Lion of the Blogosphere

Trump attacks Sessions again

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This is terrible that Trump is doing this publicly. Sessions was loyal to Trump, the first Senator to support him. Whomever replaces Sessions is going to be weaker on illegal immigration.

And Trump is the Executive of the entire government. I don’t understand why he isn’t taking charge privately instead of whining about not being in charge on Twitter.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 25, 2017 at 11:28 am

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  1. I’m off the reservation. This was a bridge too far.

    gothamette

    July 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

    • You’ve been going on and off reservation since the early part of the campaign. It’s your personality.

      People might not like what Trump is doing but is the actual content of his comments so bad? Any truth to them?

      Sessions was loyal to Trump

      Trump made him AG! And hasn’t fired him.

      What about what Sessions owes Trump?

      Rifleman

      July 25, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    • The key here is that Sessions seems to have let his desire for the AG job overcome his loyalty to the POTUS. He needed to be clear with the POTUS about possible recusal up until the very moment he was to be sworn in, and he (apparently) wasn’t. He’s admitted that he was thinking recusal from Day 1 of his appointment.

      Until he took the oath of office as AG, he’s Trump’s bitch and he needed to be loyal to his lord and master. Instead he went and (essentially) slept with his heart’s desire while he was still sleeping with Trump, and clearly favoured ‘her’ over him.

      Unforgivable, I would think, given all that’s happened since.

      I’m growing kind of tired hearing about what a gentleman Sessions is, how he put himself on the line to be an early supporter, how he’s a good guy and Trump is so bad for calling him out in public.

      Truth be told, Sessions lusted after the AG job and let that affect his loyalty to POTUS. Don’t cry for poor Jeff Sessions. He’s the author of his own fate.

      Trump is, as usual, just telling it like it is.

      .

      gda

      July 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      • We probably would not have special counsel if Trump hadn’t fired Comey for “the Russia thing.” We have a mercurial seven year-old in charge of the executive branch.

        Vince

        July 25, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      • We probably would not have special counsel if Trump hadn’t fired Comey for “the Russia thing.”

        Trump had to fire Comey because Comey was on a prosecutorial fishing expedition like Mueller is.

        And what is the “Russia thing” that needs to be investigated?

        The 2013 Miss Universe contest held in Moscow?

        The Undiscovered Jew

        July 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    • I’m off the reservation. This was a bridge too far.

      You’re not escaping the Trump cult that easily.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    • Good, now go away. You were never remotely conservative in the first place. Conservative women don’t act like riot grrrrls with an in-your-face attitude.

      Fact Checker

      July 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm

  2. Whining on Twitter is what Trump does.

    Look, Trump needs a villain, someone to blame for everything going wrong. He is flailing around trying out Hillary, Obama, Comey, Mueller and Sessions as villain. He can’t fire Hillary, Obama or Comey. Everyone tells him not to fire Mueller. So poor Jeff Sessions is the weak link that he can fire.

    Mike CA

    July 25, 2017 at 11:44 am

  3. the sooner that geriatric relic of the 20th century gets fired the better off america will be. I mean the dipshit believes in forfeiture!!!!!!!!!

    wickets

    July 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    • He also needs to lighten up on the marijuana obsession.

      Roger Stone says Trump should legalize it.

      Rifleman

      July 25, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      • That’s an example of Trump not being in charge of policy.

      • Trump doesn’t appear to want to legalize marijuana. But he certainly can. It’s within the president’s (and his at-will employees’) power under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

        owentt

        July 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    • Smoking pot is a form of prole drifting among the upper middle class. One can smell weed burning in certain areas of Manhattan, usually in the evenings.

      JS

      July 25, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      • I disagree, pot was always more upper-class than beer.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      • Cocaine is expensive, would you call it upper class to sniff powder?

        JS

        July 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      • Snorting coke is a middle+ class white person thing. White proles and minority proles use crack and/or meth. For the past ten years or so, pot has seemed class neutral to me.

        Horace Pinker

        July 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      • Is there any support for just legalizing edibles and non smoked forms of marijuana? It really is a disgusting smell.

        Magnavox

        July 25, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      • This is a tough one. Beer and pot are ubiquitous across class lines. However, the type of beer is a class marker, so canned Milwaukees Best/Budweiser is prole, while bottled microbrews or obscure German imports are clearly upper middle. Do certain types of marijuana also indicate class? For example, smoking a bong could be a prole behavior, whereas a joint might be seen across class lines.

        I believe that drug use is rampant in the leading upper middle/upper/TOOS prep schools, whereas middle/upper middle public school strivers such as myself did little or no drugs in high school and college.

        The Shepherd

        July 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      • @The Shepherd

        A lot of aging hipsters and SWPLs in Philadelphia ironically drink Pabst Blue Ribbon, but otherwise I agree, although here it’s almost all craft brews and few foreign imports.

        Marijuana varies widely in price and quality, and I doubt people in the ghetto are paying $200 for a half ounce of Gorilla Glue, or whatever. Most of the pot that I see is shipped in via USPS from a state where it’s legal or easy to get medically. I don’t remember the last time I’ve seen something that I assumed came from Mexico. I’d guess that the class divide is between weed that’s grown domestically and weed that’s smuggled over the border.

        Bongs are middle+ class and they can be ridiculously expensive. Joints are class neutral, small pipes (especially non-glass pipes) are prole, and I’m not sure about vaporizers in general, but the Magic Flight Launch Box is definitely middle+ class:

        https://www.magic-flight.com/

        Horace Pinker

        July 25, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    • I mean the dipshit believes in forfeiture!!!!!!!!!

      Good. You dopehead sons of bitches should be flogged, too. I support freedom not stupidity..

      destructure

      July 25, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      • I do find civil asset forfeiture offensive. What I find more offensive is the media’s selective concern over this matter.

        When it’s white people getting victimized by this, no one cared. When it’s minorities getting victimized, suddenly it’s a problem. Suddenly you see articles in the Washington Post where poor Huang Dong Ling had his $80,000 in cash seized during a traffic stop and the hoops he must jump through to get his money back. Why, he just wanted to buy a restaurant in another state!!!

        Of course, no one asks exactly why Mr. HDL needs to carry that much cash to buy a business. Money orders don’t work? NO…it’s evil asset forfeiture.

        map

        July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm

  4. Bad, bad, bad! You don’t dis your own people in public on Twitter. It’s like being a rat or a snitch. Very bad. All these things you do privately. Our man is acting in erratic manner. Very bad. Embarrassing for his supporters.

    When are they gonna do e-verify already?

    Yakov

    July 25, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    • What’s wrong? Trump is just a true New York go-getter — pushy, aggressive and all about money.

      JS

      July 25, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      • If you were capable of understanding what loyalty and integrity are, you wouldn’t be dising America the way you do. These qualities trump money.

        Yakov

        July 25, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      • There is no integrity in America, only money bargaining. And the reason = too many NAMs, too many different groups with too many different ideologies, all competing in America’s swim or sink society.

        JS

        July 26, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      • “you wouldn’t be dising America the way you do”

        I think America was an abject failure from the get go. It’s started with the Native Indians and the failure of the Anglos to embrace the Machiavellian principle of love or hate, leading to a true goal. The French settlers in Canada love the Indians and intermarried with them, the Spaniards killed the Indians, exploited them for gold, and then later intermarried with them. The Anglos had a very ambiguous relationship with the Natives. America is still a very ambiguous nation, because of these stupid Anglos.

        JS

        July 26, 2017 at 11:33 pm

  5. If you think about it, what did sessions ever do on immigration? Sure, he lobbied hard in the senate for enforcement and reforms, he opposed amnesty and he supported trump. All good things. But he never actually accomplished anything concrete or moved the Overton window. He didn’t stop the 2006 or 2007 amnesties. Those efforts were thwarted by the Republican House and would have passed the senate. He didn’t stop the 2014 amnesty. That amnesty failed because Eric Cantor got primaried by Dave Brat in VA. If that hadn’t happened amnesty would have passed despite sessions. Trump is the only man in my lifetime that has accomplished anything meaningful on immigration, with respect to both the Overton window and results on the ground. Trump is the great immigration hope, not sessions.

    Andrew E.

    July 25, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    • They’re both disappointments because they both refuse to go after businesses that profit from illegal immigrants, either by hiring them or providing them services. That’s the smart, effective, and politically astute way to handle the problem.

      Magnavox

      July 25, 2017 at 2:20 pm

  6. This is embarrassing!

    E. Rekshun

    July 25, 2017 at 12:17 pm

  7. “Jeff Sessions Is Growing ‘Pissed’ at Trump, His Allies Say. And He Doesn’t Plan to Quit.”: http://www.thedailybeast.com/jeff-sessions-is-growing-pissed-at-trump-his-allies-say-and-he-doesnt-plan-to-quit

    “Rather than quit, Sessions insiders predict that the Attorney General call Trump’s bluff. And unlike other members of Trump’s cabinet, he has political wiggle room to do so. Trump’s base of support – immigration restrictionists, rank and file law enforcement officials, and states’ rights conservatives – were Sessions’ fans before they flocked to the president. They may very well scoff at the idea that the administration would be better off without its AG. Sessions also enjoys continued support in the Senate, where he served for a decade. On Tuesday morning, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) pushed back on Trump’s attacks and called the president’s encouragement that Sessions prosecute Hillary Clinton over her email use, “highly inappropriate.”

    Much of Trump’s senior staff in the White House do not expect Sessions to leave any time soon either. The attorney general has several hardcore fans within President Trump’s top ranks, including senior advisor for policy Stephen Miller and chief strategist Steve Bannon, the latter of whom has previously dubbed Session his “mentor.”

    “[Sessions] isn’t going anywhere…We’ve all lived through enough of these episodes where people end up getting on the president’s bad side, but guess what? They’re still around,” one White House official noted.
    The official added that they have every bit of confidence that Sessions can manage to “ride out the storm.””

    IHTG

    July 25, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      • Virtually any possible replacement for Sessions would be a downgrade. Sessions stood his ground on immigration for decades. The probability of his cucking is nearly zero.

        Beyond that, it’s good to have someone who’s honest and tries to be impartial in carrying out his duties as Attorney-General, rather than political hacks like Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. Maybe his recusing himself from the Russia investigation was a mistake, but it speaks to an altogether noble nature. It’s easier to aim your cannons on the high ground than in the mud.

        Sessions is wrong on civil forfeiture, and he might be going too far on marijuana (though I’m no libertarian who says “muh weed”), but let’s be honest here: those are not the reasons why Trump is mad at Sessions. He’s mad at him for recusing himself and not putting heat on the Democrats. And that’s something Trump should be discussing with Sessions in private. Bashing him in public is just plain stupid, and it makes his administration significantly weaker.

        I support Trump, but I still have great reservations about him. If Trump drops immigration as an issue and instead makes his administration all about defending his ego, then what good is supporting him aside from the fact he doesn’t have a D after his name? Firing Sessions and replacing him with some sleazy hack who will “defend him” would embody that shift.

        Sid

        July 25, 2017 at 3:03 pm

  8. Now here I go with Trump 4D chess fantasy – maybe Trump is trying to build up Sessions’ prestige among the press and Democrats by making him seem like a victim of Trump’s “erratic, unhinged, threat to Democracy” personality.

    Then when Sessions starts doing things even more unacceptable by Democrat media standards they will find it harder to criticize him.

    Maybe.

    Rifleman

    July 25, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    • Trump is 71. I think we need to abandon thoughts of 4d politicking.

      JW Bell

      July 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    • “maybe Trump is trying to build up Sessions’ prestige among the press and Democrats by making him seem like a victim of Trump’s “erratic, unhinged, threat to Democracy” personality.”

      I would have thought that idea ridiculous a few days ago, but now, with all the Dem/media praise being heaped on a man those same clowns called a confederate KKK’er a few months ago; I have to admit it’s a possibility. The longer this goes without Trump firing Sessions, the more likely it seems.

      Mike Street Station

      July 27, 2017 at 6:15 pm

  9. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/07/24/fire-jeff-sessions-over-civil-forfeiture-glenn-reynolds-column/500707001/

    Glenn Reynolds says it better than me. I was an enthusiastic Sessions supporter when he was nominated (especially after the last eight years!), but this is a deal-breaker for me.

    sestamibi

    July 25, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    • How can he fire sessions for civil asset forfeiture. When Trump hosted the sheriffs in the White House, one of them said there was a Texas legislator who wanted to make convictions a precondition for forfeiture. “Can you believe that?” Trump said it was awful, and asked the Sheriff to name the guy so they could “destroy” his career.

      Vince

      July 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    • The real double-standard on civil forfeiture: most people here are probably OK with the idea that some amount of racial /demographic profiling in policing is common sense: if you see a 20 year old black man in a hoodie and ill-fitting pants doing something suspicious, then you should perhaps come down harder than if, say, a 60-year-old conservatively-dressed white woman is doing the same thing. The odds are high (something something Bayesian priors) that the former is genuine criminal behavior while the latter is a misunderstanding. If you police middle-class aging white woman with the same zeal as black ghetto male youths, you are wasting a lot of resources just to spare some feelings.

      But by that standard, if someone is engaging in behavior with his cash that is exceedingly rare for a law-abiding person but commonplace for a criminal, then should the law perhaps come down on him more harshly as well, even though that behavior is not technically illegal? Being a 20-year-old black man in ill-fitting pants isn’t technically illegal either, mind you. So you find a guy who is almost certainly a criminal but whom you probably couldn’t prosecute successfully, and you take his cash.

      Tougher policing is always going to cause some collateral damage. The Warren Court’s reforms protected the innocent, but also the guilty. Crime skyrocketed in that period, so it seems the innocent got the worse end of the deal. When we vote for law and order, we are voting for the law to hurt more people, innocent and guilty, knowing that the guilty will almost always get the worse of it. Hopefully we’re also voting for competence, but competence is these days a minor concern in politics (otherwise Romney would currently be serving his second term).

      I’ve never seen any estimates as to how many innocent people forfeitures actually hurt vs. how many criminals. Maybe the price is too high. But all I seem to see is anecdotes — do these sob stories represent 10% of cases? 1%? 0.01%? Even then, suspicious exonerated people have a better-than-average chance at being criminals after all, e.g. Ikenna Njoku.

      Wency

      July 25, 2017 at 6:55 pm

      • It’s not a question of how many innocent people forfeitures actually hurt vs. how many criminals. All suspects are PRESUMED innocent, remember? Forfeiture should not apply until a conviction is obtained, and that has nothing to do with race. You’ll change your tune when you become “collateral damage” from tougher policing yourself.

        sestamibi

        July 25, 2017 at 9:26 pm

  10. If Trump fires Sessions, he is going to lose a big chunk of his support, including me. Sessions is the guy who wrote Trump’s immigration policy, and has actually been doing real work to enforce our immigration related laws as Attorney General.

    As mentioned above Trump would also lose significant support from law enforcement organizations. Sessions put an end to the Obama era monitoring and prosecutions of police.

    Trump’s publicly attacking Sessions makes him look immature and petulant.

    Alex

    July 25, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    • Immigration restrictionists love bashing Lindsey Graham, but Graham has come out publicly defending Jeff Sessions. Since Sessions was a respected Republican senator, noted for his collegiality, even someone who publicly endorses amnesty like Graham will defend him.

      Sessions was voted in 52-47. Would open borders Republicans vote for someone as strong an immigration hawk as Sessions, but not someone they personally like? I doubt it.

      I also doubt that any Democrat or “cuckservative” will vote in a nominee for AG who doesn’t explicitly declare that his loyalty is to the Constitution alone, and not to Trump. They will also demand that he make clear his intention to leave Mueller alone in his investigation.

      There won’t be a replacement for AG as qualified as Sessions. Period. If Trump fires him, he will have cut his nose to spite his face.

      Sid

      July 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm

  11. Isn’t Trump Sessions’ boss? Can’t he just tell him to go after Hillary? I really don’t get this one.

    Peterike

    July 25, 2017 at 1:10 pm

  12. Lion, I fully agree that Trump should not be attacking Sessions, but with Trump there’s always a method to his madness and I believe there’s more going on in the background than meets the eye. Machiavelli would’ve had a field day with this.

    Roli

    July 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm

  13. Trump is basically telling Sessions do your damn job or get outta the way. The President is under attack from Dems/Media and Deep State, his own Justice Dept. has been weaponized against him, and the guy who is supposed to be in charge of Justice is MIA. Trump needs a pitbull AG to fight back and Sessions is acting like a poodle. Mueller needs to be fired and Sessions needs to un-recuse himself and do it. He also needs to go after all the swamp rats: Hillary, Comey, Susan Rice, Samantha Powers, Brennan, Loretta Lynch, the whole lot. Seeing Hillary, James Comey and Loretta Lynch in handcuffs will get the rest of Trump’s enemies to BTFO. Right now they see no downside to obstruction, sabotage and even sedition (Brennan just called for a coup the other day).

    Jimbonobo

    July 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    • “I, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

      That is the oath of office for the AG. He swore to defend the Constitution of the United States, not Donald Trump.

      mikeca

      July 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      • Is it unconstitutional to try to overturn the results of a democratic election through lies, leaks and witch hunts? That’s what’s going on here. Sessions needs to squash it and put your Democrat buds behind bars or he needs to get out of the way. also, could you go remind your pals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch all about the oaths they took, seems to have slipped their minds. Maybe if you jog their memory, they’ll turn themselves in.

        Jimbonobo

        July 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    • Trump is basically telling Sessions do your damn job or get outta the way.

      Either Sessions unrecuses himself and fires Mueller (I assume Trump is upset about Mueller not being fired by the DoJ yet) or Trump should:

      1) Change the DoJ rules to allow the President to unilaterally fire the Special Counsel, which is allowed by DoJ protocal.

      and

      2) Pardon all of his advisors under investigation.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 25, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    • He swore to defend the Constitution of the United States

      The Constitution says the Trump has pardon power. If he issues pardons to his advisors the investigation will be shut down, Mueller will eventually be fired, and there is nothing you can do to stop Trump from putting an end to this rogue fishing expedition headed by Mueller.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 25, 2017 at 2:36 pm

  14. I think a lot of you are misinterpreting what is going on here. Trump is not trying to sandbag Sessions. He’s trying to prod him in to saving himself. Let’s remember the background here. Sessions hired as his Deputy AG a big time snake in the grass Rod Rosenstein (HUGE mistake #1). He then recused himself over complete nonsense (HUGE mistake #2). Rosenstein then used that opening to appoint a Special Prosecutor. This mess is all Sessions fault. And there are only two ways to solve it. Either Sessions is replaced and a new, non recused AG winds down the Special Prosecutor, or Rosenstein is replaced and a new Deputy AG does the same. Trump would greatly prefer the second option. But for that to happen, Sessions has to display the killer instinct and do what is right for both the country, his President, and himself no matter the personal relationship he may have with Rosenstein. Trump’s tweets are reflective of his growing frustration that it looks like he’s going to have to get rid of his otherwise solid AG and keep a guy he never wanted in the first place all because Sessions is too weak to do the right thing. He’s not tweeting because he hates Sessions. He’s tweeting because he genuinely likes the guy and can’t believe Sessions is forcing him in to this position.

    PerezHBD

    July 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    • Rosenstein is a holdover from the previous admin.

      map

      July 25, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    • Look at the shit storm that happened when Trump fired Comey who was only investigating Trump among many other things and whose firing probably if anything strengthened the FBI’s investigations of him. Trump can’t just peremptorily put an end to these investigations even if he has the technical authority to do it.

      Magnavox

      July 25, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      • Trump seems to be hoping that he can just get an attorney general who will stop the investigation for him and take all of the heat.

        Magnavox

        July 25, 2017 at 3:44 pm

  15. Oh please.

    Does everyone not remember that one of Trump’s stints in the media is appearing on WWF?

    Does anyone really think he punched out Vince McMahon?

    This is the same WWF routine being played out in politics, just as carefully scripted and just as aimed at its intended audience…the media.

    Of course, Trump isn’t going to fire Sessions. Of course, Sessions is just playing along. The theater is drawing attention toward what Sessions and Trump both are and are not doing, animating the base.

    map

    July 25, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    • My read is: Trump’s family is being attacked and Sessions is doing nothing to stop the witch hunt. There are over 5k federal laws and most people commit a felony or two everyday. Its been said that a zealous prosecutor could get a grand jury to charge an innocent ham sandwich with a felony.

      cesqy

      July 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      • Tom Wolfe said that.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        July 25, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      • They can investigate and harass Trump because he’s so unpopular so the voters will stand behind it. And what would indicting Hillary Clinton even accomplish except making Trump look like even more of a tin pot dictator?

        Magnavox

        July 25, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  16. Sessions stabbed Trump in the back when he recused himself. Why should I care about him? Surely there are others who can do the job at least as well. If Trump is going to fire Sessions, I think public criticism beforehand will help to lesson the media impact. People are already analyzing what happens when he’s gone, as if they expect it to happen soon. When the firing happens, it will seem like old news.

    steve@steve.com

    July 25, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    • Exactly right. What the hell is with all the Sessions worship? Trump is our champion. Sessions has shown he wanted the job of AG and would do ANYTHING for it, including failing to be loyal to the guy who offered it to him.

      If he had simply told POTUS that he was going to recuse he would probably have got another plum job and eventually ended up as AG down the line.

      What a fool. But a gentleman, right?

      gda

      July 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm

  17. We signed up for incompetent, boorish, buffoonery when we supported Trump but this Sessions stuff and the Healthcare stuff are bullshit.

    Sessions is far from perfect and I had hoped he would have been more aggressive going after the immigrant community as well as the Deep State. I also never liked the forfeiture and anti pothead stuff. But at the end of the day Sessions is a great guy who has been the top voice of the anti immigrant movement for years before Trump appeared on the scene.

    At this stage I am ready to just get rid of Trump and replace him with a Pence/Cotton or Pence/Abbott administration, if that is possible.

    No matter what happens, this Sessions stuff needs to be resolved and we need to get off healthcare. Our party is filled with retards and it starts with the retard at the top.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    • Hmm…so the polls were right and the braves who voted incorrectly want a new chief.

      cesqy

      July 25, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    • You realize that Mike Pence wasn’t even going to win re-election in Indiana? That’s the whole reason he jumped at the opportunity to sign up to be what he surely assumed was going to be a failed run for Vice President. The people didn’t vote for the Republican Party. They voted for Trump’s Republican Party and Trump is the only thing keeping the party afloat. Can you imagine a Pence Presidency? Him and Ryan yucking it up as the pass some monstrous “comprehensive immigration reform”, tax cuts for the rich, and stupid True Con immigration restrictions? Dems would win back House, Senate, and Presidency by 2020.

      PerezHBD

      July 25, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      • Meant “abortion restrictions” not “immigration restrictions”.

        PerezHBD

        July 25, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    • Sessions is far from perfect and I had hoped he would have been more aggressive going after the immigrant community as well as the Deep State.

      Trump is pressuring Sessions to fire Mueller.

      If Sessions doesn’t, Trump has the legal authority to change the DoJ rule to allow a unilateral firing of Mueller by the President.

      If Mueller is going to be fired one or another, and if Trump is probably going to issue pardons to advisors that will kill the investigation just like GHWBush’s pardon of Cap Weinberger killed Iran Contra in Dec 1992, then Sessions might as well go ahead and axe Mueller and his clown show investigation.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 25, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    • What are you bipolar? Jesus christ.

      Magnavox

      July 25, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      • I have always said that Trump is a buffoon, but I viewed him as a necessary evil as a means to destroying the immigrant community. Right now, however, it is looking like Trump’s buffoonery is a hindrance to the destruction of the immigrant community so *if* it is possible to replace Trump with somebody who will be more effectively able to annihilate The Immigrant then I would support that.

        Should Trump hang on until 2020 and seek re-election, I will enthusiastically support him. It’s just that I no longer think Trump is the best person to get us The Promised Land.

        Otis the Sweaty

        July 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      • You assured me numerous times that the immigrant community was as good as destroyed

        Magnavox

        July 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    • Healthcare stuff are bullshit.

      The partial-repeal healthcare most likely passes. Moderate Senators (except Collins) will be losing too much pork for their own states to shoot down the whole bill.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 25, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    • Hear, hear! It is becoming painfully clear that our revolution is too good and too great for the dying GOP. We need our own political party. I propose we call it the American Restoration Party and have as the pillars of its platform i.) Subsidizing white family formation; ii.) Investing yuge league in infrastructure projects; iii.) The wholesale destruction of the immigrant community; iv.) LAW and ORDER.

      Two in the Bush

      July 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      • It makes more sense to consolidate the tenuous hold the populist nationalists have on the GOP and make the Republican Party “our party”. The nevertrumpers are already bailing for Kristol’s Renegade Party or going independent. You just need to keep applying pressure until you drive them out.

        Mike Street Station

        July 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm

  18. It’s patently absurd for immigration people to abandon Trump over Sessions. Sessions never accomplished anything concrete on immigration his entire career, as laudable as his career has been. Trump is the only man to do anything real and significant in 50 years. We were fortunate to get Trump at all.

    Andrew E.

    July 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm

  19. Was there a single other anti immigration cabinet level appointment? Sessions is a complete odd man out.

    Magnavox

    July 25, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    • Sessions is it. That’s why if he goes, the Trumpian experiment is probably over. There isn’t another likely candidate to take over at AG (or at least one that the senate would confirm).

      Mike Street Station

      July 27, 2017 at 6:22 pm

  20. Trump is machiavellian and likes to mess with the media. But he’s also petty and impulsive, People who think this is an act or a strategy are mistaken. Trump is really frustrated and taking it out on Sessions. I don’t think Sessions was wrong to accept the position or recuse himself. I do, however, think Rosenstein was a mistake. He’s typical anti-trump establishment.

    But hindsight is 20/20. There’s nothing Sessions or Trump can do about it now but ride it out. If either of them try to interfere with Rosenstein or Mueller it will be obstruction. I do, howeverm think that the second this investigation is complete that Rosenstein should be flushed in a humiliating way the way Comey was. And Trump should give a speech so that history records that Rosenstein was a duplicitous pos.

    In the meantime, Trump should shut up and stop crying. There’s no crying in baseball!

    destructure

    July 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    • Investigation will never end. Sessions can fire Rosenstein anytime he wants and replace him with that broad who would end investigation immediately. Instead, Trump may end up having to fire Sessions and have the new AG (who probably won’t be as good on the issues) end the investigation. Absurd. And all Sessions fault because he recused himself in the first place and then refused to fire Rosenstein when he negligently appointed a Special Prosecutor to investigate a non-crime for which no evidenced existed to warrant an investigation.

      PerezHBD

      July 25, 2017 at 5:16 pm

  21. Could be anti-Southern prejudice. Trump seems more comfortable with New York area types. He even wanted to make Chris Christie of all people VP remember? I believe he also preferred Giuliani for AG but was dissuaded by advisors who said the vetting process for Giuliani would be difficult. They say he wants Giuliani now to replace Sessions.

    Trump tends to see several moves ahead, so we don’t really know exactly what he’s thinking and planning right now but there’s some strategy at work.

    Tom

    July 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

  22. theres no 4d chess just early stage senility

    james n.s.w

    July 25, 2017 at 3:49 pm

  23. Scott Adams finally loses it, http://blog.dilbert.com/post/163412586896/i-tell-you-why-president-trump-is-on-the-verge-of. And he’s the best Trump apologist (in the good sense).

    JW Bell

    July 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm

  24. It’s not “whining” when Trump does it. It’s, um, super-alpha.

    Vince

    July 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm

  25. You mean “whoever”.

    Francis

    July 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm


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