Sure, we all know how we GET a president. In November, we walk into a little cubicle with a curtain, color in a bubble on a form (a VOTE) and whomever has the most bubbles, erm, votes, wins! Usually. Ok, not if you're Al Gore. Or Hillary Clinton. See, they flunked out of the Electoral College. Bet they both wished they had stayed awake in ol' Ex Proff's class, eh? Then they too might have been president. But who cares how we get 'em? The hot topic today is how we GET RID of them. Hypothetically, what if the man anointed by the Electoral College turns out to have, I don't know, colluded with a foreign power to steal the election through information theft and a massive campaign of propaganda and disinformation. Let's say further that the "President" then used the office to enrich himself and his family at the expense of the national interest. Oh, and finally, what if the individual in question is a real douchebag?
|The biggest, best, most un-be-lievable douchebag ever seen...|
I think it should start with Impeachment. That much is certain. That's how to get rid of recalcitrant executive department officials that won't leave when asked, and Federal judges who would rather take bribes than do their jobs. Not just anybody can be impeached, however, The Constitution specifies that in order to be impeached, the impeachee must have committed a "high crime or misdemeanor." What this means is that they had to break a law slightly greater than sidewalk spitting. Heck, that's easy. Any crooked cop can plant some pills on an unsuspecting traffic stop and presto, the defendant goes to trial. However, what the Clinton impeachment shows us is that in order to get rid of the President, you have to have the votes in Congress --a super majority at that.
|I was NOT convicted by THAT Congress|
|So many questions... I have the best questions... my questions are spec-tac-u-lar...|
This is not as far-fetched as it seems. At the beginning of our republic, John Adams was convinced that Thomas Jefferson was getting ready to unleash the horrors of the French Revolution --complete with guillotines in the public squares --onto the American people following his election in 1800. There was talk, some of it quite heated and serious, of Adams barricading himself in the White House and summoning the army to arrest Jefferson and his supporters. Adams took the high road, however, choosing only to leave tacks on all the seats in the East Room and swipe all the soap and monogrammed towels. Jefferson did the same to Madison, by the way.
|I also left all the chamber pots full. Of poop. Haha!|
What I'm getting at here is the very real possibility that an impeached president just may try to brass-balls-it-out and go on national TV or, let's just see here, Twitter, and complain that it's all the result of a Deep State Conspiracy against him, engineered by Obama, with the collusion of the Fake News industry, and all True Americans need to help their legally elected president by taking their constitutionally protected guns and hurrying to Washington. If this happens, about half of those NRA KKK MAGA* dipshits would head for Washington state and get arrested by a bunch of Washington State Police, but the other half would spread murder and mayhem all over the country until downtown Sheboygan resembled the Kabul Green Zone. While they were doing that, their political allies and apologists would do everything in their power to aid and abet them from the sidelines, until the country settles down into a comfortable civil war. And let's remember how much fun the LAST one was: 650,000 soldiers dead, famine, disease, social upheaval and foreign meddlers on the doorstep just itching to step in and carve the United States up into spheres of economic and political influence. Planet Earth will then be lead by another power (China probably), while the United States enters a period of cultural, economic and social decline, from which it may take centuries to recover.
*National Riflemen's Association, Ku Klux Klan, and Make America Great Again
|Introducing North America's next great Superpower...|
|I WON'T live in the White House, Mummy! It's to old and small|
and there are NO gold toilet seats!