🐐 Scapegoated 🐐

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The latest idiotic “Tweets” of this idiotic POTUS, indicate that Jeff Sessions is to be his latest scapegoat. Certainly, if past is prologue, not his last.
scape·goat noun: scapegoat; plural noun: scapegoats
a person who is blamed for the wrongdoings, mistakes, or faults of others, especially for reasons of expediency.

whipping boy

informal: fall guy, patsy
“find yourself another scapegoat

President Twitter is unhappy with his Attorney General and instead of calling him into his office and confronting him like a man, he attacks him in speeches, interviews and of course his absurd tweets.

I found Ben Shapiro’s take on this issue interesting and probably true.

Ben Shapiro: Trump Wavers On Firing Sessions As Conservatives Rally To Attorney General’s Defense

As Shapiro points out:

Even many of Trump’s most ardent allies are bucking Trump on the Sessions assault, however. Ann Coulter told The Washington Post that Trump was “starting to feel like Capt. Queeg. He’s screwing with Sessions? Wow, is that treacherous!,” continuing, “Be a man — if you don’t want Sessions, then fire him. You’re the PRESIDENT.”

Tucker Carlson said that Trump’s attacks on Sessions were “nuts,” explaining that this was a “weird and ominous moment where the one guy in Washington who actually believes in Trumpism is being forced out of his job by Trump himself.

This then is Jeff Sessions reward for being one of Trump’s earliest and staunchest political allies.

Jim Geraghty’s take over in the Morning Jolt yesterday at National Review was informative. And succinct, at least in the title:

President Ingrate

Geraghty goes on to say near the end of his piece: ” I’m not saying it’s more exciting or important than a president throwing a public tantrum against his own attorney general, but could the national media at least briefly turn its attention to the increasingly bizarre charges surrounding that staffer of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and his family?”

Who is Jeff Sessions?

Attorney General of the United States
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is an American politician and lawyer who is the 84th Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2017
Born: December 24, 1946 (age 70), Selma, AL
Full name: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
Spouse: Mary Blackshear Sessions (m. 1969)
Previous office: Senator, AL (1997–2017)
Office: United States Attorney General since 2017
Children: Mary Abigail Sessions, Ruth Sessions Walk, Sam Sessions
Sessions is also, by all accounts even from the Dems when they aren’t posturing for the media, an honorable man. You may not always agree with his politics but it seems that even most of his “enemies” like him. Accept evidently, the President who hired him.
Here is where Trump needs to start treading carefully – if he’s capable of realizing that he should. Though I don’t believe he is a stupid man, ignorant yes, stupid no, his ego gets in the way of what his brain would tell him if his brain could get a word in edgewise. Maybe if it tweeted to him?
Jeff Sessions is respected by a lot of people. Donald Trump? Not so many. His cult-followers will hear no wrong about him but people who know how pea-brained it is to worship a politician, even a neophyte politician like Trump do not like what he’s doing to Sessions.
No one supports the immigration policy Trump claimed as he ran for president more than Sessions. He was most probably the architect of Trump’s plan.
Breitbart News stated that Trump’s attacks on Sessions would precipitate a civil war in his ranks. Pat Buchanan said that Sessions “deserves far better than the manner in which he is being treated.” Even Newt Gingrich criticized Trump for his attacks on Sessions.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal  Trump said he was “very disappointed in Jeff Sessions,” a statement he would repeat in a Rose Garden press conference alongside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri just hours later.

Pointing to Sessions’ February 2016 endorsement, Trump told the Journal it was “not like a great loyal thing.”

So much for being gracious when someone endorses you. Why after that stupid statement would anyone else endorse him?

I am trying very hard not to go back to spending all my time loathing Donald Trump. Once he became president I wanted very much to find some good things in him. Things I could applaud. Something positive. I’m still trying but I can only murmur Gorsuch so many times…

Trump demands loyalty while seeing no reason to return it. Trump is mean-spirited now in a way that seems to embody the mean spirited reality show for which he was famous. He seems to like to humiliate people.
Ask Sean Spicer about that. I had no liking for Spicer and thought he was very bad at his job. I suspect no one can do a good job being Trump’s spokes-weasel. There is nothing to grab on to. There is no there-there. He’s like a feather in a windstorm and no one, including him I suspect, knows what he’ll do or say next. How can even a competent media person cope with that.
The way he treated James Comey was classic Trump – firing him at a distance and in public. Comey found out he was fired on television while he was giving a speech in California. This isn’t the act of the big, tough guy Trump. These are the actions of a bully. Of a coward.
For the many who voted for Trump because he wasn’t Hillary it’s hard to keep thinking at least he isn’t her. She’s gone. She’s done. She’s over. He’s the president and he’s acting like he’s still running for the job.

 Meanwhile, according to FOX News, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon announce several criminal leak investigations.

A U.S. official familiar with the discussions said Tuesday that the planned announcement surrounding stepped-up efforts on leak investigations has “been in the works for some time and will most likely happen sometime in the next week.”

So how risky would firing Sessions be? And what could Trump gain from it?

” He could put a stoogier stooge in the Justice Department? Which would be helpful re: Mueller.”

To add insult to injury there is already talk of Rudy Giuliani replacing Sessions. Would Giuliani take it? I suspect he would since I believe that he too is burdened by a giant ego. Luckily for him he also has some competence to back it up. Would that matter? All Trump seems to be looking for is someone to protect and serve – him.

In the meantime, Jeff Sessions is left…

 

Hope you all have a great day!

Remember, as always, this is an

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11 Responses to “🐐 Scapegoated 🐐”

  1. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Excellent commentary, Marge. You are right that by all accounts, Sessions is widely regarded and has done tremendous work over the years, whether one agrees with his politics or not. I can appreciate his not remembering shaking hands with someone, and while I don’t know whether he should have recused himself or not, it’s done now. (If he DIDN’T talk to Trump abt it first, though, he should have – that may have been his offense.)

    But yes – these two need to sit down in the same place and TALK. Period. Anything else just makes no sense.

    That said, as Rep. Gowdy noted, Sessions works for the People, not the President. So there is that…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Trump cannot seem to get that through his head, this isn’t one of his businesses and while many “serve at the pleasure of the president” they ultimately “serve” the country and the people.

      While as I said, I don’t think Trump is stupid, I do think he is in many ways ignorant. And if he can’t see the difference between “governing” a country and “running” a company – there will be more trouble to come.

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  3. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This is an excellent response to the myths of transgendered people serving in the military, beginning with no one – NO ONE – is entitled to serve in the military. If one fails any number of physical/mental issues, they cannot serve: http://www.dailywire.com/news/19062/7-myths-about-transgender-people-military-aaron-bandler

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      It is indeed an excellent response. To logical, honest and common sensical to be acceptable in this crazy world.

      The military is no place for people to work out their mental health issues.

      Sports Teams are not there to provide a place for cultural crazies.

      IMO it is up to the individual to seek help, find help and get their issues settled before insisting that others accept them.

      I have changed my mind from the rigid Catholicism with which I was raised in some ways. But when it comes to abortion being infanticide and a person with a penis being a man, I have not. There are millions and millions like me. And calling us bigots won’t change our minds. And images like the one below not only don’t change our minds, they disgust us.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Right there with you, sister. And just because someone calls herself a man doesn’t MAKE her a man. If she is still capable of menstruating, she is a WOMAN.

        That is the kind of thing that, to me at least, highlights that this is indeed a mental illness. Apparently, studies and research have declared the same thing.

        We have just lost our minds…

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Here’s another good Federalist article on the ridiculous arguments made by the Left on trans soldiers (and really, why the rainbow flag in the photo? How did trans people ever get lumped into the LGB community in the FIRST place?): http://thefederalist.com/2017/07/28/6-ridiculous-arguments-favor-transgender-soldiers/

  4. piper Says:

    Excellent thread – you are reading my mind again. Trump is the spoon that keeps on stirring the pot. Yes the media and the democrats are part of the problem but Trump is responsible for many of his problems. His ego and mean-spiritedness will eventually lead to his downfall.

    The court is out on Scarmucci but time will tell if he is helpful or destructive to this administration and Trump.

    Kurt Schlicter hits another one out of the ball park but will Trump listen or will his ego best him again.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/07/27/the-president-better-pick-his-battles-to-win-the-dc-game-of-thrones-n2360243

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    I was always a big fan of Kurt Schlichter until he became a Trump fan. After the election I started reading him again. He’s not a fan boy and he sees the things Trump is doing that are harmful to Trump. If you read the comments the Trump Cultists go after Schlichter and others like him who supported Trump but will not excuse his stupidity and his mindless tweeting.

    I have tried so hard not to be one of the Never Trump ninnies who complain and whine and attack constantly. But Trump makes it hard to defend him. Real hard.

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  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    My sister knows I absolutely love Irish Step Dancing. She shared this on my Facebook page. Enjoy these World Championship twin dancers with beautiful Ireland as their backdrop:

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