Skip to comments.A case for a special election for the President of the United States (Grasping at straws)
Posted on 03/25/2017 11:44:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
After just two months, there is no question that the Donald Trump presidency is an unmitigated disaster.
The FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Russian efforts to help elect Donald Trump last year. This by itself is extraordinary and unprecedented. As Republicans noted last year, it is very difficult to have a presidential administration under FBI investigation.
No one knows what the investigation will find, but what we already know is bad enough. Senior Trump advisors lied about their contacts with Russian officials; one, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign from the administration....
(Excerpt) Read more at billingsgazette.com ...
I don’t think America is ready for that much bloodshed “perfeser” Chrissy. You should probably STFU. If you aren’t happy with the election results, take your goatsmellin’, Marxist ass somewhere else. Try Mexico.
“After just two months, there is no question that the Donald Trump presidency is an unmitigated disaster.”
What an interesting opinion that I don’t share in any way, shape or form.
Since I don’t have any need for a special election for President of the United States, they can’t have one.
Too bad, so sad. Democrats need to learn to accept election results.
Otherwise they can GTFO out of my country and go found Democratistan at the bottom of the ocean or wherever.
They ALREADY want a violent one but the left has always been smart at taking gradual steps.
They did it with morality.
It’s not impossible that they talked with Russians. It ain’t against the law.
But it will be prosecuted in the msm like one.
Good thing no one gives a #### about the MSM and no one besides dem congressmen, lib psychos and msm have an ounce of trust in the fbi or cia.
Like I said before, after EVERYTHING obama did, I wouldn’t care if a video surfaced of Trump and Putin in a sauna discussing money transfers.
Nah, what they really mean is that Trump is ruining everything for them - he's cutting money out of their pet projects and he's cutting their longtime staffers and hell, Valerie has to work from a remote location.
This is the mentality of the Left that does the same thing over and over again; expecting different results. This professor has not figured out that the Marxism he supports has failed every time it has been tried. Of course the Left is a mental disorder.
Americans put up with EIGHT YEARS of an “unmitigated disaster” from the Bonzo administration. Eight years of President Trump won’t hurt anything.
I used to deliver that rag as a paperboy in the 80s. It was lefty shit even back then. Montana is God’s country but, like Eden, there are snakes there.
After just two minutes of reading this tripe, there is no question that Professor Chris Edelson is an unmitigated idiot.
Professor Chris Edelson's Blog
Chris Edelson is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at American University. His teaching and research interests focus on constitutional interpretation, presidential power, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining the AU faculty, Professor Edelson practiced employment discrimination law and also served as state legislative director for the Human Rights Campaign. Classes taught include Civil Rights and Liberties, The American Constitution, Individual Freedom v. Authority, and The Constitution, National Security and the War on Terror.
For more info, check out his full CV here. Order a copy of his new book online, Emergency Presidential Power: From the Drafting of the Constitution to the War on Terror.
B.A. Brandeis University, J.D. Harvard Law School
I think that Trump signing 38 Executive Orders to get America moving again have demonstrated more success in 60 days than Obozo gave us in 8 years. We are going to get rid of Obamacare...probably when it collapses before the end of the year. We are going to get at least part of a wall this year as well as some sort of tax relief. Demonstrable measurable results make Trump a better President than any Dem or undermining traitorous Speaker from Wisconsin.
How does he think this election would happen.
This is an amazing time.
Ostensibly professional and rational people go out of their way to show the world they’ve got out of their minds.
Mexico is too close......better Argentina
Assistant prof should prolly have not broadcast his lunacy.
He probably thinks it’ll help him get tenure.
This clown is a J.D. from Harvard Law. Another shining example of why Harvard Law should be shut down and its graduates degrees and law licenses revoked.
Aw - no comments section?
Well, let’s unpack this 3rd grade idiocy.
“Heres how it could work: Each chamber of Congress, the House and the Senate, would have to vote by a two-thirds majority to hold a special election. three-quarters of state legislatures would have to ratify the amendment. The amendment would call for a one time special election, allowing qualified political parties (the Republicans and Democrats, and other parties who can meet a threshold to qualify for the ballot) one month to choose a nominee and then one month for a general election, to be held on a national holiday. The amendment would make clear this is a one-time event. After the election is held, we would revert to pre-existing constitutional procedures, for example, with a presidential election held every four years. The amendment could also provide for a national unity government to occupy the executive branch while the short election campaign goes on.”
Ex Post Facto
Let’s start with “Ex-Post Facto” to make it quick. A law that retroactively changes the legal consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed, before the enactment of the law isn’t going to pass constitutional muster and would be tied up in courts long enough for a second Trump term.
Stupid and any 8th grader would understand this, if they took civics class and a study of the constitution was involved.
Get 2/3rds of Congress to hold a special election and three quarters of state legislators to ratify your moron idea? ROTFLMAO!!!
If, that’s IF, you could corral 2/3rds of congress on your lunatic idea it really would be unnecessary, as you would already have the number of votes required for impeachment.
Do you want Skittles with the Unicorn?
Your amendment would have to include a precursor element for removal of the sitting president and the elements of “infractions” or “specific qualified and provable imbecilic or dotage natures, that would be provable and how it the congress would prosecute such an allegation”.
Allow qualified political parties to meet some threshold? Well okay, you are now rewriting several sections of the existing constitution and those won’t be challenged in court, right?
You demand a “One Month” primary season? ROTFLMAO again...and then one month thereafter for the general election? At what point do you consider how long it takes to choose, vet and elect uhm The Electoral College? or is this going to be some full on democratic experiment and you will just tabulate the popular vote?
A national unity government would occupy the executive branch while your hairbrained idea is experimented with?
Then you are nulligying the election of the Vice President of the United States as well. What will you do with him in the interim or there is there some consolation prize while he sits sidelined?
Give him some of those delicious Cadbury Yellow Marshmallow Easter Bunnies? What if he prefers the blue ones? I know I prefer the blue bunnies.
If you have an interim government in the Executive branch will they then be able to simply make appointments for however long your experiment into Kafka land exists?
You people really are retarded.
Did you really expect them to let people answer this idiot?
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