Trump Impeachment Trial, Day 11: Only the Winning Team Cares About the Day After the Super Bowl

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The day after Super Bowl LIV is just a reliving of all the things that happened the night before. The winning team talks about their awesomeness and what they are going to do next. The losing team sulks about what they should’ve done. No one actively watches this, but those on the winning side are more inclined to leave the channel on just to take another victory lap.

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So what now?

We lost. By “we” I mean the collective lot of us who still believe in truth and justice and that Rerun was robbed in his dance battle against Disco Danny.

Once the vote was secured not to allow witnesses in Trump’s Senate trial, there was nothing else to see here. So now there will be closing arguments from both the A-Team (House managers) and the Keystone Cops (Trump’s defense team). The impeachment vote will come on Wednesday and it’s a sure thing that the president will be acquitted.

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What else?

Have you been reading? There is nothing else. Unless you want to shout out the pettiness of the process, which has Trump delivering the State of the Union on Tuesday, and then having the impeachment vote Wednesday. Which means that Trump will have to deliver his speech under the guise that he could still be impeached even though we all know he’s not going to be impeached. It’s the kind of petty that I live for.

What to expect

Expect Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell to dance on your Twitter timeline like 1990s Puff and Mase in Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money, Mo Problems.”

Seriously, expect Trump to be even more insufferable. It’s going to become unbearable to listen to him blab as if he’s been exonerated when we all know what really happened: Republicans sold their souls to shield arguably the most corrupt president in the history of the United States of America.

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Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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What else?

Have you been reading? There is nothing else. Unless you want to shout out the pettiness of the process, which has Trump delivering the State of the Union on Tuesday, and then having the impeachment vote Wednesday. Which means that Trump will have to deliver his speech under the guise that he could still be impeached even though we all know he’s not going to be impeached. It’s the kind of petty that I live for.

before 2016, after long hard, rough, really bad days it was difficult to find the “little things” to make that day count for something more. often, there wasnt anything. not even through my cynicsm.

today, with even thinking of my toddler happy as a clam running so i chase him or still being able to hear our often conversation from him:

“DIDAH!”
“yeah man?”
“good guys.”


im struggling to find a crumb of happiness out of trump having to give his bullshit speech before he’s acquitted with that air of “maybe not” about it. it was always going to happen, and the fools that thought any better were us.