President Trump (page 9)

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    Impeachment’s impact on Democrats

    Monica Showalter writes for the American Thinker about the impact of presidential impeachment on the political party that pushed for it. The collapse of the Democrats’ impeachment bid to Get Trump hasn’t exactly been good for Democratic unity. There were signals and indicators of the fights breaking out…
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2020
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    Democrats and democrats

    Daniel McCarthy argues in a Spectator column that the former are no longer the latter. On the one hand, they say that the case against Donald Trump is open-and-shut: so utterly persuasive in objective terms that only the Senate Republicans’ bad faith has prevented them from admitting it.
    Mitch Kokai, February 3, 2020
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    “Don Lemon is a bigot—and like most bigots, he’s an ignorant one as well.”

    That’s the conclusion of an eye-opening post by Jim Lindgren at the Volokh Conspiracy: The fracas over Don Lemon of CNN laughing at his panel’s insults about the intelligence of Trump supporters raises a larger issue: the ignorant belief that Trump supporters are much…
    Jon Guze, January 31, 2020
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    Republicans not abandoning Trump as they did Nixon

    David Catron of the American Spectator explains why the Trump impeachment has not produced the same results among Republicans in Congress as the threatened impeachment of Richard Nixon four decades ago. The Democrats are clearly frustrated by their failure to convince congressional Republicans that President Trump has committed…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2020
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    Impeachment arguments aimed at the wrong audience

    Matthew Continetti argues at National Review Online that congressional Democrats are making no serious case to win GOP votes for impeachment. Jerry Nadler must have missed the day in law school where they teach you about persuasion. The House Democrat made a critical error early in the trial…
    Mitch Kokai, January 28, 2020
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    Democrats’ ‘insult-the-jury’ strategy

    Monica Showalter writes at American Thinker about congressional Democrats’ questionable strategy for impeaching President Trump. As if Democrats didn’t screw the impeachment pooch for themselves earlier by having a House case so weak they had to ask the Senate to call their witnesses for them, and then presenting…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day: 2020 Election as Brand Marketing

    Fascinating piece written by Fortune’s Geoff Colvin that looks at candidates as brands and assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of the 2020 presidential field in two categories: brand strength and brand stature. Why did virtually every top pollster and pundit get the 2016 election screamingly wrong? On…
    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2020
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    What about Democratic senators’ impeachment votes?

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist focuses her attention on six Democratic senators whose impeachment trial votes are not as certain as you might think. The question of the day in a media filled with activists tends to be the Democratic question of the day, with the effect of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020