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98 days

This has been the longest four years of our lives and we should not let the perpetrators go unpunished. McConnell and McCarthy should be held accountable for whatever has happened since March 2020. They had the power to stop it.

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AG is testifying before Congress today. This time, he will face the House not the Senate so expect a bit of grandstanding from Democrats and complete and utter lunacy with a thick southern drawl from Republicans.

In his opening statement, Barr already indicates where he’s going to go with this:

Barr, according to the statement, will take a defiant posture as he testifies before the panel for the first time since Democrats took control of it, alleging that they have attempted to “discredit” him since he vowed to investigate the 2016 FBI probe of possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, and the media has been unfair in covering unrest.

Yes, the media has been so unfair that most of us watch first hand videos on Twitter and Youtube. And while they might lack context, they also seem to lack protestors wielding anything more dangerous than leaf blowers. But that’s not the point of his grievance filled statement is it?

The Trump die hards out there are still miffed that a “duly elected” President was impeached in order to install Hillary Clinton and that’s why all we heard was Russia, Russia, Russia for three years. That’s what they think and they’re pretty pissed off about it. (Actually, he was impeached for abuse of power and contempt of Congress or something) It’s important for Barr and the Republicans to keep them pissed off about that for the next 98 days and beyond. In fact, they will never be able to get beyond it which is why it’s so important that we have a truth and reconciliation commission after this is over so the methods of mass delusion are exposed and people learn from them.

I keep hoping that the House Democrats will take some advice from cult experts in how to terminate that message before it gets a grip. Otherwise, this is going to turn into a belligerent whine fest from Trump as delivered by his supremely unsexy AG.

Like why not say, “Can we try to get rid of him now that we know he’s a lousy president?” Then list his many flaws. F#%^ the Duly Elected meme. This is a new election year and we just don’t like him.

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And now this:

2 Responses

  1. Kinda weird that for all of the accusations of coverup on targeting Flynn, the FBI kept meticulous notes on what they were doing and turned them over when they had to.
    Sooooo… not really a coverup, huh.

  2. I don’t even watch these hearings any more, unless it is House Intelligence, with Schiff. Daniel Goldman and Louise Mensch are currently tweeting questions which are better than what Judiciary is apparently coming up with. None of this ever leads to anything concrete, but it is important for framing a narrative, something i think that many Democrats are not effective enough at doing.

    it is not a fascist state–yet–and this is a chance to make it clear to people what is going on in Portland; how Barr fired Berman, likely illegally, and then lied about it; how he distorted the Mueller report. The two warring narratives are that Russia and Trump people worked together to fix the election; vs. Republican claims that none of it happened, all the Russian-affiliated people in the administration, all the traitors like Flynn and Stone, were illusory or patriotic, and it was Obama and Biden who made all of it up because they were upset that Trump won. We are going to hear and see many ads from Republicans purveying their positions,, and these need to be effectively refuted, so as not to let the power-mad tyrants take over. House Judiciary has not been too effective in this. We can easily see what a second Trump term would look like, with Trump and Barr running amok, and literally locking people up.

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