Right off the bat, assuming the DoJ was fully corrupted under BarryO the nefarious Moos-plant, ‘out of retirement’ William Barr would be a fine choice to mask that corruption and calm the waters without sending any of the (too numerous by fault) deep state criminals to jail. Or so the narrative seems to go.
Perhaps fearless president Trump doesn’t give a flyin’ fig who heads up these departments, knowing that he can’t get a real non-swamper through the confirmation process so why even try. Wouldn’t he rather use his energy to skin this troublesome cat his own way?
In an interview with Jeanine Pirro the other night he said, ‘we’ve exposed so many people that are corrupt’. ‘Exposed’ not ‘arrested’, frames it so that he wins again.
‘Exposing the corruption will be one of my crowning achievements’. This is how he will save face with Conservative Treeper-Types who forever chant ‘Drain The Swamp.’
The mention of which brings ‘sundance’ to the fore with his short, sweet, and to-the-point op-ed piece today in said Conservative Treehouse which absolutely drips with satirical venom (if not drooling sarcasm) …
Chairman Graham is very happy with the nomination of William Barr as U.S. Attorney General. It would appear purposeful Barr will re-balance the DC interests, and return the DOJ to a more ordinary level of corruption. In this way Barr pushes back the fulcrum tilting the DOJ away from the more violent weaponized lean in the past eight years.
In case you missed Hannity last night, here’s the five-plus-minute’s-worth of Graham …
As commenter hashtag ‘farmhand1927’ puts it on the comments thread: ‘Once again, Americans are being fed the same old song and dance. We’re supposed to take Barr on his face value of having ‘a long and distinguished career’. We’re being sold the same old narrative that he has ‘served with honor and integrity’ in several administrations. He’s not just rubbed elbows with another career lawyer, well connected politically, held in highest esteem – Robert Mueller – but the two are close friends. Close friends are also confidantes, are they not?’ [end]
As a ‘go along to get along’ I will accede to the point that this could be far better than the first two years of Sessions and a heck of a lot better than the 8+ years of Holder and Lynch.
Additionally, perhaps we could accept that incoming expectations were far too high. The swamp is much, much, deeper than we expected. The level of corruption was way beyond what We the People expected.
So. Adjust expectations; be happy with improvements; trade off to calm the waters; and support our fearless warrior-president in everything he’s doing. And all will be well.
Time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald J Trump – MAGA!
H/T ‘sundance’ and Conservative Treehouse