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...

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Soros Lawyer Rosa Brooks Working in the Pentagon

May 12, 2009

Rosa Brooks, a radical, anti-American academic who shares Michael Moore‘s dissenting views on the War on Terror and the Islamo-fascist threat, has been installed by President Barack Obama as advisor to Michelle Flournoy, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

Brooks is particularly dangerous as a key Pentagon employee because she believes there is no real terrorist threat to the United States and is in a position to have an impact on U.S. national security policy.

As the Washington Times recently editorialized, by appointing Brooks to the Pentagon post, President Obama “is surrendering national security.” Putting Brooks in a Department of Defense policy office “is like Lyndon Johnson making Jane Fonda a senior adviser on Vietnam.”

At least in tone, the work of Brooks, a former special counsel to the president at George Soros‘s Open Society Institute, bears more than a passing resemblance to that of radical feminist Catharine MacKinnon, another left-wing law professor. Like MacKinnon, an anti-pornography crusader, Brooks is openly contemptuous of the First Amendment, which guarantees press freedoms. Brooks favors a government takeover of media outlets funded by taxpayer dollars.

Brooks also suffers from acute so-called Bush Derangement Syndrome. In a 2006 Los Angeles Times column, Brooks, who is now on leave from her teaching job at Georgetown University Law School, described President George W. Bush as the nation’s “torturer-in-chief.” Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney “should be treated like psychotics who need treatment,” Brooks wrote in 2007. Two weeks before Election Day 2008, Brooks opined that the Republican Party was the bastion of “paranoid, rage-driven, xenophobic nuts.”

Brooks has also written that al Qaeda was “little more than an obscure group of extremist thugs” that “did not pose an imminent mortal threat to the nation.” U.S. policies transformed the terrorist group into “the vast global threat the [Bush] administration imagined it to be in 2001.”

As recently as March, Brooks ridiculed Department of Justice memos that justified using enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorists. Invoking the specter of Hitler, Brooks said that “the Bush administration’s big legal lies paved the way for some of the most shameful episodes in our history, including the official authorization of torture.”

https://capitalresearch.org/article/soros-lawyer-rosa-brooks-workin...

Rosa Brooks...

Law professor

Served as a foreign policy advisor to the John Kerry-John Edwards presidential campaign of 2004

Was special counsel to the president at George Soros' Open Society Institute

Was a consultant for Human Rights Watch

Was a board member of Amnesty International USA

Was a senior advisor to Assistant Secretary Harold Koh at the U.S. State Department during the Bill Clinton administration

Was a regular op-ed columnist at the Los Angeles Times

Says the Republican Party consists, more and more, of "paranoid, rage-driven, xenophobic nuts"

Blames Israel for the ongoing Mideast conflict

In early 2009, President Barack Obama tapped her to be an advisor to Michelle Fluornoy, the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2391

I knew the Clinton's had to be involved somehow!

See why we are in this situation as they have been taking over our Institutions for a very long time.  They all use the same old Marxist playbook.  When someone does not agree with them today (when they see the person as a real threat) they usually have them killed.  In the old Soviet Union they also killed them however they would have them commented (usually family members) when they would not conform or they just did not want them around anymore.  Now a military Coup just like a third world country.  That was their goal to make American just like any third world nation. That is why all the propaganda, going around the world to say how bad America is and trying to make people thing they are right.  Now that they have exposed themselves to the sane world, they can all see that they are just Anarchists in the street.   

Let Brooks move to an islamic sh!thole, spew her feminist crap, then see how long she survives.  For now people like her are a threat to national security and should be treated as such.

Is she the source for the recent leaks?.....Hmmm.

Am seriously thinking we need a broad brush directive from each and every dept head...speak to the POTUS to request a carve out for job freeze to allow hiring, start advertising and then, "By noon today, I want a letter of resignation from anyone who was hired by the OWEbama administration. Thank you very much."  Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, he replaced them and we did fine.

I think you are absolutely correct, get rid of all of them.

If there is anyone in desperate need of a thorough psychiatric exam, it's certainly YOU Ms. Brooks. However after reviewing your ramblings, I sincerely doubt it would be of any real help to YOU. Unfortunately, it appears YOU are too far gone and beyond the scope or skill sets of even the most highly trained professional.

So, I'm suggesting a much better resolution for your obvious neurosis.

What is really insane is getting so spittle, raving mad because a candidate actually does what he said he would do.

So, as of right now, political insanity is doing what you are elected to do.

Sad, sad little people.

I think Obama was working to declare martial law, as a back up in case they were going to lose.

I think they figured out too late, that they lost.  Like about 9:00 on election night.

So now they're instituting the riots they had planned, so that Obama could declare Martial law.

Except Obama isn't president any more so he can't declare Martial law.

I really think that they think that they have enough people installed in government that they can instigate a coup from the inside by causing enough commotion from the outside that those people will use it as an excuse to take over.

And if it were just the gutless, useless, spineless republicans that were resisting them, it would probably work.

But they ain't up against republicans, they're up against Trump.

They're holding up his putting together of his administration and in doing so they've given themselves some room to cause trouble.

They'd better enjoy it while it lasts, because, I think that when the end comes, it will be quite abrupt.

"So now they're instituting the riots they had planned, so that Obama could declare Martial law."

Ralph, I don't think the Obamination by himself is that sharp. But Georgie Soros is.

This cross country orchestration takes money to underwrite, since it is not bonfide grass roots. Therefore, who comes to mind?

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