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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Arpaio – well within the bounds of normal pardons

Mr. Ryan, if a sheriff in the 1850’s had violated the rulings of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Roger Taney, would he then have deserved a a pardon from another president after Buchanan?
At every turn the House and Senate leadership prove over and over they have no idea what happened last November.
Whatever one THINKS of Trump, the fact of the whys of that election MUST BE RESPECTED. And the actions and desired of that leadership are either not up to that result, or are rewarded for violating those goals.
I really DON’T CARE anymore if the D’s take over the House, and roil this nation into a banana republic with an impeachment process, spawning (sporadic to organized) violence across this land, because, clearly the Republicans are passive-aggressive in this, and the Democrats actively stoke it.
From what I can see we have an across the board #FAIL going on right in front of us and Mr. Trump is merely the lens. The executive dept as illustrated by the EPA and the IC are self arrogating rule makers, and rule breakers. The legislature except for a few are irresponsible in the wants and goals, and are NOT listening to the people. There is a reason why Congress is about 1/4 of the presidents’s approval, and why Mitch McConnell is at 9%. IN KENTUCKY
The courts think nothing of massaging political feelings into solemn law (evidence- the court actually RULING that if HRC had won and instituted the immigration edicts of Trump, the courts stated it would be legal), and we have the Justice Dept (the executive again) acting from its OWN INTERNAL ARROGATION performing acts which Alan Dershowitz has compared over and over to the actions of Lavrenti Beria
So STFU Ryan, and just admit you think you are smarter than the people, and defend that proposition. Let’s see who rallies to that. Maybe you can make your case
We are headed for precipitous drops in voting %’s in the next 2-3 elections. I expect D’s to turn out in 2018 like crazy, and then in 2020 republicans will DISAPPEAR at the voting polls, and at the next several elections, D’s will disappear at the booths as disgust manifests there (the DNC can depend on nothing more than Trump Derangement after euchring their voters over Bernie).
And all this is because the PEOPLE decided to elect someone who wished to carry out THEIR edict to change the way government operated day to day, and those who would be affected by this IN THE GOVT STRUCTURE, rebel at this choice by the republic to reduce or eliminate their authority, OR THEIR CAREERS.
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7 Comments:

Anonymous thelastenglishprince said...

Gosh. I just hated it when Trump pardoned this guy:

In 1983 Rich and partner Pincus Green were indicted on 65 criminal counts, including income tax evasion, wire fraud, racketeering, and trading with Iran during the oil embargo (at a time when Iranian revolutionaries were still holding American citizens hostage).[7][17] The charges would have led to a sentence of more than 300 years in prison had Rich been convicted on all counts.[17] The indictment was filed by then-U.S. Federal Prosecutor (and future mayor of New York City) Rudolph Giuliani. At the time it was the biggest tax evasion case in U.S. history.[18]

Sunday, August 27, 2017 12:32:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Great essay. I wish Paul Ryan was forced to sit down and go through the essay in question form, on National TV. I would love to see that.

You write - all this is because the PEOPLE decided to elect someone who wished to carry out THEIR edict to change the way government operated day to day ...

I respond - AND NOW THAT PERSON HAS DECIDED HE CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO FULFILL HIS PROMISE TO IN RESPONSE TO THE HOPES AND TRUST OF AMERICANS.

What does he think is going to happen to him?

Sunday, August 27, 2017 1:00:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Epa,
At every turn the House and Senate leadership prove over and over they have no idea what happened last November.

They are in denial.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 2:51:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pasto,
AND NOW THAT PERSON HAS DECIDED HE CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO FULFILL HIS PROMISE TO IN RESPONSE TO THE HOPES AND TRUST OF AMERICANS.

100%? I don't think so.

Don't get me wrong: I don't like the departures of Bannon and Gorka. And their statements about their departures indicate that the Trump Presidency has been usurped. The hair on the back of my neck is standing up right now because I see that will of the people is being eroded. And I truly believe that the DJT we saw during the campaign is the last chance for America as a democratic republic.

We are losing the legacy handed down from our Founders.

I think that the biggest problem is that there are so few with governance experience who will sign onto Trumpism. Trumpism negatively impacts the nests they have been feathering while the electorate slept. Like it or not, DJT needs individuals with governance experience to deal with this Congress -- never mind that this is a GOP Congress.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 2:56:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

BTW, the pardoning of Sheriff Arpaio is a big "Fuck you, GOP!"

Sunday, August 27, 2017 2:57:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

AOW, you write - Like it or not, DJT needs individuals with governance experience to deal with this Congress -- never mind that this is a GOP Congress.

I respond - I agree. So why allow the firing of Bannon and Gorka? How does that help his situation?

It isolates himself within his own house.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:25:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pasto,
In my view, he has isolated himself.

The only other possibility I can think of is that he wants them on the outside so as to throw bombs at the establishment GOP.

BTW, the establishment GOP seems to be working on a "shadow government" plan. So it seems in this opinion essay in the New York Times. Spotlighted on the NYT web site!

Sunday, August 27, 2017 4:14:00 pm  

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