Donald Trump just can’t stay on message or on script. He simply can’t. This is his fatal flaw, and it undoubtedly is the one that keeps Mitch McConnell pacing the floor at night, pouring the Kentucky bourbon into the warm milk. If Trump would just STFU and let the big boys do the heavy lifting, everything would be just fine in GOP world.

Yesterday Bill Barr went to a great deal of trouble to create a P.R. stunt and stage a public rebuke of Donald Trump’s tweets. He went on ABC News and said that he “couldn’t do his job” at the DOJ, “with a background of commentary.” This was supposed to come across as Barr putting on his big boy pants and finally, at long last, ending his subservience to Trump, and standing up to him — except that nobody with two brain cells functioning believed it –certainly nobody smart.

Nevertheless, Trump had to have the last word, just like he has to have the two scoops of ice cream, while others have one. He has to assert his dominance — even when it’s to his detriment.

What the Inbecile in Chief doesn’t get is that Bill Barr is trying his best to disguise the fact that the Justice Department is no longer the Justice Department, but rather a tool for Trump to prosecute his personal vendettas. It has a dual function of protecting Trump’s crooked allies, like Rudy Giuliani, who has a direct line to the department to feed his Ukraine dirt, even though he himself is under investigation by SDNY for alleged criminal activities, while simultaneously launching investigations into his enemies, such as James Comey. And there will be others, now that Trump is post-acquittal and feeling his godliness full force.

So, yes, Barr did tell the truth yesterday, in a cockeyed sort of way, that Trump’s tweets are hindering his ability to do his job, that’s correct —  but the job he was talking about is the job of weaponizing the Justice Department and undermining the rule of law. Barr needs to work in darkness to do this, and Trump shooting off his mouth, yet again, is just shining a spotlight in the kitchen when Barr and the rest of the cockroaches are at their busiest. Trump really needs to STFU.

 

 

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Denis Elliott
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Regarding the last sentence, I’d suggest the last thing we need is for Trump to STFU. You are spot-on in noting that Barr needs quite a bit of space, darkened space where no one can see what all he is up to in order to do what he signed up to do. I think you’d agree Barr has been doing just what he wanted to do when he “auditioned” for the job, and what regardless of his confirmation testimony & other statements he promised Trump (face to face) he would do. Barr wants to avoid the spotlight like a vampire… Read more »
Bareshark
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Your description of Barr as a vampire reminds me of a rather blackly humorous vampire comic I read called “Blood Lunge”. It’s about a fairly stupid vampire who has overhunted a village to the point where everybody’s got crosses on the door. He gets desperate enough to go outside the village and sees a traveler about. He leaps at the traveler from above…only to find out that it was a scarecrow and that our vampire has just driven a fatal stake through his heart and out his back.

Rather nice metaphor for the Trump maladministration as a whole, yes?

old grey dude
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But the more Barr tries to keep things secret the more the DOJ will start to leak. The more trump pisses off the career people the less loyalty they will have. I think Barr knows this.

Suzc
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So trump may inadvertently drain the swamp of the trump-ests he ruined….cool.

mae
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Well, Trump does everything better than everyone on the planet. Don’t forget.😉

Denis Elliott
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He’s exhibit A for the old saying “A legend in his own mind.” Or, as my grandmother was known to not very often say “I’d like to buy him for what he’s worth and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth.” (FYI, Granny – that’s what we all always called her btw – was as sweet a person as you might ever encounter. She was truly averse to being mean about other people and about practicing the old adage of if you can’t say something nice about someone don’t say anything at all. BUT, once in a blue moon… Read more »
Kay
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And Trump does anything he wants—because neither the pansy bootlicking senate or Barr will stop him. Welcome to the Triad of evil and Brave New Trumpworld.

Bareshark
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What he wants neither helps him nor works out for him…ever. I’m pretty sure this “Brave New Trumpworld” you speak has all the longevity of the “Thousand Year Reich” that only managed a decade.

p j evans
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I’m hoping it ends in November.

Bareshark
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As do I, PJ…but I’m prepared to go the distance of however long it takes. Hope you can say the same.

Suzc
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There won’t be a distance to go if he steals another term (yes an election system that subverts the popular vote is stealing, undemocratic, imho). He and the gop will sell off everything they don’t pillage to nonexistence. There will be nothing left to start over with even if they allow an election, even if some of us survive it.

Bareshark
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If the despair is getting to you that bad, Suzc, then you should step away from this for a while. The only person helped by spouting doomsday scenarios is Trump…and he doesn’t deserve your help.

Concinnity
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Obviously that includes stupidity as well as mendacity.

His only great gifts.

Bareshark
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Whether it’s inherited wealth or a halfway decent con, there isn’t a single advantage Trump won’t squander. This is just more of the same. You ever wonder what he might have gotten away with had he just left Comey, arguably the one US government official most responsible for his “presidency”, right where he was?

p j evans
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It doesn’t help when Himself gets described as the chief of all law enforcement in the country – that isn’t his job, that’s Barr’s, and Barr ain’t doing it.

chris whitley
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I am all broken up here. One criminal complaining he can’t carry out his crimes while the other keeps telling everybody what’s going on. And on top of that they both whining about the other one tweeting. The reason criminals are criminals is that they are to stupid to do it legally in the first place.

Tin woman1
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From day one more than 3 years ago, I said don’t stop him from tweeting. It lets us know what he is up to and gets him in trouble.

michaelscott
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Tweet fat boy, tweet!

Robert Ackerman
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Wrong, wrong, wrong! The Donald doesn’t need to STFU! He needs to keep blabbing. And blabbing. And blabbing. Hoist by his own petard.

Karabelle
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Agreed keep those tiny fingers going! There’s a tweet for everything Like the stop& frisk policy The 🍑 is on record stating it’s a GREAT THING! He’s so stupid& tweets so much IMO he forgets