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BWdem4life

(1,656 posts)
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 04:13 AM Sep 2023

Merrick Garland

Not that it matters, because he isn't going anywhere, but:


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Merrick Garland (Original Post) BWdem4life Sep 2023 OP
Merrick Garland is a badass. ZZenith Sep 2023 #1
Lol, whatever dude Sewa Sep 2023 #2
Can't argue with that repartee. ZZenith Sep 2023 #3
How does one argue such a brilliant answer? MarineCombatEngineer Sep 2023 #6
Does one have argue when another is simply stating an opinion? Scrivener7 Sep 2023 #8
lol, whatever dude. bigtree Sep 2023 #12
Well done! Scrivener7 Sep 2023 #13
He brought in Jack Smith, so I don't know how anyone can rate him at the very bottom of the scale. hlthe2b Sep 2023 #4
If he writes a book BWdem4life Sep 2023 #7
I don't believe anyone to be perfect. William769 Sep 2023 #5
His best move was when he appointed Jack Smith ecstatic Sep 2023 #9
Ha. If Biden were to retire, the Repugs would have an even tougher time winning in 2024 BWdem4life Sep 2023 #11
Dunno, myself. We'll probably know more eventually. Mister Ed Sep 2023 #10
kick Recycle_Guru Sep 2023 #14
Lol, 50% approval for the AG Sewa Sep 2023 #15
. BWdem4life Sep 2023 #16

ZZenith

(4,116 posts)
1. Merrick Garland is a badass.
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 04:59 AM
Sep 2023

Go read his bio on Wikipedia.

One simply does not accomplish all that he has in life without some serious grit.

A certain segment seems to mistake “methodical” for “ineffectual” and begin hurling stones because they can’t grasp the complexity of the situation this man has been facing since he was thrust into the role in which he now finds himself.

Scrivener7

(50,929 posts)
8. Does one have argue when another is simply stating an opinion?
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 08:54 AM
Sep 2023

Could one not conclude that one simply disagrees with the other and sometimes disagreement happens?

hlthe2b

(102,174 posts)
4. He brought in Jack Smith, so I don't know how anyone can rate him at the very bottom of the scale.
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 06:01 AM
Sep 2023

Last edited Fri Sep 15, 2023, 06:46 AM - Edit history (1)

That said, I will hold off on an assessment until the end of his time as AG. I think there is a lot that he is doing that is not getting attention and there may well have been multiple issues that have driven his strategy that we are not aware of. Time will tell. It isn't as though he were blocking indictments of Trump. DOJ's actions via Hunter Biden are reminiscent of Comey's treatment of HRC, but his hands-off approach may have been necessary. Not to suggest I haven't shared the frustrations of many here, but I'm still watching before deriding.

BWdem4life

(1,656 posts)
7. If he writes a book
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 08:41 AM
Sep 2023

it will be fascinating reading. I rarely read anyone's book, but I'd have to read his.

ecstatic

(32,657 posts)
9. His best move was when he appointed Jack Smith
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 09:17 AM
Sep 2023

But that in and of itself was a gamble because JS could have ended up being a trump acolyte.

I've gone back and forth a couple of times over the past 24 hours but today I'm more settled in my thoughts: Hunter Biden is being used as a political pawn, with assistance from the doj. The rightwing scream machine has been pressuring the doj to indict Hunter for years.

I do not support a double standard system of justice for the rich and powerful. The problem is that the three charges are just that: a double standard. A regular person would not have been charged with this. Period. This is only happening because Hunter Biden is President Biden's son.

The travesty that is unfolding is absolutely disgusting and disgraceful, and it's happening on Merrick Garland's watch.

This could potentially cause President Biden to retire and honestly I wouldn't blame him.

BWdem4life

(1,656 posts)
11. Ha. If Biden were to retire, the Repugs would have an even tougher time winning in 2024
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 10:51 AM
Sep 2023

We have a very deep bench. But I hope he sticks it out. I think he will, he is about as tough as they come. He is still what we need right now and he knows it.

Mister Ed

(5,926 posts)
10. Dunno, myself. We'll probably know more eventually.
Fri Sep 15, 2023, 09:53 AM
Sep 2023

We here at DU don't really know all that much about about the internal actions (and/or inactions) of the AG in the course of these investigations. We're like the six fabled blind men, arguing endlessly about their incomplete perceptions of the elephant.

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