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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #39)

Thu May 30, 2019, 03:26 PM

44. So you still can't find the "quote".

Seems mysterious that your "quoted" him three or four times and still can't locate the "quote". Do you think it's time you admitted making up words to put in his mouth? Or do you have some secret mind meld that lets you into his brain?

Seriously. Using quotes when they are not quotes is a very substandard form of argument. I've seen it on faux news, but rarely see it on DU.

Okay. You don't like the word mysterious. What word would you like for language that avoids being clear, that talks all around the subject but never mentions it, that seems to throw out hints and suggestions without really committing to the subject? You like to use the words "obvious" and "clearly", but you have to know that those words do not apply here. As written, the text of his press conference leaves it up to listeners to interpret. Without the clarity that the issue calls for, your interpretation is no more applicable than that of trump's lawyers. Mueller could have used your words instead of avoiding clarity (being mysterious), but he didn't. That is the rub.

If he had said: "Our investigation showed that the president clearly committed obstruction of justice, but my mandate and DOJ guidelines prevent me from bringing charges. The legislature should begin impeachment hearings based on the findings of this report."

How differently the last day would have been had he done so.

If he really believes the president committed crimes, he should be personally lobbying congressional republicans to stop protecting the liar. He is one of the only people alive that might get them to switch. I think the democracy is worth the effort and inconvenience. Don't you?

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