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"Impeach the president again" opinion piece, Boston Globe


The meat of the article is here:

"If ever a presidential act qualified for impeachment, it would be openly trying to reverse an election outcome. While it sounds almost bizarre to make such a suggestion when the president’s term is over in two months, the move would have a useful byproduct: The Senate could prevent Trump from running again in 2024.

The impeachment clause of the Constitution allows the Senate to impose two possible punishments: “removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.” While two-thirds of the Senate is required for removal from office in an impeachment trial, precedents involving the impeachment of judges indicate that only a majority vote would be required to make the penalty a disqualification from future office.

In other words, the House of Representatives could impeach Trump before his term ends, and the Senate could take up the matter after he leaves office. The question of removal would be moot at that point, but disqualification would still be on the table, and the Senate could determine that a majority vote would suffice."

I was so naive 4 years ago

I never thought he would last 4 years in office. I had no real conception of how a sociopath could surround himself with enablers and stop following rules and norms he did not like. I didn't realize that the 25th could be defanged. And I still can't believe that over a third of the adult people in this country continue to support him.

The term "Pack the court"

The republicans are emphasizing that this is what the democrats may do, while claiming they (the Repugs) have done no such thing.
And what the Repugs have done might not meet the historical definition.
A more accurate terminology for what the Repugs have done could be "Hijack the Courts".
Democrats are now attempting to Free the Courts from this successful hijacking at the hands of procedural terrorists -- - McConnell and his cronies, and the dark forces behind them.

Nicole Wallace - Pence was "limp and lame" n/t

If Pence doesn't have COVID yet

He's sure to get it when Trump calls him over to the white house to yell at him for his "weak" performance in this debate.
Trump won't wear a mask, the room will be small, and if Pence wears a mask Trump will scream at him and shame him until Pence takes it off.

Page even speaks louder over Kamala than she does with Pence

On the very rare occasion that she finds a need to call time on Kamala.

I am amazed that Kamala

Is able to keep from guffawing at some of his most egregious lies.
I know she is too skilled and classy for that. And I admire her restraint.

Is the inpatient team incompetent, or do they actively despise this administration?

Are they so incompetent that they did not let Trump know that a psych hold and evaluation would be the immediate result if he tried to leave the ward to take a joy ride?
They would then rely on Trump having the decision making capacity to choose NOT to pull this stunt.
OR, if he tried still tried to go ahead with it, he would further prove to them that he is incapacitated and needs immediate psychiatric evaluation and care.

An alternative is that his medical team despises him enough to let him further self-destruct in the public's view through this selfish and crazy joy ride.
I had thought that this medical team actively hating him and trying to sabotage him was a possible reason that they agreed to his idiotic demands as to what can and can't be released during the 2 inane daily medical press conferences thus far. Trump and the admin would have been better served by a bland daily written statement from the medical team. These farcical press conferences have even further destroyed this admin's credibility.

WTF! Why hasn't he been civilly committed?

Just catching up on the s-show after 6 hours away.
He meets criteria for civil commitment in Maryland.
Summary per NAMI site:
"Maryland law allows involuntary admission to a hospital when a person: has a mental disorder and needs inpatient care or treatment and presents a danger to the life or safety of the person or others and is unable or unwilling to be admitted voluntarily and there is no available less restrictive form of intervention ..."

Yes, I know all the reasons they have not done this to the " Commander in Chief".
And that pot with the frog is boiling over, now

Reminder: last night Delta allowed 3 repug politcians with known COVID exposure on a plane.

Reminder: Delta allowed 3 Repug Congresscritters on a flight last night, although they have known exposure to COVID in recent days.

I don't want this to get lost in the slew if crazy news.
Enablers (eg: Delta) of entitled potential spreaders (the 3 repug politicians) need to be identified. This helps all of us make safer choices.

"Politicians Exposed To Coronavirus Fly Delta, Violate Rules
OCTOBER 3, 2020 BY BEN 12
It would appear that several politicians don’t think that airline rules apply to them, and this goes beyond wearing masks.

In this post:
Politicians violate 14-day exposure rule
And then you have senators still not wearing masks…"

"During check-in, Delta requires passengers to confirm that they haven’t been knowingly exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days:

To protect the safety of all our customers, we cannot allow anyone to fly who knows they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past two weeks. To travel with us, you must agree that you are not aware that you and, to your knowledge, those in your itinerary have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

The three were traveling last night from Washington National Airport to Minneapolis St. Paul on DL1043..."


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