Their side: Pedo Dems are living on the blood of babies.
Our side: Actually there's a perfectly sound legal explanation why we must protect Trump.
Love people answering this with the perfectly sound legal explanation. The decision on E. Jean Carroll wouldn't feel so demoralizing if there was a sense that the DOJ was otherwise determined to expose how Trump and Barr misused it. But instead we're hearing "moving on" talk.
Just as a base motivation strategy, when every bit of news coming out of the DOJ regarding the previous administration is about protecting it, loyal Democrats are going to feel some heavy Bill Barr deja vu. People need to feel like Dems in power means justice along with normalcy.
I have no doubt if the roles were reversed, a direct line from Bill Barr undermining the Muller investigation to Donald Trump remaining in office being responsible for 10's of thousands of preventible Covid deaths would be drawn every day in the media.

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Nobody ever does a piece on how slashing executive pay would lower prices.
$38 million for just the CEO in 2020, by the way.
Here's 2019. We always talk about the CEO pay in these cases, but every company that makes a big deal about have to pass worker wages on to the consumer usually has a C suite that's pretty sweet.
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As a Democrat, seeing a party that wishes you dead flourish by flouting all rules and norms, it’s a little tough to take when your party clings to those rules and norms. “We don’t want to be like them,” only can hold the line so long.
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Covid year should have been a painfully vivid lesson that when politics is treated like an entertaining game on one side and an ossified institution on the other, the rich get richer and the poor die. And yet.
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Past police Covid deaths/Future police Covid deaths
Just thinking about how this isn't the last of these completely unnecessary deaths.

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Our worst politicians feeding this with talk of 2nd amendment solutions seems like a 🚨 situation.
Of course they mean whiteful order.
Of course there's an obvious problem with how you police this movement.
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Sounds like one of those speeches designed to get praise from the mainstream pundits that doesn’t actually frame anything clearly enough to upset the guilty too much.
“Although Ryan doesn't mention Trump by name in his criticism…” But you can be damned sure he calls Biden out as a wild eyed leftist intent on destroying America.
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