Tag: Barr

To say it’s been an eventful year in politics would be a massive understatement. So it’s time to start deciding the best and worst of 2020 and today, Jim and Greg begin handing out the their Three Martini Lunch Awards. In this first installment, they offer their individual selections for Most Overrated Political Figure, Most Underrated Political Figure, and Most Honest Political Figure.

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss Attorney General Bill Barr stating there is not enough evidence of fraud to overturn the presidential election and the very different opinion many Trump supporters now have of Barr. They also cringe as Minneapolis reports a 537 percent rise in carjackings compared to this time last year following this year’s riots and anti-police attitudes from local politicians. And they get a kick out of Barack Obama telling progressives that “catchy slogans” are not the path to political progress.

Happy Friday! Join Jim and Greg as they welcome moderate Democrats stiff-arming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her $3 trillion liberal wish list. They also defend CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge after a Biden campaign figure, other Democrats, and liberal media attack her for getting scoops on the Michael Flynn and Obama administration unmasking stories. And they shudder to think what four years of watching Joe Biden fail to complete a coherent paragraph would be like.

If They Won’t Indict Jim Comey…

 

Many of us are experiencing a myriad of emotions over Attorney General Barr’s decision not to prosecute James Comey: rage, disillusionment, disgust, resignation. I suggest two things, however, that might yet take place.

First, there could still be indictments down the line. I’m hoping that AG Barr is putting together the strongest possible case to put Comey in jail, if only for a short time.

Better yet (perhaps), I am waiting for the day when AG Barr decides to hold a press conference. Unlike James Comey who inappropriately announced the decisions on Hillary Clinton’s illegal acts, AG Barr is authorized to make this kind of decision.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud three members of the Kennedy family for publicly rebuking Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and others for their roles in discouraging parents from vaccinating their kids. They also roll their eyes as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler leads a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress and declares the U.S. to be in a constitutional crisis. And they react to Denver voters narrowly approving a referendum protecting consumers of psychedelic mushrooms.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are exasperated as Democrats and the media breathlessly report that Robert Mueller disagrees with Attorney General Bill Barr’s summary of the report since the very same story confirms that Mueller did not find the summary inaccurate. They’re also disappointed as Juan Guaido’s effort to remove Nicholas Maduro from power in Venezuela appears to be a failure. And they applaud MSNBC for inadvertently explaining the purpose of our second amendment while watching Venezuela’s military crush protesters in the streets.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America try to keep up as 21 Democrats are now either running for president or seriously thinking about it. They also break down Joe Biden’s apology for making several women feel uncomfortable over the years and discuss how both Republicans and Democrats are approaching this controversy with respect to 2020. And they get a kick out of anonymous sources breathlessly telling the New York Times and Washington Post that Attorney General Bill Barr badly distorted the findings of the Mueller report.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club political podcast for April 3, 2019, episode number 218 (!!!) it is the Tactile Politics edition of the show with your touchy-feely hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa.

This week, we return to an earlier era where we used to bring you *three* topics. Yes! This week you get a bonus topic. And, without further adieu, they are these.

‘Either You Did It on Purpose or…’

 

Ann Althouse is writing this morning about the media reaction to the Barr statement on the Mueller report. She quotes the WaPo:

“Russiagate” has been a news media obsession since Trump’s victory in November 2016…. The cable news networks, particularly CNN and MSNBC, have added hundreds of hours of discussion about the topic, too. The story undoubtedly was an important factor in shaping voters’ perceptions before the 2018 midterm election, in which Democrats won control of the House. But the conclusion of the inquiry has put a question once hazily debated into sharp focus: Did the mainstream news media mislead?..