No good martinis but plenty to talk about today! Join Jim and Greg as they dissect Republican fears that the open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas could be at risk this year if primary voters nominated Kris Kobach, who lost the 2018 governor’s race there. They serve up a double-barreled crazy martini as Utah Sen. Mike Lee fumes that Wednesday’s Iran briefing offered few specifics and that national security officials told lawmakers not to debate the issue in public. But they’re also surprised to see Lee planning to channel that frustration into support for the War Powers Act revisions restricting the ability of a president to order time-sensitive military action. And they have a lot of fun as House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith tells CNN that its time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate only to go on Twitter a short time later to say he “misspoke” and whatever Pelosi wants to do is fine with him.

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There are 5 comments.

  1. Arahant Member

    Let’s see how long before another high-end Democrat steps out of line.

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    • January 9, 2020, at 2:38 PM PST
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  2. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    Nancy Pelosi has plenty of reasons to not send the impeachment to the Senate. The near certain acquittal will be vindication of sorts for the President. Several Presidential candidates would be tied up in Washington during the trial, and they would blame her for this. The President is agitated by the continuing process, and the longer it is drawn out, the longer his will be stressed out, and so will be more likely to make Trumpian gaffs.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 3:11 AM PST
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  3. Arahant Member

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    The President is agitated by the continuing process, and the longer it is drawn out, the longer his will be stressed out, and so will be more likely to make Trumpian gaffs.

    Not sure that I agree with this part. But if the Speaker is smart, she will bury it in a backyard somewhere.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 4:25 AM PST
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  4. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    The President is agitated by the continuing process, and the longer it is drawn out, the longer his will be stressed out, and so will be more likely to make Trumpian gaffs.

    Not sure that I agree with this part. But if the Speaker is smart, she will bury it in a backyard somewhere.

    As a Democrat who puts her party ahead of the country, Pelosi is no doubt unconcerned by the fact that “stressing out” the President of the United States is not likely to be good for the country, and that a “gaffe” by the Commander in Chief can get people killed.

    From her partisan viewpoint, the smartest thing would probably have been to immediately go to a Senate trial after passing impeachment in the House; that is, while the public is still paying attention.

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    • January 10, 2020, at 11:07 AM PST
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    The guys provide really weak coverage of the Kansas Senate race.

    The only reason they give that nominating Kris Kobach would be a bad idea for the Republicans is that he lost the Governor’s race in 2018.

    They never bother to present any explanation for why he lost, other than that Republicans not infrequently do lose Governor’s races in Kansas.

    But if that’s the reason, then it says nothing about Kobach’s ability to win the Senate race.

    • #5
    • January 10, 2020, at 11:29 AM PST
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