A couple of months ago I had a bet with a friend that Mr Trump would not be President by the end of the year. Nothing substantial. Just a token £0.01. Right now, I would say that bet is looking more certain by the hour, or you might say with every passing Tweet put out from the “leader of the free world”.

In many ways that’s an appropriate title for Mr Trump. That’s because he represents perhaps better than anyone else what the “free world” has become. He’s a narcissist, isn’t he? Well has there ever been a more narcissistic era than Western civilization as it now is? He acts without reason, doesn’t he? Yep, and have you not noticed that millions in Western societies now appear unable to think and act rationally? He’s impulsive, isn’t he? Yes and … you get the picture.

Of course his enemies like to think that his insanity stands in stark contrast to their own sanity, but nothing could be further than the truth. Granted, he is clearly unhinged, but so too is the mainstream media and whole political establishment that is trying to force him out. Many of them can’t tell the difference between a boy and a girl. Most of them think Russia “hacked their election”, whatever that evidence-free slogan is supposed to mean. Oh and the one and only time that most of them briefly dropped their hostility to the President they hate was when he illegally and unconstitutionally dropped some bombs for no apparent reason. Sanity does not appear to be their speciality!

Perhaps the most depressing thing in all of this is that with the entire DC establishment and mainstream media in the US now clearly bonkers, all it needed was a calm, rational, thinking person to act with wisdom, and their folly would have been exposed for what it is. Instead they are being given a “Get out of the asylum free card”, as Mr Trump does the almost impossible job of making them look sane with his folly.

What you have is an unprecedented situation. Almost everyone in the political and media establishment in the US is now completely nuts (there are odd exceptions, such as Rand Paul). But the President is even more nuts. I guess it would be fun if this were some Third World Banana Republic. But this is the US, for pity’s sake. I’m convinced I’ll win my £0.01 quite soon. But what will be the end of America after the nuts manage to drive the nut from office?

6 thoughts on “Nuts to Impeach Nut After Nut Fired Nut When Nut Refused to Drop Nuts Conspiracy After Nut Won Election Against Nut?

  1. Rob,

    If Mr Trump were impeached, would his replacement be found by holding another general election with the possibility of Mrs. Clinton being voted in, or would the Republican party continue to stay in government albeit with a different person at the helm?

    And if Mr Trump were impeached, would he be the first US president to have been removed from office by being impeached?

    The word impeach has a nice ring to it – reminds me of luscious peaches & nectarines from Georgia!

    Phil

    1. Hi Phil,

      My understanding is that under the US constitution, unless the impeachment included Mr Pence, then Mr Pence would become President until the time of the next election. If it did include Pence (which I think highly unlikely as interestingly there has not been the remotest suggestion of him being bound up in the whole “Russiagate” and “Comeygate” thing), then I understand that Paul Ryan would become the next President.

      I think what is most likely is that Mr Trump will soon be removed under section 4 of the 25th amendment to the constitution, which states:

      “Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.”

      Some people think that they’ll never do it because it could lead to a civil war. That is a very real possibility, but I think that the Republicans are nearing the point when they realise that a Pence Presidency for the next 3 years, will be far more palatable to their chances of saving their party and their own careers (which they care more about than the country), than another 3 and half years of a guy who is seriously out of his depth, quite nuts, and being driven further into madness every day.

      As I say, Pence has come off remarkably unscathed in all this mess. Trump has been driven to distraction by the Deep State (who really do have 6 ways from Sunday to get you, as Chuck Schumer said), and unfortunately he has neither the character, the temperament, the wit, the wisdom, nor decent advisers to be able to withstand them. In the end, though they will bring him down, to all intents and purposes it will, in a very real sense, be his own crass, rash and foolish decisions that will make it very easy for them.

      But you’re right: impeach is a great word and it does make one rather hungry 🙂

      Rob

  2. Rob, I really adore you’re title for this piece. And I enjoyed reading the comments you made to Stephen about seeing beyond supporting or hating for no good reason except you don’t want the other side of the aisle to be right… thank you for saying it. Only fools cling to A Really Bad Idea only to satisfy their pride. The Bible talks up and down about the pitfalls of pride. I think pride is perhaps one of the biggest Biblical lessons we need right now. I say: Keep writing. And not because I agree with you. In this case I mostly do, and in the teachings of Jesus, but in fact, I very much don’t in your larger (and ongoing) support of the conservative causes and especially your dismissal of the liberal-left. I have thought a few times how I would have acted under a Hillary administration. I distrusted Hillary and considered her dangerous, but I wanted to see her win because of the other Democrats who would be in her government. But I would have been bombarded with people confusing my support for her win with support for her herself. It would have been sickening.

  3. Hi Stephen,

    I’m not entirely sure I have a “reputation” to hurt. But no matter.

    I am simply trying to make a point which many seem not to be getting at the moment, basically because of the tendency people have developed of binary partisanship: you’re either for Trump or you’re against him; you’re either for his liberal opponents, or your against them. There are ample grounds to disdain both sides.

    On the one hand, the liberal-left and the Deep State they are colluding with are portraying themselves as sane and the bastions of truth. Yet they are anything but and have spent the last year howling hysterical McCarthyite conspiracy theories, dressed up as “facts” which we are supposed to accept.

    On the other hand, the supporters of Trump made out like they were voting for a man who was the opposite of these people, despite all indications that he was just as foolish and hysterical as them.

    But we’re now at the point where the hysteria of the McCarthyites is incredibly being made to look plausible and sane, not because it is, but because the President is proving to be even more hysterical and mad than they are.

    In other words, there is insanity all around, and I’d like to just caution people against continuing to support Trump because his enemies are mad (they are), and against supporting his enemies because Trump is mad (he is).

    So there is a point to it all. A method in the madness if you like. But I’m quite sure that other blogs exist that you could turn to if you feel this one isn’t your cup of tea.

    Rob

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