Monday, September 5, 2022

Rant in Red Redux, FBI searched Barron's Room. DOJ Sets Sights on Obstruction Charge

 A lot more reviews of Preznit Biden's "Rant in Red." Stacy McCain on The Symbolism of Philadelphia, "The symbolism of choosing Philadelphia as the site of last week’s speech was perhaps more fitting than Biden realized, because Philadelphia is a city that Democrats have absolutely ruined. The per-capita murder rate in Philadelphia is higher than Chicago’s. Now notorious as “Killadelphia,” the city’s population has declined by about 400,000 people since 1960." At Da Wire, Joe Rogan Slams Blood-Red, Dark Background Of Biden’s Speech, “Imagine thinking this was a good idea.” Kevin McCollough at Town Hall details Why Benito Going Bonkers Backfired, "Biden became historical on Thursday night. He’s the least serious person to have ever held the office. He is arguably the worst the position has ever seen. His team is desperate and out of options." Monica Showalter at Am Think thinks it's interesting It presidential historian Jon Meacham who wrote Biden's Mussolini Meltdown speech? At Compact, Geoff Shullenberger calls it Dark Brandon Rising. Matthew Boose at Am Great decries the  Fiery But Mostly Peaceful ‘Dark Brandon’ "Joe Biden’s unsettling rant in Philadelphia shows who the real extremists are." Jordan Boyd at Da Fed warns Biden’s ‘Democracy’ Lecture Reminded Americans How Relentlessly Democrats Undermine It. Bruce Thornton at Front Page wonders Why Are We Surprised by Biden’s Speech? I wasn't. Also at Front Page, Dan Greenfield says Biden is More Dangerous Than Ever, "His only hope for being more than a one-termer is a civil war against Republicans." Despite the fact that he has nominally filed to run again, I don't believe he'll be on the 2024 ballot. Breitbart, General Mark Milley Still Silent After Marines Used in Biden Speech Attacking ‘MAGA Republicans.’ D. Parker at Am Think wonders Do leftists really expect us to vote to destroy the country? Yes.

The I&I Board calls Joe Biden a Lout, Liar, And Lunatic. At Da Wire, Top Biden Adviser On Biden’s Speech Demonizing ‘MAGA Republicans’: ‘We Have To Call Out Hatred’. Rick Moran at PJ Media worries Is Biden Preparing to Criminalize Trumpism? Kurt Schlichter at Town Hall comforts him with F-15 vs. AR-15? Bet on the Guys With the Guns. At Twitchy, Conservatives explain how ‘I am a threat to the very soul of this nation’ in POWERFUL thread making Biden look even WORSE Oilfield Rando
 "I go to work. I work hard. I go to the gym. I hunt. I fish. I spend time with friends and family. I pay my taxes and don’t break the law. I play disc golf. I am a threat to the very soul of this nation." Jeff Dunetz at Da Lid writes I Cried Thursday Night, But Biden Made Me Feel Better On Friday. Nick Arama at Red State posts WATCH: American Explains to Joe Biden What MAGA Is About

Sarah Arnold at Town Hall notes These Networks Refused To Air Biden's Hateful Speech Because It Was Too 'Political', but Sundance at CTH notes that on Sunday Talks, Scraping the Bottoms, Raddatz and Crew Cry MAGA, MAGA, MAGA, as Midterm Alinsky Effort Continues. But also, CBS Broadcasts Discussion with MAGA Republican Focus Group. Fuzzy Slipper at LI, MSNBC Guest On Trump Supporters: “We are at war with these people,” "Former CNN regular Roland Martin: “This evil is spreading. And when you are in a war footing, you have to respond accordingly. It is about time Joe Biden got tough. Stop being weak, stop being impotent, quit not fighting back.”" 

Roger Kimball at Am Great, Biden Puts the ‘Total’ in Totalitarianism, "America has come perilously close to the edge of the point of no return." CNS News, Nancy Pelosi: ‘The GOP Is…Fanning the Flames of Violence and Division.’ At PJ Media, Stephen Kruiser says Democrats' Unhinged Attacks Are Only Making Trump Stronger. Twitchy on Reiner’s rantings: Are the fascists in the room with you right now, Rob? Meathead wisdom. 

Althouse finds "With Trump frequently in the news, Democrats are increasingly accepting — if not enthusiastic — that the president will likely be their 2024 standard-bearer." "So says this Washington Post column by Yasmeen Abutaleb. How does she know what "Democrats are increasingly accepting" and that it's a consequence of Trump's frequent presence in the news? Is keeping Trump in the news a way to assist Biden in deterring a primary challenger?" Also "Our country’s going to hell. Our country is going to hell," said Donald Trump in his 2-hour Wilkes-Barre speech. "I found a transcript. So let's see if I can find some things to quote. . . " and "Historians advise the president. The problem? The scholars were all white." "Headline at NPR for a piece written by Sandhya Dirks." NPR delenda est. 

At Spec World, cited at Haut Hair, DeSantis is a Republican establishment win-win. At least he's not Trump. 

Blue tide recedes? Trafalgar Generic Ballot, Republicans 47.2%, Democrats 41.4. Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair calls it Bizzarro World: NY GOP Gov challenger within 4 points? Lee Zeldin. Even more bizarre, Tom Lifson at Am Think thinks Patty Murray’s Senate seat in Washington State may be a winnable GOP pickup. That would be sweet, but I'm not counting that chicken yet. 

John Fetterman
Nicholas Ballasy at JTN, Democrats duck debates with pro-Trump opponents scorned as weak general election candidates "Candidates in swing states including Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Michigan are shying away from debating opponents who had been dismissed as tainted by association with former president or lacking crossover appeal." Speaking of Pennsylvania, and brain-damaged candidates ducking debates, from WaEx, Trump: John Fetterman 'dresses like a teenager getting high in his parents' basement'  "This guy's a disaster," Trump said of Fetterman. "He comes in with a sweatsuit on. I've never seen him wear a suit. A dirty, dirty, dirty sweatsuit, it's really disgusting." True. Brain surgeon or brain-damaged? Their choice. Jaz z Shaw at Haut Hair cites Tim Michels: Break out the pitchforks and torches "Wisconsin business tycoon Tim Michels is running for governor against Democratic incumbent Tony Evers and the race is getting a bit spicey (sic), to put it mildly." At the Wa Free Bee, Republicans Set Sights On Hispanic Vote In Colorado "Vera Ortegon, the national party's Colorado committeewoman, said traditional Hispanic values seamlessly map onto the Republican Party’s November agenda. Ultimately, Ortegon said, Hispanic voters care about the same thing as all other voters: high inflation, crime, and good schools." At Red State, Becca Lower finds ABC News Is Now Asking Uncomfortable Questions About Biden, Shady Dem Tactic of Boosting MAGA Candidates. Via Power Line, Haut Hair already has a candidate for Campaign ad of the year? Oofdah!

Vicky Marshall at Da Fed says Democrats Are The Real Threat To Democracy — Just Ask The Green Party "After the Green Party submitted thousands of signatures for its candidate to appear on the ballot in North Carolina, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) — represented by Russia Hoax lawyer Marc Elias’s law firm — began contacting the people who signed the petition for ballot access and asked them to remove their signatures." At Breitbart, Zuck Loses: Judge Rules that Facebook Repeatedly Violated Washington State Campaign Finance Law. Big, but probably not big enough to warrant another asterisk for President*** Biden. Shawn Fleetwood at Da Fed hears Michiganders Blast Secretary Of State Who Claims Her Hands Are Clean In 2020 Election-Funding Scheme. More Zuckbucks. Hans Spakovsky at Da Caller,  The Federal Gov’s Bungled Census Is Bad News For Red States. Here’s Why. But was it really bungled or engineered?

Lee Smith at The Tablet, on Why Did the FBI Raid Mar-a-Lago? "Trump’s ‘stash of nuclear secrets’ is this summer’s Kremlin collusion conspiracy. But the latest chapter of Russiagate may end with a bang."
The Mar-a-Lago raid feels like Russiagate because, well, it is Russiagate: a conspiracy theory weaponized by the country’s courtier class to serve the interests of a delirious and deracinated oligarchy, spawning daily prophesies of doom fed by an endless supply of national security “leaks” asserting that the former commander-in-chief really was and is a secret Russian agent. And proof of the president’s treachery, chant the priestly keepers of the “collusion” mysteries, will soon be revealed to the public. It is their blanket justification for every past crime and every new banana republic-style abuse of power, accompanied by a drumbeat of ever more outlandish and violent threats.

It is in this context that the FBI’s raid on Mar-a-Lago should be understood: Government records and reports from political and media operatives and bureaucrats who previously starred in Russiagate I give evidence that the FBI raided Trump’s home to seize documents exposing the crimes that the FBI and Justice Department have been committing since 2016. The fact that Russiagate shows no signs of ending anytime soon is bad news for the republic, betrayed from within by a performative elite whose ability to project power outside its gilded bubble requires a steady supply of paranoia, fear, and hysteria.

At WaEx, Dan Chaitin reports Trump claims FBI searched teenage son Barron's room. Did they confiscate his stash of Playboys? In the running for the dumbest congresscritter, via Breitbart,  Zoe Lofgren says Trump’s FBI Criticism ‘Potentially’ Incitement. From Fox, Former FBI special agent calls for a total overhaul of the agency, "Kaplan says the 'wheels have fallen off' and there needs to be a regime change." At the Stream, William Barr: Whose Side Are You On? At heart, he's an institutionalist; presidents come and go, but the DOJ goes on. He hopes it can be fixed without breaking it first. I have my doubts. At Reason, It's (Almost) Always the Feds: How the FBI Fabricates Schemes To Entrap Would-Be Radicals "Here's a tip: If you have some radical political views and an acquaintance reaches out, encourages you to act on your convictions, and maybe offers to introduce you to a guy who can sell you some bomb parts, don't take him up on it. That guy's almost definitely working for the feds."

Proof Althouse read NYPO, "Timothy Thibault, the FBI agent alleged to have interfered with an investigation into Hunter Biden, was assigned by the Washington Field Office as 'point man' to manage whistleblower Tony Bobulinski..."

"... the first son’s former business partner, before the 2020 election — but he suppressed his damning revelations, sources say. Bobulinski spent over five hours secretly being interviewed by the FBI on Oct. 23, 2020, about his inside knowledge of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business deals with China. The previous day he had revealed in a press conference that Joe Biden was the 'Big Guy' due to get a 10% cut of a lucrative joint venture with Chinese energy firm CEFC, according to an email found on Hunter’s abandoned laptop. Bobulinski gave the FBI the contents of three cellphones containing encrypted messages between Hunter and his business partners, along with emails and financial documents detailing the Biden family’s corrupt influence peddling operation in foreign countries during Joe’s vice presidency. But his evidence appears to have fallen into the same black hole at the FBI as Hunter’s laptop, never to be seen again...."

ET cites Dershowitz: DOJ Likely Trying to Ensare Trump on Obstruction Charges.  At NYPo, Lindsey Graham says he was stating the ‘obvious’ about ‘riots in the streets.’  Jonathon Turley takes his Hats off to Hillary: Prosecuting Trump in the shadow of Clinton’s emails

an obstruction charge against Trump would be prosecuted in the shadow of Hillary Clinton’s case. In addition to the transfer of top-secret and other classified documents to her private server, Clinton and her staff did not fully cooperate with investigators. During the investigations of her conduct, some of us marveled at the temerity of the Clinton staff in refusing to turn over her laptop and other evidence to State Department and DOJ investigators. The FBI had to cut deals with her aides to secure their cooperation.

Later, more classified material was found on the laptop of former congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who was married to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin — 49,000 emails potentially relevant to the Clinton investigation.

After Congress sought these emails, Clinton’s staff unilaterally destroyed thousands of emails with BleachBit. Clinton was aware that Congress and the State Department were seeking the emails in 2014. Her lawyers turned over about 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department and deleted 33,000 others while insisting they unilaterally deemed them “personal.”

Garland may be able to make a case against Trump and show that it is indeed distinguishable from the Clinton case and others. What has been alleged is undeniably serious, including the alleged failure to comply with an earlier subpoena and false statements. However, Garland must address the legitimate concerns of millions of Americans that the same office involved in past Trump investigations — with documented instances of false or misleading statements — is leading this new effort. There also is the great concern over the Biden administration charging a prior and possibly future political opponent.

At Breitbart, Left-Wing Guardian Triggered by ‘My Son Hunter’: ‘Stop Trying to Make Hunter Biden Conspiracy Theories Happen.’ On Da Hill, Michigan secretary of state says officials worried about ‘violence and disruption’ on Election Day. You mean like the Democrats rioted at Trumps inauguration? ET, ‘They Are Trying to Assassinate’: Bannon Accuses Biden of Stirring Anti-Right Hatred After Home ‘Swatted’ Again. Does Merrick Garland have the FBI looking into it, or did they do it? 

Bill Manning at Am Think worries Is the January 6 Committee the Beginning of One-Party Rule?. Not if we retake the House and/or Senate. ET, Republican Lawmakers Vow to Impeach Biden If GOP Retakes House. The weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth from liberals and the MSM (but I redund) would be worth the trouble.

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