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bethebalance
bethebalance

Nothing about Christopher Wray? I don’t know enough about what goes on behind the scenes, but I wonder if anyone from Georgia has got his back, if Wray even wants to keep his job. He had a ton of support from all sorts of Georgians for his nomination, but I haven’t heard one peep in his defense yet.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

And you won’t. Alabama was silent about dumb southerner Jeff Sessions.

Prospective sycophants can indicate their desire for appointment to FBI Director by writing glowing reviews of Trump’s vision for the DoJ, and their willingness to serve under Trump lawyer Barr as a personal private investigator. MAGA.

bethebalance
bethebalance

It just surprises me that Georgians aren’t defending their own (as yet). Politically, I get the fear of backlash, but Georgians, I believe, have an independent streak- if not a touch of a rebellious streak- in their political makeup, and that there is thus a political positive to be had for standing up for other Georgians. You don’t have to buy into the whole Trump conspiracy theories, you can just have to say Wray shouldn’t be fired for doing his job in a reasonable way. That reasonableness is a facet of independence in this political climate, and can win well… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.” — M.L. King Jr.

The silence says it all.

GOP ideas have mostly been weak for years, e.g. healthcare. Weak character is far more serious.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

The Grand Old Party loves what Marjorie Taylor Green stands for and does, except that she should stand for and do it elsewhere.

2,400 lives lost, 20,000 wounded, hundreds of thousands with PTSD and a trillion dollars wasted is old news. Only the details are news. And as the investigation of Trump has demonstrated, much of the public couldn’t care less about wrong execution, let alone its details. MAGA.

xdog
xdog

Huh. So the FBI’s investigation wasn’t flawless. For me, the main takeaway from the IG’s report was that the investigation was not motivated by political bias against Trump but instead resulted from a legitimate concern about “a national security threat or federal crime.”

I also wish people would show more concern about AG Barr’s actions. He’s the top legal officer of the government, not Trump’s personal attorney.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

It’s already official that foreign interference in a US election is no longer a national security threat, at least insofar as the interference doesn’t favor Democrats. Senate Republicans are going to lower the bar further to allow Republican Presidents to solicit foreign interference using US tax dollars. MAGA.

chefdavid
chefdavid

We don’t need anybody that doesn’t live in the 14th district running. That kind of stuff makes me mad. I don’t who they are. That’s like snowflake Milano trying to tell us Georgians what to do.