” President Donald Trump gained a Contest Tonight – January 31, 2020.
For the moment, President Donald Trump has scored a victory after the 4 amendments (including the case for John Bolton, former NSA, to be subpoenaed) brought by the Democrats failed on the night of January 31, 2020.
Discussions are set to continue next week from 11 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020, until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, when the final voting will take place in this Impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
The schedule is turning out to be a restraint to the ever unpredictable President to clearly and openly declare a victory in his purported State of The Union address on February 4, 2020.
Commonsense viewpoint from a common man here :
That Senate Republicans have rallied behind the President entirely reflects the collaborative culture of the party, and speak for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s skills of ‘simple guidance’ – and not managing in literal sense – emphasising Senators’ self-determination and self-decision without the need for him to pull the ropes long.
That Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, has delivered and had the Republican Senators also deliver is his style of aligning the future of the Party with the future of the Party Leader and key stakeholders.
That this has been achieved in a smooth fashion without any Senator (Republican) feeling that he/she has been force managed is a success that Mitch McConnell can be proud of.
Note that in today’s fast changing political dynamics ; the tendency of humans in general to not be dictated what to do on every issue ; and the interest of every responsible member to be able to do what he/she can – the need for telling anyone what to do in any sector of human endeavour has virtually receded from the society as a whole. That this was reinforced in the Senate proceedings tonight is no surprise.
From the perspective of the Republicans, the vote in its entirety is self-made – out of one’s own belief(s) and conviction(s) according to one’s own desire and willingness is far from any doubt. In doing so, each member has effectively owned the responsibility on his/her shoulders, thus shifting the focus from doing what is told to deciding by self what to do.
And Mitch McConnell in his role as the Leader of the Proceedings in the Senate has effectively led the team of senators decide on their own by just setting a Floor Strategy and Rules of Process and Priorities letting every member do the right job for himself/herself.
Is this not a lesson in Leadership that anyone learnt today ?
“Dieu avec nous”
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 10.29 a.m.
Tidbit : ” Do your duty as you feel strongly as to how you should do it “