Haven’t had any good tin foil postings in a long time–perhaps because so much of the crazy in politics these days is true. But here, via the Florida Bulldog is a good candidate: Overlooked class action against Democratic Party and Wasserman Schultz turns nasty.
The tin foil point is not the lawsuit, which strikes me both as likely meritorious and also unlikely to prevail for technical reasons, but rather the allegations of dark goings on all around it…
Over at ACS Blog, my brother notes that of the 29 people Trump has nominated for U.S. attorney positions, 28 are men. And 25 are white.
Makes for a nice collage:
Josh Marshall summarizes it best:
Trump is in many ways his own worst accuser. Anyone who’s been in business for decades would not welcome a searching legal scrutiny of years of business. Most people, certainly in Trump’s line of work, aren’t totally clean. And a determined prosecutor can often find technical infractions that in the normal course of things would never be an issue. So no one would like this. But Trump is willing to run the most unimaginable political and even criminal risks to block even the beginnings of a serious probe into his business history and the 2016 election. We are far, far past the point where there is any credible reason to doubt that President Trump is hiding major and broad-ranging wrongdoing. No mix of ego, inexperience, embarrassment or anything else can explain his behavior. It just can’t. He’s hiding bad acts. And the country is likely heading toward a major constitutional and political crisis because Trump is signaling that he will not allow the normal course of the law to apply to him – a challenge which puts the entire edifice of democratic government under threat.
Which reminds me of that old Doonesbury cartoon.
I had originally remembered this one as being about Nixon, which is apparently a very common error (search down for Doonesbury), in part because Trudeau reworked this strip not just once, but twice. Maybe it’s time for him to do it again.
Is this over-the-top? Paranoid? Sadly, no.
Pix from Digby’s blog which also points me to Host a Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event. Myself I have to think the odds are that Trump is not so crazed as to try to fire Mueller, but what’s the confidence interval for that prediciton? Not high enough, that’s for sure.
Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option.
An Australian reporter explains what we learned about Donald Trump from the G20 meeting. Unfortunately I cannot embed the video for copyright reasons, but click through and page down a bit. The stuff about North Korea is especially apt. Was there anything like it in US media, or are all their sources domestic?
The video fully lives up to Crooks & Liars’s title, BRUTAL: Australian Journalist Sums Up Trump’s G20 Visit In 2 Minutes, which is where I came upon it – except it takes two minutes and eleven seconds.
UPDATE: NYT sez the video has gone ‘viral’ (hate that term, oh well).