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Liberal commentator posts 5-step plan for Clinton presidency, gets mercilessly mocked on Twitter

It's not 'straightforward from here.'


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 15, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 12:02 am CDT

Sally Kohn is a liberal commentator who—look, if we are being perfectly honest, I had no idea who she was until about 35 minutes ago—apparently has a gig on CNN. She once wrote a column about how she wished her daughter would be gay, which went over about as well as you’d expect. 

Today on Twitter she posted a plan that is getting relentlessly wrecked. 

It started when she boldly proclaimed a very easy path for Hillary Clinton to ascend to the presidency in the wake of the Trump administration’s burgeoning scandal over connections with Russia.

That seems very straightforward—except that there would not be an election involving Clinton because the “constitutional crisis” in step two is actually “follow the very clearly delineated line of succession procedures in the Constitution that would make Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) president.”

That makes steps 3-5 pretty irrelevant—or the basis of a very good Twitter joke.

Straightforward from here, I hope this joke never dies. 

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2017, 11:58 am CST