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Republicans on Parade - 3/8/2019

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TomCat S (128)
Friday March 8, 2019, 11:51 am
Here is the one hundred fifty-first article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s winner is a Republican Judge TS Elliot. He is so honored for goose-stepping by sentencing Trump’s Collusion Specialist, Paul Manafart, to far less than he deserves.

Pat B (356)
Friday March 8, 2019, 12:09 pm
Unreal !! I couldn't believe what I heard on the news yesterday. Ellis should have recused himself! After what he's (Manafort) has done, he got a 'walk in the park', compared to a first time offender who is caught by the federal government with 200 grams of heroin for sale, he or she faces 5 to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $5 million. *criminal. find law.

Freya H (345)
Friday March 8, 2019, 12:25 pm
Let us hope that Manafor's too-light sentence is spent in a privately-run prison with rotten food, inadequate medical attention, and underpaid guards who have shitty attitudes and the compassion of buzzards.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday March 8, 2019, 12:32 pm
I think what gripes me in a way even more than the sentence itself was the phrase "blameless life." (Nameless I gather had the same reaction, and I hope can share here the photo he used at Daily Kos.) Nothing about Manafort's life has been blameless. Nothing.

Now, there once was a fellow named Judas, who actually DID live a blameless life ... until he didn't.


Marco C (31)
Friday March 8, 2019, 12:48 pm
Justice is certainly is, T.S. Ellis demonstrates it. So much for protecting the integrity of the criminal justice system. Scored big on undermining our national interests.

His judgement did huge damage and sets back justice and the perception of justice in this country. Years of criminal behavior, obfuscation, misrepresentation and lying to federal authorities. A costly investigation and a sophisticated prosecution right down the toilet.

For his sentencing there was not only a wide national audience, but also a huge international audience watching and waiting to see the degree to which integrity still exists in our government. All three branches of government have been breached and are tainted with incongruities, inconsistencies, hypocrisy and open bold and blatant criminality. Third world status is upon us.

I can hear the laughter all over the globe in Russia, Saudi Arabia, China and North Korea among them, not to mention those who were our allies. We have no more moral high ground to stand on. We mistreat our own, don't follow our own laws or constitution, elect goons, bullies criminals and promote nepotism right up to and into the highest offices of the land. We have abandoned our standards and consistency and have now confirmed that lawless, unethical and immoral behavior is embraced and has a home here. We have arguably deteriorated to a third world status, with an infrastructure, educational system and healthcare to match.

Our country now has international credibility that is comparable to that of our President. Once a great nation, no longer exceptional....Thank you Republicans.....

David C (80)
Friday March 8, 2019, 1:22 pm

pam w (139)
Friday March 8, 2019, 1:50 pm
Ellis SHOULD have recused himself! Let's hope the next one is a genuine JUDGE and not just a SHILL for the pustulent one and the GOP!

Nita L (127)
Friday March 8, 2019, 3:51 pm
I was appalled when I heard the sentence Judge Ellis handed down.  I too hope Judge Jackson hands down the maximum sentence for Manafort to serve consecutively.

Mitchell D (82)
Friday March 8, 2019, 4:36 pm
This clown of a judge was appointed by St. Reagan.  How about that for a pedigree?
Yes, no concurrent sentencing for Mr. Blameless. 

Glennis Whitney (393)
Friday March 8, 2019, 4:54 pm
Great poat and comments Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

Winn Adams (179)
Friday March 8, 2019, 5:47 pm
RESIST !!!!!!

Lesa D (28)
Friday March 8, 2019, 8:20 pm
blameless life...???!!! SERIOUSLY???!!!

thank you TomCat...

Lona G (66)
Friday March 8, 2019, 8:27 pm
I didn’t follow this too closely during the past weeks, but when I heard Manafort got the lowest sentence possible from this Virginian judge, my first reaction was: That judge must be a Republican. No rocket science needed to come to that conclusion, was there. It is all to clear that judge T.S. Ellis III (the name is a give-away of sorts) would have been much happier if the jury has been hung on all counts, not just 10, so he did what he could to minimize the damage.

Judge T.S. Ellis III had already shown some very biased behaviour during the trial, which must have had some influence on the jury too, enough to recuse himself based on that behaviour. But he didn’t and now it would be pertinent for some investigative journalist to dig a bit deeper into Ellis’ background, into the people he has communicated with over this trial en perhaps even into some flow of money. Ellis surely has put himself up for that.

Let’s hope judge Amy Berman Jackson will hand down a more fair sentence to Manafort next week, but I hate to be in her shoes right now. Her reasoning for any sentence, low or high in years and consecutive or not, must be exemplary to maintain her credibility and not lose it as Judge T.S. Ellis III did.

Colleen L (3)
Friday March 8, 2019, 8:59 pm
This so-called judge is a joke. 47 months for what they were originally saying he could get up to 25 years or more was a slap on the hand. With these types of clowns in our courts who are continuing to make decisions like these, it's going to make us the laughing stock of the world.. A real disgrace.
Thanks TomCat

Lynn S (235)
Friday March 8, 2019, 9:10 pm
Nothing like having a partisan judge! But then, there is SCROTUS too! It is one thing to be conservative in judging cases. It is quite another to be partisan. Forty-seven months for Manafart’s list of crimes? Undeniably a partisan decision. The decision was a Heil Drumpfenfarten salute! I hope Judge Berman Jackson is fair but does not cave to right wing partisan shenanigans! I somehow think she will be fair and give Manafart a substantial consecutive sentence. But will the Fuhrer pardon him?

Parade definitely warranted. Ellis, the “Rocket Docket” Judge should be sanctioned for going well below the minimum recommended sentence.

BTW, you had TS Elliot in several places so I changed to TS Ellis. Ellis defames Eliot, one of my favourite poets. My favourite poem was about cats and I remember writing an English paper on it and Eliot. From Wikipedia:
“In 1939, Eliot published … Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats…In 1954, the composer Alan Rawsthorne set six of the poems for speaker and orchestra in a work titled Practical Cats. After Eliot’s death, the book was adapted as the basis of the musical Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber…”

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday March 8, 2019, 10:43 pm
Manafort should have gotten more, he lied and lied.
needed more time in Jail!
Thank you for the video's
Thank you TomCat

Angelflowers D (1)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 3:14 am

Marco C (31)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 4:36 am
The bottom line is that Manafort is of a character that he shouldn't be out and about, free in society and the world.

Ellis betrayed his charge to keep society free of predators, despite the evidence including admission of guilt being handed to him on a silver platter. He gives the impression of having been corrupted by colluding and conspiring with convicted felons himself.

The message he has sent with his sentencing is enormously damaging to the perception of incorruptible justice in this country.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 7:32 am
We have to realize the judge was doing the best thing as so many of Trump's peeps are going to prison we can't afford long incarcerations for them!

TomCat S (128)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 10:24 am
Thanks, Stars, Hugs, and Amen to all! 😻

Janet B (0)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 12:17 pm

Raleighaway k (359)
Saturday March 9, 2019, 2:26 pm
47 months-really?! ty TomCat

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 4:42 am

TomCat S (128)
Sunday March 10, 2019, 8:08 am
YVW! 😻
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