Whoa, don’t taze me bro. Let me finish. After you hear what I have to say, you may jump on the Manchin bandwagon too.
Everyone I know is freaking out over the direction the Democrats are taking the country. The border is leaking like a sieve, crime is spiraling out of control, prices are going through the roof, and every day we’re being shaken down by Russian hackers.
Odds are pretty good that we’re not going to make it through three more years of this. Even if Joe was sent off to the rest home, his replacement isn’t any better. The worst part is, that if POTUS and VPOTUS both decided to choke on the foot that is stuck in their respective mouths, we would be even worse off. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather get a colonoscopy while being waterboarded in the middle of a swarm of angry murder hornets than to see Nancy Pelosi become president.
The most we can hope for is to weather it out until 2024 rolls around and we can finally vote someone else into the Oval Office. If I was a betting man, I would wager that we aren’t going to be around long enough to cash-in our winnings on that one at the rate things are going. But what if I told you that there was a way that we could trade-in this lousy, loser, lemon of an administration for a new and improved one. Impossible, you say?
Not so fast. I have the answer.
I call it “The Tim and Joe Plan” and this is how it works. The Twenty Fifth Amendment defines the process of how we replace our president and vice president. If the president isn’t able to do their job for whatever reason, the vice president takes over. So, the first thing we need to do is replace the vice president. Like we did with Spiro Agnew when Nixon was in office.
This is where the Tim and Joe Plan comes in. Congress and the Senate would simultaneously take legislative action to remove Kamala. Joe Biden would nominate Joe Manchin to be his new vice president. He would immediately be approved and sworn in. Vice President Joe Manchin, would then invoke Section 4, to remove Joe Biden from the presidency due to his inability to function properly.
Congress would quickly approve it, and Joe Manchin would take the oath of office. The newly minted President Manchin, would then nominate South Carolina Senator Tim Scott to be his vice president. This would also be immediately approved and Tim Scott would be sworn in as Veep. This could all be wrapped up in under an hour if there were no TV cameras or microphones to play to. Keep it strictly business.
It’s not as crazy or impossible as it might sound. I’ve seen several polls recently that indicate there is a huge, moderate middle that’s ripe to be united as a singular force. This critical mass of people from both sides with overlapping interests appears to represent approximately 80% of the population. That is a huge constituency that is just waiting to coalesce around a platform of reasonable and rational policies and ideas.
Too Good To Be True?
I don’t believe that anyone even knows that there is a legal mechanism to do something like this. Further, I imagine a lot of centrist Democrats would breathe a huge sigh of relief if this took place. I also believe there are a lot of people on the right that won’t forget the courage he showed by pushing back on the progressives and stopping them from steamrolling over our children’s future. His stand, helped others find their backbone and step up too. I believe that a great many Republicans could support this.
The beauty and elegance of the Tim and Joe Plan, is the element of compromise. Tim Scott is a fine leader. He has such a compelling story, and is very passionate about his belief in conservative values. Tim Scott provides an amazing example of the direction that the Republican party needs to take moving forward. A Democrat and a Republican coming together would truly represent the spirit of compromise that the country needs right now. I believe this could unite us and bring us together.
This isn’t impossible. But it’s not going to be easy and it’s not going to happen by itself. If we truly want to get the country back on track, we need to start thinking outside the box. If enough people were to learn about the Tim and Joe Plan, and they all started to demand it from their elected representatives, I believe that we could make it happen.