Buck's uninformed endorsement of the DOJ's selective, abusive prosecution of January 6 defendants earned swift--and justified--condemnation as the matter becomes a top election issue for GOP voters.
I just became a paid subscriber because of this piece.
It is breathtaking to me how so many people I considered to be patriots, concerned about equal treatment under the law, and owning claimed support of liberal ideas... that are fine with the draconian treatment of the Jan-6 protestors for doing nothing that harmed anyone else except those that felt their politics were threatened. The management class abuse of power we are seeing is unprecedented. But more important to me is the number of educated and informed people that support it and are so easily programed to comply with the government-media corporatocracy narrative.
I follow Glenn Greenwald on his locals site and I prefer reading to listening so I copied the gist of what he’s saying and posted it below. Excellent analysis by Glenn, as always. Yet more evidence of how evil the democrats are yet according to “Real Clear Politics” Joe Biden has a “Favorability Rating” of 40.1% In other words, many of our “fellow Americans” like that despicably vile piece of garbage. This is just not working at all. We have lost our internal ingredients of trust and commonality which are essential for a functional society and necessary to keep a country from unraveling.
“Let me say that again: Tammy Duckworth is refusing to allow disaster relief for American citizens in desperate need of help in the United States unless the bill also includes another $24 billion for Ukraine.”
“On CNN, with Jake Tapper this afternoon, the White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, emphasized that the White House fully supports Senator Duckworth's threats. In other words, in the eyes of the DC ruling class, the interest of Ukraine and the Ukrainian government is at least of equal importance to the urgent need of America's own citizens whose lives have just been overturned or worse, by several natural disasters. Indeed, the only logical conclusion one can reach is that the lives of American citizens have a lower priority than the latest demands from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.”
“If you're ever wondering why so many Americans despise its ruling class in Washington and are increasingly attracted to the type of foreign policy principles that demand the end of endless wars and the neocon obsession with sending American resources to slaughter and destabilize other countries rather than using their resources to improve the lives of American citizens, just look at what is happening right now, in Washington, and everything will be clear.”
“Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Lets Americans Drown and Burn Unless Ukraine Gets More Money”
Glenn Greenwald. Rumble. Sept 11, 2023. (1:47)
"“There have been no substantial allegations that the government violated the 4th, 5th, or 6th Amendments in prosecuting January 6 defendants.”"
Where to start? If Memory serves The Constitution mentions Something about Speedy Trials. 2 1/2 years does not strike me as Speedy.
The Process IS the Punishment.
There is a common mind-virus with former US Attorneys General. Pence is also afflicted. For whatever reason, discernment is void when a party has been arrested. It’s as if they are unable or unwilling to see beyond the charges. Worse, it is as if they are in league with the prosecutors. It is awful.
The entire J6 episode is an orchestrated sham... Here we are on the anniversary of the 9/11/2001, still exploiting the anti constitutional measures imposed to fight international terrorism to exact vengeance on political protestors, I.e. US citizens.
The conservatives need to clean their ranks odf these obviously misinformed and/or blatantly ignorant corruptocrats that choose to opine on an open wound in our "justice" system. Odds are that Buck is not a reader of your substack posts - who knows what motivates these "representatives" to support untruths and injustices that are plain to see. This guy is on the judiciary committee!!!?? Thank you for highlighting this blatant dishonesty.
I agree with Elizabeth above this whole article has made me even more nauseous . How is there only one journalist in the whole country reporting this I keep waiting for some brave soul from the MSN to see the light and come forth and speak the truth. Alas they are all cowards.
What in the heck happened to Ken Buck? He used to have a bit of a backbone, but it looks like the DC mind virus has infected him, and unfortunately the only cure is to vote him out next time.
We absolutely should be negotiating a national divorce now, while we can. before it becomes more of a national murder/suicide
Very disappointing. J6ers are patriots who got carried away that day in hopes of saving our country from the disaster of Joe Biden. Violence is wrong, but petitioning your government is in the 1st amendment.
This is typical for Ken Buck. He should have had a primary a long time ago.
Julie, you were way too nice! Calling this guy a RINO is a compliment.
"big wet sloppy kiss to Attorney General Merrick Garland" - love it.
Check out his DONORS‼️
Here’s a video by a Republican council woman in NYC about how out of control this “migrant crisis” is there and how the democrats simply refuse to deal with the fact that we wouldn’t have this crisis if we had a southern border. This woman is frustrated, horrified and angry at what’s happening to her city and country. And if it’s a crisis now what will it be like a year from now when we have 2 or 3 times as many “migrants” that we know nothing at all about and are primarily single young men? Most of these people will never show up for a court date and those who do and are denied asylum simply ignore the order to leave the country since it’s not enforced and they know that. This though goes along with Julie and Glenn Greenwald’s articles about the disintegration of our society in real time before our very eyes. A strange and spooky feeling to watch our society becoming ever more insane.
‘He Wants To Continue This Crisis’: Nicole Malliotakis Slams Mayor Adams’ Aid To Asylum Seekers.
Forbes Breaking News. Sept 11, 2023. (5 min)
Ken Buck NEVER does his homework. He NEVER knows what he is talking about. He's lazy.
We are hoping for a primary challenger to buck another good old boy enforcer that cant grasp that this isnt his fbi or doj. He will get his butt kicked