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    25th Amendment Fantasy

    CNN, MSNBC Speculate on Removing Trump From Office Via 25th Amendment


    CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and MSNBC's Chris Matthews both eagerly speculated on the latest long shot liberal hope to get rid of Donald Trump: The 25th Amendment. Building off a mention of it Vanity Fair by Steve Bannon, Blitzer on Thursday asked correspondent Jessica Schneider “Tell our viewers who aren’t familiar with the 25th Amendment, Jessica, precisely what it does.”

    She related the dreams of Democrats: “It lays out the path for removal of the president in cases of inability. And that’s a term that has never been defined or suggested. So here’s what exactly would need to happen to set the 25th Amendment in motion.”

    Schneider proceeded to tell viewers that the vice president and a majority of the cabinet would have to tell Congress the President is “unable” to discharge his duties. From there, the plan would eventually move to Congress.

    Schneider allowed, “Really what it comes down to is that a majority of Republicans in the cabinet and the Congress, they would have to openly reject the President and begin a movement to oust him.”

    Undeterred, Blitzer hoped:

    In that Vanity Fair article, I think all of us have read it by now, sources describe the President, in that Vanity Fair article, as unraveling, increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods. So what’s the likelihood, I think it's pretty remote, of that becoming the implementation of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution?
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    In essence the Democrats and liberals are hoping for a "Caine Mutiny" in the White House.

    Has anyone seen Trump rolling ball bearings in his hands or investigating missing strawberries?

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    Geez, it never ends. If they can't recount votes, persuade electors to be faithless or try to impeach him before he even takes the oath - they'll grasp at THIS.

    The 25th Amendment was ratified after the death of JFK in order to clarify the succession of the Vice President, since although VPs had taken office before - this made it more clear what would happen.
    And it might have come in handy during Wilson's administration when Edith Wilson pretty much ran the country after Woodrow Wilson's stroke - that is, not *dead* but clearly incapacitated.

    The means of removing him from office would be far too extraordinary to ever happen.

    But what it shows is the singular myopia of the media against the President who was actually *elected* by the people.
    They can't seem to grasp that people want him there, and the mess that Washington has become has made him necessary.
    “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.".Daniel Webster

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    But what it shows is the singular myopia of the media against the President who was actually *elected* by the people.
    They can't seem to grasp that people want him there, and the mess that Washington has become has made him necessary.


    People Elitists deem too Selfish or Stupid to understand what the country needs ... Progressives must hold POWER to right all wrongs, fix all evils and same mother earth
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Bannon denies saying what was reported.
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    Why the fake outrage? This is what out politics is now. Or have your addled brains already forgotten all the calls to remove Obama from office? Here are a few (that were most likely reported and distributed on here to much fanfare):

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/e...a-from-office/

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/20...-remove-obama/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqYhNOuE7gg

    Trump is obviously unqualified, he obviously doesn't actually want to do the job of being President (he just wants the accolades and trappings of office). Trump ought to just quit and let Pence take over. I may not agree with much of what Pence says, but at least the man seems sane and would respect for the office he would hold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    Why the fake outrage? This is what out politics is now. Or have your addled brains already forgotten all the calls to remove Obama from office? Here are a few (that were most likely reported and distributed on here to much fanfare):

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/e...a-from-office/

    http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/20...-remove-obama/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqYhNOuE7gg

    Trump is obviously unqualified, he obviously doesn't actually want to do the job of being President (he just wants the accolades and trappings of office). Trump ought to just quit and let Pence take over. I may not agree with much of what Pence says, but at least the man seems sane and would respect for the office he would hold.
    I disagree strongly that Trump is unqualified. The only thing that is obvious is that you haven't been paying attention while Trump has been doing the things he promised he would.

    Which is indeed a nice change.
    Doing well is spite of all the challenges made by people like yourself and the crappy party politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    Never seen nor heard of any of those. You sure do follow some weird chit.

    But then we all knew that had to be so....
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    After the deal he made with Iran, and sending them a lot of money so they could continue with their nuke program, and terrorism projects, he should have been charged with treason.

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    YAWN.

    They all know that Trump is not going to be removed from office - the very idea of that is ridiculous. They just throw that bloody raw meat out there because they know the starving progbot wolves will pounce on it and devour it. It's a ratings ploy and nothing more.
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