Raskin, a constitutional scholar who was a legislation professor earlier than Maryland voters elected him to Congress, has lengthy advocated for the institution of an unbiased and nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office. Now, the House Speaker is speaking up Raskin’s laws that will act on the part of the twenty fifth Amendment that empowers Congress to ascertain a everlasting “body” that, with the concurrence of the vice chairman, can declare that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
But within the period of Trump, the whole lot is at all times about Trump. And with the presidential election lower than a month away, the questions on whether or not Pelosi and Raskin have been merely trolling a troubled president framed the dialogue even after the speaker defined, “This legislation applies to future presidents. But we are reminded of the necessity of action by the health of the current president.”
So be it.
If Trump’s irrational presidency, and the politics surrounding it, have introduced us to the purpose the place we’d lastly resolve basic questions on presidential incapacity and succession, that’s a great factor for the long run. This nation leaves too many constitutional questions unanswered till crises develop—and that, Raskin reminds us, is harmful. […]
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At Daily Kos on this date in 2007—And the media performed silly: vicious harpy version:
Let’s get proper to it. Michelle Malkin. Again.
We all know the lengthy story. The quick model right here is that she’s determined it is truthful sport to stalk the household of the 12 12 months previous child who had the temerity to make use of the SCHIP program and say he preferred it, and that you just would possibly, too. This was evil, in fact, as a result of though Malkin’s household confronted just about the identical predicament three years in the past, her household is Republican and presumably has numerous American flag lapel pins, whereas this child’s household is a bunch of Jerkoff Nazis from Planet Stalin.
But this is how, regardless of the outrage, the media insists on being dumber than Malkin. As emptywheel factors out, when the New York Times lastly takes be aware of the truth that Malkin is a corrosive bottom-feeder, they overlook all about her syndicated newspaper column and semi-regular TeeVee appearances (together with substituting for Bill O’Reilly) and she or he turns into…
Michelle Malkin, one of many bloggers who’ve strongly criticized the Frosts….
Yes, solely an icky-poopie blah-grr would sink so low. Didn’t you understand?