Re: @ codejunky -- The smell of desperation
"OK, bring it on, junky. Where's the evidence of the newly neologized phrase "lawfare"?"
I aint a real fan of the phrase but it applies accurately. The Steele dossier and the actions taken by security services in an abuse of power to open an investigation but also hold the investigation open even after they knew it fake. The twitter files exposed the security services spreading misinformation (lies). Hunters laptop was concealed and the investigation hush hushed. 2 impeachments, one concerning the Bidens interference (as VP) in protecting his son from investigation in Ukraine which Trump wanted the investigation reopened (Hunters activities now coming to light with the 'big guy' being more involved than he originally claimed). Even when the FBI raided Trumps home they leaked photo's of an active investigation.
The J6 garbage showed how desperate they were to go after Trump even though he did nothing wrong and the event was self inflicted leading to conspiracy claims (amazing how many 'conspiracy theories' have come true though). We have Alvin Bragg bringing a case he decided against previously but the timing is great. Fulton County uploaded publicly a grand jury indictment of Trump, before the grand jury met to vote! Then released a document that looks eerily similar to the one they prepared earlier.
This is a start.
"For example, explain to the class where Florida Man's legal rights are being deterred?"
It would be interesting to see you hold up against this kind of action. We look down on countries where the state is used as a weapon against political opponents but now it is happening in the US.
"One could easily make the case that he is getting special treatment beyond that over which you and I would be afforded in similar, or even lesser, circumstances. (No travel restrictions, still got his passport, no ankle bracelet GPS tracker, no monetary bond, etc.)"
Actually a recent stupidity was to use the argument that Trump is a flight risk' to grab his data. That is the level of moron and desperation going after him. The special treatment he is getting is his opponents using the power of the state to go after a political opponent.
"To do that, you'd have to demonstrate that F.M. was not guilty of any of the things he's been charged with"
Really? So instead of the actions which have been proven and public must be ignored because for some reason we have to demonstrate Trump isnt guilty of... how many crimes are they trying for now? Noting more keep coming all the time.
I am not defending Trump as having not done anything, I dont know. But using the state as a weapon against a political opponent is corrupt and we typically look down on such behaviour.
"So you'll pardon me if I'm not willing to believe your cry of "lawfare" on face value."
You dont have to. The evidence isnt difficult. Its actually amazing to claim ignorance of it.
"bleatings of one whose hero has been shown to not be of the character and moral fiber that one so desperately insists his hero must have."
And here is the stupid tribal response. Nope. Here is a hypothetical scenario for you. Imagine Trump did break the law. Imagine he actually, wilfully and even with malicious intent did something criminal. Imagine they try to prosecute him and actually succeed in a guilty verdict. Doesnt matter the punishment but they actually get him for an actual real crime and convict.
In that scenario anyone but an irrational, hatred blinded anti-Trumper (and even then) to not have any doubt that the evidence wasnt fabricated, the security services were honest about it, that this wasnt just another attempt by the state to take out their political opponent. And of course this stands in direct contrast with the investigations for the Bidens which is/should have been conducted.