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What if.Trump's Recruiting Cadre, Refuses to Leave White House?

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Rally by rally, Trump is recruiting a cadre. He's a fascist sociopath. A high functioning sociopath can manage to not personally murder anyone publicly yet be radically unfit for service. Our forces on the Syria Turkey border were a small tripwire. Suddenly removing them was like self-amputation of a finger without anesthetic. It allowed Turkey's invasion. It restored Assad and gave Russia dominant influence in Syria. Trump's sanctions threats are laughable. As a stronger (NATO) tripwire, we long ago stored 50 U.S. nuclear bombs at Incirlik air base! What if Turkey kept invading, and, backed by Russia, blockaded our repossession of them? What else around the world could Trump give away or sell like a fire sale, before he's gotten rid of? Voters can still do two things. First, make state representatives adopt the "Swing State Strategy," ranked choice (preference voting) for the presidency. It could, applied to just 5 tossup states including Pennsylvania, lock up the 270 electoral votes necessary to assure that the winner of the popular vote got elected. It could also close off the possibility, by transfer of least preferred votes to first and second choices, reduce the possibility that the winner would win by only aq plurality, not a majority. Read the Politico article "Want to Fix Presidential Elections?" online. Second, based on the reckless self-harm of Trump's Turkey move, I think he might refuse to leave office even if he completely lost the election. He could say "It was rigged!" His paranoia about a "deep state," plus lawyers will cause insufferable delays. The 25th Amendment has no agreed upon process for rapidly removing a fascist sociopath President. What if Trump won't leave office and he gets hundreds or thousands of his cadre, "Maga Hatties", including "open carriers," to "occupy" (surround) the White House? How long can we be so inert, so stupid?? Reformers, even among Republicans: start now to pressure Congress hard for addition to the 25th Amendment to enable fast, effective removal of such a sociopath!

 

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I could be Bernie Sanders older brother by similarity. I was born in Manhattan, 1940, he, about a year later, in Brooklyn. I too am a white male American. A retired college professor of philosophy. We both were born of Jewish parents. I was (more...)
 

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