Bonus round…two-party history…1947.
Remember, folks. Before you whine about those of us who complain about living in a bigoted, politically backwards nation – this prig was ELECTED from a Northern state, supposedly with educational standards up to par, “news” services as good as any in the country.
So, what do they like about his style, eh? Haircut? Choice of ties?
President Donald Trump is considering granting a pardon to Steve Bannon, his former White House chief strategist and top campaign aide, who was charged with swindling donors to a private crowdsourcing effort to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to two sources familiar with the matter…
Bannon, the former executive chairman of the right-wing Breitbart News, was one of four men indicted by a federal grand jury in New York in August on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering in connection with their roles in the non-profit group “We Build the Wall.”
Bannon has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him, and is due to stand trial in May 2021…
Trump also has been considering giving preemptive pardons to as many as 20 close associates and family members, including his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and his children, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, none of whom have been charged with a crime.
You have to understand. Trump entertains no concept of moral or ethical behavior. He may issue a blanket amnesty for the hundreds of his fascist supporters who attempted an insurrection against Congress on January 6th. He may try to pardon himself in advance of his departure from the presidency.
Twenty former U.S. attorneys — all of them Republicans — on Tuesday publicly called President Trump “a threat to the rule of law in our country,” and urged that he be replaced in November with his Democratic opponent, former vice president Joe Biden.
“The President has clearly conveyed that he expects his Justice Department appointees and prosecutors to serve his personal and political interests,” said the former prosecutors in an open letter. They accused Trump of taking “action against those who have stood up for the interests of justice.”
Overdue. But, timely. Reasonable folk – who may have voted for our modern day-Mussolini – now have an opportunity to make amends to their fellow Americans.
He can’t even count on his fingers
President Donald Trump on Saturday once again suggested interest in serving three terms in office, telling attendees of a campaign event in Nevada that he was “probably entitled” to an additional four years following a hypothetical second term…
Trump has frequently argued that he’s been treated unfairly in comparison with his predecessors, often pointing to the Russia investigation and his impeachment. Throughout his first term as president, Trump has also frequently floated the idea that he will attempt to serve more than two terms in office…
Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson established an unofficial two-term limit, though President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to the office four times, in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944, serving 12 years as president before his death in 1945. In February 1951, the 22nd Amendment was ratified, limiting American presidents to serving two terms in office.
Trump follows that old Republican adage…never underestimate the ignorance of the average American voter. They’ll believe a big enough lie every time.