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President Donald Trump grants clemency to Alice Johnson after Kim Kardashian West involvement -- President Donald Trump has granted clemency on Wednesday to Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender who was given a life sentence without parole, Mic has learned.

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"Alice Johnson? I thought she said Nucky Johnson! My kinda guy!" - Donald Drumpf, President and Stuff

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-06-06 11:50 PM | Reply


While I applaud this pardon, I have to wonder how many people (who deserve a similar pardon) will remain in jail because they do not have an elite, wealthy 1%'er advocate that can walk into the Oval Office and request a pardon for them.

How many people deserving of a pardon for similar reasons will just be forgotten because they do not have the proper 1%'ers connections to the Oval Office.

Why does Pres Trump continue to take care of his elitist friends (and their friends) and ignore others who need his help?

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-06-06 11:57 PM | Reply

1 down with million still incarcerated. Not impressed. Kim Kardashian used this for her own agrandizement. A real humanitarian would have asked for the release of all prisoners held due to victimless crimes. She has lived such a priveleged life as to not even understand the realities of incarceration in the United States where we incarcerate 25% of the world's incarcerated population. We incarcerate more people than any nation on Earth, including China and India which have many times higher population than we do.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 04:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

1 down with million still incarcerated. Not impressed.

Trump doing something on behalf of a black person will be enough to peel off a few black voters; enough maybe to affect the outcome of a close election. Trump is doing all he can to demonstrate to black voters that the democratic party is doing little or nothing for them. As we get closer to the 2018 elections, you can bet that Trump will tout the things that he has done on behalf of black people (i.e. lowest black unemployment rate in history). And well he should.

Dems prefer to do things that help poor people and black folk benefit disproportionately because there are so many poor black folk. However, that approach won't affect the problems that are specific to the black community. Dems suck but republicans suck even worse.

#4 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-06-07 06:03 AM | Reply

If Donald Trump actually cared about black unemployment he would do what he said he would do. He would bring back manufacturing jobs to America, to Detroit, to other rust belt cities. But he won't because he is a liar. He won't do anything to benefit labor, he will only act to benefit ownership. Can you deny that after he allowed tax cuts for money earned overseas? He's a big fat liar, you Trump voters are suckers. The wealthy get huge tax cuts, you get higher gas prices, food prices, housing prices and then they pretend there is no real inflation. Then they laugh at you (us).

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 06:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Damn. Nothing is enough for you liberals, is it?

Well, American is not going to care about your whining. Real Americans know Trump is doing a good job.

I for one, give Trump credit for something Obama WOULD NOT DO. And why DANNI, you don't take Obama to task for not righting this injustice is beyond me. But, yea, I know why, you are still kissing Obama's ass...

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2018-06-07 06:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

She got him to agree by jiggling his ‘toggle switch'...

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2018-06-07 06:34 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Damn. Nothing is enough for you liberals, is it?"

How about reexamining our entire prison system and releasing non-violent offenders whose only crime was drug posession? Can you even ask yourself if that would be a good idea? I hear conservatives whine about the cost of government all the time, what about the cost of incarcerating the most people any nation on the planet incarcerates. I would think that you, as a conservative, would care about that. Guess not because, for you to do that, you would have to question the authoritarian government we have created. It certainly isn't a democracy any longer. You ok with that? What were you defending when you served? You can't even ask yourself those questions. Coward.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 06:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"I for one, give Trump credit for something Obama WOULD NOT DO. And why DANNI, you don't take Obama to task for not righting this injustice is beyond me. But, yea, I know why, you are still kissing Obama's ass..."

I don't even disagree with you on that, Obama could have pardoned Don Siegelman and didin't. Much to his shame. The pardon of Alice Johnson while thousands (millions) of others remain in prison is sort of meaningless. Either come out for justice of just shut the F up. I won't defend any politician who has conducted the war on drugs, they were all really just doing as Nixon's aid Erlichman said, they were suppressing hippies and blacks. That's what the war on drugs was conducted for. EVeryone who supported it is basically immoral. Some more, some less but all, in the end, bear responsibility for immoral incarcerations of millions.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 06:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"And why DANNI, you don't take Obama to task for not righting this injustice is beyond me. But, yea, I know why, you are still kissing Obama's ass..."

BOAZ pretends that Ms. Johnson's case is an isolated incedent. There are thousands like her, what about them? BOAZ doesn't care about them because they didn't have Kim Kardashian as a lobbyist for them. They rot in prison every day and BOAZ doesn't care until Kim Kardashian cares. Weak minds. Why should I even need to point out the hypocrisy and injustice of focusing on one single victim our our Justice system and not the thousands of victims? Why do I even need to remind you of that?

#10 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 06:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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You are right Danni. I agree with you in that we need to reexamine how we are doing our prison system. We have to examine how the constitution means for us to lose our freedom. Back in the 1700 and 1800's, it was hard to convict someone of a crime and take away their freedom. Now, a DA can just infer someone is guilty and circumstantial evidence is putting people away for life.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2018-06-07 07:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

How about reexamining our entire prison system and releasing non-violent offenders whose only crime was drug posession?

Alice Johnson was not simply drug possession.

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2018-06-07 07:47 AM | Reply

The important message here to Manafort and others is Alice Johnson was convicted of money laundering and other crimes. Trump is signaling his co-conspirators in their money laundering schemes that if they remain loyal to him he will surely pardon them. If they turn States evidence he won't. Its the most important way for him to spend his time right now, second only to watching TV.

#13 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-07 07:48 AM | Reply

Me and BOAZ are communicating. I am honestly glad that we can agree on a basic issue like that which involves incarceration and the deprivation of freedom. We should look for issues on which we could agree instead of usually just being adversarial, I suspect there are more issues we agree on than that we disagree on. If we could lose labels, like liberal or conservative, we would all be better off.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 07:50 AM | Reply

The pardon of Alice Johnson while thousands (millions) of others remain in prison is sort of meaningless.

I don't agree. It's progress. It's an acknowledgement. It's a start. Obama didn't so it. Trump DESERVES credit from YOU there.

#15 | Posted by boaz at 2018-06-07 07:58 AM | Reply

"The important message here to Manafort and others is Alice Johnson was convicted of money laundering and other crimes"

I don't know of all of her crimes but I ask, did she hurt anyone physically? Did she shoot anyone? Beat anyone? If not then the sentence, IMHO, should not exceed a few years in prison. I honestly think even Bernie Madoff has been far oversentenced, he didn't kill anyone. All of his assets could be taken away from him and his greedy punk sons. He should not have to live out his life in prison for a financial crime, it demonstrates one important fact about America. Corporate crooks can literally steal from us (Wells Fargo) and no one goes to jail but if someone steals from the rich.....OMG!....the power of God will rain down upon them.
Madoff's big mistake....he stole from the wrong people. Funny thing, no one in my income range lost a penny in his scheme but we're somehow supposed to be outraged at what he did. Sorry, ain't buying it. He just did what rich folks do all the time but he did it to rich folks. That isn't allowed.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 07:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't agree. It's progress. It's an acknowledgement. It's a start. Obama didn't so it. Trump DESERVES credit from YOU there.

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-06-07 07:58 AM | REPLY

Showing your ignorance again

www.washingtonpost.com

Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders

#17 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-06-07 08:03 AM | Reply

"Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders"

Great but it should have been 330,000. At least. We have 25% of the world's incarcerated population. We're 5% of the world's population.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 08:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I for one, give Trump credit for something Obama WOULD NOT DO. And why DANNI, you don't take Obama to task for not righting this injustice is beyond me. But, yea, I know why, you are still kissing Obama's ass...

#6 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2018-06-07 06:33 AM | FLAG:

www.washingtonpost.com

Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders

#19 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-06-07 08:13 AM | Reply

I agree with the general policy of clemency and pardon for nonviolent offenders as a matter of human decency and economic prudence. So its may be right, but it serves a larger purpose. Historically these events occur at the end of a Presidents term, after staff consideration of the facts in each case. What Trump is engaged in is another celebrity game show timed to counter the constant dripping news around a sexual harassment lawsuit by Summer Zervos, the Stormy Daniels lawsuit and the Mueller investigation. Trump is fighting back so that he has more time to watch FOX News. In the big picture, he is creating a false narrative for his loyal followers that his enemies are engaged in a witch hunt. When it finally comes time to testify he will plead the fifth. We know what he thinks of people that do that.

www.youtube.com

#20 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-06-07 08:39 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders

#19 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

I wish he'd done more but that was certainly better than nothing. Credit is where it's due.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-07 08:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Never mind that thousands and thousands of people remain behind bars for victimless crimes but when Kim Kardashian wants one of them released it is important. Embarassing for the nation. We need to deal with reforms for our justice system and we need not to wait years and years before we do it while these people live in prison. America isn't America when it imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. What are we thinking? This is beyond embarrassing, it's a horrow show. This is an extreme emergency yet we allow so many who profit or earn their livings from incarceration to dictate how we deal with this horror. I would estimate that we could, safely, release about 80% of the prison population and we should.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 09:03 AM | Reply

This particular case says more about the power of celebrity than it does about justice.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 09:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders

#19 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-06-07 08:13 AM | REPLY

Wow, on January 19th 2017.

How long was he president before he did the right thing?

#24 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-06-07 09:45 AM | Reply

Obama wouldn't even pardon Don Siegelman, much less the thousands behind bars for victimless crimes. That is a shame he will wear forever as will his predecessors both Democrats and Republicans. Americans have become accustomed to accepting the unacceptable, the entire war on drugs is an obscenity not that different from dictatorships in other nations. How can we be proud of our nation, salute our flag, sing our anthem, knowing we incarcerate 25% of the world's incarcerated population? Knowing we have millions of homeless people? Knowing we have millions with no health insurance? There are so many things wrong and I don't see anyone actually trying to solve them. Probably, most Americans just don't give a crap.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2018-06-07 09:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Even when Trump does the right thing he does it for the wrong reasons.

#26 | Posted by cbob at 2018-06-07 10:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump is laying the groundwork for when Pamela Anderson comes to the Oval Office for a photo op and asks him to pardon Julian Assange.

#27 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-06-07 10:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

How long was he president before he did the right thing?

#24 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

What a load. Trump's fake plastic actions by a fake plastic President. Get back with us when Trump actually addresses the policies that create and contribute to the suffering of Americans.

Obama Visits Federal Prison, A First For A Sitting President

July 16, 2015. 5:27 PM ET

President Obama toured a federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday and said the nation needs to reconsider policies that contribute to a huge spike in the number of people behind bars.

"We have to consider whether this is the smartest way for us to both control crime and to rehabilitate individuals," Obama said during his El Reno visit.

"There are people who need to be in prison," he added. "And I don't have tolerance for violent criminals." But he argued it is time to change laws that impose lengthy mandatory sentences on nonviolent drug offenders, who are disproportionately black and Latino.

On Monday, the president commuted the sentences of 46 federal inmates, most of whom were serving lengthy terms for drug offenses. He's also calling for improved conditions inside prisons, and for steps to help young people before they run afoul of the law.

www.npr.org

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-07 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#24 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG
What a load. Trump's
#28 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-06-07 10:34 AM | FLAG:

I didn't say a word about Trump.

So Obama let out 46 whole people, 2 years before being out of office.

Wow. Stunning and brave.

#29 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-06-07 10:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

" didn't say a word about Trump."

The thread is ABOUT Trump.

Your post was nothing but a whataboutism.

You asked how long before Obama the "right thing"

I told you exactly how long and when and what he did in comparison to what Trump has done. And it was clearly way more and clearly for the right reasons (to help and not to feed his own ego or bash the other party with his awesomeness and deeds).

And all you have to say is "Wow. Stunning and brave."

He literally visited the prison talked to prisoners and pardoned 46 nonviolent drug offenders AND addressesed the underlying issues and policies that are leading to suffering and all you have to say is "wow"?

Sad!

#30 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-07 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Funny to see the entire right wing turn soft on crime in the span of one thread.

And then excoriate Obama for not being softer.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-07 11:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why does Pres Trump continue to take care of his elitist friends (and their friends) and ignore others who need his help?
#2 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

This is what I find silly about Kushner's push for prison reform. Even with that, someone like Johnson STILL needs presidential clemency for a nonviolent drug crime.

That. Is. The. Point.

Criminal justice reform is needed desperately and the Republicans act like Trump is doing the world favors. He's doing nothing but lining his own pockets (tax break anyone?).

#32 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 03:28 PM | Reply

Damn. Nothing is enough for you liberals, is it? -- BOAZ

This is enough for you?

How ------- pathetic are you?

#33 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 03:31 PM | Reply

Trump DESERVES credit from YOU there.
#15 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Why does Trump deserve the credit? If it wasn't for the Kardashian, he would have had NO clue there are people locked up in prison for nonviolent drug offenses.

I repeat: No clue.

#34 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wish he'd done more but that was certainly better than nothing. Credit is where it's due.
#21 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Would you mind reiterating that to BOAZ for me? He's got me plonked.

#35 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 03:47 PM | Reply

#22 | POSTED BY DANNI

That hits on a question that I have: How did the Kardashian learn of Johnson's situation and why does she now care?

I had heard she found out about Johnson on Twitter, but how does that work? Someone having a legit conversation on sentencing reform that caught her eye? I just don't get it. She's the last person I would expect to address criminal justice reform and she did so only for one person. Why? What special connection did she have with Johnson that would push her to advocate for her clemency and no one else's?

#36 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 03:49 PM | Reply

Why does Trump deserve the credit? If it wasn't for the Kardashian....

#34 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

He agreed to meet with her. He listened to what she had to say and was persuaded to do the right thing, which was to commute the sentence.

That is worthy of credit. He could have told Ms. Kardashian to shut up and get her fat ass out of the Oval Office. But he didn't.

#37 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-07 03:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wow. Stunning and brave.
#29 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Two years prior to the big clemency of 2017 and a first for a sitting president to visit a federal prison.

And you ------ that like it's nothing in the face of the Trump's BS?

You're either all outta whack or just a sycophant. So which is it?

#38 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 03:52 PM | Reply

#36 Beach

I came across this:

Mic, the publication that first brought Johnson's case to Kardashian West's attention, reports that Johnson will soon be released from federal prison in Aliceville, Alabama, where she has been serving her sentence for more than 20 years.

people.com

#39 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-07 03:53 PM | Reply

And all you have to say is "Wow. Stunning and brave."
He literally visited the prison talked to prisoners and pardoned 46 nonviolent drug offenders AND addressesed the underlying issues and policies that are leading to suffering and all you have to say is "wow"?
Sad!
#30 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

This needs to be reiterated since it had never been done before. Donnie's got a ways to go before he can even sniffs B. Hussein's sock garters.

#40 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 03:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He agreed to meet with her. He listened to what she had to say and was persuaded to do the right thing, which was to commute the sentence.

He gets "credit" for that?

Would he as easily agree to meet with you or me? Why not?

Is your or my cocaine dealing grandma not as important as Kim Kardashian's cocaine dealing grandma?

#41 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-07 04:03 PM | Reply

But he didn't.
#37 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Why not? What's the point with this? Doing the right thing? Then why hold it to a singular instance? It just doesn't make any sense and until it does, credit will be withheld.

#42 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 04:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Do you agree with this commutation, yes or no?

#43 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-07 04:10 PM | Reply

Do you agree with this commutation, yes or no?
#43 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

No, for the reasons stated.

#44 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 04:14 PM | Reply

So, you think her sentence was just and she belongs back in jail?

#45 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-06-07 04:33 PM | Reply

Adam Schiff @AdamSchiffCA

Good news! Convicted of a serious crime? Serving a long sentence? Now, you too can get a pardon. No more lengthy delays while DOJ reviews your case. You can be out in days!*

*Offer only valid if recommended by friends or family of @POTUS or you appeared on Celebrity Apprentice.

#46 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-06-07 04:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No, for the reasons stated.

#44 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2018-06-07 04:14 PM

Translation: If it was Chocolate Jesus, absolutely!

#47 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-06-07 04:46 PM | Reply

I guess if we get a cute girl and get an appointment from President, he will do it. Instead of doing one, he could have told his admin to check for all those similiar and pardon all.

#48 | Posted by material07310 at 2018-06-07 05:04 PM | Reply

If it was Chocolate Jesus, absolutely!
#47 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Haven't you figured out I wasn't a B. Hussein supporter and very critical against him for the LACK of CJS reforms during his reign?

Or you just trolling?

#49 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 06:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Or you just trolling?

#49 | Posted by rstybeach11

I'll take "Trolling" for $400 Rsty

#50 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-07 06:34 PM | Reply

So, you think her sentence was just and she belongs back in jail?
#45 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

No, wrong again. It would be a shame if she was put back in jail, but I was hoping she would have taken a stance as a martyr to bring even more coverage to the true issue at hand: The absolute necessity for criminal justice reform. She didn't do that, which was her choice and I'm sure she'll enjoy her freedom, but she also missed an opportunity to be part of real change.

I am all for systemic changes within CJS, not token clemency based on a request of one celebrity to another. That does not fit my fancy.

The sentence WAS unjust, similar to MANY others. And it's the latter that most concerns me. Token actions such as the one of discussion I do not support without consideration of full systemic changes; repeat: without systemic changes.

Has Trump announced any considerations for systemic changes to CJS? Because if he did, I missed it.

#51 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 06:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Has Trump announced any considerations for systemic changes to CJS? Because if he did, I missed it.

#51 | Posted by rstybeach11

He best get on it while he is still the President.

When he becomes an inmate it will be too late.

#52 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-07 06:37 PM | Reply

Publicity stunt goes off without a hitch.

Trumpublicans are swooning.

#53 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-07 06:39 PM | Reply

I am all for systemic changes within CJS, not token clemency based on a request of one celebrity to another.

The sentence WAS unjust, similar to MANY others. And it's the latter that most concerns me. Token actions such as the one of discussion I do not support without consideration of full systemic changes; repeat: without systemic changes.

Has Trump announced any considerations for systemic changes to CJS? Because if he did, I missed it.

So Newsworthy, it needed to be repeated.

#54 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-06-07 06:43 PM | Reply

When he becomes an inmate it will be too late.
#52 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

Oooooh, damn, good point. Though, white collar crime is not exactly on the radar for needing reform, IMO.

#55 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-06-07 06:43 PM | Reply

Though, white collar crime is not exactly on the radar for needing reform, IMO.

#55 | Posted by rstybeach11

I dunno.. I am pretty sure Humpy is on some kind of drug. (have you met his doctors... The Candy Man and Dr WhackaDoolittle?)

And if he is not on drugs he should be.

#56 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-06-07 06:52 PM | Reply

How about reexamining our entire prison system and releasing non-violent offenders whose only crime was drug posession?

#8

I've been talking about this problem, as have many others left, right, or middle, have been for years.

Is it possible that Boaz is speaking to the dis-ingenuousness of those who would speak out, as if only a certain party ignores it? It is staggering how many, especially males, from age 50 down are in prison today who should not be. We can argue all day long as to what president or party was the catalyst that started flooding our prisons with young adults. But, not only does that get us nowhere, I believe the focus should be on our 3 letter acronym bureau's, especially the CIA, along with those getting rich from the private prison industry.

My question is, why haven't we seen a David Hogg screaming about this standing at a podium at the Mall in Washington, after all the years it has gone on? Are we too busy trying to fix the problem on forums such as this? Is the 'dumbing down' of Americans , via many different methods, a real phenomena & working as intended? I say yes to that one. The fact is, it will take a civil movement, or something of equal mass & effect, to change any of it, because it is obvious that neither party of the establishment has no interest or desire to do it.

#57 | Posted by 9mmHeater at 2018-06-07 07:49 PM | Reply

"Has Trump announced any considerations for systemic changes to CJS? Because if he did, I missed it."

You missed it.

For me, it falls very short of what's needed, but have to admit it is a starting point, albeit one that took a very small step.

About 2 weeks ago Trump signed a bill, which he called for the passing of, aimed at prison reform. The falling short parts are the reforms are for federal prisons/prisoners only, and I know so much more could have been included in the bill to start real reform in all prisons.

#58 | Posted by 9mmHeater at 2018-06-07 08:00 PM | Reply

Apologies. I realize my #58 doesn't do much at all about the entire CJS.

I must say tho, the CJS and its corruption, the blatant imbalance of justice in America, and so many more wrongs needing righting doesn't seem to be something enough politicians are willing to take on. My guess would be there are those in government who would champion the cause, however they are greatly outnumbered & their voices drowned out. Not to mention those who seem to lose their next election when they make too much noise about the most important of issues.

For example, look what happened to Bernie after he brought truth to the masses of the Federal Reserve.

#59 | Posted by 9mmHeater at 2018-06-07 08:14 PM | Reply

Woops. Meant to say Ron Paul not Bernie.

#60 | Posted by 9mmHeater at 2018-06-07 08:26 PM | Reply

It needs to be pointed out that Trump was promoting the death penalty for all drug dealers, just like what his dictator buddy, Rodrigo Duterte does in the Philippines ... but when it comes to Kim Kardashian, Trump happily flip flops.

Same with Trump's double standard on his supposed "respect" for veterans and the national anthem ...

- Trump and black kneeling NFL players protesting police brutality? No

- Trump pardoning Muhammad Ali (who was never convicted) who protested the Vietnam War by refusing the draft? Yes

How will Trump's angry white male voter base be okay with these obvious double standards?

Just the idea that some angry middle-aged obese Trump voter Dude arguing politics in a bar is going to defend a convicted drug dealer and a Vietnam War protested is laughable on it's face.

#61 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-06-08 07:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"It needs to be pointed out that Trump was promoting the death penalty for all drug dealers, just like what his dictator buddy, Rodrigo Duterte does in the Philippines ... but when it comes to Kim Kardashian, Trump happily flip flops."

Well there is that.

It's well known that Trump was a white powder party boi at Studio 54 back in the 80s.

#62 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-06-08 07:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How will Trump's angry white male voter base be okay with these obvious double standards?

#61 | Posted by PinchALoaf

Obviously. They're too stupid to know what DOUBLE STANDARD means. All they know is trump=good. That's as much as their brains can process.

#63 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-06-08 07:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We know what double standard means. Twice as good. I mean come on people, did you all go to public schools.

#64 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-06-08 08:18 PM | Reply

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