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At the House Judiciary Committee, the impeachment proceedings are off to a raucous start. Republicans are trying to fling poo and trying to denigrate the witnesses, while the three legal scholars who are testifying about the history, intent, and importance of impeachment, are shredding them to smithereens. The fourth lightweight scholar/hack Jonathan Turley is being raked by Democrats and is being ridiculed by Pundits and legal scholars on the Internet.

Here are some highlights and reactions –

Republican Doug Collins came to the hearings armed with a bowl of world salad with croutons of juvenile insults all shouted in his shrill voice. He thundered “You are all professors”. We are illiterate (my paraphrasing).

Republicans do no need to play dumb, because …

A pithy summary of the republican defense –

Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, on the other hand, showed herself as yet another “Badass” woman – knowledgeable, prepared, patriotic and fearless. Yes, imagine her being on the Supreme Court.

Some excerpts –

I read transcripts of every one of the witnesses who appeared in the live hearing. I’m insulted by the suggestion that as a law professor I don’t care about those facts.

Based on the evidentiary record…before you is something that I do not think we have ever seen before: a president who has doubled down on violating his oath to ‘faithfully execute’ the laws and to ‘protect and defend the Constitution.’”

Because this is an abuse that cuts to the heart of Democracy, you need to ask yourselves, if you don’t impeach a president who has done what this president has done — or at least you don’t investigate and then impeach if you conclude that the House Select Committee’s findings are correct — then what you’re saying is, it’s fine to go ahead and do this again.

The Constitution of the United States does not care if the next President is Donald Trump or anyone of the Democrats or a third Party. The Constitution is indifferent to that, what the Constitution cares about is we have free elections.

There is a “clear and present danger” to the U.S. election system.

In the video above, Doug Collins wanted to interrupt her, but decided against poking at a buzz-saw.

The accolades for her are gushing and overwhelming —

Mic drop moments –

Women will save the world, I tell ya.

No she won’t; she is too dignified, but we would love to see it.

Watch that language Charles!

That’s better.

She sprinkled some humor as well in her passionate testimony –

Excellent point –

Collins doing a Nunes impression …

Michael Gerhardt, the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at UNC –

People are also thoroughly impressed with Noah Feldman, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School –

Remember, sunshine is anathema to republicans –

Turley is the republican invited hack/lunatic. As someone suggested, they might as well have brought in Hannity.

Turley summarized –

Someone is impressed with the “everybody’s mad” argument. /s

Pundits are having a fun time shredding Turley’s incoherent and juvenile arguments —

The Verdict –

Democrats vs Republicans –

The Superwomen of these hearings –

We need to change this … let’s keep working on it.

Let’s keep an eye on these proceedings, keep spreading the truth and keep neutralizing the republican talking points and poo-flinging. The future of humankind is at stake.

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  1. I saw her just beeeaaacha slap Collins, the look on his face was priceless. She schooled them all. We need more witnesses like her. Why do the republitards keep hammering that ole grumpfy hasn’t had a chance to due process? He will get his chance when it goes to the senate. This is still like a grand jury proceeding,the defense gets its chance to bring witnesses and evidence when it goes to trial. Hell he had the chance to have his attorneys there, butt he refused

  2. Because there are far too many men who fear if you give women a spot at the table, sanity and dignity will demand they relinquish theirs. This is the same fear-based thinking behind billionaires spending outlandish amounts of money to thwart human progress at any cost including the extinction of life as we know it, for fear of losing their white-knuckled death grip on wealth and power.

    The time for men (and women) of small minds and even smaller hearts is over. Its time for visionaries and humanitarians from all walks of life to invent a future in which we will all find, worth living.

    We come at last to face the real crimes against humanity. There can be no quarter drawn, nor peace given, until we’ve resolved once and for all what it means to be a citizen of the nation, this world, and hold each and every to account.

  3. I watched that moron Collins. Like his governor I don’t think he’s prime time material (Senator). He’s just another loudmouth wannabe. And I love that some of the best witnesses are women. Trumps getting bitch slapped by the fairer sex! WHOOPEE!


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