised a door knob and that would prove as much as your assertions.
      Fascist am I?
      Ignorant?
      How many times have you been told to look to the accuser when he’s a Democrat.
      Apparently you don’t get that.
      CAN you?
      THAT is the question.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        And George, I can’t be a Fascist. I can’t stand Socialists.

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        • George Parrino says:

          Fascism and socialism are two very different things, you can still be ignorant.

          So why didn’t the republican majority impeach Hillary Clinton? At least Hillary Clinton had the balls to honor a congressional subpoena, something lacking most whitehouse staffers under trump and posters here.

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      • George Parrino says:

        What about the laws I mentioned, you asked, yet can’t respond to the answer.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          I can’t respond to something that makes no sense. You cite laws. Did someone break them? Were they convicted? It has nothing to do with anything in discussion.
          And George, all Fascists were Socialists. Write this down:
          Mussolini invented the Fascist Party. He had been the editor of the largest Socialist newspaper in Italy before he went into politics.
          Hitler so admired the fascist model he adopted it and called his political party, “The National SOCIALIST German Workers Party.”
          These are what we call facts George.
          You could look it up.

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        • Liberty says:

          Expat,

          “And George, all Fascists were Socialists.”

          Yes!

          There are also a lot of similarities between the two. Antifa claims to be fighting against fascism, but they (and their supporters) don’t seem to comprehend that it’s THEIR OWN BEHAVIOR that is fascistic.

          I think schools need to ditch the SJW teachings and get back to teaching history.

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  16. Leo says:

    justice denied is merely justice deferred. Trump ‘s day

    for acountaibilitiy is comiing.

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  17. Liberty says:

    Question for Republicans more concerned with Trump’s tweets and demeanor than policy: Was it worth it?

    Biden Calls on Congress to Restrict Gun Ownership

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-calls-on-congress-to-restrict-gun-ownership_3696206.html

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