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7th-Feb-2017 12:38 pm
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You keep using that word... impeachment. You do remember when Bill Clinton was impeached, yes? Maybe not. But he was! And then continued on being president for two years, because that's not all there is to it.

Now, impeached and *convicted*, well, that's a different story, but that also has to go through the Senate. Clinton got a 50-50 vote on the obstruction charges, I believe, and that allowed him to remain president.

So if there is a conviction?

President Pence.

And therein lies the delicate balance of selecting your running mate. They can't be so abhorrent that they actually cause people to vote against you, but they also can't be anyone that people would more want as the president.

Of all the jobs the Vice President has, assassination insurance is the most unsung.
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7th-Feb-2017 11:03 pm (UTC)

I don't like Pence. But I like him better than trump.

8th-Feb-2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
To be honest, you're the first person I've heard say that. Most are more against Pence, as he's much more outspoken against LGBT and abortion.
8th-Feb-2017 02:08 pm (UTC)
Like i said i really don't like the man. But Trump lies about it all while Pence is sort of upfront about it. The danger wirh Trump is that he is more insidious and dangerous in a lot of ways, I think? I'm really not sure at this point. It's all a fucking crap shoot.
8th-Feb-2017 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'll be honest, I really think a lot of the Trump anti-gay, anti-abortion rhetoric is overblown. The man worked with a lot of LGBT people in show business over the years, and I've seen a lot of quotes from him (in old articles) where he comes across more "I don't give a shit what you do in your personal life, but you better not fuck up your job", which sounds more like him.

And would a man so anti-woman hire so many female CEOs *and* have hired a woman (who was the first female to ruin a successful presidential campaign)? Yes, he's a blowhard and overly full of himself, and maybe the most vengeful president (which is dangerous), but I'm inclined to believe he's willing to give most people an equal chance.

Pence... is much more the religious right-wing type, and I'm not so sure that isn't more dangerous than Trump's unpredictability. I don't know.

Still, most people I'm seeing celebrating the idea of impeachment (and presumably they mean conviction, as well) are people who were more horrified by Pence than even Trump, so it makes zero sense for them to be giddy at the prospect. And that's what's confusing me.
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