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Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:08 pm
by Doc
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/ ... substance/
Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness
By Victor Davis Hanson

June 5, 2018 6:30 AM

Donald Trump blusters nonstop. He offers contrasting messages about whether, on any given day, he might fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. His tweets are certainly not presidential, at least as the adjective is usually understood.

At perpetual campaign rallies, Trump mocks his critics, caricaturing their voices and slamming them with adolescent epithets like “Cryin’ Chuckie Schumer.” He accuses House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of being an enabler of M-13 gang members after she chastised him for calling such psychopaths “animals.” Trump has defined his own uncouthness, which so incenses his opponents, as “the new presidential.”

Yet so far, after over a year of intense investigation, Special Counsel Mueller has found no evidence that Donald Trump — or even his low-level subordinates — had ever colluded with Russian government interests to hijack the 2016 election and defeat Hillary Clinton. Indeed, Mueller has shown himself desperate to indict almost anyone connected with the Trump campaign with almost any charge he can think of — other than colluding with the Russians to warp an election, his original mandate.

Call the Trump paradox “crass lawfulness.” What drives Trump’s critics nearly crazy is not any evidence that Trump has broken federal laws per se. Instead, their rub is that there are somehow no criminal statutes against a president boorishly acting “unpresidential” in his loud quest to supercharge the economy, while undoing the entire agenda of his predecessor, who was so dearly beloved by the media, universities, Hollywood, and identity-politics groups.

Re: Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:33 pm
by Jim the Moron
". . . there are somehow no criminal statutes against a president boorishly acting 'unpresidential' in his loud quest to supercharge the economy . . ."

One doesn't have to admire POTUS's style in order to appreciate advances in the US economy.

Re: Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:14 am
by lzzrdgrrl
The group psychosis of a community of narcissists is fascinating. Definitely, definitely, definitely read the section entitled Microaggression and the Pristine Self:
The problem is that, in our time, all too often, the ideas that support our sense of being worthy of love are not antecedent ideas that we have lived up to, but rather ideas that support who we think we are, without regard to what we have done. The narcissistic premise of the pristine self comes first, and validates whatever ideas it appropriates to support itself.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2016/05/p ... ion-mania/

https://www.nas.org/articles/microaggre ... stine_self

Re: Elites Value Mellifluous Illegality over Crass Lawfulness

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:00 am
by Doc
lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:14 am
The group psychosis of a community of narcissists is fascinating. Definitely, definitely, definitely read the section entitled Microaggression and the Pristine Self:
The problem is that, in our time, all too often, the ideas that support our sense of being worthy of love are not antecedent ideas that we have lived up to, but rather ideas that support who we think we are, without regard to what we have done. The narcissistic premise of the pristine self comes first, and validates whatever ideas it appropriates to support itself.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2016/05/p ... ion-mania/

https://www.nas.org/articles/microaggre ... stine_self
The DC establishment works on the basis that everyone has dirt on everyone else. Which each does not want to come out about them. That is why they are afraid of Trump. He doesn't particularly care what comes out about him. Therefore, to the establishment, Trump is a terrorist. Which of course just makes the establishment want to look more foolish and corrupt.