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Response to Perseus (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 5, 2019, 11:34 AM

38. not clear to me that potus, per se, has too much power.

well, it is true that one of the lessons from nixon is that having an independent counsel statute would be a good idea, but republicans abused that power and then helped make it go away, clearing the way for donnie to kill an investigation into himself.

however, i think our real problem today comes from the combination of potus and a senate majority working in concert.

nixon won re-election in a massive landslide. he won 49 states. had the senate told him, don't worry, we won't remove you no matter what, he could have gotten away with murder. instead, he was forced to resign.


donnie is pushing the envelope and breaking norms and laws all over the place partially because he has a fair degree of confidence that he won't actually be removed for it.


the founders knew there would be corrupt individuals and tyrants. they expressly put in countermeasures, such as each house being able to kick out members, and of course, impeachment. what they didn't contemplate was a senate majority supporting a blatant tyrant. at least, they didn't provide a remedy for that.

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