Democrats Want to Impeach Trump? That’s a Terrible Idea & Here’s Why…

Impeach Trump? Now that Michael Flynn has offered to talk about possible ties between Trump’s campaign & the evil Ruskie-Pinkos, the media has again begun to drool over the democrats’ calls to impeach the president. From the Huffington Post & Time Magazine to email petitions & websites with URLs like “” & “,” the neoliberal frenzy is difficult to avoid. Naturally, the thought of getting rid of Orange Mussolini is pretty darn tempting, to say the least — until you start thinking about what it would actually look like…

Want to Impeach Trump?
Might Want to Re-Think That Idea…

Let’s start from the beginning. First off, “Impeachment” does not remove the president from office. When someone gets impeached, it means that congress wants to interrogate them & anyone else who was involved before making a decision about whether or not they should be removed. Now — let’s assume that the Tiny-Fingered Tweet-Machine was successfully impeached, then actually removed from office by a GOP-controlled congress — what happens next…?

The Line of Succession

Let’s get one thing straight — there is zero chance whatsoever that Hillary Clinton would be assuming the throne. Sorry, democrats — but there are no happy endings, here ( well, no happy legal ones, anyway… ). If Donny Spray-Tan were to be removed, the oval office would simply pass to the next in the line of succession, which, in this case, would be…

Mike Freaking Pence

Mike Pence, Line of Succession If We Impeach Trump
“Human cloning is coming” -Mike Pence

Mike Pence is the type of person who writes op-eds that start with the words, “Global warming is a myth.” If Trump goes, we would be looking at a President Pence and the only good thing about a Pence administration would be the fact that we could call him “the big PP.” Not only does this guy oppose abortion but sex education, too — he also opposes gay marriage & voted against expanding medicare. This dingbat praised Citizens United, sees zero problems with free-trade, & sponsored legislation to expand all of the most terrifying parts of the Patriot act.

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There is no way that the Big PP would be an improvement over the Toddler-in-Chief — in fact, it is arguable that Pence, as a more “likable” insider, could be much, much worse…

Next in Line — Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan, Line of Succession If We Impeach Trump
“The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand” -Paul Ryan

OK, let’s say Trump and Pence were both impeached & removed — up next, we have the speaker of the house. Mitt Romney’s former vice-loser, Paul Ryan, is a student of Ayn “F#@% the Poor” Rand’s evil economic theories and a sworn enemy to welfare, food stamps, & other stuff he suspects might be helping struggling people to get by. Like Pence, he is a GOP-insider who supports free-trade & opposes gay marriage. However, in contrast to Pence, who at least has the nerve to admit he is willfully ignoring science, Ryan is infuriatingly “unsure” about climate change and — even more infuriatingly — he is sure that climate scientists are “unsure” ( whether they know it or not ).

Ryan would be terrible for the exact same reason that Pence would be terrible — he would be a more tactful & effective salesperson for the same crappy agenda. And — after Ryan — it would be Orrin “OMG-Please-No” Hatch & Rex “Big Oil” Tillerson…

If Democrats Know How Bad Pence Is,
Why Do They Want to Impeach Trump?

What we have here is a giant line of scumbags & plutocrats, as far as the eye can see — certainly enough to exhaust 4 years of impeachment hearings. There is no hope in that direction — only the possibility of jumping out of the pan & into the fire. And the democrats in the house & senate know it — so, why all the fuss about impeachment? If they impeach Trump, we get Pence — and, if they fail to impeach Trump, their party looks increasingly ineffective & irrelevant on the national stage. The democrats’ strategy seems to be custom-designed to fail — or, perhaps, to succeed at reaching a different goal…

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But what might that be?

#ImpeachTrump Is a Public Relations Campaign

Just like their fake “#resistance,Russia-Gate, & the New Red Scare, the petitions & donation campaigns of democrats & their think-tanks is designed to prod us back into the democratic fold. The neoliberal democrats want you to believe that our system can fix itself, that wealthy politicians can save us, & that there is still some sort of hope. They want you to overlook the fact that the democrats also did everything that the Toupee’d Tyrant is doing now — from mass deportations & pilfering the planet to unleashing Wall Street, laying pipelines, & murdering civilians in countries we never declared war on. The democrats & their lackeys in the puppet-show media are peddling the false hope of a happy ending — not because they want to build a resistance to Trump’s agenda — but because they want you to fall in line behind them.

If the people are ready to create a true resistance to Trump’s agenda, they should abandon all hope

It Is Useless to Impeach Trump
— Impeach the System, Instead!

To fix the problem, the people must first admit that there is a problem — that is why we should abandon all hope. Abandon all hope that the system which creates Trumps will also destroy them — it is a broken machine that produces broken results! Abandon hope that help will come from democratic politicians who take money from the same hands that purchase the republicans — the usurious bankers will not be reined in by their own dogs & the war-factory will never be closed by the cowards who applied to be on its payroll. What — will the same broken elections that offered you two evils somehow not do the same in 2020 or 2024? Or do you think the winners will correct the very flaws which they exploit to win?

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No — the only hope left is the hope that you — that we — will abandon hope in this system which is rigged beyond hope! Enough is enough. The country is being run by wealthy psychopaths and we must summon the courage to remove them or suffer the consequences of our inaction…

In solidarity,
John Laurits

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19 Comments on "Democrats Want to Impeach Trump? That’s a Terrible Idea & Here’s Why…"

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Chris Traynor
Dear Mr. Laurits, This is my first encounter with you and perhaps I don’t have a handle on the audience you’re trying to reach. For well-informed Democrats, I don’t believe you’re delivering much in the way of new thinking or creative solutions. You tell us we’re hitting a dead-end but you offer no alternatives other than your original “Dead End Ahead” traffic sign. I really do believe that the vast majority of people who’d even follow up to get to this article are the same people who understand the line of succession process and know the Rogue’s Gallery contained within.… Read more »
Karl Kolchak


Leon Stephens
Concerning the Facebook discussion below (I don’t participate in Facebook) about why Bernie didn’t fight back against all the below-the-belt punches, I beg to differ, John. Before he even started the campaign, he declared that he would support the Democratic nominee, whoever it might be, if he didn’t get the nomination. Implicitly: No matter how corrupt or murderous – and Hilarity is both. Third-party candidacy ruled out from the first step. He never really denounced, in plain language, the dirty tricks of the Clinton campaign: most notably, when he was drawing crowds of 60- to 100,00 in California and she… Read more »
Adam Steinberg

Nothing wrong with a little hope. People need to see something they can fight for, or towards. Perhaps this as an idea can lead to the sorts of public engagement needed to do as Sissy Fried describes.

Sissy Fried
There is another way! Though I admit, this may take a minor miracle! With the efforts of active and energized groups of protesters, there could be a great wave of Democrats removing Republicans in governors mansions, state and local government and everywhere in Washington DC? But, what if Third Way Dem0crats weren’t the ones winning, but Progressive Democrats? Does this happen overnight? No, but good thoughts of a reverse Tea Party revolt would be lovely and swift enough that I may see it in my lifetime. What would we look like now if Bernie Sanders had gone all the way?… Read more »
Thelma Follett

Absolutely excellent and right on! This has been my thinking on the subject all along.
People need to get off their junk news habit – turn off their TVs, radios, and stop reading 99.9% of the newspapers and magazines out there.
It’s all bunk – all junk – big brother broadcasting.