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Jeff Sessions is out of the Attorney General job.

 
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  1. Anon[275] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump should set up a processing facility on Navassa island. All applicants will be ferried ny ship to Navassa island .All asylum seekers and illegal migrants will wait safely under military protection while their applications are processing. A court could be set up there as well. It could be a years long wait. All denied will be ferried by ship back to their homeland.

    • Replies: @NickG
    , @Cato
  2. jb says:

    Oh hell. Couldn’t even wait one day, could he.

  3. I like the guy and appreciate what he’s done with immigration but he shouldn’t have recused himself. Democrats don’t play by the rules but a lot of Republicans like Sessions still do, even though the Kavanaugh farce woke some of them up. Republicans need to stop playing by rules that their opponents ignore.

    Also, Trump was an immigration patriot before he hooked up with Sessions and will stay one, so all the commenters who are going to say he’ll cave on immigration are wrong.

  4. This is certainly not unexpected. I just looked it up and saw that Jared Kushner has a law degree. Surely, Trump would not nominate him, right? And no, I’m not calling you Shirley.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @Anon
  5. Sleepy Jeff, we hardly knew ye.

  6. This is certainly not unexpected. I just looked it up and Jared Kushner has a law degree. Surely Trump would not bring forward Kushner’s nomination, right? And no, I am not calling you Shirley.

  7. Dr. X says:

    Good riddance.

    Two years ago, when the liberals had their collective panties in a knot over Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, the drawling Southerner from Alabama, I was cheered.

    Turns out their hatred and my optimism were misplaced. Sessions failed to sue blue states for Second Amendment civil rights violations; he failed to sue colleges and businesses for anti-white affirmative action practices in violation of the 14th Amendment; he failed to effectively prosecute both illegal aliens and the employers who hire them; he failed to prosecute antifa and other leftist mobs for interstate gangsterism and racketeering; he failed to discipline the FBI for its role in the attempted coup against Trump.

    If only the caricature of Sessions as the redneck Southern sheriff had been true…

    • Agree: L Woods, NickG
  8. Altai says:
    @NoWeltschmerz

    By the year 2070 the only human occupation will be lawyer. All other roles will be conducted by machines and AI. Wealth will only be distributed via frivolous lawsuits.

    Natural selection will produce humans with phenotypes remarkably similar to those of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

    • Agree: Coemgen
    • Replies: @Anon7
    , @Excal
  9. Hemid says:

    I hope it means Trump knows that nobody is less trustworthy than a Man Of Honor.

  10. I have to admit, I’ve been following the whole “sealed indictment” issue and it seemed plausible that the scorn Trump heaped on Sessions seemed a bit contrived. I guess it wasn’t.

  11. Lot says:

    Sad news. Don Jr. (and Roger Stone) is supposedly near indictment, that may be what gets Mueller fired finally.

    • Replies: @anon
  12. Two years doing…what? Did he do anything remotely meaningful?

    It seems all these fools just get the gig in the cabinet for a paycheck and to bolster a résumé lobbying or on the speaking circuit; whilst in office for a year or two they sit on their asses (maybe bloviate occasionally).

    Meh, we ought to just stop bullshitting each other and pay these guys (an d all the federal legislators) to sit on their asses and watch cartoons at home for all the good they do; at least we could save the money on maintaining offices and administrative staff – and, anyway, it’s just as well sine anything they do is invariably even worse than inaction.

  13. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jean Ralphio

    Also, Trump was an immigration patriot before he hooked up with Sessions

    When did Trump become an immigration patriot? When did he hook up with Sessions?

  14. anon[157] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Don Jr. (and Roger Stone) is supposedly near indictment

    according to who?

    • Replies: @Lot
  15. countenance says: • Website

    Sessions was just too Senatorially nice in a job that requires Honey Badgerism.

    That which made Sessions a beloved Senator and the very ideologically similar Ted Cruz a despised one among their colleagues are the very reasons why Sessions was a less than ideal USAG and Cruz would be a good one.

    When you’re in the Senate, you have to formulate and leverage relationships, in this small body of 100 people, to get things done. Sessions recusing himself on the Russia hoopla was an example of Senator nice as USAG.

    As USAG, you wield the full power of the Federal government’s civil and criminal legal authority, which means you better not care who you tick off, because you’re gonna tick off a lot of people.

    Sessions just cared too much.

  16. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Whitaker is better for defending against Mueller and other investigations, especially now that Dems have House:

    • Replies: @Paul Rain
  17. Bart says:

    It’ll be Whitaker.

    Kobach should run for the Senate.

    • LOL: IHTG
    • Replies: @istevefan
  18. tomv says:
    @jb

    Hope you’re talking about Trump, who asked for the resignation.

    Sessions should be thankful. Tillerson didn’t get asked at all.

  19. @Dr. X

    Sessions failed to sue blue states for Second Amendment civil rights violations…

    Problem is, many of those violations were against blacks, and even the NRA only pretends blacks have civil rights to firearms. Look at the history of such laws in the South. Almost every state down there bans felons from arming, which is just a backdoor way of banning blacks.

  20. I am already sick and tired, in advance, of all the drama that will be hyped in the media and played out in Washington over the next two years while my government does fuck all to serve me.

    We The People My Ass.

    The President has Constitutional power to fire the Attorney General, yet today’s act is being shouted about as if it is a crime.

    The un-Constitutional role of Special Counsel was created to hold back presidents, to inhibit their rightful power, which we give them. The powers that be do not want our presidents to have that power.

    The Bob Mueller Russia! investigation was fabricated out of nothing to be an anvil around our rightfully-elected president’s neck, to keep him in check like a king on a chessboard — and yet we do not hear enough Americans shouting to the rafters and echoing off the mountains that this is a sham and evil!

    We do not have a country. We haven’t for a long time.

  21. MarkinLA says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    That isn’t a state law. All felons are banned from having firearms. It even goes beyond that federally. If you are convicted of a domestic violence charge you are prohibited. The Lautenberg amendment.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_Violence_Offender_Gun_Ban

  22. MarkinLA says:

    Well the big winner was Paul Ryan. He promised the donor class that he would neuter Trump and he did. Trump was just too stupid to see him coming.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Flip
  23. Blaming Sessions — who was absolutely essential to Trump winning the nominations — for Russiagate is idiotic. Trump didn’t have to appoint Robert Mueller. He chose to. If Trump wanted to fire Mueller, he could do it tomorrow. None of this Sessions’ fault.

    • Replies: @Federalist
    , @MarkinLA
    , @Svigor
  24. Tiny Duck says:

    Any comment on Democrats winning 333 state reps and senate governorships?

    This is where it all starts

    D’s won the house
    D’s flipped 7 govs
    D’s flipped 7 state legislative Chambers
    D’s flipped at least 2 AGs
    D’s flipped at least 333 state seats
    D’s flipped at least 2 state supreme Court seats

    Significant: Democrats gained control of the governor’s office and both chambers of the state legislature in six states last night – Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico and New York – and broke GOP so-called trifectas in Kansas, Michigan, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.

    gerrymandered maps will be redrawn in 2019. Giddy!

    THAT was the Blue Wave

    • Troll: IHTG
  25. MarkinLA says:
    @countenance

    Sessions was there too long and started to believe all that BS about “the world’s greatest deliberative body”. He had a genuine respect and admiration for the people in government. He actually thought, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, that the people in Congress had real character. He wouldn’t allow himself to see the reality that everybody outside Washington sees – that these are truly despicable people.

    I’m sure he thought this would be a quick and simple investigation lasting about a month since he knew there was nothing there. So he felt that if he recused himself it would add to the confidence in the investigation when it quickly ended. He didn’t learn anything from the Starr witch hunt.

    • Agree: vinteuil, Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  26. Rosie says:

    The un-Constitutional role of Special Counsel was created to hold back presidents, to inhibit their rightful power, which we give them. The powers that be do not want our presidents to have that power.

    Couldn’t agree more. Plutocrats don’t like centralized executive power. It’s too easy for populists to capture.

  27. @Buzz Mohawk

    … an anvil around our rightfully-elected president’s neck, to keep him in check like a king on a chessboard … Americans shouting to the rafters and echoing off the mountains …

    Wow. Four badly-phrased metaphors mixed into one sentence. I must be very upset.

  28. Paul Rain says:

    Sessions allowed the prosecution of the Rise Above Movement boys for defending Trump supporters from anarchists and communists at rallies. That puts him beyond the pale for me.

    Besides that, while I personally consider his time as Attorney General to be less than satisfactory, he is still by far the best of the Trump appointees, and has held to Trump’s professed agenda better than Trump has (in actions, not on Twitter).

  29. Paul Rain says:
    @Anonymous

    Pray, why would I care about “defending against Mueller”?

    Will the Wall actually get built if Mueller is dismissed? If not, why should I care?

    • Replies: @notanon
  30. IHTG says:

    As I said on LotB, an underappreciated element of the Trump/Sessions feud is the culture clash between Trump’s NYC brashness and Sessions’ deep Southern gentility. It’s not really about the recusal – Trump has made up with plenty of people who wronged him. It’s about how Sessions behaves and emotes with regards to it. He’s just not Trump’s sort of personality.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  31. @Buzz Mohawk

    I have a gut feeling that none of this is going to work out in our favor. Too little, too late, is Trump finally realizing what any one of us would have gladly explained to him if we had five minutes alone with the man.

    • Replies: @Anon
  32. Lot says:

    Islamification USA news:

    Keith “X” Ellison is now the AG of Minnesota.

    Two Muslimas now in the US House.

    Muslim Supremacist Leslie Cockburn loses her race for Congress but attracted a lot of money and attention.

    Slate writer was “transported” when the first hijabi in Congress started her victory speech with some Arabic.

    https://amp.slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/11/ilhan-omar-first-muslim-woman-congress-acceptance-speech.html

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Anon
  33. Jeff Sessions was doubtless frightened of dealing with the big Department of Justice Office of Inspector General filing against Special Counsel Robert Mueller on 25 October, copied to Sessions and Trump’s Counsel, regarding Mueller when he was FBI director, Mueller charged with helping in the bribery of two federal judges and helping Mueller’s law firms defraud millions of client funds

    USA fed judge bribery is the ultra-forbidden 3rd rail topic, with less than two dozen USA federal judges removed in the entirety of USA history, the judges in this case ‘ordering Google’ to hide evidence of their own crimes

    Sessions saw from the file that he was now responsible for direct confrontation with the most powerful criminal forces in America, and he was no doubt in significant fear of handling this

    The report at DOJ charges Robert Mueller with being a compromised, paid agent of a British criminal and media group involved in long-term US federal corruption, Mueller and another famous former Special Counsel, Patrick Fitzgerald, selling a ‘comfort letter’ to the criminals in the middle of a string of felonies and federal judge bribery

    Mueller is said to be involved in getting a share of millions of funds his law firm refrauded, in this scheme also manipulating and defrauding a crazy Hillary friend and donor

    The filing describes how key anti-Trump media aka ‘Resistance’, are motivated by of fear of indictment in the schemes involving Mueller, how the Boston Globe, New York Times, UK Guardian, CNN took bribes for ‘fake news’ in the Mueller-tied federal corruption scheme

    The filing talks about how extradition requests by the USA are being denied, as other governments have files on the crimes involving Mueller – including Russia LOL – with Mueller’s friends at Google hiding the crime scheme on the internet … the filing is 28 pages by an ex-DOJ employee now presenting reports to the European Commission, at the link above

    • Replies: @anon
  34. Lot says:
    @Jean Ralphio

    Trump was mostly hands off with immigration in the executive branch departments.

    DoJ under Jeff moved hard against mass migration from the get go. State and homeland security did not. Pompeo is cleaning up state, but DoJ backsliding would be terrible if Jeff gets the wrong replacement.

    Hopefully he gets back in the Senate.

    • Replies: @Federalist
  35. @Admiral Assbar

    Trump didn’t have to appoint Robert Mueller.

    You imply that Trump appointed Mueller. He didn’t.

    • Replies: @Admiral Assbar
  36. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:

    Thank God. Now we can get someone who will go after the Dems for 10-year backlog of corruption and theft.

  37. David says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    You went clear ’round little red robin hood’s barn on that one.

    • LOL: Buzz Mohawk
  38. Anon[130] • Disclaimer says:
    @NoWeltschmerz

    Kushner would be a lousy pick for AG. He’s a smoozer, not a pit bull. He’s young, stupid, gullible, and feckless, and Rosenstein would outmaneuver him.

    • Replies: @anon
  39. MarkinLA says:
    @Admiral Assbar

    Trump didn’t appoint Mueller. Trump appointed Sessions and he immediately recused himself even though he never told Trump he was planning to. That left Rod Rosenstein as acting AG on the issue and he hired Mueller.

    As we see now, Rosenstein was involved in the whole spying on the Trump campaign. He has been doing everything he can to keep information about the illegal activity of the FBI and DOJ from coming out. Sessions has done nothing but back up the DOJ.

    Sessions should have never let this witch hunt start.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  40. theMann says:

    When a non-entity gets fired, isn’t that a non-event?

  41. istevefan says:

    I hope Sessions takes a break and then takes back his Alabama Senate seat in 2020 from Doug Jones.

    • Replies: @AnonAnon
  42. @Lot

    DoJ under Jeff moved hard against mass migration from the get go.

    How? I’m not saying that you’re wrong, but I don’t know what DOJ did. It seems like they could have really gone all in on prosecuting employers who hire illegals. Even if they did not win a lot of cases, employers of illegals (at least small businesses without a lot of resources) would have been scared to death to keep using illegal labor.

    Of course, the DOJ doing anything largely means getting almost 100 U.S. Attorney’s offices to seek indictments and push cases and getting the FBI (or some other federal law enforcement agency) to investigate. It seems like a lot of swamp-dwellers could really drag their feet on this, regardless of what the Attorney General wanted.

    • Replies: @Lot
  43. Guy who replaces him is a powerlifting PC gamer.

    Based af!

  44. @Anatoly Karlin

    Former Iowa Hawkeye tight end. Played in 91 Rose Bowl.

  45. istevefan says:
    @Bart

    Kobach should run for the Senate.

    Kobach just lost a state-wide race in a GOP state. Almost the entire GOP establishment ran commercials AGAINST him in the general election when one would expect them to rally behind the one standing after the primaries. Hard to see him winning a senate race under the same conditions. Even Trump could not pull him over the line.

    He’d be a much better appointed bureaucrat. We need those too.

    • Agree: Desiderius, Bubba
    • Replies: @L Woods
    , @James Braxton
  46. Tiny Duck says:

    Republicans and white peoples are racist

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/racism-not-tribalism/575173/

    All People of Color know this

    • Replies: @eddy wobegon
    , @TheBoom
  47. @Tiny Duck

    Coming off historical lows in state legislators, legislatures, and governor’s mansions probably since Reconstruction. Obama and Clinton both lost twice as many House seats as Trump did, but that wasn’t a referendum, right? Clinton also lost big in the Senate and lost control of that legislature, whereas Trump gained 4 seats, but a referendum on him right? I don’t recall you mentioning Obama losing 1,000 seats in the state legislatures over his 8 years. Obama lost 63 House seats, and 6 Senate seats his first mid-term and 680 state legislative seats, those all seem like much bigger numbers than Trump lost, you never seem to mention it, I wonder why?

    • Replies: @Coemgen
  48. @Jean Ralphio

    ‘Also, Trump was an immigration patriot before he hooked up with Sessions and will stay one’

    He may well be an ‘immigration patriot.’ It’s been nearly two years and he hasn’t done anything.

    • Replies: @Sarah Toga
  49. Anon7 says:
    @Altai

    Actually, lawyers are already under siege by computers. In a recent study, AI did a better job of checking non-disclosure agreements than the best human lawyers.

    Science fiction authors have long predicted it, but lawyers were first to do so.

    • Replies: @keypusher
  50. NickG says:
    @Anon

    That’s what the Ausie’s did with Nauru.

    Best to do it somewhere really grim and cold up in the Aleutian chain. Or maybe pay Greenland handsomely to provide the facility.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  51. ZeroDay says:

    Trump has never been an organizer, despite his claims to the contrary. Coming from a family business, he never learned the key aspect of organizational longevity is keeping a stable of young, motivated true believers. His name was always on the side of the building, so he figured he would recruit family. When elected, he was likely overwhelmed with isolation, so went with whoever seemed moderately competent and loyal.

    Obama, despite overwhelming faults, was able to recruit true believers. Same can be said for Dems as a whole. The Repubs are terrible in this regard.

    A quick, hard rule for Trump’s new picks — AG or not — should be to enforce a hard age-limit of 55.

    • Agree: EdwardM
    • Replies: @anon
    , @istevefan
    , @anon
    , @Anonymous
  52. @Anatoly Karlin

    One the Benghazi victims was the head of one of the most notorious griefer gangs on EveOnline IIRC.

  53. bomag says:
    @Dr. X

    Sessions failed to…

    How much is realistically feasible? We’re probably lucky we got what we did under him.

    I’ve been involved in trying to improve the bureaucracy from the bottom up. It’s a boss level video game fight where you lose every time and go away glad things aren’t any worse than they are now. It’s an ecosystem with a strong defense mechanism.

  54. Lot says:

    Coulter’s idea: Jeff moves to Homeland, Kobach runs DoJ.

    I like it!

    Kris would also make a fine Court of Appeals judge. He went to Oxford, could be good as our UK or Nato ambassador.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Chrisnonymous
  55. Achilles says:

    Hopefully by now Trump has come to understand that the DOJ (including the FBI) is the locus of power in the Federal government.

    Bill Clinton and Barack Obama understood that on taking office but even Bill Clinton was caught wrong-footed, thinking it would be enough to install his crony Webb Hubbell in the senior ranks at DOJ to look after his interests. It was not.

    Obama took no chances, putting Holder and then Lynch in place. He was able to crow recently on the campaign trail about not having his people indicted in contrast to the results of the Mueller investigation, but that was because Holder and Lynch made sure no Obama administration crimes were prosecuted.

  56. George says:

    If I remember right Sessions recommended appointing a special prosecutor for Russian whatever.

  57. istevefan says:

    … could be good as our UK or Nato ambassador.

    Please. The UK or Nato ambassador would be a colossal waste of Kris’ talent. Hell, you could be our UK or Nato ambassador and no one would even notice.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @donut
  58. anon[144] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anatoly Karlin

    He’s not powerlifting, at least not in that picture. No lift in powerlifting (bench press/squat/deadlift) uses that position. He’s either front-squatting, or doing a power clean or a clean-and-jerk. It looks like he’s got 245 lb on it, so it’s pretty good, especially if he can do a clean-and-jerk with that.

    • Replies: @Doug
  59. @jb

    It’s good news cycle management to do it now.

    Sessions was very good on immigration; pity to see him go.

  60. @Tiny Duck

    Joel Veitch is a notorious prankster and very funny man who has a series of bits where he trolls customer service, Nigerian scammers, wrong numbers, and the like.

    One of his bits prominently features hundreds of tiny ducks.

    I am merely observing.

  61. @jb

    Well, Kobach could be the replacement come January.

  62. anon[195] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Kushner would be a lousy pick for AG.

    how would he even be qualified?

    any random dimwit “lawyer” can be US Attorney General?

    • Replies: @The Man From K Street
  63. anon[195] • Disclaimer says:
    @ZeroDay

    Trump has never been an organizer, despite his claims to the contrary. Coming from a family business, he never learned the key aspect of organizational longevity is keeping a stable of young, motivated true believers. His name was always on the side of the building, so he figured he would recruit family.

    wow, you’ve got him figured out

  64. Goodbye jeffy

    Too bad you couldnt summon up the nutsacular fortitude to stand up to the Dems.

    Sessions recused himself from the Russia hoax giving the reason that he had met with the Russian ambassador in the course of his duties as US Senator.

    Contrast this to Holder/Lynch playing the Beria role to Obama’s Stalin. To this day two years out of office can you imagine one of Obama’s hatchet men not defending him til their dying breath.

    The most conservative man in the Senate ran away from the fight when the chips were down.
    Good riddance to him

  65. istevefan says:
    @ZeroDay

    Trump has never been an organizer, despite his claims to the contrary.

    Trump has certain flaws. But he also has incredible talents and guts that have been wasted by his party establishment. Trump handed the world on a silver platter to the GOP in November 2016, and they proceeded to fritter it away. The organization should have been provided by the party. But the party clashed so much with its own base that it cut off its nose to spite its face.

    • Agree: bomag
  66. dearieme says:

    Mr Sessions seems to me to have a peculiarly small head.

  67. Bob Sykes says:

    Even Fox News and Judge Napotiliano (whatever, who cares) are talking impeachment of Trump for the Whitaker appointment on grounds of obstruction of justice.

    We are on the edge of a coup and actual revolution.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    , @notanon
  68. So that answers the question of whether Sessions was playing possum. Trump really was very disappointed with him ever since the recusal.

    Trump’s open that he’s an open book. There’s no 64-D chess.

  69. @anon

    It would also be illegal I believe. After JFK appointed his brother-in-law AG (incidentally that’s another episode the Left has memory-holed–liberals were appalled at Bobby’s nomination*), Congtess passed a nepotism law that, while probably unconstitutional, means effectively it will never be repeated.

    • Replies: @Dtbb
  70. I like to think that Sessions simply had no idea that his recusing himself would be so damaging.

    Kris Kobach would be great as AG, and also a great Presidential candidate in 2024.
    The media demonized the poor man and stupid normies bought into the lies. Kobach is a very smart man and a great patriot.

    I hope Trump fires Rosenstein and Mueller as well, or at least puts a muzzle on the filthy bastard. The Russia hoax is tiring and stupid.

    • Replies: @Anon
  71. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lot

    This is good, this would make maximum use of the situation. As humiliating as the fake Russia investigation is, the real danger is the Chinese takeover of the internet in the name of protection from phantom Russians (ie, FaceBeijing suspending accounts it declares to “behave inauthentically,” ie, criticize the establishment => Russian interference => censorship). It’s probably smart to let Pelosi and Waters bleat and snork.

  72. Art says:

    Trump needs an AG that will release info on Hillary and Comey – it is time to get real on the 2016 election.

    The Dems have a lot to lose – because the Deep State at the FBI tried to pull off a political coup more than once.

    Think Peace — Art

  73. MarkinLA says:
    @istevefan

    The GOPe got what it wanted from him – tax cuts for corporations and the rich as well as a bloated military. It didn’t want anything else that he ran on. They got what they wanted, Trump’s base got nothing. The only question is was this a pyric victory for GOPe.

  74. @istevefan

    correct. Trump is a marketing/branding/strategy genius. He’s not an operations guy, but he shouldn’t have to be. He sets the vision he needs other people to execute it.

  75. anon[246] • Disclaimer says:
    @ZeroDay

    Coming from a family business, he never learned the key aspect of organizational longevity is keeping a stable of young, motivated true believers.

    Yes, thinking of past presidents they often have very young staff members. Look at how young Patrick Buchanan was when he went to work for Nixon. Nixon was a smart cookie.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic commenter
  76. @Reg Cæsar

    “… and even the NRA only pretends blacks have civil rights to firearms.”

    Call BS on your claim. Cite something —anything— to back that.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  77. @Tiny Duck

    Why is it the Dems that claim that white women need to be re-educated? “Stay in your racial lane” is what Dems say to blacks that stray off the progressive plantation.

    I guess that makes the Dems the incorrigible racists.

  78. Dtbb says:

    Did y’all see the press conference today? No way comedy is dead in america. Trump played the chumps hilariously.

  79. Anon87 says:

    Ok, so Sessions is a Nazi if you are a lefty, but I’m amazed at the range of opinions of him from the right.

    Tbe reality if there was no Sessions, there is no Miller, and they were/are keys to Trumpism.

    I’d like to see Trump eventually reward the loyalty of Sessions somehow once he finally gets over the recusal issue. Sessions was an early supporter and that shouldn’t be forgotten.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  80. @anon

    Not to mention Monica Lewinsky. She was very young when she went to work on Bill Clinton’s member.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  81. @Lot

    Uh oh. This could be “the beginning of the end.”

    The walls are closing in.

  82. L Woods says:
    @bomag

    I saw that as my calling as well. What an utter waste of life it’s been. I should have just shot for the most amount of money for the least amount of effort that would get me permanently out of the sinking, vermin-ridden ship that is the modern West.

  83. L Woods says:
    @istevefan

    Almost the entire GOP establishment ran commercials AGAINST him in the general election when one would expect them to rally behind the one standing after the primaries.

    They screwed over Corey Stewart in a similar fashion.

    Please, Republicans — please remember this the next time a Romney/McCain wins the primary and we’re expected to rally behind him like little good soldiers.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  84. There may be other considerations here.

    Previously, Sessions could not testify in any actions taken by the DoJ but now he can …

  85. @Lot

    I’d like to point out at this time that, 2 years ago when the cabinet was being discussed, I advocated for Giuliani as AG and Sessions at State or DHS and commenters here poo-pooed me (though maybe not Lot–I don’t remember). It only took 2 years for Coulter to start seeing things my way.

    In retrospect, Sessions at State would have been a mistake for the same reason he didn’t work out at Justice. They both have entrenched bureaucrats and institutional cultures that need to be broken or run out. Maybe Sessions could do better at DHS, but my guess is that Trump is not going to place him in another position after they butted heads.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Lindsey Graham at Justice, although that would be disappointing. I’m sure Trump has been planning to boot Sessions for a while, and Graham’s pro-Trump turn recently and Haley stepping down at UN might have been preparations for such a change.

    I still think institutional and personnel changes are most important at Justice and State. I don’t see much evidence of that having happened (in the form of, for example, resignations by long-time bureaucrats making complaints).

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    , @Jim Don Bob
  86. @istevefan

    Kobach should be given a lifetime appointment to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  87. AnonAnon says:
    @istevefan

    I hope Sessions takes a break and then takes back his Alabama Senate seat in 2020 from Doug Jones.

    Righty-Twitter now reporting he is considering it.

    • Replies: @Admiral Assbar
  88. Anon[977] • Disclaimer says:

    “Even Fox News and Judge Napotiliano (whatever, who cares) are talking impeachment of Trump for the Whitaker appointment on grounds of obstruction of justice. We are on the edge of a coup and actual revolution.”

    There are no grounds whatsoever for such an action, and the constitution is quite vague in this area. So, Napolitano can blow it out his *** if he thinks simply firing his former AG is anything significant or actionable. The guy has every right to fire his own employees. And I have yet to hear any kind of cogent case for “obstruction.” This whole witch hunt started over lies about this man colluding with Russia (a probable coup attempt), which now certainly isn’t the case or they’d have substantial evidence for it. So, obstruction of what? A witch hunt? Over procedural nonsense resulting from fake allegations?

    Personally, I sort of hope they do try something. Probably the last recourse we have now is to bait them into going too far and then calling out the military and the national guard to put them down for good – ban their party and seize the media, redistribute it to our side. A Franco redux. I would support that as long as our side ends up in charge. I wonder if there is anyone in the military who can see where things are going to end up for the US Empire if we stay on the current course and perhaps might welcome another Franco to fix that; Trump is old anyway, so he wouldn’t be much threat. We could still have elections, but just for republicans, the military, and in the future people who complete a term of service in the military. Otherwise, expect the US to get kicked out of Asia over the next few decades while the military-industrial complex gets shuttered for the coalition of the fringes to have free everything social services. Happened in South Africa. It could happen in the US, too. In 2050, the US could be surrounded on all sides by the Chinese hyperpower – bases in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, the Middle East (Iran), and maybe even Europe. Future “Americans” will ask themselves what went wrong and how it could have been avoided just like I’m sure guys in Venezuela’s military about now are asking themselves why they didn’t just tell Chavez to scram and not come back.

  89. @Anatoly Karlin

    A Rogue banner hangs on the wall behind the gentleman, which strongly suggests (based on my experience) that he is in a Crossfit box. If that is the case, “based” is the last adjective I would use to describe the guy.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  90. Coemgen says:
    @Unladen Swallow

    Trying to reason with Tiny?

    You must be new here.

    • Agree: Logan
    • Replies: @Unladen Swallow
  91. Anon[313] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jean Ralphio

    I think the Deep State had the dirt on Sessions. Also, he has personal relations with insiders.

    Ideally, AG should be an outsider. Actually, it shouldn’t exist because it’s just politicization of justice or justice as spoils system.

  92. Anon[313] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    Trump handed the world on a silver platter to the GOP in November 2016, and they proceeded to fritter it away.

    GOP is mostly made up of guys funded by the oligarchs.

  93. @Bob Sykes

    Trump needs to pull the trigger/call the bluff on impeachment. There are very strong arguments against obstruction of justice on Trump’s part. But the arguments in Trump’s favor are not getting out there because the media is controlling the narrative around impeachment.

    Look at the farce of the Kavanaugh hearings and what it did for the Democrats. Let the impeachment go forward and have obstruction of justice debated in the Senate. Let the American people see the Democrats arguing against a unitary executive power and in favor of an unelected independent bureaucracy. And let it all happen in the context of an ended Mueller investigation in which his conclusions and shenanigans are revealed to the public rather than being kept under wraps.

  94. @Lot

    Ilhan Omar is on borrowed time though , as it has become abundantly clear that she married her brother and perjured herself repeatedly.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  95. eah says:

    Regrettable he’s no longer in the Senate, otherwise not — as AG, a mistake from day one.

  96. Lagertha says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    So agree with you, upset Buzz. The Mueller investigation (I knew it was bs from the get-go) was just sickeningly bizarre and a yuge waste of taxpayer money! – I honestly, regretted that I was an immigrant to this hopelessly corrupt country once the Mueller fantasy started (I do wonder how many psychopaths there are in DC since Mueller never seems to flinch – I hope he gets his due for being so evil).

    However, I heard a rumor (can’t remember time/details…I sound like Ford!, haha) that the FBI/CIA/whatevah had a “kompromat” on Sessions; and, that this was the real reason he recused himself. From what I remember, it was also bs (as far as Sessions’ kompromat); but there was no way Sessions could prove that to the public/Congress. I also heard this is the norm – compromising vids on everyone.

  97. Cato says:
    @Anon

    It would be cruel to send the asylum seekers back home. And I would hate to despoil the Aleutians, or the pristine nature of Greenland, with a trailer park of asylum seekers. I would prefer the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the temporary home of those seeking asylum. For a reasonable fee, the rulers of that noble nation would surely agree to provide that temporary home. And for a further fee, also reasonable, they would certainly be willing to provide citizenship to those whose asylum applications had been rejected. Just imagine the joy of the Honduran caravanados when they discover that they have successfully escaped the horrors of their homeland for the joys of citizenship in the DRC. It warms the heart!

  98. RH says:

    This is a great example of Trump behaving like Steinbrenner. Sessions did not do the (very dumb) things that Trump wanted him to do, so his best cabinet appointment gets Billy Martined. Now we will find out if the President is really as stupid as he sometimes seems, i.e., if he tries to fire Mueller.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  99. Anon[313] • Disclaimer says:

    He was too much a middle-roader like Johnny Carson in a WWE game.

  100. istevefan says:
    @L Woods

    Please, Republicans — please remember this the next time a Romney/McCain wins the primary and we’re expected to rally behind him like little good soldiers.

    I understand your sentiment, and I think this would have been the correct strategy 20 years ago. I even contemplated it myself this election cycle. But in the end we are too far down the road of displacement to make such stands. Consider, even when W Bush betrayed us in 2006 and 2007 with his push for amnesty, we at least were able to lobby the GOP in congress to kill it.

    Now I suppose we could just not vote for the top guy and ensure we vote for the down ticket guys. But I just think at this point we can’t hand anything to the democrats. Hopefully we can drive out the cucks once and for all and not have to be presented with such a choice in the future.

  101. istevefan says:
    @James Braxton

    I could live with that. But let’s get double our money. First let him tear it up as an AG, and then before Trump leaves, he can put him on the bench.

  102. MarkinLA says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    You can’t trust Gramnesty. He is still angling for an amnesty and will try for a DACA for wall trade (whos funding will be immediately nixed in the next Congress) during the lame duck session. However, getting him out of the Senate and getting an immigration restrictionist would be a good move next year.

  103. @Chrisnonymous

    The problem with the Senate is that most of them have NO executive experience. Sessions seems like an honorable man in a dishonest environment who was in over his head.

  104. Excal says:
    @Altai

    When everyone is a lawyer, there won’t be any telephones — nobody will call anybody back ..

  105. @kaganovitch

    Ilhan Omar is on borrowed time though , as it has become abundantly clear that she married her brother and perjured herself repeatedly.

    And just which Unicorn is going to do anything about that?

  106. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA

    He promised the donor class that he would neuter Trump

    Do you have a cite?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  107. anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Please revise, if you care to, so that we can disseminate it.

  108. Dr. X says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Problem is, many of those violations were against blacks

    That was true decades ago, such as in the 1960s when Martin Loofer Kang was denied a carry permit by Alabama. But it’s no longer true. States like NY, CA, and MA have passed sweeping (and unconstitutional, IMHO) registration laws, permit laws, and ban/confiscation laws that affect everybody but the cops.

    In New York the process to get a permit to own — not carry, but own — a handgun takes up to a year and a half and can cost $500 or more. The applicant has to get references, undergo a police investigation, submit fingerprints, and release his medical records to the state. Issuance is discretionary, not guaranteed. A rectal exam is less intrusive.

    If you’re approved it expires in three years if you live in the City, five years elsewhere. And the state reserves the right to confiscate your handguns at any time for any reason.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Flip
  109. anon[681] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonym

    Trump would do well with Kobach, sadly he isn’t one of the top candidates as per WSJ.

    I would vote for Kobach in a heartbeat if he runs against Trump 2020 or runs in 2024.

    He’s a protege of Samuel Huntington while at Harvard, and strongly believes as Huntington did that immigration poses a major threat to the US.

    • LOL: IHTG
  110. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @IHTG

    It’s about how Sessions behaves and emotes with regards to it.

    How do you know this about Trump?

    How has Sessions “emoted”? What’s a different way he could have behaved specifically?

  111. Svigor says:

    Mueller is next, of course.

  112. Svigor says:
    @Admiral Assbar

    Frankly, I don’t know what Trump’s game is with all this feigned helplessness. One thing I don’t buy is this act that he thinks he can’t fire Mueller, Rosenstein, all the caked-up shit that has accumulated in the Augean Deep State Stables….

  113. anon[681] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t expect much to get done by Trump for the next 2 years now that he’s lost the house, esp. on immigration, unless he caves majorly, which is always possible, he’s already talking amnesty for DACA, with nothing in exchange, not even using it as a bargaining chip for his immigration reform to cut legal immigration, chain migration and the diversity visa. If he were serious about fixing immigration he would’ve fired Paul Ryan on Day 1, instead he kept that RINO weasel on for 2 years and that treasonous rat did nothing other than a half ass repeal on healthcare that made it worse.

    I expect Trump to do nothing other than to keep caving to the Dems on immigration for the next 2 years, and to the neocons on foreign policy. If he doesn’t appoint Kris Kobach as AG, he’s a goner, swallowed whole by the swamp.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jack Hanson
  114. @Dr. X

    I’m afraid you’re right. I’ll have to respectfully disagree with Ann Coulter and John Derbyshire on this one. I really don’t understand why Sessions was so determined to cover up the FBI’s corruption. Is there something we don’t know?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @EdwardM
  115. Doug says:
    @anon

    > He’s either front-squatting, or doing a power clean or a clean-and-jerk.

    Probably clean-and-jerk. Those are olympic plates and he’s standing outside the power rack.

  116. Anon[125] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m sad to see him go. Whatever happened in the past, with Russia or whatever, is water under the bridge. Looking forward, is any other AG going to be as proactively anti illegal alien as Sessions? No.

    Without Bannon and Sessions the party may be over. If Miller is emasculated, it’s really the end. Jared.

  117. anon[681] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump needs to appoint an AG who’s willing to go after the Clintons for the Uranium One deal, the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton meeting on the tarmac in AZ, the illegal unmasking of US citizens by Susan Rice, and the illegal FISA warrants based on opposition research. That will bring down half the deep state swamp, including the Clintons, Obama, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, McCabe, the FBI swamp.

    After that he can pick off the other half of the deep state swamp, all the Ziocons now working for him – Bolton, Pence, Pompeo, Mattis, Kushner.

    One can dream.

    • Replies: @attilathehen
  118. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Too little, too late, is Trump finally realizing what any one of us would have gladly explained to him if we had five minutes alone with the man.

    What do you mean? Why too late? What would you tell him if we had five minutes alone?

  119. tyrone says:

    WHAT? Jeff Sessions was attorney general?

  120. anon[681] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brabantian

    Mueller is dirty as sin. The WSJ reported that he was the FBI director who sat on clear evidence of the Clinton-Uranium One bribery case and did nothing. They called on him to resign at least a year ago. The guy is a complete creep and has no honor. Trump needs an AG who will go after him and dig up his personal dirt.

  121. Anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    Islamification USA news:

    Keith “X” Ellison is now the AG of Minnesota.

    Two Muslimas now in the US House.

    Muslim Supremacist Leslie Cockburn loses her race for Congress but attracted a lot of money and attention.

    Slate writer was “transported” when the first hijabi in Congress started her victory speech with some Arabic.

    Does this mean the probability has increased that we will bring our troops home from the Middle East and stop paying billions in tribute to Israel?

  122. @Coemgen

    I am not new, but needs to be Napalmed every now and then.

    • LOL: Coemgen
  123. notanon says:
    @Paul Rain

    if he’s just dismissed no – if he was caught up in a corruption investigation involving the clintons and half of congress then yes

  124. @Federalist

    I was speaking in shorthand – Trump ALLOWED his subordinate Rosenstein to appoint Mueller as n special prosecutor. Rosenstein acts only at Trump’s sufferance.

  125. @AnonAnon

    Sessions was calling possible GOP Alabama rivals today. Trump agreed to support him for the seat before he resigned.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  126. notanon says:
    @Bob Sykes

    maybe but maybe not the one people are assuming

  127. @Peripatetic commenter

    She was very young when she went to work on Bill Clinton’s member.

    Shouldn’t that be, “She was very young when she went to work on Bill Clinton’s staff”? Your version doesn’t make sense or work as a double entendre.

  128. notanon says:

    just closing down Mueller would have made Trump look guilty – the best way to deal with it has always been let his investigation play out while secretly conducting some kind of corruption probe connected to the Clintons which takes out Mueller and a lot of other anti-Trumps.

    i’ve always had a feeling (possibly wishful thinking) that is what Sessions has been up to.

    now there’s an unrecused AG we shall see if that feeling was correct or just wishful thinking.

    if correct then Sessions will end up at DHS or something while Mueller, Rosenstein etc end up in jail – if not and the Trump-Sessions public spats were genuine and not public theater then the good guys are more f**ked than i’d hoped.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  129. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA

    Trump appointed Sessions and he immediately recused himself even though he never told Trump he was planning to.

    Maybe to avoid an appearance of impropriety? Or because of rules regarding communication between the Department of Justice and the president?

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  130. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @ZeroDay

    The Repubs are terrible in this regard.

    What does a “Republican” true believer believe in?

  131. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    Please. The UK or Nato ambassador would be a colossal waste of Kris’ talent.

    What is Chris’s talent?

  132. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon87

    Agree.

  133. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @RH

    This is a great example of Trump behaving like Steinbrenner. Sessions did not do the (very dumb) things that Trump wanted him to do, so his best cabinet appointment gets Billy Martined. Now we will find out if the President is really as stupid as he sometimes seems, i.e., if he tries to fire Mueller.

    This.

  134. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    he’s already talking amnesty for DACA, with nothing in exchange

    Terrible. Do you have a cite?

  135. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Admiral Assbar

    Sessions was calling possible GOP Alabama rivals today. Trump agreed to support him for the seat before he resigned.

    Cite?

  136. donut says:
    @istevefan

    I’m available and I have a pair of hobnail boots for more effective desk banging .

  137. anon[166] • Disclaimer says:

    Matthew Whitaker is acting AG and will not recuse himself. Trump finally has his prerogatives wrt the DOJ. The whole rotten set up with Muller was normalized and Dems are acting like Whitaker should, of course, recuse himself.

    Muller going after Trump’s lawyer jumped the shark. He is so far off the reservation that he can’t seriously assert this isn’t personal.

    This is finally Normal and is unequivocally good.

    Whitaker should manage or fire Muller. It isn’t Trump’s job.

  138. @Dr. X

    The Sullivan Law was passed in 1911, and was quite popular with the very immigrants it aimed to disarm.

    New York had possibly the most fiery pro-gun clause of any state in her original 1777 constitution, but it disappeared a few constitutions later, in the late 19th century.

    Once the tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breath rich came pouring off the boats, the powers that be got rather nervous about civilian armament.

    Kind of like “free Negroes and mulattoes” in Virginia, Missouri, and other states following the Turner and Vsesy rebellions.

  139. @anon

    Trump needs the AG to go after the Seth Rich murderer. Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch has had interesting youtubes about this murder. Find the murderer and the Clintons, et al. will pay dearly.

    Trump is going to get trouble from Mutt Dumney. Dumney wants the Mueller probe to go on. https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2018/11/07/sen-elect-romney-says/

    Juan McLame croaked, but his replacement is Dumney. Trump has to get the wall built and the next issue that will be a hit for him would be telling voters he wants senators and representatives of the Congress to serve for a total of 8 years in each office – like the presidency. He can state that doing this would get rid of people like Pelosi, Sanders, Feinstein, McConnell, etc.

  140. @hooodathunkit

    Call BS on your claim. Cite something —anything— to back that.

    The Sagan standard. The NRA is heavily weighted toward the South, and after that to the West, and to rural areas in general. You expect me to believe that suddenly, after four hundred years of close contact with blacks, the revolutionary reversal of Southrons toward the armament of blacks is anything more than superficial? Prove it.

    • Replies: @David Davenport
  141. dr kill says:
    @jb

    Couldn’t wait one day? Where have you been. Seems to me DJT has been waiting half a year. I bet he’s had this date circled since July. Don’t tell me Trump can’t be patient.

  142. Anon[144] • Disclaimer says:

    “I think the Deep State had the dirt on Sessions.”

    No dirt. Sessions, like Graham when McCain was alive, is a principled gentlemen who truly wishes to be an upstanding member of society and to “do the right thing” and play by the rules. Too bad because guys like that get taken advantage of by two-faced, amoral sociopathic liberals; you know, nice guy finishes last. Graham got a taste of this during the Kavanaugh hearing. Sessions probably honestly thought he should play by a set of rules his enemies are tearing up. Remarkable naivety. Boomers like Sessions and Graham come from a generation that valued civic virtue, principles, and the rule of law. But guys like them also let in a bunch of foreigners who think those things are quaint abstractions invented by racists to keep them down, changing the country into something alien in the process. Something similar happened with Israel. Russian immigration change the country’s character into something totally different from Oslo. People make countries. Not lines on a map or ideological abstractions.

  143. Anon[295] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bennis Mardens

    Sessions should have remembered the behavior of all previous special prosecutors that we’ve had. Every single one has been damaging, no exceptions. Sessions may have thought the whole Russian thing was stupid, but he should have realized Trump’s enemies are both unscrupulous and not stupid.

    Sessions didn’t have any ability to judge the situation properly. He had been a politician long enough to realize the other side was playing politics with the Russian nonsense, and he should have nipped their effort in the bud. Sessions was a case of older not being wiser.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  144. Thomas says:

    When it became obvious Sessions did not have the support of the boss, he was a dead man walking. The Attorney General’s office has effectively been vacant for most of Trump’s presidency as a result, and U.S. Attorneys around the country have pretty much been on their own program for awhile now. (Hence the prosecution of RAM out of Charlottesville and that pistol-brace AR case in Ohio they just lost.) If you want to know why Sessions didn’t accomplish anything, that’s the reason. Everybody inside and outside the Justice Department could see he was powerless.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  145. @istevefan

    Trump handed the world on a silver platter to the GOP in November 2016, …

    Haven’t you learned anything about contemporary American politics?

    The “GOP” has been opposed to Trump before, during, and since November 2016.

    … and they proceeded to fritter it away.

    I say again, the Republican establishment is and has been opposed to Trump and Trumpism.

    The Paulie Ryno Republicans represent Globo-Homo-ism.

    The organization should have been provided by the party.

    What or which organization? Are you referring to the Republican National Committee?

    But the party clashed so much with its own base that it cut off its nose to spite its face.

    No, the 2nd American Whig Party, I mean the “Republicans” of the P. Ryno ilk, are in harmony with their base, which is not the American folk.

  146. @Reg Cæsar

    The NRA is heavily weighted toward the South, and after that to the West, and to rural areas in general. You expect me to believe that suddenly, after four hundred years of close contact with blacks, the revolutionary reversal of Southrons toward the armament of blacks is anything more than superficial? Prove it.

    Mr. Caesar,

    The ghost of Carl sagan says, “Please cite one, just one NRA statement or publication which suggests special laws or rules to control black ppl. possessing firearms. Facts please, not what your feverish imagination would like to believe.”

    Don’t tell me you understand old fashioned American Southern white people, because you don’t.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  147. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Sessions should have remembered the behavior of all previous special prosecutors that we’ve had.

    Sessions didn’t appoint a special prosecutor. A special prosecutor was appointed after Trump fired Comey.

  148. @NickG

    We have a dormant claim on Wrangell Island. Perhaps Trump could make a deal with his Russian friends and use that.

  149. @David Davenport

    Please cite one, just one NRA statement or publication which suggests…

    I never said they were open about it. And I was talking about the rank-and-file.

    Don’t tell me you understand old fashioned American Southern white people, because you don’t.

    Are you telling me that they’ve “evolved” and now believe their grandpappies were wrong? That they hold the same illusions about other races that their fathers castigated the ignorant “Yankees” for?

    That the Birmingham police were wrong to turn down the “unsuitable” MLK’s permit request?

    That all the HBD discussion here is just hot air?

    That Vermonters were right all along?

    Whatever happened to “honor thy mother and father”? Anyway, this doesn’t sound like the Southerners I’ve met at conferences over the years, who tend to be either paleos or racialists, and sometimes both. To them, special laws directed at blacks are what responsible government is all about.

  150. @anon

    “Fired Ryan”

    Okay just emoting with no idea of how things work lol.

  151. Lagertha says:

    before I must sleep: what happens now?

    Do we finally get rid of The Fed? I think this has to be the first move to actually, move on to some sort of market/best idea sort of economy that the rest of the world respects. Get rid of the Fed! Perhaps bring back Fort Knox Gold – part of my studies in third grade in NYC in the 60′s.

  152. Anonymous[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    To them, special laws directed at blacks are what responsible government is all about.

    And what do you think?

    • Replies: @IHTG
    , @Reg Cæsar
  153. Sessions biggest failing was to not even attempt to put the lower Federal courts back in their box. There is no reason the Executive Branch couldn’t tell the lower courts their stays, on the travel bans for example, were ultra vires (outside their powers with respect to the law) rather than whimpering about seeing them in the next higher court. The Supreme Court is a co-equal branch, the lower courts are a creation of Congress and are given way too much deference by both the Congress and the Executive Branch.

    Sessions should have been the guy to make the case; if he had, there would be a lot more progress on a host of issues.

  154. IHTG says:
    @Anonymous

    Sailer, every single one of this Anonymous[409] guy’s replies is a question. It’s an obvious troll.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    , @riches
  155. Pericles says:
    @Thomas

    When it became obvious Sessions did not have the support of the boss, he was a dead man walking.

    Support for what?

    If you want to know why Sessions didn’t accomplish anything, that’s the reason. Everybody inside and outside the Justice Department could see he was powerless.

    What would Sessions have done if that mean old Trump hadn’t stopped him?

    Sorry, tell your handler you need more time to work on your talking points.

  156. TheBoom says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Republicans and white peoples are racist

    Spot on. That is why we need to ban non whites from migrating to the US and boot out the ones we have. It is evil to expect them to live around whites in a country built by whites. Are you heading to Wakanda?

  157. TheBoom says:

    Sessions was just the wrong man for the job. Any earlier time in US history he would have made an honorable AG. Times have changed and he didn’t change with them. We need an aggressive litigator in the role now who will take major actions such as sending troops into sanctuary cities and going after the people who ran an op against Trump during the election

    I get why Queen Ann liked him for immigration but he was just tidying up a process that is destroying the country.

    • Replies: @Flip
  158. keypusher says:
    @Anon7

    In a recent study, AI did a better job of checking non-disclosure agreements than the best human lawyers.

    The best human lawyers don’t check non-disclosure agreements, not even for Science. But yes, I’m amazed we’ve managed to hold the computers at bay this long. The profession is very good at protecting itself.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  159. @anon

    If you can’t get elected governor of your own state you are not Presidential material. You are a loser.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @L Woods
    , @vinteuil
  160. @Jack Hanson

    Pfffft. Been there, lived that. Rhabdo’s not my cup of tea. I’ll check out Elgintensity’s videos if I want a cheap laugh about form fails. People who talk (or post) about their WOD are the absolute opposite of “based.” Whitaker was weight-lifting before this fad started, so I assume someone trained him properly at Iowa. Whatever, it’s his life.

    Whitaker’s 1-rep max doesn’t interest me; what does is his bio as a scholar-athlete (this takes discipline and understanding of delayed gratification), his continued dedication to physical fitness as well as intellectual development, and how he serves as a unique role model to young men in the US. Based on my limited reading of his professional past, I think his values seem to be largely consistent with mine (except for his representation of that patent firm). He clearly presents an alternative visual to Sessions (who comes across as an effete, pasty-faced weakling). His comments re: the Borg Queen are appropriate. Perhaps Whitaker is more than a Yes-man, but even if that’s all he is, I hope that translates into some kind of meaningful change (on the Russian witch hunt if nothing else). IMO, the bar’s pretty low.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  161. Flip says:
    @MarkinLA

    Traitors are worse than the enemy

  162. @Excal

    ““Show business is dog eat dog. It’s worse than dog eat dog. It’s dog doesn’t return other dog’s phone-calls…”

    –Woody Allen

    • LOL: Excal
  163. Flip says:
    @TheBoom

    We need an aggressive litigator in the role now who will take major actions such as sending troops into sanctuary cities and going after the people who ran an op against Trump during the election

    Chris Christie is a former Federal prosecutor.

  164. Flip says:
    @Dr. X

    That seems pretty intrusive after the Heller decision. Chicago is much easier now.

    • Replies: @Dr. X
  165. @IHTG

    Sealioning (also spelled sea-lioning and sea lioning) is a type of trolling or harassment which consists of pursuing people with persistent requests for evidence or repeated questions, while maintaining a pretense of civility.

  166. @Harry Baldwin

    Pretty sure it was always about covering for Obama to protect the prestige (i.e. power) of the executive, and, secondarily, to preserve social peace by not disgracing the first black pres.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  167. MarkinLA says:
    @Anonymous

    You don’t need one. Everything Ryan ever did or said came straight from the donor class like he was their ventriloquist’s dummy.

  168. MarkinLA says:
    @Anonymous

    What rules you idiot. Sessions didn’t have the job yet.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  169. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @keypusher

    The best human lawyers don’t check non-disclosure agreements, not even for Science.

    What do you mean they don’t check them?

  170. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Braxton

    What is it about Kobach that makes him a loser?

  171. CCZ says:

    Maybe Trump will get lucky.

    “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall.”

    • Replies: @L Woods
    , @Simply Simon
  172. @Desiderius

    I am sorry to say you are probably correct. It is likely that Obama was involved in a conspiracy to corrupt the political process compared to which Nixon’s was a mere peccadillo. However, as Republicans see it as their duty to maintain the illusion of the legitimacy of our system, even as the Democrats relentlessly undermine it, Obama’s crimes must be concealed.

    From Lawrence Auster:

    (November 19, 2011) The two parties are not playing the same game. They play different games, under different rules. What are these different rules? The Republicans more or less follow the laws and constitutional procedures, the Democrats deliberately and consciously break them. But the Republicans, while they complain incessantly about the Democrats, never identify this underlying fact. Why? Because that would show that the system is no longer legitimate. And the function of the Republicans, as “patriotic, conservative Americans,” is to uphold the goodness and legitimacy of the system, a legitimacy which rests on the belief that everyone in American politics shares the same basic principles and loyalties. So the Republicans, as defenders of the system and its presumed basic unity, cannot expose what the Democrats are. If they exposed it, politics would be replaced by open war between two radically incompatible parties and America as we know it would come to an end.

  173. Lot says:
    @Federalist

    He pushed for deportations, made fighting deportations harder, made getting asylum harder, made asylum rejections faster.

    Asylum is our soft underbelly. It is how the Muslim invasion caravans entered Europe and immediately signed up for welfare.

  174. @Anonymous

    And what do you think?

    I adopt a strategy of neutrality on the issue of blacks and guns. Force the other side to defend its contradictions.

    I do make an ethical exception for those blacks, like Walter Williams and Carl Rowan, Jr, who go out of their way to defend my own gun rights. Fair’s fair.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Reg Cæsar
  175. Anonymous[366] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘Jeff Sessions’.

    Sorry, but for some arcane reason hearing that make makes me inwardly giggle.

    Sorry Jeff, nothing personal, but it’s purely the surname.

    Likely, Sessions as a surname is Scottish in origin, deriving from the legal profession. Sessions in this context refers to a ‘court session’ or trial. In Scotland a court house is still called a ‘sessions house’.

    Anyway, to avoid readers of the 1970s UK tabloid Sunday press ‘sessions’ usually prefixed by ‘sex’ referred to some floozy’s kiss-and-tell story regarding Rod Stewart’, George Best, Oliver Reed or other likely lad.

  176. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I adopt a strategy of neutrality on the issue of blacks and guns. Force the other side to defend its contradictions.

    I am not sure I know what contradictions you are referring to. Could you please explain?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  177. @Anonym

    If Trumpy the promise breaker felt that he had to fire Jeff Sessions, then it would be a peace offering to Jeff Sessions supporters if he put someone like Kris Kobach in as Attorney General.

    I am a big fan of Jeff Sessions and it must be remembered that Sessions helped Trump win a bunch of Southern GOP primary states and Sessions was one of the first big names in the GOP to endorse Trumpy.

    Trumpy has been a weak coward on the immigration issue.

    Tweets from 2015:

  178. EdwardM says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    I think, as others have pointed out, the swamp (led by Rosenstein) swallowed him and he lacked the executive savvy and proverbial fire in the belly to do anything about it.

    I’d love to see Christie or Giuliani. Though they are not as ideologically conservative as I would like, that’s not critical now. They’d do the right things on immigration and the rule of law and, most importantly, not tolerate institutional resistance or inertia. They can recommend solid people for the critical sub-cabinet roles.

    Jeanine Pirro or Kobach as deputy, with the latter perhaps taking over as AG or DHS in a second Trump term.

  179. buckwheat says:

    Being a good Senator does not make one a good Attorney General. He was out of his element and caused more harm than good. He should have been fired long ago so he could have ran again for Senator from Alabama.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  180. @Cape Cod Skeptic

    A backpeddle, but I’ll accept it.

  181. @Reg Cæsar

    Your local black politician can better explain to you why “gun control isn’t racist”, while requiring ID to vote is.

  182. L Woods says:
    @James Braxton

    Well yes he did lose, so in a literal sense he is a “loser,” yes. In a figurative sense on the other hand, he’s far more of a winner than you’ll ever be.

  183. @notanon

    More likely they’re using the threat of jail to get Mueller et. al. to wrap up the investigation in a timely manner. Now that Trump has demonstrated that he isn’t going anywhere, that has to be the prudent course of action for deep state operatives is potential legal jeopardy.

    • Replies: @notanon
  184. Underrated: getting rid of the other Sessions Tuesday.

    https://www.motherjones.com/?p=646915

  185. L Woods says:
    @CCZ

    He’ll probably just appoint another milquetoast hack, unfortunately. Or, of course, Barrett, which is pretty bleh.

  186. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @MarkinLA

    Yeah he did. He was already AG.

  187. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @buckwheat

    He was out of his element and caused more harm than good.

    Evidence please.

  188. I see there’s a lot of hand wringing in the comments about how Sessions was too much the gentleman to see through the Left’s ploy of demanding he sideline himself from the fight to take down his boss with the Russia hoax.

    Sessions was rejected by the Senate Judiciary committee in 1986 when nominated to the Federal Bench by Reagan. He was tarred and feathered by the Democrats as a racist racist racist; he was the second coming of Jeff Davis and Nathan Forrest.

    He was similarly knocked around when up for confirmation for his most recent post. All pretense of Senatorial collegiality was tossed out the window while his Democrat colleagues dragged his reputation through the mud and called him every name in the book. Disgraced former Senatorial clown Franken set him up for perjury charges when he got Sessions to deny under oath ever meeting with Russians when it later came out that he had met the Russian ambassador.

    Sessions understands perfectly the true nature of his opponent. When the time came to take up the standard and fight for the Cause he left old Glory trampled in the dirt. Whether this was the result of constitutional timidity, unwarranted Southern gentlemanliness or Kompromat remains to be seen.

  189. notanon says:
    @Desiderius

    yes could be – kinda like Trump hinting he got rid of Flake (who has blackmailed eyes like Romney and Glenn Beck)

    it’d be a lot more fun seeing them get arrested though

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    , @Desiderius
  190. @Colin Wright

    Two years and more than 3 million additional “immigrants”, both legal and illegal, pouring in.
    We voted for exactly the opposite.
    Time to do something bold, Mr. President, like an EO to cancel all immigration due to the national emergency – immigration harms the environment, hurts local schools, fills up prisons, brings diseases, immigration is a huge negative.

  191. riches says:
    @IHTG

    And Anonymous [124]‘s questions after questions read like 409′s, don’t they?

    • Replies: @anon
  192. Romanian says: • Website
    @Buzz Mohawk

    One of those is a simile :P

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  193. Dr. X says:
    @Flip

    New York simply DGAF about Heller. It’s basically the Northern, left-wing equivalent of Southern “massive resistance” to Brown v. Board.

  194. @Anonymous

    I am not sure I know what contradictions you are referring to. Could you please explain?

    Your local black politician can better explain to you why “gun control isn’t racist”, while requiring ID to vote is.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  195. vinteuil says: • Website
    @James Braxton

    If you can’t get elected governor of your own state you are not Presidential material.

    Nixon 1962.

  196. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Harry Baldwin

    Lawrence Auster had his faults, but he had an ability to cut to the heart of things like nobody else.

    • Agree: BB753, Harry Baldwin
  197. @CCZ

    The older you are the more you cling to life. Seems to be just the opposite for all the crazy things young people do.

  198. @Harry Baldwin

    That’s the kind of stuff that had me reading through Auster’s whole site in years past.

    He was uneven and quirky in some of his views, but he could really lay it on the line like few others. He also wrote with an excellent clear style, at least most of the time.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  199. Like most common contracts (residential leases, agreements to rent cars, etc.) a nondisclosure agreement is mostly boilerplate. The best lawyers aren’t checking such documents anymore than the best automotive engineers are checking to see whether wheels are true. The best lawyers are strategically managing portfolios of intellectual property, manouevring complex litigation, structuring multinational mergers and acquisitions – that kind of thing. Even taking the stfu at it’s word, it’s no grand surprise. Imagine saying that because calibrated machines are better at accurately measuring the slopes of hills than human eyes are, architects of golfing courses are ripe for obsolescence.

    In any event, if you’ll cite this study, I’ll bet I can drive a Mack truck through the holes in it (I know a few things about so-called artificial intelligence and about the what the best lawyers do, if I may say so myself).

  200. @Romanian

    I was worried about that, but I checked: A simile is a metaphor, but not all metaphors are similes. Metaphor is the broader term. :P

    • Replies: @Romanian
    , @Reg Cæsar
  201. anon[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @riches

    immigration harms the environment, hurts local schools, fills up prisons,

    It only fills up prisons if there are laws against it. So isn’t your argument circular?

  202. @notanon

    “Blackmailed eys”–great term. I immediately get it. Bill Clinton has has that look for awhile, and Romney lately, too.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  203. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I got to know Lawrence Auster personally in his last five years. He was a brilliant man and he greatly influenced my thinking, but I always felt wary with him. He was quick to take offense at some argument you might make and he would cut off a friend without hesitation. Nevertheless, he was a great thinker and his early death was a loss to our cause. I actually found out about Sailer’s site through Auster.

  204. @Reg Cæsar

    Please cite one, just one NRA statement or publication which suggests…

    I never said they were open about it. And I was talking about the rank-and-file.

    So, you are unable to cite any NRA statements or publications which advocate disarming law abiding African Americans.

    Reg, I think you are saying that the NRA is a racist organization. Could it be that you are actually a Lefty enemy of the National Rifle Association trying to pass as one of us here at iSteve?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  205. @anon

    I would vote for Kobach in a heartbeat if he runs against Trump 2020 or runs in 2024.

    Kobach doesn’t have the political skills Trump does. Being smart, and right on immigration isn’t enough. He had a difficult path to victory in KS, but he had to win to be a contender.

    Trump 2020! Keep America Great, and Keep Libtards in Perpetural PMS-PTSD!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  206. gregor says:
    @Dr. X

    Pretty much. I was in denial about for a long time. I just kind of assumed he was kicking serious ass in there. But it’s hard not to notice that antifa is still enjoying free rein, etc. Losing his Senate seat was just salt in the wounds.

  207. @countenance

    That which made Sessions a beloved Senator and the very ideologically similar Ted Cruz a despised one among their colleagues are the very reasons why Sessions was a less than ideal USAG and Cruz would be a good one.

    True.

  208. @bomag

    I’ve been involved in trying to improve the bureaucracy from the bottom up. It’s a boss level video game fight where you lose every time and go away glad things aren’t any worse than they are now. It’s an ecosystem with a strong defense mechanism.

    Well maybe it was a waste of time, but maybe not. Ever heard of the paradox of the stone heap? It may take a lot of work like you did to change the bureaucracy.

    Most humans are smart (at least when they have skin in the game) , but some are stupid. Enough Bureaucrats come from the latter category to make your claim that “It’s an ecosystem with a strong defense mechanism” true. Somewhere I heard that there is research that asserts that Bureaucrats learn more slowly that C. Elegans. It is easy to believe that research.

  209. @Buzz Mohawk

    Bwah hah hah hah! But don’t despair. You should expect things to work out this way. Almost have the country has less reasoning capacity than Corvinus!

    Nonetheless, if we keep on task, we will win this.

  210. @jesse helms think-alike

    The most conservative man in the Senate ran away from the fight when the chips were down. Good riddance to him

    Yep.

  211. @Harry Baldwin

    Thanks for mentioning that — I would like to have met him myself.

  212. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Kobach doesn’t have the political skills Trump does. Being smart, and right on immigration isn’t enough. He had a difficult path to victory in KS, but he had to win to be a contender.

    Kobach doesn’t seem to be a very good public speaker. Awkward, doesn’t turn a phrase.

  213. @notanon

    They’re easy way out takers. Let them.

  214. Romanian says: • Website
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Great save! You are right, of course.

    Brothers in pedantry, unite!

  215. @David Davenport

    Reg, I think you are saying that the NRA is a racist organization.

    I would never say that. Primarily because bogus lefty words like “racist” are no longer in my active vocabulary.

    Could it be that you are actually a Lefty enemy of the National Rifle Association trying to pass as one of us here at iSteve?

    My state didn’t pass laws disarming “any free Negro or mulatto”. If they can’t be trusted with firearms, then they don’t belong in a country with a Second Amendment.

    I might be extrapolating too much from my conversations with gun owners. The ones from the South or with Southern ties tend to be Clyde Wilson fanboys, and, come to think of it, are more likely to belong to GOA than to the NRA.

  216. @Buzz Mohawk

    Metaphor is the broader term. :P

    Sure is. While out in the countryside, I metaphor-H kid.

  217. @Harry Baldwin

    Flake (who has blackmailed eyes like Romney and Glenn Beck)

    “Blackmailed eys”–great term. I immediately get it. Bill Clinton has has that look for awhile, and Romney lately, too.

    Wasn’t that a hit for Kim Carnes?

  218. Art Deco says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    which is just a backdoor way of banning blacks.

    Strange as it may seem to you, most felons aren’t black and most blacks don’t have felony convictions in their past.

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