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The Pardonizer in Chief

© Tom Tomorrow

I suspect that sometime in the near future, Donald Trump is going to try to pardon someone he shouldn’t, and all hell will break loose. My only question is whether when that happens, will the Republicans stand up to Trump, or will they roll over?



  1. bobsuruncle wrote:

    They will roll over. Even McCain did with his vote to continue the healthcare discussions. Sure, he changed his mind later, but he continued to allow the silly shananigans in the first place.

    I will admit that I was surprised last night on the drive home. I was listening to our local news on the radio and a republican talk host, who has bent himself into pretzels even as recently as last Friday’s shakeup, was commenting on how people who were agreeing and defending trumps comments about police roughing up people, we’re in the wrong, as Trump was later forced to walk back another comment. He seemed a little ruffled that people would hold both positions or switch on a dime when trump said it was only a joke. I got a little hopeful to hear the magic phrase”This is not normal”. It never came.

    I laughed when he said that the dems are obstructing everything, and that it should all be majority rules, so that dems can’t try and hold up another supreme court justice that is rightfully republican.

    Anyways, hope this finds everyone having a decent day.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:56 am | Permalink
  2. Wildwood wrote:

    They seem to be, to some extent, with the bill that will not allow Trump to lift Russian sanctions, so maybe there is hope. Or maybe we are better off with obstructionism and chaos. I said, prior to his being elected that Congress has all the power if they choose to use it. So far they have not been doing that to any great degree. I have some trepidation of what they will do should they decide to actually use that power, since I disagree with almost everything they would do.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8:58 am | Permalink
  3. Thatguy wrote:

    Don’t worry, Wildwood, he issued a signing statement as he scribbled his name on the sanctions. These were GW Bush and, to a lesser extent, Obama’s favorite methods for skirting bits and pieces of bills they didn’t like.

    I won’t hold my breath on Trump getting any real stiff resistance from the GOP. Even the sanctions just seem a convenient avenue to claim he isn’t in bed with the Kremlin. What’s worse is it risks an overcorrection from the GOP and White House where their empty tough talk ends up in a Hot War.

    But, who can blame them? America voted for aimless, seething incompetence. They’re delivering. Unless the Democrats can come to terms with their left wing, and that left wing can learn to compromise (hell, even I did!) when the rubber meets the road, we’re in for a whole lot more.

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  4. Jonah wrote:

    This is how trump tries to fool voters who are still in love with him

    Tries to coerce the mexican president to just pretend its going to pay for the wall. Who’s more stupid? The voter who still believes trump’s going to what he promised or Trump for thinking this conversation wasn’t going to be leaked?

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:36 am | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Jonah, here are more recent blatant lies from Donald Trump:

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  6. Ralph wrote:

    Jonah – Could you, or ANYONE else besides his clueless base, expect anything but? The guy’s been a circus barker and a charlatan without equal (besides his Mini Me, the Mooch, perhaps) from Day 1!

    “Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste (or gullibility [Ed.]) of the American public.” P.T. Barnum

    Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Permalink