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Why they should call the valet?

Because character issues are more important to Trump supporters than crimes or illegal activities. After all, they expect him to be a criminal - that's one of the things they admire about him.

If the valet were to testify that the plate-throwing had happened before, and the table cloth was jerked from the table and the china ended up on the floor. We do not if was historic White House china? It didn't seem to matter with Trump.

Also, if there are witnesses that will testify about the SUV incident, where he attempted to grab the wheel, it would show him to be petulant and angry like a child.

Trump supporters do not really care if he wanted the magnetometers (MAGS) shut down. Oh, hell yeah! He wanted to march down to the Capitol with them. This would not be a story that would resonate with Trump supporters.

They admire the criminality of Trump but they do not like the person that throws dishes or dumps his food on the White House walls.

Democrats tend to look for the criminality, which might hold up in a court of law, but that is not where Trump is weak with his people. He tries to protect his facade of a strongman and doesn't want anyone to see the weak, insecure child.

George Orwell on power:

"Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing."

The J6 Committee Hearings are proving to be a summer hit.

At last report, there were 13 million viewers of the last hearing. These are difficult numbers for the networks to walk away from.

Since this is only the first week in July, there are still several weeks left of captivating television. As a side benefit, it is educating the American people about what happened on and before January 6th.

By quick calculation, they could squeeze in eight more episodes by the middle of September. A lot of information could come out between now and then. A lot of new witnesses could step forward.

It could be the television series that saved America and exposed the corrupt criminals that had ensconced themselves into every branch of our government.

Only two words will change the debate on the J6 Committee's investigation"

"TRUMP INDICTED"

Only then will it be taken seriously.

When the charges and the facts are laid out, all the Trump supporters will get their chance to defend their delusions and lies against the facts of our judicial system.

Until that happens, they will continue to pretend that it is no big deal to attack the Capitol and threaten the lives of our elected Representatives. It is OK because they believed they were cheated out of an election. They believed the Big Lie.

Until then, it is all a big game. It's not real.

"I could shoot someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose a vote.."

How true that has turned out to be.

One can only imagine what would have happened if they had been successful in hanging Mike Pence. After all, "he deserved it."

Donald Trump always declares his innocence. "I barely knew her", he says. Whatever he has done pales in comparison to what his political enemies have done. "What about Hunter Biden?"

He never confesses to anything, even if caught red-handed. He reverses the charges. It is a witch hunt. The person making the charges is despicable. He is a left-wing radical Democrat. He makes it a two-sided story.

We have seen this one-trick pony far too many times.

He needs to hear more: "We have the evidence".

"Donald Trump is guilty."

"He should be indicted immediately."

"In our country, he has no special privilege".

"He has betrayed our country and deserves his just punishment."

We need to stop discussing whether or not we have the evidence. We have the evidence. We need someone to say, "Tomorrow he will be indicted".

The War Between the Parties

Similar to the War Between the States, they defend an ideology and a cult of personality, no matter how insane or absurd it becomes. The truth is just one man's opinion. Anything that disagrees with the Party is "fake news".

We have reached a point where there is no communication about what is important to our nation or republic. It only matters if it furthers the interests of the Party.

There is no shame. There is no guilt. There is no admission of fact. There is only the Enemy and that is the other Party.

Do not try to persuade with truth or rational thought. Do not try to convince them with empathy or patriotism. Nothing can penetrate the shell of their cult.

Unless there is some sort of paradoxical change, it appears we are going to ride this road to the very end.

Do not waste your time with truths and facts that you think will change them to your way of thinking. Save your energy for something much more worthy, like ice cream and fireworks for the Fourth.

Could Trump still be impeached again?

However, it should be stipulated, not by the Democrats.

But, if the Republicans were serious about their Party and our Country, and more than twenty of them were willing to find guilty and to convict, I'm sure the Democrats might help them in their mission?

Democrats tried it twice it never worked. They had all the evidence they needed but Republicans were in love and would have no part of it. Democrats would not attempt it again.

But, if enough Republicans saw the danger in another Trump presidency, and wanted to prevent it from happening, I'm sure the Democrats would be willing to discuss it with them.

However, I am not certain it can even be done with the former criminal president?

Or maybe they would rather tie their fortunes to Merrick Garland and the DOJ?

When Trump told his followers to "march peacefully and patriotically" to the Capitol?

He meant exactly that, in my opinion.

He wanted them to be peaceful and patriotic on their way to the Capitol.

But then, he wanted them to "fight like hell".

Or they "would not have a country anymore".

They did exactly as they were told. They marched peacefully to the Capitol and then all hell broke loose.

They knew exactly what to do once they got there.

Trump's comments, in my opinion, was meant for his supporters not to create any disturbances on the way to the Capitol.

Once they got there, they had their orders.

It was like walking across a pasture of cow patties and pointing out the one clover blossom in the field.

Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump have thrown the Supreme Court totally out of balance.

Indeed, they are more like another legislative body. They have become power-drunk with their politics. It is a dangerous predicament for American democracy.

What should be done?

There are many arguments against expanding the Court, including that of President Joe Biden. But something needs to be done.

There was a time when the Chief Justice could protect the minority. However, with the present 6/3 majority, his vote is of little concern. The Court is stacked, even against the Chief Justice.

In my opinion, the Court is not legitimate at this time. It needs some sort of balance, without trying to achieve a political majority. They should try to give power back to the Chief Justice.

It is my theory that the addition of one more Justice would help to correct the course. Instead of a 6/3 or 5/4 vote, the Chief Justice could cast the tie-vote, which would send it back to the lower court decision.

This would NOT give the Supreme Court back to the Democrats. However, it would give some power back to Chief Justice Roberts. It would take away some power from the radical religious Justices now in power.

The addition of one Justice could not be argued as giving power to the Democrats. It absolutely does not. The conservatives would still maintain a 6/4 majority. Only the vote of the Chief Justice could create a tie vote.

But, at the present time, that would be better than nothing.

If that did not correct the imbalance, they could think of adding more Justices to balance the political drift the Court has now taken. But at the present time, they should add one more Justice and give some power back to the Chief Justice.

Retirement or death could resolve the problem, but the problem is now.

Speaker Pelosi's invisble hand behind the J6 Committee hearings?

I am almost certain that it is she who is calling the shots on the witnesses and who is going to do the questioning? It is Speaker Pelosi who has determined that they will "prosecute" their case with almost all Republicans. It removes a major weapon from Trump and the Republicans' hands, the one of "partisan" biases. Behind the scenes, it will be shown that Nancy Pelosi was maneuvering the Committee in a brilliant, non-partisan fashion.

In the end, Liz Cheney may get most of the positive press from the Hearings, but Nancy Pelosi is pulling a lot of strings behind the scenes, in my opinion.
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