Well as we all know here, I'm neither Republican nor Democrat, so quite predictably I see things very differently.
Sadly, I really think BOTH parties have no interest in the entirety of the report; they just pick and choose the parts that make their points.
From MY objective assessment, both parties are wrong.
Where the Democrats are wrong: While there are clear instances of wrong doing, there is insufficient evidence for a CRIMINAL conviction of ANYTHING. To impeach based on something other than a criminal offense is a very dangerous road to go down (not to mention, it's just not going to go anywhere).
Where the Republicans are wrong; While there is insufficient evidence to get a conviction of any crime; there is clear evidence of horrible behavior from a president.
Democrats need to understand their case is a loser, and the investigation shouldn't have never gone any further than the report...and I'd really like to see them shut up and move on.
Republicans need to (in my opinion) recognize that Trumps behavior is horrific...and I'll just have to leave it at that. Because if you REALLY have read the report and see absolutely nothing wrong in there. Well, don't be surprised if the rest of the world begins to take the Republican party less and less seriously as time goes on.
What fries me is that the Steele Dossier was a total concocted lie bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign, was used as the primary means of obtaining the FISA warrant, and this sick matter is, so far, unaddressed by the justice system.
Trump has not engaged, IMHO, in any criminal activities, and is entitled to the presumption of innocence.
I would not go so far as to characterize his behaviour as "horrible," but he is no saint and I didn't elect him to be one. He strikes me as someone with "sharp elbows" - - you risk getting a good poke if you approach him the wrong way, and 50%+ are going to do that in politics.
He is a born and bred denizen raised in the lowest bowels of The Naked City,
full of people stuffed in a few islands where there is a certain .... "intensity" to existance. Both a friend of mine, and my father spent years working there and I've been there enough. Trump may never have lived in a Alphabet City slum but neither are the ritzy places anywhere near what places like Bel Air and other places where real land exists with real Vistas that don't include concrete and steel towers.
President Donald J. Trump is the quintessential New Yorker who went to the top the rough way.
I am divided on Trump in some ways. Yes, he tweets b.s. that he shouldn't. He badly needs a filter. He has the patina of the old snake-oil salesman when he tauts "beautiful yuge walls" and such, but, save for that wall, he delivers. He's done much, despite opposing democrat ass-hattery and precious few allies amongst the stoopid republican contingent.
He's crude. Ok. Other presidents were too. JFK was respected for a beautiful wife, but bedded every female he could while Jackie was busy in a different room, and even so far as to bed one who was a communist spy. Imagine the bed talk there!
His successor urinated in the Rose Garden and picked up his Beagle dog pet by its ears. Nice. Too bad PETA wasn't around ... and I won't bother regurgitating tales of LBJ's Texas career.
FDR carried on a career long affair with a secretary. He died of degenerative heart disease almost in her arms. I guess being married to a cousin isn't good for marriages or the heart.
And Trump fights back. Maybe it isn't presidential ... but if urinating in the Rose Garden IS, I will take the Orange President everyday.
And I am still sucking in the schadenfreude of it NOT BEING PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON!!!!!!:wink: