Robert Reich’s demand

But he’s been a great political conman. He conned 62,979,879 Americans to vote for him in November 2016 by getting them to believe his lies about Mexicans, Muslims, African-Americans, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and all the “wonderful,” “beautiful” things he’d do for the people who’d support him.

And he’s still conning many of them.

Political conning is Trump’s genius. This genius – combined with his utter stupidity in every other dimension of his being – poses a clear and present danger to America and the world.

The 25th Amendment must be invoked before it’s too late.

Bloke Reich doesn’t like wins election. Therefore:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

So much for democracy, eh?

33 comments on “Robert Reich’s demand

  1. It’s the exact same message as Continuity Remain.

    “We need to cancel Brexit, because, uh, people were conned into believing Leave’s horrible racist lies instead of our pure, good-hearted, nice lies!”

    Orwell’s prophesy of a boot stamping on a human face forever is coming true either way.

    Because we can’t live with the modern proggy metropolitan Left. Can’t live with people who want to put your toddler on sex change pills, flood your community with violent ferals from shitthole countries, jail you for criticising them on Twitter, Venezuelaise the economy, and suspend democracy every time a decision doesn’t go their way.

    Either we crush the Left, drive them before us, and hear the lamentations of their transwomen, or they’ll destroy us.

    V For Vendetta is looking like the least worst option.

  2. It did happen once that a president became incapacitated – Woodrow Wilson. It’s often said that his wife conspired with close associates to keep his condition secret an effectively became the first woman president. There is a reason for the 25th amendment. However, it wasn’t intended to apply in circumstances where you thought the wrong person was elected. Reich’s a bit of a kook.

  3. Robert Reich’s post is useful only to the extent that it demonstrates just how much contempt he has for the proletariat he claims to be championing… 63 million voted for Donald Trump only because they were too stupid to see ‘real’ Donald Trump… The Trump only Ivy Leaguers are smart enough and sophisticated enough to recognize and understand.

    Nobody on this side of the pond gives a fuck about what Robert Reich thinks, in no small part because Robert Reich is the embodiment of an incompetent and corrupt political class Donald Trump is warring against.

    Without Robert Reich, Donald Trump doesn’t exist. Perhaps that accounts, in part, for Reich’s mania.

  4. A US double standard even more stark than that of Robert Reich is that of Hillary Clinton herself. She waged a gambit during a debate to get Trump to state that he would be graceful in losing the general election. Trump did not take the bait and contemplate his own defeat on national television, but teased that he would wait and see, something that Hillary and the media called dangerously undemocratic (ignoring that Al Gore in 2000 litigated his loss for a full month). Now, Hillary’s book tour was a chance to flog factors other than herself for her loss, and the Democratic Party has conducted a year-long sales pitch that the US election was effectively decided by Russia.

    Yeah, democracy is a cherished birthright, except when it decides wrong.

  5. Given the ways of politicians, it’s too much to ask that the Democratic Party would support democracy, or the Republicans a constitutional republic.

    Over here, it’s easy to see that the Conservative party isn’t conservative, the Liberal Democrats are neither liberals nor supporters of democracy, and of course the Labour party utterly despises people who labour. Only a young party (UKIP?) is likely to champion the cause which gave it its name. Even the SNP is old enough not to stand for an independent Scottish nation, being keen that Scotland be subjected to both the EU and NATO.

  6. People like Reich say this sort of shit about every Republican president, regardless of what they’re like. “Blah blah blah, he’s a bad man, the last guy was bad but not as bad as this, blah blah fucking blah, he’s stupid, impeach him, remove him from office, blah blah gurgle.’

  7. Reich should console himself with the thought that Trump is far too incompetent to get anything to happen- so he’s nothing to worry about.

  8. Pat, it’s worse than that. Do you think Reich is honestly going to prefer a genuinely conservative Pence?

    Why would a liberal (US meaning) want to impeach at all?

    More likely it’s mere bluster. He doesn’t actually want to impeach, just to be heard screaming.

  9. ‘Americans to vote for him in November 2016 by getting them to believe his lies’

    Which lies are you talking about, Stumpy? Without examples, it sounds like an outlandish assertion. Nobody but you knows what you are talking about.

  10. Solid Steve.

    I am afraid you are correct.

    More and more I think civil war is the only way it can all end. We must destroy the scum of the left or they will destroy us and everything worthwhile left in the world..

  11. “Why would a liberal (US meaning) want to impeach at all?”

    Because feelings.

    That was an easy question. After all the US meaning of liberal lost all meaning decades ago. I’m trying to fix that but the odds(1:328,000,000) aren’t looking good.

  12. Why would a liberal (US meaning) want to impeach at all?

    Because in the mind of a liberal (‘Merican meaning) democracy is only useful if it produces the desired result.

  13. Well, went & read the article. Then scrolled down to see what comments there were on it. Lot of clips of Robert Reich being interviewed. Scrolled down & scrolled down. No comments.
    But Robert Reich certainly likes the sound of his own voice.

  14. dearieme:
    “Given the ways of politicians, it’s too much to ask that the Democratic Party would support democracy, or the Republicans a constitutional republic.”

    Actually, they did as asked after the result of the 2016 presidential election. The Democrats supported democracy because Hilary Clinton won the most votes. The Republicans supported a constitutional republic because Donald Trump won the electoral college.

    Just sayin’.

  15. US election decided by Russia?

    Amazing how powerful those commies are eh? That they can get tens of millions of Americans to vote the way the commies want.
    And the US political system has so little security that the commies can get away with it.

    I tend to ask the yanks that raise the issue of Russia deciding US elections about how Russia managed to buy their vote – money or was it some other means? Infuriates them, obviously its not them who were influenced… yeah right.
    Amazing how Russia doing it to America is an issue…

  16. AndrewC–What kind of sub-normal fuckwit would demand sex from her? I ‘d pay her to fuck off and leave me to never set eyes on her again.

  17. It is amazing at how incompetent Trump is. The Dow is at record high levels. Black unemployment is lower than it has been since records were kept. Companies are handing out bonuses left, right and centre. North Korea has folded and returned to the negotiating table. Protests in Iran look like the second part of the long road to a pro-Western democracy.

    All of this Trump has achieved while being functionally retarded.

    So, how bad were the smart people in power before him? Why wasn’t the Dow at record levels under Obama? Or when Reich was in office? If the village idiot can do a better job than Bobby Short Pants here, how incompetent is Reich?

  18. Mr Ecks – “What kind of sub-normal fuckwit would demand sex from her?”

    Careful – Rusty will be along in a second to accuse you of racism. Because there are subtle hints as to what sort of sub-normal person would do such a thing:

    On the recording, Pender said he heard Sellers was “getting tired of me asking you for pussy”.

    “Be careful who you talk to,” he said. “You’re on this programme because you need it and you done waited a long time. But it’s so easy to lose it.”

    Just before the recording ends, he added, “We straight – well, we almost straight. You’ll take care of me later on.”

    Done waited? We straight?

    Not quite the Queen’s English is it? Although I am sure that Ebonics is a fine language in its own way. Very … vivid and …. expressive.

  19. Apparently the treasonous Matrix chambers have issued an ‘opinion’ that the PM can revoke article 50 and take us back into the loving arms of the EU on the same terms as if nothing ever happened. All they need now is the ‘right’ PM. This explains a lot of the manoeuvres going on amongst the ultra remainers. My money is on Amber (my brother is Roland) Rudd as the Manchurian candidate.

  20. Mark T–Doesn’t matter what the ultracunts want. It would mean that no vote in this country would ever stand again and would be the key step to civil war.

    No Brexit–then not the slightest chance of me and millions of others EVER accepting Corbog–or anybody else for that matter– as PM again. A program of sustained disobedience will fuck the country 6 ways from Sunday. The Remain gang could call for such civil disobedience now. But now people still accept that we live in a democracy and should abide by the result of votes. If Remain piss on that then it stays pissed on for good.

  21. Removal of the President (and, for starters, there is a motion of censure in Congress) results in the promotion of the Vice President, not the coronation of the losing candidate. Liberals (US meaning) indeed do not want a President Pence; they want Hillary or facsimile.

    If Trump were to be removed or driven to quit, in favor of a man who won’t drink alcohol in the evening in mixed company without his wife present, you will be amazed how quickly #MeToo winks out of existence. We will be back to the Bill Clinton One-Grope Rule, character will no longer matter, nothing will matter if it’s “just about sex,” blowjobs won’t count as sex, you’d better put some ice on that lip, and the left will rehabilitate Franken and Weinstein as our saviors from a regime of coerced Puritanism.

    The left briefly began this riff, using “The Handmaid’s Tale” with its breeding conscripts, as the narrative of a Trump/Pence executive, but it was too silly.

    How can you observe a double standard without understanding that Reich et al. are perfectly capable of having a triple standard?

  22. “Whenever the Vice President…”

    It’s possible that Pence is Palpatine, insidiously sneaking his way into power, but the more likely scenario is that he’s just straight laced. In which case the twats aren’t getting past the first four words, are they?

  23. “It’s the exact same message as Continuity Remain.”

    I’m not that much of a fan of Trump, but boy this has really exposed what a bunch of utter cunts the establishment are to the people.

  24. 25th route ultimately requires 2/3rds majority of both houses and thus is harder than impeachment which requires only a maj of the HofR and 2/3rds senate.

  25. Mr Ecks nails it again.

    The U.S. Democrats (!) rejection of Trump is the rejection of democracy. They think they are acting against Trump; they are in fact acting against the system (from which they get their name).

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