The news reports don’t characterize Rob Ranco’s politics, but just judging from his Twitter comment that Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos should be sexually assaulted, it’s pretty clear he’s an anti-Trump liberal if not a leftist.
Ranco got the boot from his Austin law firm Saturday and Austin Community College, where he teaches, is considering kicking him out as well. You’d think a lawyer would be more concerned with due process, which DeVos was upholding when she canceled Obama’s Title IX policy that forced colleges and universities to hold kangaroo courts over accusations of sexual assault. But apparently not.
UPDATE: He has resigned from his Austin Community College gig, whether forced by the college is unclear. He also issued a formal apology to DeVos—which is the old say-what-you-want-then-apologize-routine.
From comenter Julian Hill at the WSJ:
“Crooked Mueller–appointed to investigate a crime when no crime has been identified and fatally conflicted due to his relationship with BFF Lyin’Jim (‘I’m Nauseous’) Comey, after recruiting 16 ‘unbiased’ former Clinton bundler/shysters now forges ahead in his illegal,unethical safari into the heart of the swamp as he impanels a D.C. Jury prepared to indict a ham sandwich if nothing more substantial is on offer.The Deep State crooked, dishonest, unethical, murderous, and above all self interested, gears up to oppose, thwart,and delay the work of the duly elected POTUS–illustrating once again their determination to oppose, at every turn, the will of the American people, and if possible effect a silent coup–in this case not so silent…”
Via the WSJ
FBI Director Comey has once again proclaimed a non-existent “intent standard” as his reason for letting the Hildafelon and her amanuensis Abedin slide over their email scandal. Protecting the powerful, more like.
“Last night, President Trump tweeted this: ‘FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!'”
Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch: “Why is it he said that he needed to prove intent, when in fact all they really needed was gross negligence, which was proven beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt, and he probably had the intent there anyway?”
So why is Trump letting Comey stay director of the FBI? Is he waiting until the phony Russia scandal blows over, so the firing won’t look like a coverup? Hopefully.
Because unless Clinton gets the full grand jury probe of her mischief, Famous But Incompetent is going to be forever tainted—just like Bronco’s DOJ already is. And Trump himself will be tainted as well.
“He reset with Russia shortly after its clash with Georgia in 2008. He concluded the New START agreement with Moscow that reduced our nuclear forces but not theirs. When candidate Mitt Romney warned about Russia in the 2012 campaign, Obama rejected him as a Cold War relic. The president then went on to forge an agreement with Russia’s ally Iran to allow it to preserve its nuclear program. During the red-line fiasco, he eagerly grasped a lifeline from Russia at the price of accepting its intervention in Syria. He never budged on giving Ukraine ‘lethal’ weapons to defend itself from Russian attack. Finally, Obama cut U.S. defense spending and cracked down on fossil fuels, a policy that Russia welcomed since its economy is dependent on high oil prices.”
The Dim insistence that Trump colluded with Putin is projection at best.
Via National Review.
It’s easy to guess that her unmasking of intelligence taps came on orders from Bronco Bama himself.
“Yet, to be fair, it is difficult to know whether Rice was a seasoned architect of that duplicity. Given her reputation as a useful naïf and loyal fall person, perhaps she was easily manipulated into going on five Sunday shows to mislead and distort. Her subordinate Ben Rhodes needed a vessel to assure the nation that the Benghazi attacks were not due to administration policy failures, and Rice was deemed the ideal vehicle to spread that myth.”
Via Victor Davis Hanson in National Review
“‘Trump to OK new offshore plan, reverse Arctic, Atlantic bans: sources,’ said a headline from S&P Global Platts, an industry trade publication….
“Oil for the people. Money from leases for the Treasury. And getting out of the Middle East for our military.”
That last may be iffy now, with the Syria strike, but it is to be devoutly wished.
Via Don Surber