Jeff and the snowflakes

Jeff Sessions decides that of all the things we have to worry about right now, the prospect of a generation of “supercilious sensitive snowflakes” is major enough that he should fret about it in a speech.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was speaking at an event hosted by the conservative group Turning Point USA on Tuesday when the crowd began to chant, “Lock her up.” The phrase was a common refrain among supporters of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and referred to the desired punishment for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Sessions, whose position advising that campaign was parlayed into one as the nation’s chief law enforcement official, chuckled.

Heh heh heh. Chuckle chuckle chuckle. These guys are such awesome comedians, aren’t they?

“Lock her up,” he said.

Sessions’s speech to TPUSA’s High School Leadership Summit was focused on the perceived rejection of free speech rights on college campuses, a favorite subject of TPUSA.

“Too many schools are coddling our young people and actively preventing them from scrutinizing the validity of their beliefs and the issues of the day,” he said. “That is the exact opposite of what we expect from universities in our country.”

Oh yes? What about the example set by his boss, then? Is he a model of scrutinizing the validity of one’s beliefs? Is he even a model of not brazenly lying to our faces multiple times every day? No he is not, so Jeff Sessions can just shut up forever about scrutinizing the validity of one’s beliefs.

“I can tell this group isn’t going to have to have Play-Doh when you get attacked in college and you get involved in a debate,” Sessions said. “You’re going to stand up and defend yourselves and the values that you believe in. I like this bunch, I can tell you. You’re not going to be backing down. Go get ’em! Go get ’em!”

The crowd, which had erupted into a “lock her up” chant earlier, began the chant again.

“Lock her up,” Sessions chuckled. The chants continued, and he added, “I heard that a long time over the last campaign.”

Wait, are we talking about scrutinizing the validity of one’s beliefs or are we talking about standing up and defending them? Are talking about questioning or are we talking about not backing down? And by the way, Jeff, how about scrutinizing the belief that Hillary Clinton should be “locked up” for bungling the issue of secure communications in a way that many people were doing at the time?

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