The media keeps pretending we’re all gonna die if voter suppression laws aren’t undone by this time tomorrow. But in reality it’s a long game. Now that AG Merrick Garland has laid out the DOJ’s voting rights long game, we’ll see if the media keeps pretending the sky is falling.
The media also spent the week pushing the narrative that “Merrick Garland is bad and a shadowy figure,” based on nothing more than few poorly understood procedural court filings. Now that he’s come out swinging, what will the media do with that?
These decisions are based almost entirely on what they think will give them the highest ratings on any given day. It’s why the media will often do a sudden complete 180 on an story and hope that no one notices…
But can the media really go from their “Voter suppression laws have already cost us the next election and Merrick Garland is evil” narrative, straight into a “Merrick Garland is good and he’s long term going to save voting rights” narrative? That’s a big 180 even for the media.
Note that the truth plays no factor in this. It’s only a question of which narrative will get the highest ratings each day, and whether the media can get away with switching to a new ratings-friendly narrative that contradicts their previous narrative, without viewers noticing.

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12 Jun
Bill Barr killed the DOJ investigation into Rudy Giuliani. Then Merrick Garland came in, and now the DOJ is aggressively targeting Rudy again – including for the Trump-Ukraine scandal. Stop saying Garland is refusing to prosecute Trump’s people. We already have proof it’s untrue.
Garland’s DOJ is also criminally targeting Trump lawyer Victoria Toensing over the Trump-Ukraine scandal.

And although it’s apparently unrelated to Trump’s crimes, Garland’s DOJ is criminally targeting infamous Trump lackey Matt Gaetz.
Garland’s DOJ has brought conspiracy charges against multiple Roger Stone underlings for the Capitol attack, making for at least the possibility that Stone will also be charged with conspiracy for the Capitol attack.
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1) Senate Democrats are handling theBarr and Sessions testimony exactly like they should. In fact they’re handling it in the only way that has a chance of succeeding; any of the more “aggressive” approaches being pushed by pundits would result in guaranteed failure.
2) Democrats can’t “just subpoena” Barr and Sessions now. Why? They’d almost certainly respond by fighting it in court, which would take a year or two, which would get them off the hook even if they end up losing. Often, the most “aggressive” move is a way to guarantee failure.
3) Nor can the Senate just have the Sergeant at Arms haul in Barr and Sessions, and throw them in the congressional jail cell if they refuse to testify. Nice visual, but any judge would immediately free them – and then of course they’d never end up testifying.
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Donald Trump's day so far:

- Trump DOJ spying scandal worse than Watergate
- Deputy Attorney General initiates DOJ probe into scandal
- Senate Judiciary Committee targets Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions
- This all leads back to Trump
- Trump is going to prison
- It's still only 2pm
Biden-appointed Deputy Attorney General tells DOJ Inspector General to investigate Trump DOJ spying scandal…
Michael Cohen rips the Trump DOJ to pieces…
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11 Jun
Can't believe I have to say this, but stop calling for Merrick Garland to be fired. This is madness. You haven't even had an opportunity to see anything out of him yet, beyond some procedural court filings. Be smarter than this. Pressure him, yes. Fire him? You're fucking nuts.
Also, how have you already decided that Biden is an idiot who can’t be trusted to pick an Attorney General?

Why do liberals always instantly turn against their own leaders, the minute the media baits them into it?

We’re fucking idiots – and it’s why we lose.
Just a few days ago, y’all were demanding that Chuck Schumer be ousted. Now you’re calling for Garland’s head. This isn’t anything close to a winning strategy. It’s just you trying to make yourself feel superior to your own party’s leaders and officials. It’s embarrassing.
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Sam Darnold needs to be suspended from the NFL without pay until he gets vaccinated for COVID. Simple as that. This isn't some "personal choice" that only impacts him. We're all trying to keep a deadly pandemic from making a comeback and killing more Americans.
People have a right to not get vaccinated. But if they make that choice, they don't have an inherent right to go anywhere, do anything, or participate in anything. They sure as hell don't belong in contact sport played in front of a crowd. That's reckless endangerment.
Now I get to block some crazy stupid dickheads who will appear out of nowhere to troll me, because I dared to tweet about a sports figure 😆
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None of us know why the DOJ has made these recent procedural filings, all of which have added up to nothing so far. The media and the pundits are pushing absurd conspiracy theories about Merrick Garland to drum up ratings. But we should all simmer down until real answers emerge.
Flying off the handle and yelling angry stupid shit, before you even have the facts understand what’s going on, is no way to go through life. Truth is, when it comes to Garland, you’re very probably panicking and raging over what will turn out to be nothing.
If it turns out the DOJ legally had to retain these Trump era positions, knowing the judge would toss them anyway, many of you are going to feel awfully foolish by the time the smoke clears. You’ll have wasted your time over nothing, when you could have focused on real battles.
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