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Wed Jan 8, 2020, 01:29 PM

footstick alert: Lindsey Graham uses 'impunity' back ass-wards

I really appreciate President Trump letting the world know you cannot kill an American without impunity," Graham said https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/pelosi-demands-briefing-us-iran-strike-graham-trump/story?id=68049245

Lindsey Graham misused the meaning of 'impunity', obviously getting it back asswards.
Properly said it would've been 'you cannot kill an american with impunity'. That is, you cannot kill an american and be exempt from punishment.
What graham wrote is saying - you cannot kill an american without 'being exempt from punishment'.
Cancelling out the double negatives 'cannot' and 'without' transforming them into 'with' & 'can', it becomes 'you can kill an american with impunity', or 'you can kill an american with freedom from punishment'.
Wow, and we thought suleimani was bad.
My memory aid for 'wrong' is: Without compunction and with impunity. Is why I caught it. Bravo me.
Figured I'd see some talking heads like rachel or ari or wolf or chris catch it, but nope.

impunity: exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss
laws were flouted with impunity


Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
‘the impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings’

https://www.onelook.com/?w=impunity&ls=a

Or is it lindsay with an A. Like I care. Nicki Haley and Lindsey should get married. Formerly halfway decent repubs now brainwashed into stoogedom by a hypocritical bloviating windbag.

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Wed Jan 8, 2020, 02:19 PM

1. seems like a word he would...

be very familiar with. More of that what's the word? Not deflection, not transference...ah well, something the GOP excels at.

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