The Odds Are Against It

3ECBD246-68FD-4DAB-A045-539EACED3754The official line from the White House is that, despite all of his documented wrongdoings and ethical violations, it’s one big conspiracy from the so-called “deep state” that is leading toward the impeachment of Donald Trump in the United States House of Representatives.

The issue, for those of us who know that Trump is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, is that in order to obtain a conviction, thus leading to his removal from office, it would take a two-thirds supermajority vote (67 senators) in the United States Senate. As it stands now, the Senate has 53 Republicans and 47 Democrats (including two independents). And that means that 20 of the 53 Republicans, plus every Democrat and the two independents, would have to vote to convict.

Despite all of the irrefutable evidence of abuse of power, obstruction of justice, and extortion of a foreign government for political purposes, against Donald Trump, it’s unlikely that the Republican senators, who worship Donald Trump as if he were a god, would see the light and vote to convict him.

Thus, the odds of ridding our country of the scourge of Donald Trump through impeachment and conviction are slim to none. So voting him and his Republican sycophants out of office next November will be our best and last chance to end this insanity and to save our democratic republic.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (official), Ragtag Daily Prompt (deep), Your Daily Word Prompt (conviction), The Daily Spur (worship), and Word of the Day Challenge (light).

27 thoughts on “The Odds Are Against It

  1. amoralegria November 7, 2019 / 1:21 pm

    Great integration of all these words in a factual, natural-sounding narrative!

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  2. Paula Light November 7, 2019 / 1:26 pm

    The deeeeeeeep staaaaaate consists of swampy Republicans like Mitch and Lindsey who are mired in our govt for life apparently. What the hell else would it be? They seem to control everything!

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    • Fandango November 7, 2019 / 8:37 pm

      I’m convinced that the Russians and/or Donald Trump have something on those two scumbags.

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  3. rugby843 November 7, 2019 / 1:53 pm

    I like the graphic. I hope you are not correct, but fear you are.

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  4. Clever Girl November 7, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    That would be if one believes our voting system works and isn’t corrupt, which I do not.

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    • Fandango November 7, 2019 / 10:01 pm

      Yeah, I worry about that too. I’m afraid there’s going to be chaos after next year’s election, regardless of whether Trump wins or loses.

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  5. Marleen November 7, 2019 / 3:27 pm

    This is an important observation and consideration for implementation.

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  6. Sadje November 7, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    This was expected. People don’t suddenly grow a conscience.

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  7. landmers November 7, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    I think it’s always been this way. Everyone thought the Mueller Report would be Trump’s downfall. Nope. Now, everyone thinks that impeachment will get him out. Nope. The House will vote to impeach, but the Senate is the one where it counts, and Moscow Mitch ain’t lettin’ that happen!

    The only way – and it’s been this from day one – to remove this scourge is to vote. EVERYONE must vote. Now, with voter suppression and gerrymandering that the GOP is – honestly – really good at, that gets harder and harder, but voting is the only thing that will save us.

    Here’s a sobering thought: The GOP has not seated a POTUS by the popular vote since 1988.

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    • Marleen November 7, 2019 / 8:34 pm

      That’s really something to let sink in.

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    • Fandango November 7, 2019 / 10:17 pm

      Didn’t Dubya win the popular vote in 2004 against John Kerry?

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      • Marleen November 8, 2019 / 12:07 am

        🤭 and I heard he wrote in his book (I didn’t read his book) that he would get into a war, for that purpose, in his first term, if he were ever President. I didn’t vote that {one} year (for distracted life reasons, not on principle), which is embarrassing.

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      • landmers November 8, 2019 / 2:08 am

        Yeah! Yeah! That’s what I said! One time since ’88!

        (Ooops 😚)

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  8. Marleen November 7, 2019 / 8:33 pm

    One thought: If the president of place isn’t re-elected, the Senate may then have more guts to throw him out. From early November to about a third of the way through January (2021) offers about two months and a half for following through.

    Also, though, as details develop in the year until next November, senators in place may wish to try and not lose their majority or each reputation as Trump hangs, precariously, in the balance… whatever they guess will happen to him either way.

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    • Marleen November 7, 2019 / 11:12 pm

      * to about a third of the way from the end of January (2021)

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  9. leigha66 November 10, 2019 / 11:38 pm

    I can finally say it is less than a year until election day. Man, I hope the year goes really fast!

    Liked by 1 person

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