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Thursday, September 17, 2020

US Attorney General William Barr yesterday compared lockdown orders to slavery, saying that measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic are one of the biggest violations of civil liberties in US history.

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Anything out of AG Coverup's mouth is verbal diarrhea and should be flushed.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-09-17 12:26 PM | Reply

The man does not believe any of this. Playing for an audience of one.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-09-17 12:28 PM | Reply

@#2 ... The man does not believe any of this. Playing for an audience of one. ...

I am not convinced of that.

My view is that AG Barr believes what he says and has said, and that he has found a megaphone-enabler in Pres Trump.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-09-17 12:36 PM | Reply

A good actor must absorb the character he's playing at the time he's playing it or he wouldn't be a good actor.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-17 12:55 PM | Reply

Barr needs to go ASAP.

He's clearly just another person willing to use Trump as a pawn and amass his own power and authority.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2020-09-17 01:17 PM | Reply

"He's clearly just another person willing to use Trump as a pawn and amass his own power and authority."

#5 | POSTED BY JPW AT

It looks like an even trade to me.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-09-17 01:45 PM | Reply

Is being dead a threat to someone's civil liberties?

I suppose some things are more important than living. Like dying, so other people can have their civil liberty to spread disease.

The GOP is a Death Cult.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-17 01:53 PM | Reply

Somebody should investigate. If there was any wrongdoing it should be easy to uncover

- - eberly

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2020-09-17 03:49 PM | Reply

Trump only hires the best megalomaniacs.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-17 04:14 PM | Reply

There are moments that make historians want to scream shut the f******.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2020-09-17 04:30 PM | Reply

I also think the Cover-Up General believes every word he spews. He has a very undemocratic view of Presidential power, mistakenly believing that the founding fathers wanted POTUS to be an authoritarian. It's the same view that Cheney had, but Barr is obviously more than willing blow through all the norms and laws in order to break the constitution and make it happen. I also think that Barr is either under Dotard's spell, or that the Russians or somebody else has something on Barr to make him roll over and be such a supplicant to the occupant of the WH.

Barr's disparagement of the lawyers working for DOJ made me scratch my head. I wonder if John Durham is now also pushing back regarding his sham investigation of oranges. Barr is desperate to drop a game-changer just before the election so that he can pull a Comey on VP Biden's campaign, but it's seeming more and more like that might not happen.

#11 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-09-17 04:31 PM | Reply

I've wondered how Trump and his administration would be responding if this was on the level of something like the bubonic plague.

#12 | Posted by Pirate at 2020-09-17 04:41 PM | Reply

Barr and Trump are dangerous to the public health of this country. Some people, including lifelong Republicans who worked for Trump, are waking up to that fact:

NEW AD: @OliviaTroye was @VP's lead staffer on COVID-19. She put her heart & soul into the job.

After a while she couldn't look herself in the mirror because no matter what she did, the President would undermine it and make Americans less safe.

Now she's a GOP voter for Biden.

twitter.com

#13 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-17 05:05 PM | Reply

Now if Biden wins, do we get to have the same ideology for our AG? I mean, I think its fair.

We can:
*Shut down any investigation into Democrats
*Begin any investigation into Republicans
*Make broad pronouncements and hid the facts
*Fire anyone who we disagree with
*Initiate sweeping policy changes nationwide
*Refuse to release any documents to any Republican led investigation

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-09-17 05:05 PM | Reply

#14 Precedent must be respected...

#15 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-17 06:57 PM | Reply

""He's clearly just another person willing to use Trump as a pawn and amass his own power and authority."

#5 | POSTED BY JPW AT"

How is speaking out against authoritarianism, whether it has been warranted or not, amassing power and authority.

"Now if Biden wins, do we get to have the same ideology for our AG? I mean, I think its fair.

We can:
*Shut down any investigation into Democrats
*Begin any investigation into Republicans
*Make broad pronouncements and hid the facts
*Fire anyone who we disagree with
*Initiate sweeping policy changes nationwide
*Refuse to release any documents to any Republican led investigation

#14 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2020-09-17 05:05 PM"

I don't know if I've ever witnessed a more vivid example of projection.

#16 | Posted by zetaleph at 2020-09-17 07:28 PM | Reply

"How is speaking out against authoritarianism, whether it has been warranted or not, amassing power and authority."

It emboldens the terrorists.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-17 07:46 PM | Reply

Barr's idea of executive power seems to be the same as that of Vlad Putin. The administration handling the pandemic seems to be aimed at reducing the United States to failed third world status.

The corporate fat cats supporting the primate in the White House surely don't want their customers and employees to be sick or dead so who is it who is feeding the policy? It should be obvious Vlad is working his plan.

#18 | Posted by TenMile at 2020-09-17 07:52 PM | Reply

"measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic are one of the biggest violations of civil liberties in US history."

Why would the Attorney General let that happen on his watch?

Why didn't he fight for us?

???

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-17 08:01 PM | Reply

I really, really, really...hate this guy...

#20 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-09-17 08:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Other countries: By working together. We can make life better for everyone.

America: Storm your capitals and demand to go back to work! Masks steal your freedoms. Trees explode. Windmills cause cancer. BLM is communist. Biden hates the police. The USPS is unreliable. Anti fascism is bad. Liberals are fascists. Kamala isn't black. Kids are immune to COVID!

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-17 08:56 PM | Reply

I've posted before, but feel it's necessary again:

Bill Barr:"Why worry about my legacy?. I'll be dead."

Not exactly what you want to hear from people in high places...............

#22 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-09-18 12:27 PM | Reply

The moron sitting in the White House watching fixed news is "one of the biggest violations of civil liberties in US history."

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-19 11:22 AM | Reply

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