Rep. Eric Swalwell apparently thinks that for Presidents he doesn’t support, the Fifth Amendment doesn’t exist and they’re guilty until they prove themselves innocent. But then, you already knew this guy was full of hot gas.
Former FBI attorney Lisa Page turned to the friendly environs of MSNBC’s "Rachel Maddow Show" to give an interview in which she claimed that everything we know is wrong. That text about an “insurance policy” in case Trump got elected was merely an “analogy.” And that text from her lover/FBI colleague Peter Strzok that "we won't allow" Trump to get elected? Why, that was merely the "collective 'we'" as in "like-minded, thoughtful, sensible people who were not going to vote this person into office."
So if you want a good example of why Inspector General Horowitz couldn’t state that political bias played a part in the targeting of Trump and his people, here it is. Without the power to subpoena and compel testimony and other prosecutorial powers, he actually had to give credence to any exculpatory excuse that was offered, no matter how badly it insults our intelligence. And by “our,” I mean the collective “our,” as in “all like-minded, thoughtful, sensible people.”
During Tuesday’s House Rules Committee (yes, this House actually still has one of those) hearing on how to handle impeachment, Alabama Republican Rep. Bradley Byrne offered an amendment stating that under the same standards set forth here, both President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder should have been impeached.
If you recall, they defied a subpoena by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that was investigating the Fast and Furious scandal, the idiotic ATF scheme to send taxpayer-purchased guns into Mexico so they could be tracked (they quickly lost track of the guns, which ended up in the hands of drug gangsters who killed dozens of Mexican citizens and American Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.) Holder’s refusal to cooperate got him held in contempt of Congress, but both he and Obama blithely went on in their jobs.
Amid all the hypocritical and sanctimonious speechifying by Democrats recently, one of the most galling has been Holder’s attacks on Attorney General Bill Barr, accusing him of not being worthy of the office and acting as if he’s Trump’s protector rather than an objective enforcer of the law. Never forget that this comes from an Attorney General who defied a House subpoena to cover up a scandal in which many people died because of his Administration’s bad judgement and incompetence, who was actually held in contempt of Congress, and who proudly gave himself the nickname, “Obama’s wingman.”
Joe Biden put out a new attack ad on President Trump that’s being criticized on a number of levels, including having what one political analyst called “one of the worst slogans I’ve ever heard in a commercial.” It’s “I will not let Donald Trump be President.”
The pundit said it reinforces the image that Democrats are trying to take away the voters’ right to decide who will be President. I’ll also add two more problems: It suggests that Joe doesn’t know Trump already is President, which plays into his reputation for befuddlement (if he didn’t hear that Trump replaced Obama as President, he should have least noticed the difference from all the new jobs.)
And of course, the other reason it’s a terrible slogan for Joe Biden is that it’s a pile of malarkey.
On a related note, Joe recently said something that would actually make an even worse slogan. As the Washington Examiner put, “Father of Hunter Biden says no one wants their kids to grow up to be like President Trump."
A CNN legal analyst (i.e., someone who passes for an expert on the law on CNN) was, like many other liberals, apparently shocked and outraged that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch gave an interview to Fox News to promote his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It.”
She tweeted incredulously, “Uh, why is a Supreme Court Justice doing a TV interview?”
At the link are some of the many occasions in recent years when SCOTUS Justices gave TV interviews, including Gorsuch, just three months ago with…CNN. If she doesn’t watch her own channel (and granted, I fully understand if she doesn’t), you’d think she would have at least seen Sonya Sotomayor plugging her own book within the past year on both “The Daily Show” and “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.” I assumed those shows were what CNN analysts watched to learn about the news.
Your Wednesday dollop of fake news, this time courtesy of the BBC. The British Broadcasting Corporation, taking a cue from their American colleagues, wrote a headline that falsely implied President Trump denies the Armenian genocide.
As you can see from the full Trump quote, he made it clear that the US condemns “one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century, when one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire.” It’s true that he didn’t use the term “genocide,” likely because Turkey has threatened to close our military bases and radar stations there if we do, but that’s the same policy that was in effect under Obama, whom I do not recall being denounced as a genocide denier.
You’d think the BBC might want to engage in some self-reflection and spend a little less time slamming Trump and a little more thinking about how they grew so out of touch with their own nation’s people that they became a mouthpiece for arrogant leftist elites and never saw the electoral tornado heading their way last week. I hope their weather forecasts are more reliable than their political news.
The recent shooting at a Jewish supermarket in Jersey City is only the latest incident in a rising wave of Anti-Semitism. As noted at the link, attacks on Jews now account for 58% of all religious-based hate crimes. Almost as disturbing is the fact that some people who claim to be defenders of tolerance are finding ways to excuse the attackers and blame the victims. This Instapundit post has a round-up of the latest on this subject, including some shocking comments from a Jersey City official.
I confess that I’m baffled as to who Nike thinks its customer base is, but after elevating to icon status the most polarizing figure in the NFL, the man who almost singlehandedly has destroyed fan loyalty and TV viewership, they’re now bringing out a line of shoes with Colin Kaepernick’s face on them and the date “8/14/16” to commemorate the day he first took a knee during the National Anthem.
If Reebok would like to clean up, might I suggest that they market a line of shoes with “12/13/19” on them? That’s the date when commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the NFL had “moved on” from Colin Kaepernick. I’d happily buy a pair of those. I bet they’d be really comfortable when standing at attention through even the longest rendition of the National Anthem.
Food for Thought:
Dennis Prager on the left’s ongoing aggressive war on Christmas that we’re letting them win, even as they mock us for believing that it exists.
And J.B. Shurk at American Thinker reminds of that all of the past few years of partisan divisiveness, anger, Deep State treachery, erosion of trust in elections, media malpractice, false accusations, squandered time and wasted investigative tax dollars are traceable to the corruption and bitter, frustrated sense of entitlement of one person. And she’s now going around lecturing the rest of us about our ethical shortcomings and pondering a third run for President.
Is there such a thing as a preemptive impeachment vote?