Blogger photog at Orion’s Cold Fire has an excellent analysis of Attorney General Bill Barr’s handling of the Mueller Report, as well as an hysterical Congress’s insistence that he somehow lied about the Mueller Report because his summary didn’t adequately convey the tone of the report. Apparently, the Democrats consider an accurate, straightforward summary constitutes “lying to Congress” because Barr didn’t include Mueller’s anti-Trump rhetoric.
The Democrats are grasping at straws here. They’ve lost the collusion battle, which was supposed to be their Waterloo against President Trump. Instead, it’s turned into their Gallipoli (and Trump’s Battle of Tours). Their panic is palpable, so now they’re resorting to the “Trump-is-a-meanie-and-unpresidential” line, and that the president’s angry outbursts at news of the probe suggests he was up to no good.
Foolishness. As AG Barr noted, you’d be mad, too, if you’d been accused of a crime you didn’t commit, and one that would hobble your presidency in its infancy. The Democrats are essentially attacking President Trump for being a normal human being—all the more reason to oppose the Democrats at every turn.
photog’s piece is a reevaluation of Barr in the wake of his strong resistance to the Democrats and their perfidy. In an earlier essay, photog argued that Barr was likely another swamp creature, and would wilt under the heat of his Deep State peers.
In the wake of his Senate testimony, however, that no longer seems likely. The question now, as photog writes, is whether or not Barr will strike back against the Deep State and go after McCabe, et. al.—or even the Clinton crime family.
photog poses another interesting question: are McCabe and Peter Strzok “fall guys” for the Deep State, the public figures willing to fall on their swords to save the whole rotten apparatus? It’s an intriguing notion, and one I had not considered.
If they aren’t stooges, however, the implications are staggering. To quote photog at length:
If McCabe turns state’s evidence then Comey, at least, is dead meat. And after watching Jim Comey over the last few years I would be very surprised if he didn’t roll over and give up everyone involved up to and including his boss, Loretta Lynch. After that, who knows? Could these people be rolled up all the way to Obama. I guess it’s possible. But a thing that has to be remembered is that just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should be. Convicting a former Attorney General of the United States of conspiracy to undermine the election of a U. S. President would be tantamount to starting a civil war between the left and right. And I’m not saying it would be unjustified. Basically, what has been done is treason. But the consequences of pursuing this all the way will not be without severe consequences for both sides.
Those are some sobering conclusions. What would it mean for the health of the body politic and our political system if we start imprisoning former AGs—and higher? If legitimate crimes have been committed, they need to come to light and be prosecuted, but would doing so begin a treacherous round of tit-for-tat?
I understand photog’s concern here—I share it—but the lesson of recent political history seems to be that the Left will do whatever it takes to win, damn the consequences. In a healthy system, such high crimes would be unfortunate and shocking, but they could be prosecuted fairly. In our current system—the kind that enables such corruption and abuse of power—the Democrats would just be biding their time until they could purge the government of any remaining dissident patriots.
Just look at the purging of conservative and Dissident Right voices from the public square. Facebook purged major Dissident Right figures, some of whom merely talked with Gavin McInnes outside of Facebook! McInnes says some outrageous (and hilarious) stuff, but he’s not a hatemonger. The Proud Boys are not a white supremacist group, much less a terrorist organization. Yet claiming that Western Civilization is the best and that women are usually happier having children (but, of course, are free to live their lives as they choose) is somehow “hate.” Yeesh!
Take some time this afternoon to read through photog’s reassessment of Barr. It’s nuanced and thoughtful, and poses some interesting questions. Here’s hoping Barr takes the fight to the Deep State, and begins rolling back the Deep State.