Seventeen is indeed an odd number, however it is the number of Senate Republicans needed to not only convict a 2nd time impeached Donald Trump from ever having to work in Federal government ever again . . . not even as a dishwasher in the Whitehouse, but to save their party from total ruin and an exodus of defections.
But seriously what are the real chances of seventeen Senate Republicans ‘sprouting a pair’ and actually voting to convict as a matter of moral principle, not to mention “law and order?’ Wasn’t the last four years enough for them in having lost not only the executive branch of government AND both chambers of Congress? .. The countless and mounting unnecessary deaths from the rise of a pandemic that Trump lied about and ignored throughout the past year? The incompetence and fecklessness in the roll-out of the vaccine that was called “Warp Speed” which as of this writ has been an unmitigated confluence of confusion and cranial-rectal inverted inefficiency?
No. It could be presumed that Trump could go out on New York’s 5th avenue and shoot his son-in-law Jared Kushner and still the Republicans would vote not to convict by 2/3rds vote. But then do they really want to have an batshit insane MAGA maggot in the way of Trump hindering the reconstruction of a party that was once Ronald Reagan’s, or even George H. W. Bush’s fantasy of a “Shining City On A Hill?” Probably. Yet, it’s common knowledge that they don’t have the will, nor able to “sprout a pair” against a proven moron and one who just tried to take over by force the country, based on a lie that the last election was “a fraud,” even after dozens upon dozens of tossed lawsuits and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the Texas vote count and electorate.
Much if not enough has been said of Trump’s motivations and role in the terrorist attack on the nation’s capitol, including the atrocities he has committed over the past four years which have resulted in a GOP/Republican party standing naked and defeated, before an “Emperor” who ‘has no clothes.’ But what will it take to reach seventeen [sic] conservative Republicans and to convince them that their party is no longer theirs, but to have the opportunity to spare them from a complete burial of it with Trump in the future?
So many questions but with so little answers as to what the GOP can possibly do to redeem itself, other that to “stick their heads between their legs and kiss their asses good bye.” For not to convict Trump may and could give oxygen to a fascist movement that to this point has been knocked down . . . but not out, and how a so-called “Tea Party” movement has raised its disgusting head and mutated into the “Trumplican Party” .. and it is this aspect of the 2007 general election that destroyed John McCain’s hopes of becoming president and temporarily sent the crazies of what was left of the Republican party into the ‘Howling Political Wilderness’ as President Barack Obama gave ‘hope‘ to a country in desperate need of redemption and repair.
Trump for the most part is the political narcotic, like meth now running and flowing freely through the veins of an addicted political party – irrational, unpredictable, unhinged and violent .. it’s time for re-hab .. and perhaps it’s gonna take “17” for that intervention in any ‘hope’ of salvation .. or even a “speedy recovery.”
Found this tweet informative regarding the impeachment process – in other words barring Trump from holding any federal employment in the future is predicated on conviction.
“Rather, after two-thirds of senators present voted to remove Trump, a simple majority of senators present would have approve an additional vote to bar him from the presidency in the future…”
How about this rule by the House managers holding the majority and in the Senate Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Drumpf:
.. IF Trump testifies IN PUBLIC and not through the mouths of his crack-head defense team, hold an open & floor vote so that ‘accountability’ is known of and for all of the Senators; .. IF not, hold ‘silent vote’ .. just like when Republicans when they voted for and against Liz Cheney’s ouster;
.. that’s democracy .. that’s fair & just . .