1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

43 cowards who violated oath and voted in favor of the failed putsch

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by SamFisher, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. rocketsjudoka

    rocketsjudoka Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2007
    Messages:
    40,210
    Likes Received:
    22,752
    Some more prescient thoughts from our First President:
    "Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.

    It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.

    There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume."
    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=15&page=transcript
     
    Invisible Fan likes this.
  2. Invisible Fan

    Invisible Fan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2001
    Messages:
    36,652
    Likes Received:
    17,734
    Lin-Manuel gotta freeflow that and save America.
     
    rocketsjudoka likes this.
  3. glynch

    glynch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2000
    Messages:
    16,980
    Likes Received:
    2,738
    Garbage. Trying to equate BLM with the Insurrectionists or the Nazis in Charlottesville..
     
    Ubiquitin and CometsWin like this.
  4. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    31,251
    Likes Received:
    12,135
    GOP beginning to resemble "The Party"
     
    Ubiquitin likes this.
  5. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Messages:
    43,394
    Likes Received:
    10,551
    The outcome of the vote was basically this:

    Did the people who stormed the capitol on Jan 6 want to harm you?

    If yes, vote to convict.

    If no, vote not to convict.
     
    Ubiquitin likes this.
  6. NewRoxFan

    NewRoxFan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    45,501
    Likes Received:
    42,333
    senator murkowski is one of the few if only republican senators that is also up for re-election in 2022...

     
    FranchiseBlade likes this.
  7. NewRoxFan

    NewRoxFan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    45,501
    Likes Received:
    42,333
    senator nelson, on the other hand, is all that is wrong with the republican party...

     
    FranchiseBlade and Ubiquitin like this.
  8. SuraGotMadHops

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    3,993
    Likes Received:
    3,342
    It was shown, during the hearing, that the prosecution straight up doctored evidence. It's even more egregious that so many Senators saw that and in good conscience still voted to convict. Totally subjective, personal, and vindictive. Maybe they're the traitors?
     
  9. FranchiseBlade

    FranchiseBlade Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    43,769
    Likes Received:
    11,484
    At no point was it shown that they doctored evidence that I saw. What are you referring to?
     
  10. Rashmon

    Rashmon Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2000
    Messages:
    17,208
    Likes Received:
    10,322
    Did you mean full of ****?
     
    fchowd0311 likes this.
  11. NewRoxFan

    NewRoxFan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    45,501
    Likes Received:
    42,333
    The Louisiana republican party just voted to censure Senator Cassidy for voting to convict...

     
    Andre0087 likes this.
  12. NewRoxFan

    NewRoxFan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2002
    Messages:
    45,501
    Likes Received:
    42,333
    Yet another perfect example of where trump has taken the republican party... this is the republican Indiana state attorney general...

     
  13. SuraGotMadHops

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    3,993
    Likes Received:
    3,342
    They presented images from a "verified" Twitter account by photoshopping in the blue checkmark. They also back dated a post by one year to try to connect a tweet to the Jan 6 event.
     
  14. droxford

    droxford Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2001
    Messages:
    9,675
    Likes Received:
    1,026
    Considering the fact that President Trump told the crowd, " I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard today" every politician (D and R) must have known perfectly well that he would be acquitted. Dems specifically omitted that line from their video evidence. [source]

    This indicates that, from the beginning, Dems have known that this entire impeachment has been a waste of money and time, for the sole purpose of maintaining the attack on Trump and fueling hatred.

    From the posts in this thread, it sounds like it's working well.
     
    SuraGotMadHops likes this.
  15. gifford1967

    gifford1967 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2003
    Messages:
    7,275
    Likes Received:
    2,074
    Immediately after finding out that Pence was being moved because the Capitol had been breached by his supporters Trump tweeted this- "Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution"

    Why do you think Trump did that?
     
    AroundTheWorld likes this.
  16. droxford

    droxford Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2001
    Messages:
    9,675
    Likes Received:
    1,026
    My point is that the impeachment has been a waste of Americans' money and time. D's and R's have known from the beginning that Trump had zero chance of being found guilty.
     
    SuraGotMadHops likes this.
  17. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2000
    Messages:
    28,028
    Likes Received:
    13,027
    We don’t need blue check marks on Twitter to see what happened and who was responsible. I would say shame on you but we all know you guys have none. Traitor to you country.
     
    seemoreroyals likes this.
  18. CometsWin

    CometsWin Breaker Breaker One Nine
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2000
    Messages:
    28,028
    Likes Received:
    13,027
    He always contradicts himself so supporters like you can make these dumb, intellectually dishonest arguments. He’s done it his entire life like a character on the Sopranos. It’s like you think the context doesn’t exist. Nah.
     
    seemoreroyals likes this.
  19. SuraGotMadHops

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    3,993
    Likes Received:
    3,342
    So you're cool with doctoring evidence? Right on.
     
  20. droxford

    droxford Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2001
    Messages:
    9,675
    Likes Received:
    1,026
    Blah blah blah..... ignoring the point of my post and reacting with hatred, misdirection, accusation., and ignorance.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now