"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"It is impossible for me to say in my book one word about all that music has meant in my life. How then can I hope to be understood?--Ludwig Wittgenstein

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Sunday, October 09, 2016

It never occurred to me just how dangerous Trump is, until now....

President Obama did not look into prosecuting George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, or any other members of the previous Administration for violating American criminal law precisely because of the precedent it would set, for the succeeding President to prosecute the preceding President.

Donald Trump tonight said he would direct his Attorney General to appoint a special prosecutor precisely to put Hillary Clinton in jail (someone will have to tell Donald there is no special prosecutor statute, and the appointment of such a person with such a goal would be a violation of the Constitution in so many ways I can't count them all right now).

This is your Presidential campaign, America.  Cherish it.


Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

He is so bad, such a classic strongman, thug, fascist that if Trump doesn't lose by anything less than 20 points it's a blaring, 100db warning siren that American democracy is in grave danger. And that our media is not only failing to issue the warnings needed to prevent fascism, they are in the business of producing it. Including the alleged leftist media.

This has been the most frightening two years of my political consciousness and it's far from over. I would expect that the media will try to rescue him if for nothing else than to boost their ratings and click counts. They're that irresponsible.

7:00 AM  
Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

Make that a 140db warning.

7:02 AM  

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