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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

None dare call it treason

I do. So does Rick Wilson. Read the whole thing but here's a taste:

The Republican Party’s head-first dive into breathless conspiratorial fantasies in defense of Donald Trump is a brand-defining moment as the Party of Lincoln morphs into the Party of LaRouche. Listening as members of Congress, the Fox News/talk-radio world and the constellation of batshit-crazy people drawn to Esoteric Trumpism adopt increasingly baroque theories to protect The Donald isn’t just depressing; it’s tragic. A diseased slurry of fake news, post-Truth Trumpism, and Russkie agitprop infects the Republican Party. It’s an ebola of wild-eyed MK-ULTRA paranoiac raving, spreading to every organ of the Republican body politic.

This loon-centric new world of crazy talk has dissolved the old ideological skeleton of the GOP and reduced it from the Conservative Party of Ideas to the Crackpot Party of Infowars. Covering up the connections among Donald Trump, his campaign officials, and family members with Russia, and this president’s efforts to obstruct justice and derail special counsel Robert Mueller will come at a still-untallied cost to our nation, our institutions, and the dignity and reputation of the GOP. It’s going to get worse as Mueller closes in.
Let's be clear about this. The Republicans in Congress -- not just Devin Nunes but all of the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and every single member who doesn't speak out loud and clear to denounce them, is a traitor. The Republican party spent decades representing themselves and the true patriots, denouncing Democrats as "soft" on Communism, then on terrorism.

Now they are working actively to undermine and cripple some of the most essential institutions and norms of democratic governance, including federal law enforcement, the judiciary, and the independent media, in order to prevent the nation from learning the truth: that the president was installed in office by a foreign adversary to which he continues to be a servant. That he is a stooge of Vladimir Putin and that our republic is in peril.

They are traitors. 

Update: John McCain, Not a Traitor. Credit where it's due.


Gay Boy Bob said...

Rick is off the chain.

Rick will not be satisfied unless Mueller indicts the president. He's laying the groundwork of excuses in case it doesn't happen.

Don Quixote said...

Yes, indeed, they are all traitors. It is crystal-clear, completely obvious...we are at a turning point in the history of the United States of America. It is largely "The Manchurian Candidate" in a different form, come to life.

I couldn't believe Paul Ryan's shit-eating, conspiratorial grin as he sat behind the Cheeto Benito. They actually think--the leading Republican hollow men in Congress and the Senate--that they can get away with obstruction of justice.

They won't.

Don Quixote said...

PS There will be open rebellion in the streets if these bastards try to get away with it. Massive, instantaneous civil disobedience. Civil war, possibly.

The Republican party has been openly festering for years. It is now a carcass.

Gay Boy Bob said...

It's always worth getting both sides to the story whether you agree or not.

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today.

“Having stonewalled Congress’ demands for information for nearly a year, it’s no surprise to see the FBI and DOJ issue spurious objections to allowing the American people to see information related to surveillance abuses at these agencies. The FBI is intimately familiar with ‘material omissions’ with respect to their presentations to both Congress and the courts, and they are welcome to make public, to the greatest extent possible, all the information they have on these abuses. Regardless, it’s clear that top officials used unverified information in a court document to fuel a counter-intelligence investigation during an American political campaign. Once the truth gets out, we can begin taking steps to ensure our intelligence agencies and courts are never misused like this again.”

Don Quixote said...

I haven't read "Gay Boy Bob"'s comment above--as I've mentioned, he is an ignorant troublemaker, and none of us are sure why he frequents this blog--but I'm just reiterating that, whether he's a plant, a fomenter of trouble, or just an ignoramus, I've asked Cervantes to block his comments because I feel they detract from what is a terrific blog, and they're a turn-off. Perhaps that is his goal, though I suspect he is just an idiot.

Either way, if anyone else feels as I do and wants Cervantes to delete this moron's comments, please do make your voice heard. There is a lot of important information on this blog and it would be great to eliminate the comments of such an ignorant, persistent detractor. I don't see any benefit to allowing his comments, consisting entirely of rude, annoying garbage, continue.

roger said...

bob does throw in junk. it is good to know what sort of actual lies are being peddled. a very small benefit i admit. i do wonder why he comments here.