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WPBTiger
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Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement Tuesday that the full House would vote on sending the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate this week -- a move that will formally trigger the start of the trial against the President in the upper chamber -- amounts to a stark concession that her plan to delay that action for nearly a month failed.


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Which left Pelosi hung out to dry. The leverage she imagined she possessed to get McConnell to accede to her wishes didn't exist. McConnell was perfectly happy waiting while Pelosi held on to the articles of impeachment, probably believing rightly that these sorts of delaying tactics would look like just more Washington funny business to the average person. And he knew that whenever she decided to send the articles over, he had a majority waiting to open the trial without any promises made on witnesses.


teke184
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
Normally, betting on bluffing Republicans into folding is a solid strategy.

It really hasn’t been for the past 3+ years though.


REB BEER
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
With everything else going on in the world, her plan to keep the peach mint relevant seems to have fallen through.


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WPBTiger
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
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Normally, betting on bluffing Republicans into folding is a solid strategy.

It really hasn’t been for the past 3+ years though.


Trump showing them how to win.


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chalmetteowl
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
So is the trial gonna all of a sudden be fair?


SSpaniel
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
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So is the trial gonna all of a sudden be fair?


If by "fair" you mean dismissed immediately... we can only hope. Right? Sham charges deserve nothing better.


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upgrayedd
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
We need to vote on this impeachment to find out what's in it


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ShortyRob
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
It's almost impossible to believe that the Democrats didn't realize that delaying sending the articles over after rushing the articles using the argument that it was basically an emergency pretty much made them look ridiculous

It's like saying you went to your 2-minute offense because you needed to run the clock out


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PhDoogan
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
Looks like the turtle won this race.



narddogg81
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
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So is the trial gonna all of a sudden be fair?

fair to whom? The right to a fair trial extends to the defendant, not the prosecution
This post was edited on 1/14 at 5:18 pm


plazadweller
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
By holding on to it using it for leverage makes it seem disingenuous to the average dumbass American.


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MrLSU
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Eli Goldfinger
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Basically, Nancy’s tactic was:
If you don’t promise to do what I say, I won’t send you this thing you don’t want.


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PhDoogan
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In fairness, was the rabbit as wasted as Nances?

(in full disclosure, or as wasted as I was last night?)



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Robin Masters
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
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quote:
So is the trial gonna all of a sudden be fair?
fair to whom? The right to a fair trial extends to the defendant, not the prosecution


I regret I have but one upvote.


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Athis
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Ace Midnight
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re: Nancy Pelosi gambled and lost on the impeachment delay
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Normally, betting on bluffing Republicans into folding is a solid strategy.

It really hasn’t been for the past 3+ years though.




But - and I can't stress this enough - one cannot overestimate the Republicans' ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, especially in the Senate. Merrick Garland and the Kavanaugh confirmation are the exceptions that prove this rule.


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