Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Succession

With the horrifying revelations today regarding the likely blackmailing of Donald Trump by the Russians, over both financial and sexual scandals, and with his approval rating dropping to 37% before this story broke, I think it would be a good time to take a look at the horrifying story of Presidential succession, if Trump is impeached.

So, here are the top guys in line:

1.  Mike Pence, vice President, religious fanatic and corrupt corporate tool

2. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, perhaps the most heartless, cold blooded member of Congress

3. Orrin Hatch, President Pro Tem of the Senate, and a long time vicious Conservative

4. The Secretary of State- at this point, likely Rex Tillotsen, the CEO of Exxon.  Imagine that- turning the country over to the head of Exxon.

5.The Secretary of the Treasury- likely Stephen Mnuchin, whose career features 17 years at Goldman Sachs, and who now operates a hedge fund.

Well, that's enough, I guess.  Yeah, it would be great to see Trump go down the tubes fast, but what we would end up with then would not be one bit better.  The Republicans have screwed the country but good.

2 comments:

Infidel753 said...

Gack. The only glimmer of hope in this list would be if Trump screws up so badly that we win the House in 2018 and replace Ryan with Pelosi.

I think Pence would avoid giving any grounds for impeachment, though. Unlike Trump, he's a politician and knows the system.

Jerry Critter said...

There's one hope. Slim at best. Trump's downfall will take the Republican Party down also. Enough republican legislators will switch to the Democratic Party to flip both the House and Senate which will present a new line of succession.