06.13.2017 07:53 AM

In yesterday walks tomorrow

Remember this? I was a kid, but I sure do:


That was October 20, 1973. By November 17, Nixon was declaring that he was “not a crook,” when he was. By July 24, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Nixon must turn over all of the While House tapes. Three days later, the House Judiciary Committee passed the first of three articles of impeachment. Nixon resigned on August 8, 1974.

So, 292 days after Nixon fired the special prosecutor – as Trump is now clearly readying to to do with special counsel Mueller – he was gone.

I don’t think Trump will make that 292 day mark. But I really, really hope he fires Mueller. It will be the final admission of guilt, and set off a massive constitutional crisis, and paralyze his ability to do anything.

Do it, Unpresident. We dare you. The historical precedent is not in your favour.


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    James Smith says:

    I suspect he’s daring congress to act & feels the House won’t. If the house somehow did act, better to go down now, get his pardon & walk away with the Russia book closed.

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    David Ray says:

    this is what Trump is afraid of according to Charles Pierce at Esquire.

    We are creeping ever closer to actual evidence that there was Russian ratfcking of the vote totals in the last election. Not long ago, people wouldn’t even suggest that out loud. We were made vulnerable to something like this because of the interference by the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore, by the curious goings-on in Ohio in 2004, by a relentless campaign to convince the country of an imaginary epidemic of voter fraud, and by a decade of voter suppression by any means necessary. The Russians wanted to undermine the confidence Americans had in their elections? We made it pretty damn easy to do that.

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    Ronald O'Dowd says:


    When you are actually sentient, you don’t go around firing the Comeys, Muellers and perhaps even ultimately, Sessions of this world.

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    Ted H says:

    Don’t think much will happen when he has over 300 willing C**K holsters (to use the words of Mr. Colbert) in the House and Senate who aren’t ready to call him on anything he does. Nixon didn’t go until his own party turned on him.

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      Warren says:

      Was on Arlene Bynon today. Told her I expected articles of impeachment after the mid-terms. Then he’ll resign, like Tricky Dick.

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        Ronald O'Dowd says:


        There are clearly two possible courses: Congressional Republicans stick with Trump right up to the midterms and are massively reelected without primary opponents – – or the bottom completely falls out of Republicans supporting Trump and party incumbents are punished for sticking with Trump right up to the midterms.

        My money is on option two with considerable Republican House losses and a turnover of the Senate to the Democrats.

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        Lyndon Dunkley says:

        I don’t think anyone other than Waters is still calling for impeachment on the D-side – I thought I recently saw even Pelosi and Schumer walking back that expectation. The party elite preference seems to be to fund raise and run against Trump as opposed to the base’s preference to see him lead off in handcuffs. Pence doesn’t come close to being as effective a foil.

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    Charlie says:


    Which is a calculation I don’t understand.

    Some of these morons have to face an electorate in a year, and if 60% of voters currently disapprove of Trump, what fucking incentive is there to keep his Johnson warm? There are congressmen sitting in districts that either barely voted for Trump or heavily voted Clinton in 2016. I can’t imagine any political benefit to be reaped from propping up Trump for those up for re-election.

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