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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:13 PM

Alan Dershowitz: Both sides are to blame

Had Hillary Clinton been elected president, Republican partisans would be doing and saying about President Clinton what Democrat partisans are now saying about President Trump.

There would be shouts of “Lock her up!” as there were even before the election. There would be efforts to reopen the email investigation, as President Trump is now tweeting. There would be demands to appoint a special counsel. There would be claims that foreign contributions to the Clinton foundation and other entities were “emoluments.” 

If there were a D.C. grand jury investigating Clinton, there would be efforts by the prosecution to move it to a less-overwhelmingly Democratic venue, like Virginia. There would be arguments that Bill Clinton obstructed justice by initiating a conversation with then-Jeff Sessions Lynch in her airplane and that Lynch tried to influence the FBI director to refer to the email investigation as a “matter.” 
 
If President Hillary Clinton had fired FBI director James Comey — as she might well have done — there would have been allegations of a cover up. There would be calls for her impeachment and prosecution.

My partisan Democrat friends would be appalled at these efforts to undo the election of their candidate. They would be railing against expanding the criminal law to target a political opponent. They would be dismissing the emoluments argument as the stretch that it is.

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/346307-opinion-dershowitz-the-partisan-shoe-is-on-the-other

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 12 OP
BeyondGeography Aug 12 #1
jrthin Aug 12 #3
Lint Head Aug 12 #2
CatMor Aug 12 #4
Bengus81 Aug 12 #5
Paladin Aug 12 #6
Gothmog Aug 12 #7
Skittles Aug 12 #8
murielm99 Aug 12 #9
JI7 Aug 12 #10
TomCADem Aug 12 #11
BigmanPigman Aug 12 #12
SunSeeker Aug 13 #13
Doug the Dem Aug 13 #14
BlueMTexpat Aug 13 #15
hatrack Aug 13 #16
dalton99a Aug 13 #17

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:15 PM

1. Fuck you, Alan

That is all.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:17 PM

3. Amen. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:15 PM

2. Alan Dershowitz should be commited to an insane asylum.

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Response to Lint Head (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 03:19 PM

4. True enough

but this is the only way that media whore can stay in the news.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:16 PM

5. Bullshit Alan you old fuck!

These asshats wouldn't be out on the street running over people.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:38 PM

6. How many "partisan Democrat friends" do you have remaining, Dershowitz?

Yeah, that's what I thought. All that full-scale multi-year whoring for the right does take a toll. Deservedly so.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:39 PM

7. Alan Dershowitz is a little senile

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:49 PM

8. FUCK OFF, DERSHOWITZ

STOP BEING SUCH A REPUKE WHORE

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:33 PM

9. Go away, Alan.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:53 PM

10. Dershowitz and Nina turner are on the Putin payroll

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:02 PM

11. Vox: The false equivalency of Trump blaming many sides in Charlottesville

It seems that Alan got the official WH talking points.

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/8/12/16138982/trump-charlottesville-false-equivalency

After white supremacists held violent rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Friday and Saturday, President Donald Trump had a chance to denounce the hate and bigotry that led to the current situation during a Saturday bill signing ceremony. Instead, he blamed “many sides.”

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said.

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In short, there aren’t multiple morally equivalent sides here. There’s one side — white supremacists — that has long oppressed all other groups of people. Their protests aim to ensure that oppression continues, even if it means using violence. The people counterprotesting, on the other hand, are trying to end that oppression.

So while it’s true that both sides participated in the brawls seen throughout the protests, one side — in a country that supposedly values equality — has the much stronger case by actively working against the hate, bigotry, and violence that the white supremacist side is actively trying to perpetuate.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:34 PM

12. I turn the channel immediately whenever I hear he will be on.

It is best for my mental health and the health of my TV set.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:00 AM

13. What the fuck happened to Dershowtiz' mind?

Man, he must REALLY want that Israel position with the Trump administration.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:10 AM

14. Douche the Witless

 

Remember how he came on TV the day after 9/11 and started advocating torture?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:48 AM

15. No. They. Are. NOT!

Dershowitz is nothing but a contemptible douchebag! He is certainly a predictable one.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:05 AM

16. Fuck you, Derposhitz, you senile bag of bus

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:23 AM

17. Fuck you, traitorous asshole

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