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Capitalising proper nouns is a very German writing style. And I know one of Trumps favourite books is written in German by an Austrian. I think I know where he picked up that habit.

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Since the Vulgar Talking Yam is only the second (Nixon was the first) President to be a criminal, I seriously doubt that the lack of immunity from crimin' is going to reverberate through history.

The problem is, every POTUS up until now has been law abiding (with the exception of Nixon--who was never indicted, thanks to Ford giving him a pardon for Watergate).

But the Yam is an actual criminal. He has committed felonies. He has been charged with felonies. He tried to stop the peaceful transfer of power. Election interference does not come under the purview of the President, so he can't claim that he was 'just doing his jerb and he needs to be immune.'

That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works.

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I might argue that he is the third, with some really shady war crimes committed by Shrub and Rummy, but, you know, potAto, potAHto. I guess that's one of those known unknowns, or an unknown known or something.

I suppose we can't count Reagan; IIRC, most indictments were for his administration and not him personally.

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I do wonder how much of his Shitter feed he actually writes. While the incoherence is all him, I just can’t see him with the attention span to spend the 2 minutes it would take to type the gobbledygook. Does he have a staff weenie whose job is to channel the Assmouth? And how much therapy will THAT guy need over time?!?

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Ayup. The Founders didn't want another King George. This is clear to anyone with more than two firing synapses in their noodle.

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Actually, carefully limiting the power of the potus with several branches of government and numerous checks and balances is precisely what the Founding Fathers wanted. And they didn’t want religious fanaticism in politics nor did they want the loser of an election to simply ignore the outcome and squat in the Oval Office. But good try, Butthole!

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So if Joe has SEAL Team Six execute Trump, that can be a good test case.

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I was thinking maybe sending the ochre ogre to Gitmo, just to get the heads exploding.

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It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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His words from March '20 'No, I don't take responsibility at all' are a few of the only true words he's uttered in decades and should be disqualifying on their own, plus of all the other alleged crimes we have seen evidence of. Vote 💙

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If Trump is insisting that he has presidential immunity from being charged with criminal acts, isn’t that in itself an admission that he committed criminal acts?

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Feb 8·edited Feb 8

Those random initial caps are so German. He might have picked that up from the only book* we’re pretty sure he owns.

* “Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations 1932–1945: The Chronicle of a Dictatorship”

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German capitalisations aren't random; they're for nouns. English still uses capitals for all proper nouns.

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Ja, mein Freund, das ist mir bewusst.

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The random caps have been a staple of RWNJ internet communication since before Obama's presidential run. My brother, who died well before TFG ran, used them all the time on his FB posts.

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I think it's to emphasize terms they think are important and want to call the reader's attention to.

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Exactly.

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Wouldn't be surprised if he has an undiagnosed learning disability. My dyslexic sib does random capitalizations, though Sib's has gotten much better. Or the Austrian Fascist thing

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Didn't Mary Trump say as much?

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Idk, but it wouldn't surprise me.

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FFS - if you don't want to be charged for committing a crime, don't commit a crime, its not that hard people.

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Nixon used much the same line of argument. And like many of his defenses during Watergate, it provided bountiful comic relief. To name just one example: In a Doonesbury strip, Garry Trudeau has Nixon arguing, "It's not me I'm worried about -- it's future former Presidents!"

Little did Trudeau, or the rest of us, know that one day, a former President would actually be saying that -- and expect to be taken seriously.

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I've been rereading Doonesbury from the beginning (up to mid '79 now) and my jaw is constantly dropping over how many of those strips could be published today and make perfect sense. The same names keep popping up then as now (e.g., Kissinger), the same arguments are echoed now, it's both amazing how we've learned nothing and forgotten everything, and disheartening.

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Perhaps that's why they are in fact being republished in newspapers to this very day. The only new strips are on Sundays.

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He really put the POS back in POTUS didn’t he?

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Feb 8·edited Feb 8

Republicans have achieved peak bullshit mountain on the border issue. If Biden issues an executive order, he’s a tyrant who is bypassing Congress. If he doesn’t, then he’s leaving the border wide open. Republicans want more funding for border security, but not if a Democrat can claim credit for it.

And all of this is to appease the orange man baby.

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Any time I read an article about Trump I find myself wishing Joe had Super Presidential Immunity Power

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There's a little-known codicil in the United States Constitution that grants the sitting president Double Secret Presidential Immunity.

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As in "do US a favor" please? 😎

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If Presidential Immunity were what the Founders had intended, you'd think they'd not forget to write it down in some important document that others would read.

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They did. It’s somewhere in the back. I think it’s in the appendix or forward or something. Maybe I’m confusing it with the sequel.

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A codicil. Yeah, that's the ticket. Double secret codicil.

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The codicil is calling from inside the house!

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kinda like how god forgot to put abortion and being gay into the top ten list of bad things. pretty wild that he totally spaced that.

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But gay abortion…I’m sure that’s spelled out somewhere.

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Wait, if the President has absolute immunity, then what exactly is Trump planning to prosecute Bush, Obama and Biden for?

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What's he planning to prosecute them for if they don't? oO

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