“One of the ironies today is that people are saying it is President Trump who is shredding our institutions. I really see no evidence of that. From my perspective, the idea of ‘resisting’ a Democratically elected president and basically throwing everything at him, and really changing the norms on the grounds that we have to stop this president. That’s where the shredding of our norms and institutions is occurring.”
—The Attorney General, on CBS This Morning today.
I couldn’t say it better, but I’ve certainly been trying, repeatedly, since the 2016 election.
Barr appears to be a patriot and a man of integrity who took on his thankless job not because of any special reverence for President Trump, but because he correctly perceived the danger to our democracy of the vicious partisan assault on him and the Presidency was allowed to succeed.
[To read a wonderful example of Trump Derangement in its late stages, complete with denial of reality, inversion of the English language, and legal ignorance and bias so extensive that it allows him to mock a distinguished attorney without realizing how silly it makes him sound, enjoy this from New York Mag’s Jonathan Chait. The smoking gun of “bias makes him stupid” is that Chait resorts to claiming Trump’s obvious joke asking the Russians to track down Hillary’s missing emails was evidence of “collusion.” Chait has also proven himself incapable of rational thought regarding President Trump. In 2016, he reacted to Trump’s election with the jaw-dropping nonsense, “The 2016 Election Is a Disaster Without a Moral.” As I explained, it is difficult to imagine an election with more morals.]