There is no indignity that some people will not accept

This is especially true for people who worked with serial sex abuser Donald Trump (SSAT) in his administration who, after they left office, tried to reclaim some shred of credibility by distancing themselves form some of his actions. But even after SSAT severely ridiculed them, they still go back to him with their tails between their legs.

Bill Barr, the U.S. Attorney General under former President Donald Trump — who once called his former boss “erratic” and “petty” and dismissed his false claims of a stolen 2020 election — told Fox News that he would still vote for the former president in November.

“The real danger to the country — the real danger to democracy, as I say — is the progressive agenda,” Barr said, calling the prosecution of Trump for illegally covering up hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels a “perversion of justice.”

Trump rewarded Barr’s renewed allegiance with a mocking Truth Social post that doubled down on past name-calling. “Former A.G. Bill Barr, who let a lot of great people down by not investigating Voter Fraud in our Country, has just Endorsed me for President despite the fact that I called him ‘Weak, Slow Moving, Lethargic, Gutless, and Lazy’ (New York Post!),” he wrote. “Based on the fact that I greatly appreciate his wholehearted Endorsement, I am removing the word ‘Lethargic’ from my statement.”

Before distancing himself from Trump, Barr was one of the administration’s most prominent figures, using his position to protect Trump from legal probes, enforce his orders targeting anti-fascist protesters, and echo his inflammatory rhetoric on everything from pandemic restrictions to the security of mail-in ballots. But the fallout of the 2020 election persuaded Barr to jump ship, at least for a time, as he rejected Trump’s false claims of mass fraud. When Barr published a book to defend his own reputation, Trump called him “a disappointment in every sense of the word.”

There are many things that one can criticize Joe Biden for, but representing a threat to democracy is not one of them. He is like every mainstream Democrat, a devoted defender of the status quo, only willing to tweak policy at the margins.

I expect many of the other people who criticized SSAT to also slink back to him as the election gets closer.


  1. Deepak Shetty says

    Barrs a standard weather vane like Lindsey.
    When Trump was in power he’d protect him no matter what rule had to bend or break.. When he is out of power , then he will rediscover his principles. When there is a chance that Trump will come back to power then its all those damn liberals that is the problem

  2. Tethys says

    Perhaps spineless Barr is worried that he will be implicated by a pending criminal trial and might face a DOJ investigation for his seditious acts? Biden sure as hell isn’t going to give him a pardon. Making attorneys get attorneys is a common side effect of associating with the orange Don.

    At issue in the case is a March 24, 2019, memorandum from the head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel and another senior department official that was prepared for Barr to evaluate whether evidence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation could support prosecution of the president for obstruction of justice.

    Barr has said he looked to that opinion in concluding that Trump did not illegally obstruct the Russia probe, which was an investigation of whether his campaign had colluded with Russia to tip the 2016 election.

    A year later, a federal judge sharply rebuked Barr’s handling of Mueller’s report, saying Barr had made “misleading public statements” to spin the investigation’s findings in favor of his boss.

  3. Robbo says

    LOL @ “I am removing the word ‘Lethargic’ from my statement”

    that might be the only truth trump has ever uttered.

  4. says

    But even after SSAT severely ridiculed them, they still go back to him with their tails between their legs.

    That’s because when you sign on with Trump, you flush whatever integrity and credibility you may have down the toilet; and no one else wants to have anything to do with you from then on. Trump is a walking sewer-main, and guess what you smell like when you get too close to one of those? HINT: It’s a smell no one ever wants to be near.

  5. Karl Random says

    some of those progressive moves at the margins can literally save lives, where the inverse can literally end them, so catch me still voting for the lesser of two evils. c’est lavie. one example of those moves, biden’s recent appointee to head SSA changed rules which could sometimes cause people to lose entire months worth of social security payments with no quick recourse, which surely caused many evictions over the years, and a non-zero number of suicides. now overpayment recover begins at 10%.

  6. says

    Okay, Bill, what is the danger the progressive agenda represents? Explain it to us, starting with what you think the progressive agenda actually is. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you can do a better job than the conservatives who have been asked to define “woke”.

    And your explanation better detail how it’s a bigger danger to democracy than your old boss who wanted you to overturn the results of a legitimate election.

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