Barr: Tony Evers dithered during the Kenosha insurrection

Bill Barr is nobody’s fool! 

Bill Barr has always called them like he sees them. The former attorney general didn’t mind pissing off progressives by criticizing the politically selective Mueller investigation. That’s just one example. Now he’s getting strange new respect (always suspect) from the Left for doing what he’s always done: taking the facts where they lead him.

Democrats once accused former Attorney General William Barr of lying to Congress and covering up Donald Trump’s corruption. — Stephen Collinson, CNN.

Barr’s book, One Damn Thing After Another, is more than a January 6 tell all. This true conservative discusses the importance of religion in a functioning democracy, demolishes the myth of white police gunning for black men, excoriates the news media for its lazy bias, and deconstructs Hillary’s Russian Collusion scam. The televised House committee hearings only abbreviate what this phlegmatic philosopher writes in the book. We excerpt his discussion of the Summer of George Floyd 2020:

Evers was ‘lethargic’ responding to the Kenosha riots

The last significant outbreak of civil unrest arose on August 23 in Kenosha WI after Jacob Blake was shot by police. The shooting was plainly justified, but in the summer of 2020 the media had to interpret any interaction between a white cop and a black suspect as prima facie evidence of racial injustice. News coverage only encouraged mob violence, which began the very next day. Robberies, arson, gunfire, and looting engulfed Kenosha. …

On Monday, August 24, the day after the Blake shooting, there appeared to be a disconnect between Wisconsin governor Tony Evers and local law enforcement leaders in Kenosha. The local authorities made clear that they needed more resources and would welcome federal law enforcement help. They were concerned that the governor initially only planned to send around 125 guardsmen to Kenosha. We agreed this was woefully inadequate. …

The problem was getting the National Guard deployed. The President was willing to federalize National Guard units and send them if the governor failed to use his authority. Mark Meadows and I felt the governor could be persuaded to move, and we wouldn’t need to federalize them and invoke the Insurrection Act. I talked to General Milley, who had the general in charge of DOD’s National Guard Bureau start working with the Wisconsin National Guard to ensure the state had adequate numbers of guardsmen to help in Kenosha. Because Wisconsin did not have many military police, we wanted them to know multiple military police companies were standing by in several other states. The President publicly and privately urged the governor to get more National Guard to Kenosha.

It wasn’t until late on August 25 — a full 48 hours after violence began — that the governor said he would send 500 Wisconsin Guards to Kenosha. The next day, he followed through on our suggestion to use units standing by in other states, which added 700 military police from Alabama, Michigan, and Arizona. Eventually, he called in another 700 Wisconsin guardsmen, for a total of about 2,000 National Guards on the ground in Kenosha. It took longer than it should have.

Barr’s Bottom Line: “Kenosha illustrates one of the reasons it is so important for state authorities to move quickly and decisively to handle mob violence. … If we allow lawlessness on the streets, we’ll see armed groups come in to oppose the violence in the name of protecting property and the community. That happened in Kenosha, with tragic results.”

Who else is a real straight shooter?

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9 Responses to Barr: Tony Evers dithered during the Kenosha insurrection

  1. Kevin S Wymore says:

    According to CNN, the fires engulfing mostly peaceful Kenosha WI that night spontaneously combusted.


  2. patrickmoloughlin says:

    Evers didn’t just dither, he poured gasoline on a smoldering fire. And he was stupid enough to proclaim his ignorance in his rush to judgement. After the shooting, (but before the riots) Evers released this statement:

    “Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.WHILE WE DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS YET, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.”

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Exactly. Just because the miserable old scarecrow who calls himself the governor looks like he couldn’t pull on his own socks doesn’t mean he’s any less partisan, underhanded and self-righteous than the rest of the leftist rat pack. The quote above, based on a glaring logical fallacy, is taken chapter and verse from the progressive playbook. “Details” (i.e. the facts necessary to have a clear understanding of the event) are irrelevant when it comes to passing judgment on a white cop defending himself against a black perpetrator–and any consideration of the consequences of that statement is … inconsequential.


    • Bill Cleary says:

      Patrick wrote that Tony Evers said the following in part:

      “…..Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.WHILE WE DO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE DETAILS YET, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country…….”

      How is this different from what then President Trump said in part on January 6.

      “……..Republicans are, Republicans are constantly fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back. It’s like a boxer. And we want to be so nice. We want to be so respectful of everybody, including bad people. And we’re going to have to fight much harder.

      And Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us, and if he doesn’t, that will be a, a sad day for our country because you’re sworn to uphold our Constitution.

      Now, it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy. And after this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down, we’re going to walk down.

      Anyone you want, but I think right here, we’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them……….”

      My question to all of you is: Who’s speech had the greater indirect call for violence?


      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        So now we’re awarding prizes to those who issue the lesser indirect call for violence?


  3. Michael Leger says:

    When it comes to national/international politics, I’m trying to figure out who has the rosier-colored glasses, you or your fellow bloggeur Dave C.

    Barr is about a straight-shooter as the Kickapoo river is straight.

    Here’s a couple of examples. He declined to prosecute Killary for her obvious server transgressions and refused to prosecute Obama/Biden for their obvious interference/spying on the Trump campaign. There are many more examples in his past.

    That he shares some interesting details about Kenosha – two_years_after_the_fact – demonstrates his lack of spine: wait until it’s completely safe, share a few details that might ruffle a couple of feathers and in the process, make out like he’s not a typical Beltway dirtball.

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  4. richard lesiak says:

    Hey; these were just a bunch of tourists in town to see the sites.


  5. RMX says:

    According to Barr:

    Jeffery Epstein DID commit suicide.
    Russia DID infiltrate the 2016 Election.
    The 2020 Election WAS lawful.

    Yea, he calls ‘em like he sees ‘em. A true patriot that Bill Barr.
    Because protecting pedophiles is honorable, right David Bladka?!?!


    • David Blaska says:

      You’re goofier than a QAnon conspiracy, RMX — to which you seem addicted. Bill Barr protects pedophiles? But then again, you believe six different states with different laws, procedures and elected officials — some Republican — conspired to defeat Trump, so we should expect such silliness. Next time, spell my name right or be evicted from the Werkes.


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