Why Electing Speaker Donald Trump Would Be Best for Everyone

 

Let’s face it: we need to put Trump somewhere until he’s struck with dementia or he visits what Shakespeare called the “undiscovered country.”

What better position than Speaker of the House of Representatives. He doesn’t have to be a member of Congress. And, this way, he doesn’t have to run for President again. But, best of all, he gets to be at the center of attention. Who wouldn’t want to read the expression on his face as Biden is (nervously, to be sure) giving a SOTU address? Now, lest you think this is purely tongue-in-cheek or fanciful thinking, keep in mind that at least 4 groups benefit.

Let’s walk through it:

Pro-Trump Republicans

If you want Trump campaigning with you, then this is too easy. Until the GOP takes back the White House, it gives Trump a symbolic, but substantive leadership role in the party.

GOP Presidential Hopefuls

These guys want to replace Trump and offer a new way forward. If he’s preoccupied on Capitol Hill then they don’t have to worry about the competition.

Democrats

Trump has made life so easy and enjoyable for candidates, fundraisers, copywriters, and other operatives who’ve hadn’t expressed an original thought in at least 15 years.

“Orange Man Bad!” all day long.

Media

Essentially the same thing as #3 but for them it’s ratings.

TL;DR

Everyone has a reason to have a Speaker Trump:

  • Media
  • Republican presidential candidates
  • Democrats
  • Republican House members

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  1. The Reticulator Member
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    I’m in. How do we make it happen? 

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  2. Yudansha Member
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    No.  Just… no.  For the love of God, no.

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  3. The Reticulator Member
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    One thing, though. We need to think about what makes the Speaker of the House powerful. Why would anyone pay attention to House Speaker Donald Trump?  

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  4. navyjag Coolidge
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    Disagree. Did not vote for the guy.  But he beat Hillary. So that’s worth a lot of thanks. And then did pretty good in office. Tax cuts.  Regulatory cutbacks.  Economic growth. Freidman stuff.  Held off the Chinese.  Other than the spending, which looks like no one can stop, not many complaints. And drove the left crazy. Bonus points there. But we do have other solid conservatives, like Reagan, who can win.  DeSantis for me. 

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  5. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Bereket Kelile: Let’s face it: we need to put Trump somewhere until he’s struck with dementia

    How about the White House?  It’s working for the current President!

    But seriously, as much as I like Trump, he would not do a good job as Speaker of the House.  He probably only has a superficial idea of how the speaker does his job, given all these stupid “parliamentarian procedures” and so forth that members use to screw things up, or slip things in.

    No, Trump should either be in the White House or on the sidelines as a kingmaker.  The absolute best thing Trump could do is convince Rrrrrrron DeSantisssssss to run in 2024, either as Trump’s running mate or for President outright . . .

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  6. Bishop Wash Member
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    Would be better than the party’s choice would be, if Republicans are allowed to win in November.

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  7. Sisyphus Member
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    Bereket Kelile: Who wouldn’t want to read the expression on his face as Biden is (nervously, to be sure) giving a SOTU address?

    Trump sitting behind Biden with one of those huge bubble tea straws blowing spitballs made from his copy of the speech. Priceless. It isn’t like Kevin McCarthy has a future in party leadership. Not the Republican Party, anyway.

    And, hey! @bereketkelile, good to see you again! Don’t be such a stranger.

     

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  8. Django Member
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    I’d be in if we could immediately impeach Slow Joe, and then Heels-Up Harris. And don’t bring up charges; the Demo-rats have proven that any charges will do. 

    President Trump could pick DeSantis as VP. Show DeSantis all that he had learned about the Swamp, then arrange to resign the office late enough in his term so that DeSantis could choose his running mate and would be Constitutionally eligible to run twice. No down-side that I can see. 

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  9. Sisyphus Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    I’d be in if we could immediately impeach Slow Joe, and then Heels-Up Harris. And don’t bring up charges; the Demo-rats have proven that any charges will do.

    President Trump could pick DeSantis as VP. Show DeSantis all that he had learned about the Swamp, then arrange to resign the office late enough in his term so that DeSantis could choose his running mate and would be Constitutionally eligible to run twice. No down-side that I can see.

    A plan so cunning we could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

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  10. Django Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    I’d be in if we could immediately impeach Slow Joe, and then Heels-Up Harris. And don’t bring up charges; the Demo-rats have proven that any charges will do.

    President Trump could pick DeSantis as VP. Show DeSantis all that he had learned about the Swamp, then arrange to resign the office late enough in his term so that DeSantis could choose his running mate and would be Constitutionally eligible to run twice. No down-side that I can see.

    A plan so cunning we could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

    If it only had a snowball’s chance in Hell of working ;-)

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  11. kedavis Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    I’d be in if we could immediately impeach Slow Joe, and then Heels-Up Harris. And don’t bring up charges; the Demo-rats have proven that any charges will do.

    President Trump could pick DeSantis as VP. Show DeSantis all that he had learned about the Swamp, then arrange to resign the office late enough in his term so that DeSantis could choose his running mate and would be Constitutionally eligible to run twice. No down-side that I can see.

    A plan so cunning we could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.

    If it only had a snowball’s chance in Hell of working ;-)

    There do seem to be a lot of “conservatives” and “Republicans” who would rather have Nancy Pelosi in the chain of succession rather than Trump

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  12. Steve Fast Coolidge
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    Speaker Trump and Leader McConnell could have weekly lunches. Bet those would be doozies.

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  13. namlliT noD Member
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    Bereket Kelile: What better position than Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Excellent!

    Then we impeach Biden and Kamala, and Trump is president again by succession.

    And the Dems have demonstrated that the standards for impeachment are trivial: a phone call or a made up story is all you need.

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  14. E. Kent Golding Member
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    navyjag (View Comment):

    Disagree. Did not vote for the guy. But he beat Hillary. So that’s worth a lot of thanks. And then did pretty good in office. Tax cuts. Regulatory cutbacks. Economic growth. Freidman stuff. Held off the Chinese. Other than the spending, which looks like no one can stop, not many complaints. And drove the left crazy. Bonus points there. But we do have other solid conservatives, like Reagan, who can win. DeSantis for me.

    I would like to see DeSantis as President.    He is a natural executive.  I do not seem him having the patience to be Speaker of the House;  while he would be good, it would be a cruel thing to do to him.

     

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  15. Arahant Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    One thing, though. We need to think about what makes the Speaker of the House powerful. Why would anyone pay attention to House Speaker Donald Trump?

    Chairman of the board of the federal government.

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  16. Saint Augustine Member
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    Bereket Kelile:

    Let’s face it: we need to put Trump somewhere until he’s struck with dementia or he visits what Shakespeare called the “undiscovered country.”

    He’s just going to visit it?  You mean he’ll be coming back?  Egads.  Even death cannot stop the Trump!

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  17. Zafar Member
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    What a great idea.  Congress is already disfunctional so what can it hurt? Plus nobody else in Congress would ever be able to say anything, which would be morally uplifting for them.  Can you also please make Marjorie Taylor Green majority leader in the Senate, because then life would be perfect.

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  18. The Reticulator Member
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    One thing, though. We need to think about what makes the Speaker of the House powerful. Why would anyone pay attention to House Speaker Donald Trump?

    Chairman of the board of the federal government.

    If he can’t direct the flow of money nobody needs to pay him any attention, even if he is Chairman of the Board of the Universe. 

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  19. Bishop Wash Member
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    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    Bereket Kelile: What better position than Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    Excellent!

    Then we impeach Biden and Kamala, and Trump is president again by succession.

    And the Dems have demonstrated that the standards for impeachment are trivial: a phone call or a made up story is all you need.

    Since the first impeachment was to cover up Biden’s corruption in Ukraine, this time we could after the actual criminal.

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  20. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    I am prepared to vote for Trump as President a third time.  However, beyond a great bull session topic, I think this is not a great idea.  Trump would be far more effective doing what he is doing now.  

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  21. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    What a great way to lose the House and the Senate!

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  22. navyjag Coolidge
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    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    navyjag (View Comment):

    Disagree. Did not vote for the guy. But he beat Hillary. So that’s worth a lot of thanks. And then did pretty good in office. Tax cuts. Regulatory cutbacks. Economic growth. Freidman stuff. Held off the Chinese. Other than the spending, which looks like no one can stop, not many complaints. And drove the left crazy. Bonus points there. But we do have other solid conservatives, like Reagan, who can win. DeSantis for me.

    I would like to see DeSantis as President. He is a natural executive. I do not seem him having the patience to be Speaker of the House; while he would be good, it would be a cruel thing to do to him.

     

    And forgot the Supreme Court justices. Although McConnell gets a lot of credit for Amy Barrett. For all the NTrumpers wailing, the Supreme Court looks safe for a few years. At least as long as Thomas is alive. Even with a non biologist new to the bench. What a doofus. 

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  23. Bishop Wash Member
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    What a great way to lose the House and the Senate!

    Eh, the GOP is more comfortable in the minority anyway. Easier to fundraise and you don’t have to deliver. They’ve already demonstrated they don’t know what to do when given control.

    Conservatism is moving towards being progressive at the speed limit 

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  24. EB Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):
    or on the sidelines as a kingmaker

    Unfortunately, he’s a king destroyer.  His endorsements haven’t been working out that well.  And some of them I feel he’s made because he thinks they will win, not because he thinks they should win.  Like the snake-oil salesman running in Pennsylvania.

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  25. Bereket Kelile Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Bereket Kelile: Who wouldn’t want to read the expression on his face as Biden is (nervously, to be sure) giving a SOTU address?

    Trump sitting behind Biden with one of those huge bubble tea straws blowing spitballs made from his copy of the speech. Priceless. It isn’t like Kevin McCarthy has a future in party leadership. Not the Republican Party, anyway.

    And, hey! @ bereketkelile, good to see you again! Don’t be such a stranger.

     

    Thanks, I’m trying! Life has been hectic but I’m trying to come out of the lurker corner.

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  26. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    Bereket Kelile: least 4 groups benefit.

    There are only two groups that matter:   GOP establishment and DNC establishment.   Together they make up a majority of Congress and they won’t choose anybody that isn’t establishment approved.   Trump as Speaker is a fun thought, but it won’t happen.

     

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  27. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    Thanks. Interesting discussion. 

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  28. Stad Coolidge
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):
    And, hey! @bereketkelile, good to see you again! Don’t be such a stranger.

    Yeah!  I second that . . .

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  29. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    Given that Trump was the first Republican to lose the House, the Senate and the Presidency in only one term, since Herbert Hoover, I suggest that he would be about the worst person to name as Speaker.

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  30. Suspira Member
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    Bereket Kelile: Let’s face it: we need to put Trump somewhere until he’s struck with dementia or he visits what Shakespeare called the “undiscovered country.”

    What’s wrong with Mar a Lago?

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