Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Art of the Deal

What neither the Right nor the Beltway media seem to understand is that we here on the Left are not exactly quaking in our boots at the thought of re-litigating the Clinton Era.

In fact, quite the opposite.  We would be delighted to both revisit the Clinton Era in it's entirety*, and apply the exactly the same standards to President Stupid that the GOP insisted be applied to President Clinton.  Namely, that any crackpot rumor from any source no matter how clearly partisan and sketchy is grounds to trigger a fully Congressional investigation, complete with subpoena power and public hearings.  That a Special Prosecutor be appointed and if that Special Prosecutor comes back with a conclusion that we don't like, then we can invoke the Fiske Rule and appoint an openly partisan hit-man who will just keep trawling for wrongdoing until he finds something or provokes something. 

None of which the Right apparently remembers, even though on the Right, the Clinton Era never ended.  

They have built whole castles and condos and strip malls in the air out of their various warped and wishful fairy tales about that time.  And now that they completely brain dead and have absolutely no true memory of what the actual Clinton Administration  (or the Dubya Administration, or the Obama Administration) was actually like, I'm quite sure they believe that "re-litigating" that period in our history would be nothing more than them regurgitating their favorite crackpot, long-debunked conspiracies into one, big, gooey, public pile around which they would dance their Dance of Triumph while we Libtards curled up and cried.


You wanna drag the last quarter century -- from Gingrich and Limbaugh to Trump and Brietbart -- into the public dock?  On a level playing field?  Where each side gets to wield the same set of cutlery using the same standards and rules?

Bring in on, baby.

Bring.  It.  On.

*Thanks for the catch

Behold, a Tip Jar!


Habitat Vic said...

Of course, such an apples to apples investigation would never occur. Sigh. Though I just pictured you, Drifty, as the Jake character in Chinatown, interrogating Newt Gingrich:

Who is she?
- She's my mistress. (slap)
I said I want the truth.
- She's my third wife. (another slap)
- My mistr... (slap)
- My third... (slap)
- Mistress, sob (two slaps)
I said I want the truth!
- She's my mistress AND my third wife! And the Ambassador to the Vatican!

Forget it Driftglass. Its Conserva-town.

Dave McCarthy said...

"On a level playing field? Where each side gets to wield the same set of cutlery using the same standards and rules?"

Ahhh...therein lies the rub! -sigh-

trgahan said...

Yeah, I'd love to discuss the 1990's......and how the Republicans need to spike the ball in the former Soviet Union's face lead to Russia's marginalization right when it was most vulnerable and the resulting rise of a organized criminal oligarchy that found the perfect patsy to launder their money in a washed up, desperate, bankrupt, narcissist, American man child.

Robt said...

How little play Republican Rep. Tim Murphy received after asking his mistress to have an abortion when they thought she was pregnant.
While Good Ole Bible abortion zealot Murphy was voting to defund planned parenthood and reading Verses from Roy Moore's version of the Bible.

But the media seems to enjoy raking Frankin through the weed garden and make him the poster boy for all these sexual harassment and sex predators.

Guess the rule is, If you admit, if you apologize, if you look into yourself, if you agree to cooperated to be investigated.

You are the ugly evil doer.

But if you are Trup, Roy Moore or Burton. You blame the women and never admit just lie about it.

And you are elevated with righteousness in the GOP.

Because Jesus loves a lying sexual predator. It is in the Bible.

Potomacker said...

if you put a section in bold text, "in it's entirely", be certain that it's correct, extra certain; otherwise, great work.

Neo Tuxedo said...

"On a level playing field? Where each side gets to wield the same set of cutlery using the same standards and rules?"

Ahhh...therein lies the rub! -sigh-

I was about to say, we're not on a level playing field. We haven't been on a level playing field since Lewis Powell sent out that memo about how we needed an objectively pro-business media to defend Saint Richard of Yorba Linda from that well-known Communist stooge Walter Cronkite. We're on a playing field where, as Eric Alterman said, "[t]he Right is working the refs. And it's working."

Kathleen O'Neill said...

@Robt DO Hughely made that same point on his radio show. Guys who take responsibility (Dems) are hounded and guys who don't (Rethugs) keep on going. He hammers theme that we should hold some men accountable but he remains President unscathed

dinthebeast said...

Pamela Merritt's outfit Reproaction paid to have some billboards put up near Murphy's offices the said "Abortion: Not just for your mistress."
Sorry for the crappy CBS video, but there weren't any non-propaganda sites with still images of one.


-Doug in Oakland

Robt said...

We need network TV background checks.....!

Like are they American citizens?

passing a alcohol and drug test before allowed on to speak tome and my righteous family.
(Like the alcoholic poster girl Peggers, or the Born with the silver Cocaine spoon Scaramuchi.

Provide their expertise to be able to address the subject matter.

Separate the political sales and paid marketeers from the knowledgeable of a favored position.
Separate the paid hacks of the wealthy think tanks. haze all the self proclaimed religious zealot cults.

Omit any partisan hacks going on to promote an ideology when all they are doing is providing their resumes and interviewing for a government job.

**I f we can just initiate this network sifter to begin with.

As time passes and need arises;
They can add, pedophile screening, sexual harassers, NAZIs.

Not they they will be denied air time. Just not on news and important issue orientated legitimate discussion shows.

You know, like letting them all on FOX. Other networks as CNN or MSNBC can give them the O'dark thirty hours of the night if they can compete with the Sham-Wow folks.

Someone call Charles or David Koch or maybe Putin can order Trump to do an executive order to make it happen.