Actor Jeff Daniels continues discussing ‘The Comey Rule’, his thoughts on Republicans in Congress and why he says right or wrong Jim Comey has been vilified. Aired on 9/28/2020.
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Daniels: Right Or Wrong, Comey Has Been Vilified | Morning Joe | MSNBC
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A Great. period.Actor.period.Great.period.person.period.
Everyone says its Trumps Republican Party but this is who the GOP has always been they just needed the figure head to let them get away with it all
Finally somebody said it in public
I just finished watching the comey rule.. True or false, right or wrong, I loved it!
Jeff, is that a Martin 00-18M Authentic 1933 in the background? VTS or Irovy saddle? Either way, nice! Me, too!
Comey played the game
He lost. He could have blown the whistle or just went ahead and investigatde trump Russia
He handed off to Rosenstien who landed the plain by covering the russia trump affiliation up?
On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century (2017) by Historian Timothy Snyder
We all need to learn and practice these lessons. Pass this information on to others:
1 — Do not obey in advance: “Most of the power of authoritarianism is freely given. In times like these, individuals think ahead about what a more repressive government will want, and then offer themselves without being asked. A citizen who adapts in this way is teaching power what it can do.”
2 — Defend Institutions: “It is institutions that help us to preserve decency. They need our help as well. Do not speak of “our institutions” unless you make them yours by acting on their behalf. Institutions do not protect themselves. They fall one after the other unless each is defended from the beginning. So choose an institution you care about—a court, a newspaper, a law, a labor union—and take its side.”
3 — Beware the one party state: “The parties that remade states and suppressed rivals were not omnipotent from the start. They exploited a historic moment to make political life impossible for their opponents. So support the multi-party system and defend the rules of democratic elections. Vote in local and state elections while you can. Consider running for office.”
4 — Take responsibility for the face of the world: “The symbols of today enable the reality of tomorrow. Notice the swastikas and the other signs of hate. Do not look away, and do not get used to them. Remove them yourself and set an example for others to do so.”
5 — Remember professional ethics: “When political leaders set a negative example, professional commitments to just practice become more important. It is hard to subvert a rule-of-law state without lawyers, or to hold show trials without judges. Authoritarians need obedient civil servants, and concentration camp directors seek businessmen interested in cheap labor.”
6 — Be wary of paramilitaries: “When the men with guns who have always claimed to be against the system start wearing uniforms and marching with torches and pictures of a leader, the end is nigh. When the pro-leader paramilitary and the official police and military intermingle, the end has come.”
7 — Be reflective if you must be armed: “If you carry a weapon in public service, may God bless you and keep you. But know that evils of the past involved policemen and soldiers finding themselves, one day, doing irregular things. Be ready to say no.”
8 — Stand out: “Someone has to. It is easy to follow along. It can feel strange to do or say something different. But without that unease, there is no freedom. Remember Rosa Parks. The moment you set an example, the spell of the status quo is broken, and others will follow.”
9 — Be kind to our language: “Avoid pronouncing the phrases everyone else does. Think up your own way of speaking, even if only to convey that thing you think everyone is saying. Make an effort to separate yourself from the internet. Read books.”
10 — Believe in truth: “To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights.
11 — Investigate: “Figure things out for yourself. Spend more time with long articles. Subsidize investigative journalism by subscribing to print media. Realize that some of what is on the internet is there to harm you. Learn about sites that investigate propaganda campaigns (some of which come from abroad). Take responsibility for what you communicate with others.”
12 — Make eye contact and small talk: “This is not just polite. It is part of being a citizen and a responsible member of society. It is also a way to stay in touch with your surroundings, break down social barriers, and understand whom you should and should not trust. If we enter a culture of denunciation, you will want to know the psychological landscape of your daily life.”
13 — Practice corporeal politics: “Power wants your body softening in your chair and your emotions dissipating on the screen. Get outside. Put your body in unfamiliar places with unfamiliar people. Make new friends and march with them.”
14 — Establish a private life: “Nastier rulers will use what they know about you to push you around. Scrub your computer of malware on a regular basis. Remember that email is skywriting. Consider using alternative forms of the internet, or simply using it less. Have personal exchanges in person. For the same reason, resolve any legal trouble. Tyrants seek the hook on which to hang you. Try not to have hooks.”
15 — Contribute to good causes: “Be active in organizations, political or not, that express your own view of life. Pick a charity or two and set up autopay. Then you will have made a free choice that supports civil society and helps others to do good.”
16 — Learn from peers in other countries: “Keep up your friendships abroad, or make new friends in other countries. The present difficulties in the United States are an element of a larger trend. And no country is going to find a solution by itself. Make sure you and your family have passports.”
17 — Listen for dangerous words: “Be alert to the use of the words extremism and terrorism. Be alive to the fatal notions of emergency and exception. Be angry about the treacherous use of patriotic vocabulary.”
18 — Be calm when the unthinkable arrives: “Modern tyranny is terror management. When the terrorist attack comes, remember that authoritarians exploit such events in order to consolidate power. The sudden disaster that requires the end of checks and balances, the dissolution of opposition parties, the suspension of freedom of expression, the right to a fair trial, and so on, is the oldest trick in the Hitlerian book. Do not fall for it.”
19 — Be a patriot: “Set a good example of what America means for the generations to come. They will need it.”
20 — Be as courageous as you can: “If none of us is prepared to die for freedom, then all of us will die under tyranny.”
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2016 all over.
As long as Bunker Boy Donnie can still flip $20.00 to his best Dem Flipping Buddy Vlad the Dem Flipping Impaler. The Russian Collision Leprechaun will pass this on to Zuckerberg to Facebook Flip a few million Democrats, make the Flippers Vote Republican against their Will in 2020, everything is Good.
Scientists have yet to develop a Flip Proof Lid for Democrats.
2016 all over again.
Strap on your Tinfoil Hats Democrats! 36 Days to Flip Time.
I’d like to see this series. The book was good.
Trump either steals the election or he goes to jail.
It’s that simple.
Does his behavior make sense now?
Comey is a schmuck. Funny how, as usual, you clowns BASHED him and others Before. Then if any thing negative is said about Trump, they become a HERO. So Pathetic.
I want to see Trump , Broke (sounds like he aready is). Broken, and jailed..
The problem with jailed is; anyone…..ANYONE….. who becomes president is potentially opening themselves up being prosecuted by the other party for being……. president.
A sad precedent and likely future.
So, joe, you were just told your beloved Republican party is complicit, the right hand, in the wilful deception in the entire Republican partys 100% responsiblity of the destruction of America. 2008 went well and now 100s of thousands dead 100s of millions suffering. Well joe,, let’s hear it.
I stuck up for Comey is a hero to the rule of law, when most didnt! Thank you Jeff Daniels fellow Michigander! #USTOOEnough They are waiting for the chaos!
George Washington – “I can not tell a lie”
Donald Trump – “I can not tell the truth”
Trump supporters – “I can not tell the difference”
Comey, Rosenstien, And most the fbi. Hid the russia case from each other and us. All pointing at each other? While doing nothing to really stop the russian problem we have elected. They have all failed their oaths to the American peoples. You don’t BLOW a whistle. Your a crook
Right or wrong, Comey can F off. He has been vilified because he decided to interfere/throw the election . He helped Trump & Trump front stabbed him. You get what you get.
This was good talk. Jeff sees what’s going on.
Jealous little rod rosenstein was the reason we don’t have answers to many questions about Trump, including his financial ties to the Russian mob, time to ask him why he tied Mueller’s hands!
comet is the reason trump is in 1600
Never forget that against DOJ and FBI policy, 10 days before the election, Comey announced that he was reopening the investigation into Clinton’s emails. After a year long investigation by republicans into Clinton’s emails they found “No Wrong Doing”. Get that republicans, “No Wrong Doing”. how many times did Trump led the chant of “Lock Her up”. Directed towards a woman convicted of no crime. Republicans complain bitterly about how Brett Kavanaugh was treated for a few weeks. The hypocrites have been doing that to HRC for at least 20 years. By the way, remember the Benghazi investigations, again “No Wrong Doing”. Then Kevin McCarthy admitted it was just a republican political ploy to hurt Clinton. The republicans just got done with their investigation of the Biden’s and Ukraine, again “No Wrong Doing”. Remember when Rudy told us that he had evidence that would bury the Bidens, again no eveidence. Republicans main characteristics is dishonesty, corruption, and abuse of power. Trump and the republicans are the true enemies of the American people.
MSNBC news is a disgrace. Fake news media
Comey acted in such a manner as to disgrace himself. That is not “vilification”.
It’s a sad fact that millions of Americans don’t respect the rule of law and don’t respect democracy.
Soros finger puppets ….quid pro joe. Debate are 30 hrs away. Now youve done it. Jill can’t save you now.
Comey definitely made questionable decisions, but he’s not the villain the orange blight made him out to be, unprecedented situations call for unprecedented decisions and a presidential candidate in Putin’s pocket is about as unprecedented as it gets!
America is so lucky that trump isn’t smarter than he is if he were more skilled America would truly be lost . If Biden and the Democrats are successful they must put rules in place to prevent the rise of another wannabe dictator .
Right or Wrong ? WRONG on every count. this nightmare can be laid directly at Comeys door. He could have investigated the email claims after the Election, the Trump Crime syndicate have flouted rules on using non secure email servers time after time after time ,
Good job Jeff ..
i borrowed 2500 when i was hungry to pay 2500 on taxex that year
“Our world has become surreal or maybe this is what we are with the lights on.” W. Jones
Notice how their shoulders and eyes fell when the lady announced Trump just fired Ms Yates……now you see the horror you threw up when you castigated and froze voters from Hillary Clinton so close to 2016 elections
Did you take a flight to epsteins island Jeff???
Turns out the great one is just a B-list actor with a D-list hair and makeup team.
The Comey Rule on Showtime is awesome!
THE STEELE DOSSIER PAID FOR BY THE DNC AND HILLARY CLINTON WAS ALL RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION GARBAGE. JAMES COMEY USED LIKE IT WAS THE GOSPEL TRUTH. HE COMMITTED MANY FELONIES……..IT’S JAIL TIME BABY…..
I will dance in the middle of my little German Village, here in Ostfriesland, the day that I get to see Donald, dat Lüttje Hitler, in an Orange Jumpsuit before a Judge. (My Neighbors will root with me). Donald has GOT TO GO. VOTE HIM OUT VOTE HIM OUT VOTE HIM OUT.