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Trump’s 2nd Impeachment – A Perspective:
57 Senators voted to convict on inciting insurrection,
Some final thoughts on this historic vote!

Trump loyalists clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021.
“A Day That Will Live In Infamy!”
Trump loyalists clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021.
Credit: Roberto Schmidt, AFP via Getty Images
“A politician has to work hard to destroy a legacy and a future in a single day. President Donald J. Trump managed it.” Credit: John Minchillo, AP via The Wall St. Journal


  • Ed. note: Trump was an adherent of and has used Norman Vincent Peale’s Power of Positive Thinking in the most effective manner I have ever witnessed.
  • Des Moines Register: Trump’s refusal to concede fits perfectly with the positive-thinking philosophy he learned from Norman Vincent Peale
  • However, that is not an asset for this man who has no regret, no remorse, no compassion, and no empathy,
  • And in childlike manners, Trump seeks revenge on anyone who crossed him, is a mega narcissist, a prolific liar, and is disconnected from reality.
  • Trump never got above 50% of the country approving of his job performance, and with his image so tarnished and stained, a run for 2024 would be foolhardy.
  • While his influence may be felt for years, his electability is over.
  • Trump’s impeachment lawyers employed the same rhetorical technique Trump and his supporters use: they flat-out lied.
  • Trump’s guilt on January 6 will now play out in courtrooms, where there are actual rules about telling the truth.
  • Trump’s own lawyers suggested he should answer for his actions in a court of law, and in a fiery speech after the vote, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell advocated the same idea.
  • Trump is in trouble when his would-be comrades are saying he should be prosecuted rather than impeached.
  • Bring it on, I say! No one is above the law.

NBC News Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: Lead Impeachment House Manager Jamie Raskin said, “It was the largest impeachment conviction vote in US history, it was by far the most bipartisan majority that’s ever assembled in the Senate to convict a president (48 Republicans, 2 Independents, 7 Republicans).”
“We successfully prosecuted him and convicted him the the court of public opinion and in the court of history.” quoting Lead Impeachment House Manager Jamie Raskin. Click here for the full interview.

As Raskin told Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post: “We went through a four-year ban on ‘critical thinking, science and reason’ in which millions were ‘subjected to propaganda.'”

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (represents rural Thurston county): Brought forth to the impeachment managers an angry mid-riot [Jan. 6] phone call between Trump and McCarthy.

Reuters: 71% percent of American adults, including nearly half of all Republicans, believe former President Donald Trump was at least partially responsible for starting the deadly Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.


+ Wall St. Journal: New York Prosecutors Investigating Trump’s Manhattan Properties [Ed. note: This story published as the impeachment vote was underway.]

+ WaPo: McConnell, too, referred to Trump’s potential legal liability, saying he “didn’t get away with anything yet.” [Ed. note: McConnell was all about appeasing corporate and individual donors fleeing the Republican Party for acquitting Trump’s fomenting insurrection.]

+ Business Insider: Despite his impeachment acquittal, advisers say Trump is still ‘worried’ about criminal prosecution [Ed. note: Ya think!?]

+ CNN: Republicans acquitted Trump again, but this time is different – “Trump will also go down in history as a disgraced figure who escaped conviction on a technicality after a trial that undeniably proved that he endangered his own vice president, lawmakers in both parties, and scores of police officers as he sought to overturn the election results.”

+ Newsweek: Donald Trump’s Political Future in Limbo Even After Clearing Impeachment Hurdle

+ Truthout: The Capitol Siege Was White Supremacy in Action. Trial Evidence Confirms That. [Ed. note: Yes, no other way to call it!]

+ The Hill: New Poll: Majority say Trump should be barred from public office

+ WaPo’s George Will: Now begins McConnell’s project to shrink Trump’s GOP influence

+ MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: More than 550 Congressional staffers called on Senate to convict Trump [Ed. note: This is a first in American history, and these staff members were also witnesses to the Trump-incited violence!]

+ CNBC: GOP senators who voted to convict Trump are now facing backlash in their home states [Ed. note: How pathetic, however their legacy will shine in the future!]

+ Common Dreams: “It Does Not End Here”: Calls Mount for Trump to Be Tried in Criminal Court

Posted by Steve on February 15, 2021 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

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  1. I cannot understand how any part of a free nation which prides itself on the rule of law could ever support a man that betrays the office of the President. In an environment of post WWI I can understand how the German people may have been swayed by a despot. But in America? How can anyone not convict and yet after voting to acquit lash out with insincere manufactured condemnation of the man just acquitted? What hypocrisy! I saw an opportunistic weasel in Mitch McConnell and cowards in the Republican ranks. God help us.

    Comment by Carlos Perez on February 15, 2021 at 5:23 pm

  2. Donald Trump is an offal person.

    Comment by Patrick DeBurgh on February 15, 2021 at 7:16 pm

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