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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, July 10, 2017

Krazy Keystone Kops

The recent bombshell (at least the Trumpeters are preparing us for whatever war they have coming by shelling us constantly with bombshells) from the NYTimes is a great example of the complete cluster fuck that is the Trump Administration.

Apparently the story goes like this:

- "Three advisers to the White House and two others with knowledge of it" broke the story that Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer with close ties to the Kremlin who promised them compromising information on Clinton.  As most people have noted, it is the sources that matter.  This many sources this highly placed means that either there is something worse coming and they want to get on top of it or maybe shape the timing of the story.  Or perhaps they are starting to sell each other out, as each person looks for the exits.

- Donald Jr.'s version of events was that it was no big deal, because even though they were promised compromising information on Clinton, they didn't get any so, YOLO LOL JK WTF.  This is the Trump Administration in all it's stupid glory.  "Hey, we wanted to commit a crime, but our co-conspirator fell through so no biggie."

- Bush 43's ethics lawyer says this boarders on treason.  Remember that in 2000, when Al Gore was given Dubya Bush's debate prep book, he turned it over to the FBI.  Trump's people met with a known agent of Russia to help get damaging information on Clinton, and it was the candidate's son, son-in-law and then campaign manager who took the meeting.  Anyone with a working knowledge of of politics and the law is increasingly gobsmacked.

- And it won't make a whit of difference.  People who hate Trump will see their exasperated disgust grow with no outlet.  Republicans who bemoan being saddled with this tinpot wannabe dictator will facepalm and shake their heads, but do nothing of substance to stop him.  His troglodyte supporters will decry "fake news" despite the confirmation from Junior himself.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Thanks, Republicans.  Really.  Your love of country over party is really something to behold.

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