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Algernon Moncrieff

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Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:17 AM Nov 2020

Michael Conway Why Biden should pardon Trump -- and we Democrats should want him to [View all]


Democrats already know what the mirror image of that looks like. When Trump called for the jailing of his political opponents, he was justly condemned as promoting a vendetta characteristic of a banana republic. Despite the efforts of Trump’s Justice Department, no basis was found to prosecute his political rivals. Trump tried anyway; Biden can, and perhaps should, be better than that.

American democracy cannot tolerate the prosecution of political opponents.

But the justification for a pardon can also be grounded in a higher purpose. The 73 million Americans who voted to re-elect Trump two weeks ago will be just as angry about a good faith federal investigation of Trump after he has left office as Democrats were angry about Trump’s baseless chant to lock up his former political opponents.

Right now, even after the Trump presidency that Americans believe was divisive, polls suggest that enormous numbers of Americans still believe that we have more in common with one another than what separates us. There is an opportunity to rediscover our common ground with one another — and the way forward does not involve relitigating the last four years in federal criminal court.

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f*ck that n/t bdtrppr6 Nov 2020 #1
x2 TheBlackAdder Nov 2020 #3
First "moron" vote. I'm assuming the headline isn't disingenuous. Bucky Nov 2020 #2
It is a legit MSNBC article Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2020 #5
Haha! Bucky Nov 2020 #23
I'm struck by that reference Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2020 #32
fun poll dweller Nov 2020 #4
I try! Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2020 #6
What I don't understand BainsBane Nov 2020 #8
My better half echoed that sentiment Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2020 #10
Because we're not a banana republic Bucky Nov 2020 #24
I rec'd it dweller Nov 2020 #9
Biden is going to do the appropriate thing and not get involved htuttle Nov 2020 #7
Check out his photo and bio: spooky3 Nov 2020 #11
Yet he was a DNC delegate Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2020 #14
More than a delegate, he was on the Rules Committee LeftInTX Nov 2020 #25
See my post #22 below Bucky Nov 2020 #26
Giving the Devil his due.... Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2020 #31
Hmmm, that may be the reason why he hasn't pardoned them yet Bucky Nov 2020 #34
Yes, Neal Katyal was just in MSNBC saying the same thing. Nt spooky3 Nov 2020 #38
FFS Proud Liberal Dem Nov 2020 #12
Exactly ... put someone trustworthy at USAG and as FBI Director and leave them to do their jobs ... mr_lebowski Nov 2020 #15
Can I vote twice? (n/t) PJMcK Nov 2020 #13
Then Trump might sue Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2020 #16
So, the answer would be... PJMcK Nov 2020 #21
... Bucky Nov 2020 #28
Reaching out to that 73 million is wasted energy better spent getting Democrats to vote. OneBro Nov 2020 #17
Sure let's all pardon every mass murderer from here on out. fearnobush Nov 2020 #18
What a difference an independant DoJ makes! meadowlander Nov 2020 #19
So...because we were pissed about a fake and bullshit investigation.... AleksS Nov 2020 #20
Here's a little background on Michael Conway Bucky Nov 2020 #22
This guy rests his laurels on Watergate, but what has he done for Democracy since? LeftInTX Nov 2020 #27
Fuck the author, and the horse he rode in on. lastlib Nov 2020 #29
The author of this article assumes that 73 million people have strong attachments to dump. IsItJustMe Nov 2020 #30
Let me guess. He got paid $150,000 by Trump to suggest this? Vivienne235729 Nov 2020 #33
nope, Nope and NOPE! yonder Nov 2020 #35
We needed an option for "Fucking Moron" RainCaster Nov 2020 #36
We are a nation of laws where no one is above the law. William769 Nov 2020 #37
FUCK NO budkin Nov 2020 #39
Not Just No, But HELL No! ChoppinBroccoli Nov 2020 #40
"American democracy cannot tolerate the prosecution of political opponents." myohmy2 Nov 2020 #41
pardoning drumpf makes Democrats enablers to treason. HELL NO Takket Nov 2020 #42
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