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Friday, November 09, 2018

NYT goes loco again

"Trump's Appointment of the Acting Attorney General Is Unconstitutional," the New York Times declared in a headline over a column by two law professors.

I read that and laughed.

The newspaper's reasoning was, "The president is evading the requirement to seek the Senate's advice and consent for the nation's chief law enforcement officer and the person who will oversee the Mueller investigation."

Two words: Sally Yates.

She served as acting attorney general for 10 days in between the end of Loretta Lynch's term and the beginning of Jeff Sessions's session as attorney general.

The Senate neither advised nor consented to this. It didn't have to. She was a temp.

Also, the argument that President Trump cannot fire Sessions is as goofy as it is hypocritical for it comes from the very people who most virulently opposed his nomination.

If the press wants to know why it is called Fake News, I offer this as further evidence. Shape-shifting, situational arguments and flat-out double standards fool only the naive and innocent. And people no longer see a wall between the editorial page and the news pages because reporters and editors leveled that wall long ago.

The election was two years ago. The press needs to grow up and accept the result.

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24 comments:

  1. It would be nice if the liberal propaganda people at the New York Time actually knew what the Constitution was and says before making such delusional statements. I know it doesn't fit their agenda but it would maybe give them some credibility outside the liberal bubble, if they really wanted any or even knew what it was.

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    1. They may know what the constitution says and that they are hypocritical, but they don’t care.

      They are propagandists spreading lies.

      It is their readers and viewers that don’t known what the constitution says and buy the lies 100%.

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    2. The Times regards the Constitution as worthless as those old guys didn't know what they were doing unenlightened white Europeans and all that..
      According to the "up and about" RBG. South Africa has much better constitution..

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    3. Hey Surber - who wrote the NYT op-ed? Name?

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  2. The president planned very carefully to be able to be able to appoint Mr. Whitaker as Acting AG. The Vacancies Act allows non-Senate comfirmed executives at an agency to be named acting head of that agency if they've been in their position a certain amount of time. Mr. Whitaker qualified or the president, who is careful to follow the law, would not have appointed him.

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  3. I don't know how much peril the Mueller probe is in. However I am pleased to see that the NYT worried that Mueller's cover is now gone.

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  4. I'm not getting this Mueller investigation crap. We were told that Mueller's report would be forthcoming but that he was going to wait until after the election. Why, all of a sudden, are they making it sound like he's hot on the trail of proving once and for all Russian collusion.

    It looks like we're back to last year where all the deluded idiots on Twitter had "Mueller Time" or "Trump's going down" on their page.

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  5. Sally Yates didn't "serve". She conspired.

    But Mueller is investigating--how to keep Barry and the Bolsheviks out of jail.

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    1. How about modifying a little for the name of a rock band? Barack and the Bolsheviks!

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  6. There are enough "naive and innocent" voters that the Democrats can not only keep elections close but then also win some. Too bad schools don't teach civics and proper American history anymore.

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    1. I'm not sure schools even teach students which ocean borders California. The only thing leftists are competent at is lying.

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    2. You left out hating. All they have is lies and hatred.

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  7. If I'm not mistaken (and please, correct me if I am), the temporary position can be held for 270 days (9 months) without a Senate confirmation. So, there's plenty of time to find the right person for the job...

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  8. Sally Yates is a great point, and have not seen it mentioned elsewhere.
    Dave Hunter already mentioned this in a comment above but InstaPundit has a quote from Andrew McCarthy:
    “Matthew Whitaker joined the Trump Justice Department as Sessions’s chief of staff in October 2017. The date is relevant. The president has named him as acting attorney general under the Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 (the relevant provisions are codified at Sections 3345 and 3346 of Title 5, U.S. Code). There has been some commentary suggesting that because Whitaker was in a job (chief of staff) that did not require Senate confirmation, he could not become the “acting officer” in a position (AG) that calls for Senate confirmation. Not so. The Vacancies Act enables the president to name an acting officer, who may serve as such for 210 days, as long as the person named has been working at the agency or department for at least 90 days in a fairly high-ranking position. Whitaker qualifies.” That would be the Clinton-Era Vacancies Reform Act.

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    1. isn't it so heartwarming how the left's sneaky shenenigans keep coming back to bite them in their effing a**es.....re: filibuster and this one, clinton ere..............reform act.

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  9. All of the great points made in these comments won't mean squat - if it's in the NYTs, a certain coterie of people will simply accept it as gospel. Even if a month later, the page A-1 story is retracted on page G-9 below the Harbor Freight ad.

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    1. Hey Surber - who wrote the NYT op-ed? Name?

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  10. Don,

    You're a Post-WWII Baby Boomer that got bounced from his job before retirement for any reason management could find. It happened to tens of millions of us.

    Started in the early 80's, accelerated about the time HW's New World Order came into being, and has continued since. Employees that were well paid, had pride, and knew what they were doing, were deemed expensive, called dinosaurs, and replaced by 2 inexperienced incompetents that worked cheap.

    Want to know what's going on in all fields? Look at 1) changes in technology, and 2) follow the money.

    Everything is backwards. Management says they love their employees, yet tell them that they can't pay them more – find another job. Elites living on credit cards are prospering, but the masses of 30-50 year-olds with college degrees working are poorly paid. They're expendable to management. Just about EVERYONE is dissatisfied. Hoping for “Change”, they've been swinging votes left to right constantly since post-Reagan – becoming more extreme each cycle. The right and left genuinely hate each other, believing those on the other side are dumb yet prospering, leaving them behind.

    Trump has done wonderful things. But what I saw in the mid-term vote is that while the country is now more prosperous, the swing voters – particularly suburban whites – are moving socialist. Not a good sign.

    I was extremely good at my vocation. It isn't the same, and isn't going to be. Your journalism is just a joke. Everything has been computerized and politicized. My doctors stare at I-Pads for instruction. They can't analyze anything, just look at test results and “punt” the patient to another doctor.....and the few good ones are extremely unhappy.

    I look to the Lord every day.

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    1. Looking to the lord in anticipation of eventually having a face to face?

      Or looking to the lord for some indication that this creation is not precisely as intended?

      Or......????

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  11. i just read that occational cortex can't afford to live in dc. does steyer or soros or blumberg know that????. this idiots wealth is about to bitchslap her in face, but hard. those three guys might even get laid.

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    1. Steyer is gay. No way he touches that skank.

      Soros would hire a surrogate, dressed in black, with a black face mask, for an amusing S&M session while Georgie watches. Unfortunately, he hasn’t gotten it up since 9/11.

      Bloomberg would make her drink sugared sodas until she went into septic shock. Then he wouldn’t call 911.

      “Eyes down
      Round and round
      Let’s all sit and watch the money go round”

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    2. Upon closer inspection, the item in question has proven to be not the item requested.

      The usefulness of said non specifications required item is obviously limited.

      (Hey, larry!!!! Yeah, you..... Did we get a warranty on this bitch???)

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  12. “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’. ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’. ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”.

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  13. The goal of the NYT is to create a patina, or is it a penumbra, of truth around the preferred lie the Dems (not left, Democrats; they're on the ballots with a D) are encouraged to believe.

    NYT, more Fake News.

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