A Grand Old Trumpean Possibility
These are times which try our souls. As we enter the impeachment zone, some Senators will take it seriously and others will wallow in partisan swamp water and deny, distract and deteriorate the process the best they can. None see a way out of this mess.
With all due respect, many people in Congress would be unsuccessful in the real world. The old expression, “the gift of gab” is at play here. You don’t have to be intelligent or logical while using your talents of persuasion and speech making. People have put their faith in many a slick talker who took their money and gave nothing in return. Many have been elected by their poison, dogma and ideological frothing at the mouth, but that doesn’t make them smart.
If the Senate Republicans were smart, they would see a clear way out of this impeachment insanity by convicting Trump and removing him from office. You might think I’m crazy, but let’s weigh the pros and cons of this matter. Remember, the President is not a pro at being President and he is certain a con. Let’s look at my plan.
Donald Trump has introduced an instability in politics unlike any seen before. Any sleight penetrates his thin veneer and triggers a thunderstorm of tweets. Who wants to live in this world? One of things that helps people gain and hold power is consistency. Imagine Trump being gone. The air would be cleared and the old liners could take their party back.
Listen up Republicans! If you think you got what you wanted in Trump, perhaps you should ask yourselves what was your goal in the first place. The short-term wins of stock market highs and tax cuts make the long-term health of America uncertain. Debt is soaring out of control, and with banks taking billions to the bottom-line will you ever be able to reinstate a reasonable corporate tax code that keeps America solvent? Trump likes debt and he will certainly taint the conservative fiscal responsibility you’ve fed the nation for years. You will be losing ground if you fall in behind Trump.
After Barack Obama won two elections, you performed an autopsy. It showed that losing suburban women, African Americans and Hispanics would lead to your long-term detriment. But you ignored the report and created Trump. You could have stopped Trump early on, but you refused to take another loss. You dirtied your brand just to win. You may have even cheated or let the Russians help Trump. None of you seem to care.
Some of your hard-core sycophants think that kissing the Donald’s big, fat ass will reap earthly rewards. People like Lindsey Graham, Kevin McCarthy, Doug Collins, Jim Jordan believe that a President Trump is better than anyone from the Democratic side of the aisle, but deep down inside they must realize that they are acting and reacting more out of fear than reasonable thought. Jim Johnson, who is currently ensnared in the wrestling sexual harassment controversy at Ohio University, is mostly worried about Trump picking someone from his Republican loyalty list to run against him. That could spell the end of his Congressional career. This is like the person who denies they are racist, yet all of their actions indicate otherwise. Jordan, McCarthy, Collins and Graham need to realize that Trump is their Frankenstein and they now have an opportunity to rid the country and their party of this problem.
Here is a greater cynical vision. Trump is setting up his kids to inherit the job of President, as if the United States of America is a company he bought. We don’t have kings, queens, princes and princesses in America. If the Republicans are wise, they will send the Donald away now while they have a chance.
Here is another thing we must consider. If the Senate was to convict Trump and remove him from office, they also must ban him from holding any other public office. Here’s what the Constitution says:
“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two-thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States; but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.” I’ve added bolding to point out a few things.
Senate members have taken an oath to be impartial and consider all the evidence, facts and reason behind the impeachment. Two-thirds of the Senate must convict in order to remove a president. One would think that the disqualification of holding an office, trust or to profit under the United States would be automatic, but some scholars believe a president can be removed from office, yet not be disqualified from future running. If the Senate convicts, they must disqualify. Trump could pull a Teddy Roosevelt. He started his own party to run against President Taft, which is how we got Woodrow Wilson; not a good president.
In an ironic twist here, it would be so Trumpean for Congress to throw out Trump and fulfill his ongoing paranoia that he would be removed by a trumped-up conspiracy and impeachment. He could run around the world claiming that he knew it all the time. His faltering old voice box could scream about how the American system is rigged and everyone was out to get him. Truth is, most people who truly care about America are out to get him. We may wish him no harm, but we must never give him power again. He’s a fucking liar and loser.
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