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Sir Jeffrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 01:03 PM
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6. Others in this thread have pointed out why it is a bad idea...
what we need instead is a no-confidence measure similar to the British model. Something that would allow the Congress to replace an unpopular/incompetent administration with members from the same party until the next direct election.

Otherwise we are stuck with an unresponsive and very dangerous administration until the next election.
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  -What's the case AGAINST a presidential recall election? WhaTHellsgoingonhere  Mar-07-07 12:30 PM   #0 
  - Because amending the Constituion is difficult?  rinsd   Mar-07-07 12:31 PM   #1 
  - It might cause the president to become preoccupied with a recall instead of doing his/her job.  Ninja Jordan   Mar-07-07 12:35 PM   #2 
  - Its a bad idea  bottomofthehill   Mar-07-07 12:36 PM   #3 
  - so how would it work?  onenote   Mar-07-07 12:52 PM   #4 
  - So you think the recall of Davis for Arnold was a good thing?  SaveElmer   Mar-07-07 12:53 PM   #5 
  - No. I'm saying...  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 01:14 PM   #8 
     - A Presidential recall procedure would be anarchy...  SaveElmer   Mar-07-07 01:16 PM   #9 
        - No president would be able to govern?  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 01:28 PM   #10 
           - We can't idiot proof the Presidency...  SaveElmer   Mar-07-07 01:32 PM   #13 
           - If Bush is removed (resigns), the party remains in power.  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 01:47 PM   #15 
              - You are quite naive...  SaveElmer   Mar-07-07 01:51 PM   #16 
                 - They are different animals because their constitutions are worded differently.  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 02:14 PM   #19 
           - There is no push because those with the means to push would not likely support the idea  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-07-07 01:58 PM   #18 
  - Others in this thread have pointed out why it is a bad idea...  Sir Jeffrey   Mar-07-07 01:03 PM   #6 
  - As no. 1 implied  benddem   Mar-07-07 01:11 PM   #7 
  - Oh brother.  Richardo   Mar-07-07 01:29 PM   #11 
  - Again, you (like others) imply our government works. n/t  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 01:31 PM   #12 
  - The Constitution works quite well, actually  Richardo   Mar-07-07 01:45 PM   #14 
     - I'd never include this President and the Constitution in the same sentence.  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 01:51 PM   #17 
  - If you don't have the votes for impeachment and conviction, 67%, ...  CRH   Mar-07-07 02:26 PM   #20 
  - rinsd, Freddie Stubbs and CRH  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 02:49 PM   #22 
  - When was the last time the Constitution was amended if its so easy?  rinsd   Mar-07-07 03:06 PM   #24 
     - Sorry, rinsd, I was agreeing with you. I misspoke when I said it's viable.  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 03:15 PM   #25 
        - Whoops  rinsd   Mar-07-07 03:21 PM   #26 
  - You are forgetting about 75% of the states' legislatures as well  dansolo   Mar-07-07 06:26 PM   #32 
  - Oh god, imagine if it were to happen, the media circus would increase 10 fold.  EOO   Mar-07-07 02:43 PM   #21 
  - Good grief. I hope you're the only one who yields to the media. n/t  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 02:57 PM   #23 
     - I'm saying it's a bad thing.  EOO   Mar-07-07 03:43 PM   #27 
        - Scarier than Bush...? Hmmm... Let me think about that one--you've stumped me there. n/t  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-07-07 03:46 PM   #28 
           - Easy one - Mitt Romney  EOO   Mar-07-07 11:30 PM   #33 
  - That pesky Constitution, again.  AshevilleGuy   Mar-07-07 03:52 PM   #29 
  - Our form of democracy is somewhat experimental and  MGKrebs   Mar-07-07 04:16 PM   #30 
  - Very true. Sad but true, nonetheless... and remedies are imperative for these reasons.  WhaTHellsgoingonhere   Mar-08-07 10:38 AM   #35 
  - This is a thought experiment...nothing more...  SaveElmer   Mar-07-07 04:24 PM   #31 
  - The Constitution provides for that every 2, 4, and 6 years depending on the office  Hekate   Mar-08-07 01:59 AM   #34 
 

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