Deep within the bowels of the network of liberal websites that act as fronts for the Democratic party, a radical idea has been slowly cooking on the back burner. Not to be discouraged by losing the election, failing to hijack the Electoral College and unable to convince the public as to the validity of their Trump-Putin conspiracy theories, the left is plotting to oust President Trump using the Twenty Fifth Amendment.
In a recent article published by the globalist Foreign Policy entitled “3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020” the author suggested impeachment or a military coup but acknowledged that the former would take too long and the latter was unlikely. The real ticket for dumping Trump would be by invoking the amendment which according to Foreign Policy:
In these dark days, some around the globe are finding solace in the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. This previously obscure amendment states that “the Vice President and a majority of … the principal officers of the executive departments” can declare the president “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” in which case “the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”
This is option three for getting rid of Trump: an appeal to Vice President Mike Pence’s ambitions. Surely Pence wants to be president himself one day, right? Pence isn’t exactly a political moderate — he’s been unremittingly hostile to gay rights, he’s a climate change skeptic, etc. — but, unappealing as his politics may be to many Americans, he does not appear to actually be insane. (This is the new threshold for plausibility in American politics: “not actually insane.”)
Presumably, Pence is sane enough to oppose rash acts involving, say, the evisceration of all U.S. military alliances or America using nuclear weapons first — and presumably, if things got bad enough, other Trump cabinet members might also be inclined to oust their boss and replace him with his vice president. Congress would have to acquiesce in a permanent 25th Amendment removal, but if Pence and half the cabinet declared Trump unfit, even a Republican-controlled Congress would likely fall in line.
And thus we see an increased pounding of the meme that Trump is actually crazy to the point where he is unfit to do the job and is a danger to the country. Following a devastating week of humiliation and defeat for Democrats it is looking more and more like this is going to be the preferred line of attack for the foreseeable future.
Former Saturday Night Live clown and current Democrat Senator Al Franken furthered this meme on this week’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union.
According to a Washington Post story “Bernie Sanders calls Trump a ‘pathological liar’; Al Franken says ‘a few’ Republicans think Trump is mentally ill”:
Franken first raised questions about the president’s mental health Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” saying Republican senators privately express “great concern” about Trump’s temperament. The senator doubled down Sunday morning, telling CNN’s “State of the Union” that “a few” Republican senators feel that way.
“In the way that we all have this suspicion that — you know, that he’s not — he lies a lot, he says things that aren’t true, that’s the same thing as lying, I guess,” Franken told moderator Jake Tapper, mentioning the president’s repeatedly false claims of voter fraud.
“You know, that is not the norm, uh, for a president of the United States or, actually, for a human being,” Franken said.
Franken also blasted Trump’s travel ban, saying the president “and his group are trying to make Americans more afraid. I think that’s part of how they got elected: just make us more afraid.”
Gee, I wonder which Republicans would possibly be inclined to say such a thing?
The Dems’ shift to featuring Franken as their mouthpiece seems to indicate that the party is facing diminishing returns the more that Elizabeth Warren opens her mouth and exposes herself to be mental institution material. Fauxahontas embarrassed herself during her now infamous tirade on the Senate floor during the Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing resulting in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s silencing of the paper tigress, a shrill grandstanding phony if there ever was one. She is hardly an ideal messenger for an electorate that just resoundingly rejected another whacked out screeching shrike in Hillary Clinton.
Franken is a garden variety liberal dolt but to his credit he manages to come across as measured despite his extremist ideology, he will be one of the point men in the 25th Amendment drive as the next great gambit of a party that refuses to honor the American tradition of conceding an election once it is over.
The nation would be far better served if the entire Democratic party can be removed from office for being certifiably insane with terminal cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Originally published at Downtrend.com