I think it unfortunate the author framed it as a coup.
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:03am

That's a construct for the argument. There's no ethical or moral issue if the laws are followed. Why should there always be a way so that the political party does't flip? The party control in the House and Senate remains intact. The acting President becomes a placeholder until the next election. Too me when you frame the discussion from the beginning as a 'coup', you've already inferred some sort of lack of integrity in the process. It doesn't have to be that way. It can be or may often be, but it does not have to be. In the end, what happened with during Nixon worked out. As a matter of fact, I don't think the GOP would mind 'Placeholder Pelosi' at all... ha ha...

  • Moral choice or pragmatic partisan option? Sia☺giah, Sun Feb 10 6:16pm
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    • A difficult problemgreenman, Mon Feb 11 11:16am
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    • It is an interesting quandry...Sprout, Mon Feb 11 9:20am
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    • I think it unfortunate the author framed it as a coup. — HeavyHemi, Mon Feb 11 1:03am
      • framed to guarantee party continuity in the executive branch... But while they might not have been elected, if the Speaker ends up POTUS they aren't just a "placeholder" president. Thy are the... more
      • Oh, they wouldn't mind. **chuckle**Sia☺giah, Mon Feb 11 2:12am
        Perhaps the suggestion near the end where they might do what Nixon did would work ?? It's pretty obvious that the top two MUST go. One is a bald-faced LIAR about what he did decades ago and the other ... more
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