Sammy Sofa wrote: Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
Derwood wrote:Trump pardons the Bundy ranchers because of course he does
I can't believe he finds new ways to make me want him to die in a fire.
It's just a skipping record at this point, but imaging Obama trying to get away with some version of these pardons AND all the smoke around Trump & Kennedy IN THE SAME horsefeathering week makes my head spin. The Right would have lost their mind and stormed the damn White House.
One nice thing the Right has is Fox News to pick the angle that every other conservative talking head is going to run with.
“Oh...you say Kennedy’s son was head of global real estate banking at Deutsche, Trump’s biggest real estate lender during a worldwide recession when nobody else would lend him money? You say it’s possible some of those funds were used for illegal activity? Hmm that could create some conflicts of interest in a Supreme Court proceedings in the constitutionality of sweeping presidential pardons.
Wait wait wait....you say we’re not sure of all the connections yet. Welp...let’s sit on that a while, see what happens and run this killer story about how Kennedy giving input on his replacement was a “secret deal.” Drum it up real nice and confuse people about what they’re supposed to be outraged about!”https://thinkprogress.org/trump-anthony ... d59473ecf/
That story is on the front page of reddit and a bunch like it are in the front page of r/politics. If you handed something like the Justin Kennedy thing to Fox they would hammer it mercilessly every day until the end of time. And they would start before they had all the facts, filling in the blanks.
You’re right that it is crazy how much stuff happens in a week these days (does the 4th of July in Russia still count) but man, the news outlets have got to start covering stories better. Even if you don’t have every bit of info on the Justin Kennedy thing give us what you do know. Consistently because the news cycles are going to keep cycling. And it deserves at least a passing reference in every article like the one above until it gets categorically proven to be baseless.
Wish in one hand, horsefeathers in the other I guess. If we do get the whole story and it is as shady as it seems I hope that affords the Dems the opportunity to pack the courts out in a way that reflects the will of the people. The last few years have shown me at least that a 9 person panel of lifetime appointees is too easy to manipulate. Fingers crossed on everything. Gotta figure some way to help get out the vote later this year.
Beto might be a good place to start. Win the Senate along with the house and things become a lot easier. But I saw some 18 year old post something on Reddit about what he’s doing. Was inspiring. I’ll post it in another post so I can avoid breaking 10,000 words in this one.