Pledge to Impeach Trump, Tom Steyer Demands of Democrats

  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Oct 12, 2017 10:23 AM GMT
    One of the Democratic Party’s most prominent financial backers is demanding that lawmakers and candidates on the left support removing President Trump from office, putting pressure on Democrats to make Mr. Trump’s ouster a defining issue in the 2018 midterm elections.

    Tom Steyer, a billionaire California investor who spent more than $91 million supporting Democrats in the 2016 elections, issued the demand to his party in a letter on Wednesday. In his message, Mr. Steyer called Mr. Trump a “clear and present danger to the republic” and urged Democrats to pledge that they would seek to remove him from office if they take control of Congress next year.

    Mr. Steyer — who is considering a run for Senate, perhaps against Senator Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat — cited a range of acts by Mr. Trump to justify impeachment, including the president’s “relationship with Vladimir Putin and Russia,” allegations that Mr. Trump has used the presidency to “promote his own business interests” and his “seeming determination to go to war.”

    And he pointed to mounting expressions of concern on the right, including the warning by Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, that Mr. Trump was at risk of fomenting a world war, and reports that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson described Mr. Trump as a “moron.” Democrats, Mr. Steyer said, should be no less confrontational.

    “This is not just an issue of Twitter screeds but what it means for a person who has control over our nuclear arsenal,” Mr. Steyer said, adding in a plea to lawmakers: “I hope you will make your position clear so that Democratic voters who are under constant attack by this administration, know their elected representatives have the patriotism and political courage to stand up and take action.”
    The letter, which was sent to Democratic congressional offices and the party’s House and Senate campaign committees, and shared with The New York Times by an aide to Mr. Steyer, represents a significant boost to efforts on the left to make impeachment a mainstream political consideration.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/us/tom-steyer-trump-impeachment.html
  • PennsyGuy

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    Oct 12, 2017 12:28 PM GMT
    Hahahahahahahaha!

    Not. Going. To. Happen.
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    Oct 12, 2017 9:50 PM GMT
    Steyer is looking to replace 84yo Diane Feinstein.

    Liberals, according to your Obamacare architect, she' s useless and should have died 9 years ago:

    Why I Hope to Die at 75
    An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/10/why-i-hope-to-die-at-75/379329/
  • bro4bro

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    Oct 14, 2017 12:53 AM GMT
    As incompetent as I believe Trump is, without clear, specific, unassailable charges of criminal activity or blatant abuse of power, any attempt at impeachment would be a counterproductive waste of time and money.

    Ever since the Clinton regime it has been a go-to tactic of the opposition party to try to impeach the president. There were attempts to impeach Bush. There were attempts to impeach Obama. At this point it makes everyone involved look like spoiled children.

    You have to remember that Trump won the election. He was chosen by the people, according to the due process established by the Constitution. You can't just impeach everyone the people elect just because he belongs to the other party. It shows a genuine lack of regard for the system of democracy you're sworn to uphold. And it reveals a bit too clearly that politicians at the federal level have no regard whatsoever for the will of the people, but only for their own little power struggles and political careers.

    Sadly, I see no end to this nasty little trend, because our political system is utterly broken. Whoever becomes the next president, and the next, and the one after that, the opposition party will immediately begin cooking up pretexts on which to impeach him.
  • PennsyGuy

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    Oct 14, 2017 2:21 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidAs incompetent as I believe Trump is, without clear, specific, unassailable charges of criminal activity or blatant abuse of power, any attempt at impeachment would be a counterproductive waste of time and money.

    Ever since the Clinton regime it has been a go-to tactic of the opposition party to try to impeach the president. There were attempts to impeach Bush. There were attempts to impeach Obama. At this point it makes everyone involved look like spoiled children.

    You have to remember that Trump won the election. He was chosen by the people, according to the due process established by the Constitution. You can't just impeach everyone the people elect just because he belongs to the other party. It shows a genuine lack of regard for the system of democracy you're sworn to uphold. And it reveals a bit too clearly that politicians at the federal level have no regard whatsoever for the will of the people, but only for their own little power struggles and political careers.

    Sadly, I see no end to this nasty little trend, because our political system is utterly broken. Whoever becomes the next president, and the next, and the one after that, the opposition party will immediately begin cooking up pretexts on which to impeach him.


    Agree 90% (I disagree about the "incompetent" part).

    I wonder how many on here even know what impeachment is? Do they think that if President Trump were to ever be impeached, it means that he is removed from office? The bar is quite high in the Senate for actual removal from office (conviction).

    Do any of you here who keep squawking Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! think that even if the House did impeach him, that President Trump would resign? I don't think so.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 14, 2017 4:48 AM GMT
    OMG! The libs have really lost it. It would be funny if it were not so pitiful. Yes, by all means, make "IMPEACH TRUMP" your battle cry for 2018. It will be a freaking bloodbath for the Dems. Trump isn't going anywhere, folks. The sooner you all come to terms with that the sooner you can get on with your lives and do something far more productive than incessant whining about Trump
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    Oct 14, 2017 11:35 AM GMT
    Yawn.
  • PennsyGuy

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    Oct 14, 2017 3:52 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOMG! The libs have really lost it. It would be funny if it were not so pitiful. Yes, by all means, make "IMPEACH TRUMP" your battle cry for 2018. It will be a freaking bloodbath for the Dems. Trump isn't going anywhere, folks. The sooner you all come to terms with that the sooner you can get on with your lives and do something far more productive than incessant whining about Trump


    Looking forward to the Democrats being crushed in the 2018 elections! :-)
  • bro4bro

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    Oct 14, 2017 9:44 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidOMG! The libs have really lost it. It would be funny if it were not so pitiful.


    Do I need to remind you (again) that Republicans tried to impeach Obama? How funny/pitiful did that turn out to be?

    All of Washington has really lost it. And they aren't gonna find it anytime soon, especially when both parties find it so ridiculously easy to recruit "true believers".
  • PennsyGuy

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    Oct 14, 2017 11:06 PM GMT
    bro4bro said
    CuriousJockAZ saidOMG! The libs have really lost it. It would be funny if it were not so pitiful.


    Do I need to remind you (again) that Republicans tried to impeach Obama? How funny/pitiful did that turn out to be?

    All of Washington has really lost it. And they aren't gonna find it anytime soon, especially when both parties find it so ridiculously easy to recruit "true believers".


    What? When did the House vote on impeaching Obama?

    Agree with you on Washington - it's why we have President Trump today. Enough Americans have said "enough is enough" with that cesspool down there.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 15, 2017 12:07 AM GMT
    The reason why most Americans voted for Trump was because they were fed up with all the entrenched career politicians.