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What do you get when you cross a penis and a potato?

A dictator (dick-tater, get it?).

What does this have to do with politics? Today’s NPR headline says it all:

Michael Flynn Pleaded Guilty. Why Is The Justice Department Dropping The Charges?

In its usual, over-polite way, NPR tries to answer the question. But the real answer is obvious. Because Donald Trump told Bill Barr to spring him. Doing so today served two purposes: the obvious one is to continue to tear down Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election. The second one is to distract everyone from today’s horrible jobs report. In case you didn’t hear, 20.5 million Americans lost their jobs in April.

Michael Flynn was the poster boy for Russian interference in the 2016 election. As Trump’s first National Security Advisor, he not only colluded with the Russians, he then lied about it. In addition to lying to the FBI, he lied to the VP Mike Pence, and Trump fired him over it. But now Trump says that Flynn is innocent and even said that he would welcome Flynn back into his administration.

Flynn pleaded guilty not just once, but twice. His guilty pleas included the promise that he would help with the investigation, but he lied about that as well.

Trump feels perfectly entitled to use the power of the presidency to subvert justice, to favor his friends and acolytes, and punish his enemies. We already know that he will try to subvert the 2020 elections, including enlisting the aid of foreign dictators. We have become not a banana republic, but a potato republic, and Trump is the potato whose brain is in his dick.

UPDATE: Barack Obama says that the DOJ dropping Flynn’s case is unprecedented and the “rule of law is at risk”. Obama also called the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “an absolute chaotic disaster”.

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  1. Dan wrote:

    The really really best part of this is Trumpf’s (hereafter “The Great Pumpkin”)claim the the Obama administration persecuted Flynn, a good, honest man.
    Hail The Great Pumpkin!

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 9:15 am | Permalink
  2. notycoon22 wrote:

    I much prefer Dear Leader. It’ll be required pretty soon, anyway, so why not get a jump on the crowd. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Dear Leader??

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:25 am | Permalink
  3. Hassan wrote:

    Does anyone believe that elections in November will be fair? No matter if polls showing Biden crushing Trump, I unfortunately believe Trump is going to win because he has no choice but to win, otherwise he and his family will end up in jail or exile. Voter suppression, covid-19, foreign interference, all possible tactics will be used. As Bill Barr said, history will be written by who wins.

    The lack of Republicans standing upto Trump shows they have combination of these problems:

    1. They want to keep their seat, and they do not care of any principle. So if they calculate being close to Trump is helpful to them, they will do that.

    2. They are Trumpist in ideology themselves.

    3. Russia/Trump has dirt on them.

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Let’s see his tax returns…

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:40 am | Permalink
  5. Hassan wrote:

    ANONYMOUS, there will be no seeing of his tax returns. Even if Supreme Court rules in favor of seeing his tax returns, Bill Barr and co will do something to delay.

    Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2:25 pm | Permalink
  6. ebdoug wrote:

    If he wins, there go the guns in citizens hands. Dear Leaders never allow guns. No more massacres. MAGAs will be happy about that.!!!!

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

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