Trending: Impeachment!

Google Search for Impeachment…
From CNN’s Reliable Sources email thingie

This Google Trends chart shows a huge spike in US searches about “impeachment” in the 24 hours after the Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort bombshells. Impeachment is being talked about on cable news every hour, with some people taking it seriously and others dismissing the possibility. On CNN, ex-Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo told Poppy Harlow that Trump is closer to impeachment than he was 48 hours ago.

It reminds me of the Building A Better Vocabulary features in old copies of Reader’s Digest I would find boxed up in cabin rentals as a kid. I wonder why suddenly everyone was searching for Impeachment?

Oh, and this is an interesting tidbit that might be related: Rachel Maddow And Lawrence O’Donnell Just Became The Top Two Shows On Cable TV.

Sorry, Hannity, sorry Tucker. I guess you need to return to your ground-breaking expose of Aggressive Sexxxxy Pandas.

Tucker wants to talk dirty about panda-Eff’ing.

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15 Responses to Trending: Impeachment!

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    I sure hope that Big Daddy Impeach-mint, along with Junior Mint and all the other lesser mints get chewed up and then spit out. And I would suggest that once they’re all ousted, tRump subporters should become eligible for the Witless Protection Program, or relocated to FEMA Camps. Also, too – the warehouses that were used to house refugee children should be emptied out, and then there will spaces that are suitable for the baskets of deplorables. Keeping the cages, of course.

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  2. 9thousandfeet says:

    Well, maybe if more people do read up on the impeachment process they’ll come to understand that the likelihood of today’s Senate, or any imaginable Senate that the coming mid-terms could produce, mustering a 2/3 majority to convict is somewhere between zero and almost zero.
    Then he’d walk and be bulletproof for the rest of his term. You don’t get two bites at that apple.

    In fact, if Ryan were cunning enough, he’d bring an impeachment vote to the House floor sometime soon, then have it go down in flames—which at this point it certainly would—and that would go a long way to blocking any future attempts at impeachment if the House flips in November. See for reference “double jeopardy”, “apples” and “bites”.

    Boy, I’m unhealthily cynical today, obviously. Time to shut down the internet and go for a bike ride.

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    • tengrain says:

      9K –

      Yes, the probability that an impeachment trial would be successful is pretty bad, BUT as we learned from Chimpy’s Reign of Error, sometimes you really need to prove that we are still a nation of laws.

      The unforgivable sin of Nancy Pelosi’s Speakership was that she took impeachment off the table then, and effectively lost the House for a generation, and jaded activists on the Left. It was a strategic and tactical mistake that empowered criminality on the right.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • 9thousandfeet says:

        Agree that getting back to being a Nation of Laws is imperative.
        I could be missing something, but I’m just not persuaded that a failed impeachment process will contribute to that project.
        I think Pelosi keeping impeachment off the table, at least for now, and godknows I’m no fan of that wretched fossil, is the right move from the political strategy POV.

        I’m not seeing the wisdom in committing to a fight we’re unlikely to win. If conditions become more favorable for a successful impeachment in the near future, and they very well might do exactly that, it’s no big deal to put it back on the table.

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      • tengrain says:

        I could be missing something, but I’m just not persuaded that a failed impeachment process will contribute to that project.

        It’s the giving up BEFORE the fight that I object to, 9K. Either we have laws and rules or we don’t.

        That said, I am NOT advocating for this as part of some sort of 2018 strategy. I do hope that Trump’s criminality helps to drive out Republicans from office, and that the remaining GOPers in the Senate have a chance to come to Jeebus and do what is right for their constituents.

        But taking it off the table because it is un-winnable makes it a repeat of the soul-crushing defeat it was in the Chimpy years.

        Rgds,

        TG

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      • 9thousandfeet says:

        Fair enough.
        I guess I don’t see deferring a fight until the weather improves (ie, the House flips) as “giving up” so much as a decent chess move with a much higher likelihood of an ultimate, and much bigger win.

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    • ming says:

      I wish I perceived the Dems rolling over on impeachment as being strategic rather habitual. It’s like the bully that graduated from stealing your toy on the playground to stealing your lunch money, to shaking down your business for protection. You should have thrown the punch the first time. You may have gotten your ass beat, but he would have thought twice about coming back for your lunch money.

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  3. roket says:

    If FAUX Snooze wants more viewership, they need to jazz up their verbage on the plastic straw tragedy that’s sweeping Murka. Show more curly straws or those kinds that bend and such.

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    • Bruce388 says:

      A FB friend went nuts over the plastic straws posting day after day about them. Is it that goddam hard to ASK for a straw? Is it that much of a thrill to throw out an unused straw? And this guy’s a Princeton grad.

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    • osirisopto says:

      Just what are you implying there, Buddy? Real Murkins only use Straight straws.

      That bendy, twisty fluferaw ain’t gonna go no place in the real Murka.

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  4. RWW says:

    Whenever the prospect of legally indicting Comrade Stupid has come up, one of the go-to arguments against has been that Impeachment, as a political process, is the only solution the Constitution allows to deal with a criminal president. And, to make this sound reasonable and plausible, it then follows that “Impeachment means whatever the House majority says it means” since this is a political, rather than legal process. As soon as the Democrats obtain a majority, that whole notion will be swept aside and forgot about. The argument will then become what a monumental, ultra-legal process Impeachment is, requiring extraordinary proofs and burdens of proof, stringent adherence to rules of evidence, arcane procedure upon procedure, all of which will tie everything up in knots so that the political will of the majority in a process that was intended to be and all along has been political, cannot be exerted. Every game the Republicans play is a “heads-we-win, tails-you-lose” game, because they always get to set the rules, pick the refs and move the goalposts.

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    • ming says:

      Yup – Time to recognize for real that Trumpers and big chunk of the R’s have decided to take what they want by any means possible and treat them accordingly.

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  5. osirisopto says:

    Well at least he didn’t get a blow job.

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  6. Paul Fredine says:

    dumpy brought up the subject of impeachment asking, ‘who’d want to impeach someone who’s doing such a great job?” well, first of all show us that someone who’s doing that allegedly ‘great job’ then we’ll answer your question. other than that, if you really don’t want to know the answer maybe it’s best you don’t ask the question.

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