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(Talking Points Memo)   No one in White House now willing to take blame for attacking demonstrators so Trump could desecrate a church for a photo op   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2020-06-06 3:46:29 PM  
Okay, so can just all agree that the Trump Administration is bad even at being bad. They don't bother to have a plausible lie. When they get to shown to have lied they make up a new one. And everyone is trying to throw everyone else to the wolves.

It's like they watched Three Stooges skits and thought they were "how-to" documentaries on management and decision making.
 
2020-06-06 3:49:24 PM  
The buck stops with the Big Twit.
 
2020-06-06 3:51:34 PM  
The party of personal responsibility.
 
2020-06-06 3:57:21 PM  
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2020-06-06 3:58:55 PM  
Uh huh. Sure.

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2020-06-06 4:03:11 PM  
Why would they?  They don't have to.  No one has to take responsibility for anything and no one holds them accountable.  It's a fantastic system for a sadist.
 
2020-06-06 4:07:14 PM  
BARR: So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it.'"


The top legal mind in the Trump Administration, ladies and gentlemen.
 
2020-06-06 4:13:27 PM  
I predict the history books will say otherwise Bill.
 
2020-06-06 4:19:25 PM  

make me some tea: Uh huh. Sure.

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Can't read lips, but pretty sure he is saying, "Run the people over the way I run the Constitution over."
 
2020-06-06 4:21:00 PM  
Barr has apparently forgotten all about the collapse of the Nixon administration.
 
2020-06-06 4:40:00 PM  

Jake Havechek: Barr has apparently forgotten all about the collapse of the Nixon administration.


He remembers.  He just thinks Nixon was railroaded and should have been left alone.
 
2020-06-06 4:50:18 PM  

Porkbelly: The buck stops with the Big Twit.


Only if he gets to funnel it into his own piggy bank
 
2020-06-06 5:47:47 PM  
They're running out of people to throw under the bus.
 
2020-06-06 5:50:00 PM  
The thing about surrounding yourself with such honorable and honest people is that you never know when they'll turn on you.
 
2020-06-06 5:53:59 PM  
I saw a violent assault on Americans made up of peaceful protesters, journalists and priests...well, some of them were journalists from foreign countries too.  It was also an assault on the First Amendment.
 
2020-06-06 5:54:09 PM  

dionysusaur: Jake Havechek: Barr has apparently forgotten all about the collapse of the Nixon administration.

He remembers.  He just thinks Nixon was railroaded and should have been left alone.


Well there's Nixon's AG, John Mitchell, to think about.

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2020-06-06 5:54:47 PM  
And crap...I forgot to add that all the Trump regime is deny that they ordered it.  They cannot bring themselves to condemn it.
 
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2020-06-06 5:55:53 PM  

Mentat: They're running out of people to throw under the bus.


I doubt that.

Now that they have Kayleigh McEnany, Hope Hicks is nonessential.
 
2020-06-06 6:02:07 PM  
Two days after he proudly told the press that he gave the order personally?

Why'd he drag it out? It normally takes less than a full sentence for someone in the Trump administraton to both confirm and deny that they were definitely not involved in the decision they personally made.
 
2020-06-06 6:14:06 PM  
Nobody seems to want to take the bullet for Dear Leader....
 
2020-06-06 6:27:21 PM  

iheartscotch: Nobody seems to want to take the bullet for Dear Leader....


What's in it for them?
 
2020-06-06 6:27:53 PM  

SoupGuru: The thing about surrounding yourself with such honorable and honest people is that you never know when they'll turn on you.


Yep, exactly. This is long and a bit pedantic, but the short version is that charismatic leadership ensures either shiatty or back-biting subordinates. Or both.

"Hitler's emphasis on loyalty, his need to be a universal genius, his faith in himself-all those characteristics meant that he didn't want people around him who were smarter than he, better informed, or threatening to his ego in any way. As Speer said, Hitler's "methods of necessity led to weak collaborators for his arbitrary method of choice brought no men with proper qualifications to the right positions" and the "inferiority" of his subordinates ensured that their subordinates would also be "inferior" (Overy 226). Speer draws the conclusion that "A system which makes the selection of the leading personalities dependent solely on the judgment, arbitrary discretion, and whims of the dictators inevitably leads to such results" (Overy 226). And that is the kind of system encouraged by the model of charismatic leadership."
 
2020-06-06 6:36:22 PM  
So who's going under this bus? The cops? Have fun with that.
 
2020-06-06 6:44:48 PM  

Alphax: iheartscotch: Nobody seems to want to take the bullet for Dear Leader....

What's in it for them?


They learn bus mechanics.
 
2020-06-06 6:56:48 PM  
This was Ivanka's idea, you can tell by the ridiculous video she just released.  She's even father out of touch than Daddy is.
 
2020-06-06 6:59:37 PM  
Yeah, it was just a complete coincidence that Barr was there to watch it.
 
2020-06-06 7:09:35 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: This was Ivanka's idea, you can tell by the ridiculous video she just released.  She's even father out of touch than Daddy is.


Sorry Marcus! That typo( if it was) is a thing of beauty!
 
2020-06-06 7:21:03 PM  

wejash: BARR: So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it.'"


The top legal mind in the Trump Administration, ladies and gentlemen.


"So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it. '"
- A. Hitler
 
2020-06-06 7:37:18 PM  

Dare to keep slugs off kids: Marcus Aurelius: This was Ivanka's idea, you can tell by the ridiculous video she just released.  She's even father out of touch than Daddy is.

Sorry Marcus! That typo( if it was) is a thing of beauty!


As often as he has fondled her, she will never be out of touch from father.
 
2020-06-06 7:55:19 PM  
...because we are to believe that Donnie just happened to get a dousing of fire retardant gel to prevent him from igniting when he set foot on holy ground on a whim?
 
2020-06-06 8:10:03 PM  
It's fun watching them turn on each other like rats.
 
2020-06-06 8:22:06 PM  
They all claim nobody is responsible, but the reality is they're all responsible.
 
2020-06-06 8:24:42 PM  
I'm in Control Here
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2020-06-06 8:25:21 PM  
FTA: and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision.

"I didn't order them to use unnecessary violence, but I approved of it."

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2020-06-06 8:25:58 PM  

Clarence Brown: Okay, so can just all agree that the Trump Administration is bad even at being bad. They don't bother to have a plausible lie. When they get to shown to have lied they make up a new one. And everyone is trying to throw everyone else to the wolves.

It's like they watched Three Stooges skits and thought they were "how-to" documentaries on management and decision making.


It's not that they're bad at it. It's that the system is so horrifically broken that there are no consequences for them being bad at it. They do the awful thing, trot out the token, half-assed lie, the media reprints the lie, and by the time the media gets around to actually debunking the lie (if they ever do so), the public eye has moved on.
 
2020-06-06 8:27:15 PM  
Wonder if they realize that denying blame for the order makes the police look even worse as it proves they are a over-reactionary violent entity whose default it escalation.

The fact that it just so happened right when the Cadet wanted to walk and no one supposedly planned it points to how much BS they expect us to swallow.
 
2020-06-06 8:27:46 PM  
Was it Pickle? I bet it was Pickle.
 
2020-06-06 8:28:07 PM  

dildo tontine: I predict the history books will say otherwise Bill.


Not in Texas
 
2020-06-06 8:29:16 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:30:20 PM  
Barr told the AP that much of the criticism was unwarranted and that Mattis' rebuke was "borne of ignorance of the facts."OK what are the facts?"I don't know, I wasn't there"Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters ... when he arrived there Monday evening
 
2020-06-06 8:30:47 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:31:16 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:31:57 PM  
Wait, I thought this was a "Churchill" moment?  This is history and nobody wants to take credit for it?
 
2020-06-06 8:31:57 PM  
Well if nobody in the White House gave the order then it seems that somebody exceeded their authority.

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Protest Attack: Plan R.
 
2020-06-06 8:32:10 PM  
"I was frustrated and I was also worried that as the crowd grew, it was going to be harder and harder to do. So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it.'"

What a weasily little lawyer answer. He is their superior and he made it known he wanted it done and was pissed off. So he didn't go to the troops and say go. He let it know he wanted it done.and then watched while his subordinants did it.

Same bloody thing, init?
 
2020-06-06 8:32:38 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:33:13 PM  
It was Antifa and George Soros.
 
2020-06-06 8:33:23 PM  

Kick The Chair: wejash: BARR: So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it.'"


The top legal mind in the Trump Administration, ladies and gentlemen.

"So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say, 'Go do it. '"
- A. Hitler


"So my attitude was get it done, but I didn't say,'Go do it.' "
- Henry II
 
2020-06-06 8:34:07 PM  

Brandi Morgan: Wait, I thought this was a "Churchill" moment?  This is history and nobody wants to take credit for it?


Well, Gallipoli was technically a Churchill moment....
 
2020-06-06 8:34:11 PM  

i ignore u: Well if nobody in the White House gave the order then it seems that somebody exceeded their authority.

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Protest Attack: Plan R.


Could be some kind of loyalty test?
 
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