Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump stands at his podium during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In a blog post for Foreign Policy magazine, Rosa Brooks, a former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to “get rid” of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or carrying out a military coup.

Brooks is a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, which is funded by billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. She served from 2009-2011 as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as a senior adviser at Obama’s State Department.

Her posting is titled “3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020,” although the piece actually outlines four ways.

In what seems to be a deliberate tactic, Brooks repeatedly questions Trump’s mental stability, claiming that the president’s first week in office “has made it all too clear: Yes, he is as crazy as everyone feared.”

Brooks, who is not a mental health professional, offered no evidence for her armchair psychological evaluation other than citing policies that she doesn’t like.

Remember those optimistic pre-inauguration fantasies? I cherished them, too. You know: “Once he’s president, I’m sure he’ll realize it doesn’t really make sense to withdraw from all those treaties.” “Once he’s president, surely he’ll understand that he needs to stop tweeting out those random insults.” “Once he’s president, he’ll have to put aside that ridiculous campaign braggadocio about building a wall along the Mexican border.” And so on.

Nope. In his first week in office, Trump has made it eminently clear that he meant every loopy, appalling word — and then some.

Brooks listed four ways to get rid of a “crummy” president.

Elect him out of office after his four-year term. “But after such a catastrophic first week, four years seems like a long time to wait,” she wrote.
Impeachment. However, she lamented, “impeachments take time: months, if not longer — even with an enthusiastic Congress. And when you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear codes, even a few months seems like a perilously long time to wait.”
Utilizing a claim of mental instability to invoke the 25th Amendment of the Constitution, which sets the path for the commander-in-chief’s removal if the “president is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
A military coup. She writes: “The fourth possibility is one that until recently I would have said was unthinkable in the United States of America: a military coup, or at least a refusal by military leaders to obey certain orders.”

Regarding her suggested military coup, a creative Brooks proposes preposterous scenarios that she fears Trump might try to play out:

What would top U.S. military leaders do if given an order that struck them as not merely ill-advised, but dangerously unhinged? An order that wasn’t along the lines of “Prepare a plan to invade Iraq if Congress authorizes it based on questionable intelligence,” but “Prepare to invade Mexico tomorrow!” or “Start rounding up Muslim Americans and sending them to Guantánamo!” or “I’m going to teach China a lesson — with nukes!”

When it comes to invoking the 25th Amendment, Brooks argues for appealing to the “ambitions” of Vice President Mike Pence.

That Amendment states:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

“Surely Pence wants to be president himself one day, right?” Brooks writes. “Pence isn’t exactly a political moderate — he’s been unremittingly hostile to gay rights, he’s a climate change skeptic, etc. — but, unappealing as his politics may be to many Americans, he does not appear to actually be insane. (This is the new threshold for plausibility in American politics: ‘not actually insane.’)”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, opponents of Trump similarly attempted to delegitimize his policies by raising questions about his mental health. As I wrote at the time, the template for such attacks may have been set more than five decades ago when such claims were deployed against Senator Barry Goldwater during his 1964 presidential campaign, which was widely considered a threat to the political establishment.

That theme has continued into Trump’s first two weeks in office.

Earlier this week, U.S. News and World Report ran a story titled, “Temperament Tantrum: Some say President Donald Trump’s personality isn’t just flawed, it’s dangerous.”

Apparently violating the so-called Goldwater Rule, established by the American Psychiatric Association after similar attacks against Goldwater, the magazine quoted numerous health care professionals attempting to categorize Trump’s mental stability. The APA’s Goldwater Rule forbids psychiatrists from commenting on someone’s mental status unless they first carry out an examination and the doctor is authorized by the patient to speak to the public.

The U.S. News story, for example, quotes John D. Gartner, described as a “practicing psychotherapist who taught psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School” as claiming Trump is “dangerously mentally ill and temperamentally incapable of being president.”

The Independent newspaper this week ran a story that also attempted to diagnose Trump. It was titled, “’Malignant narcisissm’: Donald Trump displays classic traits of mental illness, claim psychologists.” The article similarly cited mental health professionals commenting on Trump’s alleged psychological disorder.

The Independent article partially drew from a New York Daily News story from this week titled, “President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness, including ‘malignant narcissism,’ shrinks say.”

“Narcissism impairs his ability to see reality,” Dr. Julie Futrell, a clinical psychologist, told the newspaper while pointing out that she never actually treated Trump.

During Goldwater’s candidacy, the campaign to distort the public’s perception of the politician culminated in an infamous 1964 article in Fact Magazine, which surveyed members of the American Psychiatric Association, or APA, on Goldwater’s mental stability, though none of the psychiatrists had personally examined the presidential candidate.

The New York Times reported on the Goldwater smear:
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/02/ex-obama-officia...

Views: 825

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Sounds like treason to me.

Let her spout her crap from a jail cell.

       YES ! MANY ARE COMMITING TREASON OR CLOSE TO IT ! WE NEED TO DEAL WITH THEM  LEGALLY !!

By: Juan Reynoso, WTP - activist – wtp17.21@gmail.com

http://anticorruptionact.org/.    https://pressfortruth.ca/video-reports

 

We are at war. The establishment declare war against Donald Trump and the American people.

http://www.txminuteman.org/txminutemen/

Stand for America and support Donald Trump, do not allow the establishment to continue the ill policies that made Americans, economic slaves. Neo-Liberalism-Privatization-monopolism-globalization and free trade; our system of government is a Constitutional Democratic Republic we must end the establish collusion of the Washington establishment and corporate American the exploiters of the American working class and foreign workers.  George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama should be exposed and prosecuted for treason, they betray the American people by promoting Globalization, neo-liberalism, free trade and failing to secure our borders and preventing the drug, arms, human trafficking and the invasion of illegal immigrants from many countries through working and visitor’s visas that over stay in our country. We Texans and Arizona’s Sherriff Joe Arpaio; did our best to stop the illegal immigration, but this was stop by Bush and Obama they prosecuted any one for protecting our border. We can’t forget The Border Patrol officers Ramos and Compean that were send to prison for doing their job and also our Patriotic Sherriff Joe Arpaio that suffer the consequences of protecting our border.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: ‘A Nation Without Borders and Without Laws Is No Nation at All’

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-hunter/sheriff-joe-arpa...

 

Fellow Americans, our country is one of the world's wealthiest nations, with abundant natural resources, a well-developed infrastructure, and high productivity labor force.

Now we have a new President, Donald Trump; we Americans voted for Donald Trump because we are fed-up with the corrupt Washington establishment, the neo-liberalist, the war mongers that represent the transnational corporations and oppressed the American working class and made us economic slaves and demised opportunities for us to work and live in dignity, the establishment made us dependents of government handouts while they transfer billions of taxpayers’ Dollars to the corrupt financial institutions to re-build our economic in 2008; and expended trillions of Dollars on the illegal Middle East wars. We expend over 600 billion Dollars per year on the military complex, to make wars, while the American people and our veterans are forgotten.

Today after 8 years of deception we are in an economic mess our national debt is close to 20 Trillion Dollars- http://www.usdebtclock.org/. Our personal debt is over 18 Trillion Dollars, Mortgage debt is over 14 Trillion Dollars, student’s debt is 1.4 Trillion Dollars, credit card debts over 1 Trillion Dollars. Our economic is keeping going by promoting more debt,  the financial institutions are the promoters of more consumers debt by giving credit to millions of Americans so they can expend this money and feed the economic, corporations made billions by exporting our jobs to foreign countries and exploit foreign workers with the help and support of the Washington establishment, free trade, globalization and the neo-liberalism ideology made the world working class economic slaves and we are part of this ill policy.

I hope that we have all learned a very valuable lesson. We must learn from our pass and stop continuing making the same mistake.  No matter what we did, 2017 is the beginning of a new era, we must work to make America great again; stop any government policies that will give more power to the Washington establishment they are predators of our country’s natural resources the enslaver of our working class and exploiters of the people’s health care system. we are the solution, not matter what political party ideology we support, our national origin, our race, color, gender or religion; we are all Americans and we must stand with Donald Trump, our constitutional democratic republic principles and our God given rights.

Human rights and equality under God’s law, is not something that a government can grant or deny to a body of citizens; for this right is unalienable. Our Bill of Rights can be more accurately thought of as a list of restrictions placed on our government, restrictions that secures a citizen's civil liberties and human rights. Our Declaration of Independence says that each individual has certain basic rights, which are neither conferred by nor derived from the state, they are God-given “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.

It is not a secret, our economic will get worse, and the only way that we can save our own economic is by working together, no matter what has happened or what will happen, we will never lose our value, as humans we are priceless the worth of our lives comes not in what we own or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE. We should Count our blessings, not our problems; think about your purpose in life, focus in doing what is right for your family, the community our country. We may never know the lives we will touch, or the hope that we may bring, but we must never forget it doing what is right is what is all about. God, bless America, the land of the free.

Hillary Clinton: ‘We need to secure our borders’

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/nov/10/hillary-clinton-we-...

George W. Bush Securing Our Borders

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/reports/2010/04...

Justice Department to Charge Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Contem...

Joe Arpio Arizona’s Sheriff

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-arpaio-trump-convention_us_...

The Broken Promises Of NAFTA

http://projectcensored.org/10-the-broken-promises-of-nafta/

Veterans - Wounded, Homeless and Forgotten

http://www.whiteoutpress.com/articles/2014/q3/veterans-wounded-home...

Old and Poor: America’s Forgotten

http://kff.org/medicare/video/old-and-poor-americas-forgotten/

Learn what is neo-liberalism.

http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=376

Donald Trump wins 2016 presidential election: victory speech, full transcript

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/9/13569124/donald-tr...

The Official Texas Minutemen

http://www.txminuteman.org/txminutemen/

Oh Juan.........

Well we got rid of Rossa, now who is next?

SHE IS SUGGESTING TREASON...!! WHY DOES SHE STILL HAVE A POSITION AT THE PENTAGON...!!??

Image result for goofy shrugging

The president of the USA runs the country through his cabinet.

As long as they hold up his cabinet, they give themselves some breathing room.

I think that this kind of crap will be stomped out as his cabinet members take control of their respective offices.

Yeah as things get settled and everyone in his Administration gets up to speed...!! 

ALSO...,  IF THIS Rosa Brooks IS tied to George Soro's Evil machine.....! WHY does she even have a job at the Pentagon....!!??

Image result for daffy duck shrugging

       BECAUSE THE THUGS HAVE INFILTRATED EVERYTHING AND PUT THERE  PEOPLE IN EVERYWHERE !!  WE NEED TRUMP TO CLEAN HOUSE AND WE NEED TO KEEP SUPPORTING HIM PLUS INCURRING HIM !! STAY AWAKE PEOPLE !!!!

She is out of her mind.    The military should have taken out King O for treason.    The woman is a socialist, no place in the USA for someone like her, she can go on Soros payroll !

Thank God another day without Hillary as President

"“Surely Pence wants to be president himself one day, right?” Brooks writes."

Proposing the Vice President seek to assume the Presidential role for personal political ambition, makes Rosa Brooks out to be pudgy scum. The fat between her ears suits her better for ambulance chasing, even on all fours, than as legal advisor in any government capacity. IMO

RSS

LIGHTER SIDE

 

Political Cartoons by Tom Stiglich

Political Cartoons by AF BrancoPolitical Cartoons by AF Branco

ALERT ALERT

JUST IN->  Pelosi Announces House Resolution To Condemn Trump’s ‘Racist, Xenophobic Tweets’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Monday that Democrats will offer a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s “racist” tweets against Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Pelosi wrote a letter to House Democrats announcing that they will draft a resolution to condemn Trump’s “racist” tweets against progressive Democrats.

“This weekend, the President went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote.

“This morning, the President doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues suggesting they apologize to him,” she added. “Let me be clear, our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”

President Trump taunted the “squad” of far-left first-term progressive Democrats on Sunday, telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before telling the rest of the country what to do.

Trump’s tweets caused an uproar amongst the media and Hollywood celebrity classes, and now, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) hopes to capitalize on the president’s message by condemning them in Congress.

Lee said she will draft a resolution of condemnation.

“Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend,” Jackson Lee’s office wrote:

Sheila Jackson Lee  @JacksonLeeTX18

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend.

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

President Trump’s remarks seemed particularly directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a former Somalian refugee.

Omar said Friday that the president “shouldn’t be in office” and told an audience of high school students that America was failing to uphold its promise to be a just society.

Rep. Omar said Trump was “stoking white nationalism” after he tweeted that some progressive congresswomen should “go back” to where they came from.

“You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda,” Omar wrote:

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN


As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.

Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN

You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.

“America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” -RFK

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed Monday that President Trump’s remarks serve as the “hallmark language of white supremacists.”

President Trump tweeted Monday that Democrats need to apologize for the “foul language” and “terrible things they have said”:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.

SPECIAL VIDEOS

© 2019   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service