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TechParadox 26 points ago +26 / -0

From the replies:

But she is the first Black American, Asian-American and female VP, right?

Jeebus, they'll try to take any sort of "first" they can, won't they? Funny, too, how "Indian" now counts as Asian, but "Asian" only counts as POC when it suits them.

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ClockworkFool 27 points ago +27 / -0

Soon to be the US's first Unelected Female President.

That's something, right?

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TechParadox 8 points ago +8 / -0

Sadly, I fully expect that to happen in about 2-3 years. Alzheimer's Joe has to get a couple years in there before they can yoink him from office and install her, that way she can still run for two more terms. Any sooner than that and they'll only be able to flog one more term out of her, although I fully expect she'll pick a member of "the crew" to be her VP once they plug her into the Oval Office, so they can try to keep the chain of un-elected fun unbroken.

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toxicbiofacts 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sadly, I fully expect that to happen in about 2-3 years.

I give it a year max.

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TechParadox 4 points ago +4 / -0

Well, that's going to depend on how fast Joe's mental capacity deteriorates and/or how thirsty they are to get her in there. Technically, if a VP serves two years or more as president after taking over the office, they can only run for more term after that. If they want to extend her tenure in the office for as long as possible then you'll see him resigning at exactly two years and one day after he takes the oath, at which point she takes over and the downward spiral begins to accelerate.

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toxicbiofacts 2 points ago +2 / -0

Technically, if a VP serves two years or more as president after taking over the office, they can only run for more term after that.

TIL (I'm not an American).

If they want to extend her tenure in the office for as long as possible then you'll see him resigning at exactly two years and one day after he takes the oath, at which point she takes over and the downward spiral begins to accelerate.

That depends on how replaceable she is. Michael Obama could become the first tranny president in 2028. lol

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TechParadox 2 points ago +2 / -0

Technically, if a VP serves two years or more as president after taking over the office, they can only run for more term after that.

TIL (I'm not an American).

Welcome to the wonders of American Politics. Twenty-second amendment of the constitution prohibits it:

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

This was put into place after Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a fourth term as President following WW2, in 1945. Prior to that there was no limit on the number of terms a person could serve as President, because the founding fathers presumed that someone being a career politician would never be a thing. Up until that point it had been tradition that the sitting president would only remain for two terms, if elected, and then bow out to allow for new blood. FDR died in office, Truman took over, and in 1951 the amendment was ratified as a direct response to Roosevelt's four terms. Sadly, they really should have put in term limits for the congresscritters as well, because there's way too many of them that are still sitting that have been there through multiple presidents.

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toxicbiofacts 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks for the detailed info. I knew about the term limits, I didn’t know that they could be "extended" to 2.5 terms in the case a vice president replaced an incumbent president.

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Kingarthas2 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hillary is going to weasel her raggedy ass in there god forbid if they get in.

But no, they only had the numbers if they even have those because the media has spent the past 5 years trashing trump every waking moment, the momentum they had will be gone.

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grinnin_barrett 21 points ago +21 / -0

"Really interesting that we never learned this in the school"

Because nobody cares about VPs. People barely care about most Presidents.

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AntonioOfVenice [S] 15 points ago +15 / -0

Also, because that time was less identity-obsessed than now.

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Adamrises 5 points ago +5 / -0

I doubt anyone can name more than 2 VPs outside their lifetime.

And almost every one of those is Spiro Agnew because Futurama and that name, and Lyndon B. Johnson because of JFK's assassination.

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Kingarthas2 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've honestly forgotten pence even exists a couple of times

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KirbyMorph 7 points ago +7 / -0

Was she even elected? Biden was elected and she was chosen by his handlers. People dont elect her.

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Piroko 6 points ago +6 / -0

Charles Curtis, Hoover’s VP, was member of Kaw Nation.

I knew about this.

But I grew up having nerf battles near Hoover's grave, so, yeah.

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VerGreeneyes 6 points ago +6 / -0

Nor will she be the 2nd.

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Gizortnik 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's okay, she voted for Biden.

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PeacefulProtester 15 points ago +15 / -0

Charles Curtis voted for Biden too.

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TechParadox 7 points ago +7 / -0

Hell, at this point I'm not so sure my dead great-grandfather didn't vote for Biden.

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AntonioOfVenice [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

My grandfather is neither living nor was he an American citizen.

So his vote for Biden was over-determined.