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It’s nice that Jared Golden decided to change his stance on an assault weapon ban now that so many people from his hometown were killed senselessly. I guess all the other thousands of deaths due to mass shootings weren’t enough of a disaster to make him to see the light. Better late than never I guess.

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I'll give Mike Johnson eight months as Speaker. Nine, tops.

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Late to the party here but Mike Roman is one of my favorites to loop in role of Koch $$ in J6 insurrection. Go Fani, helps Jack Smith

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Let’s not underestimate MAGA Mike and his lack of experience, fundraising record, etc. He’s the perfect front for Republicans/dark money who want to appear ‘nice’ but want to destroy democracy in America. He has the voice and outward demeanor to keep the MAGA zombies happy and the money people ecstatic.

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From being a back-bencher with no responsibility to anyone other than his red voters, Johnson is now faced with having to consider an actual legacy. Does he want history to remember him as one who kept our society going or the one who scuttled it? We can only grit our teeth while we wait to see if legacy outweighs "principles" approved only by some.

The broader question, of course, is whether, should he decide to go with legacy, he has the power to do anything to protect it.

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Ol' Mike has that quiet, bespectacled, grade-school look shared with Heinrich Himmler..."he doesn't look like he could kill millions of people". Try me!

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Mike Johnson = Red warning lights flashing across the board!

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I’m not unamused by the idea that people actually expect Johnson to still be Speaker at the end of this Congress.

For the record and stuff, this referring to any of the acolytes of fPOTUS as hard conservative or the like is a dishonest or obfuscating term. They are in no way conservative. Far right extremist is far more accurate.

As for fPOTUS’ legal team, given that he can’t attract the kind of attorneys one might expect because, as a rule, it doesn’t help the lawyers professional which in turn is exacerbated by the unlikelihood of payment -- certainly not more than a small fraction billed. As a result, what he’s retaining are lawyers who let him dictate their positions in court and motion papers.

Which actually is not so bad in these cases. The four criminal cases are open and shut or very close to it. The biggest weakness IMO is that they’re jury trials and I never, ever trust juries to do the right thing. Besides, as I repeatedly rant, fPOTUS’ #1 tactic in these cases is delay, so the substance in something like the mind blowing idiocy of the motions filed in the J6 case doesn’t matter. Indeed, they want to lose the motions in order to have things to appeal to the circuit Court of Appeals. Again, as I can’t stop saying, delaying tactics are the best thing in the context of the approaching election.

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