How amazingly cool is this?

If the United States had a functioning political system, this Friday night’s twin revelations of malfeasance by the Trump Administration would mark the end of Donald Trump’s presidency and force a snap election

Apparently, if a President resigns, is impeached, thrown out, then you’ve got to have an election. Silly me, I thought the VP took over. But then what do I know compared to the political insiders at Washington Monthly?

29 thoughts on “How amazingly cool is this?”

  1. They know that. They’re just saying that under their definition of a “functioning political system” they’d get to install Hillary or whatever.

  2. …then you’ve got to have an election. Silly me, I thought the VP took over.

    I think their “point” is that the current political system is non-functional because there is no [snap] election with the removal of the President.

    Apparently, they think the Constitution they’re so upset Trump is trashing is completely useless.

  3. Amazing how five months from an election the sole policy is to get rid of Trump.
    You’d have expected to hear of Joe Biden’s scintillating vision for the future, what he plans to do different and why.

  4. Whut? Pat!!
    That would mean they themselves would have to abide by this “functional political system” they envision, and purely campaign on the merits of their candidates’ plans, as opposed to the much-easier poo-flinging.

    The mere thought!!

    And the author seems to forget that a “functional political system” can be anything.. Nork has a functional political system.. So has Russia, and China, and… The US…. They’re political systems, and they function.
    They may not give the results the author would like to see. But hey… The risk of politics is that the result will often not quite align with your visions..

    All them damn peasants!! Lions!!™

  5. A common cultural reference from the motion picture Chinatown, M’Lud, denoting the uselessness of attempting to overcome corruption.

    “Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown.

    *So, probably racist.)

  6. Bloke in North Dorset

    When you consider the way the Colonies were structured at the time of independence and through the civil war it’s hard to see how any other political structure could emerge.

    It’s also why the US has failed just about every time they’ve tried to nation build using their own political structure as the template.

  7. ‘WikiLeaks published a trove of some 20,000 emails Russians hacked from the Democratic National Committee on July 22 of that year.’

    If we had a functioning legal system, this shit Atkins would be in prison.

    Along with all the other RUSSIA! hoaxers.

    Most of all, Hillary for putting government documents on a private server. Beyond stupid. Other public figures have been imprisoned for it. Had she become president, she’d have forgotten the nuclear football in the ladies room.

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  9. The question then becomes “To what question is President Michael Richard Pence the answer”. 🙂

    I’m kinda guessing that although hate Trump they would find the potential of Mike “Shock the Gay Away” Pence even worse. I’m also guessing that the bit of American Democracy that they found most non-functional is that they are reliant upon the votes of the plebs to get their choice of dictator in office, rather than just being appointed by the Nomenklatura of the Democratic Party.

    I hope Trump gets elected to another term just to see these idiots balling and waiting for another 4+ years.

  10. OT: on the Bolton book allegations against Trump, I’m struggling to understand how a politician trying to get a ‘win’ for a certain section of his electorate from a foreign country counts as some sort of crime? Don’t all politicians try to arrange for the people who vote for them to get advantages somehow? Is that not the very basis of democracy? Vote for me, I got you this?

  11. “Do me a favour, buy some wheat” isn’t quite as dramatic as “do me a favour, get your secret service guys to hack the electronic vote counting machines and make sure I win” is it?

    I think the point is that politicians are at least supposed to pretend it’s all for good-of-the-nation considerations (“buy some wheat, because it’s good for US farmers and our trade balance”) rather than because of any personal or partisan political advantages (“if you like dealing with me rather than the other guy, buy some wheat so the farmers vote me in again”).

  12. “I think the point is that politicians are at least supposed to pretend it’s all for good-of-the-nation considerations (“buy some wheat, because it’s good for US farmers and our trade balance”) rather than because of any personal or partisan political advantages (“if you like dealing with me rather than the other guy, buy some wheat so the farmers vote me in again”).”

    But why the pretence? We all know that politicians want ‘good outcomes’ in all manner of public policy so they can get re-elected, every political memoir tells us how obsessed the politicians are with public opinion and getting good news stories in the press etc. Its hardly a secret.

  13. Lee Harvey Oswald finished JFK’s presidency, there was no snap-election, so it was all the way with LBJ. Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment, no snap election, Ford took over.

    One question the Leftie Loons are not considering is what would happen if Trump loses in November, or was removed from Office?

    What will the deplorables do… well armed with the Second Amendment as a significant number of them are, well trained, uncompromising and determined too. The precedent has been set, you don’t have to accept a President you don’t like and for whom you didn’t vote, and it is legitimate to bring down a President by any means.

  14. They’ve pulled down a statue of George Washington in Portland, Oregon.

    Trump may get re-elected yet.

  15. “Lee Harvey Oswald finished JFK’s presidency”

    That’s one theory.

    “well armed with the Second Amendment as a significant number of them are”

    One thing that amuses me about Only Black Lives Matter is that if they get what they wish for, they can change their name to BLAM.

    See, police get training in being nice. Get rid of police, and perps will face the citizenry. Who will shoot them dead. No knee on the neck; a chest full of 180 grain hollow points.

    The police protect blacks from the citizenry. Be careful what you wish for, OBLM.

  16. George Soros tried to pull this garbage back in 2016 but it backfired and he yanked the funding. This time a different crowd are running the Democrats and they are quite happy to burn the country to gain the Whitehouse (not that they will, but that’s another matter).

    So Soros is repeating the same playbook, funding Antifa and the BLM to stir violence so that America feels there is no alternative but to vote for a “Great White Saviour” to pacify the looters and the rioters.

    I personally don’t think it’s going to work out that way. Since it is pretty obvious to anyone with half-a-brain that while the police brutality that led to George Floyd’s death was just common-or-garden police brutality, the insurrection had been paid for in advance and was definitely going to be televised.

    The Democrats are trying to push the line that the protests are legitimate and peaceful, that the black clothed and masked Antifa thugs are simply passionate believers in social justice and that the looting and burning is instigated by “Right Wing Infiltrators”.

    It’s almost East German in it’s ludicrousness. Do they think that people are seriously going to fall for that line of garbage after seeing what the Antifa thugs have been doing in places like Portland for years?

    Just how dumb do Democrat politicians think the electorate actually are?

  17. @ John Galt
    They believe that they control the Ministry of Truth and that the proles will have no reason to doubt their stories.

  18. @John77
    They do control all the media outlets and the educational institutions.
    There is also a very sharp generational divide where the youth do genuinely believe what they are told.
    If Trump doesn’t do something NOW about the huge bias in the media and the online platforms then he doesn’t stand a chance in November.
    Not even against Biden.

  19. “Just how dumb do Democrat politicians think the electorate actually are?”

    Well as they keep voting for Democrats in all the inner city hellholes, pretty dumb I’d say. And not be wrong………..OTOH there are straws in the wind that blacks are beginning to wise up and consider voting for Trump – there’s a few polls out there that suggest historically significant shifts in black voting patterns could be occurring. Being told they aren’t black unless they vote for Uncle Joe might just have made a few minds up.

  20. The Democrats don’t need people to vote Democrat to win in November, they merely needs lots of votes for Democrats. Big difference.
    Expect Covid-19 hysteria to preclude voting in person.
    Postal ballots only.
    Turnout: 150%

  21. When do people start to remember the history of the Democrats? Woodrow Wilson. The kkk. Jim Crow. Bull Connor.

  22. When do people start to remember the history of the Democrats? Woodrow Wilson. The kkk. Jim Crow. Bull Connor.

    What history do you think is being erased? If you want to look at the political parties those Confederate politicians and generals supported. They weren’t Republicans, they were Democrats.

  23. @John Galt
    Good post. Agree

    @BlokeInBrum
    Spot on. MSM 2016 was Hillary will win. She didn’t and MSM promoted pre-planned impeach Trump

    2020 it’s Pelosi, Dems, MSM “Trump must be removed at any cost” inc ramp up postal/no-id-votes, C-19, BLM deaths

    You’ve heard the Left outrage, here’s the vid
    Trump Tweets ‘Carpedonktum’ Satire Video “Terrified toddler” mocking CNN – Left didn’t watch, but believe he meant it as a real video and attack
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjPfirrQgSw

    Still Pertinent Today:
    ‘Street Justice’: Bikers for Trump
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrPOOEw3fD8

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