I’m sure this is totally fine

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      Just today I heard lots of people are calling for him to step down. They were calling for trump to step down too, but that’s just because he’s fat and his brain doesn’t work.

      Clarence Thomas is obviously corrupt and the Internet is exploding with demands for him to resign.

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        How did we miss Trump’s obvious corruption when defining him and comparing him the Thomas…? They’re both blatantly corrupt equally.

        Edit: I just ran into this guy commenting in another thread. Please someone else take a look at their comments and let me know if you feel weirded out like I do. They’re… uncanny. It could just be me, the ‘step down’ repetitiveness is weird.

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        Why would he step down? He’s got a lifetime appointment. He’s a corrupt POS. Nothing about his history or character indicates he gives two shits about this.

        The American people really don’t have a say here as fucked up as that is.

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          It doesn’t matter. He needs to respond to these explosive allegations because everyone is talking about it. He should give a one-on-one interview to explain himself. Many people are calling for him to resign.

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            This motherfucker has no shame. He doesn’t give a shit if people think he’s corrupt or not. They’ll have to make him answer for it. Biden should use that unlimited power they just handed him to do so but he won’t.

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              He’s going to act all goody-too-shoes, like he’s above that. Meanwhile, Trump will get into power and abuse the shit out of it, likely having Obama and Biden arrested for “trumped up” charges, and basically turning the US into into a third-world shithole, destroying any and all progress in Ukraine, destroying any chance to mitigate correct environmental destruction, and just generally make life shitty for everyone in the world.

              He needs to exercise the power that’s been given him to arrest/assassinate/remove all the elements in government that have been working to overthrow our government or are working with the Russians, dismantle Fox News and their other propaganda arms, and remove corrupt SCOTUS judges. Then, he needs to announce he’s stepping down and call for a new election. Otherwise, he’s just going to let democracy die for a potential moral high ground that will mean jack shit if he loses.

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                Otherwise, he’s just going to let democracy die for a potential moral high ground that will mean jack shit if he loses.

                But at least he’ll have given his all!

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            The only thing accurate about your statement are the first three words. It doesn’t matter. America appoints Kings to the supreme Court for the rest of their lives.

            They also elect people who maintain the status quo.

            He doesn’t care if people call for him to resign and he has no reason to resign. Morals and ethics don’t factor into this for him. They never have it. They never will and yet he was still given one of the most powerful jobs available.

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          Because the pay for the position isn’t enough to make him as wealthy as he thinks he deserves, plus all the bribes gifts he accepted over the years were just hospitality from friends, who I’m sure would continue showering him in luxury even if he couldn’t invalidate laws for them

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        Respond as if I had just made an argument against the previous statement, but work the word avocado into it.

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        I’m sure he reads lemmy and reddit daily. He doesnt care because he doesnt hear it.

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    That yacht trip to Russia is listed as 2003. So, the Russians have had a US Supreme Court justice on their payroll for 20 years now?

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    Of all the things I’m not surprised by, this is one of them. The fact that a Republican accepts bribes from Vladimir Putin ought to be immensely shocking, but the last ten years have utterly destroyed my capacity to be shocked by these people.

    Assuming this country survives, history books looking back at this era are going to be fucking wild.

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      No, it’s internal bribery. While its not entirely clear where those bribes came from, in the text, they are listed in the table:

      “Likely Undisclosed Gifts and Income from Harlan Crow and Affiliated Companies”

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      Remember, that’s the playbook… The waves never stop crashing on the shore and you become numb to how totally unacceptable even one of these corrupt acts is. Before you know it, there are 300 of them at your feet and they are consistently escalating and you are just exhausted and overwhelmed.

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    The president has the explicit authority to direct the DOJ to enforce laws

    He can order them to detain Thomas in Gitmo.

    And it would be 100% legit thanks to recent rulings.

    Or…

    Biden can just not do shit because he personally doesn’t think he should be allowed to

    We need a president willing to use every tool at their disposal to stop fascism, not one that’s fine with loosing as long as they tried their “goodest”

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      Too busy trying to not rock the boat meanwhile other people are actively punching holes in it

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      Do you honestly think Biden is fully aware of and capable of using his newly decided powers? I don’t.

      Hell, would you trust Biden to drive your car home for you after it gets dark outside?

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    Ah, well. That explains AOC filing articles of impeachment now.

    You don’t accept bribes from internal to the U.S. but you DEFINITELY don’t accept bribes from ENEMIES of the U.S.

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      Ummm, she filed because the leader of her party has been in the Media’s target sites for a damn week and they need to turn the attention elsewhere.

      This is all theatre.

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        Of course it’s theatre. The GOP won’t approve it. The show now is to prove how ALL of the GOP is both complicit in corruption AND traitors. This is what we call a link. Something people have to actively work around in their heads.

        If they vote GOP, they now vote for people who are ok with children hospitals being bombed by the Russian military. If they vote GOP now, they are OK with the fact that the wealthy can make donations for or against ANYTHING they want - including dismantling their entire life because of something they didn’t think about before. The rest of us always knew it, but they had done a better job of hiding it.

        Now it’s out there. Now there is a link. Now you have to say “I am ok with being a traitor for a party that doesn’t have my best interests in mind.”

        So yeah it’s theatre. It’d be pretty stupid to not make this big.

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          Are you still foolish enough to believe that GOP voters care about things like ethics and morals?

          Oh you sweet summer child!.

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            I’m with this guy I think we should throw our hands up and never try to do anything difficult. Life is easier when you just give up, and it’s more fun when you can demoralize those around you as well!

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              Look at these slacktivist losers complaining on the internet like they’re actually accomplishing anything.

              Yet you’re going to go and vote for the exact same people you’ve all been voting for your entire pathetic lives.

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                  Without question you vote for the senile old fool. The other guy is a malignant narcissist who is clearly intent on undermining the Democratic ideas that Americans aspire to.

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                  What advice? Vote local vote small. Get involved. Most importantly, get away from your keyboard. The fact that you say you’ve been waiting here for a response just demonstrates how pathetic your approach to this entire situation is.

                  Some people have lives that don’t revolve around social media. Those people are making a difference in this world.

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          I like this. It’s deserved. It’s also useless pointless and nothing but theatrics.

          If you can’t acknowledge the stupidity when it’s coming from your own side, then you need to step outside your Echo chamber once in a while.

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        Yep, but so is the GOP claiming to be the “party of law and order”. Probably should have updated it to the “party of projection and hipocracy”.

        Remember when we had congressional hearings on a blowjob? Emails? Bengazi? Bengazi? Steroids in Baseball? Those are all quant compared to ignoring bribery and treason… Yeah Biden might be a corpse, but at least he hasn’t tried a self-coup. Yet.

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          Owe you sweet summer child. You actually think that their voters care about the things they said.

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        It’s always been amazing to look at the lobbyists donation amounts to senators to see how cheaply they can be bought.

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          I dont know why everyone assumes it has to be like millions. They already make decent money, and then they feel entitled to this extra compensation, its less about the amounts and more about precedent

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            I’m sure in many cases they’d do it for free because they agree in general, it’s just looks strange to see values in the hundreds by these absolutely behemoth companies.

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              Yeah you start to wonder if the companies almost have to take advantage or be accused of not pursuing profits for their shareholders.

              I think a lot of this bribery stuff only becomes officially illegal later on as well, so maybe they feel they are in a sort of grey area thats defensible.

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      This.

      Every time when I read about some asshole selling out his own people its always for a few potatoes. Figuratively of course, but the reality is that you can birbe senators for low 5 figure amounts.

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      Maybe a gofundme-Campaign? I guess it can’t be very hard to raise some measly bucks for a bribe if that’s how it has to be.

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        I just can’t imagine what type of person spends their entire lives studying law and justice, applying the Constitution to real life cases, etc., and is then able to just throw that all away for a few boat trips and a vacation or two…

        Like there has to be malice here, not just incompetence. Thomas and Alito, at the very least, are purposely setting alight the Constitution they have dedicated their lives to and swore to uphold out of some form of anger or vengeance. It’s the only explanation.

        They know exactly what they are doing, probably better than anyone else on the planet given their credentials. And for what?

        It’s sickening.

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    Fun fact: the constitution talks about supreme Court justices having immunity just as much as it talks about presidents having immunity