MY 2020 Fantasy Democratic Ticket/ It’s Time GOP Lawmakers Got Together To Fire US President

I’ve just prayed for my Christmas gift. I have even previously shared my fantasy 2020 Democratic Party presidential ticket which is General James Mattis at the top based on President Trump’s claim that he’s a Democrat with a VP choice of one of the current party stars like Andrew Gillum, Beto O’Rourke or Stacey Abrams.

On a 12/23/18 tweet, Robert Costa floated the idea of General James Mattis as the VP choice which is perfectly fine with me.

Here’s the Robert Costa tweet:

A prominent Republican strategist confides, uneasily, today to WashPost: “Can you imagine if the Democrats were able to convince Mattis to be their VP nominee in ’20?”

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Frankly, I would be thrilled with either option. I’m for a ticket that can appeal to ‘Never Trumpers’ from the left to the right. My primary desire is for the democratic candidates to win bigly in 2020 which includes the presidential contenders.  One of the current Democratic stars like Beto O’Rourke could appeal to the hearts of Democrats whereas General James Mattis would attract those who are worried about repairing the relationships with allies and foreign officials but who would be clear-eyed when dealing with leaders like Russia’s President Putin. He is beloved by the military which has been in the past, a reliable Republican Party voting bloc.
It doesn’t hurt that as the president’s former US Defense Secretary General James Mattis, who resigned under contentious circumstances, that he would be President Trump’s nemesis.  General Mattis has gravitas which just highlights President Trump’s complete lack of it.
Of course, rumors have it, that President Barack Obama is enamored with the Texas US Rep. Beto O’Rourke. In the past he did fire General Mattis, but he has developed a reputation for overcoming past differences to where he could buy into this ticket combination.
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Of course, there’s that possibility that President Trump will not be in a position to run for a second term as US president in 2020. That would be the true miracle.
Here’s the rest of the story…

On December 24, 2018, Thomas L. Friedman for the New York Times penned the following op-ed piece,  Time for G.O.P. to Threaten to Fire Trump” (“Republican leaders need to mount an intervention”)

“Up to now I have not favored removing President Trump from office. I felt strongly that it would be best for the country that he leave the way he came in, through the ballot box. But last week was a watershed moment for me, and I think for many Americans, including some Republicans.”

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“It was the moment when you had to ask whether we really can survive 2 more years of Trump as president, whether this man and his demented behavior — which will get only worse as the Mueller investigation concludes — are going to destabilize our country, our markets, our key institutions and, by extension, the world. And therefore his removal from office now has to be on the table.”

“I believe that the only responsible choice for the Republican Party today is an intervention with the president that makes clear that if there is not a radical change in how he conducts himself — and I think that is unlikely — the party’s leadership will have no choice but to press for his resignation or join calls for his impeachment.”

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“It has to start with Republicans, given both the numbers needed in the Senate and political reality. Removing this president has to be an act of national unity as much as possible — otherwise it will tear the country apart even more. I know that such an action is very difficult for today’s G.O.P., but the time is long past for it to rise to confront this crisis of American leadership.”

“Trump’s behavior has become so erratic, his lying so persistent, his willingness to fulfill the basic functions of the presidency — like reading briefing books, consulting government experts before making major changes and appointing a competent staff — so absent, his readiness to accommodate Russia and spurn allies so disturbing and his obsession with himself and his ego over all other considerations so consistent, two more years of him in office could pose a real threat to our nation. Vice President Mike Pence could not possibly be worse.”

“The damage an out-of-control Trump can do goes well beyond our borders. America is the keystone of global stability. Our world is the way it is today — a place that, despite all its problems, still enjoys more peace and prosperity than at any time in history — because America is the way it is (or at least was). And that is a nation that at its best has always stood up for the universal values of freedom and human rights, has always paid extra to stabilize the global system from which we were the biggest beneficiary and has always nurtured and protected alliances with like-minded nations.”

“Donald Trump has proved time and again that he knows nothing of the history of this America. That was made starkly clear in Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’s resignation  letter.”

“Trump is in the grip of a mad notion that the entire web of global institutions and alliances built after World War II — which, with all their imperfections, have provided the connective tissues that have created this unprecedented era of peace and prosperity — threatens American sovereignty and prosperity and that we are better off without them.”


“So Trump gloats at the troubles facing the European Union, urges Britain to exit and leaks that he’d consider quitting NATO. These are institutions that all need to be improved, but not scrapped. If America becomes a predator on all the treaties, multilateral institutions and alliances holding the world together; if America goes from being the world’s anchor of stability to an engine of instability; if America goes from a democracy built on the twin pillars of truth and trust to a country where it is acceptable for the president to attack truth and trust on a daily basis, watch out: Your kids won’t just grow up in a different America. They will grow up in a different world.”

“The last time America disengaged from the world remotely in this manner was in the 1930s, and you remember what followed: World War II.”

“You have no idea how quickly institutions like NATO and the E.U. and the World Trade Organization and basic global norms — like thou shalt not kill and dismember a journalist in your own consulate — can unravel when America goes AWOL or haywire under a shameless isolated president.”

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“But this is not just about the world, it’s about the minimum decorum and stability we expect from our president. If the C.E.O. of any public company in America behaved like Trump has over the past 2 years — constantly lying, tossing out aides like they were Kleenex, tweeting endlessly like a teenager, ignoring the advice of experts — he or she would have been fired by the board of directors long ago. Should we expect less for our president?”

“That’s what the financial markets are now asking. For the first two years of the Trump presidency the markets treated his dishonesty and craziness as background noise to all the soaring corporate profits and stocks. But that is no longer the case.”


“The instability Trump is generating — including his attacks on the chairman of the Federal Reserve — is causing investors to wonder where the economic and geopolitical management will come from as the economy slows down. What if we’re plunged into an economic crisis and we have a president whose first instinct is always to blame others and who’s already purged from his side the most sober adults willing to tell him that his vaunted “gut instincts” have no grounding in economics or in law or in common sense. Mattis was the last one.”

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  1. Excellent post, Gronda! I like your idea of General Mattis on the Democratic ticket in 2020. And while I like both Gillum and O’Rourke a lot, I think it’s high time for a woman to occupy either the presidency or vice-presidency, so I might consider Stacy Abrams. And as always, Friedman is spot on. I shall re-blog this one!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and let us hope for a better year next year!


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  2. Dear Jill,

    Let’s pray that we turn to better times in 2019. I like the idea of a woman on the ticket.

    Thanks a million times over for all your support and for the reblog.

    I’m wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas celebration as well.

    Hugs, Gronda

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  3. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    Gronda has a Christmas wish … and it is one that I share! You can read all about that Christmas wish on her excellent post, and I bet most of you will share the wish also! Thank you, Gronda, for this excellent post and for allowing me to share it. Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays to all my friends and readers!

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