Sunday, December 1, 2019

Outrageous when you think about it.

The [NYT] stories ["aimed at defusing the Horowitz report"] gave off an odor of panic and desperation that signaled a crumbling loss of conviction in the three-year narrative assault on the truth — namely, that the US Intel Community organized a coup to overthrow the improbable President Trump.[1]
Organized . . . a . . . coup. Right here in River City.

We have been staring at this monster for some three years. An organized coup against an elected president by people who have secret agenda, despise the Constitution, and despise the sovereign people.

And not just the intel community but the vaunted FBI which, to borrow from the time of LBJ, was run by a "curious crew," not the least of whom was a mincing, smirking oddity who ran counter intelligence and the posturing head of that outfit who mysteriously discovered the outer space version of a criminal statute that contained the word "intent" while the unlovely Loretta "Ask Me About My Grandkids" Lynch entertained herself with paper airplanes over at Main Justice.

The G Men also weren't operating in "junkyard dog" mode later on either, as Judicial Watch has learned:

Judicial Watch last week released FBI emails showing that the FBI’s top lawyer gave deferential treatment to the attorney representing Hillary Clinton’s top aides implicated in the mass deletion of Clinton’s emails.[2]
Good not to inconvenience Hillary. Our special crone princess, Slayer of Kings.

Trump's response to this has not risen much above the level of disjointed Twitterst├╝rme, to my great sorrow. This being a "teachable moment" in our national history we get precious little by way of instruction from Trump on the significance of elections, ballot integrity, voting machine control, voter fraud, voter ID, the Soros Secretary of State initiative, the electoral college, presidential authority, and the danger of high officials playing fast and loose with the FISA warrant application process.

He might also take this opportunity to remind people that if Brazil and Argentina can prosecute high officials then the United States damn sure can too. The reigning article of faith here, however, being some people are just above the law.

Rather, Trump's allowed the debate to proceed on the basis that he is somehow a rough and inelegant fellow – a reality TV star (smh) -- who dines on Big Macs, admires the military rank and file (fascist bumpkins), and is unfit to darken the door of a Starbucks. (A real barnyard disgrace was, of course, LBJ but I don't remember that his antics had much of a half life in the press and I'm not talking about Dogeargate or Gallbladderscargate. As was Slick Willy who mistook the Oval Office for the back seat of his sophomore-year Corvair.)

Whether there is a counterattack underway is an open question. The Attorney General and his predecessor seem to be hors de combat on the issue of sticking it to the enemies of constitutional government. As does President Trump, let it be said. Personally I expect the famous border wall to reach a stupefying 50 miles of impenetrable barrier by November 2020 before any armored SWAT teams show up at 0500 at the doorstep of Comey, Clinton, Obongo, Brennan, and Clapper. This "investigation" into the treason of the Deep State is proving to be the equivalent of a 25-month pregnancy, and counting.

HowEVer, Barr did give a humdinger of a speech to the Federalist Society in which he spoke these words about the illegitimacy of the Deep State attack on Trump:

Immediately after President Trump won election, opponents inaugurated what they called “The Resistance,” and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the Executive Branch and his Administration. Now, “resistance” is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes -- It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous -- and indeed incendiary -- notion to import into the politics of a democratic republic. What it means is that, instead of viewing themselves as the “loyal opposition,” as opposing parties have done in this country for over 200 years, they essentially see themselves as engaged in a war to cripple, by any means necessary, a duly elected government.
That's a pretty good take on the thinking of the decidedly disloyal opposition. "We so special."

[1] "The Solidarity Of Democrats' Delusion Is About To Collapse." By James Howard Kunstler, ZeroHedge, 11/30/19 (bolding removed).
[2] "Judicial Watch: FBI Uncovers New Clinton Emails." Judicial Watch, 11/27/19.


mobius said...

"We so special."

Andy Texan said...

If the President and Attorney General act against the coup participants with any thing other than kid gloves, the senate traitors will spook. Unless the President is willing to go full-on 'Declaration of Emergency' suspension of Habeas Corpus, send in the military police to arrest the participants, then we cannot expect anything other than plodding justice in an unjust system.