Careful what you wish for

The calls for impeachment of Donald Trump from prominent Democrats are both understandable and at the same time baffling.

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RBear says...

Gitz and I agree on this subject. Yes, a Pence presidency would create even more challenges for Democrats than exists today. For one, they might actually unify behind legislation by having a president who works to negotiate the differences in the party. Pence's social agenda is more conservative than Trump's which is mostly driven by whose in his office that day.
If Trump makes it to 2020, I predict a challenger will emerge making note of the lack of progress under Trump. Even if his base gets angry, as Gitz notes where else will they go?
Not often I say this, but good column Gitz.

Posted 13 November 2017, 7:48 a.m. Suggest removal

skeptic1 says...

It is so amazing that these brainiacs ignore the Constitution. A president can only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors or if he is unable to execute the duties of the office. It is highly unlikely a psychiatrist could declare Trump mentally incompetent. If we could just impeach bad presidents because they are bad at their job we'd not have had to endure 8 years of Obama.

Posted 13 November 2017, 8:20 a.m. Suggest removal

hurricane46 says...

skeptic1, it looks like Dubya would also fit in the catagory of bad presidents that should have been impeached, right?

Posted 13 November 2017, 10:03 a.m. Suggest removal

wildblueyonder says...

I'm sure Dr. Gitz has become the new darling of the progressives now.

Posted 13 November 2017, 12:53 p.m. Suggest removal

Dontsufferfools says...

Perfesser gitz misses the point. Sure, Pence is a real conservative and more likely to drive through a GOP agenda. But if Trump is unfit for office or compromised by Russia, he has to go. Not every equation is political. Sometimes people act for the good of the country.
When the perfesser writes that "the last time an incumbent president swore off any interest in running again was back in 1928," he forgets about Lyndon Johnson.

Posted 13 November 2017, 12:53 p.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

DSF, yea he missed the Johnson point in history. Not sure why, but he's not the best at history sometimes.

Posted 13 November 2017, 1 p.m. Suggest removal

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