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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby soccer10k » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:55 am

Bote McBoteface wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:Odd.


So basically, if Democrats can hold their caucus and Republicans want to wait until Trump's out of office, we can get this done without a single one of them.



The ban vote would only take place if the impeachment resulted in conviction. They need 17 (i think) republicans to get to there.


So they'd have to vote to convict first with a 2/3 vote. Then, only if they do convict, they'd take another vote on disqualification but that only takes a 50% majority to do?

That seems odd that they could vote to convict and remove from office but then turn around and vote to allow said person to run again.

I'm not saying you're wrong, because I certainly don't know the rules. Just saying if true, the logic is strange.
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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:11 pm

soccer10k wrote:
Bote McBoteface wrote:
Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
So basically, if Democrats can hold their caucus and Republicans want to wait until Trump's out of office, we can get this done without a single one of them.



The ban vote would only take place if the impeachment resulted in conviction. They need 17 (i think) republicans to get to there.


So they'd have to vote to convict first with a 2/3 vote. Then, only if they do convict, they'd take another vote on disqualification but that only takes a 50% majority to do?

That seems odd that they could vote to convict and remove from office but then turn around and vote to allow said person to run again.

I'm not saying you're wrong, because I certainly don't know the rules. Just saying if true, the logic is strange.


It’s a logic that’s a product of the time and place in which it was written. It’s very 18th century America, wherein the number of “quality men” would have been limited. Say for example that someone like Jefferson did something to screw up as President and got impeached. Removing him from his current office as punishment would be thing, but denying him from ever engaging in any other public service is another thing. He’d still be respected enough to serve as an Ambassador or something like that.

Also, I don’t think they were anticipating how frequently or infrequently impeachment would be when they were writing it. They had no way of knowing how the government was actually going to function in practice. Perhaps impeachments would be common for all they knew.

I’d add that the 50% vote isn’t exclusively a bar from running for President, but it’s a bar to having federal office. I highly, highly doubt that “not being able to run for President again” was even really a major consideration with that clause. Elections were done differently back then and it’s highly unlikely that they’d have foreseen a scenario where someone who was successfully removed from office would have been nominated for President by their party. They didn’t have populism back then. Someone like Trump couldn’t have been President. If someone was successfully impeached then the idea that they’d ever be elected President again was likely an impossible notion.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:24 pm

It's almost as if a setup hinged on the idea that educated, property-owning white dudes would be the ones doing most of the rulin-*AHEM*, I mean, "governing" and voting, and that the whole thing would be propped up by a nebulous expectations of a gentleman's-agreement honor system, ISN'T the most secure of bedrock for running a country. Weird.
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Re: The Politics Thread

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The least surprising news of 2021.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:50 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:It's almost as if a setup hinged on the idea that educated, property-owning white dudes would be the ones doing most of the rulin-*AHEM*, I mean, "governing" and voting, and that the whole thing would be propped up by a nebulous expectations of a gentleman's-agreement honor system, ISN'T the most secure of bedrock for running a country. Weird.


Meh, it’s easy to be cynical about something created by snobby Enlightenment-era elitists, but I’d say the Constitution functions pretty well for something that was written 240 years ago and the amendments, with a couple of exceptions, have all been appropriate given the changing times and evolving sensibilities of the American people. Some of these changes have come much too late, but at least we have a Constitution that can be changed. Besides, the majority of the issues don’t derive from the codes themselves, but from the American people’s implementation of those codes.

The Constitution is just a tool. It’s not the fault of the tool when idiots are wielding it.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:56 pm

OleMissCub wrote:
Sammy Sofa wrote:It's almost as if a setup hinged on the idea that educated, property-owning white dudes would be the ones doing most of the rulin-*AHEM*, I mean, "governing" and voting, and that the whole thing would be propped up by a nebulous expectations of a gentleman's-agreement honor system, ISN'T the most secure of bedrock for running a country. Weird.


Meh, it’s easy to be cynical about something created by snobby Enlightenment-era elitists, but I’d say the Constitution functions pretty well for something that was written 240 years ago and the amendments, with a couple of exceptions, have all been appropriate given the changing times and evolving sensibilities of the American people. Some of these changes have come much too late, but at least we have a Constitution that can be changed. Besides, the majority of the issues don’t derive from the codes themselves, but from the American people’s implementation of those codes.

The Constitution is just a tool. It’s not the fault of the tool when idiots are wielding it.


Yes, that's the point; it never should have been held up as this amazing, nigh-set in stone system that can just ride everything out.

We don't need to apply the BS of American Exceptionalism anywhere, and especially not here.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:11 pm

This is just utterly insane and fascinating. Rudy is not well. Lol.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:11 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Yes, that's the point; it never should have been held up as this amazing, nigh-set in stone system that can just ride everything out.

We don't need to apply the BS of American Exceptionalism anywhere, and especially not here.


My question is how much of this belief in "American Exceptionalism" and deification of the Constitution was real in the past? We weren't alive in 1910 or whatever to know what people actually thought about it. We're just going off a childish understanding of the past that is fed to us via Americana-porn propaganda in school. Intelligent adults like you and I are smart enough to see through that, so I'm betting most intelligent people throughout our history saw through it as well. But then again, the vast majority of people are either too stupid or don't pay enough attention to historical reality, so all they have is jingoism and so you end up with Trump's base.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:12 pm

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Postby OleMissCub » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:18 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:This is just utterly insane and fascinating. Rudy is not well. Lol.



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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:08 pm

Whatever. That's nothing. Wait til the Bidens enter the WH and discover that all the copper has been ripped out of the walls.

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Postby CubinNY » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:39 pm

The stories that are going to come out over the next several years are going to be wild. Talk about waste.

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:41 pm

CyHawk_Cub wrote:Whatever. That's nothing. Wait til the Bidens enter the WH and discover that all the copper has been ripped out of the walls.


They're going to make him give it back or face criminal charges.

Edit: He very well may be carrying out a reproduction or copy.
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby CubinNY » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:43 pm

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1349780716075143168

Someone should tell him the White House for the Confederacy is in Montgomery Alabama. A popular tourist attraction for certain groups of people.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:20 pm

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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:31 pm

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Its gotta be so awkward every time he sits on the toilet and his reflexes still go to pull it up.
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Postby sneakypower » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:35 pm

OleMissCub wrote:Meh, it’s easy to be cynical about something created by snobby Enlightenment-era elitists, but I’d say the Constitution functions pretty well for something that was written 240 years ago

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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby David » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:41 pm



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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:52 pm

David wrote:https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1349810898454638592?s=20

wtf



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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Derwood » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:58 pm

David wrote:https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1349810898454638592?s=20

wtf


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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:03 pm

Derwood wrote:
David wrote:https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/1349810898454638592?s=20

wtf


They are going to strip the place clean


It could just be going back to the Smithsonian?
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Re: The Politics Thread

Postby Brian » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:04 pm

I'm guessing he leaves for mar-a-lago by tomorrow and doesn't come back
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