Impeaching and/or resisting Trump

I have some hope that Donald Trump might not be president for all of the next 4 years. There are at least 3 ways he might be removed before then.

1) He could be impeached. Even Republicans, loathsome as they are, are not going to just let Trump do whatever he wants. You can bet that the word “impeachment” has been whispered among them at least once or twice already.

2) He could wind up in jail because of his legal troubles. There are many current cases against Trump and it wouldn’t be surprising if more appeared. In particular, a guilty verdict in a sexual assault case could result in jail time.

3) He could be removed from office using the 25th amendment. Heather Digby Parton explains on Salon that the 25th amendment allows for the president to be removed in certain circumstances (usually temporarily as it’s been used so far). This might seem like a longshot, at least for the moment, but it’s possible.

Don’t look now: It’s President Pence! Donald Trump can be deposed, even without impeachment

Keith Olbermann has a message for Trump supporters: Trump is not normal, and you should prepare yourself for the day when he’s removed from office. Here’s the video:

Still Supporting Donald Trump? This Message Is For You | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann | GQ

If worst comes to worst, and Donald Trump remains president, we need to be smart about how we resist him. Bill Sher on Politico has some advice for resistors to keep things non-violent, focused, and serious:

6 Ways Not to Resist Donald Trump

It’s pretty shocking how much real life resembles Orwell’s 1984. In a related note, sales of Orwell’s 1984 have gone up. The more people understand the situation, the more likely we can dig ourselves out of it. Orwell experts Jean Seaton, Tim Crook, and DJ Taylor tell you what they think of Trump in this article from The Guardian:

Welcome to dystopia – George Orwell experts on Donald Trump

To end on a brighter note, here’s Noam Chomsky. He points out that we have a much better basis on which to resist now than we did 50 years ago. He also points out that Bernie Sanders, endorsed by millions of the future of voters, had no great exposure before his campaign and no support from corporations or the wealthy during his campaign.

Noam Chomsky – How to Deal with the Trump Presidency  

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