Who Won the Week? 02/14/2021

FWWTWThe idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.

I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.

Up until yesterday I was going to designate the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment trial managers as my Who Won the Week winners. They did a truly outstanding job in presenting a strong and compelling case against Donald Trump. The case they presented was extraordinary and left no doubt in the minds of reasonable, impartial, nonpartisan individuals that Donald Trump was responsible for inciting his MAGA-mob to violently storm the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th, which ultimately resulted in death, destruction, and scores of injuries.

But yesterday afternoon, 43 Republican senators out of 50 voted to acquit Trump of the charge of inciting an insurrection. The final tally was 57 to 43 to convict Trump, but an impeachment conviction requires a two-thirds majority of senators, or 67, to vote to convict, so the needed two-thirds margin fell short by 10 votes. Thus, the only U.S. president who was twice impeached was also twice acquitted, thanks to the spineless Republican Trump sycophants in the Senate.

So my Who Won the Week designees are the seven Republican U.S. Senators who were patriotic enough and had the backbone to stand up for the Constitution rather than to protect a wannabe autocratic dictator.

And those seven Republican senators are:

  • Richard Burr, North Carolina
  • Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
  • Susan Collins, Maine
  • Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
  • Mitt Romney, Utah
  • Ben Sasse, Nebraska
  • Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania

Good for you, Senators Burr, Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, and Toomey. I salute you.

And as to the 43 who voted to acquit Trump, well fuck you all. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?

17 thoughts on “Who Won the Week? 02/14/2021

  1. newepicauthor February 14, 2021 / 10:08 am

    Now I actually believe that Trump could shoot someone on 5th Ave and get away with it.

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  2. Jen Goldie February 14, 2021 / 12:27 pm

    I keep getting Applications for a Gun Registration Certificate from a US company in my email spam.. They say I can get it in 30 minutes. Why the HELL would I want one?
    Blocking doesn’t work. Its no wonder you guys have problems with security.
    As to the the above ………………………………..😡😢

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  3. Marleen February 14, 2021 / 2:25 pm

    How about Evan McMullin (along with people like him or him along with the folks you listed)? He was on CNN, today, talking about the possiblity of a new party or some kind of “faction” of “backbones” within the Republican Party “committed to democracy” after all. Many people need to take a hard look at themselves and decide if they, in fact, care about democracy at all. If not, stop lying to the rest of us about it. Of course, they won’t stop lying… many of them to themselves as well.

    If he had been on the ballot in my state (as he was in other states), I probably would’ve voted for him in 2016 [I did vote outside of the two main parties in a state where it didn’t matter, so to speak]. Trying to suggest, back then, that conservatives or Christians or whatever they would call themselves please choose someone other than Donald Trump, during that primary season, involved people like me being treated as if we were commies — outside of acceptability. (I’ve actually been called worse by them because that’s what some do when their thinking skills have been maxed out.) Those fanatics (which include cultists who didn’t bother to vote for him but worship him or his media toadies anyway) now whine about “cancel culture” and policies Republicans and Libertarians (the peculiar and American version of libertarianism) have campaigned toward for decades. That level of evil, of narcissism, and of cruel hypocrisy doesn’t deserve adherence ever more with no introspection.

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  4. Carol anne March 10, 2021 / 6:13 pm

    He should’ve been convicted and sent to jail! Bet he’s laughing now because he was aquitted! He thinks he’s untouchable!

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    • Fandango March 10, 2021 / 10:29 pm

      He does, but I’m hoping that he will soon get his comeuppance.

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