American Elephants


Words of Wisdom for Today: by The Elephant's Child

Andy McCarthy has been invaluable as a source for this whole special prosecutor episode, as he has served as a federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, and can explain what’s happening.

Kevin Williamson also has a sharp eye and mind for searching out the reality of a situation:

My own belief is that this was never about removing Trump from office, though of course hamstringing him or humiliating him would have been very satisfying to Democrats. This seems to me to be more about Democrats continuing to tell themselves a comforting fairy tale about why they lost in 2016, and where they really stand politically. Getting cheated out of an election hurts a lot less, psychologically, than getting beat fair and square by Donald Trump — and it does not demand a lot in the way of reconfiguring priorities or rethinking stances. Which is to say, the Democrats’ current commitment to grasping at straws in this matter is, politically speaking, the best news the Trump campaign has had in weeks, the report itself notwithstanding.

American Thinker posted a quote from Victor Davis Hanson that beautifully captures the essence of the Notre Dame tragedy in France:

After 800 years, we were the steward of this iconic representation of western civilization, Catholicism, Christendom. And of all the years, 2019, at the height of our sophistication and technology, I’m not blaming the French or anybody, but we were found wanting and we didn’t protect this icon. And we don’t build them anymore.
There’s great churches and cathedrals that go up all over the world, but, Laura, they are in Poland. They are in Cairo. They are in the Ivory Coast, they’re in Brazil, they’re in India. It’s almost as if the places that are less affluent without the technology of western Europe and the United States are like we used to be. They still believe in transcendence. They still believe in something other than this world.

And so it’s going to be very hard in our society to ever build a cathedral again, much less to repair them, because we don’t believe in what they represented. And it’s ironic, because we don’t like the past. We are at war with the past. We tear down monuments. We don’t build cathedrals. We erase names. We say to Father Serra or Christopher Columbus, you don’t live up to our standards of race, class, and gender, moral superiority. Shame on you.


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IMO, this entire thing is to cover up Hilary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s criminal misconduct. It’s the “Have you no shame” tactic writ monstrously large.

Ironically, Clinton and Obama’s cronies in the FBI and DOJ were the ones who actually obstructed justice and colluded with the Russians.

Prosecutorial Discretion of NOT indicting or charging someone for a crime crosses the line into Obstruction when some common interest between the criminal and the officer of the law is harmed by following through with the prosecution. In Obama’s DOJ and FBI, the common interest was clearly the harm to the Democrat Party.

When John Brennan, then Director of the CIA sought to legitimize the Golden Showers Dossier by passing it to the FBI, he put his approval on using the fabricated stories of 2 FSB agents to tear down a sitting US president. Christopher Steele admitted his information came from the FSB. This wasn’t just collusion, it was colluding with a foreign adversary,
it was treason. This was entirely in Putin’s interest to discredit Trump and weaken the US government.

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