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Corruption in Brazil
Discredited Brazilian Left Cries Foul
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  • Andrew Allison

    Hardly surprising that the left would call impeachment of a socialist for high crimes and misdemeanors a coup but, in fact, it’s democracy at work. TAI gives such doublespeak unwarranted credence by suggesting that removing an elected official for quite evident cause is undemocratic and would weaken the country.

  • Fat_Man

    “It’s not for nothing that President Kennedy celebrated a senator who
    refused to vote to remove Andrew Johnson from office in Profiles in
    Courage.”

    If Johnson had been removed, Reconstruction would have been much more through, the recrudescence of the Klan might have been avoided, and the integration of African Americans into the wider society might have been much quicker.

    Kennedy was a conservative Democrat, as was Johnson.

  • Marcio Ronci

    Suggesting that the impeachment of a sitting president wouldn’t weaken the country for years is preposterous. The risk of coup in Brazil is minimal. Brazil has already been through an impeachment of a president during an deep economic crisis in 1992. President Fernando Collor was accused of corruption and resigned before the voting of his impeachment. It is worth noting that the impeachment was also a political indictment of Collor’s failed plan to stabilize the economy. After Collor left, there was political consensus for a realistic stabilization plan, which was carried out by Presidents Itamar Franco and Fernando Henrique Cardoso.

  • Pait

    On point!

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