Lion of the Blogosphere

William Barr

I don’t know what to think (except maybe that Trump is worried about his nominee not being approved by the Senate, so he picks someone who was previously approved for the same job).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 7, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Making peace with the conservative Establishment.

    Justice Duvall

    December 7, 2018 at EST pm

  2. How odd that a President can’t just choose whoever he wants as A.G. I think NYT editors should have to stand for election.

    Commercial-Resudential

    December 7, 2018 at EST pm

  3. I came to the realization today that Trump is not going to finish out his term. The house will impeach him by the end of 2019 and there will be enough Republican senators willing to toss him out of office that he will have no choice but to resign. Even were he to survive until 2020, reelection will become a political impossibility. The Trump era is effectively over. It’s a shame.

    Two in the Bush

    December 8, 2018 at EST am

    • You might be right…but a week is a long time in politics.

      Lion, what do you make of this?

      https://www.weltwoche.ch/ausgaben/2018-49/artikel/trump-is-not-capable-die-weltwoche-ausgabe-49-2018.html

      Tucker makes some great points. No – all of his points are great.

      gothamette

      December 8, 2018 at EST am

      • Good interview!

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 8, 2018 at EST am

      • I agree, all of his points are spot on. But identifying problems is one thing, finding a way to fix them in a modern western country, with the elite against you, is near impossible. We’ve found that in the UK, when through a failure of the democratic process we ended up with an authoritarian, pro-EU PM who has totally screwed us. Mervyn King, ex-Governor of the Bank of England, gave an equally impressive interview as TC’s, to Bloomberg. He said the Brexit “negotiations” have been one of the greatest betrayals of the democratic process for the last 100 years, and he’s right.

        The lioncub

        December 8, 2018 at EST pm

      • Great interview!

        Yakov

        December 8, 2018 at EST pm

    • What’s with all the whining all of a sudden? It’s that Tucker Carlson interview isn’t it.

      IHTG

      December 8, 2018 at EST am

    • Your point is reasonable but since this stuff is in the news I will throw in some counter-points.

      1. So far, in both impeachment trials that historically happened, the vote was partisan. Removal of Andrew Johnson was only considered feasible because the Republicans had a 45-9 supermajority in the Senate at the time. In fact, in both cases Senators from the non-presidential party voted with the President. Since it would take something like 20 Republican Senators to remove Trump from office, it won’t happen unless there is a broad consensus among both parties in Washington to do that.

      2. If there was a broad consensus to remove Trump, you will probably see a Trump resignation instead of an impeachment (like in 1974) and it least secretly it would be as part of some sort of plea deal.

      3. Its actually somewhat surprising that the Republican establishment didn’t do exactly this earlier, but they may have been using their leverage over Trump to get tax cuts and other goodies for the Republican establishment from him.

      4. Everyone forgets that if Trump runs and wins in 2020, he will be breaking the record for the oldest person elected President, and most people agree that the current record holder started suffering demntia during his turn. Trump could agree not to run again, which he probably doesn’t want to do anyway, in return for getting some of his legal issues resolved favorably and I would be really surprised if he doesn’t do that.

      5. Trump did shake things up and seems to have moved policy, or at least the executive branch, in a more nationalist direction with immigration and trade. You really need a nationalist majority in Congress -and good luck getting one from one of the two legacy globalist parties- to do more.

      eD

      December 8, 2018 at EST pm

      • “…most people agree that the current record holder started suffering dementia during his turn.”

        My late father’s internist told me just about everybody over the age of 65 has some degree of cognitive impairment. I am not saying the commenter here is misusing the word, but most do not understand that “dementia” refers to a broad category of brain disorders (including Alzheimer’s), and is not simply a synonym for the normal decline of cognitive function that just about everyone experiences as part of getting older.

        That said, Trump is like a lot of other 72 year olds: he doesn’t have a filter, and it’s the rare thought that pops into his head that goes unexpressed.

        Sgt. Joe Friday

        December 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • The Trump era never really got started. The GOP Congress has been in opposition to Trump from the beginning. Trump’s only real legislative success was the tax cuts, which was the only thing the GOP Congress cared about. So the next two years, with a Democratic House, won’t be much change. The House opposes Trump? That’s what they did the past two years.

      Mike Street Station

      December 9, 2018 at EST am

  4. Trump is done, a joke, useless. No one is going to vote for him in 2020.
    “When I am President you will be in jail”
    “Law and Order”
    What happened?

    RichardTheFister

    December 8, 2018 at EST am

  5. Ann Coulter says this guy used Defense Dept money to build the border fence during Bush Administration, so maybe he’ll be good on that count. As far as the fake news and indictment stuff, there is no “appointment” that is going to save Trump from that. He needs to do it himself. Either he starts fighting back using the instruments of power that he controls, and which his enemies are actually using against him while he Tweets, or he is finished.

    PerezHBD

    December 8, 2018 at EST am

    • He really should’ve fired Mueller and Rosenstein the minute they went after his lawyer. The fact he didn’t means he deserves whatever comes his way.

      It’s just too bad we all may very well be taken down with him.

      Sid

      December 8, 2018 at EST pm

  6. NeverTrumper Andy McCarthy does his level best to make it sound like a bad appointment.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/12/william-barr-attorney-general-nominee-excellent-choice/

    Barr brings much-needed experience and instant credibility to the task. After all, he has already been the nation’s chief federal law-enforcement officer, serving as attorney general in the last years of President George H. W. Bush’s term. He is a lawyer’s lawyer, having led the Department’s Office of Legal Counsel before being elevated by Bush 41 to deputy AG and, ultimately, the top job. He has rightly been adamant that, while an attorney general is a consequential administration official, the AG’s first allegiance is to the Constitution and the laws.

    Importantly, when Barr was attorney general, the chief of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division was a fellow by the name of Robert Mueller — now the special counsel running the investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, including any Trump-campaign “collusion” therein.

    Barr and Mueller had a fine working relationship. That will come in handy because, once Barr is confirmed, Mueller will again be reporting to him. The two men respect each other and know what to expect from each other. Mueller knows that Barr understands that investigations must be insulated from politics. In fact, when the now-lapsed independent-counsel law was in effect, Barr appointed one in 1992 to investigate the Bush administration’s scrutiny of then-candidate Bill Clinton’s passport file.

    snorlax

    December 8, 2018 at EST pm

    • McCarthy is far from a NeverTrumper.

      IHTG

      December 8, 2018 at EST pm

      • Along with Devin Nunes, Lee Smith and Kim Strassel, he’s done yeoman’s work on the Russia hoax, and he’s definitely more of a Lindsey Graham than a Bill Kristol, but he was a NeverTrumper in 2016 and continues to take multiple gratuitous potshots at Trump in every article he writes.

        snorlax

        December 8, 2018 at EST pm

  7. There are three helicopters above my flat with lights … it’s like in a war movie …. I am in the main avenue between Bastille and Republique

    Bruno

    December 8, 2018 at EST pm

    • Is it possible Macron resigns? Seems far-fetched, but according to the news he is hiding right now. Is he hiding, like they say?

      Also, based on what you have seen, how likely are riots next weekend?

      Lowe

      December 8, 2018 at EST pm

      • Imagine the news headlines if Putin used tear gas on his own people and jailed 700 protesters. Sometimes being on the same side as the Establishment really does come in handy.

        PerezHBD

        December 9, 2018 at EST am

      • “Imagine the news headlines if Putin used tear gas on his own people and jailed 700 protesters. Sometimes being on the same side as the Establishment really does come in handy.”

        That’s true. The US news coverage of the riots in France has been limited and very matter of fact. The establishment covering for the establishment. But a similar thing happening in Russia would be news at hysteria level 11.

        Mike Street Station

        December 9, 2018 at EST am

    • A friend of mine used to have helicopters with huge lights above his house frequently about ten years ago. Some neighborhood kids were sneaking onto the most exclusive golf club in the U.S. and messing up the sandtraps, and somehow they thought they were his kids.

      Vipltd

      December 8, 2018 at EST pm

  8. Barr and Ayers doesn’t sound to be kin to the populist agenda. It’s like Trump is never choosing populist people who wants more Tariffs, good public services, less legal migrant and deportation of most 30M illegals, build the wall etc

    Bruno

    December 8, 2018 at EST pm

  9. What’s going on in France? What are these yellow vests? Whose side should I be on? I am reflexively against Macron, but I really don’t understand any of this.

    gothamette

    December 8, 2018 at EST pm

    • As I said the movement is being subverted by leftist. The original movement comes from white low middle class crushed by taxes on fuel that have to drive to go to work because they can not afford to live in the center of the cities (where top 1% and bottom 20% immigrants lives) and can’t leave in the outside of the city where ethnic ghettos prevail. They have been crushed by the globalization from the top and from the bottom.

      They are angry because they know they are despised by the Pdt and the elite. Macron is by his own presentation the president of the liberal and conservative elite. He has been able to reconcile them. His policies are for the top 1%. His very caring with migrants and ethnic groups.

      So when after suppression tax on wealth and property, he decided to add more tax on fuel saying to the people you have to change your ways to save the planet, when he doesn’t do anything to tax planes and boat containers, it was too much. White trash has an average IQ of 90/95, but it’s enough to understand they are crushed …

      The problem is that they don’t have elite. So the left transform the message into equality, integration, institutional reforms wich has nothing to do with the original movement. They are like country music followers culturally.

      Then on top of that at the rally, you have got antifa that come to attack capitalism symbols and ethnic group who come to lute and get free Christmas presents. But those 3 groups, white Yellow vest, the rich kid antifa and the ethnic are quite différents. They all hate Macron because he is the president of the top 1% (and of multiculturalism for the yellow vest).

      The fact that the president has lost his standing because of proximity with black vulgar kids has also affected the Yellow vests. French are still attached to a sense of sacrility of power. They don’t want a president who is vulgar or familiar.

      I don’t think it can have much impact because there is no solution in the system and that they are not represented . And the media is biased.

      Bruno

      December 9, 2018 at EST am

      • Thanks!

        From your description, I’m on the side of the Yellow Vests. A lot of the same conditions pertain here in the US, although we have much cheaper gas &consumer goods.

        gothamette

        December 9, 2018 at EST pm

    • Macron has sometimes mentioned the problem of African over-population. However, he will do nothing decisive to protect France.
      He’s a globalist, anti-white cuck who deserves whatever happens to him. I hope they burn his office with him in it.

      Lowe

      December 9, 2018 at EST am


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