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How many Democrats will NOT vote for impeachment?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by hislegacy, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. 1-3

    53.3%
  2. 4-6

    40.0%
  3. 7-10

    6.7%
  4. 11 or more

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Who is "the supreme leader" and what are the consequences for defying him/her?
     
  2. usexpat97

    usexpat97 kewlness

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    LOL! I hear the Trump campaign is hiring. Always convenient when the incumbent gets to write the ballot.
     
  3. hislegacy

    hislegacy This is me.

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    my reference was to Nancy Pelosi. You think anyone has the nerve to not follow all her directives?
     
  4. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    That remains to be seen. Personally, I expect a small amount of dissent in the ranks, but nothing that's going to stop the passing of the articles.

    So I think there will be some, but hardly substantial, dissent. If not, it would make her, if not necessarily a "supreme" leader, but certainly a far better leader than her counterpart on the other side of the aisle... don't you think?

    Pelosi is smart enough to keep her eyes on the prize -- pass the articles of impeachment -- and not lose focus by demanding slavish loyalty from her entire party.
     
  5. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

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    There were three Democrats who voted against the impeachment inquiry. There are other members who are not afraid to openly oppose Speaker pelosi on other issues. They probably will vote for impeachment, but not out of party loyalty or fear of being primaried.
     
  6. KCfromNC

    KCfromNC Regular Member

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    That's not true. His testimony discussed a number of facts which led him to his conclusion.
     
  7. jacks

    jacks Er Victus Supporter

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    Which three?
     
  8. Albion

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    Whew. There is no reason to reach that conclusion.

    For one thing, the vote against the impeachment inquiry was not nearly as important to Pelosi as this vote. And for another, opposing her "on other issues" is quite obviously not as forgivable, from her POV, as voting against this one on which so much is riding. As for a fear of being primaried, that's what all the media have mentioned as part of the bind those people supposedly feel they are in, so I see no reason to dismiss it out of hand.
     
  9. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    I was thinking the same thing. It's hard to tell if any House Dems fear Pelosi, because I don't recall ever seeing her make any kind of overt attempt to generate that kind of response.

    People just seem to listen to her (most of the time), because, well... it just seems like a good idea to do so. What a novel concept!
     
  10. paul1149

    paul1149 that your faith might rest in the power of God Supporter

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    As I understand it, the impeachment inquiry was a closed vote, and this by order of Pelosi. The individual votes were not on the record, so there was no heat. That will not be the case with the impeachment vote. And those 31 Dems in Trump districts will have increasingly unfavorable public support to think about, and now the UK Tory landslide. Recall that the 2016 Brexit vote presaged the Trump populist revolution.

    For impeachment to fail in the House, the Dems would have to lose about 17 of their own votes, if there are no crossovers from the other side. Not easy, considering their longstanding pattern of voting en bloc, but possible.
     
  11. Albion

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    Have you ever been involved in politics by holding some leadership position in a political party? It sounds from this post that the answer is "no."
     
  12. Albion

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    Pelosi wouldn't allow that. But she can easily allow four or five "no" votes and, in the process, try to make it look like everyone was free to vote his conscience, yada yada yada.
     
  13. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    True enough. Have you? I'm betting the same answer.

    Do you recall her making any kind of overt attempt to get people to fear her? I'm betting the same answer on that one, as well.
     
  14. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    You seem convinced that Pelosi has some sort of authoritarian stranglehold on the House Democrats. Any particular reason?
     
  15. paul1149

    paul1149 that your faith might rest in the power of God Supporter

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    A bit of realpolitik there, concerning the leader of the party of personal expression? You well might be correct.
     
  16. yougottabekidding

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    I think a valid side issue would be to ask how many Democratic Politicians will loose their re-election for voting for impeachment.

    Will the House Leadership change in 2020?
     
  17. BobRyan

    BobRyan Junior Member

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    we need two columns

    estimated # of Democrats that do not vote for impeachment -
    estimated # of democrats that will change party to GOP --

    Both numbers are important and reflect part of the impact this process is having on the democratic party
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 20, 2019
  18. LovebirdsFlying

    LovebirdsFlying My husband drew this cartoon of me. Staff Member Red Team - Moderator Supporter

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    MOD HAT ON

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  19. usexpat97

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    No matter. The speculation is over. The 1-3 votes have it.
     
  20. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    Adjectives modify nouns.
     
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