The implementation of a policy that separates illegal border-crossing children from their parents has thrown the Trump administration into crisis, in part, because no one is on the same page. Depending on the official speaking, this policy is either a necessary deterrent to future migrants, an unfortunate vestigial artifact of the Obama administration, or the law of the land. The hosts break down the political effect of the White House’s confusion. Also, the COMMENTARY Podcast breaks down the Justice Department’s Inspector General’s report that savages James Comey’s behavior in 2016 and suggests FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump bias might have had an effect on the product of the FBI’s Russia probe.

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There are 7 comments.

  1. Quinnie Member

    After this last election, I am so disillusioned with the Republican party and many of its spokespersons. What is this trio talking about? Are we a nation of laws or are we a nation of feelings? Their babbling, namby-pamby discussion of immigration was pathetic. No one of a sound mind wants families separated, but do we enforce laws or not? For goodness sake, let me miss my tax payments or drive with a broken tail light and see what sympathy I receive as a US citizen.

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    • June 19, 2018, at 5:47 PM PDT
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  2. Eeyore Member

    The “Deep State” does not pose that much of a threat? [chuckle, chuckle] 

    *cough*LoisLerner*cough*

    • #2
    • June 19, 2018, at 6:29 PM PDT
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  3. Freesmith Inactive

    I know it’s probably futile, but I’d like to ask respectfully that this podcast either add another participant or substitute a new member with a mind of his own for one of the 3 staff members already present. The unanimity of opinion, episode in and episode out, of this quartet is mind-numbing and painful to endure.

    I don’t mind a ventriloquist act, but when there are not one, not two, but three dummies and they all talk exactly like the guy in whose lap they are sitting, well, it’s downright wearisome.

    If that can’t be arranged, I recommend Ricochet drop this podcast. 

    • #3
    • June 19, 2018, at 8:50 PM PDT
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  4. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    The “Deep State” does not pose that much of a threat? [chuckle, chuckle]

    *cough*LoisLerner*cough*

    Lois Lerner — the 2006 George W. Bush administration appointee. Yeah, she was on the side of the conservatives.

    You really don’t know how many, for the lack of a better word, conspiracies they have been attempted and how many have failed or succeeded. Conspiracy, or whatever you all this sort of thing, used to almost always be a term the CIA, not the FBI.

    • #4
    • June 19, 2018, at 10:45 PM PDT
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  5. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    Quinnie (View Comment):

    After this last election, I am so disillusioned with the Republican party and many of its spokespersons. What is this trio talking about? Are we a nation of laws or are we a nation of feelings? Their babbling, namby-pamby discussion of immigration was pathetic. No one of a sound mind wants families separated, but do we enforce laws or not? For goodness sake, let me miss my tax payments or drive with a broken tail light and see what sympathy I receive as a US citizen.

    It appears we are a nation of feelings. Looks like Trump is going all weak at the knees. Both sides kicked those children around like a political football. Ain’t politics grand? 

    And nobody would take your children away from you for a broken tail light but they might throw you in Gitmo for missing a tax payment.

    • #5
    • June 20, 2018, at 9:57 AM PDT
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  6. Dr. Strangelove Thatcher

    Freesmith (View Comment):
    I don’t mind a ventriloquist act, but when there are not one, not two, but three dummies and they all talk exactly like the guy in whose lap they are sitting, well, it’s downright wearisome.

    Well, managers tend to hire subordinates who appear to be compatible with their own personalities. Because Jpod chose editors in his own image these editors, as a group, they resemble Jpod: they are all squishes on illegal aliens; they all have an amazing low threshold for calling absolutely commonplace things as “disgusting”; and they have generally shown themselves to be some of the biggest ol ladies on the Internet. 

    Sometimes I visualize office furniture at Commentary’s editors’ offices when listening to this podcast: I see fainting couches. 

    This is a podcast would be greatly improved by a contrarian voice.

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    • June 20, 2018, at 6:47 PM PDT
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  7. Gary Robbins Reagan

    This is one of my very favorite podcasts! Please don’t change a thing! If I want conflict, I can listen to another podcast. But keep this as a safe space for conservatives who have not drank the populist Kool-Aid.

    I have an strange thing to share. I have a hard time falling asleep. However John Podhortz has one of the most calming voices I have every heard. He is like a kindly Jewish Grandfather. If I can’t fall asleep, I will put on the Commentary Podcast, and listen to it while I fall asleep.

    • #7
    • June 24, 2018, at 3:26 PM PDT
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