Sputnik News shows what is really going on in our many wars, global messes and stupid diplomatic disasters.
Desperate Democrats and the barking Chihuahuas of the Fake News media are now talking about using the 25th Amendment which was used to take down Nixon and Agnew. Only in this case, they want to do this immediately! And based on the dodgiest of reasons. All previous attempts at destroying democracy has failed and I am not surprised that they are grasping at this straw. Their panic about stopping Trump before he can enter office is impressive.
Richard Cohen writes an editorial at the Pravda on the Potomac Washington Post: How to get rid of Trump. Yes, the Democrats are scraping the bottom of the legal barrel to find a way of eliminating the guy who won the election with a resounding electoral vote, getting around our election system after demanding Trump not dispute the election way back in October…I remember these clowns in the Fake News media howling that Trump lost BEFORE the election and should surrender to the Wicked Witch or else…
It is folly to think that aides such as Priebus are going to be able to moderate Trump. They are enablers, emptying their consciences and stuffing their egos, and it is even sillier to think that Trump himself will change. He is 70, into the years of ossification, and his political triumph has only convinced him of his inerrant correctness. He thinks he is infallible, a kind of secular pope. Things will go from bad to worse.
How old is this ancient, creaking dinosaur of a commentator? HAHAHA…this idiot is even older than Trump! Older than ME!!! HAHAHA. He is obviously suffering from some significant brain damage, himself. He is even older than his old playboy bunny buddy, Hillary. And she is older than I.
One remote remedy is impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate. It is, as it should be, a laborious process and requires provable acts of treason, bribery or other “high crimes and misdemeanors” — very high bars indeed and difficult to define. In fact, no president has ever gone the whole way: not Andrew Johnson and not Bill Clinton.
I have a real letter from Hillary thanking me for appearing in the media, explaining that Bill Clinton’s stupid sex life is no grounds for impeachment. I was all for impeaching Presidents for war crimes and this never happens so we can’t suddenly do this without retroactively doing this.
There is, however, another way. Under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, the vice president, together with a “majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide” can remove the president for being “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” No doubt the mere mention of incapacitation would summon a horde of lawyers to Washington to contest it or the meaning of every term.
That is, a coup. Seriously, ‘principal officers of the executive departments’ means the Pentagon.
But it is plain that the 25th Amendment does give a role to Cabinet members that is not generally considered when they are up for confirmation. This time, however, they should all be asked whether they are aware of the 25th Amendment and, if need be, whether they would be willing to implement it. Some would say that they do not respond to hypotheticals, but a willingness to abide by the Constitution is not a hypothetical. It is, instead, a grave duty.
So, the latest scheme short of assassination, is to, the first week in office, have Congress demand anyone chosen by Trump to run the USA should first be told they can have a coup if they think this is a good idea! Let’s imagine if the Republicans did this when Obama took office?
That is, demand that his agents know they can arrest and remove him on their own say-so! The 25th amendment has to be done as a last resort and the signers of the Constitution knew that legalizing a coup would be highly dangerous and we see from the Civil War, the option chosen by the slave states right when Lincoln was elected, was to simply exit the USA and form the Confederation rather than just remove Lincoln.
Since Trump carried by far, the majority of states, using the ‘Confederate’ option isn’t possible except for California. And that state will collapse into a Mexican mess when that happens. Which would lead to another civil war because the US cannot afford to have Mexico run the West Coast.
I like keeping visual proof of what is going online. It is historically important. All the media is howling about how Trump must do this and must do that or else. Some GOP are doing this, too.
Not even one day in office and everyone is telling the new President what he must do or not do. This must be very irritating to Trump. Its like being trapped in a room filled with yapping Chihuahuas.
They tried these tricks before the election! As well as after, this constant braying and playing tricky games to prevent voting including unleashing an army of illegal aliens and black rioters who openly attacked Trump supporters at Trump rallies plus lying in the news to the point, we now call the ‘mainstream media’ a new name: ‘Fake News.’
Nothing worked. This latest scheme to use Congress which is now run by the Republicans, to remove Trump, is also doomed to failure. So do note that Cohen, a Jewish writer like most of the WP staff, wants to have a coup, basically.
I just fond this: August 3, 2016, Better brush up on the 25th Amendment if Trump wins.
For democracy to continue to work, Americans must do their homework and prepare for a Trump Presidency.
To prepare for a Trump Presidency, I urge Americans to study and to know the 25th Amendment. Knowing what we know now about Trump, e.g., how he thinks and how he reacts, it is a real possibility that his cabinet might have to exercise their rights under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, specifically Article II Section IV.
The 25th Amendment was ratified in 1967, as a clarification to Article II, Section 1, Clause 6 of the U.S. Constitution. The 25th Amendment deals with the succession of the Presidency, especially at a time when the sitting President becomes unable, incapable or unfit to perform the duties of his or her office. It also establishes procedures to fill a vacancy left by the Vice President. It is essentially a safeguard against a president who runs amuck, or who goes insane, or who cannot fulfill his or her duties as commander and chief and leader of the union of 50 states.
Back in 1966 the Democrats controlled both Houses and the Presidency. Then they were wiped out in the following elections and we got Nixon who was a Constitutional crisis, big time. Agnew was thrown out, too, so Ford took over, leaving the Senate.
I knew Nixon was a criminal early on. He ran against expanding the War in Vietnam and then did exactly that, illegally, that is, he violated the Nüremberg Trial laws.
Starting a war against a neutral nation is illegal. We used to pretend like with the Tonkin event which we pretended North Vietnam attacked us (they didn’t) in order to invade but Nixon decided to do away with even that fig leaf.
The Democrats want to pull another Nixon only they overshot their target. Instead of waiting, they are jumping the gun. Meanwhile, Hillary is still under investigation for all the illegal stuff she did during the election and can go to prison. This is why the DNC is so desperate.
They had to ape the Red Scare even though Russia is totally not communist but China still is…!!!! They must do this because there is no other road to victory for Democrats. They lost at every possible level.