Skip to comments.Blagojevich thanks president for setting him free: 'I'm a Trump-ocrat'
Posted on 02/19/2020 6:54:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, freed from prison Tuesday, heaped "profound and everlasting gratitude" on President Donald Trump for commuting his sentence.
"President Trump is the one who did this, and I'm ... profoundly grateful," Blagojevich, who was a Democrat, told reporters Tuesday night at Denver International Airport.
"He's got obviously a big fan in me," said Blagojevich, who has gone totally gray since entering prison. "And if youre asking me what my party affiliation is, Im a Trump-ocrat."
"He didn't have to do this. Hes a Republican president; I was a Democratic governor," Blagojevich said. "My fellow Democrats have not been very kind to him. ... In fact, theyve been very unkind to him."
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“”Blagojevich said. “My fellow Democrats have not been very kind to him. ... In fact, theyve been very unkind to him.”
I expect the democrats will send him to re-education immediately to get his head on straight.
Of course what he did was wrong but I did think his sentence was excessive.
We paid 20 million dollars to settle lawsuits for rapist congressmen and women who should actually be in prison for their actions.
This sentence should have been 5 years out in 3
Puzzled by this week’s pardons. Why are surely-guilty officials & bureaucrats being favored by Trump?
I’ll trust, but these are concerning.
Wow, prison has really aged him. I wonder if this tiger can really change his stripes? Or is it, once a nasty rat, always a nasty rat.
What Trump is doing here is the equivalent of leaving a horse’s head in the FBI’s bed.
Basically he’s sending a message that any case touched by Comey or Mueller was likely tainted, and he is going to use his pardon power to preserve justice regardless of party affiliation.
Corrupt though he may be, Blago still has influence with many Democrats. He will convince at least some to vote for Trump. This is an ingenious infiltration and undermining of the Democrat voter pool.
I think it’s called fairness. These people served time.
But, it doesn’t matter. Fact is, this president does it during an election year, not ten minutes before leaving office like the rest.
gutsy guy, even the midget judge Amalfitano agreed.
Trump-o-crat! I like that...
If you hand out manslaughter sentences and the guy is out in five years....then all lesser crimes ought to reflect lesser years as well.
I think in Blagojevich’s case, it was a commutation, not a pardon.
I agree that the stiffest sentences MUST be reserved for those who take a human life.
That lady Trump pardoned last year had done 21 years for drug possession. That’s about three times as long as most people do for manslaughter.
Killing a police DOG here in PA could get you more time than killing a human being. Killing one via abortion lets you off scott-free.
The scales must be recalibrated.
IIRC, Obama was the only one on the ticket. So, I'm thinking about all of this.
I dont know about that. Other than frost on the punkin it looks as if prison life did him some good to me. I suspect he wasnt exactly doing hard time.
Perhaps his release/pardon provides evidence and other very fruitful threads and crumbs into the State of Illinois’s political swamp.
Democrats have no use or interest in him any more. IL gov and state pols are condemning Trump for turning this super-criminal loose early.
Listen to what Blogo has to say. Jesus forgives and so can we.
Now go away.
Trump is putting a thumb in their eye here. The folks that over sentenced Blago are the same Mueller pirates that tried to railroad Trump.
Agreed...... Comey had his hand in this conviction. Exactly what he is doing. This is an end-run around for DJT. Whatever will we do when he eventually leaves office. Hopefully he’ll still tweet.
Poke, poke, poke.
Please everyone donate to Jim / FR so we can end these fundraisers. that’s my 2 cents.
Blago has long been rumored to have A LOT of dirt on Barry Obama.
A LOT of dirt.
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