The Jury Talks Back


Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan Introduce Articles of Impeachment for Rosenstein

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 9:16 am

If I had ever been inclined to take these people seriously before (not that I recall that I ever was), that ship has sailed. Clowns. They should be honest and put on the makeup and big floppy shoes, because that’s all they are.

The Republican party is such a joke. And the only people who bother to stand up and declare what nonsense this all is? People who are retiring anyway.


  1. Trump supporters will defend this as the only way to control the liberals in DC, and they think everyone who doesn’t support Trump is a liberal. When the impeachment effort fails or (more likely) is abandoned, they will move on to the next Trump-Outrage-Of-The-Day.

    Comment by DRJ — 7/26/2018 @ 10:30 am

  2. There are a lot of folks that seem to like Us Vs Them arguments, with Trump and his supporters on one side and everyone else on the other. They don’t like nuanced or principled discussions because they don’t win them, but they do like binary choice arguments. Probably because that is what won the race for Trump the last time.

    Comment by DRJ — 7/26/2018 @ 5:29 pm

  3. Right, dry Robert Mueller is such an honorable man, ask Stephen hatfill or tamaleo and greco (you might have to wait though) and rosenstein always manages to give the clintons a clean bill of health,

    Comment by narciso — 7/26/2018 @ 5:33 pm

  4. If you care about honor, truth, character, or principles, how does Trump measure up?

    Comment by DRJ — 7/26/2018 @ 7:33 pm

  5. Historically, Republicans were seen as the Party of heartless, ruthless, amoral/immoral white businessmen. That perception was mitigated with the rise of the Moral Majority and the religious right, but apparently the core of the Party has come home.

    Comment by DRJ — 7/27/2018 @ 10:08 am

  6. Clearly, you can accomplish big things if you have those qualities. The question is if you have to have those qualities to accomplish big things. I don’t think so.

    Comment by DRJ — 7/27/2018 @ 10:11 am

  7. Andrew Sullivan:

    This is why, it seems to me, Trump tweets so often and so aggressively. It’s his chief mechanism for keeping his dupes under his spell, for sustaining the narrative of the con while reality tugs at it. He’s making the sale every news cycle of every day because the alternative is the whole thing crashing to the ground. It’s also why he keeps holding rallies. You need that kind of mass crowd hysteria to sustain a con — “America Is Great Again!” — that might otherwise be fraying at the edges. It’s why he lambastes the media. Their role in undercutting the con — in presenting the arguments against it, in raising suspicions about the con man himself — is deeply destabilizing to the project. And it’s why he has to lie, and lie with greater and greater intensity and frequency. Is the impeachment part of the distraction and the con?

    Comment by DRJ — 7/27/2018 @ 10:27 am

  8. Sorry for botching my code.

    Comment by DRJ — 7/27/2018 @ 10:28 am

  9. I guess Sullivan has to say That, since he is dissenting on other issues, occassionally.

    Comment by Narciso — 7/28/2018 @ 6:56 am

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