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Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Donald Trump has given control of US foreign policy to the military in exchange for support on domestic matters.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona was infamous for his tough approach to policing. At his prison facilities he gained notoriety for his tough regime of discipline without special privileges.

Recently, Arpaio was convicted of Contempt of Court for refusing to obey a court order designed to force Arpaio’s deputies from specifically targeting illegal aliens in its jurisdiction.

The maximum sentence for such a conviction would have been 6 months behind bars.

Today, Donald Trump announced that he has invoked his power of Presidential pardon to absolve Arpaio of any wrong doing.

Arpaio who was a strong Trump supporter during the campaign stated,

“I’m very appreciative of what the president has done.Right now, I have to thank the president for standing by me and standing by law enforcement. And I’m very humbled”.

As the White House is increasingly staffed by ex-military leaders, it is becoming increasingly clear that while US Foreign Policy is now mostly controlled by the Department of Defence rather than the President’s remaining civilian staff or the State Department, Trump is continuing to exercise his prerogative in domestic affairs through executive orders and special Presidential privileges deriving from the US Constitution.

The public may well be witnessing a kind of Faustian bargain in which Trump has largely surrendering his foreign policy campaign promises, resigning himself to allow the military to largely dictate the trajectory of foreign policy in exchange for military men backing up Trump’s personal decisions in domestic affairs, decisions which generally remain deeply unpopular among the neo-liberal dominated Democratic party and some Republicans.

If this is the case, a new coalition of military hawks and domestic policy makers who are more in line with ‘candidate Trump’ may emerge as the central power brokers of the White House. This would appear especially the case as General John F. Kelly consolidates his new role as Donald Trump’s White House Chief of  Staff.

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seby
seby
August 26, 2017

Maybe he can now get a job patrolling the White House, to make sure nobody who doesnt have their lips coated with bush the III’s excrement is allowed in.

charlie
charlie
August 26, 2017

They are both degenerate authoritarian nationalistic nazis…pair of thick cunts

ShermanRMcCoy
ShermanRMcCoy
Reply to  charlie
August 26, 2017

And you are obviously a moron, which is why I am blocking you in three, two, one. Buh-Bye!

englishvinal
englishvinal
Reply to  charlie
August 26, 2017

Lovely verbiage..
… such is always a distinct indication of superior intelligence and of a genteel upbringing!

N. A. R II
N. A. R II
Reply to  charlie
August 26, 2017

Neither is socialist so they cant be Nazis. They believe the rule of law which pisses off criminals so if you are pissed….

ShermanRMcCoy
ShermanRMcCoy
August 26, 2017

Interesting theory. Although there is no question that America’s failure to enforce her immigration laws has been destroying the country from the inside, failure to reach better relations with Russia could result in the total destruction of the entire world.

Avramijevdan
Avramijevdan
August 26, 2017

Mr. Dumb surrounded himself with same kind of people from day one of his campaign. His words were also very clear to anyone knowing how to listen. Feigning surprise about his reign is expected but it will not work outside of Usadistia and in all reality Usadists do not need it since their understanding of reality is already convoluted as much as possible. It is great that Mr. Dumb decided to become the decider and is in charge of himself and his decisions. However it is not surprising he chosen to free that Joe Arpaio character, embodiment of Usadist patriot.… Read more »

englishvinal
englishvinal
Reply to  Avramijevdan
August 26, 2017

Gee “Avramijevdan”.. you sure have made it clear that you are not “an American Nationalist”.. !!! With a name like “Avramijevdan”.. you are not a native American either… so what IS your “claim to fame”??? Trump is a lot of nasty things but “dumb” is not one of them. He is sitting in the white house, and he got there using his “connections” and his “skills” (neither of which I admire), but he IS there, and YOU are sitting behind a keyboard in lower class middle US .. (or is it Afghanistan? or…???).. calling Trump “dumb”. I think the circumstances… Read more »

Rastislav Veľká Morava
Rastislav Veľká Morava
Reply to  englishvinal
August 26, 2017

Correct. This so called Serbian Speaking Swede posts the same shite over and over, like a broken record.

Avramijevdan
Avramijevdan
Reply to  englishvinal
August 26, 2017

English, your eloquence, uncanny ability for observation and above all your timeless way of recognizing (non)quality of not only me but of the DOAT himself left me speechless.

Please feel free to provide some more of your wisdom for my reading pleasure.

TecumsehUnfaced
TecumsehUnfaced
Reply to  Avramijevdan
August 27, 2017

It was the first POTUS. George Washington sent General Sullivan in 1779 to destroy the Iroquois towns. He established a precedent for the American presidency stronger than the two term limit.

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
August 26, 2017

And turd Trump didn’t have the balls to make the announcement other than during the hurricane hitting Texas, so people’s attention were focused on the natural disaster. Contemptible.

englishvinal
englishvinal
Reply to  Vera Gottlieb
August 26, 2017

Does that matter ..??? Really.. ?? I don’t care a fig for Trump.. I certainly did NOT “vote” for him.. “voting is for suckers and mind dead” as far as I am concerned … for many reasons, all valid. That said, Trump has done at least ONE correct act, …. ….. he took Arpaio off the leftest meat hook where they conspired to hang him to bleed out.. an honest sincere man who was protecting the people of Arizona from the onslaught of ILLEGAL ALIENS… who suck the energy / blood right out of the veins of decent working people.… Read more »

Vera Gottlieb
Vera Gottlieb
Reply to  englishvinal
August 26, 2017

Yes, honesty and integrity matter to me – perhaps not to you. The country is being divided more and more, pitting one group against the other. So much for the United States…

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka
August 26, 2017

You nailed it Adam. It is like a really bad US movie with Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford.
A senile octagenarian instead of Trump’s base. He has chosen… badly.

Dennis Morrisseau
August 26, 2017

I DON’T think he has or should surrender to anything like an MIC directed
foreign policy…..nor to an Israeli directed one

S.M. De Kuyper
S.M. De Kuyper
August 26, 2017

I think that with the US Presidential powers now under the Trump Presidency, the President could take back his powers from the four Military powers surrounding him, easily.

S.M. De Kuyper
S.M. De Kuyper
August 26, 2017

“JUST DO IT!”

Simon
Simon
August 27, 2017

Never heard of Arpaio, and so would not normally care. But my interest was tickled – is this decision divisive, does it cause more passion, both outrage and support in the US, out of all proportion to its real consequence?
A quick review of the news and even the comments on this small site, would suggest – Yes, very much so.
Then great. More of the same please. Fuel for the fire.
Now get us another statue story and pass the popcorn.

richardstevenhack
richardstevenhack
August 27, 2017

Arpaio is a complete butthead fascist who deserves to be locked in a cell with the inmates he’s tortured for decades. This guy would be happy running Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison.

Trump becomes doubly a scumbag for pardoning this other scumbag. It’s in line with his favoring torture and killing the families of alleged terrorists, i.e., pretty much any Muslim.

N. A. R II
N. A. R II
Reply to  richardstevenhack
August 27, 2017

Tortured, Really. If you believe the people in charge think that the families of alleged terrorists are pretty much any Muslims then you are an idiot and you are the islamophobe.

The tax payers of the US are tired of paying for criminals including those who think they have the right to illegally enter this the country.

They believe the rule of law which pisses off criminals so if you are pissed….

richardstevenhack
richardstevenhack
Reply to  N. A. R II
August 28, 2017

Obviously someone who approves of torture. Pretty much speaks for itself.

N. A. R II
N. A. R II
Reply to  richardstevenhack
August 28, 2017

Only after the wusifaction of this country could any of these be deemed as torture. If he was in a rusdian,brazian,Mexican,etc prison he would face torture. You panty waste snowkemflake actually think it is acceptable to”convict” a patriot without a jury by his peers. This man openly ran his force like this and was elected 6 times. He refused to stand down while the “President” told the border patrol to stand down. That is closer to treason than this was to torture. No the whole purpose of this crap is to sell socialism and I’m sick of your idiocy.

richardstevenhack
richardstevenhack
Reply to  N. A. R II
August 29, 2017

The US has rules (more often acknowledged in the breach than the execution, admittedly) against “cruel and unusual punishment.”

He ignored them. He’s a scumbag, You’re a scumbag. ‘Nuff said.

N. A. R II
N. A. R II
Reply to  richardstevenhack
August 29, 2017

Typical “educated” child living in mommies basement with no real world experience or worse just that mentality. Most websites refer to people like you as a snowflake but I will go with pajama boy. I have been in jail, fixed my life after having experienced life as an addict. Crawled back to improve my life through work and education. What you call cruel and unusual is absurd. What Sheriff Joe did was try to make his jail a place people did not repeat visit. If you have ever been jail most jails have people that basically live there. The prisoners… Read more »

richardstevenhack
richardstevenhack
Reply to  N. A. R II
August 30, 2017

I’m far older than you are and more experienced. And I was never an addict (I never even smoked normal cigarettes), but I was in the military for three years during the Vietnam war. Comparing prison to the military is asinine and insulting to the military.

Someday someone is going to remember their time in his jail and put a bullet in his head. Can’t wait to hear it. Hopefully that ex-con will get a medal. and a pardon from whoever is President.

N. A. R II
N. A. R II
Reply to  richardstevenhack
August 30, 2017

Please not my comparison it was made by never mind …. “Someday someone is going to remember their time in his jail and put a bullet in his head. Can’t wait to hear it. Hopefully that ex-con will get a medal. and a pardon from whoever is President.” You are a whackadoo. After I called you Pajama boy I read some of your other posts you may not be in mommies basement but I am guessing your antisemitic crazy arse has a least a whole role of tin foil wrapped around your head.

richardstevenhack
richardstevenhack
Reply to  N. A. R II
August 31, 2017

“antisemitic”

Ah, I suspected you were a Zionist troll…confirmed…

colum
colum
August 27, 2017

This could be spun another way. If trump has truly gained directorship of domestic affairs it would be entertaing to see trump corral the like of Antifa and other violent liberals as well as fascists and extreme right under the stewardship of Mr Apraio. Granted this is just whimsy and improbable, but a shock to the system is really need right now to fuck over the establishment. Something short of full blown protest and riot by the hard working (and largely silent) public of America, and probably, the world.

Afghanistan seeks Russia’s aid while Russia defends Pakistan against Trump’s accusations

Russia has a model for peace and stability for Afghanistan–it’s called Chechnya