Imagine this scenario.....

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Demands documents and testimony

-- Trump refuses.

-- Supreme court orders him to do it.

-- He cites Andrew Jackson and says enforce your own decision.

-- Congress demands that the witnesses show up.

-- He says, "enforce your own decision."

-- The courts direct the Justice Department to imprison Trump's witnesses if they continue to refuse to testify.

-- Bill Barr refuses to execute the order of the court, saying his own department of legal counsel disagrees.

-- Neither the Capitol Police nor the Secret Service are willing to step forward and enforce the court's orders in defiance of the president and the Justice Department.

-- Donald Trump now has no restraints on his behavior.

-- We are now officially a strong man government.

-- What do we do next?

-Thom

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Devatara 13 weeks 5 days ago
#1

Okay, we can demonstrate every week and choose something to totally boycott...gas, cars, a food item, aka milk, ...we can stop giving them money...stop paying taxes (ALL of us, so they can't come and get us all)....Regina....we can't allow a dictatorship without fighting back now. NO MORE TAXES...NO MORE April 15th or whatever!

g94712 12 weeks 1 day ago
#2

I am a regular listener and really enjoy your show. I recently came across this 1997 op-ed by Laura Ingraham of all people writing in the Washington Post, that confirmed what i had a vague memory of, in that back in the Clinton era the GOP was more than white hot to impeach Clinton as early as 1993 and that the Starr Report only gave them the excuse they had been seeking the 5 previous years. Anecdotally I recall a GOP Congressman stating pretty early on saying, 'We're going to impeach Clinton.....' When it was pointed out Clinton hadn't done anything to warrant impeachment the response was 'Oh we'll find something.....' This is such a great contrast to the current situation with Trump and a major reason in my opinion, that the parallels that keep being drawn between the two cases don't hold up at all. One party was hellbent on doing it as soon as the president's hand came off the Bible and just needed an excuse. While the other has literally reams of evidence of wrongdoing and are hesitant and skittish beyond any reasonable degree. I think this dispels any notion that the situations equate somehow.(As is too often the case with the media narratives.) I hope I hear this brought up in a future show. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1997/10/26/the-folly-of-impeachment-chic/c0ae0eaf-57d6-49f0-9940-b3962130bf22/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c897b9aba6b6

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