Shake Your Head

There are real racist out there. There are genuine neo-Nazi’s out there. The Holocaust really happened.

Bandying about these terms and making false accusations simply because you have spent almost no time actually thinking through an ill-conceived ideology that has failed everywhere else in the universe is not acceptable. It does not nothing but diminish those who actually suffered. Recently I read in an online forum where something true was posted – but off topic – and the Leftists (who dominate that forum) failed to address what was said but did in unison recommend that the poster be ignored because he must be a ‘white supremacist.’
Of course the irony was – it is an Indian forum to which only Indians are invited.
Still not at peak absurdity.

Fake News From the Tribe! Trump Harasses Saudi Sword Dancers.

NBCBSNN reported today that sources close to the president divulged, on condition of anonymity, that President Trump blurted out “Some of those Saudi sword dancers’ butts looked pretty trim and grabbable, if they weren’t dudes.”

Chuck Schumer immediately called for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump for harassment, homophobia, and disclosure of classified presidential lusts. Nancy Pelosi said: “Well, he has to uncover the dancers to see what’s under the robes.”

Sean Spicer was hiding in the bushes. Ann Colter was formulating something fiendishly clever but did not immediately return calls. Rachel Maddow scheduled a 4-hour special on MSNBC.

Pressure is mounting for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint an independent figure like James Comey to get to the bottom of these serious allegations. “I don’t see how he can avoid impeachment if he doesn’t move quickly to clear this up,” said disinterested commentator Hilary Clinton.

Trump Derangement Syndrome is an Equal Opportunity Affliction

Trump Derangement Sydrome comprises both anti- and pro- . The Mark of the Deranged is this: They can never–they are unable–to evaluate or comment on a word or deed of Trump objectively. Was it a good word? Good deed? Or bad word, bad deed? Will it have good or bad effect?
 
Their minds don’t work that way. It is always hominem first. Hominem good or hominem bad. They must find or contrive the worst possible thing to say about it. Or the best possible thing to say about it. They must ascribe it sinister motives, or saving power. They are bereft of the ability or the will to just call balls and strikes.

Dennis Kucinich(!) States the Obvious: Federal Officials are Trying to Torpedo Trump.

It’s not often I agree with former Ohio Congressman, presidential candidate, and liberal firebrand Dennis Kucinich. So, it was a surprise to hear him say something about the Trump Russia hysteria that I believe makes sense. The Washington Post’s bombshell story about Trump hurting national security by leaking secrets to Russia stinks. Or, it has “a high BS quotient” in Kucinich’s pungent phrase.
 
The Post asserted based on anonymous sources, that Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials about ISIS terror plots. The gist of the article was that Trump had bungled, had compromised a relationship with an ally, and had endangered the ally’s spies on the ground in exquisitely hazardous circumstances.
 
Trump’s security advisor H.R McMaster has authoritatively rebutted that version of events, but Kucinich asks an obvious question: “If this information was so sensitive, then why did intel leak it to the Washington Post? Whoever leaked it undermined the alliance.”
 
Indeed. If former “security officials” were aghast that Trump had confided things he shouldn’t, then,their natural response would be to run shrieking to complicit national reporters to publish all those details to the world, right? Where, as a result, ISIS knows as much about the “sensitive information” as do the readers of the Post and consumers of all the ripple effect coverage.
 
It is obvious that the leakers and printers of this story were more interested in the damage they could do to Trump than they were concerned about the damage the information might do to America’s national security. We are witnessing an attempted coup by coordinated ongoing attacks by former and current federal officials against America’s duly elected president. Interesting times.
 
 

Nixons and Trumpers and Bears, Oh My!

 
 
The Left, meaning Democrats and their national media mouthpieces, are straining to paint le’ Affaire Russia as the reincarnation of Watergate and President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey as Richard Nixon’s infamous sacking of Archibald Cox redux. Because, obviously, firing an investigator in 2017 is indistinguishable from firing a special prosecutor in 1973. The cases and allegations are identical. No facts, circumstances, or nuances could make any difference. Trump is Nixon, “nah nah nah nah, hey he-ey, goo-ood bye!”
 
Nicholas Krstoff offers a fevered expression of the indictment here and Jeffrey Toobin here. But this simplistic incantation is nonsense on political stilts.
 
A thorough and brilliant takedown of the lynch mob’s babble comes from Clarice Feldman here. David Harsanyi, a master of calmly undressing nonsense, exposes the illogic of the Democrats’ indictment here.
 
The reasons are many to discount the substance and sincerity of the braying accusers. Before addressing the details regarding Trump, let’s briefly distinguish Nixon canning Cox in ’73 and Trump offing Comey in ’17.
 
Cox was a real prosecutor with legal authority doing a prosecutor’s job. He was appointed by the attorney general because of specific allegation and probable cause to believe the president had been involved in crimes and their cover up. He was by definition supposed to be independent. James Comey, however, is a subordinate appointee in the executive branch who heads a bureau that investigates. He and other intelligence agencies have been “investigating” and surveiling for months before and after the election. But they don’t make charging decisions. Comey’s job is to gather evidence and turn it over to the Justice Department. Moreover, Comey is not synonymous with the investigation. According to Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Comey’s ouster does not impede any investigation, which continues.
 
Comey and former head spooks James Clapper and John Brennan all have admitted under oath and on camera they know of no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russian agents. This after several months of investigation and surveillance of people associated with the Trump campaign. In other words: “There were rumors and we watched ‘em like a hawk with all the powers of the modern security state but we can’t put our finger on a blooming tidbit to leak.” Yet, for months they’ve been leaking like drunks who can’t find the restroom to embarrass the administration about something. In the high tech industry, this is known as vaporware—market shifting rumors about a product that doesn’t exist.
 
Even the above overstates the scope of the alleged “investigation,” which reportedly involves only the business dealings of Carter Gates, Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort.
 
Importantly too, this sudden mania about ties with Russia is precious nonsense. Dealings between the Clintons, their associates, and Russian interests dwarf any alleged ties of Trump’s aides. Bill Clinton received half a million dollars for one speech to a Russian consortium. Hillary Clinton approved the massive uranium purchase by Russian interests that turned around and donated $2,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton hacks John and Tony Podesta had lobbying financial ties with Russia that dwarf anything alleged against the Trump aides.Media and Democrat sudden bear fright is a head swivel worthy of the Excorcist.
 
Then, there’s the substantive contrast of Obama’s submissive policies and Trump’s early actions, which have been anything but Russophilic. Obama spawned the amateurish “reset.” He canceled missile defense agreements with Poland and the Czech Republic, humiliating allies and pleasing Putin. Obama mocked Romney for declaring Russia a geopolitical threat. (“The 80’s called…”). Obama whispered to Medvedev to “Tell Vlad I can be more flexible after my last election.” Obama looked the other way when Russia invaded Ukraine, refusing even to offer arms to the besieged Ukrainians. He invited Putin into a dominant role in the Middle East and stood mute as Russian forces bombed civilians and rebel forces America nominally supported.
 

After the cozy Clintons and two terms of the best friend in the White House Russia ever had, the sudden Democrat and media vapors over Trump’s stance on Russia is epically cynical, especially in the clarifying light of Trump’s different actions. Trump proposes increased US defense spending. He badgers NATO to spend more in its own defense in Europe. Trump proposes increased US oil and gas production, putting a painful squeeze on Russia’s only global asset. Ambassador Niki Haley regularly rebukes Russia at the UN. Trump bombed Russia’s client Assad. If this is any kind of payoff, then Putin is barely wearing britches and his suit is at the cleaners.

 

There is no serious allegation of collusion with Russia. There is no hint of favoritism under Trump toward Russia, rather the opposite, reversing the effete groveling of the Obama Clinton years. Yet Comey piously maintained he was still “investigating” these serious allegations. What, is there anything out there he might find that wasn’t captured during the months of surveillance? Is some unknown witness about to show up and say, “Yeah! Trump promised Putin the moon!” No. This is a charade to distract and discredit the administration. Whatever his motives, Comey was playing games to retain credibility with the left or to maintain leverage over the president to keep his job. It’s absolutely reasonable that Trump got sick of him and fired him. Nothing about his typically blunderbuss execution changes the facts. He didn’t have to let the leftist fantasy continue endlessly to generate more fake news and smoke and headlines about nothing. Nothing.
This all transparently adds up to Trump Derangement Syndrome by the Democrat Media echo chamber desperate to resist, object, and withhold acceptance and normalization of the loudmouth from Queens who proposes to change policy and do new and different things the establishment opposes.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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