Today we hear that Lindsey! is calling on Turtle to renounce impeachment:
“What we need right now is Sen. McConnell to unequivocally say the second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional, it is bad for the country,” Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a virtual appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
My interpretation of that goes thusly: OK, Trump kept his side of the bargain--he didn't pardon Julian Assange. So now you, Turtle, need to try to pull the wool over the eyes of Republican voters one more time by saying bygones are more or less bygones, especially with Trump bygone--for the time being. I further understand this as a pretty clear indication that Bluto's recent attacks on Trump--he "betrayed" an "office" and yada, yada, yada--were a shot across Trump's pardon bow: If you pardon Assange, I, Bluto, disgraced former AG, will testify against you at Turtle's impeachment trial of you, thus giving prestige cover to RINO senators to vote for conviction.
No, I can't prove that, but that's what I think pretty much happened. Trump blinked and didn't do something that he clearly should have done.
On the House side, OTOH, some goodish news. Something in the neighborhood of 115 GOPers in the House have committed to voting for a special GOP conference to consider booting Liz Cheney from her leadership position. That would be based on her vote to impeach Trump. That 115 is something like double the number of votes needed. It looks like this is a pretty clear warning to Kevin McCarthy that he's got some major problems ahead. Snubbing Trump--McCarthy didn't attend Trump's departure--will not have helped McCarthy with those 115 Reps. No conference leader can afford to snub that many members. By the same token, by taking this step these members probably understand that this cannot be an isolated move--they'll need to stick together in the future, as well.
Mark - good point on Barr! I think you are right.ReplyDelete
It was mentioned in a comment in another blog Biden now owns the Assange Mess.
Tucker’s rumor that he couldn’t say was true, then Lindsey talking (yet again) on Hannity ? Is that all we have to “prove” Trump buckled? I’m not feeling it...ReplyDelete
Do you really expect the players to speak these things publicly?Delete
Buckled or another "all hat no cattle" moment?Delete
Trump did wonders for the economy and foreign policy; but when it came to those things that cut close to fouling the tracks of the Power train the oligarchs are riding he either shied from or muffed badly.
Whether he blinked or couldn't bring himself to go against his "advisors" is largely irrelevant at this juncture. I will be looking for someone else to "take up the flag". Another fighter, but someone who has the vision to attack the disease and not just the symptoms.
In the mean time this is good advice:
Considering the Lefts death cult, if Trump 'Buckled' I would understand it: if convicted, he likely would have been stripped of his security detail after leaving office. Ex-POTUS has Secret Service for life after politics - losing that in the case of Trump would be tantamount to a death sentence.Delete
Dave, you're wrong about that. I addressed that yesterday.Delete
@ Tom S., finding another leader like Trump is no easy thing.Delete
Not to put to fine a point on it: the purge is real and will be permanent.Delete
The quibble I have with Codevilla's analysis is the part about not having a Gulag. There most certainly will be a Gulag, but of the CCP variety. Social credit is a real thing and will become more so for Americans. Its beauty lies in mulitple benefits to the commissars; requiring the target to feed, clothe, and house themselves and their families, however they can, while being tortured watching the rest of the world go on with a normal life, a life they and their families are not allowed. Additionally they get to explain to their children why they must live the life of an "untouchable", for blood debt has also returned as a reality in America. Last but not least the Gulag is in plain sight, reinforcing the lesson of compliance to those around the target who gets to see friends and family choose to turn away rather than have the tech guardians determine they were "in contact" with a criminal.
Ohh, I definitely agree with that, and if none that I can judge to be better suited takes up the flag then I will gladly give him another chance. I can say for certain it is NOT Nikki Haley.Delete
@Mark - thanks; I missed that post.Delete
Tom S., on "of the CCP variety."Delete
Yeah, and likely much more stable than was the Soviet variety, since the latter was always under much more pressure (from the Capitalist World), than this edifice will be, from any country(s).
With Trump having blinked, it's all-but conclusively clear, that the oligarch's victory is permanent.
Those who continue to resist will be putting bullseyes on their backs, to be spanked in, as you say, CCP style.
The main question left is, how long will it take, for the DS to set up this system, such that we keyboard "warriors" are swept up.
Make that: with Trump having blinked", by giving no pardons to Assange etc., the oligarchy's victory is most likely permanent.Delete
The justification of the merger of gov't and social tech that will culminate in the legalization of the social credit Gulag.
And successful completion of "struggle sessions". There must be reconciliation through struggle sessions.
Narcissists do not take humiliation of their opposition lightly, and the compelled self-humiliation of a foe is nectar of the gods. It is the essence of power.
Commies just gotta commie. What a narcissist wish's for a narcissist will inevitably attempt to bring to fruition.
GP is an uneven source, but this is not out of line with the whole QAnon thing. Weird and unverifiable, just what the organs ordered.
If McConnell and company are so afraid of Assange being pardoned because of the "goods" Assange has on them, why isn't Assange leveraging what he has? And I am not pardoning or condoning the Turtle or anyone else by asking this. It just makes me wonder.ReplyDelete
I don't see that their treatment of Assange indicates he has any "goods". It is about deterring. Flogging through the Fleet was a real thing. It's where the idiom "blue Monday" comes from.Delete
It doesn't look like Assange is going to be extradited to the US anyway.ReplyDelete
Yes, but it also doesn’t look like he will be set free.Delete