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    Default Watching the Jan. 6 hearings is a must to preserve democracy

    Watching the Jan. 6 hearings is a must to preserve democracy
    Millions of Americans who have watched the four hearings held so far have learned, from stunning and frightening testimony, about the deep roots of the Big Lie and the corrupt plot to keep the president in power, any cost to the country be damned.


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    Every American, especially those who have not yet done so, should make the time to watch the televised hearings of the bipartisan House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6th attack.
    On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is scheduled to lead the fifth hearing, which will focus on then-President Donald Trump’s pressure campaign on the Justice Department to help advance his Big Lie and overturn the 2020 presidential election he lost by a wide margin.
    Millions of Americans who have watched the four hearings held so far have learned, from stunning and frightening testimony, about the deep roots of the Big Lie and the corrupt plot to keep the president in power, any cost to the country be damned.
    The violent attack on our Capitol was just the tip of a much bigger, potentially more threatening, iceberg.
    It’s a civics education that all of us have a duty to pay attention to. That’s especially the case now that new evidence has reportedly emerged, additional hearings may be in the works beyond those already planned, more subpoenas are being issued by the Justice Department and threats against lawmakers on the committee are on the rise.
    The first hearing on June 9, held in prime time, drew a huge audience of 20 million viewers. The numbers reportedly have declined since, which is why we’re making note of the fact that replays of the testimony can be found online. There’s no excuse for not watching.
    A shrug and a “It’s over, it’s old news, they didn’t succeed, what about gas prices and inflation?” simply won’t cut it. Not if we want to preserve and strengthen our democracy.
    No one should doubt the ongoing threat. Not when staunch conservatives such as retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig tell the select committee that Trump and his allies pose a “clear and present danger” to American democracy.
    Then there’s Kinzinger, who had enough integrity to repudiate Trump for his clear — perhaps criminal — role in fomenting the Jan. 6 attack. Yet what did Kinzinger get for showing basic decency and living up to his oath of office? A letter with vile, sickening death threats against him and his family.
    A recent poll showed that nearly 6 in 10 — 58% — of Americans believe Trump should face criminal charges for his role in Jan. 6. That percentage is up slightly from polls taken before the hearings.
    No one, except perhaps Attorney General Merrick Garland himself, can say yet whether Trump and those who aided and abetted his plot to stay in power will be held accountable in a court of law.
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Well, most folks aren't watching. What do you plan to do about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Well, most folks aren't watching. What do you plan to do about that?
    Say what you want, but I just posted an article from GOP pollster Frank Luntz that shows the hearings are having an effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    Say what you want, but I just posted an article from GOP pollster Frank Luntz that shows the hearings are having an effect.
    And I still point out that most folks are not watching these hearings, which is a fact. I then asked you a simple question which you did not answer... What do you plan to do about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    And I still point out that most folks are not watching these hearings, which is a fact. I then asked you a simple question which you did not answer... What do you plan to do about that?
    Yes, most are not directly watching the hearings, but you cant avoid watching video clips on local and national news casts, as well as constant newspaper articles. Even Fox has gotten on the bandwagon:

    https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-impeachment-hearings/

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    Yes, most are not directly watching the hearings, but you cant avoid watching video clips on local and national news casts, as well as constant newspaper articles. Even Fox has gotten on the bandwagon:

    https://www.rawstory.com/fox-news-impeachment-hearings/
    Fox was doing that from the beginning. It was literally what you were all upset over, that they were going to cover it after the show rather than live. Most folks are not going to watch these hearings that this person says is your "civic duty" to watch and that it will "save democracy" and that you personally must watch to "save democracy"... My question is: What do you plan to do about the fact that most folks will not watch?
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Fox was doing that from the beginning. It was literally what you were all upset over, that they were going to cover it after the show rather than live. Most folks are not going to watch these hearings that this person says is your "civic duty" to watch and that it will "save democracy" and that you personally must watch to "save democracy"... My question is: What do you plan to do about the fact that most folks will not watch?
    I am going to watch the country finally turn against this monster, who is out to destroy our Democracy. The sad part is that Trump is supported through lies and misinformation by this entire board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridafan View Post
    I am going to watch the country finally turn against this monster, who is out to destroy our Democracy. The sad part is that Trump is supported through lies and misinformation by this entire board.
    LOL. Which still doesn't answer my question. I get that you don't like Trump (I don't either for that matter), the OP told us WATCHING would SAVE DEMOCRACY. If most folks will not watch (which most will not) what happens to democracy and what do you plan to do to then "save democracy" if folks will not do what you want them to do?
    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    LOL. Which still doesn't answer my question. I get that you don't like Trump (I don't either for that matter), the OP told us WATCHING would SAVE DEMOCRACY. If most folks will not watch (which most will not) what happens to democracy and what do you plan to do to then "save democracy" if folks will not do what you want them to do?
    The best I can do is to make my voice heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    LOL. Which still doesn't answer my question. I get that you don't like Trump (I don't either for that matter), the OP told us WATCHING would SAVE DEMOCRACY. If most folks will not watch (which most will not) what happens to democracy and what do you plan to do to then "save democracy" if folks will not do what you want them to do?
    This current shitshow is nothing more than every other shitshows and all about trying to prevent Trump from running again which I find rather interesting because I believe most Republicans, myself included, hope Trump backs away and lets far better and more popular republicans take the helm. I suspect the lefties better be careful about what they wish for as this could backfire biggley in their collective faces.
    If I were a sane leftie, (sorry for the oxymoron), I would be promoting Trump and encouraging his running again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Well, most folks aren't watching. What do you plan to do about that?
    They're watching the news, the late night talk show hosts, social media, all of which are replaying the highlights.
    We've all seen the highlights even if you don't watch it live. I bet even you have. It's all over the news, the internet, social media.
    You can't escape it.

    What do you plan to do about that?
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionfish View Post
    LyinBitch wets panties over J6C hearings. Fat Donald is going down!!!

    Haw, haw............haw
    In the last 30 years of Presidential Elections, the Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Capitalist View Post
    LyinBitch wets panties over J6C hearings. Fat Donald is going down!!!

    Haw, haw............haw
    Ask me if I care. I find you paranoid idiots amusing. I have heard from alt lefties like you "Trump is going down" at least two dozen times over the past five years. Sorry for your condition and hope you find peace, or better yet, a piece, as you need something, anything, to calm you down.

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    They condemn the hearings but the cult leader is now angry that McCarthy didn’t put Republicans on the committee. Trump is worried, these hearings are effective.
    "Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories," Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center,

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