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How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« on: November 22, 2019, 04:06:52 PM »
How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment

The first phase of impeachment did not go well for Democrats. It needed to be a time when support for the inquiry and impeachment grew. Instead, it shrank.

With the likely conclusion of Rep. Adam Schiff’s impeachment proceedings, it’s worth taking a step back and looking at how things went for the majority Democrats and minority Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Democrats ideally would have started their inquiry with credible bipartisan support and run things in such a way that public opinion developed in their favor. Public opinion would build pressure on Republican members toward an impeachment vote that had even stronger bipartisan credibility.

That did not come even close to happening. To begin with, not only was the vote to begin proceedings not bipartisan, there was bipartisan opposition to it. Polling initially looked promising for impeachment, with media outlets attempting to claim significant bipartisan support for inquiry and removal, but then the polling moved in the wrong direction for Democrats.

Emerson polling showed that support for impeachment flipped since October from 48 percent support with 44 percent opposing to now 45 percent opposed and 43 percent in support. Among key independents, the switch was even more pronounced. In October, 48 percent supported impeaching President Donald Trump, with 39 percent opposed. Now, 49 percent of independents oppose impeachment, while only 34 percent support it...

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Re: How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 04:11:17 PM »
Doesn't take a brain surgeon to discern the difference between a "wrong doing" investigation and a political "witch hunt".  I am not a big Trump fan, but he played these guys like a drum.
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Re: How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 04:14:58 PM »
I posted a topic on that Emerson poll earlier.  The Rat screwed the pooch and they are clueless. 

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,383332.msg2098459.html#msg2098459

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Re: How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 04:19:37 PM »
I posted a topic on that Emerson poll earlier.  The Rat screwed the pooch and they are clueless. 

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,383332.msg2098459.html#msg2098459

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Re: How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 06:19:35 PM »
They followed Sergeant Friday's "instructions": Just the facts, ma'am.
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Re: How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 06:42:21 PM »
Doesn't take a brain surgeon to discern the difference between a "wrong doing" investigation and a political "witch hunt".  I am not a big Trump fan, but he played these guys like a drum.

That's right.

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Re: How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 07:14:26 PM »
That's right.

Just read that Schiff is planning more hearings, and that Trump's actions were  worse than Nixon's.

Is this man on drugs?
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Re: How Republicans Won Phase One Of Impeachment
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 09:01:43 PM »
Just read that Schiff is planning more hearings, and that Trump's actions were  worse than Nixon's.

Is this man on drugs?

I am bored with it, and have been all along... The outcomes are predictable... So I quit paying it much mind. I will be surprised if they don't shove impeachment through the house (though I am hearing shaky voices saying they won't now), and equally surprised if they get it through the senate. Stupid partisan bullcrap all the way around.  :shrug: :whistle:


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