Sandies wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:11 am
Nothing like using a national state of emergency and pretend its a rally where the victims are there to see you. Or trying to cover the release of a racist brutal tyrant
Oh no wait, none of that happened. it's fake news
I agree with all you said about Trump inserting himself in the "eye" of the Hurricane. He can't really help himself but he is in a bad spot right now, doomed if he does and doomed of he doesn't. He chose his stake and is driving it into his heart while enjoying himself.
Sherrif Joe is a different kettle of fish. He's very conservative and I used to live in Maricoppa county where his methods were used. I don't quite think brutal is the word for him but he was insensitive to the plight of the people he policed. He lost the trust of the Hispanic community if he ever had it and resorted to blanket immigration sweeps in trying to control crime, believing like Trump that the bottom of society's cess pool would be found in there. Despite his much vaunted profile he's not much of a presence. I call him short and tough talking, insecure, choosing to travel in minority communitites with an entourage of commando-like police squad and usually in a military-styled convoy.
It is in Trump's absolute power as president to pardon whomever he sees fit and how he uses it, while it may be controversial is certainly not illegal. I think with the recent use of the pardon his is in line with the political nature of it all.
However, he could have waited for him to get sentenced before doing that and it still wouldn't have changed a thing. It was a power move but he is empowered to use it.
"You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation, they turned to a man they didn't fully understand." -The Dark Knight