OA59: Make America Great Again! OA Defends Trump

In this highly unlikely episode of Opening Arguments, the guys run through three segments in which they defend President Donald J. Trump.  Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction

First, listener T.Sp. asks about the just-invoked “nuclear option,” and whether that vote itself could have been filibustered, thus triggering an endless loop of filibusters…  Obviously the answer is no — but why?  We learn about some arcane Senate procedures and the guys conclude that the Democrats probably would have done the same thing if the situation were reversed.

In the main segment, Andrew and Thomas break down the recent use of force by President Trump in Syria.  Does it violate the Constitution?  The War Powers Act of 1973?  Some other law?  (No.)  Yet again, the guys defend President Trump.

In the “C” segment, our beloved Yodelin’ Trump returns and the guys break down a popular video by Robert Reich that lays out five grounds for impeaching Trump.  How good are they?  Hint: check out the title of this show.

Finally, we end with the answer to Thomas Takes the Bar Exam Question #18 about a crazily unconstitutional law regarding clothing.  Remember that TTTBE issues a new question every Friday, followed by the answer on next Tuesday’s show.  Don’t forget to play along by following our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and/or our Facebook Page and quoting the Tweet or Facebook Post that announces this episode along with your guess and reason(s)!

Recent Appearances:

Andrew was recently a guest on both the Embrace the Void podcast and The Phil Ferguson Show; links will go up when those shows release.

Show Notes & Links

  1. The War Powers Act of 1973 is 50 U.S.C. § 1541 et seq.
  2. …and the 60-day provision is found in section 1544.
  3. This is the document prepared by President Clinton’s lawyers defending the 1994 invasion of Haiti.
  4. Here is the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force post-9/11.

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