Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
This was inevitable. – Roseanne Barr self-destructed on Tuesday, sending out a racist tweet targeting Barack Obama’s loathsome toady Valerie Jarrett, which resulted in her show being cancelled by the end of the day by Disney’s CEO Bob Iger. Some of you have inquired over the last several weeks about why I haven’t said much of anything about the great success of Roseanne’s TV show revival, in which her character is a fan of President Trump. Now you know.
Look, I never cared for Roseanne Barr to begin with and pretty much never watched her show when it was in its first run. I found her to be personally repugnant, none of the characters on the show to be especially appealing or sympathetic, and the show itself to be inappropriate for the kids. Why would things be any different 25 years later?
Plus, Roseanne herself is crazy, and some episode in which she personally imploded was frankly inevitable. No one should ever hang their hat on some nutty celebrity – the same goes for Kanye West, who has been famously complimentary of the President in recent weeks as well. He’s also a nut, and a personal implosion is pretty much inevitably in his future as well.
And please don’t respond to this with all these moral equivalency statements. Yes, I know all sorts of leftist celebrities and fake news media personalities have made all sorts of racist and homophobic statements and tweets, and none of them get fired. I don’t care – it’s how the media/entertainment complex double standard works. If celebrities like Barr and Kanye don’t like it and can’t control their mouths then they shouldn’t engage in it.
Roseanne needed firing – I dislike Disney as much as anyone, but Iger really had no choice in the matter. And all the people out there in social media trying to mount a campaign to get Fox to pick up the show are idiots. Neither Fox nor anyone else would touch Roseanne with a 100-foot pole right now.
Roseanne is done – her only choice now is to do a Mel Gibson, disappear for about 5 years, and hope everyone forgets. Sadly for her, they won’t.
Expect the Horowitz Report later this week. – Why? Because Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley took the action late yesterday to schedule a June 5 hearing of his committee to examine the findings in the DOJ Inespector General’s report on the department’s fake investigation into the Pantsuit Princess email scandal and other Clinton-related matters. No called witnesses are listed on the notice, but we can assume Horowitz will be one of them.
This obviously means that Grassley expects the report to be made public prior to that time, which makes sense given that it has been circulating within DOJ for almost three weeks now. We should probably expect to see it late Friday.
Just as a reminder, this report ostensibly deals only with the Fainting Felon’s email abuse and the Comey-led, rigged investigation conducted by the FBI and DOJ. It will also cover other related matters, whatever they might be. It is not supposed to touch on all the rampant FISA abuse, the Uranium One scandal, the “Crossfire Hurricane” effort to spy on the Trump campaign and transition team, the illegal unmaskings, and all the other Obama-era process abuses at DOJ, FBI and the CIA, among others.
Those myriad abuses by the Obama Administration will be addressed in a subsequent IG report, which will hopefully come before the end of the century. Ok, just kidding – it’s supposed to come sometime this summer.
But here’s the thing about that subsequent report: the content of the report we are about to see will give us a very usable preview of what to expect in the next report. If this upcoming report from the IG is just an effort to whitewash the whole thing and give Comey/Strzok/Page/Ohr/Baker/Priestap and others at FBI and DOJ a pass, the we can expect the subsequent report to do the same, and quit worrying about it all.
But if this IG report on the email scandal is a hard-hitting, no-nonsense report of the sort Mr. Horowitz is famous for – and that his report on Andrew McCabe’s actions certainly was – then we can be optimistic that the final report will be of similar quality.
The anticipation of waiting for this IG report reminds me of what I wrote shortly after Comey made his famous speech on July 6 , 2016 exonerating the Pantsuit Princess at the conclusion of his rigged investigation:
The tragedy of James Comey is one of lost opportunity. He and he alone had a chance – possibly the last chance anyone will ever have if Hillary is elected in November – to demonstrate that one of the foundational principles of the American Experiment still applies.That foundational principle is that we are a country in which all people are indeed created equal. That this is a country that has no ruling class. That this is a nation of laws, not of men, and that the laws that apply to the lowest among us apply equally to those who attain the highest public status.James Comey alone could have become a true American hero by showing that this principle still applies in our society. Because he lacked either the character or the courage to do so, he demonstrated, perhaps irrevocably, that the opposite is now true in Barack Obama’s fundamentally transformed America. We do now have a ruling class; we are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of men; the law truly does apply differently to different people depending entirely on their class and political power.It’s a tragedy, plain and simple. Nothing else matters or need be said.
Just another day in Michael Horowitz is the man of the hour America.
That is all.
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