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Old 16th April 2018, 11:14 PM   #961
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
So Trump will have to find another fox to guard that particular henhouse?
This guy.

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Old 17th April 2018, 09:32 AM   #962
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Originally Posted by LSSBB View Post
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What skill that must have taken!
To be fair, the caption writers on The Onion probably didn't realise that in 2018, that using one hand to drink might be a difficult task for the POTUS

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Old 17th April 2018, 09:42 AM   #963
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Originally Posted by Craig4 View Post
It's hard to fire Pence. He can resign or be impeached but Trump can't just fire him.
It wouldn't surprise me a bit if he tried to fire Pence. I doubt he actually knows he can't.
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:01 AM   #964
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Originally Posted by CapelDodger View Post
Someone once described the Vice-Presidency as "just a heartbeat away from a real job".
John Adams, who was the first VIce President with Washington as President describe the office as "The most insignificant office every devised by the mind of man",
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:34 AM   #965
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It wouldn't surprise me a bit if he tried to fire Pence. I doubt he actually knows he can't.
There is actually one way that Trump can relieve Pence from the post of VP.
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:50 AM   #966
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
John Adams, who was the first VIce President with Washington as President describe the office as "The most insignificant office every devised by the mind of man",
Adams managed to rise above it, though.

You might call it OJT.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:13 AM   #967
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
Adams managed to rise above it, though.

You might call it OJT.
It should be kept in mind that when John Adams was Vice President the position was filled by whomever finished second in the balloting. Imagine Hillary Clinton as the Vice President today.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:19 AM   #968
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
It should be kept in mind that when John Adams was Vice President the position was filled by whomever finished second in the balloting. Imagine Hillary Clinton as the Vice President today.
Genius, we wouldn't have Betsy as secretary of education.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:31 AM   #969
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
Genius, we wouldn't have Betsy as secretary of education.
Yeah, those ties in the Senate would break against the administration, not for it.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:44 AM   #970
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Originally Posted by ddt View Post
There is actually one way that Trump can relieve Pence from the post of VP.
I can think of at least three or four ways.

Resign (e.g. Richard M. Nixon)

Die (e.g. William H. Harrison)

Impeachment in the House followed by conviction in the Senate (unprecedented)

Incapacity (NEW)

ETA: Upon reconsideration, that last one doesn't technically promote the VP to President.
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Old 17th April 2018, 12:05 PM   #971
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
I can think of at least three or four ways.

Resign (e.g. Richard M. Nixon)

Die (e.g. William H. Harrison)

Impeachment in the House followed by conviction in the Senate (unprecedented)

Incapacity (NEW)

ETA: Upon reconsideration, that last one doesn't technically promote the VP to President.
When I wrote "how Trump can relieve", I only considered ways due to conscious actions by Trump. I forgot about "suicide", as a subset of "die" per your list. Anyways, give the man another cheeseburger!
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Old 17th April 2018, 12:28 PM   #972
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I am betting that after today's Superme Court Deciision on immigration, Trump is asking if there is a way he can fire Goresuch.
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Old 17th April 2018, 12:49 PM   #973
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I am betting that after today's Superme Court Deciision on immigration, Trump is asking if there is a way he can fire Goresuch.
That's what I love about SCOTUS. These guys can pretty much let their conscience be their guide and they owe the President that nominated them nothing. So, you get these cases that break the other way. And while the last 4 Chief Justices were appointed by Republicans Warren appointed by Eisenhower voted very often with the more liberal side of the court and Roberts upheld Obamacare with his vote.
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Old 17th April 2018, 05:36 PM   #974
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Nikki Halley. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”
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Old 17th April 2018, 05:53 PM   #975
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Nikki Halley. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”
Had to Google that. It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old.

She's never been a great fit for this admin anyhow, being brown, female, and an anchor baby.
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Old 17th April 2018, 07:29 PM   #976
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old goldfish.
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Old 17th April 2018, 08:17 PM   #977
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He is about the right color.
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good point, well made
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:02 PM   #979
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
He is about the right color.
And the same facial expression.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Had to Google that. It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old.

She's never been a great fit for this admin anyhow, being brown, female, and an anchor baby.
I've not really followed her, but I had some respect for her until she took this job. That line earned her back a bit of that respect.
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Old 19th April 2018, 10:49 AM   #981
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Had to Google that. It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old.

She's never been a great fit for this admin anyhow, being brown, female, and an anchor baby.
You forgot she's intelligent.
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Too much time spent presidenting to sack anyone?
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Too much time spent presidenting to sack anyone?
It's only Thursday. Firing Friday is tomorrow.
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Old 19th April 2018, 04:39 PM   #984
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Too much time spent presidenting having his ego stroked by foreign leaders at Mar-a-Lago to sack anyone?
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It's only Thursday. Firing Friday is tomorrow.
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