Jeff Sessions Survives Democrat Lynch Mob

Jeff Sessions, now duly confirmed as the nation’s Attorney General, is white, conservative and from Alabama. If you’re a Democratic Senator, (save one or arguably two exceptions), or any kind of progressive/left-wing activist, that’s all you need to know. Guilty until proven innocent. And how could Jeff Sessions be innocent? He’s white and he’s from Alabama. Rise History and write your shame! Let John Lewis cry forth about a man who would never link arms with him in the march for justice.

Oh, wait. He did, actually. Never mind.

Never mind how you demean the Senator from Alabama. Demean him you must. Why? Because he's white and conservative. And from Alabama.

Never mind that his view of the role of law and order and community policing might differ from yours. Or that his view of the Department of Justice as something a little more restrained than the activist workshop it's become in the last 8 years, conflicts with yours. Paint him as a racist. Never mind that he had an impeccable record as an assistant attorney in Alabama. Clarence Thomas him with a reference to a joke he may have made, and which may have offended someone, anyone, some 30 odd years ago. And for which he has apologized over and over again.

And please, if you're going to be so gauche as to mention his NAACP award, make sure you contextualize it and diminish and demean the award as merely a local formality by some local chapter of the NAACP. And likely a fake, because Snopes has looked at the photographs and decided it must be a fake.

And to finish off the siege against Sessions, please wave Coretta Scott King's letter from Senator Session's hearing in the mid-80's for his thwarted appointment to the bench. It refers to the Marion Three and what a reasonable interpretation of the evidence suggests may very well have been a case of ballot farming. Sign here and we'll fill in the details thank you.

But those details, of course, must be untrue, or if they dare to be true, they are unimportant. What counts is to wave the letter and smear Senator Sessions' character in the senate and launch a thousand tweets that now accuse Jeff Sessions of not only being racist, but also misogynist. And help launch Liz Warren's run for president.

Thanks to GOP senators holding together in the face of this onslaught. And to Joe Manchin for voting his conscience. Instead of submitting to the will of the shouting mob. It wasn't quite a high-tech lynching - to use Justice Thomas' phrase from his hearings 26 years ago - but it came close.

Posted by Keeley at February 9, 2017 5:36 PM
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Comment #413068
white, conservative and from Alabama…that’s all you need to know. Guilty until proven innocent.

That’s complete baloney and you know it. Just listen to any Democratic Senator’s floor speech. How many of them discussed Sessions’ race, nativity or conservative political ideology? Hardly any.

Democrats opposed Sessions because all available evidence indicates that he is too much of a coward to stand up to the President if he is asked to do something illegal. Unlike his predecessor, Sally Yates, Sessions’ first allegiance is to Trump and not the US Constitution or the rest of its laws.

This is serious business. Many prognosticators fear that this administration is prepared to severely limit the civil rights of Muslim Americans should another terrorist attack occur. Donald Trump’s approach to Homeland Security is anathema to everything this country has stood for in the past century.

In his hearings, Senator Sessions did not demonstrate any understanding that the power of a Commander in Chief to protect the lives of US citizens is limited by the various individual rights US citizens possess.

Likewise, Jefferson Sessions has spent an entire lifetime disregarding the sanctity of the right to vote. From his time prosecuting legitimate voter registration efforts in Alabama to his celebration of the destruction of the Voting Rights Act, it is quite clear that Sessions is no friend of suffragists. It is from this context that Correta Scott King’s letter pillorying Sessions came into play.

It is mighty odd that the same body that concluded Sessions was unfit to be a Federal judge would think that the same man was worthy to be Attorney General.

Posted by: Warren Porter at February 9, 2017 6:53 PM
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The world according to Warren is simply fiction parroted from some Liberal mouthpiece.

Posted by: Royal Flush at February 9, 2017 7:11 PM
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Trump said he wouldn’t go after Hillbilly. Sessions didn’t.

Posted by: Weary Willie at February 9, 2017 10:06 PM
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Sessions should go for it. Putin would approve.

Posted by: phx8 at February 9, 2017 10:10 PM
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Unlike Holder, and Lynch, Sessions will actually enforce the law. How refreshing.

Posted by: dbs at February 10, 2017 7:51 AM
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dbs,

Really? When should we expect the prosecution of Kellyanne Conway for pitching Ivanka Trump’s branded apparel with the taxpayer’s dime? When should we expect the DOJ to investigate President Trump’s numerous conflicts of interest?

Oh, I got it. Prosecutorial discretion is only okay if a Republican does it. God forbid, we actually hold members of the two political parties to the same standard.

Posted by: Warren Porter at February 10, 2017 9:34 AM
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Putin enforces the law. He is a real law and order guy too. Doesn’t like protests. In this country, Trump and Limbaugh and others try to delegitimize protests by saying the protestors are paid. Just a matter of time before ‘law and order’ crack down on all those terrible protestors.

Maybe Trump will declare it a matter of “unreviewable” national security. Didn’t work with the immigration EO. Judges hesitate to grant dictatorial powers to Presidents every time they yell ‘national security.’ But be assured, a guy like Sessions will be there to help enforce conservative ‘law and order.’

Sessions, a guy so racist a Republican Senate Committee rejected his nomination in 1986 for a federal judge position, will see his Senate seat filled by an appointee by the Alabama governor. The AL governor is deep in a sex scandal and looking to avoid impeachment, so he will replace Sessions with the AL AG, the guy who said he might hold impeachment hearings. The governor will then replace the AG with a person of his choosing- one who will not impeach him.

Just love these ‘law and order’ conservatives.

Posted by: phx8 at February 10, 2017 10:30 AM
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Putin enforces the law. He is a real law and order guy too. Doesn’t like protests. In this country, Trump and Limbaugh and others try to delegitimize protests by saying the protestors are paid. Just a matter of time before ‘law and order’ crack down on all those terrible protestors.

Maybe Trump will declare it a matter of “unreviewable” national security. Didn’t work with the immigration EO. Judges hesitate to grant dictatorial powers to Presidents every time they yell ‘national security.’ But be assured, a guy like Sessions will be there to help enforce conservative ‘law and order.’

Sessions, a guy so racist a Republican Senate Committee rejected his nomination in 1986 for a federal judge position, will see his Senate seat filled by an appointee by the Alabama governor. The AL governor is deep in a s*x scandal and looking to avoid impeachment, so he will replace Sessions with the AL AG, the guy who said he might hold impeachment hearings. The governor will then replace the AG with a person of his choosing- one who will not impeach him.

Just love these ‘law and order’ conservatives.

Posted by: phx8 at February 10, 2017 10:31 AM
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Phx8,

It’s still awfully ironic that dbs mentions Holder and Lynch. For years, Barack Obama was reviled by the immigration activists as the “deporter-in-chief”. Indeed, under AGs Holder and Lynch, a whopping 2.5 million people were deported. This exceeds the number of deportees from all 43 of Obama’s predecessors.

Posted by: Warren Porter at February 10, 2017 10:51 AM
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“Judges hesitate to grant dictatorial powers to Presidents every time they yell ‘national security.”

Unbelievable, that phx8, a thoughtful and learned individual would write that judges can grant anything to the executive. When did it become the job of the federal judiciary to “grant” any powers and create legislation?

The federal judiciary, and un-elected bureaucrats, are the last places remaining for the Left to exert its beliefs upon an electorate that rejects their philosophy.

Posted by: Royal Flush at February 10, 2017 1:56 PM
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Pretty funny results from a PPP poll:

“… by a 51/23 margin Trump voters say that the Bowling Green Massacre shows why Trump’s immigration policy is needed.”

What makes that so funny is there was no such thing as the Bowling Green Massacre.

And 51% of Trump supporters believe Trump should be able to overturn judicial decisions.

That is part of what makes Trump & Sessions & Bannon & Flynn so scary. Right now all of the blunders are totally self-inflicted. The cabinet & his appointees are a nightmare stew consisting of six Goldman Sachs guys, a racist as AG, a White Supremacist as political advisor, a guy who was fired from his DNI position as head Security Advisor, a corrupt inside trader at HHS, and guy who knows nothing whatsoever about HUD in place, and an even more incompetent big campaign donor at Education.

So what happens when something big actually goes wrong? What happens when people start resisting ICE, or the ‘law and order’ administration attempts to deny federal funds to sanctuary cities, or a terrorist attack occurs somewhere, and so on.

This administration is a disaster waiting to happen. And I mean a big disaster.

Posted by: phx8 at February 10, 2017 2:00 PM
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” Prosecutorial discretion is only okay if a Republican does it.”

Don’t remember you being very concerned about the corruption at the IRS under Obama. You know the deleted Emails, and targeting of conservative groups, the lying under oath about it being a low level employee in Cincinnati, which turned out to be a complete lie. But….nothing to see here or worth prosecuting, especially if it may involve that rat Obama.

Posted by: dbs at February 10, 2017 3:02 PM
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Pretty funny results from a PPP poll

And this is the vaunted electorate that according to RF, rejects Left wing philosophy?

Well, I am certainly glad we don’t live in an ochlocracy. We have a Constitution which limits the power of our government regardless of what Trump or other elected officials think.

Posted by: Warren Porter at February 10, 2017 3:05 PM
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“And this is the vaunted electorate that according to RF, rejects Left wing philosophy?”

Yes that is true. Have you noticed who is in control by virtue of elections in most of our counties, states and in our national government Warren?

Posted by: Royal Flush at February 10, 2017 3:10 PM
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The Left explains why they can’t win elections any more. The fact is; the Democrats controlled the House of Representatives nearly uninterrupted from 1930 until 1994 and won most presidential elections until 1968.

What happened?

The Democrat Party that won elections no longer exists. The name is the same, but the members populating the Party today have little in common with the former Party.

Today’s Democrat Party no longer stands for the principle of individual freedom and liberty. They have shit in their own house and the electorate can’t stand the smell.

Posted by: Royal Flush at February 10, 2017 3:23 PM
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Lynch mob? How absolutely insulting choice of words from a person completely disconnected to historical fact. Sessions is one of the handfull of scientifically challenged mouth breathers who still dont believe in climate change. Used the word nigger and made Ku klux Klan jokes. A confirmed segregationist who support voting rights acts that disefrancise people of color. His dislike of Muslims is well documented.

Posted by: Andre Hernandez at February 13, 2017 7:14 PM
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Royal Flush,

Only the most perverted of minds would confuse Democrats’ support for Jim Crow in the ’30s for individual freedom and liberty.

Posted by: Warren Porter at February 15, 2017 10:58 AM
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