“People all over the world, Join hands, Jump on the pardon train, pardon train, People all over the world, Join hands, Jump on the pardon train, pardon train.
The next stop that we make will be soon, Tell all the folks in Russia, and China, too Don’t you know that it’s time to get on board, ‘Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you” – with apologies to the O’Jays
As I noted in my previous post, Trumps current defense strategy for what he assumes are the fast approaching charges facing him is to Deflect, Deny, Discount, Deceive, Discredit and Destroy. We also know now what his second defense strategy will be, to pardon all of his troubles away.
Today, via Twitter of course, Trump made known that he “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!” For any of you that have never heard of this charming fellow here are the first five things you need to know about him; #1-he is an Evangelical Christian, #2-a Conservative (I guess that goes without saying), #3-he is anti-Obama, #4-a hater of all things Hillary Clinton and #5-a convicted felon charged with making illegal campaign contribution to a 2012 United States Senate campaign. In short, he checks all of the YES boxes for Trump.
Trump has been on a pardon tear of late and has indicted that more are in the pipeline. What he is hoping is that these slippery actions send a very clear and important “don’t flip” message to guys named Manafort, Cohen, Stone and a host of others convicts, I mean suspects yet to be named.
But here is the fun part of all of this, normally, and we all know there isn’t anything normal about Donald J. Trump, pardons go through the Department of Justice first which is more than anything else a courtesy, or standard procedure. But not the Trump pardon train, no sir. Our big orange buffoon wakes-up in the morning and scratches his big hairy orange ass and says “Who can I pardon today? Hey, somebody check and see if Osama bin Laden wants one? I bet he hates Obama. He’s dead? Doesn’t matter, I just pardon a guy that Rocky told me about that’s been dead for 72 years.”
Let’s take a look at Trumps pardons to date. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a piece of shit. Sailor Kristian Saucier, a traitor. Scooter Libby, a liar and a leaker. Dinesh D’Souza, conservative evangelical pond scum. And Jack Johnson, dead for 72 years but hey Trump got a picture with Rocky! What do all these guys (Kristian used to be a guy) have in common? Nothing. They were just random marbles rattling around under that dead squirrel Trump calls hair. Ideas placed there by a whisper into his ear by someone else. The only connection Trump has with anyone of these people is the racist, piece of shit Sheriff Joe.
There has never been a question in my mind that Trump views the presidency as a license to steal and a way for his family to print money. This is all about power, ego and branding which is why I want to see the son of bitch gone, disgraced. Honestly, I don’t care if he goes to prison, President Pence wouldn’t let that happen, but I would enjoy seeing the golden Trump name tarnished and humiliated. That makes part of me feel bad wanting another creature to suffer. But I see all the hurt, concern and angst Trump causes other people and I don’t think it is asking to much of the spirits, or Karma to give him a very large dose of what he is dishing out.