Trump commutes sentence of corrupt governor Rod Blagojevich, pardons Giuliani crony Bernard Kerik

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/02/18/trump-commutes-sentence-of-cor.html

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Stopped clock, and all that.

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Alternate headline: “Corrupt motherfucker pardons 2 corrupt motherfuckers and commutes the sentence of a corrupt motherfucker”

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Every day the GOP hopes and prays for Trump to finally “learn his lesson.”

Every day they fail to realize that they are the ones who refuse to learn.

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This isn’t even saying the quiet part out loud, it’s raising a giant middle finger to everyone who has any sense of ethics or scruples.

He’s going out of his way to pardon people who did what he did that got him impeached.

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It always involves projection with Trump. In this case, he’s pardoning those who have committed the crimes he’s done - or would like to do.

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I get the distinct feeling that this is actually an attempt at trolling. Mostly to piss us off and give his base a collective lulz-boner. This is very much the “owning the libs” “presidency”.

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Well thank god people like Sen. Susan Collins helped Trump learn a lesson with that whole not impeaching him thing. Can you just imagine how out of control he’d be if he hadn’t?

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I wonder how much a pardon costs.

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It used to cost a lot of political capital for the person issuing it, but we live in strange and dark times.

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The anti-anti-corruption president!

Also, Blago and Don have strikingly similar hair…

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agreed. a distinct portion of his base is about sticking it to “political correctness”, diversity, etc.

( there’s a reason they play “you can’t always get what you want” at the end of most of his rallys )

and maybe about his endless media campaign too. trolling, creating a new crisis, and getting his name in the headlines every day.

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I’m pretty sure it’s because Blagojevich is a Democrat.

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“He thinks that morals are paintings on walls and scruples are money in Russia.”

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Trump is willing to go against his own party because Blago is a fellow grifter who said nice things about Trump when he was on the Appentice. Game recognizes game.

The pardon of Milken is understandable, though. Look at the fucking garbage human beings he pals around with who have advocated for him:

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It’s because he was on the Apprentice and was quoted trashing Obama.

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Perhaps he wishes that he was smart enough to engage in securities fraud.

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It’s OK though, because Trump is also busy fighting corruption in Ukraine, so letting a bunch of corrupt guys go free evens things out.

/s

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