I’ll admit, when it became clear Donald Trump was going to win the presidency on election night, and media anchors, pundits, and other assorted leftists cried, pouted, and engaged in primal screams, I was sore tempted to laugh. I didn’t, not because they didn’t deserve all the mockery any miscreant could possibly deserve, but because I was amazed. I’d been watching leftists descend more and more deeply into utter insanity for years, but those displays were something new.
When I awoke to the news that Trump had indeed become president, I didn’t dance around, high five Mrs. Manor, or otherwise celebrate, other than to mildly smile and exclaim: “well, I’ll be damned.” While I was pleased Hillary Clinton would not be president, regular readers will recall I was hardly an enthusiastic Trump booster. Since, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see him growing in office, taking on and mostly destroying leftists, including the media, who are the enemies of America. He’s not moving nearly fast enough to drain the swamp, but it’s an unimaginably huge job against vicious opposition, including the Republican Party–AKA The Stupid Party–and he’s making the right moves and some real progress. It is that progress that has accelerated an already rapid descent by the Left into anti-constitutional, anti-American, socialist/communist, #the resistance, barking at the moon madness.
This is well demonstrated by an article by one Julia Glum in Newsweek. I grew up in a world of magazines, Time, US News And World Report, Newsweek, in a pre-Internet, pre-consumer computer age, those rags, and local newspapers were essential reading. Their publishers even worked subscription deals with schools, and their wares could be found in classrooms and libraries throughout the nation.
But then came the computer age, and those magazines began, rather than merely leaning leftward, to fling themselves to the floor to the left, and continue to dig. I recall Time editorializing guns were such a horrific issue, they would no longer bother to try to present any but the anti-liberty side of the argument. And then Newsweek was sold for the princely sum of $1.00. Glum’s article illustrates its value has not increased.
Sure, it’s been more than 340 days since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, but there’s still one very narrow, highly unlikely and entirely unprecedented way that Clinton could become president.
And it has some Democratic die-hards dreaming again.
Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig offered a Clinton path to the presidency on Medium, putting forward a series of “if/then” scenarios that lead to House Speaker Paul Ryan handing the White House keys to Clinton.
Here’s how constitutional law expert Lessig lays it out:
If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or be impeached.
If number 2: If Trump is removed, Vice President Mike Pence would become president.
If number 3: If Pence becomes president, he should resign too, given that he benefited from the same help from Mother Russia.
If number 4: If Pence resigns before appointing a vice president, Ryan would become president.
If number 5: If Ryan becomes president, he should do the right thing and choose Clinton for vice president. Then he should resign.
Well, that certainly seems reasonable—to a kind of particularly addled, violent mind.
The answer seems unavoidable: He should nominate the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside and let her become the president, Lessig writes. ‘Without doubt, if Ryan did the right thing, that would be the most extraordinary event in the history of America since the Confederate Army fired on Fort Sumter. But unlike that, this event would build the union, not divide it.
Glum is obviously of like mind. Let us, gentle readers, analyze this sort of non-thinking:
“If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or be impeached.”
Not only is there no evidence of this, even the media have pretty much stopped crying “Russia” at every turn, and are now feverishly trying to avoid reporting on the actual Russia story: the criminal and traitorous behavior of Hillary and Bill Clinton and everyone else involved in giving 20% of America’s uranium to Russia, the primary rogue state with the capacity to wreck destruction on us with nuclear weapons. And of course, Robert Mueller, James Comey, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and that portion of the FBI and DOJ that apparently betrayed America to enrich and protect Hillary and Bill Clinton. Oh yes: Barack Obama, and his administration, were neck deep in corruption in this story. How could any American administration possibly give 20% of a vital, strategic asset to the nation potentially most likely to use nuclear weapons against us?
“If number 2: If Trump is removed, Vice President Mike Pence would become president.”
At least the Left is willing, for this purpose only, to recognize the succession portion of the Constitution.
“If number 3: If Pence becomes president, he should resign too, given that he benefited from the same help from Mother Russia.”
Uh, what help would this be again? Pence helped enrich the Clintons and tried to help her win the election? He helped give away 20% of our uranium for Russian bribes and kickbacks? I’m sure that particular smoking gun will be revealed just as soon as the smoking gun that implicates Trump.
“If number 4: If Pence resigns before appointing a vice president, Ryan would become president.”
Again, the Left is willing to follow the Constitution, but only to get to #5:
“If number 5: If Ryan becomes president, he should do the right thing and choose Clinton for vice president. Then he should resign.”
This is right up there with: “And then aliens will land on the White House lawn and kidnap Melania and Ivanka Trump because Planet Zongo needs women!” Even as utterly inept and self-defeating as the Republican Party is, placing Hillary Clinton in the White House? Perhaps Lessig and Glum know something we don’t, but I’ll bet on the aliens from Zongo before that.
What’s next? Hillary Clinton challenging President Trump to a duel? Actually, I’d pay good money to see that, brief though it would certainly be.