"Straightforward From Here"

"Straightforward From Here"

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"Straightforward From Here" refers to a series of jokes on Twitter made in mockery of a tweet by CNN political commentator Sally Kohn. The tweet purported to outline how to make Hillary Clinton the president following a report from The New York Times that officials on President Donald Trump's campaign team had been in contact with Russian intelligence a year prior to the 2016 United States Presidential Election. The jokes were made in parody of the outlandish and difficult nature of Kohn's supposedly "straightforward" 5-step plan.


On February 14th, 2017, The New York Times[1] reported that Donald Trump's campaign had been in contact with Russian intelligence officials a year prior to the election. While American intelligence officials had found no evidence that Trump's team had actively cooperated in the 2016 Presidential Election Hack, the report nevertheless raised alarms, particularly after the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn following reports that he had been in contact with Russians.

The morning after the New York Times article was published, CNN political commentator tweeted a 5-step plan to putting Hillary Clinton in office (shown below).

Sally Kohn @sallykohn Straightforward from here: 1. Impeach Trump & Pence 2. Constitutional crisis 3. Call special election 4. Ryan v Clinton 5. President Clinton


Immediately following Kohn's tweet, Twitter users both on the left and the right began criticizing it for the steps it suggests as being straightforward (i.e., impeaching two presidents, calling for an unprecedented special election). After the criticism, many parodies of the tweet[2] emerged mocking its format. The spread of the jokes were covered that morning by New York Magazine[3] and Daily Caller.[4] Kohn later tweeted[5] that her "straightforward" plan was intended sarcastically.

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DougExeter @DougExeter Follow v straightforward from here 1. bawitdaba 2. bang 3. bang 4. diggy 5. diggy 6. diggy 7. said the boogie 8. upchuck the boogie ulian peppers @chuchugoogoo Follow ' Straightforward from here: 1. Steal the Declaration of Independence 2. Kidnap the president 3. Recover Mason gold from inside Mt. Rushmore sir alejandro @sexymollusk Follow Straightforward from here: 1. Impeach Trump 2. Open the door 3. Get on the Floor 4. Everyone walk the dinosaur The Mattchelor @mmirrored Follow Straightforward from here: 1. It's 2. time 3. for 4. some 5. game theory Sam Kriss @sam_kriss Follow ' Straightforward from here: 1. Impeach Trump & Pence 2. Vanguard seizes power 3. Arm workers' councilss 4. Dictatorship of the proletariat John Hendel @Hendyhendel Follow Straightforward from here: 1. Singular sensation, every little step she takes 1. Thrilling combination, every move that she makes

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Except special elections don't exist for the president and additionally pence wouldn't get impeached as Trump doesn't keep him in the loop, not to mention this plan of yours is far more unconstitutional than anything Trump plans to do, has done, or has had advisers/cabinet members do.

Also who the hell wants Clinton in office, there are plenty of other democrats who are far less hated than than robot.

Also fuck CNN


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