Impeachment-palooza, Ukraine Edition

What on earth is going on with impeachment, Hunter Biden, Ukrainian investigations, whistleblower form changes, and Australian phone calls — and have voters tuned it out?

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There are 14 comments.

  1. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Better late than never :) Thanks for a new Conservatarians!

    • #1
    • October 1, 2019, at 2:27 PM PDT
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  2. Jon Gabriel, Ed. Chief

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    Better late than never :) Thanks for a new Conservatarians!

    Thanks for listening!

    • #2
    • October 1, 2019, at 5:30 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  3. DonG Coolidge

    Dandy podcast. The good thing about missing a few days of news is that the outrage keeps on churning and you can always jump in at any point. I agree with the notion that Trump will be first impeached president to be re-elected, but not the last.

    • #3
    • October 1, 2019, at 6:57 PM PDT
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  4. kedavis Member

    DonG (View Comment):

    Dandy podcast. The good thing about missing a few days of news is that the outrage keeps on churning and you can always jump in at any point. I agree with the notion that Trump will be first impeached president to be re-elected, but not the last.

    Will there ever be a president who is impeached AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE, who is then re-elected? Maybe. But I don’t think it will be a Republican.

    • #4
    • October 1, 2019, at 7:30 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  5. filmklassik Member

    Nice chat, guys. Good (and often funny) analysis, as always.

     

    • #5
    • October 1, 2019, at 11:04 PM PDT
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  6. Patrick McClure Member

    Stephen did you actually read the tweets? Listening to you makes it seem like you are working with hearsay about the tweets.

    • #6
    • October 2, 2019, at 5:45 AM PDT
    • 4 likes
  7. rdowhower Coolidge

    Did Stephen even read the transcript? Where exactly was the abuse of power? Unbelievable that people continue to see what they want to see because they find Trump distasteful. I agree with Jon’s assessment of the transcript completely.

    • #7
    • October 2, 2019, at 6:25 AM PDT
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  8. Bishop Wash Member

    I’m curious what Stephen’s fascination with Trump dropping a nuclear bomb on Europe is. This is at least the third time he’s brought up, “one morning Trump could wake up and nuke Denmark/Norway/Sweden/etc.”. In what fever dream is he coming up with these ideas?

    • #8
    • October 2, 2019, at 8:12 AM PDT
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  9. Architectus Member

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    Did Stephen even read the transcript? Where exactly was the abuse of power? Unbelievable that people continue to see what they want to see because they find Trump distasteful. I agree with Jon’s assessment of the transcript completely.

    He obviously never read the transcript, and never read the “whistle-blower” complaint. I generally like the podcast, but the laziness of Mr. Miller is often hard to take. It would have taken about 20 minutes of reading to become educated before spending an hour talking nonsense. His entire view of the world is sourced from the bumper sticker ejaculations of Twitter. Mr. Gabriel, by contrast, is consistently reliable and well-versed on the background material, bringing a valuable perspective to the dialogue.

    • #9
    • October 2, 2019, at 8:31 PM PDT
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  10. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    No Miller, you are never more rational than @exjon.

    • #10
    • October 2, 2019, at 9:56 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  11. filmklassik Member

    Architectus (View Comment):

    rdowhower (View Comment):

    Did Stephen even read the transcript?

    His entire view of the world is sourced from the bumper sticker ejaculations of Twitter.

    Stephen’s “entire view of the world” was formed this way?

    Okay, this is not only unfair, it is patently insane.

    • #11
    • October 3, 2019, at 4:59 AM PDT
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  12. HankMorgan Coolidge

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):

    I’m curious what Stephen’s fascination with Trump dropping a nuclear bomb on Europe is. This is at least the third time he’s brought up, “one morning Trump could wake up and nuke Denmark/Norway/Sweden/etc.”. In what fever dream is he coming up with these ideas?

    A man can dream, can’t he?

    • #12
    • October 3, 2019, at 6:00 PM PDT
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  13. MACHO GRANDE' (aka - Chri… Coolidge

    Good pod. It’s interesting stuff around how the Democrats seem to keep building a firing squad for Hitler Trump, but they wind up pointing at each other, in a circle. Not because Trump is Captain Shiny Integrity Pants, but because, in large part, career politicians, spending 40 years in DC or thereabouts, are rarely selfless individuals. They are largely greedy, power-happy chowderheads, so far removed from the reality of daily life that they actually think it’s their jobs to tell us how to live.

    Not that it matters, but I agree that there will at least be a vote of impeachment, and he’ll likely be impeached in the Hizzy, and it dies in the Senate. But Stephen’s joke near the end, about recurring impeachments, and if he’s re-elected, sort of regularly scheduled impeachments, was spot-on. Right about the House, too, in terms of not doing anything for 2 years except RUSSIA! Which has now evaporated like clever thoughts evaporate out of Pelosi’s mind to be immediately replaced by collagen and stupid thoughts.

     

     

     

    • #13
    • October 5, 2019, at 7:33 AM PDT
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  14. kedavis Member

    MACHO GRANDE' (aka – Chri… (View Comment):

    Not that it matters, but I agree that there will at least be a vote of impeachment, and he’ll likely be impeached in the Hizzy, and it dies in the Senate. But Stephen’s joke near the end, about recurring impeachments, and if he’s re-elected, sort of regularly scheduled impeachments, was spot-on. Right about the House, too, in terms of not doing anything for 2 years except RUSSIA! Which has now evaporated like clever thoughts evaporate out of Pelosi’s mind to be immediately replaced by collagen and stupid thoughts.

    Right, and Will there ever be a president who is impeached AND REMOVED FROM OFFICE, who is then re-elected? Maybe. But I don’t think it will be a Republican. With Democrat examples like James Traficant running for re-election while in prison, even though he didn’t win but that’s just a technicality… I think if Bill Clinton or Barack Obama had run for re-election while in prison, either or both would have actually won. And impeachment/removal from office is just a political thing, not criminal.

    • #14
    • October 5, 2019, at 2:49 PM PDT
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