Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sunday Morning Party Line

Gotta admit, I don't care what Lil Marco has to say about anything.  Not one, tiny damn.  

I'm sure Schumer delivered the Democratic party line adequately by slow freight.

Tom Friedman can go pound sand up David Brooks' ass, and no one from the American Enterprise Institute or the Wall Street Journal should be allowed to appear in public unless they are under oath ans strapped to a lie detector.

So boy howdy, were the evangelist of the High and Holy Church of Both Siderism out in force:
DANIELLE PLETKA (AEI):   Thank you very much, Donald. But I mean honestly speaking, the problem with this is it is partisanship. If we could have a--

KIMBERLEY STRASSEL (Wall Street Journal):  Right.
Oh great.  The fucking Landru Sisters.
CORNELL BELCHER:  Take partisanship away from it.

DANIELLE PLETKA:  You can't do that.

CORNELL BELCHER:  Put it into a special prosecutor, then.


CORNELL BELCHER:   You've got to put it into a special prosecutor. Take politics out of it.

KIMBERLEY STRASSEL:  But a special prosecutor doesn't fix it, either. Look, the problem we have at the moment is that, if you did what Trump said, and he put it all out there, there'd still be half of the country that didn't believe it was true. We have no faith in our public institutions at the moment.
Yeah but half  the country thinks a florescent orange pussy-grabbing racist lunatic is the Risen Christ. And that same half of the country would cannonball into a live volcano and curse the Dirty Libtards with their dying breath if Sean Hannity told them to because that half of the country has let twaddlemongers like Kimberly Strassel turn their brains into prune yogurt.
KIMBERLEY STRASSEL:   But special prosecutor, not a good idea. And here's why. Because special prosecutors, their goal is to get someone in the end. And they will follow any rabbit hole that they can go until they're not even investigating the thing that they began with.
So suddenly witch-hunts are a bad thing and "Ken Starr" is he-who-cannot-be-named?

Jesus Christ in a leisure suit, it is so hard to keep up with ideological fashion trends among the young fascisti these days,

Just a few months ago Ms. Strassel was positively frantic to summon the tumbrels for Hillary Clinton based on innocuous nothingburgers Vlad the Elector was leaking to the press on behalf of Ms. Strassel's candidate (from the Wall Street Journal, pay-walled, emphasis added)...
The Clintons don’t draw lines between their ‘charity’ and personal enrichment.
By Kimberley A. Strassel
Oct. 27, 2016

The obvious question is where are the prosecutors? (For that matter, where is Lois Lerner when you need her?) Any nonprofit lawyer in America knows the ironclad rule of keeping private enrichment away from tax-exempt activity, for the simple reason that mixing the two involves ripping off taxpayers. Every election lawyer in the country lives in fear of stepping over the lines governing fundraising and election vehicles. The Clintons recognize no lines.

Here’s the lasting takeaway: The Clintons spent their White House years explaining endless sleazy financial deals, and even capping their exit with a scandal over whether Bill was paid to pardon financier Marc Rich. They know the risks. And yet they geared up the foundation and these seedy practices even as Mrs. Clinton was making her first bid for the presidency. They continued them as she sat as secretary of state. They continue them still, as she nears the White House.

This is how the Clintons operate. They don’t change. Any one who pulls the lever for Mrs. Clinton takes responsibility for setting up the nation for all the blatant corruption that will follow.
But now that her Slanderer-in-Chief and all of Vlad's little helpers who staff his maladministration are losing their shit in public less than two fucking months on the job?  Well let's not go crazy people! After all, the real problem here is the partisanship not the, y'know, blatant treason.

And then Chuck Todd made a funny:
CHUCK TODD:  Can I bring up something? John Podhoretz, I thought, wrote a very good column here, that gets almost at this column. He says this, just in general about the Democratic Party, "Because Democrats and liberals have opposed every appointment and every policy and every word emanating from the Trump administration, they have damaged their effectiveness as a political force against it. They are in danger of limiting their ability to bring the soft Trump voters they need to grow disillusioned with him to their side." Do you buy that?

DANIELLE PLETKA:  Absolutely. I think the Democrats are doing themselves real damage by constantly calling on everybody to resign. They go to DEFCON five or is it DEFCON one--

CHUCK TODD:  Well, House Republicans did it all the time with Eric Holder--

CORNELL BELCHER:  I was going to say.

CHUCK TODD:  And it was ridiculous then. Right?

DANIELLE PLETKA:  It is ridiculous on the part of all of them.
Sure.  Yeah.  All of them.

Both Sides are the problem because Both Sides are always the problem.

And here's a funny thing.  Danielle Pletka's bio lists her as another Bush administration torture apologist and the Last Defender of Ahmed Chalabi.  So, Beltway wingnut welfare job-for-life for Ms.  Pletka.   It also mentions that she is "the vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)" and yet she doesn't know how the DEFCON thingy works.

Which may be part of the fucking problem.

On “State of the Union”...

I still don't care what Lil Marco has to say about anything.

I'm sure Pelosi delivered the Democratic party line adequately by slow freight.
And show that give a platform to Dana Loesch should be wiped from the memory of man.

“Fox News Sunday” featured the pickin' and the grinnin' and the lyin' of Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Gov. Eric Greitens, R-Mo. so I took a pass even though I hear Laura Ingraham was going to give Dana Perino a makeover Live!On!Teevee!  "See Dana, this is how you can make your voice sound like a truck load of dentist drills hitting a truck load of incontinent cats."

Somewhere out there this Sunday, Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review had a microphone.  And so did Newt Gingrich.  And so did Katrina Pierson.  And so did.

But Both Sides are the problem.

Because Both Sides are always the problem.

BTW, this is Patient Zero of Il Douche's latest, unhinged, Nixon-on-crack id-spew.  From Crooks & Liars:
Mark Levin Admits He Has No Proof Obama Ordered Wiretaps: 'I'm Not Nostradamus Here'

On his radio show and in a column for Breitbart, Levin called for an investigation into Obama's so-called "silent coup" against the new president. Without presenting any proof, Levin alleged that Obama personally ordered wiretaps of Trump associates.
"The evidence is overwhelming," Levin told Fox News host Pete Hegseth on Sunday. "This is about the Obama administration's spying."
Levin repeating the list of "sources" offered in his Brietbart column as proof that Obama allegedly ordered the wiretapping of Trump's team. A careful reading of those reports, however, do not back up Levin's conspiracy theory.
"Donald Trump is being attacked for [the accusations] he tweeted," Levin said. "Donald Trump is the victim, his campaign is the victim, his transition team is the victim, his surrogates are the victim. These are police state tactics."
When pressed for details on President Obama's personal involvement, Levin replied, "I'm not Nostradamus here."... 
And that's the one true thing that Levin said.  He is not Nostradamus.

Michel de Nostredame died in 1566 and is remembered (and mis-remembered) 450 years later.

And a month after Levin goes into the ground, no one will remember him as anything other than one more Conservative abscess on the ass of democracy with a voice that sounded like a truck load of dentist drills hitting a truck load of incontinent cats.

Update:  Many people are making great sport over the fact that Huckabee the Lesser got her ass handed on "This Week..." by trying to defend the indefensible Il Douche without ever actually talking to him of being in possession of any actual, whatchacall, facts.  And that is a fine thing.

But please remember Sarah Huckabee Sanders was on the same show doing exactly the same thing last week and apparently her complete lack of knowledge about what Il Douche was thinking or saying did not bother the show's bookers enough to get her dis-invited this week.

Which may be part of the fucking problem.  


tjan said...

This is very simple. Just restore faith in American public institutions and THEN have a special prosecutor.

Dr.BDH said...

And SHS just got her ass handed to her by li'l Georgie Snaffalopagus this morning on GMA: "No, Sarah, that's not true." I suspect there's a safe room at Hotel Conway waiting for SHS. Who will they bring out to bullshit us next? How deep is their bench?

Dave McCarthy said...

No, he's NOT Nostradamus...

He's Tommy Flanagan...yeah, THAT'S the ticket!

trgahan said...

an unscientific survey of average, general public, network Monday morning TV news seems to have forgot, or more likely been told to stop mentioning, exactly WHERE the Obama wire tape story came from.

Drivers of the get away car indeed.

proverbialleadballoon said...

The President of the United States has accused the previous President of a tremendous crime, in an obvious attempt to deflect attention away from his own tremendous crime. Or, he really was tapped, because they found just cause to believe crime was being committed over the Trump Tower - Russian Bank server connection. Has this gotten dangerous enough for everybody yet? What the hell is this insane man going to do next, when he's really cornered? Are we about to find out?

Davis Statton said...

Maybe Sarah Sanders would not have been re-invited, but Sarah Huckabee Sanders definitely would.

keith gargus said...

They got nothing. First off there is nothing to get. But more to the point, if they're flogging the dead horse of the IRS bullshit, you know they are desparate.

keith gargus said...

The worst performance from the worst team of spox in history. It's what you get when you pluck a hillbilly out of the chunky Huckabee clan. Reminds me of all the Bush hires to run the occupation of Iraq. They ran it all right...into the ground.

Danielle Jeremiah said...

I'm not an expert on the subject, but I'm pretty sure Nostradamus predicted the future, and didn't describe the past. (Not that it's the only issue I have with Levin's comments!)

Jimbo said...

The main reason that the American public is losing faith in their public institutions is because the GOP has obsessively run those institutions into the ground in the belief that government is bad and that all public services should be privatized or simply not done at all. Unsurprisingly, this obsession has been a big fail but the base is still blaming the government for that failure.

Robt said...

If Fascism is the combining of powers of Corporate wealthy and Government.

What would it be called if Trump succeeds in combining Soviet and NAZI??