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2022-05-17 12:47:18 PM  
Not true subby. Every time that Republicans corrupt the law and let Donald go despite his obvious guilt, they weaken this country just a tiny bit more.
I don't know which straw will be the one that breaks the camel's back...but we keep this up, we're going to find out.
All it takes is time.
 
2022-05-17 12:50:16 PM  
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2022-05-17 12:53:58 PM  
Ah, well, nevertheless.
 
2022-05-17 1:15:47 PM  
That's because the FEC is a joke.

The commission was unable to function from late August 2019 to December 2020, with an exception for the period of May 2020 to July 2020, due to lack of a quorum. In the absence of a quorum, the commission could not vote on complaints or give guidance through advisory opinions. As of May 19, 2020, there were 350 outstanding matters on the agency's enforcement docket and 227 items waiting for action. In December 2020, three commissioners were appointed to restore a quorum. However, deadlocks arising from the equal number of members from the Republican and Democratic parties with the absence of a tie-breaking vote has resulted in some controversial investigations being not pursued.

Broken by design:
By law, no more than three Commissioners can represent the same political party, and at least four votes are required for any official Commission action. This structure was created to encourage nonpartisan decisions.
 
2022-05-17 1:24:44 PM  
Well, golly.

Nobody could have seen that coming.
 
2022-05-17 1:47:12 PM  
Keep filing complaints
Anyone can do it

// why is there an even number of commissioners?
 
2022-05-17 2:20:28 PM  
Second Amendment Solution time yet???
 
2022-05-17 2:21:04 PM  

cretinbob: Keep filing complaints
Anyone can do it

// why is there an even number of commissioners?


For this exact result. Why do you think we're so confidently insistent that nothing will happen?
 
2022-05-17 2:21:38 PM  
Obvious tag gone on summer vaca?
 
2022-05-17 2:22:20 PM  
Our whole political system is thieves and liars all the way down.  It's disgusting.

There is no binding law for the rich or powerful.
 
MFK
2022-05-17 2:22:30 PM  

Weaver95: Not true subby. Every time that Republicans corrupt the law and let Donald go despite his obvious guilt, they weaken this country just a tiny bit more.
I don't know which straw will be the one that breaks the camel's back...but we keep this up, we're going to find out.
All it takes is time.


The correct move here would have been to not elect trump in the first place to allow him to corrupt the FEC with operatives but I am definitely looking forward to hearing why this is Biden & The Democrats' fault
 
2022-05-17 2:23:10 PM  
Obviously, the Republicans refused to work with Democrats because of Crazy Bernie and such as.
 
2022-05-17 2:23:36 PM  
"The practice has long been considered against the law."

Well not anymore... now its been normalized... thanks FEC!!
 
2022-05-17 2:24:33 PM  
Huh.

It's almost as if all the Eeyores in the poltab were psychic or something.

Never would've thunk it.
 
2022-05-17 2:25:09 PM  
No see this is just dotting T's until the Justice powder is ground finely enough, then we'll finally have enough justice-y pixie dust to put Trump in prison. This example of nothing happening is actually proof that something WILL happen, somehow.

You bunch of Eeyores.
 
2022-05-17 2:25:43 PM  

xanadian: Huh.

It's almost as if all the Eeyores in the poltab were psychic or something.

Never would've thunk it.


I wouldn't give them an inch.   It's easy to naysay, hard to keep shiat together.
 
2022-05-17 2:25:54 PM  
You mean to tell me "the process" did not prevail, and real-life does not operate like an Aaron Sorkin show?
 
2022-05-17 2:26:07 PM  
Might as well just let him Move back into the White House. Why wait another two years?
 
2022-05-17 2:26:35 PM  
The practice has long been considered against the law. But in recent years, the FEC, which is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans,

And that's your problem right there.  No partisan crap.
 
2022-05-17 2:26:35 PM  
By the people money, for the people money


Ain't America great

/$$$
//$$$$$
///$$$$$$$
 
2022-05-17 2:26:38 PM  
Well, this is just going to embiggen him to commit more crimes.  So much for TFG's spotless record of Law and Order*.

*Hasn't missed an episode since he switched the channel to Ion and lost the remote.
 
2022-05-17 2:27:18 PM  
Despite explicit promises. Nothing happens.

Wonder if the cruelty is the point.
 
2022-05-17 2:27:23 PM  
The thought that keeps coming back to me is that nothing lasts forever, and even our country can break if we don't protect it.
You know whats really odd? That conservatives think chaos plays favorites. That's why they want chaos ..they think it'll help them win.
But chaos is fair. It doesn't play favorites.
 
2022-05-17 2:28:36 PM  

EnderWiggnz: Despite explicit promises. Nothing happens.

Wonder if the cruelty is the point.


I'll bite.  Who was "promising" anything here?

And yeah, some of you are self-flagellating masochists.
 
2022-05-17 2:28:54 PM  
I think we should make an adjustment to the fark filter that changes "Eeyores" to "people who were right the entire time".

Example:

Well, now we get to hear from the people who were right the entire on why this is a bad thing.
 
2022-05-17 2:30:01 PM  
Remember when crime was illegal? Peppridge Farm remembers
 
2022-05-17 2:30:39 PM  
Ho but NEXT time, you know, you better just, huh, ho boy, yeah, that's RIGHT!!!
 
2022-05-17 2:30:55 PM  

whidbey: EnderWiggnz: Despite explicit promises. Nothing happens.

Wonder if the cruelty is the point.

I'll bite.  Who was "promising" anything here?

And yeah, some of you are self-flagellating masochists.


Literally everyone who said that we need to elect a Dem if Trump is ever going to go to jail.
 
2022-05-17 2:31:08 PM  

HerptheDerp: Remember when crime was illegal? Peppridge Farm remembers


For wealthy people, it's only a crime if they piss off people wealthier than them.
 
2022-05-17 2:31:29 PM  

Weatherkiss: I think we should make an adjustment to the fark filter that changes "Eeyores" to "people who were right the entire time".

Example:

Well, now we get to hear from the people who were right the entire on why this is a bad thing.


We now know they can't learn...
 
2022-05-17 2:32:43 PM  
Catch The Greased Pig Contest
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2022-05-17 2:33:40 PM  
The criming will continue until the beatings start.
 
2022-05-17 2:33:51 PM  
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FEC!
 
2022-05-17 2:34:02 PM  
CLAP HARDER, BIATCHES!
 
2022-05-17 2:34:05 PM  
Ain't y'all glad to not have to live under the tyranny of a monarch that can skirt the law without any repercussions?
 
2022-05-17 2:34:08 PM  
Things are proceeding exactly as Hillary and Pelosi planned during their meeting in Benghazi.
 
2022-05-17 2:34:08 PM  
MAGA loyalists are aiding and abetting Trump to commit crimes, and they are just as culpable.
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2022-05-17 2:34:47 PM  
If we punish Trump we have to punish every Republican that also broke this law.
 
2022-05-17 2:35:22 PM  

whidbey: xanadian: Huh.

It's almost as if all the Eeyores in the poltab were psychic or something.

Never would've thunk it.

I wouldn't give them an inch.   It's easy to naysay, hard to keep shiat together.


Sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling loudly isn't keeping shiat together, it's ignoring reality.
 
2022-05-17 2:35:39 PM  
It's almost like there are two sets of laws.
 
2022-05-17 2:36:18 PM  

LarryDan43: If we punish Trump we have to punish every Republican that also broke this law.


Do they have to be alive afterwards? I mean like... what level of damage is permissible here.
Asking for a friend!
 
2022-05-17 2:36:18 PM  
Richard Nixon started the FEC. It's broken, exactly as intended.
 
2022-05-17 2:36:24 PM  
I'm not religious, but I do hope that Hell is real, because this bastard shouldn't get to skate away with EVERYTHING.
 
2022-05-17 2:38:06 PM  
The Eeyores really don't like tremors in their Force, don't they?
 
2022-05-17 2:38:40 PM  

whidbey: xanadian: Huh.

It's almost as if all the Eeyores in the poltab were psychic or something.

Never would've thunk it.

I wouldn't give them an inch.   It's easy to naysay, hard to keep shiat together.


Nobody needs your inch, you've been consistently wrong on this for years now.
 
2022-05-17 2:38:58 PM  

LarryDan43: If we punish Trump we have to punish every Republican that also broke this law.


I'm OK with that.
 
2022-05-17 2:39:23 PM  

whidbey: The Eeyores really don't like tremors in their Force, don't they?


I'm now convinced your entire existence is on for performance art.
 
2022-05-17 2:39:24 PM  
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2022-05-17 2:39:27 PM  

lilbjorn: LarryDan43: If we punish Trump we have to punish every Republican that also broke this law.

I'm OK with that.


But then who will we compromise with?
 
2022-05-17 2:39:48 PM  

snowblur: Well, golly.

Nobody could have seen that coming.


Clearly calling them Eeyores and telling them they're naive and childish for expecting the barest modicum of justice from government is the correct action here.
 
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