By questioning Barr, Democrats unmasked their policy of betrayal

Source: The Hill - View Original Article
Published: Jul 31, 2020
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85% Liberal


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100% "And it is grappling plausibly with a great public health crisis."
99% "When the fog of cant and emotionalism that enshrouds the intense pre-electoral campaign is pierced, that is the issue: the rejection or legitimization of a great betrayal."
90% "More important in this process than the president's foibles and penchant for vulgarization, however, is the fact that he sought office to sweep out everybody who was in charge of the federal government, in both parties."
80% "The other great party (and its look-alike collaborators among its ostensible opponents) rightly feels threatened by the incumbent administration and has countenanced and incited a collapse in the integrity and even pretended journalistic impartiality of the national political media."
70% "At some times, when the political process appears to be unusually ragged and decayed, it is because of what was described in advanced countries throughout the last century as -- in a phrase of French intellectual Julien Benda, in 1927 -- La Trahison des Clercs, which is variously translated as the treason of the intellectuals or the treason of the bureaucracy."
60% "Attorney General William BarrBill"
56% "This, and not the idiosyncrasies of an unusual but rather successful president, is the source of today's political crisis -- not the COVID-19 pandemic, or the resulting economic dislocation."
-51% "BarrGOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi's mask mandate for House floor FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Appeals court will rehear case over Flynn charges MORE's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday reduced the tenuous deployment of irreconcilable arguments by Democrats to a new level of farcicality."
-53% "It was, he and his followers believed, an intellectually (and, in some respects, a financially corrupt) bipartisan stitch-up that was misgoverning the country and causing a material erosion to America's global competitive position and to its national security."
-61% "Never raising his voice or responding peremptorily to provoking questions and rudeness, Barr patiently demolished the Democratic myths that the demonstrations roiling numerous American cities are peaceful protests under assault by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign cancels ad buys to review messaging strategy: report Nunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to damage Biden Poll: Plurality of 'Gen Z' voters say they see more political ads from Trump than Biden MORE's recourse to storm troopers and secret police who provoke the demonstrators."
-70% "Thus, Democrats frequently disregarded all rules of evidence for testimony before committees of serious legislative bodies; it may be common for accusations to be presented as questions, but not to prevent answers from being given."
-78% "Some Democratic congressmen meandered off into accusing Trump of such harebrained nostrums as urging the ingestion of detergent to fight the virus."
-81% "The whole scattergun farrago of contradictory and often unfounded charges -- the census, mail-in ballots, prison reform -- was pretty unconvincing, given that Democrats had been pawing the ground, waiting to get at Barr for months."
-94% "That such questions, having absolutely nothing to do with judiciary matters, would be raised is not indicative of Democrats' confidence in their fable of peaceful protesters and the president's exploitation of public fear of mobs."
-98% "Even more tedious was the attempt by a number of committee Democrats to present a wildly partisan allegation and then demand a yes-or-no answer."

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100% : And it is grappling plausibly with a great public health crisis.
99% : When the fog of cant and emotionalism that enshrouds the intense pre-electoral campaign is pierced, that is the issue: the rejection or legitimization of a great betrayal.
93% : On Election Day, either the betrayal will be rejected and punished, or it will be condoned and will cease to be a betrayal.
90% : More important in this process than the president's foibles and penchant for vulgarization, however, is the fact that he sought office to sweep out everybody who was in charge of the federal government, in both parties.
88% : " I think it is better understood as "betrayal by the political class."
85% : One of the two parties -- whatever flummeries and hucksterism its leader may sometimes resort to -- is attempting to govern and has been successful in reducing unemployment and illegal immigration, improving trade arrangements, reviving the concept of nuclear nonproliferation by irresponsible states, rolling back nonsensical financial and "green" regulations, and addressing both the frailties of the Western alliance and the challenge to America and its allies posed by China.
84% : There is no doubt that the informality, brusqueness, even crudeness, of President Trump -- and his frequent disrespect of the bipartisan political establishment in Washington -- has contributed to a coarsening of public discourse and an increased recourse to irresponsible mudslinging and deliberately dishonest reporting, well beyond anything in living memory of U.S. presidential politics.
84% : The intellectual, academic and media communities are profoundly complicit in the temporary collapse of the Democratic Party as a respectable claimant to federal executive and legislative office.
83% : It was a rather demeaning spectacle, although Barr acquitted himself well.
82% : Even so, Nadler's claim that antifa is a fiction was given a good roasting before his committee; some Democrats downplayed their opposition to law enforcement and its reduction or replacement by social workers.
81% : The Democratic Party, directly and in cooperation with the national political media, continues to whip up panic over a possible rampaging resurgence of the coronavirus, in order to promote a prolonged economic depression, at the same time as it clings to its fairy tale about pacific urban demonstrations.
80% : The attorney general said on Tuesday that it was a shocking state of affairs when one of America's two great political parties attacks the country's entire law enforcement system and pretends that violent rioting is acceptable protest.
80% : The other great party (and its look-alike collaborators among its ostensible opponents) rightly feels threatened by the incumbent administration and has countenanced and incited a collapse in the integrity and even pretended journalistic impartiality of the national political media.
78% : This is a gross betrayal -- though it is not treason -- and it began with the attempt to steal and then to undo the 2016 election result.
73% : The problem is broader than that, however, and the betrayal is greater.
70% : At some times, when the political process appears to be unusually ragged and decayed, it is because of what was described in advanced countries throughout the last century as -- in a phrase of French intellectual Julien Benda, in 1927 -- "La Trahison des Clercs," which is variously translated as "the treason of the intellectuals" or "the treason of the bureaucracy.
65% : Once again, Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerApple posts blowout third quarter Hillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against 'misinformation' | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence Nadler accuses Apple of profiteering during pandemic MORE (D-N.Y.) -- as he did previously in calling on
65% : A couple of Democratic congressmen claimed the president violated his official oath through alleged mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis, including the fact that his attitude to wearing face masks (to reduce the possibility of communicating the coronavirus) varied more or less in parallel with evolving scientific opinion.
65% : It has effectively condoned criminal mob violence while denying its existence and accusing the administration (which is attempting to curb that violence) of fascistic tendencies to oppression, even aspirations to dictatorship.
63% : (He never proposed that.)
60% : Attorney General William BarrBill
56% : This, and not the idiosyncrasies of an unusual but rather successful president, is the source of today's political crisis -- not the COVID-19 pandemic, or the resulting economic dislocation.
49% : BarrGOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi's mask mandate for House floor FBI officials hid copies of Russia probe documents fearing Trump interference: book Appeals court will rehear case over Flynn charges MORE's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday reduced the tenuous deployment of irreconcilable arguments by Democrats to a new level of farcicality.
47% : It was, he and his followers believed, an intellectually (and, in some respects, a financially corrupt) bipartisan stitch-up that was misgoverning the country and causing a material erosion to America's global competitive position and to its national security.
41% : This technique -- somewhat reminiscent, to venerable observers of American congressional committees, of the antics of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy in the 1950s -- eventually was countered by Republican congressmen inviting Barr to complete his answer to previous Democratic questions.
39% : Never raising his voice or responding peremptorily to provoking questions and rudeness, Barr patiently demolished the Democratic myths that the "demonstrations" roiling numerous American cities are "peaceful protests" under assault by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign cancels ad buys to review messaging strategy: report Nunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to damage Biden Poll: Plurality of 'Gen Z' voters say they see more political ads from Trump than Biden MORE's recourse to "storm troopers" and "secret police" who provoke the demonstrators.
37% : They leveled extreme accusations of unprofessionalism and political bias against Barr in the guise of questions and then, before he was 10 words into a civil response, would declare "I reclaim my time," thus cutting him off and continuing with a further allegation.
31% : It is hard to imagine that viewers of the House hearing were not offended by the technique of many of the Democratic legislators.
30% : Thus, Democrats frequently disregarded all rules of evidence for testimony before committees of serious legislative bodies; it may be common for accusations to be presented as questions, but not to prevent answers from being given.
22% : Some Democratic congressmen meandered off into accusing Trump of such harebrained nostrums as urging the ingestion of detergent to fight the virus.
19% : The whole scattergun farrago of contradictory and often unfounded charges -- the census, mail-in ballots, prison reform -- was pretty unconvincing, given that Democrats had been pawing the ground, waiting to get at Barr for months.
18% : Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE to explain his spurious Russia collusion investigation, or calling the ludicrous Watergate myth-maker John Dean as an impeachment witness -- unintentionally blundered in favor of the national interest, by revealing the absurdity of Democrats' allegations against the attorney general's integrity.
16% : Yet, the nasty ambiance of this campaign should cause thoughtful people to wonder why the dignity and integrity of America's political process has so severely deteriorated.
6% : That such questions, having absolutely nothing to do with judiciary matters, would be raised is not indicative of Democrats' confidence in their fable of "peaceful protesters" and the president's exploitation of public fear of mobs.
2% : Even more tedious was the attempt by a number of committee Democrats to present a wildly partisan allegation and then demand a yes-or-no answer.

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