Lion of the Blogosphere

Jeff Sessions named Attorney General!

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You can be sure that with Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, immigration violations will become a priority and that he won’t get involved in witch hunts against alleged “racism.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 18, 2016 at 9:20 am

Posted in Law, Politics

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  1. Also, Sessions can engage in massive voter suppression under the guise of fighting voter fraud and is sure to turn a blind eye to any Republican voter fraud.

    This is great news. And the Left is extremely triggered.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 18, 2016 at 9:22 am

    • Bwahahahaha

      IHTG

      November 18, 2016 at 9:59 am

    • Otis, sometimes I think you are a plant from Daily Kos

      gothamette

      November 18, 2016 at 10:58 am

    • New CIA director – first in his class West Point, Harvard Law, started tech companies, congressman. Smart guy.

      Don’t like his claim about Iran and terrorism when Saudi Arabia is the real terror supporter not Iran.

      Rifleman

      November 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm

  2. The governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, is a Republican and will appoint another Republican to take Sessions’s place in the Senate.

    Black Death

    November 18, 2016 at 9:25 am

    • The more important question is whether Sessions’ replacement will be an immigration hawk or an amnesty shill.

      Richard

      November 18, 2016 at 10:23 am

  3. Brutal anti Bernie stuff on NeoGaf and DailyKos today. True believing liberals hate Bernie with every fiber of their being.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

  4. Not really helpful in avoiding handing 4 weeks of “Racist!” headlines.

    Why not Giuliani? The guy is very talented and and has been out of power for 15 years. Makes no sense.

    Lion of the Turambar

    November 18, 2016 at 9:37 am

    • Giuliani is said to be in line for Secretary of State.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 18, 2016 at 10:01 am

      • Giuliani is said to be in line for Secretary of State.

        Let’s hope not. Along with being literally an unattractive face to represent America he’s another neo con surrounded by neocons.

        I suspect Dana Roerbbacher is the best in line now.

        I guess now it might be Kris Kobach for Homeland Security or INS.

        Rifleman

        November 18, 2016 at 11:37 am

      • or maybe Kobach will be Deputy AG and then move into the top stop a bit later.

        Maybe this is all a plan to keep Kobach’s hands clean of locking her up.

        Greg Pandatshang

        November 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    • Rudy is 72 years old, and unlike Trump has the appearance and energy of the typical person that age. Need somebody with a bit more vigor to run an important government agency.

      PerezHBD

      November 18, 2016 at 4:43 pm

  5. Republicans don’t commit a lot of voter fraud, maybe 1/10 or less of what the Dems do. That’s why the Dems hate any measures to reduce voter fraud like photo ID but the Republicans are okay with it.

    JimBonobo

    November 18, 2016 at 9:39 am

    • This needs to change. We need to not only shut down Dem voter fraud but also do voter fraud of our own. Also we need to suppress the black and latino votes as much as is possible.

      Otis the Sweaty

      November 18, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      • Also we need to suppress the black and latino votes as much as is possible.

        To do that the Republicans will need to trick the Democrats into nominating a 69 year old, unappealing, money grubbing warmonger who wants to create a new Cold War with Russia, violently intervene in more troubled countries, promote trade deals that kill middle class jobs in order to increase Wall street profits and………..well stuff like that.

        Rifleman

        November 18, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      • “trick the Democrats into nominating a 69”

        No way. The Democrats are the smart, well-educated party. There’s no way they’d do anything that stupid.

        owentt

        November 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  6. Jesus christ. I just wet myself.

    The Philosopher

    November 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

  7. My first post, after 6 years of reading The Lion. A polite request for The Lion, should he ever go through a writer’s bloc phase. As an Englishman, I value Trump’s election even more highly than that of our own Brexit vote, the reason being the domino effect on Europe which might ensue, and thus make our own Brexit so much more painless (together with the reclamation of European sovereignty). So my request is for his brilliant analysis to be applied to European politics: which countries will topple first and elect nationalist governments that are anti-EU. Any views which shed insight would be most appreciated.

    The lioncub

    November 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

    • The problem is that I really don’t know much about what’s going on in Europe. At least no where enough to make predictions like that. I can’t even make any good predictions about the U.S. stock market.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 18, 2016 at 10:15 am

    • My concern, actually, is that kneejerk anti-Americanism might produce a backlash against nationalist politics in Europe. If I was one of the European globalists, I’d try to fight Trump by re-channeling their citizens’ nationalist impulses against whatever policies Trump espouses.

      Richard

      November 18, 2016 at 10:28 am

      • I think you under-estimate the excitement aroused in Europe by the liberal elite being vanquished by Trump and his deplorables. European supporters of Trump’s policies now have much more confidence to express their opinions openly. Marine Le Pen was interviewed on a BBC politics show, which was unthinkable 10 days ago. But I might well be wrong, hence my request. Thank you for replying.

        The lioncub

        November 18, 2016 at 10:45 am

      • Where I am, the lügenmedia are nervously muttering about how far the nationalist ranks may have swelled by Trump’s election while the politicians are milling about unsure what to do.

        Glengarry

        November 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      • I would deal with an Enoch Powell type anti-American over a globalist any day. Powell was deeply suspicion of the US. But that was when the US was the biggest force for globalization on earth, so a British patriot would be more pro-American nowadays. That said, I appreciate that the British are simply pro-British, and don’t necessarily support what we do.

        The British wisely stayed out of Vietnam.

        gothamette

        November 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      • @Glengarry,

        LULZ. Loving every minute of this, but guess what, the pols don’t have to do anything. Just follow the law. Geez.

        Did you hear that Trump has already spoken w/24 world leaders, while Obama had not spoken to a single one by January 8?

        gothamette

        November 18, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      • So my request is for his brilliant analysis to be applied to European politics: which countries will topple first and elect nationalist governments that are anti-EU.

        I’ve been reading British papers online for years and know quite a bit about Western European politics. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard has been my go to source for the failures of EMU, the comments at the Spectator are great even if the editorialists like James Forsyth are “wet” Tories. I also follow EU Referendum and am familiar with the history of the European Union.

        I already have written about the euro crisis on my blog and I will be posting an article at my blog about what impact Trump’s victory has on Europe tomorrow.

        https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/too-failed-to-save-deutsche-bank-heralds-a-global-crash/

        In an age when a concept as obvious as gender has somehow become a bizarre focal point of confusion (for the rather large number of you who were unaware of this, we remind you all of the scientific fact that there are only two genders), no one should be surprised to see that most confused of currencies, the euro, edge towards disintegration.

        While ostensibly the euro project was undertaken by the Delors Commission for reasons of commerce, the true, barely concealed aim of the currency which emerged from that Commission was the destruction of the concept of the European nation state and, along with it, the European peoples.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    • Can’t speak for the Lion, but my money is on Austria this December. The Austrian Constitutional Court has invalidated the second round of their presidential elections due to voter fraud by the leftists. The right-wing Trumpist candidate, Norbert Hofer, was already set to win because he was the one the election was stolen from in the first place, but Trump’s victory no doubt gave him an extra boost.

      HBDfan

      November 18, 2016 at 10:41 am

    • Lioncub, I sympathise with your effort to try and find decent analysis of the European political scene from a right-wing perspective. Do you read The Spectator? If not you’d be surprised at how far to the right some of their writers are for a magazine you can get in a newsagent, especially some of their online bloggers who aren’t published in the print magazine. Ed West, for example, has often referenced Steve Sailer.

      But I haven’t been able to find many decent right wing English language bloggers outside the USA. Do you have any opinion on why this might be? Certainly, British/Irish right wing bloggers tend to be more anti-semitic; not merely ‘Semitic-Critic’ like Steve Sailer but more of the full-fat variety. Given that online blogs can be made or broken by the quality of their commentators, not having Jewish bloggers or Jewish commentators does reduce the talent pool, I’m sad to say. And it means they tend to attract conspiracy theorists who can be quite dull reading.

      It’s such a shame Larry Auster’s gone for so many reasons. He used to include a lot of coverage about the UK and Europe and had many knowledeable contributors. When there was a big story in Britain, he’d be the first place I’d head to.

      prolier than thou

      November 18, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      • Thank you for your reply, prolier. Yes, I’m an avid reader of The Spectator, although I think Ed West no longer writes there. (But James Delingpole is good.) I discovered Larry Auster rather late, but his website includes some very brave commentary on issues that are out of bounds for Europeans. You’re absolutely right that there’s a shortage of English language politically incorrect websites in the UK and Europe. Gates of Vienna is the only one I can think of that is focussed on European politics, even though I believe its author is American. As to why, I can think of a number of reasons. First, Europeans suffer from restrictions on free speech, and are conformist by nature. Second, Americans are just more sociable, outward going and free thinking. It’s no coincidence that social media platforms were invented in the US. And third, as you say, they nearly always attract vicious trolls who destroy the bloggers’ will to keep going in the face of adversity. One day, I plan to start my own blog, but it’s not possible until I retire.

        The lioncub

        November 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    • Lioncub, check out the Online spectator. Ed West blogs on there, along with others that are not in the print edition. It might sound weird, but the left-wing New Statesman is often quite a good read too. They have some old-school lefties like John Bew and John Gray who offer quite excoriating critiques of modern liberalism. And even the more disagreeable lefties can offer a quite accurate analysis of the political situation, you just won’t agree with their conclusions. In fact, the left often understand the meaning and implications of demographic change and identity politics FAR BETTER than the right wing media who still haven’t moved beyond the ‘it’s political correctness gone mad’ cry of the bewildered conservative. In fact, part of what defines the alt-right for me is that they are conservative-minded people who actually get the left.

      To bring it back to the topic of Trump: you are correct that some here may not understand what a big deal this is for Europe. It is of course quite possible for Europeans to be anti-American cultural dominance on an emotional level and anti-Trump due to media bias, and yet to be swayed by this election result, because it still has the effect of making certain political views more acceptable. America still defines what is politically permissable over here to an extent, and as Lion has said, being seen to win makes views more acceptable in itself.

      Furthermore, there’s also the fact that this election demonstrates to the elites that the old levers of control no longer work (we first saw this with Brexit). Twenty years ago, people could be brow-beaten with the message that ‘respectable’ opinion–politicians, media figures, academia, church figures, etc–were all saying that something was wrong and unthinkable. The internet and alternative media and an increasing lack of deference towards authority have all contributed to ending this state of affairs. This obviously terrifies the political classes. Not only have they lost control, they cannot even trust their own polls or their own media to give them a reflection of what their own people really think and feel. This is going to push politics to the right, because they are no longer going to be able to confidently define what is the ‘centre’ is or how far they can rein in mainstream/current right wing parties without making them irrelevant and thus creating something worse—imprison a Geert Wilders for thoughtcrime and whose to say the unpredictable population will not find someone even more right wing? The left have had the stuffing knocked out of them, confidence-wise.

      And with Trump in the White House the consequences of electing a far-right party suddenly seems a lot less scary. Who will punish a Nationalist France or Netherlands now? China? Russia??!

      prolier than thou

      November 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      • I may also point out that in my side of the pond, we know a lot more about what the European intellectuals think of us (the kind who write articles I might read), and not so much about what the European proles think of us.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      • Great post, thanks. I detect you may be an Englishman abroad. Anyway, who’s your money on: Holland?

        The lioncub

        November 19, 2016 at 1:07 am

  8. Fantastic choice. Awesome choice. Its signals to everyone that he intends to crack down on illegal immigration with the full force of the law.

    Bravo PEOTUS Trump.

    gothamette

    November 18, 2016 at 11:01 am

  9. Hopefully Sessions will launch a DoJ anti-discrimination lawsuit against Google and Facebook for refusing to hire black computer programmers. Everyone knows Silicon Valley tech firms are massive hypocrites about social justice issues.

    McFly

    November 18, 2016 at 11:19 am

    • That would not be a good idea.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 18, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    • Hahaha.

      The Philosopher

      November 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    • I’m more of a pragmatist. I’m fine with giant hypocritical corporations escaping poetic justice if it means achieving broader tangible success on immigration restriction.

      Jokah Macpherson

      November 18, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    • All that would accomplish is to make it harder for qualified American developers like me to find work. No matter how badly their companies crash and burn, the Ken Olsens, Marc Andreessens, Carly Fiorinas, Mark Cubans and Steve Ballmers are *never* the ones who pay the costs.

      snorlax

      November 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

  10. Pompeo, though. What’s that about? Pompeo + Sessions makes no sense. The choice is between strong borders or strong surveillance (my preference being for the former). But you don’t need both. You do both, you’re, what . . . North Korea? Trump is all over the place with his appointments. Not good.

    Seth Long

    November 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    • Just looked up Pompeo and he’s tea party representative from Kansas in charge of the CIA! This a nightmare for them! Trump-haters are so tied up with Sessions and Bannon right now their minds are unable to fully encompass how hard they’re being body slammed. I am hoping he isn’t like a cuckish and petulant Cruz sort of figure, has some connections to oil and military-industrial complex. He’s been on CIA and intelligence subcommittees in the house, so he should be coming in with a lot of knowledge at least.

      Giovanni Dannato

      November 18, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      • The guy seems to have a hard-on for the surveillance state. Screw him. And, actually, Sessions is a damn Hall Monitor too. Total anti-drug crusader. Other than his immigration restrictionism, I find nothing to like about him. He’d have us all living in a nation than resembles a Sunday School circa 1955.

        Seth Largo

        November 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      • If that’s so, you are right to be concerned. Coming down too hard on drug laws would be a big unforced error for them, just when some millennials and Bernie liberals on the fence might be amenable to switching over in the coming years. Drug crusades alone would keep them voting dem.

        Giovanni Dannato

        November 18, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    • Pompeo is a classic cuckservative.

      Notice the way the Koch brothers intervened in his electoral primary race.

      He’s been picked by the establishment.

      He said Snowden should be executed. He has a very high IQ as well.

      My hunch is that they may use him to spy on Trump. CIA appointees are easily the most political position in the cabinet, considering the power available in the Black budget to organise assassinations, street riots, illicit arms deals and false flag attacks.

      Trump might not be aware of what he’s done here. This could really blow up on him having the Kochs, who hate Trump, in charge of that power.

      The Philosopher

      November 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      • Pompeo is a classic cuckservative…………….

        Trump might not be aware of what he’s done here. This could really blow up on him having the Kochs, who hate Trump, in charge of that power.

        Ladies and gentleman this ^^^ is an example of what is known as “going off the deep end”.

        Rifleman

        November 19, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  11. Strong choice. How about that, Trump seems serious about his promises and he’s going about them intelligently.

    Glengarry

    November 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    • Yes, and the fact that this was announced first (it was obviously a done deal a while ago) is a terrific sign. AG and SecState are the two most important picks. AG tells us what the President’s priorities are. What his basic temperament is. Look at what Eric Holder did to the country during Obama’s calamitous misrule.

      gothamette

      November 18, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      • Ugh, don’t remind me.

        Glengarry

        November 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      • CIA director is most important.

        That’s the president’s secret police so to speak. There are factions of neocons, foreign agents, and deep state operatives embedded in that organisation that owe no loyalty or take no orders from the political class. They will make events very shaky for him without his knowledge if they want.

        Read about its history.

        Last time anyone tried to clean it out, he got assassinated.

        The Philosopher

        November 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      • In that case, maybe the need someone they trust like Pompeo to be the director.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 18, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      • The CIA and NSA are the tools of the Deep State continual government. While you may knock out its political manifestation head (neocons), you can’t destroy its body tissue.

        This explains the NSA supercomputer in the desert developing ways to minority report domestic threats by analyzing our thoughts (emails, likes, web searches etc). The CIA has been causing havoc for decades in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe without the president or military’s consent.

        Charles De Gaulle of France was almost toppled by the CIA and he was a WW2 ally!

        The Philosopher

        November 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      • Philosopher,

        This: “That’s the president’s secret police so to speak.” Contradicts this: “There are factions of neocons, foreign agents, and deep state operatives embedded in that organisation that owe no loyalty or take no orders from the political class.”

        Explain yourself.

        gothamette

        November 18, 2016 at 10:39 pm

      • Gotham

        Because some presidents are aligned with foreign agent and neocon interests against the american people’s representatives (and more directly them)….and some are not.

        The Philosopher

        November 19, 2016 at 4:47 am

      • Good point. We should watch the CIA then.

        gothamette

        November 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      • CIA director is most important.

        That’s the president’s secret police so to speak.

        No it isn’t. Stop scaring yourself.

        Take a break from election talk and go back to reading books about the Kennedy assassination, flying saucers and chem-trails.

        Rifleman

        November 19, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      • @Rifleman,
        He might be right. I don’t believe in chemtrails or #pizzagate, but I do think that there are a lot of nasty characters in the bowels of government, and the worst are probably in the CIA.

        gothamette

        November 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

      • @Rifleman,
        PS – what do you make of #pizzagate? Just pizza? I think so, but geez, why did Bill Clinton visit Epstein’s pedo-paradise 26 times, without his secret servicemen?

        gothamette

        November 20, 2016 at 11:27 am

  12. Excellent pick. I just hope he makes it through the Senate confirmation process. I read that Lindsey Graham supports him which is a good sign. Which other establishment Republicans could get in the way?

    Jay Fink

    November 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm

  13. You’re all going to live to regret Sessions. Pro-war, whines loudly about teh gayz, likes spending money on marijuana raids but not VA hospitals . . . Couldn’t Trump have found an immigration restrictionist who isn’t also a moralizing hick that makes Pat Robertson look like Malcolm X? Four years of him and I might become a leftist again.

    Seth Largo

    November 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    • I previously pointed out that Trump doesn’t like marijuana because he has fifties values.

      Immigration is the most important issue, and Sessions is in a position where he has influence over immigration enforcement, and he’s also not going to let BLM push him around.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 18, 2016 at 4:32 pm

      • I agree. It’s just unfortunate that among the entire political establishment, there is nothing like a “secular right,” e.g., people like you, Khan, and Sailer who care about national sovereignty and sound foreign policy but not lame culture war stuff like gay marriage and weed. Almost without fail, where you find politicians who care about national sovereignty, you also find religious right authoritarianism. Why is that, Lion? Is a secular right forever destined to be fringe?

        Seth Largo

        November 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      • I think it’s because Republicans made an alliance with the Christian Right, and their influence has taken over the Republicans. And the other party, Democrats, is the party of liberals and we hate the liberals.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 18, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      • Seth, your hash paranoia is really getting to you. Lay off the dope.

        Andrew E.

        November 18, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    • Why don’t you just chill and light up a doobie, man? Listen to the Dead and then close out the evening with Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Jeff Spicoli rules!

      Lewis Medlock

      November 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    • “Four years of him and I might become a leftist again.”

      Buzz off you deviationist you. Go back to the left and wallow in your filth, decay and moral degeneracy.

      Look, Sessions was picked to take care of BLM and throw the wrath of God to wetbacks. He’s not going to have any influence over war and peace, gays, or drug policy.

      gothamette

      November 18, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      • I hope you’re right. Like someone hinted at down thread, if Trump gives Sessions free reign and he goes on a crusade against personal freedom stuff, he’s going to alienate a lot of Trump sympathizers.

        Seth Largo

        November 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

      • He sent a KKK man to the gallows & enforced desegregation. He’s Trump’s waterboy.

        I don’t think he’s the messiah anymore than I think Trump is. I do think this country went thru a near death experience that has sobered a few people up. The prospect of hanging….etc.

        gothamette

        November 19, 2016 at 3:06 pm

  14. Trump’s top advisor is Bannon. Bannon will make sure Trump stays live and let live on drugs and gays.

    As for the surveillance stuff, whatever. Despite what some of you seem to think, Snowden really is a traitor: he gave important US defense secrets that had nothing to do with domestic surveillance to China.

    I’m confident that any domestic surveillance that Trump does will be no more invasive than what Obama was doing already.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 18, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    • Bannon just said that his job is to see that American’s don’t get fucked over. Yes, he used the words fucked over. I’m too lazy to use quote marks, bitchez. (Garr, my style’s getting hipster lazy.)

      Agree w/Otis about Snowden. I note that a lot of ppl who loved Assange and Snowden became notably less enthusiastic as a result of this election.

      It really was WEIRD to see putative leftists support Hillary.

      What’s going on with Weiner? The investigations into the Clinton Foundation?

      gothamette

      November 19, 2016 at 10:33 am

      • Ps about Sessions. He’s a smart guy, he sent a KKK leader to the gallows and followed desegregation rules when AG in Alabama. Do I think he wanted to do either? Of course not. But it was the law. His job will be to enforce immigration law 24/7.

        What, exactly, can an AG do about these unspeakable sanctuary cities? I suspect that this is mostly symbolic, but I’m not sure.

        gothamette

        November 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

      • Supremecy clause: federal law trumps state law.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

      • What’s he gonna do, arrest Bill de Blasio? What does enforcement look like?

        gothamette

        November 19, 2016 at 1:55 pm

  15. I really hope this guy doesn’t waste time on drugs and gays..

    His comments on immigration are really well thought out though, so hopefully someone makes sure to tell him to back off the whole personal freedoms thing..

    Kaz

    November 19, 2016 at 3:43 am

  16. Immigration is the ONLY issue. Nothing else matters. I know Sessions is on-point here, so best of luck to him. I also know Kobach is on “our side” so I’m hoping for a prominent future.

    As for Pompeo, arch-NeoCon Michael Medved likes him. That can’t be good.

    Trump must not go soft and get shnookered into giving Neocons/bowel movement Cucks any power beyond very narrow and limited scopes. He must not believe that they are uniting behind him in one big GOPe; they will always be soulless globalists controlled by international oligarchs. No Romneys, Bushes, McCains, or even Giulianis. As far as I’m concerned, that bunch has betrayed us for the last time.

    They’re just waiting to their hooks into Trump and co-opt his presidency to his agenda so that someone like Paul Ryan or Nikki Haley will run (and lose) in 8 years.

    fakeemail

    November 19, 2016 at 3:44 pm


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