Posting this article for one–and only one–reason: to comment on the blatant fucking stupidity behind the underlying assumption made in this article.

by w3woody

Impeaching Trump is a Heavy Lift

Suppose most Americans were to conclude that President Trump is unfit for office. How long would it take to remove him? If President Nixon’s example provides any guidance, the answer is: a long time—if ever.

Consider the first chart, which shows Nixon’s approval ratings throughout his truncated second term, and also Trump’s approval ratings so far. (All of the approval numbers cited here are from Gallup’s Presidential Job Approval Center.) Nixon’s second-term approval started strong, in the high sixties, but plummeted as Watergate revelations emerged. By the time the Senate Watergate hearings began, in May of 1973, his ratings were under 50 percent. By the time of the Saturday Night Massacre, in October of 1973, his approval was mired in the mid-twenties, never to recover.

Do you see the incredibly fucking stupid assumption underlying this article yet?

Do you need a hint? (Try Article II, Section 4 and Article I, Section 3 of the United States Constitution.)


The absolutely fucking stupid assumption behind the article I liked to is this:

It is treating impeachment as a political question, rather than as a legal one.

You simply cannot impeach a sitting President because you don’t like him.

And that’s the underlying assumption behind this article: it is treating impeachment as if it were simply a matter of gaining enough Democratic seats in the Senate.


What frightens the holy mother-fucking hell out of me is that many Democrats see it as simply a matter of gaining enough votes in the Senate–that as long as we observe the form required by the Constitution, we don’t have to worry about the law.

As if we’re now a nation of men, rather than a nation of laws.


When this happens, buy a gun and some ammo. Because culture, codes and legal rights no longer protect you. All that protects you is the ability to blow someone else’s brains all over the wall before they do the same to you.

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