This is really very cool indeed

Which is not an argument for allowing him to occupy that office. It is an argument, instead, for using a constitutional mechanism more appropriate to this strange situation than impeachment: the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows for the removal of the president if a majority of the cabinet informs the Congress that he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office” and (should the president contest his own removal) a two-thirds vote by Congress confirms the cabinet’s judgment.

There will be time to return again to world-weariness and cynicism as this agony drags on. Right now, though, I will be boring in my sincerity: I respectfully ask Mike Pence and Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to reconsider their support for a man who never should have had his party’s nomination, never should have been elevated to this office, never should have been endorsed and propped up and defended by people who understood his unfitness all along.

Now is a day for redemption. Now is an acceptable time.

Sod the fact that he won the election, The Donald’s not Papabile so get rid of him.

You know, sod the choice of the people, the Praetorians rule here.

27 comments on “This is really very cool indeed

  1. If the DNC hadn’t wanted the flea elected, they shouldn’t have rigger their primaries in favour of the louse.

  2. They continue to rerun the election campaign What part of ‘we vote for Trump and there’s more of us than you’ don’t they understand?

  3. This “impeachment” cockrot is being heavily pushed.

    The medja matters zero but if the Praetorian scum are on the job Trump needs to act quickly.

    Tens of thousands of zero-compo/pension sackings and judicious treason/sedition charges esp against his own disloyal crew and leftist judgeboy scum.

    Plus a direct appeal/explanation of what he is doing and why to his supporters–including the possible need for their armed backing if needed.

    Better that than the alternative–USA tyranny by elite scum and their leftist allies.

  4. Portrays all the hallmarks of an NYT article: pomposity, self-regard, an awesome lack of self-awareness, a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger tone and a chest-puffing assumption of the media’s huge importance to civilisation. Top marks.

  5. +1 Ecks.

    I really hope he has something up his sleeve against these people.

    You have to hand it to Putin though, he’s funny with his “I will reprimand Lavrov for not sharing the secrets!”. There are some adults in the room thankfully.

  6. @Mr Ecks, May 17, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    This “impeachment” cockrot is being heavily pushed.

    The medja matters zero but if the Praetorian scum are on the job Trump needs to act quickly.

    C4 News @ 1900 spent first 20 mins rehashing Russia/Trump, DNC hacks, Impeachment blah blah

    I’m sick & tired of the never ending whining of the anti-Trump & anti-Brexit No-Democracy CM socialists.

  7. Spitting in the wind. The majority of the cabinet would lose their appointments, either if they were rumbled before they acted, or if they succeeded, after President Pence took over. Ergo it ain’t gonna happen.
    Of course there could be a wartime emergency necessitating press controls, and maybe action against those giving comfort to the enemy. But that won’t happen either.
    Maybe action against those complicit in exposing classified information. Unless the press has been literally making it up there’s a lot of that been happening.

  8. Somebody really does need to investigate why the BBC has such a massive hard on for Trump. Can’t stop talking about him. First story in the headlines. Reporters all over the US asking everyone their view. FFS it has no impact on the UK. We have a fucking ELECTION coming up and still Trump gets first billing. Without a shred of self awareness the BBC reported that people in Kentucky didn’t seem to care what was happening in Washington. I DON’T GIVE A FUCK EITHER.

  9. AndrewC

    It’s a psychosis …. this afternoon’s BBC Radio 4 4pm news was just unbe-effin-lievable. Shrill and imho nearly unhinged.

    The BBC as it stands should be bundled up and sent to Caracas as foreign aid.

  10. I liked that he said it wasn’t just them “New York Times conservatives” that thought Trump was childish.

    Because nowhere had conservatism found a more appropriate home than the NYT. It’s the Fox News of the print media.

  11. I just can’t wait for the Democrats to get their wet dream and have him impeached.
    They seem to have forgotten that the VP becomes president, and he’s actually far more dangerous to the Dems than Trump ever has been… (I think Prence would make a much better president than Donald, but I can’t see the Dems feeling that way about it.)

  12. Machinery of state working against the executive, I’m sure the founding fathers must be beaming in pride about the situation rather than spinning enough to solve the energy crisis, given how much the press bang on about the constitution you’d think they understood it’s basic principles

  13. ‘this agony drags on’

    GREAT! SUFFER, BITCH!

    The Left loses 1% of their voters per day* that they carry on this anti-democratic tirade. The idiots think all this shit is going to help them.

    *Okay, that’s a Gamecock estimation.

  14. They’re so consumed with REEEEEEEE!!! that they’re not thinking this through.

    Let’s assume they (and by they, I mean the permanent government and its media stenographers) get their way and somehow manage to overturn the US election result by underhanded means (as they’ve already partially done via politicised judges making shit up and calling it law).

    63,000,000 Americans voted for Donald J. Trump. Many of them are incredibly pissed and already felt scorned and disenfranchised before November 9th – and not just by Obama and the Democrats, but also by their establishment Republican enablers. And they own guns. Lots of guns. Most cops and military men voted for Trump an’ all.

    The NYT wants to tell 63 million of its fellow citizens, a group disproportionately comprised of the sort of men who keep the lights on: no, you retarded bigots, you don’t get to have peaceful, democratic change. Elections only stick when we win them.

    Or as Richard II put it:

    You wretches, detestable on land and sea; you who seek equality with lords are unworthy to live. Give this message to your colleagues. Rustics you were and rustics you are still: you will remain in bondage not as before but incomparably harsher. For as long as we live we will strive to suppress you, and your misery will be an example in the eyes of posterity.

    Well, what happened to Richard II?

  15. Has anyone looked at what happens if this President resigns / is forced out?
    His vice president is one person who would make The Donald look good in comparison.

  16. Wonder how much this factored into trumps choice of VP he does seem to have been one step ahead of the party throughout the election process

  17. BniC,

    > Machinery of state working against the executive

    Which is exactly why we should never give the state such broad surveillance powers.

  18. “It was just three days and a lifetime ago that I wrote a column about Donald Trump’s unfitness for the presidency that affected a world-weary tone.”

    Of course it dI’d, it’s same article you’ve been recycling for about year now. Familiarity breeding contempt and all that.

  19. “Well, what happened to Richard II?”

    Successfully crushed the peasants and ruled on for nearly 20 years until he upset the courtly establishment so much they deposed and murdered him.

    Hmm…

  20. PJF: He had no more than 10 good years strutting his arrogance–the rest being rule by regent and conflict..

    The analogy does not hold. De-legitimizing the US govt is bad news for the elites. The medieval aristos –like all govt –ruled by confidence trick but conning the mugs that God has put you in and you rule by his wish is very different to conning them that you rule because the mugs wish you to. That they have “consented” to be so ruled. Well the USA consented to Trump not some elite scam. And Trump out equals lots of trouble for said elite. They can go to out and out tyranny –but without the mask the sea of problems will become a tsunami.

  21. In as much as there is any organisation to this invent-another-Trump-scandal game (rather than just the general reactionary hysteria), it is to win the 2018 elections. The “mired in controversy” meme can be quite effective. I don’t think any serious player is expecting to bring Trump down directly.

  22. Ecks – Yarp. I mainly wanted to quote Richard II, because I’ve always thought that speech was astonishing. Tho I do think it sums up the spirit of their elites.

    Also Yank peasantry has never liked the idea of dynasties ruling them. One of the reasons both Jeb! and Her Mentalness lost.

    PJF – To some extent, yes. But the Republican elite also wants to knife him in the back, large sections of the judiciary are prepared to make a mockery of the law to frustrate him, and the permanent bureaucracy is unreliable at best, downright mutinous at worst.

    The level of fear and loathing Trump inspires in vested interests transcends party political lines. Despite being no more radical or rightwing than JFK was, he’s more hated by the powers that be than Huey Long. They’ll kill him if they can, which was the subtext to the media’s 18 month campaign on “will nobody rid us of this Literal Hitler?”

    Thankfully Trump’s yuge golden bollocks appear to be bulletproof.

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