We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It's a fair guess that fewer Americans understand this process than 20 years ago with Clinton and certainly with Nixon when they doubt civics in school. The Dems long game may be paying off. (I certainly hope not for my children's sake)
The Dems are taking Biden out of the picture; Biden's been mouthing off when he was supposed to sit in the corner, be quiet, and look Presidential. G'bye Joe.
What amazes me, based on reading the transcript of that phone conversation, is that the Dems are building a Case with NO foundation whatsoever, for their impeachment proceedings. I think they've either gone berserk, or decided they're entitled to both their own Opinions *and* their own Facts.
Riddle me this: Neither Party has nominated a candidate for President,
but there are allegations that Trump has
"violated campaign finance laws". No candidates =(must equal)= No campaigns
So then, how is it possible to violate any campaign finance law?
The Democrats are criminally stupid. They are screaming that Trump pressured the president of Ukraine into interfering with the 2020 election by having them investigate Joe & Hunter.
This will have the effect of highlighting how Joe Biden pressured the president of Ukraine to fire their prosecutor who was investigating a corrupt energy company on which Hunter Biden happens to set on the board so that will weaken Joe. Also since Hunter knows nothing of the energy business and knows nothing about Ukraine, how he came to sit on the board becomes and issue and that won't help Joe in run for the presidency too. This is supper bad for Joe. But that's ok. Joe is not woke enough so getting him off the stage is fine. This is not "stupid."
However, we are also likely to hear a lot more of how the DNC asked Ukraine to help (i.e. interfere for) them in the 2016 election, that Democrat Senators threatened the Ukraine government to end their investigation into Hunter Biden, and that other Democrats threatened the Ukraine government to help with the Mueller investigation.
Accusing someone of the thing you are doing - and not just once but pretty much makes a habit of it - is criminally stupid.