Trump’s Lying Has Long Spawned Massive Emulation from His GOP Allies! If Convicted Would or Should Biden Pardon Him?

By Donald A. Collins | 16 July 2023
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In reading the 7/14/23 Washington Post column by Dana Milbank entitled “Republicans celebrate their successful deception of voters” it is obvious that because lying has worked so well so far for Trump, his GOP colleagues are using more and more blatant lies to bolster their attacks on Biden.

These examples curdle one’s belief that being honest and honorable is a requisite when one takes an oath in entering elected office.

[Jennifer Rubin: Christopher Wray (FBI Director) is getting away with doing a lousy job]

And several Republicans on the panel [at Wray’s hearing] floated the slander that the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection was an inside job perpetrated by the FBI.

“This notion that somehow the violence at the Capitol on January 6 was part of some operation by FBI sources and agents is ludicrous,” Wray responded, “and is a disservice to our brave, hard-working, dedicated men and women.”

Here’s some others from the column filled with absurd unsubstantiated lies:

But each time Wray batted down a wacky accusation, Republicans popped up with another.

Rep. Chip Roy (Tex.) spoke of a “tyrannical FBI storming the home of an American family.”

Rep. Dan Bishop (N.C.) accused the FBI of being the “agent of a foreign power.”

Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.) alleged that the FBI “interfered with the elections in both 2016 and 2020” and that Wray was in “denial” to say otherwise.

And Hageman saw Wray’s FBI doing the “dirty work” of “mass censorship” to “suppress the First Amendment” as part of a supposed “two-tiered justice system that has been weaponized to persecute people.”

His column is well worth reading to understand the huge extent of their perfidy.

Peggy Noonan sees Trump on a possible exit ramp!

Read here as she equates his position as comparable to Napoleon at Waterloo.

Chances seem high for a Biden Trump rematch, but George Will postulates that neither Trump or DeSantis will be the GOP nominee.

Read his arguments here.

Will doesn’t guess on Biden’s future, but his clear logic if the GOP wants to win the Presidency, present odds don’t favor a Trump or DeSantis nomination.

Since Will had fun with his conjecture, here’s mine. What if Biden’s re-elected and Trump is convinced with prospects of jail time?

Does Biden, then serving his final public office, pardon Trump as a master move to show his true intentions to bring reconciliation to a deeply divided country?

Despite the GOP’s lies against him which polls show are widely believed by Trump’s base and even many in the GOP, if it is a 2020 rematch, will Biden’s sterling record of governance still not be properly recognized by many voters?

However, the stench of Trump’s attempted ruination of our nation’s most revered institutions, particularly our Supreme Court, should surely ensure a Biden 2nd term during which our listing ship of state can further recover.

After all, what other GOP candidates have yet surfaced who voters will embrace in the 2024 election? George Will may be right about Trump, but if Biden’s record as produced here from ChatGPT is even partially recognized as stellar by voters from both parties, he is a shoo in!

President Biden first term achievements

During President Joe Biden’s first term, which ends in 2025, he accomplished several significant achievements. Here are some key highlights:

1. American Rescue Plan: President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act in March 2021. This $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package aimed to provide relief and support to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It included direct stimulus payments, expanded unemployment benefits, funding for vaccine distribution, support for small businesses, and assistance to schools and local governments.

2. COVID-19 Response and Vaccination Campaign: President Biden prioritized tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and launched a comprehensive national strategy to control the spread of the virus and accelerate the vaccination campaign. He increased the vaccine supply, established mass vaccination sites, expanded testing capacity, and provided guidance for reopening schools and businesses safely.

3. Infrastructure Investment: President Biden focused on revitalizing America’s infrastructure by proposing the American Jobs Plan. This $2.3 trillion package aimed to rebuild and modernize the country’s roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports. It also included investments in clean energy, broadband expansion, affordable housing, and improvements to water systems.

4. Climate Change and Environmental Policies: President Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate change, which the United States had previously exited, demonstrating his commitment to addressing climate change on a global scale. He set ambitious goals to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and initiated policies to promote clean energy, reduce emissions, and invest in sustainable infrastructure.

5. Racial Equity and Social Justice: President Biden established racial equity as a priority and signed executive orders to address systemic racism and promote equal opportunity. He took steps to combat discrimination in housing, criminal justice reform, and immigration policies. Additionally, he advocated for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which aimed to address police misconduct and accountability.

6. Health Care Expansion: President Biden sought to expand access to healthcare and protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He launched a special enrollment period to allow more Americans to sign up for health insurance during the pandemic. He also proposed the American Families Plan, which included provisions to lower the cost of healthcare and expand Medicaid coverage.

7. Immigration Reforms: President Biden took executive actions to reverse some of the restrictive immigration policies implemented by the previous administration. He proposed comprehensive immigration reform legislation that aimed to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, protect DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients, and enhance border security.

These achievements represent a summary of President Biden’s notable accomplishments during his first term in office.

Any GOP new face nominee has quite a sickening list of GOP hardened positions to defend: Dobbs, Guns, LGBTQ, Voting restrictions, Racism, and Christian Nationalism. Did I omit some? Write me your additions!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”, “Vote”, “Can Homo Sapiens Survive?”, “Will Choice and Democracy Win?”, “Can Our U.S. Survive 8 Plus Billion of Us” and “Economic Growth: A Cancer on all Earthly Life”.

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