I watched the AG Barr hearing yesterday, and my only comment was wow.
Congress wanted the AG in for months. They had “questions” and were convinced he had moved the DOJ from an office for the people to a defense for the President. Barr for his part was ready for the give and take.
You know what was missing? The give and take.
It was a disgrace. The Democratic Congressional members did not want answers. They made statements, charges and claims. Occasionally they did it in a question format, except as soon as Barr began to answer they stopped him and took their time back. It turned out to be a show and not a discussion.
They wasted my time, our nations money and did every citizen a disservice. If you defend that kind of “hearing,” you are part of the problem and likely afraid of open dialogue that may prove your charges and feelings wrong.
I came out of the hearing with this thought on Portland. The AG (when asked by Republicans) said numerous times that the federal courthouse would have been burned to the ground now if not for federal agents guarding it. That was not disputed.
Going in I heard that the federal agents were either the problem or adding to them. I now know that was not true. These agents are simply doing what they’re supposed to do and suffering for it. The fact that three of them have been blinded, maybe permanently by the protesters and rioters using lasers on them is an outrage. The fact the left is not angry about this is a crime to me.
When in your lifetime or our nations history has trying to burn and destroy a federal building not been condemned? The answer is never. The difference today is we have elected local and state leaders who support the protesters and their actions. You get what you vote for.
Now coverage of the event depended on what you watched and read. As an example, on GMA this AM they attacked Barr for his feelings “without proof” that mail in balloting could lead to fraud. Nothing else.
I say again, the media is part of the problem and can easily sway people.
We’ll see what November brings.
some other news
Did you see where the administration gave Kodak a $765 million loan? The reason — a first-of-its-kind government loan under the Defense Production Act. The goal is to have Kodak produce ingredients for a number of generic drugs to wean the U.S. off its reliance on China and India for such products.
This a big first step to bring reliance for these drugs back home and create jobs in the process.
We keep hearing how the Biden and Sanders camps have merged and all is well. Take a look at these comments from Bernie’s former Bernard presidential campaign co-chair Nina Turner. This from an article in The Atlantic titled, “Don’t Count Trump Out.”
“Ms. Turner gave a glimpse into her personal struggle in choosing between President Trump and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden. It’s like saying to somebody, ‘You have a bowl of s—t in front of you, and all you’ve got to do is eat half of it instead of the whole thing. It’s still s—t,’” the former Ohio state senator said.
The Atlantic article argues that Mr. Biden, who symbolizes “a brand of establishment centrism,” could have an uphill climb in November if he fails to pick up the younger and more radical voters who would have otherwise gone for Mr. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont.
Cornel West, a Harvard University professor and Sanders supporter, told the outlet: “We have to be true to ourselves and acknowledge that Biden is a mediocre, milquetoast, neoliberal centrist that we’ve been fighting against in the Democratic establishment.”