February 19, 2020

From the “If It Weren’t For Double Standards, They’d Have No Standards at All” Dept: Byron York at writes about all the people who demanded, promoted, cheered on and participated in constant investigations of Donald Trump and all his associates, claiming that was a vital function of protecting our precious democracy. But now that those investigations have been exposed as politically-motivated, illegally-conducted and shadily-sourced, and the people who launched them are themselves under investigation, suddenly, investigations are a horrible partisan assault on our precious democracy.

The very same people who put other people and their families through an expensive ordeal are also now complaining about how unfair it is that they’re being put through an expensive ordeal. As Rhett told Scarlett in “Gone With The Wind,” “You’re like the thief who isn’t the least bit sorry he stole, but he’s terribly, terribly sorry he’s going to jail."

The Potomac River is in danger of being flooded with crocodile tears over AG Barr’s legitimate and justified investigations, but as York points out, none of the people doing the crying were the least bit concerned when the DOJ was targeting their political opponents with frivolous, partisan and unfounded investigations for the past three years.

And why go back only three years? Does anyone seriously think that the political weaponizing of the federal bureaucracies only started when Trump was nominated? At The Federalist, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Chip Roy gives us a little history lesson on the politicizing of the Justice Department, and reminds us of eight major examples of it under Obama alone.

Joining the transparently self-serving calls for Attorney General Barr to resign was Joe Biden, who calls Barr’s recommendation (not an order, just a recommendation that the judge is apparently going to ignore) for a lighter sentence for Roger Stone “the greatest abuse of power I have ever seen.”

I think we’ve all noticed that Joe has a very hard time keeping historical events straight in his memory, so maybe he should read the article by Chip Roy for a refresher course on what real abuse of power looks like, as exercised by the Administration he was recently a part of.

It’s also recommended reading for the editorial board of the Washington Post, which recently denounced Barr by describing him as Trump’s “wing man,” apparently forgetting that former Attorney General Eric Holder once proudly described himself as Obama’s “wing man,” and they apparently thought that was pretty cool.

Since Holder has also recently been denouncing Barr over false accusations that he’s doing what Holder bragged about actually doing himself, maybe he should read that Chip Roy article, too.

I think we need an investigation to see if someone dumped some sort of amnesia tonic in the DC water supply.

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  • Amelia Little

    02/19/2020 08:04 PM

    The outrage of the left, the comments of biden--all make for comic reading. They have blinders on, for Pete's sake. What they have been doing to President Trump, Manafort, Carter Page, Stone, Flynn, and Justice Kavanaugh over the past three years evidently just ISN'T the same as what is (GASP) being done to them.

    Retaliation, my hind eye. I am not the only person on the face of the earth who has pointed out for several years that the democrats are actually the ones guilty of that which they accuse Republicans doing. Not that there were any reasons to THINK the Republicans were doing anything, they just know what they HAVE been doing, and are thinking of doing, so, of course, it makes sense to them that everyone else is as devious and underhanded as they. And, as time went on, and their actual deviousness and underhandedness HAVE shown up BECAUSE OF THEIR INVESTIGATIONS into every thing Trump, there have been those of us who have been screaming to bring them to justice. And, have been applauding that Wm Barr is currently our AG, and isn't going to be bullied into recusing himself or even kowtowing to the President. He knows his job, and he will do it right. All this screaming just validates what I, among others, have thought since Wm Barr was first named as possibly being the AG--first of all, they didn't want him as AG (and that, of course, is because they know he's a straight up kind of guy who WILL get to the bottom of things) and, then insisted he recuse himself--I think it was originally for anything mueller connected, but they wouldn't have stopped there---just would have insisted he recuse himself pretty much from all of his duties.

    I was very relieved to find that the hype about AG Barr "going to resign and it's Trump's fault" was just hyperbole from the left and msm who hoped people would swallow it hook line and sinker. I was going to wait for your assessment, but listened to a bit of Andrew Klavan earlier today and he was reassuring.

  • Kara Lawler

    02/19/2020 04:33 PM

    Thank you Sir. I appreciate you pointing these things out.