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Old 26th March 2020, 06:09 PM
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Goldie Hawn was just asked "What do you think of the President's handling of the crisis?"

Reply: "Don't get me started!"

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I'm wondering where this Al Franken has been for the last four years.

He writes as if he just made a great discovery..

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I'm wondering where this Al Franken has been for the last four years. He writes as if he just made a great discovery..
I think he explains that in the second and third paragraphs:
It was never okay. Having a nutcase* in the White House. But somehow he had survived three-plus years without facing a huge crisis – if you don’t count his impeachment as a huge crisis, which it sort of wasn’t. It didn’t really matter that he started his presidency by crazily insisting that his inaugural crowd was bigger than Obama’s. (What do you suppose that was about?)

Not even one American would die because less than 24 hours into his presidency Americans were introduced to something called “alternative facts.” So, as constantly weird and offensive as it has been for Americans to have a bonkers* president, he skated through. Until Covid-19.

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He's not crazy - he's bl**dy dangerous:


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From the 25th amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
Section 4.
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.
This is the time!. If the principal officers of the executive departments cannot do their job, then congress must now provide such other body to take this action. The man is batshit crazy.

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Careful what you wish for, Pence could become President and get re-elected come November.
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This is long. But, it explains what "some other body" means.
"Such Other Body As Congress May by Law Provide"

Debate in Congress on the question of the alternative body was vigorous; the reports of both the Senate and House Judiciary Committees give credit to opponents of this proposal. Arguments in its favor appear to have been persuasive, even if the report was less than enthusiastic in its endorsement of a disability review body: "However, in the interest of providing flexibility for the future, the Amendment would authorize Congress to designate a different body if this were deemed desirable in light of subsequent experience."

Congress is given a broad mandate to fashion the disability review body, including deciding its composition. According to Professor Feerick, the following options were mentioned during debate on the amendment: Congress could designate itself; it could retain the Cabinet but enlarge or shrink it; or it could include a mix of Members of Congress and distinguished public figures. Others have suggested Justices of the Supreme Court, medical doctors, and the Surgeon General as possible members of such a body.

In the context of the checks and balances of the legislative process, Congress has broad authority over the lifespan of a disability panel. It could establish the body as a permanent institution. Alternatively, it could require reauthorization at regular intervals—for instance, specifying renewal of its mandate with each change of presidential administration. A review panel established by law during a Section 4 disability could also be limited by Congress to the duration of the disability during which it was created. As Senator Jacob Javits noted during debate on the amendment,

Congress has the right to provide for the exclusivity of that body in exercising this authority, as well as the way in which the body shall exercise that authority, and other pertinent details necessary to the creation of such a body, its continuance, its way of meeting, the rules of the procedure, and the way in which it shall exercise its power.

As noted above, the amendment's framers placed a check on Congress's ability to create a disability review body by requiring that it be created "by law." Any bill or joint resolution to establish such an institution would thus be subject to the full range of the legislative process before it was enacted, up to and including the President's veto. Some observers have argued that any President might be reluctant to cooperate in establishing a disability review panel while she or he is in good health. Here again, a deterrent factor might involve the "scenarios for endless mischief ... and horror stories of what the 25th [Amendment] might produce." Barring a veto override, it could be effected only with the President's approval.

Section 4 does not place a time constraint on creation of a disability review panel. A panel could be established at any time—at the beginning of a presidential administration, or in connection with a declared presidential disability. Some studies of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment considered this option, suggesting the prospective establishment of a standing review body—"standby equipment"—that would supplant the Cabinet and join with the Vice President in declaring a Section 4 presidential disability. Establishing a disability review body on a contingent basis—that is, during the actual implementation of a Section 4 disability—would, however, face a considerable obstacle in the timetable set by Section 4. No more than 21 calendar days would be available to Congress for the consideration of legislation establishing such an entity.


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Careful what you wish for, Pence could become President and get re-elected come November.
At this point, Pence is clearly the lesser of two evils. Whether he could win in November is not at all clear, he has serious baggage. In any case, lives are at stake now, in the US and the world.
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When Trump got elected everyone new it would end up with his actions and pure stupidity killing millions of people.

I bet no one thought it would be his own people

The man is a (as they say in America) a clear and present danger to Americans and humanity.

But Americans love him.

So is it really about him or how stupid the majority of Americans are ?
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