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Liberals Push New Fantasy to Install Hillary as President

Liberals Push New Fantasy to Install Hillary as President

“step aside and let her become the president”

The 2016 election was almost a year ago and the left still has not accepted the outcome. Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig concocted a new plan to put Hillary in the White House and some people are taking it seriously.

Julia Glum writes at Newsweek:

How Hillary Clinton Still Can, and Should, Become President After the Trump Russia Investigation

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.

“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.

This is no longer a case of sour grapes. It’s a pathological obsession bordering on mental illness. The left refuses to accept the reality that Trump won fair and square.

They’re also ignoring the fact that Hillary has a real Russia scandal. We wrote about it yesterday: Recent Reports Suggest Obama Administration Covered for the Clintons on More than One Occasion

For her part, Hillary says she’s not running again. CNBC reports:

Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m not going to run again,’ but will continue to call out Trump

Hillary Clinton said she will not run for president again but will stay involved in politics and continue to speak out against President Donald Trump.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s “Woman’s Hour” program in comments aired on Tuesday, Clinton said: “No, I’m not going to run again.”

She also said she would continue to oppose Trump. “I think I’m in a position where my voice will actually be magnified because I am not running (for office), and there’s a very good basis, as we watch Trump’s support shrink, that people will say, ‘Well, what she said was right and now where do we go from here?'” she said.

Good for you, Hillary. That’ll give you something to do while not being president.


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If her behavior since the election has not made clear that the least appalling candidate clearly won, nothing will.

…as we watch Trump’s support shrink…

Hilliary’s running out of time, though. She is losing her mind faster than President Trump is losing support.

….and the final scene involves a chorus of pixie-dust-farting unicorns descending from the clouds and singing in unison,

All hail, Queen Hillary, Ruler of the Universe and Nanny-in-Chief forever!

…Or something like that.

These folks must be smoking some GOOD stuff, Maynard!

This is no longer extreme partisanship; this is insanity. Holy cow. I had no idea that marijuana was legal in Massachusetts.

So this absurdity is the best they can (completely unrealistically) hope for? Democrats have indulged the flights of fancy of their least lucid for too long. A two-party system only works if both parties exhibit some rationality. We need a new Democrat party whose purpose is not the destruction of the United States of America.

Lessig has been straining for several years to get an Article V convention,

Suffice it to say, with his yammering to get a convention and his hare-brained thoughts on getting HRC into the WH, that he too wants to fundamentally change the American form of government.

He breezily dismisses the idea of a runaway convention (ie, one not limited to specified topics) in the face of the country’s only constitutional convention (May-Sept 1787) which itself was a runaway convention,

    Gremlin1974 in reply to fscarn. | October 18, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    One problem with your “runaway” convention myth. The first convention wasn’t a “runaway” convention because they were developing the constitution, so an Article V convention would look nothing like the first convention because now rules are set, back then they were just making it up.

      I’m not so sure about the rules being set.

      As others have commented far better than I could: the minute you open the convention, the FIRST thing that will need to be voted on is the “rules” of the convention. The first rule could be “we’re starting from scratch, EVERYTHING is on the table.”

      The counter to that is that whatever the convention approves has to be approved by Congress or the States in order to take effect to supersede what currently exists.

      tom_swift in reply to Gremlin1974. | October 19, 2017 at 1:36 am

      The intended purpose of the first Constitutional Convention was to revise the Articles of Confederation, not to scrap them entirely. The Convention definitely ignored its rules and limits.

      Of course the Convention wasn’t totally out of control, as its work had to be ratified. But the Confederation government obviously wasn’t controlling it.

The only thing this chain of ‘logic’ misses is a few steps and underpants. Oh, and profit.

(*) South Park reference.

Lessig has introduced a fun imagination game!
Here’s my take on How the Clintons can Cleanse the Nation’s Conscience

Hillary finally succumbs to the burden of guilt over her actions in Benghazi, the Uranium sale and other deeds and asks the Justice Department to revisit her decisions while she was SoS. She hands over all the unredacted original soft and hard copies from her home brewed server, and agrees to cooperate fully.

Bill repents of his actions of taking millions from foreign powers while his wife was SoS, an also writes a public apology to Monica in the WSJ asking for forgiveness of his abuse of power. He then drops out of public life altogether and joins a monastery. He finds his calling aiding the homeless.

Chelsea vows to never hold any political office; appointed or elected. She disbands the Clinton Foundation and gives all of the money to the JJ Watts Foundation to help rebuild from the damage of Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Rahm Emmanuel admits he is clueless about administering power in any level of government. He opens a small dog shelter to aid abandoned pets. He also apologizes to Eric Massa for his incident with him, and offers funding to help Massa get therapy for seeing him naked.

Equally plausible:

The “Mars Attacks!” alien invasion could prove to be true and, once they hear Shrillary’s laughing cackling, all of their brains explode in unison.

Hillary is recognized has having saved the planet and is unanimously declared Queen Of Earth Forevermore.

Well, why the heck not? About the same chance of happening as the proverbial snowball-in-Hell, I would think.

Mass delusion is indeed rampant among the brain-dead Libs.

I find the reasoning behind No. 1 obscure.

If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or be impeached.

When Barry announced over an open mic that he’d be more “flexible” in accommodating the Russians after the election, wouldn’t that count as indication of a willingness to be collusive? And rather definitively, too. Yet I don’t recall any talk of resignations or impeachment.

His scenario is unnecessarily convoluted. Several steps can be skipped with equal plausibility:

1. Pence resigns and Trump nominates Clinton to replace him; Congress confirms.

2. Trump resigns. Voila!

This is actually more plausible than the chain of improbabilities he lays out, precisely because it involves only two improbabilities rather than five.

    ‘equal plausibility’ is right. I think there are about three hundred million US citizens that DJT would pick as his Veep before Hillary, and maybe a few dogs or cats. Even Incitatus would serve the post better than her.

Lessig has published some great books on the intersection of cyberspace and the law, and he has been instrumental in supporting some worthwhile movements such as the Creative Commons, free speech and even an Article V Convention of States.

But here he sounds like he’s got a raging case of the TDS and has lost his ever-lovin’ mind.

Geoffrey Britain | October 18, 2017 at 11:11 am

The article states, “This is no longer a case of sour grapes. It’s a pathological obsession bordering on mental illness. The left refuses to accept the reality that Trump won fair and square.”

Of course they refuse to accept the reality that Trump won fair and square. ALL “isms” on the Left, to one degree or another, reject basic aspects of human nature and key operative principles of the external reality within which we all exist.

Once someone is willing to reject reality itself, Trump’s election just becomes a focus for that disconnection from reality.

    Reality can be so depressing and like in the recent past can last eight years.

    No insanity here: this is about power, plain and simple – the Constitution or the Republic be damned.

    At least we know who is who come voting time. It’s also appreciated when they take a knee – kind of like sleazy congresswoman frederica wilson ID’ing herself with her garish hats.

    Does NO ONE here have a memory longer than 10 years?

    When did the “Move-On” types every accept George W. Bush as president? Answer: NEVER. Somewhat fortunately they were incompetent in working against Bush. Unfortunately the GOP blew it by trying to play nice, rather than buckling down and actually FIXING the madness that was started during the W.J. Clinton years.

    The Leftists will NEVER move on from this. They will ALWAYS attempt to fight the Trump Presidency as “illigimate,” because “the specter of a scandal is there.”

    Remember: it’s not the nature of the evidence, but the seriousness of the charge.

      Geoffrey Britain in reply to Chuck Skinner. | October 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      I’m 68 and so far my memory is just fine. Nothing I said disputes your assertion, in fact it supports it. Liberalism, unlike its more radical cousin leftism, rests upon a juvenile rejection of reality’s essential unequal “sharing of blessings”. An inability to accept reality is by definition evidence of mental dysfunction. In most cases, liberals have just never matured. They are the Left’s cannon fodder.

      Leftists are another “kettle of fish” that come in two flavors; fanatical ideologues, the true believer ‘trotskyite’ and the power mad ‘stalinists’.

And the conservatives would sit around and take this in a very peaceful manner. I don’t think so!!! We would get another Civil War with a bit different ending.

With your boy Merrick a Supreme, a district judged
in Hawaii / Maryland declares Granny Pickles Prez and you have 5 votes that she’s good to go. Only question would be what is length of her term.

Legal Insurrection’s comedy section is my favorite part.

There is also the rather large probability that if trump was removed and Pence picked a new VP the easiest and least controversial pick would be to continue to follow the line of succession. So in that case most likely, in the professor’s fevered dream, once ryan became president he would nominate the President pro-tem of the Senate or possibly one of the cabinet members.

Another minor issue is that as of recent it would seem there is much more evidence that Hillary had more russia connections than anyone.

Voice_of_Reason | October 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm

there isn’t even a crime called “collusion”

liberals apparently can’t read.

They forgot “Number 6:”

With the plot perfectly designed and then executed, hillary clinton manages to screws it up.

Hardly insanity. More like sedition.

“[B]ordering on mental illness.”

We passed that point a LONG, LONG time ago. This is full-blown delusional disorder.

“If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or be impeached.”

Proving this is not the same as demonstrating that the collusion had any effect on the election, so there’d still be no evidence that Hillary or the voters were “cheated” in any way. Making the claim that “collusion” with a foreign power to win an election is actually illegal (a “high crime or misdemeanor”) is another reach altogether. And it’s certainly not treason. Treason consists of an American giving aid and comfort to an enemy. In the “collusion” scenario, the “enemy” gives aid and comfort to an American – this is not treason. Arguably, America has benefited from Trump’s victory, if for no other reason than it kept Hillary from the office.

Too bad Time destroyed all its copies of its President Hillary election issue. They could have sold them all to these lunatics.

Wait, so the plan calls for Trump, Pence (46), and Ryan (47) to each become president, then resign, except before Ryan resigns his presidency, he anoints Hillary as the 48th president?

Wow. Just wow.

Hillary needs to be prosecuted and imprisioned, if only to make a point to her deluded supporters.