Trump Dumped on His Way out the Door

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to dump Trump on his way out the door. Ten Republicans joined all the Democrats in a 232 – 197 vote to impeach the president for “inciting insurrection.”

Trump will Leave White House One Way or Another

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President Trump will leave the White House within 7 days one way or another. Passions run high about his remaining options.

The WSJ editorial page wants him to resign. Nancy Pelosi demanded that Mike Pence invoke the 25th amendment. But Pence said no – the same answer he gave when Trump pressured him to overturn the election. Now Pelosi wants a second Trump impeachment.

A Monday Quinnipiac survey found that 89% of Democrats want Trump frogmarched now. But 87% of Republicans are opposed. And 73% of Republican still believe there was “widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.”

If a big chunk of the population thinks the election was illegitimate what will they think of impeachment?

But if he’s not impeached does that mean loser presidents get a free pass from election day to inauguration day?

Big Tech Lends a Tentacle to Progressives

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Big Tech is putting the squeeze on free speech. And it’s being embraced by progressives, as long as someone else’s speech gets the squeeze. Early progressive’s battled trust octopi. But no more.

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In the 19th century, “progressives” sought to curb the power of monopolies and trusts on the logic that the proverbial people had only the railroads or telegraphs to travel or communicate, and should be freed from their octopus “tentacles.” The railroad argument, “Ride a horse if you don’t like us,” never washed.

Now progressives enlist social media monopolies to ensure that they alone can control, censor, and cancel incorrect communications over the publicly owned airspace. “Just email or use your cell phone, if you don’t like us” won’t wash either. Progressives are no longer the watchdogs breaking up trusts. They are the trusts breaking up watchdogs.

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness Jan 10,2021

 

Orderly Transfer of Power Following Trump Insurrection

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Donald Trump promised an orderly transfer of power after flushing his accomplishments along with his last shred of credibility. But it may not matter. Pelosi called for yet another impeachment unless the cabinet invokes the 25th amendment. The WSJ called for him to spare us that ordeal by resigning.

Republicans Lost Senate Control in Runoff Election

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The Republicans lost Senate Control when both the party’s senators lost the run-off election in Georgia.

Did Joe Biden secretly hope for a Republican win? Some commentators thought it would have helped him hold the line against leftist Democrats.