• givesomefucks@lemmy.world
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    Or…

    The president can just order the DOJ to imprison him for actions against the US government and outright treason.

    And it would be totally legal

    But he won’t, because he doesn’t take the threat of fascism serious.

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      Joe Biden is acting like a complete pussy following milquetoast Merrick’s lead

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      Toss him in jail for one day and you’d see all this shit stop.

      Add the owner of fox in the same cell. You’d be amazed how quickly things would clean themselves up.

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        Took one bullet to stop 1/6.

        Fascists are usually cowards, but they’ll always keep pushing till there’s consequences.

        Biden will not fucking give them consequences. They gave him the power to, and dude immediately announced publicly that he’d never do it.

        Like, that alone should be disqualifying.

        Biden treats this personal, it’s him vs trump. But this is so much bigger and so much more important than either of those old rich men.

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          Yup. I keep drifting back to RGB and how much she screwed us. (obv it’s Republicans fault in the end, but she could have played that a bit different)

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      I don’t believe the recent court ruling would actually allow that because suspending court justices isn’t a regular part of the president’s duty.

      The best king example I’ve seen is that the president would be within the law if they shot the director of homeland security - the president is allowed to control who is in that position, they can remove them at will - the SC ruling means that the method they chose to remove that person is now unimpeachable… if they chose to suspend them by freeing them of their mortal coil they’re “acting within official duties”.

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        I don’t believe the recent court ruling would actually allow that because suspending court justices isn’t a regular part of the president’s duty.

        Directing the DOJ is

        So Biden can direct them to arrest someone, and throw them in gitmo.

        His motivations can’t be investigated. And directing the DOJ is within a presidents power

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          It might be illegal for the DOJ personnel to follow that order, but he can just tell them he’ll pardon them for any crimes they’re charged with for following his order and that he’ll murder them if they don’t follow his order, and all of that is totally legal

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            It might be illegal

            But we’ll never know, because looking into his motivations is literally forbidden.

            All he can be tried for is the action in a vacuum. And if it was explicitly within his powers. He’s good

            Literally anything that goes thru an agency is automatically cool.

            That’s why it’s so dangerous to half ass this election and for Biden to just ignore all the power he has.

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            The president can pardon people for unspecified things (proven by Trump). He can pardon anyone for “following orders”

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      If he cared about protecting the country from fascism, he wouldn’t be running.

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    We knew he was a garbage human being during the Anita Hill hearings.

    That he’s still a garbage human being now that he had even more power shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone with any understanding of how people work.

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      We knew he was a garbage human being during the Anita Hill hearings

      Man, if only the head of that committee was a real leader. One willing to stand up for what is right, defend the victim, keep decorum, and allow the multiple other woman with similar complaints to testify…

      Imagine if Clarance could have been kept off the court

      I guess it would be pointless to look up who that was, it was 30 years ago and the Senator would have already been pretty senior to head that committee…

      I’m sure he’s far a way from modern politics by now, hell, he’d have to be like 81 years old now!

      No reason to disturb his likely retirement enjoying his time with his family.

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        Thank god we learned from that and haven’t confirmed any other justices with credible allegations of sexual assault against them. Imagine where we’d be if we confirmed that clown who regularly boofed beer.

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      I vividly remember a newspaper clipping about the Anita Hill hearings being displayed at my school in 10th grade. If only I knew that POS would not only still be there 33 years later, but would be actively trying to destroy democracy.

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    How has nobody offered him a yacht holiday and then extracted the ship’s crew in the middle of nowhere in Pacific.
    That would be pretty hilarious