What if the Perps Get Away With It?

 

What if the Russiagate abusers of power and public trust get to walk?  

The “scandal-free” Obama years were about consolidation of power for the new elite despite its raging policy incompetence. America was on notice that the rules had changed when the DOJ Integrity All-Stars (Friedrich, Rummler, Glavin and Weissman) were not only spared accountability for horrific abuses and false representations in the Enron and Ted Stevens cases but advanced into high public office and in and out of lucrative positions in top law firms. (And one of them more recently graced us with his execrable work on the Mueller probe.) Hillary was supposed to forever solidify the rule of the new elite. 

Trump and all who voted for him sinned against the righteous, entitled rule of our betters. Like a slave revolt or a peasant revolt, rulers invariably opt for a beatdown as the preferred response. Therefore, no rules apply when it comes to destroying Trump and silencing the unwashed. They even created a caricature of a law enforcement agency (the Mueller circus) to bring Trump down. To the shock and dismay of the elite and its hordes of Renfields on campuses and in newsrooms, they failed to destroy Trump or bring him to heel.

Repelling the Mueller fraud was not a complete victory by any measure. The siege has not been lifted. The enemies of authentic accountability and the rule of law are still walking freely in the enemy camp.

If Durham, Horowitz and Barr are stiff-armed by the entrenched Deep State and/or if they merely offer tepid, Romneyesque criticisms of gross violations public trust, law and professional ethics, it will be a significant win for the corrupt elite. Then what?

By nature, conservatives don’t want to have to carry pitchforks to the castle. The problem we face is not that the Constitution gave us an unworkable system but that it only works if we are a people with shared expectations of honor and morality which form the most significant check on abuses of power. Where and who are we if that moral dimension is officially lost?

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There are 16 comments.

  1. Doctor Robert Member

    WHAT IF? Dear Old Bathos, no leftist is gonna suffer a whit for this. This is what they do.

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    • October 6, 2019, at 5:59 PM PDT
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  2. Poindexter Member

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):
    What if the Russiagate abusers of power and public trust get to walk?

    Sorry, that’s already baked in the cake.

    • #2
    • October 6, 2019, at 6:27 PM PDT
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  3. DonG Coolidge

    Old Bathos: [the] system … only works if we are a people with shared expectations of honor and morality

    This is true. We have had dark periods in the past, but managed to come together. I remain hopeful in the country, even though I am not expecting any justice. 

    • #3
    • October 6, 2019, at 6:53 PM PDT
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  4. The Reticulator Member

    Poindexter (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):
    What if the Russiagate abusers of power and public trust get to walk?

    Sorry, that’s already baked in the cake.

    I think we should cut into the cake and check for doughy spots.

    • #4
    • October 6, 2019, at 7:00 PM PDT
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  5. PHCheese Member

    The process has to become their punishment. Turn the power of the government against them like they have done to Mike Flynn . Shame them back to their rat holes.

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    • October 6, 2019, at 7:11 PM PDT
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  6. Mountie Member

    James Comey, July 5 2016:

    “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”

    Laws are for little people. I have zero expectation that anyone will be held to task. 

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    • October 6, 2019, at 7:17 PM PDT
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  7. The Reticulator Member

    Mountie (View Comment):

    James Comey, July 5 2016:

    “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.”

    Laws are for little people. I have zero expectation that anyone will be held to task.

    Be careful where you say that, though. We don’t want them to think we have zero expectations for justice.

    • #7
    • October 6, 2019, at 7:22 PM PDT
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  8. Samuel Block Member

    Poindexter (View Comment):

    Doctor Robert (View Comment):
    What if the Russiagate abusers of power and public trust get to walk?

    Sorry, that’s already baked in the cake.

    But there was that guy who refused to bake the cake that one time. ;)

    • #8
    • October 6, 2019, at 7:51 PM PDT
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  9. Arahant Member

    leave her to heaven
    And to those thorns that in her bosom lodge,
    To prick and sting her.—Hamlet, Act 1, Scene V, William Shakespeare

    • #9
    • October 6, 2019, at 7:56 PM PDT
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  10. Guruforhire Member

    It calls into question the legitimacy of our elections

    • #10
    • October 7, 2019, at 6:21 AM PDT
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  11. Fritz Member

    Even if the reprobates were to skate, we still can vote.

    I know, I know, ballot harvesting, voter fraud, “found” ballots, and all the rest may well continue on steroids, I have no doubt.

    But rally to the polls, for so long as we can vote and do so in sufficient numbers, we can preserve the Republic.

     

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    • October 7, 2019, at 12:37 PM PDT
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  12. Jeffery Shepherd Member

    Sadly, I fear, they will all walk scot-free

    • #12
    • October 7, 2019, at 12:41 PM PDT
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  13. Steve C. Member

    Fritz (View Comment):

    Even if the reprobates were to skate, we still can vote.

    I know, I know, ballot harvesting, voter fraud, “found” ballots, and all the rest may well continue on steroids, I have no doubt.

    But rally to the polls, for so long as we can vote and do so in sufficient numbers, we can preserve the Republic.

     

    Very important. When people tell me “my one vote won’t count” I remind them, “There are way more of us than there are of them. God is on the side of the big battalions.”

     

    • #13
    • October 7, 2019, at 4:02 PM PDT
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  14. I Walton Member

    Great little article. All countries tend toward concentration of power at the center until it gets so narrow that the thing rots then dies. I supposed there are historical exceptions but I don’t know them. For us it will be worse. Top down old countries that enjoy some population homogeneity and notions of stewardship drift slowly toward rot and decline. We do not enjoy either homogeneity or a strong inheritance of central stewardship. We were based on ground up and competition where no one group could control for long and upon belief in our founding notions which we wrote down and tried to follow. We’re losing it and when we do it’s over. We’ll pretend to be France but will decline much faster and France, without Anglos to compete with, will coagulate even faster.

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    • October 7, 2019, at 11:20 PM PDT
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  15. EHerring Coolidge

    Banana Republic.

    • #15
    • October 8, 2019, at 9:16 AM PDT
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  16. Old Bathos Member
    Old Bathos Post author

    EHerring (View Comment):

    Banana Republic.

    And there aren’t even any bananas.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkYfmRwryQo

    • #16
    • October 8, 2019, at 9:56 AM PDT
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