Threats of resignation, controversial pardons, libs wanting the elite to have more power in choosing presidents – we’ve got a full menu for you on Wednesday’s Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they welcome Attorney General Bill Barr’s latest plea for President Trump to stop making his job so difficult. They also bang their heads against the table as Trump commutes the sentence of a thoroughly unrepentant Rod Blagojevich. And they hammer away at a Washington Post opinion piece arguing that the Democratic primary process is not working well so the proper answer is to give more power to elites to reach a consensus on a nominee.

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  1. Arahant Member

    At least we can always depend on the Washington Post.

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    • February 19, 2020, at 12:49 PM PST
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  2. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I live in Chicago and Rod Blagojevich is a typical Chicago (D) progressive pol on the take. I would never vote for a (D), but Rod is not any different than most of the (D)’s in Chicago.

    Jim and Greg played the “incriminating” Blago “golden” recording as if Rod were committing a crime.

    The typical way to “pay off” a politician is legally through campaign donations(ie: McCabe’s wife), lucrative “jobs” for family members(ie: Hunter), or promises of coveted political positions (ie: I give Obama’s chosen guy the Senate seat, you make me the US Secretary of State). Happens everyday, and it is legal, so Jim and Greg inferring that the “golden” recording was the crime are talking out of their ear holes.

    Rod very well may have committed other felonies for which he has already served nearly 8 years in prison, which is a really long sentence for the non-violent crimes of soliciting bribes, and soliciting extortion …. (the wire fraud sounds like a throw in crime). Before you sentence a guy to 14 years in prison he should have at least had the benefit of actually getting some of the bribe money.

    Blago had the book, kitchen sink, and the entire house thrown at him because Rod had the temerity of committing the mortal sin of bucking the Obama/Axelrod Chicago Syndicate, and wouldn’t you know it, in a city awash in corruption the Obama led FBI/DOJ Feds were miraculously able to make a quick and dirty corruption case on Blago in record speed. Then they were able to seat a Syndicate favored son(ie: Roland Burris) in Obama’s Senate seat to boot. Rod was guilty of what at least half the (D) pols in this state could be convicted of at any time if only the Feds had Obama’s permission.

    A 14 year sentence was insane, and the 8 years served was at least 4 to 5 years too long. Just because Jim and Greg don’t like that Rod appears unrepentant does not mean he did not actually sit in Federal prison for 8 years.

    Trump did the right thing

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    • February 19, 2020, at 1:37 PM PST
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  3. Brent Chambers Member

    Bottom line on Blago, and many, many others is that the Department of Justice isn’t about justice. If you need someone with a more extensive vocabulary from an elite school to make the case, maybe you should read Lord Conrad Black on this subject. 

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    • February 19, 2020, at 3:42 PM PST
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  4. Fynxbell Member
    Fynxbell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    365 shopping days till the next Presidents day. It’s a leap year.

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    • February 19, 2020, at 3:44 PM PST
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  5. Kim K. Member
    Kim K. Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Fynxbell (View Comment):

    365 shopping days till the next Presidents day. It’s a leap year.

    I noticed that, too!

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    • February 19, 2020, at 3:57 PM PST
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  6. Eustace C. Scrubb Member

    Any chance for a pardon or commuting of sentence for too harsh sentencing for Michael Avenatti?

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    • February 19, 2020, at 5:14 PM PST
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  7. Arahant Member

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Any chance for a pardon or commuting of sentence for too harsh sentencing for Michael Avenatti?

    Heh.

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    • February 19, 2020, at 5:31 PM PST
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  8. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Any chance for a pardon or commuting of sentence for too harsh sentencing for Michael Avenatti?

    Heh.

    Did he get a harsh sentence? I hadn’t heard.

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    • February 19, 2020, at 6:56 PM PST
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  9. EDISONPARKS Member
    EDISONPARKS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Eustace C. Scrubb (View Comment):

    Any chance for a pardon or commuting of sentence for too harsh sentencing for Michael Avenatti?

    Heh.

    Did he get a harsh sentence? I hadn’t heard.

    Let’s wait and see if Avanatti gets a sentence anywhere in the neighborhood of 14 years for his crime of extortion.

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    • February 19, 2020, at 7:59 PM PST
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  10. Taras Coolidge

    @user_54742 (a.k.a. Edison Parks) — “Jim and Greg played the ‘incriminating’ Blago ‘golden’ recording as if Rod were committing a crime.”

    The power of prejudice: one hears what one expects to hear. Similarly, Jim and Greg can’t see how having a prominent Democrat extol Donald Trump for his kindness might be helpful to him.

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    • February 19, 2020, at 11:37 PM PST
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  11. kedavis Member

    But isn’t it kind of a good thing if Trump does something not aimed directly at improving his rating with some group or other? Otherwise people say everything he does is just to help with his re-election.

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    • February 19, 2020, at 11:45 PM PST
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