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Howard Stern Considers Running for President to Overturn Supreme Court: ‘I’m Not F—ing Around’

https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/howard-stern-president-supreme-court-1235304890/
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u/StevenFromPhilly Jun 28 '22 Silver Starry

Spoiler Alert: He's fuckin around

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u/ShirtLint Jun 28 '22

Remember when he was running for Gov. And dropped out the race when found out had to turn over financials...

Yeah. I like the Stern show. Anyone who takes it serious even his "immnot fucking around.." haven't listened that much.

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u/StevenFromPhilly Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

But for POTUS we now know you can run, be awarded the office, finish your term and still never turn over financials.

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u/IaMsTuPiD111 Jun 28 '22

Only if you say you’re going to show your taxes after a “4 year long audit”.

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u/StevenFromPhilly Jun 28 '22

An audit no one has any record of.

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u/ShadowSpawn666 Jun 28 '22

And the IRS directly stated it would have no impact on your ability to disclose your financial documents, should said audit actually exist.

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u/stargate-command Jun 29 '22

Nah…. Stern could just say “nope… not showing them”

Trump didn’t have to lie, he just likes lying a lot.

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u/SocMedPariah Jun 28 '22

Releasing tax form to the public is not the same as releasing them to the FEC.

The FEC had Trumps financials the entire time.

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u/Dr_Frasier_Bane Jun 29 '22

He would have to leave the apartment for one thing, and that ain't happening.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22 Gold Helpful Starry

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u/imnotwallaceshawn Jun 28 '22 Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

Actually the president can literally just appoint as many justices as they want. The constitution is very vague on how the SCOTUS is meant to work, giving presidents a lot of leeway that they just usually don’t take because it’s up to Congress to confirm the nominations. So, you can appoint as many as you want, but Congress can say “No, we’re sticking with 9.”

This was actually a major contention under FDR; he wanted to do exactly what Stern is suggesting, even thought he had the Congressional majority to get them confirmed, but his own party basically told him to go fuck himself because they were worried that if they packed the courts it would lose them their reelection campaigns.

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u/wouldgiveyouup Jun 28 '22

If there's anything I've learned in the past 6 or so years, it's that our government really just kind of runs on guidelines and tradition. Our officials actually have a lot of leeway to kind of do whatever the fuck they want.

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u/imnotwallaceshawn Jun 28 '22

Yep. A lot of our “rights” and “laws” aren’t actually codified anywhere, we just kind of de facto have them because nobody ever thought someone would try to take them away. The only reason we’re even in this predicament with Roe v Wade and why we’re all waiting for the Obergefell shoe to drop Is because we just… never wrote these rights down on paper in a legally binding way.

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u/VictoriousGoblin Jun 28 '22

"You don't have rights, you have temporary privileges." -George Carlin

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u/CTPred Jun 28 '22

You should check out the 9th amendment. It covers exactly that.

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u/bsuthrowaway76 Jun 28 '22

More like legally binding doesn’t mean anything when officials can enforce it however they want as long as enough people are behind it. Unfortunately crowds are ridiculously easy to manipulate and make terrible decisions

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u/Zauberer-IMDB Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

Nine wasn't the original number. The reason is it is nine now is because each is in charge of a federal circuit, and at the time 9 was selected there were 9 circuits. There are now 13 circuits. It would be perfectly logical, within precedent, and historically reasonable to appoint 4 more justices.

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u/Empyrealist Jun 28 '22

This is the way it must be done, and with immediacy. The precedents are all there.

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u/juno_huno Jun 28 '22

Interesting. Thank you.

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u/johnla Jun 28 '22 Heartwarming

We're learning a lot together these days.

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u/babicottontail Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

Community learning is what’s up! Okay!

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u/PerfectZeong Jun 28 '22

It's not true though. He proposed a bill that would give him the right to appoint 6 justices to the court. The plan wasnt going to work but the court did start ruling his way but by 1941 he'd appointed most of the people on the court anyway so he didnt need to pack it. Basically people dying gave him the authority to pack the court and actually trying to pack the court kind of killed his momentum. Fdr trying to pack the court actually most likely worked against him.

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u/flaccomcorangy Jun 28 '22

And FDR served for 12 years (winning 4 times), so I guess he had plenty of time to wait out the justices.

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u/Such-Wrongdoer-2198 Jun 28 '22

The threat to pack the court was an incentive for some justices to compromise.

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u/cumquistador6969 Jun 28 '22

There's also precedent for just telling the supreme court to eat your ass and ignoring their rulings (Lincoln).

Also let's not forget that FDR's efforts mostly worked, he got exactly the concessions he wanted out of the supreme court, which is why it didn't go farther. It's almost too bad the court backed down, if they hadn't he might have kept beating the war drums and maybe the court would have term limits today.

There's tons of other options if congress is behind it, like just stripping the court of their right to interpret the constitution at all.

People are often just misled because in lower level education/casual educational programs (eg. public broadcasting, the news, etc), the relationship between congress and the supreme court is simply taught completely wrong. As if the supreme court is a "check" on congress that was planned out during the foundation of our country, when it's really just a legal institution that congress has nearly total control over, and can overrule at any moment in numerous different ways.

Although the most practical option for the president is probably the whole abortions on federal land shtick, as that can be done right now with unilateral presidential authority, and nobody can overrule it.

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u/logaboga Jun 28 '22

Andrew Jackson also at one point defied a ruling of the Supreme Court and basically said “well let them enforce their ruling with their court army then”

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u/pugnam_custodies Jun 28 '22

The exact quote is “they have made their ruling, now let them enforce it”

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u/Portarossa Jun 28 '22

It's also probably apocryphal, like most of the best stories.

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u/Alex_Xander93 Jun 28 '22

How dare you. I really liked imaging Jackson staring dramatically out the window as he said this.

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u/rogerrogerbandodger Jun 28 '22

Yes. To commit genocide.

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u/stupidugly1889 Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

Hey man if bad people break the immoral rules to do bad things we should be able to break the rules for good

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u/Soft_Author2593 Jun 28 '22

No! Because those rules is what gives you freedom and creates a society. To defend these rules must be the highest goal, even if it hurts! To hell with the rules is exactly what the mofos want...

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u/logaboga Jun 28 '22

Technically to allow a state to commit genocide in this scenario but yes still shitty

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u/testtubemuppetbaby Jun 28 '22

There's also precedent for just telling the supreme court to eat your ass and ignoring their rulings (Lincoln).

There's also Andrew Jackson "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!"

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u/cumquistador6969 Jun 28 '22

John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it

Ah, well we don't like to refer to that one, because while a valid example of how thin the power of the court really is, it's a smidge pro-genocide.

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u/NetworkViking91 Jun 28 '22

Just a pinch, a touch even. You won't even know it's there

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

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u/Larosh97 Jun 28 '22

He can't because it's illegal due to violating the hyde amendment

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u/NverEndingPastaBowel Jun 28 '22

I would love to see him pick this or any other fight. Even losing, this administration needs to show people that they give a shit. The rolling over without trying feels tucking terrible.

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u/tiki_51 Jun 28 '22

Why fight when you can cry and then ask for campaign money?

/s

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u/_Reddit-Troll Jun 28 '22

I expected more from him. He is disappointing. I would go full on Howard Stern. Biden thinks republicans are still playing by the rules. He is way to old for this job. He acts likes politics are still in the 1950s. Republicans are playing to win all the way to a coup. Biden is still playing by the rule book. Republicans love it.

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u/PauI_MuadDib Jun 28 '22

It actually won't. He can just allow them to be built on federal lands without funding the actual abortion procedures. Permit Planned Parenthood to build on federal lands and continue to let them operate financially as they currently do.

Just allow them to use the land.

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u/Permanganic_acid Jun 28 '22

No this is a rumor. First the Hyde amendment never applied to rape, incest or when the mother's life is at risk. So that's a "no excuse" thing.

Second, the Hyde Amendment is about Medicaid dollars. Not just any dollars. Over the years they've inserted similar language about the ACA and other things but I see no reason why like transportation vouchers would have ANYTHING to do with Hyde. They'd probably get challenged for some other reason but not that.

third, it is not a bill in itself, it is merely a rider to the budget that has to be resubmitted and passed every year. Democrats don't need a new law to get rid of it, they need to stop passing it to get rid of it

fourth this essay specifically talks about clinics on public land. If they were leased from the government and the money paid to the government I just don't see how that breaks the Hyde amendment.

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u/Weekly_Ad6261 Jun 28 '22

But FDR’s threats worked and the court backed down from ruling social security unconstitutional. It would be nice to have a Democratic with a spine

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u/Rehnion Jun 28 '22

This is wrong. SS was a part of the New Deal, and it was the court striking down aspects of the New Deal that led to the court packing plan. The real thing that stopped parts of the new deal being struck down is FDR being able to replace judges normally.

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u/EagenVegham Jun 28 '22

That's the advantage of four consecutive terms, you outlive the competition.

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u/Consistent_Pitch782 Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22 Wholesome

What is that? I’ve never seen one. Is a Democrat with a spine like a Unicorn?

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

The funny thing is, the last democrat with a spine was paralyzed.

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u/123full Jun 28 '22

Let’s not forget about LBJ, at least on domestic issues he was great, you don’t get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1968, the Voting Rights Act, the Economic Opportunity Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Medicare and Medicaid, without a spine.

If Ronald Reagan hadn’t either repealed or crippled a lot of these programs and other programs passed by JFK this country would be very different, between 1960 and 1980 the number of people in poverty went from 40 million to 25, since 1980 the number of people in poverty has gone from 25 million to 42 million

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u/MarcusAurelius68 Jun 28 '22

Had Teddy Kennedy not shot down Nixon’s healthcare proposals we would have had options for universal coverage in the 1970’s.

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u/boforbojack Jun 28 '22

Nixon planned universal healthcare?

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u/MarcusAurelius68 Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

https://khn.org/news/nixon-proposal/

  1. Imagine where we would be now if that had started then.

https://ihpi.umich.edu/news/nixoncare-vs-obamacare-u-m-team-compares-rhetoric-reality-two-health-plans

“Both the Nixon plans and the ACA were driven by a desire to provide health coverage for the uninsured segment of the American people, says Freed, and to keep health care costs from continuing to rise out of control. “It would be a very different country today if the Nixon plan had passed,” says Freed. “Instead, we had 30 more years with one-third of the population uninsured,” even after the expansion of Medicaid to cover near-poor children in the late 1990s.”

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u/cumquistador6969 Jun 28 '22

They're usually called socialists.

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u/Antelope010 Jun 28 '22

Only problem with that is: remember how the GOP reacted when the then-president attempted to appoint ONE justice, who was filling a vacancy? They wouldn't let him do it. For no reason. So we had 8 justices on the court for a year because of it.

Obviously you'd need much better control of the Senate if you wanted to make this a reality...which means we need people running for and winning senate race, not presidential races.

Also with respect to the Supreme court under FDR - the bigger change that "saved" keeping 9 on the court wasn't FDR's own party, it was that the Supreme Court (specifically, the swing vote on the Supreme Court, Owen Roberts) decided to stop striking down everything FDR did as unconstitutional.

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u/dudeind-town Jun 28 '22

Congress would have to change the number and there aren’t 60 votes in the Senate to do so.

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u/only_male_flutist Jun 28 '22

Yeah, from what I remember SCOTUS has a lot of it's power because they decided they should and everyone just kinda agreed, but it was never actually codified in law or the Constitution

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u/Lost_Tell9281 Jun 28 '22

I believe there’s actually a law that sets it at nine (1869). It changed before that, but that’s the latest bill on it.

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u/risinglower Jun 28 '22

There is plenty of credence to the thought the Supreme Court should have been expanded years ago.

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u/h00ty Jun 28 '22

the president can appoint as many as he wants but if they don't make it through the senate they will not rise to the bench.

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u/Zer0sober Jun 28 '22

Bababooey Bababooey

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u/twothirtyintheam Jun 28 '22

At 68, I'm afraid he's just not old enough to run for President in 2 years.

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u/TheRavenSayeth Jun 28 '22

All these young bucks just fooling around

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u/wwfmike Jun 28 '22

young bucks

The government needs a good Superkick Party

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u/embanot Jun 29 '22

Give em an old Meltzer Driver for good measure

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u/kontekisuto Jun 28 '22

They're raising the minimum age to 80yrs

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u/extacy1375 Jun 28 '22

As long as Baba Booey is Vice President

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u/888_styles_888 Jun 28 '22

TA TA toothy...

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u/Baker98755 Jun 28 '22

Nahhh robin has to be vp baba booey chief of staff. Ronnie head of the secret service

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u/subhanghani Jun 28 '22 Gold

Artie Lange as the head of the Food and Drug Adminstration.

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u/Offerasuggestion Jun 28 '22

What does Fred get? Jon Hein and Jason some sort of food inspectors.

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u/captyes Jun 28 '22

Fred gets to do the sound effects during the speeches.

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u/TheHeavyJ Jun 28 '22

SIXTY-NINE !!!

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u/Fascetious_rekt Jun 28 '22

Ra-ra-… (not politically correct anymore)

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u/rseeley85 Jun 28 '22

Fla Fla flo hi

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u/Vegetable-Chipmunk69 Jun 28 '22

Ma ma monkey

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u/Bacon_Ag Jun 28 '22

Fla Fla Flunky

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u/fauxsota Jun 28 '22

Gary Delabacchio?

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u/AlexiosI Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

I said those Teeth. Those Teeeeeeeeth.

They are green and they are grey.

Breath so horrendous

That his dentist passed away...

EDIT: To the tune of "That's Life"

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u/RonaldoEsGOAT Jun 28 '22

He gets bored in Las Vegas,

There’s nothing to do,

He should go back and sleep in his cage at the zoo.

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u/Dorf_ Jun 28 '22

There’s a monkey who works on the Howard Stern Show

He’s a flunky who lives in a man cave below

With humongous teeth and two lips like balloons

He looks like an Eritrean baboon

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u/fuckgoldsendbitcoin Jun 28 '22

Still pissed that one lost

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u/deez_treez Jun 28 '22

Those teeth, they'll never bore us.

In the stone age he'd be a goddamn toothasaurus

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u/this_place_stinks Jun 28 '22

Robert A Booey sounds more presidential

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u/Treddf45 Jun 28 '22

Fah fah flunky

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u/Surrency Jun 28 '22

I don't know, I like Robin there. Imagine trying to debate a woman who takes no shit and gives no fucks.

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u/Mister_Uncredible Jun 28 '22

Robin Quivers was a trauma nurse, Air Force Captain and a news broadcaster before she ever met Stern. She's damn impressive and would have my vote in a heartbeat.

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u/Sanlear Jun 28 '22

And Crackhead Bob as Secretary of State. Sure, he’s dead, but can he really do much worse of a job?

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u/broken_radio Jun 28 '22

Tiki tow main

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u/The_Spectacle Jun 28 '22

You’re fucking me now. I am, I’m tungry

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u/run-on_sentience Jun 28 '22

I didn't know Crackhead Bob died.

Haven't listened in a while.

Best episode ever was when Howard had a hypnotist convince Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf and High-pitch Eric that they were the leads in a Lethal Weapon movie.

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u/techmaster242 Jun 28 '22

Stuttering John has to be the press secretary.

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u/OldBayOnEverything Jun 28 '22

They're on the outs now. I vote for Richard Christie's dad. Or Beetlejuice.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

he would be Chief of Staff, Robin would be his VP

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u/dirtyjoo Jun 28 '22

Well then, it's only natural that Beetlejuice is the Press Secretary then.

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u/StampYoPassport Jun 28 '22

Gary as VP would easily be nyyhn out of 10.

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u/Ruffles247 Jun 28 '22

The president...overturn...Supreme Court...yeah, that's how that works.

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u/bill_gates_lover Jun 28 '22

I had to scroll like 50 comments to find this. Why is no one addressing the fact that this guy has no idea how any of this works?

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u/Ruffles247 Jun 28 '22

Because they don't know how it works either.

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u/tothemax44 Jun 28 '22

Most people don’t even know what overturning Roe v. Wade meant. They think the Supreme Court banned abortion. Not realizing that the states they live in are the monsters banning it.

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u/Cethin_Amoux Jun 28 '22

Partly that, but there's also the matter of the issue that the Supreme Court members that voted to overturn it are well aware of how the states would manage it - especially a certain Thomas. They know full well that overturning it would result in those states banning it.

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u/RobertOhlen69 Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

High Pitch Erik for head of the FDA.

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u/Offerasuggestion Jun 28 '22

Who's High Pitch? This is Kelly Clarkson

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u/jmmmke Jun 28 '22

Beetlejuice as Secretary of the Interior

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u/brettimillion Jun 28 '22

Hell no, no more celebrity presidents

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u/Mechsolish Jun 28 '22

It's always one guy that ruins it for everyone else

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u/SarcasticCowbell Jun 28 '22

Yeah, Reagan was such a dick.

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u/godumbledork Jun 28 '22

Ronald Reagan? The actor?

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u/AAAFate Jun 28 '22

Then who's Vice President? Jerry Lewis

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u/fidgetypenguin123 Jun 28 '22

Doc's reaction was spot on because that's how we all feel anyway about it, even to this day.

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u/emaw63 Jun 28 '22 Silver Wholesome

Listen, say what you will about Reagan, but his grave is the finest gender neutral bathroom in the country

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u/chileangod Jun 28 '22

Jon Stewart would get my vote.

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u/Sauteedmushroom2 Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

He’s fucking around, but at this point why not

Edit: good christ, I don’t think Howard stern should be president anymore than I think I, sautéedmushroom2 should be president. So not a lot.

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u/parker1019 Jun 28 '22

Ever thought you could say he is probably far more grounded then our recent ex president.

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u/EWDnutz Jun 28 '22

Tbh, the bar that the 45th set is just...a bar.

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u/MajorKoopa Jun 28 '22

Oh sure.

They won’t let you run the country from your house.

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u/panti77 Jun 28 '22

Pelican lives in his basement where he sends his podcast

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u/mrstipez Jun 28 '22

It's our house

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u/firstnameok Jun 28 '22

In the middle of the street?

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u/The_Gutgrinder Jun 28 '22

Father wears his Sunday best

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u/bonobro69 Jun 28 '22

Mother's tired, she needs a rest

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u/NoSirThatsPaper Jun 28 '22

Why? You can apparently run it from your clubhouse.

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u/aurelionlol Jun 28 '22

That’s…not how that works.

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u/GoddamnFred Jun 28 '22

Well, at the very least he has the age down pat.

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u/mleibowitz97 Jun 28 '22

I think I know what'll save this country. Another 70 year old president

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u/bradvision Jun 28 '22

We need new parties to break this messed up two party system

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u/bradland Jun 28 '22

New parties cannot exist with a first past the post voting system. If you want more choices, you have to first change the system of voting we use.

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u/hryipcdxeoyqufcc Jun 28 '22

And Democrats are the only ones pushing for ranked choice and other voting systems. They've already implemented it in many cities.

Meanwhile, Florida passed a law that bans anything other than first past the post voting.

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u/greatSorosGhost Jun 28 '22

Ranked choice voting is the way

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u/theboomvang Jun 28 '22

Sorry I live in FL we're it is now illegal

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u/mindbleach Jun 28 '22

Ranked Choice is a specific use of ranked ballots, and it kinda sucks. It's a multi-winner system being misapplied.

You want a Condorcet method like Ranked Pairs. It selects whoever would win every 1v1 runoff. There is no "it shoulda been--" because... it was.

Or just let people check multiple names. Most votes wins. It gets Condorcet results, somehow, despite those two sentences being a complete explanation. There is no good reason we're not already using it everywhere.

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u/klavin1 Jun 28 '22

There is no good reason we're not already using it everywhere

Yes but you've forgotten one thing.

"This is the way we've always done it. Anything new is progressive and therefore communism."

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u/mindbleach Jun 28 '22

Conservatives will set fire to entire countries, if it centralizes power and reinforces the hierarchy. Opposing change is just another lie they tell about themselves.

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u/vague_diss Jun 28 '22

Not the way it works by design. 3rd parties can only be spoilers for the current majority. Vote in large enough numbers and the parties change for you. The Republican party had a different reputation before the tea party completely reworked it followed by Trump. The Dems almost had it with Bernie but they didn’t have a big enough turnout to make the switch.

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u/mi_esposa_me_espia Jun 28 '22

Canadian here, we have like 5 pathetic garbage parties instead of 2. It's not much better, nothing gets done. The only difference is the parties are sometimes forced to work together to fuck us.

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u/byebyecivilrights Jun 28 '22

Why not at this point. We're fucked regardless.

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u/whiterbytheday Jun 28 '22

Sounds like a campaign slogan to me. "Howard Stern, why not? We're fucked anyway."

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u/Mechsolish Jun 28 '22

Might as well go down surrounded in dick jokes and boobies

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u/ArcticRiot Jun 28 '22

that sentiment got trump elected. We might be screwed but we are still in control of the degree of suffering we will experience.

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u/jason_stanfield Jun 28 '22 Take My Energy

That’s the mentality that got us Trump.

Not that Stern is that bad, but those who can’t navigate the DC system will either be defeated by it or will try to get around it unethically or illegally.

Please let’s not entertain the idea of celebrity candidates. Not Stern, not Oprah, not The Rock, not John Stewart, not anyone who has ever had a SAG card.

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u/KhabaLox Jun 28 '22

Not Stern, not Oprah, not The Rock, not John Stewart,

One of these people is not like the others.

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u/jcj4634 Jun 28 '22

Hate to be the bearer of bad news here, but those that have been capable of ‘navigating the dc system’ for the last 40 years are fully responsible for why we are at this point right now

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u/Jabrono Jun 28 '22

Those not capable but given the job anyway accelerated that damage, so bit of a lose-lose either way.

That said, I'd like to throw Bill Pullman into the ring.

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u/Advice2Anyone Jun 28 '22

Wait till you learn about Reagan

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u/Manoj_Malhotra Jun 28 '22

Jon Stewart as president would be a lot more awake than the cadaver in office rn.

And the dudes been doing comedic journalism for much of his career.

That’s very different from memorizing a few lines for a movie or having a talk show.

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u/KhabaLox Jun 28 '22

Hey, it worked for Ukraine.

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u/goingrogueatwork Jun 28 '22

He actually fought for first responders on 9/11 so he has some heart.

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u/Enigma_Stasis Jun 28 '22

Not even just fought. Stewart went full tilt against Bitch McConnell, and won handily. McConnell was photographed looking very defeated afterwards, and it was pretty awesome.

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u/Haru17 Jun 28 '22

I mean Stewart is already a politician/activist. But I would take any real journalist over the current crop of politicians in a heartbeat.

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u/nigerianstylepoop Jun 28 '22

Uhhh you ever heard of Ronald Reagan?

Not that I liked him but if you think a Hollywood star has never made it to the highest political office….

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u/MrTylerwpg Jun 28 '22

Ronald Reagan? The actor?!

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u/Trucktub Jun 28 '22

Who was Vice President? JERRY LEWIS?!

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u/jjsyk23 Jun 28 '22

That’s not how it works howie

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u/Toadie9622 Jun 28 '22

He’s an idiot. The President can’t overturn a SCOTUS decision.

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u/ballbustveteran17 Jun 28 '22

The guy who held “worlds smallest penis competition” on his show is thinking about running for President. Brilliant.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

He would completely dismantle Trump if they ever appeared in the same presidential debate.

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u/Nokomis34 Jun 28 '22

Anyone can, that's why they've already declared that they won't take part in the debates.

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u/phinbar Jun 28 '22

Who can forget what a clever retort "No puppet, you're the puppet" was during the 2016 election debates?

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u/DrakeSkorn Jun 28 '22

He really did just go “no u” and thought he had something there

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u/Blahblkusoi Jun 28 '22

Apparently he did have something there. 63 million Americans voted for him in 2016 and 74 million did in 2020. Absolutely mind boggling that you can act like a toddler on stage over and over again and people will fucking sign you up for president.

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u/bRandom81 Jun 28 '22

Would be appropriate for an empty chair to be on debate stage a La Clint Eastwood

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u/ThatIowanGuy Jun 28 '22

Howard Stern running would feel like a very scorched earth move for the left… which honestly kinda feels like what we need right now. Someone who is going to cram so much legislation, Supreme Court nomination, and executive orders down everyone’s gullets that the republicans will have their time taken up by stopping his attempts as opposed to continuing to dismantle our constitution.

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u/rodut1999 Jun 28 '22

I think there are plenty of “right” people who would agree with him. The real battle that is anchored in reality is rich vs poor, not left vs right.

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u/pomaj46809 Jun 28 '22

The voting left wants stability, and the nonvoting left can't be trusted to show up.

What he should do is run as a Republican and basically run as an alternative to Trump. He'll piss people off, shake up the establishment, etc. He just won't be a sadistic bully or nazi.

He doesn't have to win, he just has to be crazy enough and attention-seeking enough to pull in the voters who wanted what Trump promised, but not what Trump delivered. Someone whose vote for them is a fuck you to Republicans without voting for Democrats.

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u/smez86 Jun 28 '22

The dems can't even vote in consensus currently though. Say what you will about the republicans, but they'll be united. The Manchins and Sinemas will always blow it up.

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u/OarsandRowlocks Jun 28 '22

Give him a big long scarf and a TARDIS.

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u/strike_one Jun 28 '22

Yes, that's what the United States needs: Fart Man.

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u/Unnatural_Aeriola Jun 28 '22

Fart Man... not the superhero we want, but the superhero we need.

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u/Mei_iz_my_bae Jun 28 '22

Howard would never survive given all his past stuff.

Cancel culture would have a field day

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u/Juan_jt Jun 29 '22

How about we quit putting celebrities as presidents

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u/Jack_Awf Jun 28 '22

Howard Stern is an irrelevant phony piece of shit,

Professional liar and mental abuser.

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u/newuser201890 Jun 28 '22

stern is peak /r/LateStageCapitalism

he treats and pays his employees like total shit. unpaid interns might as well be scum of the earth to him

too old and too out of fucking touch.

and he looks exactly like the guy he hated 40 years ago (don imus)

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u/SHYMNEC Jun 28 '22

he's also a total cunt

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u/thedrunkennun Jun 28 '22

Didn't he say that people who refused the vax should be refused medical treatment?

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u/Chasing_History Jun 28 '22

I remember when he contemplated running for governor of NY. Can't be worse than what the two parties are gonna run in 2024

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u/inajeep Jun 28 '22

Oddly enough he withdrew when he had to show his taxes.

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u/furnace9monkey Jun 28 '22

That sounds right but we do have road work at night thanks to him

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

That was 1994

His pay wasn’t public knowledge & he didn’t want his fans to know he was making $15-20m a year. When he left FM radio for Sirius the pay became public, so it isn’t an issue anymore. He’s been making $75m+ /year since 2006.

He also ran on 3 issues & promised to step down when they were in place:

  • enforce the death penalty (a volt for every vote)

  • use the remains of the executed to fill NYC potholes

  • implement nighttime road construction.

Only one of those was a joke

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u/HighOnPoker Jun 28 '22

He did run for governor. He had two issues on his platform: the return of the death penalty and moving road construction to overnight. Nowadays though he no longer supports the death penalty. He ran as a Libertarian because they were willing to nominate him, but he’s not really a Libertarian. He dropped out of the race when he was required to show his taxes. He claimed that he did not want to share that info but also at the time he was making surges in the polls (30% plus) and didn’t really want the job. He was just doing it to push his agenda and as a radio gag. Sort of like Trump running to make national headlines and get a better deal from NBC for the Apprentice except Trump decided to actually take the job instead of bailing.

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u/weirdoguitarist Jun 28 '22

Honestly, if we are gonna go the celebrity route…it needs to be Jon Stewart

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u/Large_McHuge Jun 28 '22

How does the president overturn the supreme court?

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u/Business_Question_29 Jun 28 '22

He clearly doesn’t know how the government works

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u/kateinoly Jun 28 '22

This is stupid. How would a president "overturn the Supreme Court" anyway?

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u/Magicmurlin Jun 28 '22

If Trump taught us anything, it’s that any asshat can be POTUS.

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u/SpikeSpiegal17 Jun 28 '22

That's not how any of this works. There's a reason we have separation of powers.

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u/Key-Celebration-3486 Jun 28 '22

Yes, just what we need, another entertainer in the white house.

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u/XxSoapxXHD Jun 28 '22

I appreciate the sentiment, but no more under qualified celebrities in any office

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u/Baintball333 Jun 28 '22

Howard Stern doesn't know how The President works while telling people he will run to be The President.

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u/brd549 Jun 28 '22

Lol, could you imagine. “I’m Howard Stern, I watch girls get rammed with Dildos in my show, but I’m running for President so those women can continue being whores with no consequences ”.

Reddit….lol

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u/UnitGhidorah Jun 28 '22

Everyone knows all the bad shit Howard has done so nothing in the closet. He's already rich. Even at his worst he would be better than Trump at his best.