Funniest Ethics Quote Ever: The Marshall Project

The Marshall Project, in its analysis of President Biden’s much ballyhooed mass pardon for people convicted of federal marijuana possession, heralded in the news media as the largest act of clemency in a generation.

Weeell, that wasn’t exactly true, was it? As the Marshall Project analysis explains, while the act may have symbolic force in prompting some states to extend clemency to pot violators, and while at the federal level there aboutt 6,500 people with prior marijuana possession convictions on their records may benefit from the pardon by restoring civic rights like voting, or serving on juries,  but only if the marijuana charge was the only felony on their record.

In short, the grand gesture, a sop to the Democratic Party’s drug-loving base, was pure deceit, misleading the public to believe it was something it was not to a ridiculous degree. The way the mainstream media played it, the President was letting harmless, non-violent offenders out of prison and addressing “over-incarceration.” In realty, the “mass pardon” released nobody.A responsible, ethical news media would have clarified that from the beginning.

I have never seen, nor do I believe there has ever been, a President and an administration so devoted to Big Lies, misrepresentations, denials of reality and deceit as this one, a particularly nauseating development since Biden came into office promising transparency and a reversal of the policy of “lies” Democrats claimed emanated from the Trump White House.

The Biden administration makes Donald Trump look like a combination of George Washington and Honest Abe by comparison. A “mass pardon” that will let nobody out of jail is the perfect signature this gang of fakes, who claim that inflation is fleeting, that their energy policy has had no effect on gas prices, that the border is “secure,” that Hunter Biden is fine young man and that it is the other party, the one not holding political show trials, that is “a threat to democracy.”

I guess it’s not really funny, but the Marshall Project’s quote did make me laugh out loud.

6 thoughts on “Funniest Ethics Quote Ever: The Marshall Project

  1. You know, I realize that politicians (well, people in general but especially politicians) are reluctant to admit that they made a mistake, or that they were wrong, or that their policy was responsible for bad things happening. There is some reason for that, as opponents will tend to use that sort of thing against them.

    But, for heaven’s sake, this administration has been absolute perfection if you listen to them. There was no possible better result in Afghanistan, sending out trillions of dollars has no effect on inflation, in fact it fights inflation. Raising taxes will spur the economy. The border is secure. The pandemic is over, except for people with student loans, who are in financial distress because they haven’t had to make payments or incur interest on those loans for two full years. The new Georgia election laws, which are Jim Crow on steroids are suppressing the vote, leading to record turnout. Falling gas prices are because of Biden’s policies, but prices then rising are not his fault.

    Sheesh.

    p.s. I just read that the lawsuit by 6 states against the student loan forgiveness was dismissed by the federal judge. If nothing else, the Republicans need to win the House so that it can sue to get this executive order squashed by the Supreme Court like the cockroach it is. It’s infuriating.

      • Ok, yeah, I see that but it was a case out of Wisconsin apparently, which I’ve not heard of. Have not heard if there’s been an appeal in the Indiana taxpayer case (or if there can be).

        I do think Congress has the requisite standing — and they’ve successfully sued at least once before on something akin to this.

        It’s maddening, but I think the administration knows that if this ever gets a day in court, it’s doomed.

        On the other hand, I thought the same about the constitutionality of the individual mandate for Obamacare. I still disagree with that decision, but — what can you do?

    • And now there’s an appeals court that has stayed the debt forgiveness program temporarily to hear arguments on the case involving the six states. That case is possibly not dead yet.

  2. Jack wrote, “In short, the grand gesture, a sop to the Democratic Party’s drug-loving base, was pure deceit, misleading the public to believe it was something it was not to a ridiculous degree. The way the mainstream media played it, the President was letting harmless, non-violent offenders out of prison and addressing “over-incarceration.” In realty, the “mass pardon” released nobody. A responsible, ethical news media would have clarified that from the beginning.”

    The tactical pattern that the political left is using is very, very clear and this cannot be stated often enough…

    “The political left has shown its pattern of propaganda lies within their narratives so many times since 2016 that it’s beyond me why anyone would blindly accept any narrative that the political left and their lapdog media actively push?”

    The political left lies straight to your face.

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