I haven’t been at the computer much today. Have actually had Things To Do and a Life To Live. But several times in my very brief newsly perusals, I’ve encountered the oh-so-shocked question: “Did Holder Lie Under Oath?”
The question always leads to this or something like it — Our Esteemed Attorney General denying all knowledge of targeting any reporter under the handy-dandy (to tyrants) 1917 Espionage Act just days before getting caught doing exactly that. He personally signed the warrant to go after Fox Newsy James Rosen as a “co-conspirator” in the supposed espionage.
It’s not the targeting of reporters that’s so fascinating here (though that, too; since Nixon, no one else has dared).
It’s this: How could anybody in this age of well-earned cynicism expect anything other than lies from any of Our Glorious Rulers? Especially from one who’s already weaseled his way through years of Fast & Furious?
Of course he lied under oath. That’s the norm for power these days.
Holder? He’s just doing what’s done. Just following his boss, the famous Professor of the Constitution who’s more opposed to that document than any previous president since Lincoln. And who uses vox populi as a cover for the fact that he thinks he’s the one-and-only, far above law or anything else vox dei.
I totally understand getting angry and outraged about all of the above. What I can’t understand is anybody whose age and IQ are 12 or above being shocked, aghast, amazed, appalled, astonished, astounded, dismayed, offended, stunned, upset — and hey, Mr. Roget, you forgot scandalized.
Yes, we know the MSM is woefully out of touch. But we usually assume it’s mostly out of touch with things going on beneath the glossy surface. How is it even possible that people who watch politicians for a living seem so stunned observing the obvious?