The absolute obsession with Russian spied, spying and Americans supposedly colluding with Russian spies is a sight to behold. Everyone, on the right of course, that so much as had Russian Dressing on their salad is suspected as stupid dupes for Russia at best or spies for Russia at worst.
Does eating Chinese make one a Chinese spy? It wouldn’t surprise me if the two opposition parties to the Republicans, the media and the Dems, made that innuendo next.
It is often said that the first casualty of war is the truth – often enough that no one seems quite sure who said it first.
In 1918 US Senator Hiram Warren Johnson is purported to have said: The first casualty when war comes is truth. However, this was not recorded. In 1928 Arthur Ponsonby’s wrote: The ‘When war is declared, truth is the first casualty’. (Falsehood in Wartime) Samuel Johnson seems to have had the first word: ‘Among the calamities of war may be jointly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates and credulity encourages.’ (from The Idler, 1758)
I would suggest that the first casualty of political war is common sense.
In this latest round of name-calling, innuendo, rumor, distortions, lies and just plain nonsense the Dems have all ready collected two scalps from the Republicans. Mike Flynn was forced to resign and Jeff Sessions had to recuse himself from investigating the Russian connections. That leaves an Obama appointment next in line. Won’t that be fun since it appears that most of the Obama people still in government believe it is their job not to serve the country but to bring Trump down?
I tend to regard Ben Shapiro’s excellent article as the best I’ve found on this topic so far.
Ben Shapiro: The ‘Trump Is A Russian Plant!’ Case Is Falling Apart. Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know
It’s now been months upon months of months of speculation about the supposedly nefarious connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Democrats have relied on Trump begging Russian dictator Vladimir Putin publicly to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails, connections between former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and the Russian government, and friendliness between Trump advisor General Michael Flynn and the Russians in order to suggest that Putin “hacked the election” on Trump’s behalf. They’ve also relied on various media reports suggesting that the intelligence community was participating in some sort of sophisticated surveillance operation that caught up Trump associates in chats with the Russian government.
There’s a lot of smoke.
Here’s the problem: there’s no fire.
We’re now six months in. Have we seen a single piece of actually incriminating evidence suggesting that Putin “hacked the election” on Trump’s behalf? Or have we just seen rumors and innuendos, all disowned in the ninth paragraph of a New York Times report headlining Trump-Russia contacts?
Then there is Trump’s paranoia about being wire-tapped or spied on by the Obama administration. Although if it’s true it isn’t really paranoia is it? At this point I don’t know if it’s true or not. Hell, I don’t even know who’s on first.
Now that all the Russian spy stuff seems to be falling apart, Flynn’s problem, if anything, seems to be that he was cozy with the Turks. What a let down. No Boris and Natasha images in the head. No evil bare-chested Putin on a horse to smear the right with. A Turk? A real let down.
Dan Bongino seems to think “Democrats painted themselves in a corner with the Russia fake news”
I tend to agree. How about you Wolf Blitzer, whaddya think?
Then too we have Obama’s word that he never spied on Trump. And we all know how much Obama’s word is worth.
Well so much for the veracity of the previous occupant of the White House. No surprise there.
ISIS must be feeling neglected these days. They are not the terrorist or enemy of the month flavor. Chop off heads, rape, murder, destroy and they barely make headlines. It must be very frustrating because how much further can they go? Even the picture of them teaching their children to be terrorists too barely gets a mention.
If nothing else should reassure us the fact that FBI director James Comey has once again reared his dishonest head and said there is and has been no wire-tapping of Trump. As far as veracity goes I don’t think Comey and the truth are within shouting distance of each other.
Although in the cartoon above he is speaking the truth to a certain degree IMO. He just needs to remove the word “absolute” from his statement.
The current President is convinced that the former President had him bugged and the former President is denying it. Since both are proven liars as is the media and the FBI Director has shown himself to be unfit to be a part of any law enforcement agency it is a real problem.
Politics has always been a dirty game. Even back when John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were feuding and slinging mud. The public has always taken sides and railed again those that didn’t see things the way they did or do. I that case I am guilty as charged.
For the media who have tried to tar Trump and everyone that ever knew him as some kind of Russian spies, on the days they weren’t suggesting he was too stupid to tie his own shoes, put up or STHU!
I won’t even suggest the dishonest Democrats shut up – they are politicians after all and few things that you can count on from them – they will never shut up and never tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Why should they when the public accepts lies so easily.