Monday, October 30, 2017

Let 'Em All Off

Guilty or not, or at least let the guilty go if they are Republicans.

Digby gave a good thrashing today to the Wall Street Journal over the following opinion piece, but it is so good I can't resist taking a run at it too.  Here's what this miserable propaganda factory had to say:

"Mr Trump can end this madness by immediately issuing a blanket presidential pardon to anyone involved in supposed collusion with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, to anyone involved with Russian acquisition of an American uranium company during the Obama administration..."

See, let Hillary off on completely false charges invented by the Republican lie factory, and then in return let Trump get away with treason.  That sees fair, right?

 "...and to anyone for any offense that has been investigated by Mr. Mueller's office."

Which includes, presumably, any Republican White House employee who is guilty of anything.

Just let every other Trump administration official go for anything they may have done, no matter how abominable.  We'll just throw that in for equal measure, right?   We won't prosecute Hillary on one false charge if you agree not to prosecute any Republican anywhere on anything.

"Nefarious Russian activities in including possible interference in US elections can and should be investigated by congress."

The same Republican controlled Congress that spent four years investigating the lies about Benghazi and two years on the nonexistent wrongdoing involved in Hillary's use of e-mails, or that held 140 hours of hearing about the Clinton administration's use of its Christmas card list, but failed to do a thing about George W. Bush starting a criminal war of aggression based on a sequence of blatant lies. 

"But at least those conducting he inquiry will be legitimate and politically accountable."

Trey Gowdy and Devin Nunes?  Politically accountable to the same sort of voters that are about to send Roy Moore to the Senate.

 "And the question of whether Russia intervened in the 2016 election and of whether it made efforts to influence US policy makers in previous administration, is first and foremost one of policy and national security not criminal law."

Sorry, guys, but treason is a matter of criminal law, not policy.  Unless the traitor is a Republican, I guess, in which case it is a matter of forgetting about it as soon as possible and moving on to the next Republican monstrosity.

"The president himself would be covered by the blanket pardon we recommend but the pardon power does not extend to impeachment. If Congress find evidence that he was somehow involved in collusion with Russia, the House can determine whether to begin impeachment proceedings."

And of course there is not one shred of reason to believe that the House as it is now constituted would consider letting a Republican President get away with any crime, no matter how grotesque, is there?

Well it goes on, but that should be enough.  The Wall Street Journal.  Is it any wonder that I don't need to go searching wingnut blogs any more to find examples of the betrayal of our country by the "patriots" on the right.  Unfortunately, we all know that something like this is going to turn out to be the intransigent strategy the Republicans are going to adopt to prevent the full revelation of what their behavior the last four decades has done to the country, and in light of the perpetual weakness of national Democratic leaders, it will probably work.

1 comment:

Infidel753 said...

In other words, why keep Mueller to guard the henhouse, when the fox is doing such a great job?