Donald Trump, Resign Now
May 26, 2020 at 12:52 PM - Views: 55 #319189
Where are the calls for Trump’s resignation? Since his first months in the White House, Trump has been the most impeachable, most lawless, most self-enriching, most bungling President in U.S. history. He relies entirely on lying and scapegoating to avoid taking responsibility for his failures. Trump didn’t even win the popular vote – the Electoral College selected him. President Trump has fomented chaos and corruption in his administration without encountering insistent demands for his resignation…Trump keeps flailing, failing, and using foul-mouthed rhetoric because about 43 percent of voters stick with him, no matter what.
Well – the parents of many Trump supporters did not stay with Richard Nixon in 1974. Public demands for “Tricky Dick” to leave office ultimately included much of his “base” including scores of Republicans in Congress, led by Mr. Conservative Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ). Why? Nixon had defied a Congressional subpoena and committed an obstruction of justice. Trump, on the other hand, has defied many Congressional subpoenas and engaged in over a dozen obstructions of justice, many of which are ongoing.
Why no demands for resignation? Have too many Americans lost their proper sense of honest public service and accountability? From 1974 to now, the American Bar Association (ABA) – supposedly a first responder against the destruction of rule of law and constitutional observance – has done nothing to challenge above-the-law presidential abuses. (In 2005-2006 the ABA displayed some courage and charged the Bush/Cheney administration with three sets of unconstitutional behavior.)
Many Trump voters seem to expect more of virtually every public figure who isn’t Trump..! Trump voters need to ask themselves – what else does Trump have to do to our livelihood, health, safety, and dignity before you say – “no more…!” (Various writers) have cogently taken Trump apart on very serious matters since 2017, yet they leave their readers without the obvious conclusion -Trump has to go.
May 26, 2020 at 10:19 PM #319307bazukhovParticipant
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Or fleas are to dogs.
Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites
May 27, 2020 at 3:14 AM #319387doh1304Participant
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Nixon had Agnew (“impeachment insurance”) Trump has Pence. (impeachment threat) There is a gun pointed at our heads. As long as Pence is VP we cannot impeach Trump and survive. (and Biden is no alternative, and neither is Pelosi)
May 27, 2020 at 5:24 AM #319444
Agnew resigned Oct 1973.
Ford was VP from Dec 73 – Aug 74.
May 27, 2020 at 9:11 AM #319532jerry611Participant
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Politics was different back in Nixon’s time. There are studies that show it.
But Nixon also clearly broke the law. There was no question or politics about it.
With Trump there is no clear cut evidence of a criminal act that any other president hasn’t done. The Russia nonsense is a dead end. And the Ukraine phone call is a bit of a stretch (plus Hunter Biden was skirting the law too.)
I don’t know if it is even constitutional to impeach a president because he’s incompetent. The constitution says “high crimes and misdemeanors.” It doesn’t say anything about being an egotistical moron.
May 27, 2020 at 12:49 PM #319555
I lived through those times. I have no idea what you mean by ‘politics was different back in nixon’s time, there are studies that show it’
Trump isn’t merely incompetent & egotistical.
He’s done exactly the same things nixon did.
“Nixon had defied a Congressional subpoena and committed an obstruction of justice. Trump, on the other hand, has defied many Congressional subpoenas and engaged in over a dozen obstructions of justice, many of which are ongoing.”
–Ralph Nader, attorney (appeared & won in the USSC, i.e. on constitutional law, so I’ll take his views over yours)
Trump is a criminal, and not just because he’s defied congressional supoenas & committed obstruction.
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