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The above photo depicts a typical Republican senator, reflecting on whether to vote for or against witnesses..

This is the sort of thing that happens when you let a five-year-old determine American foreign policy, and then let the five-year-old determine his own defense strategy.

McConnell says he lacks votes to block witnesses, reports the Washington Post. This may have something to do with today’s Quinnipiac poll:

On week two of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, registered voters say 75 – 20 percent that witnesses should be allowed to testify in the impeachment trial, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. Support for witness testimony includes 49 percent of Republicans, 95 percent of Democrats, and 75 percent of independents.

“There may be heated debate among lawmakers about whether witnesses should testify at the impeachment trial of President Trump, but it’s a different story outside the Beltway. Three-quarters of American voters say witnesses should be allowed to testify, and that includes nearly half of Republican voters,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Analyst Mary Snow.

So, what’s going on here? Well, the twenty percent who don’t want witnesses are the hardest of the hard core cultists. But, a lot of the rest of the Republicans—that would be the 49 percent of Republicans who want witnesses—are folks who have believed the Trump snake oil. They have believed he did nothing wrong. They yearn to hear from the witnesses who will blow the Democrats out of the water.

And what’s going to happen if the Republican senators deny them their moment of triumph? What’s going to happen when they don’t get to see Shifty Schiff slink of the room with his tails between his legs?

I’ll tell you what’s going to happen.

It’s gonna be Cognitive Dissonance City.

Now, I know that a lot of you cynics think just like Doofus Donald. A lot of you think that the Trump supporters’ appetite for bullshit has no limits. And I understand why you may entertain that view.

But I tell you: even the stupidest among us have some limits to their stupidity. If you keep on pushing, and keep on pushing some more, then, there will eventually come one glorious day, you will reach those limits.

Ladies and Germs, It Doesn’t Matter What Happens on Friday

If they vote to hear witnesses, then we’re off to the races. Time to restock the beer and popcorn.

If they vote to hear no witnesses, then we’ve still got them down where the hairs are short. Let them explain to the voters why they think presidents are above the law. Let them explain the coverup. Let them explain why Trump’s actions were perfect.