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    15 Dem lawmaker introduces bill allowing former presidents to decide if successors are fit fo

    Dem lawmaker introduces bill allowing former presidents to decide if successors are fit for office
    Tré Goins-Phillips Apr 18, 2017 11:55 am


    One House Democrat sees a “fatal flaw” in the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, and this week he introduced legislation to fix that perceived problem.

    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) presented a bill this week that would empower former presidents and vice presidents of both parties — in coordination with the current vice president — to determine the sitting president’s fitness for office, The Hill reported.

    As it stands, the 25th Amendment allows for the vice president along with a majority of “the principal officers of the executive departments,” the Cabinet members, to jointly declare the president unfit to lead. Alternatively, the amendment says Congress may approve some “other body” to make such a declaration.

    In Blumenauer’s mind that “other body” should be President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence’s predecessors.

    “It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president to examine whether the president is able to discharge the duties of the office,” Blumenauer said in a statement. “When there are questions about the president’s ability to fulfill his or her constitutional responsibilities, it is in the country’s best interest to have a mechanism in place that works effectively.”

    This legislation comes after the Democratic lawmaker penned a February op-ed for The Oregonian, in which he suggested the 25th Amendment in its current state has a “fatal flaw.”

    If the vice president and either a majority of the Cabinet members or some “other body” selected by Congress says the president is unfit to serve, the vice president would take over. However, in the event the president disagrees and refuses to step down, two-thirds of both the House and the Senate would have to vote to force his or her resignation.

    Blumenauer, though, asserted the measure would not be effective if an unstable president simply fired his Cabinet members. He also suggested the department heads could feel pressured to stand by the president, even if they felt he or she was unable to serve.

    “Because the Cabinet can be fired by the president,” Blumenauer argued, “there is a natural bias that would make them reluctant to acknowledge the president’s inability to serve.

    “It’s time to revisit and strengthen the amendment and make sure there is a reliable mechanism in place if the president becomes unable to discharge the powers and duties of office,” he said.

    Blumenauer started exploring legislation to expand the 25th Amendment earlier this year because of Trump’s “erratic behavior.” In his Oregonian piece, the Democrat pointed to the president’s frequent late-night tweets as indicative of an inability to be a stable leader.

    “The erratic behavior of Donald Trump has raised new questions about his mental and emotional capacity to discharge the tremendous burdens of the most powerful position in the world,” he wrote.

    Blumenauer also argued on the House floor in February that Trump has repeatedly made statements that are “demonstrably wrong,” pointing to the White House’s claims about the Washington, D.C., crowd size on Inauguration Day and the president’s oft-repeated claims about widespread voter fraud.

    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/04...it-for-office/

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    "A law" isn't going to cut it. He's going to have to amend the Constitution....2/3 of the states after Congress, etc etc....

    Hope he recognizes this...
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    Blumenauer Statement on Threats to Jewish Communities Across Country
    February 21, 2017
    Press Release

    Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) released the following statement on threats to Jewish communities across the country:

    "Sadly, it’s no surprise that acts of hate are on the rise with this Administration continuing to promote divisiveness and bigotry. Religious freedom isn't up for debate in our America. Bomb threats and vandalism targeting Jewish community members are disturbing and hateful. I’m glad Trump decried these acts, but he needs to take responsibility for embracing the alt-right that feeds this intolerance and spews hate."

    https://blumenauer.house.gov/media-c...across-country

    Did he offer any apologies once it was revealed- as many of us expected- the perp was a jew posing as a White Pro-Trump?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night driver View Post
    "A law" isn't going to cut it. He's going to have to amend the Constitution....2/3 of the states after Congress, etc etc....

    Hope he recognizes this...
    Don't tell Earl that. He is from Oregon and this will offer a huge opportunity to eat more popcorn. I like popcorn and really stupid comedy.
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    Chuck, he's a dem, probably never read the Constitution, let alone study it.

    Obviously, since his candidate wasn't elected, the voters are no longer fit to make that decision, and, of course, Congress might make the wrong decision.
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    Wait? Trump gets to approve the next president?

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    Brought to you by the same fools who thought Obama walked on water. Then combine all our elected who pander to the deep state and fail to do their jobs in representing We the People, fail in writing laws with the Constitution in mind, and would certainly love to have power over cancelling the choices/votes of our people to suit themselves and their owners/handlers.

    We the People need to start the much needed deep state house cleaning with ridding this guy from our house, and all others like him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginative View Post
    Wait? Trump gets to approve the next president?
    I told you not to tell him. He is a Oregon Dim. What do you expect.
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    Like that has a chance of passing....
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    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) should be arrested, and incarcerated for Public Ignorance !!

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    Someone on this site, I don't remember who, once said, "Never trust a man wearing a bowtie.".

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    “It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the vice president to examine whether the president is able to discharge the duties of the office,” Blumenauer said in a statement. “When there are questions about the president’s ability to fulfill his or her constitutional responsibilities, it is in the country’s best interest to have a mechanism in place that works effectively.”


    There is asshole, IT'S CALLED THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubble Head View Post
    I told you not to tell him. He is a Oregon Dim. What do you expect.

    That's like saying he's a herpes sore on a herpes sore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMan View Post
    Someone on this site, I don't remember who, once said, "Never trust a man wearing a bowtie.".
    Especially if they are obviously a flamin' limp-d*** commie.
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    Ok; where does it say anything about this in the constitution? I know if I bring it up to the supreme Court they will kill it in quick order, but not until till someone says something.

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    He needs a copy of the "Constitution for Dummies"
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    They keep coming up with ways to shoot themselves in the foot. Republicans will use it against them. Lol!
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    We need an IDIOCY header. INSANITY just isn't intense enough for some of this stuff.
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    In his mind, Trump would get booted by Obama's veto, and then the "correct" candidate would get installed, at which point she would be in a position to veto the next election, and on and on in perpetuity. The only way out is if the previous President bucks the trend, at which point they'd probably decide it was a bad idea and overrule them. Just like the Massholes did with Kennedy's seat, and then regretted when things didn't go the way they had expected.
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    They would love to keep the club an elitist group, good old boys club.

    Might as well have all of congress decide if their successors are fit for their old position.
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    Yeah, lets have bill Clinton determining if someone else is fit. Just allow a child parading balloons through the room and he would be totally sidetracked.

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    uber bs..............baloney
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    Wow the "butt hurt" just keeps coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsharp View Post
    Yeah, lets have bill Clinton determining if someone else is fit. Just allow a child parading balloons through the room and he would be totally sidetracked.
    indeed . . .
    especially if the "childs" balloons were 38 DD's . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMan View Post
    Someone on this site, I don't remember who, once said, "Never trust a man wearing a bowtie.".
    Bill Warner wears a bowtie and he's fantastic. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozdoats View Post
    We need an IDIOCY header. INSANITY just isn't intense enough for some of this stuff.
    I agree that INSANITY isn't quite as descriptive as needed. My vote goes for MOONBAT
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompson View Post
    I agree that INSANITY isn't quite as descriptive as needed. My vote goes for MOONBAT

    Moonbat is good, but "Fookin' Crazy" is more concise and to the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imaginative View Post
    Wait? Trump gets to approve the next president?


    NOT if it's a DemoCrap - this is solely a one way deal - understandings, handshake deals, and old time traditions go out the window when it's DempCrap convenient ....

    just look at the whole SCOTUS deal ....
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