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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:44 PM

The presidency is way too powerful.

It relies upon having a reasonable person as a president. Our checks and balances are completely inadequate. All the remedies to remove a crazed president assume that both parties will recognize the problem and act.
Trump will literally kill thousands of people and nobody is fucking lifting a finger. Apparently, party is more important than the wellbeing of the nation.

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Reply The presidency is way too powerful. (Original post)
drray23 Mar 2020 OP
bluestarone Mar 2020 #1
unblock Mar 2020 #2
Hekate Mar 2020 #3
lapfog_1 Mar 2020 #4
coti Mar 2020 #5

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:45 PM

1. PUTIN special

That's what they want in America!

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:49 PM

2. the presidency is not very powerful when congress opposes it.

nor is it particularly powerful when the media opposes strongly opposes it.

it certainly is capable of considerable damage when the house and/or senate refuses to hold it accountable....

in this case, it's the conspiracy of interests of the presidency and the senate and the right-wing media operating collectively that has corrupted the intent of the constitution.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:49 PM

3. GOP has been working toward the unitary presidency since Nixon

They're soooo close to their goal.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:53 PM

4. Democratic Presidents have not given up any power in their time in office

because they must reverse the damage of the last Repuke...

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 05:54 PM

5. Yup, we have to fix that, among a shitload of other problems in our democracy, once Trump is gone.

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