Trump Pardons Martin Shkreli: Shkreli to Head Department of Health and Human Services

18 Sep

I have conflicted feelings regarding the seemingly united sense of schadenfreude that Shkreli is doing jail time for his sociopathic behavior. In the wake of the Presidential pardon of the law-breaking racist Joe Arpaio, it does not seem like that big of a leap for 45 to pardon Shkreli and then appoint him as the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, given the composition of the rest of the appointments — Betsy DeVos, Rick Perry, Ben Carson, Scott Pruitt, Jeff Session and the rest of the Basket of Deplorables. The common denominator for all of his appointments is racism, homophobia, and misogyny.

Action we can take now is to keep trying to contact your senators and representatives and start looking at the 2018 midterm elections.

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11 Responses to “Trump Pardons Martin Shkreli: Shkreli to Head Department of Health and Human Services”

  1. Dr. Rex September 18, 2017 at 6:44 am #

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    … ‘sense of schadenfreude’ I’m banking on the 2018 midterms. If it doesn’t go well, I think that the country will be done!! Evil would have trumped good!!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 18, 2017 at 7:11 am #

      Dr. Rex, thank you for reblogging this. Yes, I have serious hope for the midterm elections. I am so grateful you are safe after Hurricane Irma. Lots of love, Michael.

      • Dr. Rex September 18, 2017 at 7:18 am #

        TY, dear friend!! All is good … not so for Puerto Rico and the islands!! 😳 María is headed that way … then, who knows? Florida … 😱
        ❤️❤️

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 18, 2017 at 7:21 am #

        Sadly, the turbulence of the earth seems to be running parallel to the turbulence of the political landscape.

  2. bevanyardleigh September 18, 2017 at 8:04 am #

    Nicely done! I did a terrified triple-take before I realized that your headline was a parody. How sad that it seemed so plausible! I’m guessing the next pardon will be Charles Manson, just in time to nominate him for the Supreme Court…

  3. Jennifer Carey September 18, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

    It took me a moment to realize this was satire. It sounds like something the President would do.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt September 19, 2017 at 6:03 am #

      Hi Jennifer. Yes, sadly, 45’s behavior has made this parody seem quite plausible. Much love to you!

  4. Christine Noble October 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    I could totally see this.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt October 5, 2017 at 6:11 am #

      Christine, sadly, 45 has been so awful it is easy to imagine him doing this! I hope you are well, dear heart! Lots of love to you!

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