Who really won, who really lost?

Did they win, after all?

My social media friends are celebrating today. Firework GIFs are lighting up the cybersphere. Trump has won! Or is his victory pyrrhic? His last stand? Because the evidence is #45 is hemorrhaging support by the day.

Mr. Smith

I suggest the lack of a quorum

“Who cares what rhino [sic] establishment Retardicans think,” exults Facebook “friend” Scott Brown. “We will never leave the side of our great and wonderful President Trump.” That’s about the level of intelligence we are dealing with here.

Predictably, seven Republican senators are being labeled traitors and RINOs. The seven who voted with the majority to convict Donald J. Trump 57-43 (10 votes fewer than needed). Their political futures are over, we are assured. Let’s take a closer look.

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Mitt Romney attacked Trump in a scorching speech on March 3, 2016, in which he described Trump as “worthless”, a “fraud,” and claimed that “he’s playing the American public for suckers.” Two years later, ruby-red Utah elected Mitt Romney to the U.S. Senate.

Bill Cassidy was censured by the Louisiana Republican party after the impeachment trial. As was Sen. Sasse by the Nebraska party. But Cassidy was elected easily last year and has the full six years remaining in his term.

Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania was always a loyal Trump soldier. He said that it was not worth discussing whether to impeach Trump after he allegedly tried to extort the President of Ukraine. “Where is the crime?” said Toomey at a Republican fundraiser. But he’s not seeking re-election in 2022.

Lisa Murkowski pointedly did not endorse Trump in 2016 but she won re-election that year anyway.

Susan Collins announced she was a Never Trumper in August 2016. Didn’t seem to hurt her. Despite being outspent 2 to 1, the doughty Republican won Maine last year (2020) with 58% of the vote while Trump lost the state with only 44%.

Ben Sasse was also never Trump in 2016 — the first sitting senator to so announce. Running for re-election in 2020, Sasse got more votes than Trump in deep red Nebraska.

Richard Burr was a national security adviser to the Donald Trump campaign. Burr stated that Trump “aligns perfectly” with the Republican Party. When asked on the campaign trail in 2016 about Trump’s offensive remarks regarding women, Burr said Trump should be forgiven for a few mistakes and given time to change. Burr also is not seeking re-election in 2022.

Here’s something else they have in common: Six of the seven voted AGAINST Trump’s first impeachment trial in February 2020. Romney did vote in favor of one count but against the other.

⇒ DID YOU KNOW? Federal elected officials are NOT subject to recall!

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Blaska’s Bottom LineAsk yourself this: Is Donald Trump attracting new adherents? The answer: No, he is not! Far from it; #45 is losing former allies. Trump cabinet members like Nikki Haley, Betsy DeVos, Elaine Chao. Sens. Toomey, Burr, Cassidy. Generals Mattis and Kelly. Former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Ten GOP U.S. Congress reps. Republican governors like Larry Hogan and Charlie Baker. Add Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell. RINOs! TRAITORS! Heroes.

Because those damn pictures from the January 6 assault on the Constitution will never be erased.

Is “Hang Mike Pence” a winning message?

 

 

 

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27 Responses to Who really won, who really lost?

  1. George Parrino says:

    Rats always leave a sinking ship, the smart ones anyway. Republicans know that if trump remians the leader of the GOP, they’re in for big losses for a while.

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  2. sentient7 says:

    Since footnotes are not important (as the FISA applications have shown), I will write one for this “Verdict” column.
    The verdict of history is damning No, it is not. Observation #1 -> the facts do not speak for themselves; someone must always decide which facts to include in the narrative, and which to omit. Consider Dominion voting machines  https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/02/developing-new-hampshire-department-justice-refuses-investigate-largest-voting-machine-counting-error-state-history/ Thus, as most undergrad’s should know, there is no such thing as history. There are only historians.
    Since impeachment requires the removal from office, how can one impeach a person who no longer holds office?
    Was there an investigation of facts before the House voted to impeach? Why not?
    Was Trump provided an opportunity to address the House before the vote? Why not?
    At trial, in the Senate, was the judge also a member of the jury? Where was the Chief of the US Supreme Court?
    Was Trump allowed to call witnesses? Why not?
    What penalty to the prosecuting team was administered for “constructing” and using false evidence? If such is normally the case in trials, why was the American jurisprudence system revised and to whom did this benefit accrue?
    What information did the Capitol police and FBI have before 1/6 that suggested there was a high probability of crowd violence? With whom was this information shared? If Pelosi, what did she do with this information?
    Was Trump informed of impending trouble by the FBI and/or Capitol police?
    Why hasn’t the cause of death of officer Sicknick been revealed? Who benefits from this silence?
    What other officers worked with Sicknick? What did this associates say about what they saw and experienced? Were their depositions/interviews shared with the defense team?
    What facts about the “insurgents” have been withheld from the Trump defensive team, but which are known to the impeachment managers? What are the implications of imbalanced, one-sided knowledge of facts?
    How many people were in the crowd that Trump addressed on the Ellipse? How many of them tried to enter the Capitol? How many of them have actually been charged with physical violence to people or the Capitol building, itself?
    How many Antifa members have been arrested? How many are suspected socialists, foreigners, communists, anarchists or Democratic Party members?
    How many pistols and rifles were exposed during the protest? How many did the police confiscate? Why hasn’t the name of the person who shot Ashli Babbitt been released?
    Who constructed the model gallows? For whom was it intended? How many people were shouting, ‘Hang Mike Pence’?

    Answer these questions and interview, under penalty of perjury, the staff’s of Pelosi, Raskin, AoC, and Swalwell. Then, we will be in a better position to assess who won/lost.

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    • Batman says:

      Fabulous post S7.
      There are about 75million patriots who think like you and stand against the constitutional republic hating proglibots who are eager to see the USA become just another high yield portfolio for avaricious globalists.

      PS. sometime within the next eight months, ol’squinty eyes’ anti-dementia cocktail will lose its efficacy and all you never-Trumpers will long for the Big Guy to return and work his magic.

      #donotbeagullibleregressive

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    • AdamC says:

      Post of the week right there!

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    • Liberty says:

      Great stuff, Sentient.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Donald Trump to House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, after first blaming Antifa:

      “Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are.”

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  3. old baldy says:

    Dave:
    Keep up the good fight. While I disagree with you quite often, you are dead-on correct regarding the culpability of trump for the Jan. 6th insurrection. It was a sad day for democracy, truth and the rule of law. And shame on those delusional enough to defend trump, his words, and his actions.

    Congrats !

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  4. AdamC says:

    Blah blah blah. Among the unnamed lovers are the crackpot House Dems led by Antsy Nancy. She crashed the House managers losers’ circle last night and put on quite a show, shouting angrily and pounding her bony fist on the podium repeatedly. Her left eye even was twitching.

    I don’t know what’s nuttier– her behavior last night or did she really think Trump wouldn’t win acquittal?

    The left eye-twitching after losing a second Soviet-style show trial does raise legit competency questions about her.

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  5. Liberty says:

    Doesn’t matter if Trump lost former allies. Name one president who hasn’t.

    Besides,it’s about what the people want.

    “70 Percent of Republicans Would Join or Consider Joining Trump Party”

    https://www.newsweek.com/70-percent-republicans-would-join-consider-joining-trump-party-poll-1567912

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    • patrickmoloughlin says:

      Aside from the fact that it is just a POLL of a hypothetical question, 70% of the roughly 50% of the vote that DT received is 35% of the vote. That is not “what the people want.” It’s what Trump fan boys want, and it ain’t enough.

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      • Liberty says:

        Your premise would make sense if it was a poll asking “Would you vote for Donald Trump in 2024?” It’s not. The question was about whether they would leave the GOP to join a new PARTY. The pollster didn’t ask the 30% if they would vote for DT even if they didn’t leave the GOP.

        That 70% of conservatives are thinking this should be concerning to RNC strategists, even if it is a hypothetical question.

        I voted for Trump and am certainly not a “fan boy” or “cultist.” I voted for someone, who I felt despite his brashness and imperfections, put America first.

        Insulting and discounting Trump supporters does nothing but segment the Republican party. You don’t have to like Trump (and frankly, it’s not even about him anymore), but it’s beneficial to GOP leadership to understand that conservatives are not satisfied with the status quo or the swamp.

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        • patrickmoloughlin says:

          Considering that I voted for Trump (just like Blaska,) I try not to insult or discount Trump Voters. And not to nit pick, but the Republicans in the poll, suddenly changed to conservatives now.

          Anyway, since the 30% would not even consider switching to a Trump Party, you are still still making a smaller party. It’s not the swamp, it’s not the RINO’s it’s just math.

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  6. Liberty says:

    Oh, and this:

    7 Republican Senators Who Voted to Convict Trump Face Backlash From Within Party

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/republicans-who-voted-to-convict-trump-face-backlash-from-within-party_3696114.html

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    • patrickmoloughlin says:

      Yes. Backlash from all the states where they are not running. They are senators, whose antipathy towards the orange man was well know BEFORE they were reelected.

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      • Liberty says:

        Patrick,

        “They are senators, whose antipathy towards the orange man was well know BEFORE they were reelected.”

        No kidding. Have you considered that these senators won their elections not because of their disdain for DT, but because they were considered the better options at the time?

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        • patrickmoloughlin says:

          So these Republicans were considered better options than a Democrat who likely hated Trump even more than they did? Yeah, I can not only consider that, I would contend it is clearly a true statement. What’s your point?

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        • David Blaska says:

          If you read what I wrote, Sasse, Murkowski, Collins, and Romney made their disdain well known at and before their elections. Did you read what I wrote?

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        • Liberty says:

          “If you read what I wrote, Sasse, Murkowski, Collins, and Romney made their disdain well known at and before their elections. Did you read what I wrote?”

          Yes, I did.

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  7. madisonexpat says:

    As incited insurrections go it was a non starter. Who lost? Everyone who imagined, posited, reported and/or believed a Salem Witch Trial of impossible events to throw against now Citizen Trump. Every damn one of them. LOSERS.
    Again, it says far more about his accusers than him.
    And for every idiot (apologies to idiots) who believed, much less were parted from their money by the Lincoln/Nambla Project. You’ve had your lesson.
    We’ve only scorned the last 114 false accusations suffered by Donald Trump yet some otherwise sentient beings believed he incited/commanded/inspired or sent vibes that triggered an organized, pre positioned mob of alt right/Proud Boy/white supremacists to rise up/destroy/overthrow/hang/murder our Constitution/Capitol/congress/VP/AOC kill five people and murder Brian Sicknick.
    Best line of the affair;
    If you Insurrection fantasy lasts more than four hours seek psychiatric help.

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