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Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 10:35 AM Feb 2022

You can't always get what you want, or be careful what you wish for.

I have been thinking about what happens if we get our wish. Trump is arrested, he goes through the regular booking with the nice photo and everything. We rejoice in the streets. The trial is long and the evidence is clear and overwhelming, it is obvious to the world what a crooked SOB the man and his entire circle are...and then it goes to a jury.

An annulment, and acquittal.

The witch hunt, the persecution, the unwarranted attacks on an innocent man stories crescendo. Trump parades his innocence around the nation, wanting revenge and a return to power on a new level. What would that mean for our future?

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You can't always get what you want, or be careful what you wish for. (Original Post) Chainfire Feb 2022 OP
that's a risk i am willing to take. uncle ray Feb 2022 #1
Seriously? Arrest that POS! Emile Feb 2022 #2
Seriously what? Chainfire Feb 2022 #10
Trump and Trumpers is could not possibly be more vindictive than they are now Walleye Feb 2022 #3
Gun sales increase... ProudMNDemocrat Feb 2022 #4
So we let them go durablend Feb 2022 #11
If this country prosecuted so-called white collar crime like it should Doc Sportello Feb 2022 #5
There is more than one way to imprison a person. kentuck Feb 2022 #6
What is the basis for assuming an annulment and an acuittal? brooklynite Feb 2022 #7
Just a guess... Chainfire Feb 2022 #9
How many times did we here that same lament in the Derek Chauvin trial? brooklynite Feb 2022 #12
Do you equate the influence, money and power of Chauvin with that of Trump? Chainfire Feb 2022 #13
Friends, stop projecting. usonian Feb 2022 #8
Trump isn't going to flee anything. He knows that he won't be going to jail. Chainfire Feb 2022 #14
 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
10. Seriously what?
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 01:43 PM
Feb 2022

I am all for arresting him, convicting him, jailing him and throwing away the key. I bring a thought for discussion among adults, not some sort of surrender to the inevitable. A what if? Not a what is.

It doesn't matter if he is acquitted, what matters is that he faces the type of justice that us mortals are subjected to.

ProudMNDemocrat

(17,337 posts)
4. Gun sales increase...
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 10:43 AM
Feb 2022

Because the orange SOB tell his followers to "to take back our country".

I have one living next door to me and I have no desire to urge him to shoot me or anyone for that matter.

durablend

(7,556 posts)
11. So we let them go
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 01:54 PM
Feb 2022

And now they know they can run roughshod all over us. "Stupid lib loosers! Just like doormats!"

Doc Sportello

(7,676 posts)
5. If this country prosecuted so-called white collar crime like it should
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 11:01 AM
Feb 2022

Then dump would never had been able to run for office because he would have served or was still serving jail time for fraud. Add that to the fact that this country doesn't prosecute to the full extent high level official lawbreakers like Nixon, North, etc. and the chances of dump ever serving jail time or any sort of true punishment for his crimes are slim.

While I don't think we're ever going to see any kind of perp walk - let alone jail time - you point is a good one to consider. Factual evidence means nothing to the cultists. If giving dump his just desserts meant this country was heading toward true justice for all, then yes indict and jail the sorry SOB. Lacking that movement, the best I think we can hope for is some kind of agreement where he makes an Alford plea or something, then denies he did anything wrong and soaks up the suckers for more money. Unfortunately that is the state we're in.

kentuck

(111,512 posts)
6. There is more than one way to imprison a person.
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 11:08 AM
Feb 2022

They can become prisoners in their own minds.

They can become so pre-occupied with defending themselves from going to prison that they no longer have the freedom enjoyed by common citizens.

They have become a prisoner to the system.

There is no peace of mind for these people.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
9. Just a guess...
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 01:39 PM
Feb 2022

In this country, today, where do you think that you could pick a jury without at least one Trump thumper?

usonian

(10,927 posts)
8. Friends, stop projecting.
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 01:17 PM
Feb 2022

All his palace guard go down, and he flees to a "sovereign" island, as Peter Thiel had toyed with earlier.

Wouldn't YOU do the same if you had the remaining bucks to do do, rather than spend years squirming?

Total ego fulfillment. Absolute rule and obedience, and everyone with assault rifles.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
14. Trump isn't going to flee anything. He knows that he won't be going to jail.
Sun Feb 20, 2022, 06:20 PM
Feb 2022

Besides that, who is going to finance his "fantasy island?" His old lady is having to scam charities to make the light bill.

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