Your Opinion on Impeachment

 

I’d like to gauge the extent of support for, or opposition to, impeachment among the Ricochetti. Here’s what I ask you to do: I’m going to set forth two questions, and if you’re interested in participating, I ask that you answer them in the comments. This will work better if you refrain from commenting or arguing, and simply state your answers.

The two questions are:

  1. At this moment, do you support or oppose the impeachment and conviction of President Trump? I recommend that you answer either “support impeachment and conviction,” “oppose impeachment and conviction,” or “undecided.”
  2. Have you changed your mind on the question of impeachment and removal? I recommend that you answer either “I have changed my mind as events unfolded” or “I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.” The purpose of this question is to gauge whether additional consideration, during the past 8 days or so, has altered any initial opinion that you may have formed.

I should add that, by answering question 1, I do not think that you should be bound to that answer in the future. You may learn additional facts, or you may be persuaded by additional arguments, in either direction.

Prior to this recommended poll, I have two data points about the level of support for impeachment and conviction among folks on the political right:

  • Among the Ricochetti, the data suggest that we are close to 50-50. Jon Gabriel posted (here) on January 6, stating that the President should be impeached, convicted, and removed, and that post currently has 47 likes. I posted (here) on January 8, strongly criticizing the call for impeachment, and that post currently has 50 likes.
  • Among Republican Congressmen, 200 opposed impeachment, 10 voted for impeachment (with 1 absent and not yet determined).

My answers: I oppose impeachment and conviction. I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

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  1. Brian Wyneken Member
    Brian Wyneken
    @BrianWyneken

    I oppose impeachment and conviction. I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    • #1
  2. Kozak Member
    Kozak
    @Kozak

    A dangerous farce.

     

    • #2
  3. lowtech redneck Coolidge
    lowtech redneck
    @lowtech redneck

    1.) Oppose.

    2.) No.

    I’m lazy, okay?

    • #3
  4. David March Thatcher
    David March
    @ToryWarWriter

    I oppose, and I am not been persuaded, either way.

    I predict Republicans upon retaking the house in 2022, will impeach whoever is in office, just to prove the point.

    • #4
  5. JoelB Member
    JoelB
    @JoelB

    I oppose impeachment and conviction. I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    • #5
  6. The (apathetic) King Prawn Inactive
    The (apathetic) King Prawn
    @TheKingPrawn
    1. I support impeachment, conviction, removal from office, and prohibition from further service.
    2. I have not changed my mind. 

    I have not spent my entire adult life defending this nation just to see it destroyed in service to a lie. Had Obama and his minions done all the things Trump did when Hillary lost we would rightly be calling for his immediate ouster. Goose/gander, etc.

    • #6
  7. Henry Racette Contributor
    Henry Racette
    @HenryRacette

    I oppose impeachment and conviction.

    I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    • #7
  8. Richard Easton Member
    Richard Easton
    @RichardEaston

    Oppose No

    • #8
  9. Hoyacon Member
    Hoyacon
    @Hoyacon

    String him up!

    Sorry, just got carried away in the moment.

    I support neither impeachment nor conviction, and have not changed my mind. If necessary, I’m prepared to discuss why, but I don’t want to derail an interesting thread with arguments that were not requested.

    • #9
  10. Some Call Me ...Tim Coolidge
    Some Call Me ...Tim
    @SomeCallMeTim
    1.  I oppose impeachment.
    2. I have not changed my mind.
    • #10
  11. DJ EJ Member
    DJ EJ
    @DJEJ
    1. I oppose impeachment and conviction.
    2. I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.
    • #11
  12. JamesSalerno Coolidge
    JamesSalerno
    @JamesSalerno
    1. I oppose
    2. The more info comes out, the more rock-solid my opposition is

     

    • #12
  13. Seawriter Contributor
    Seawriter
    @Seawriter

    I oppose both impeachment and conviction. Trump can only be convicted after his term ends and he is no longer holds federal office. This makes the trial moot, except to bar him from future Presidential runs – which really puts it into the category of a Bill of Attainder, specifically barred by the Constitution.

    • #13
  14. AQ Member
    AQ
    @AQ

    Oppose. Haven’t changed my mind

    • #14
  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Support the impeachment and removal of the President for abuse of power. The sooner we remove Biden the better.

    • #15
  16. Juliana Member
    Juliana
    @Juliana

    I oppose impeachment and have not changed my mind.

    • #16
  17. Bob W Member
    Bob W
    @WBob

    Oppose and haven’t changed mind.

    (Although, sometimes I think he deserves it anyway.)

    • #17
  18. Gary Robbins Reagan
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    I support conviction by the Senate.

    My views have not changed, per se, but they have hardened.

    • #18
  19. HeavyWater Inactive
    HeavyWater
    @HeavyWater

    The (apathetic) King Prawn (View Comment):

    1. I support impeachment, conviction, removal from office, and prohibition from further service.
    2. I have not changed my mind.

    I have not spent my entire adult life defending this nation just to see it destroyed in service to a lie. Had Obama and his minions done all the things Trump did when Hillary lost we would rightly be calling for his immediate ouster. Goose/gander, etc.

    I agree. Impeach, convict and remove Trump from office. Prohibit Trump from further service. I have not changed my mind.

    • #19
  20. Hugh Member
    Hugh
    @Hugh

    lowtech redneck (View Comment):

    1.) Oppose.

    2.) No.

    I’m lazy, okay?

    What he said

    • #20
  21. Poindexter Member
    Poindexter
    @Poindexter

    I support impeachment and conviction.

    I have not changed my mind.

    • #21
  22. Hugh Member
    Hugh
    @Hugh

    David March (View Comment):

    I oppose, and I am not been persuaded, either way.

    I predict Republicans upon retaking the house in 2022, will impeach whoever is in office, just to prove the point.

    Disagree with the second part of your last statement. Republicans, retaking the house, will refuse to impeach because they are So Much Better Than Those Democrats.

     

    • #22
  23. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

    I oppose impeachment and conviction. I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    • #23
  24. Captain French Moderator
    Captain French
    @AlFrench

    I oppose impeachment and conviction. I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    • #24
  25. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
    Gossamer Cat
    @GossamerCat

    I oppose impeachment and conviction. I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    But I will say that I understand after I learned more of the events why some might support impeachment.

    • #25
  26. thelonious Member
    thelonious
    @thelonious

    Oppose Impeachment. My mind hasn’t changed but could as more information comes in, which is not very bloody likely since I think at this point it’s a huge waste of time but never say never.

    • #26
  27. The_Admin() Admin
    The_Admin()
    @Max

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio…:

    • At this moment, do you support or oppose the impeachment and conviction of President Trump? I recommend that you answer either “support impeachment and conviction,” “oppose impeachment and conviction,” or “undecided.”
    • Have you changed your mind on the question of impeachment and removal? I recommend that you answer either “I have changed my mind as events unfolded” or “I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.” The purpose of this question is to gauge whether additional consideration, during the past 8 days or so, has altered any initial opinion that you may have formed.

    OPPOSE

    I have not changed my mind.

    • #27
  28. Scott Wilmot Member
    Scott Wilmot
    @ScottWilmot

    I oppose impeachment and conviction.

    I have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    • #28
  29. D.A. Venters Member
    D.A. Venters
    @DAVenters

    I support. Have not changed my mind as events unfolded.

    • #29
  30. Jim George Member
    Jim George
    @JimGeorge

    Oppose. No.

    • #30