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BeyondGeography

(39,434 posts)
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 01:49 PM Apr 25

Sciutto: The script-flipping here is remarkable


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The script-flipping here is a remarkable: rather than focus on the severity and precedent of what’s before them - whether Trump should be prosecuted for allegedly attempting to overturn the 2020 election - they appear focused on the potential for a future president to be frivolously prosecuted. There appears to be little concern among the conservative justices for the substance and significance of the January 6 case.
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Sciutto: The script-flipping here is remarkable (Original Post) BeyondGeography Apr 25 OP
Part of the 2025 plan. rgbecker Apr 25 #1
That's exactly what I heard MadameButterfly Apr 25 #2
Gotta keep the paymasters happy... rubbersole Apr 25 #3
When your wife is on the wrong side of sedition, what do you expect from these outlaws? Comfortably_Numb Apr 25 #4
Alito and the GOP Supremes Farmer-Rick Apr 25 #5
They want to pretend it's a potato too hot to handle. jaxexpat Apr 25 #6
Meanwhile they perform a cursory rewrite of Constutional language and intent Ford_Prefect Apr 25 #7
The Supremely Corrupt Court in action. mn9driver Apr 25 #8
Amen to this times 1000! ShazzieB Apr 25 #13
So the court is saying Jan 6th was a normal tourist day? KS Toronado Apr 25 #9
The worst thing is that it is THEIR SIDE that would be doing the "frivolous prosecution" Caliman73 Apr 25 #10
they are mostly political hacks now RANDYWILDMAN Apr 25 #11
Time to create more seats and dobleremolque Apr 25 #12
they're conservative HACKS Skittles Apr 25 #14

rgbecker

(4,840 posts)
1. Part of the 2025 plan.
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 02:00 PM
Apr 25

They have the list that Trump needs to get done when he is back in and they want to make sure the Heritage Foundation gets its wish.

MadameButterfly

(1,173 posts)
2. That's exactly what I heard
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 02:12 PM
Apr 25

I was hoping DUers would tell me I was hearing it wrong.

SCOTUS ruled for democracy during the 2020 election. I don't think we should expect that this time around.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,915 posts)
4. When your wife is on the wrong side of sedition, what do you expect from these outlaws?
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 03:14 PM
Apr 25

Uncle Slappy should be ashamed (I know, he has no shame) that he is even attending these proceedings.

Farmer-Rick

(10,388 posts)
5. Alito and the GOP Supremes
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 03:24 PM
Apr 25

Would have been in on the attack of the capitol too, if it hadn't meant rubbing elbows with the great unwashed crazy MAGAs.

They love fascism and their stinking Nazi. I wonder when our government will start ignoring them. They don't have any enforcement powers.

jaxexpat

(7,043 posts)
6. They want to pretend it's a potato too hot to handle.
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 03:26 PM
Apr 25

While everyone knows they wear oven mitts beneath their robes. It helps insulate their delicate little phalanges from the fact the constitution is not written for a 21st century society seeking excuses, permission and forgiveness for destroying their own planet.

mn9driver

(4,452 posts)
8. The Supremely Corrupt Court in action.
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 03:46 PM
Apr 25

There is no cure for this except expanding the court to 13 and instituting a maximum term. If these things don’t happen, the Republic is cooked.

ShazzieB

(16,953 posts)
13. Amen to this times 1000!
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 04:25 PM
Apr 25

I am hoping SO hard that Joe will do something about this in his second term.

I'm okay (not thrilled, but okay) with him waiting until he doesn't have to worry about reelection, because I know it will be extremely controversial. But if he doesn't move on this in term 2, I will be disappointed.

Caliman73

(11,764 posts)
10. The worst thing is that it is THEIR SIDE that would be doing the "frivolous prosecution"
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 03:55 PM
Apr 25

The Republican led governments of the past have already shown their plan to go after political rivals with the fishing expedition on the Clintons in the 1990's that started with a land deal, moved to "travelgate", and when that failed, they preyed upon an intern to set up Bill Clinton (and trust me, Bill was an idiot for going after Monica Lewinsky) which ended up with politicizing an extramarital affair into "obstruction" and lying to Congress (which unfortunately Bill did, by not just being honest and saying, "an affair is none of your damn business&quot . They tried to go after President Obama and Eric Holder. They maligned Hillary Clinton over Benghazi, when it was their own budget cuts that put that situation into motion.

How many convictions did they get for criminal activity in all of those "investigations"? Not fucking one!! Meanwhile, how many Republicans have been convicted? A comparison was made between Democratic and Republican Administrations over a 28 year span. The result:

Democratic - 7 Indictments; 3 Convictions; 1 Prison Sentence.

Republican - 126 indictments; 113 Convictions; 39 Prison Sentences

Democrats are more hesitant to investigate, but usually uncover more corruption. Republicans are more likely to use investigation but as per the evidence, much less likely to find criminality.

As usual, Conservatives (because that ideology drives Republicans) are projecting.

RANDYWILDMAN

(2,728 posts)
11. they are mostly political hacks now
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 04:03 PM
Apr 25

they lie
they cheat
they steal

the repubs on the court are exactly the same as the nutty repubs in the Congress, senate and running for the white house

dobleremolque

(510 posts)
12. Time to create more seats and
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 04:08 PM
Apr 25

fill them with jurists who love the country more than they love their sugardaddies.

Skittles

(153,862 posts)
14. they're conservative HACKS
Thu Apr 25, 2024, 10:03 PM
Apr 25

does anyone really think they'd have the same opinion if it was a DEM who refused to concede a legitimate election and then tried to OVERTHROW THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT

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