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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:26 PM

"You can't impeach a popular President."

Richard Nixon had carried 49 states less than two years before he was impeached.

Someone needs to explain to Trump that the residual stock market run will not insulate him from the Constututional remedy.

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Reply "You can't impeach a popular President." (Original post)
SCantiGOP Apr 2019 OP
PeeJ52 Apr 2019 #1
PSPS Apr 2019 #2
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #3
corbettkroehler Apr 2019 #4
MineralMan Apr 2019 #6
Siwsan Apr 2019 #5
dawg day Apr 2019 #26
happybird Apr 2019 #30
sinkingfeeling Apr 2019 #7
Sneederbunk Apr 2019 #8
sarge43 Apr 2019 #13
Fiendish Thingy Apr 2019 #16
sarge43 Apr 2019 #28
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #23
spanone Apr 2019 #9
sarisataka Apr 2019 #10
pdsimdars Apr 2019 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #24
ffr Apr 2019 #12
Kashkakat v.2.0 Apr 2019 #14
progressoid Apr 2019 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #20
kentuck Apr 2019 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #21
Beacool Apr 2019 #18
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #22
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #19
calimary Apr 2019 #25
Thomas Hurt Apr 2019 #27
GoCubsGo Apr 2019 #29
hughee99 Apr 2019 #31

Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:31 PM

1. And someone needs to explain to him that he's not popular...

 

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Response to PeeJ52 (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:34 PM

2. But he routinely tweets that he's "your favorite president"!!!11!1!

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:50 PM

3. Has he seen his poll numbers?

That's not the definition of popular, anywhere.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:52 PM

4. The Difference? Nixon Had A Modicum Of Shame

While I agree with you, for context, did you see the important reminder by Lawrence O'Donnell on a key vote in House Judiciary in 1974?

http://msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/lawrence-s-last-word-the-honorable-republican-in-nixon-impeachment-hearings-1502753859993

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Response to corbettkroehler (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:57 PM

6. No, he didn't, but he was rational enough to see that it was over.

He could still think straight, at least. Trump can't remember the last time he thought for more than 5 seconds.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:56 PM

5. Isn't he at something like 37% approval rating? And he's never cracked the 50% mark?

And he's the first POTUS* to be able to claim that particular distinction?

Perhaps he uses a whole different dictionary than MOST of the rest of us.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:19 PM

26. There was that day where he tweeted the DISAPPROVAL rating--

and said it was his approval rating. He probably still believes that.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:53 PM

30. Sad I missed that one

Bet the comments were deliciously savage.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:57 PM

7. Wanna bet?

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:59 PM

8. Nixon was not impeached?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:26 PM

13. He was impreached; he wasn't convicted.

House: Impeaches

Senate: Convicts

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:43 PM

16. Nixon was neither impeached nor convicted

The judicial committee approved 3 articles of impeachment, which would have gone to the full house for a vote if Nixon had not resigned first.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:47 PM

28. I sit corrected. n/t

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:13 PM

23. FiendishThingy is correct. Nixon was neither impeached nor convicted. . . . nt

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:03 PM

9. don, republicans disproved that when they impeached Bill Clinton

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:11 PM

10. Sure you can

Do you happen to know of one?

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:23 PM

11. Nixon got 49 states, electoral college AND the popular vote.

 

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Response to pdsimdars (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:15 PM

24. In 1972 against a weak candidate & using dirty tricks. By May 1973 he was under 50% approval.


He ended with 24% approval July August 1974.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:24 PM

12. He and his followers ARE THE MINORITY.

Fact: They lost the popular vote.
Fact: Their policies are unpopular.
Fact: tRump's polling numbers have never put him in a majority.

They ARE the minority. Always have been. The majority are being told how and what to do by the minority.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:40 PM

14. LESS than 40% is not "POPULAR"!!! Another math-impaired republican nt

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:42 PM

15. That was a long time ago. That GOP no longer exists.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:04 PM

20. Right. It is now the tRump-RepubliCon Party. Also known as the Grumpy Old Privilege Party. . . . nt

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:45 PM

17. Clinton was whole lot more popular than Trump...

....and they impeached him??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:05 PM

21. They tried and failed to convict because the public was behind Clinton 70%. Link


Impeachment Lessons: What Saved Clinton from Nixon's Fate

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212037515

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:46 PM

18. His premise is wrong. He's not a popular president.

He's been underwater ever since he announced his candidacy. He entered the WH with the lowest ratings in Gallup's history, and they've been around since 1935. He's only hit 50% on Rasmussen and they trend conservative.

Like every one of his utterances and tweets, Trump lied.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:12 PM

22. Trump lied. People in Puerto Rico died. . . . nt

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:01 PM

19. Nixon was NOT POPULAR when talk of impeachment began in earnest. Key is 50% "removal from office"


He slipped below 50% about May 1973, over a year before he was impeached. He was at 24% approval when impeachment was referred by Committee to the House July 1974. For a few months before the "remove from office" figure had been flirting with 50%.

Trump never was as popular as Nixon was.



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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:17 PM

25. Oh yes you can. Bill Clinton comes to mind.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:42 PM

27. Silly geese, everyone loves a malignant narcisisst (wink, wink)

This is how Dear Leaders are made.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:48 PM

29. Well, we don't have a popular president.

The fraud that currently occupies the job has an approval of 37%, at best. Not that popularity levels are relevant to the matter.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:12 PM

31. Nixon was impeached? Someone should ask Clinton.

He was impeached and also popular.

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