Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 3.23.2017

  • Now you know why his statement was so carefully worded.:  I pointed out in Tuesday’s update that our bi-polar FBI Director’s “denial” of “wiretapping” allegations contained in President Trump’s tweets was very specific and extremely carefully worded to specifically only “deny” the exact wording contained in the tweets.  Thus, Mr. Comey’s statement only “denied” that he was in possession of any evidence that “Obama” had “wire-tapped” “Trump Tower.”  Nothing more.   Yesterday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) demonstrated why, revealing that he had uncovered information proving that then-President-elect Trump and his transition team were indeed spied upon by the Obama Administration, between election day and the inauguration.  Mr. Comey obviously showed up to that hearing on Monday determined to reveal only information that might be harmful to the President, and to withhold anything helpful to him.
  • Because some folks just need firing.:  If Mr. Comey had any credibility prior to Monday, it is now gone.  A new poll released on Wednesday by Harvard-Harris shows that the nation’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer is viewed favorably by just 17% of registered voters, an approval rating so low that it rivals that of the fake news media.  The poll finds that Mr. Comey is viewed favorably by only 12% of Democrats, and a still-pitiful 26% of Republicans.  Given that the poll’s sample was taken prior to Monday’s hearing, it’s a safe bet that ranking among Republicans will have fallen off precipitously by now.  Familiarity breeds contempt, and the American public has become entirely too familiar with its FBI Director over the last year and a half.  Enough.
  • Breaking:  Ol’ Bug Eyes is upset.  Film at 11.:  The Intel Committee’s ranking Democrat, the bug-eyed Adam Schiff, did his best to put lipstick on his party’s latest smelly pig, tossing out an array of hastily-prepared talking points for the fake media to parrot, but the pig perseveres nonetheless.  We know now that we had an out-going presidential administration surveiling an incoming presidential transition team, and there is no way you can pretty that fact up.  We also now know that the FBI is refusing to cooperate with the Intel Committee’s effort to investigate this matter.  So it is what it is, and what it is is a big ol’ fat pig.  And we can bet there is more yet to come on this front.
  • Because that’s what the Fake News Media does.:  The fake reporters, fake analysts, and fake anchors across the fake news media naturally did their best to toss cold water on Rep. Nunes’ allegations, but no matter how hard they try to support their Democrat benefactors, the fake media cannot escape the reality that all Nunes’ information does is confirm the accuracy of this report from the Jan. 19 edition of the NY Times.  The key paragraph of that report is here:

The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the C.I.A. and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said. One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.

  • Remember, that was Jan. 19, and the “White House” that passage refers to was the Obama White House.  That report by the NY Times was re-published by hundreds of its fellow fake news media outlets, including CNN, MSNBC, all three major networks, and pretty much every major daily newspaper in this country.  Thus, despite their whole Claude Rains “I am shocked, shocked!” acts today, they all have already admitted that Trump’s tweets were true.  They’re hoping you will all forget that reality, and honestly, most Democrats either will or already have.
  • Still don’t think this is a serious problem for Democrats?:  You don’t have to believe me – I give you Bob Woodward, on Wednesday’s Bill O’Reilly program: “If (what Nunes says) is true, the unmasking of U.S. civilians would be a gross violation…a felony.”  He goes on:  “You had people in the Obama administration passing around highly classified gossip.”  Mr. Woodward is as DC establishment as DC establishment gets, and does not have a history of making such assertions lightly.  Ask Richard Nixon.
  • Was it poverty?  Poor parenting?  All those Gilligan’s Island re-runs?  The heartbreak of psoriasis?:  The perpetrator of the Islamic terrorist attack in London yesterday has been identified as well-known ‘hate-preacher’ Abu Izzadeen.  The fake reporters, fake analysts and fake anchors throughout the fake news media will now spend weeks in a vain attempt to figure out what this poor man’s motivation could have possibly been.  CNN will never figure it all out.  Because that’s what the fake news media does.
  • Chelsea Clinton just keeps on winning, for no discernible reason.:  Great news, everybody!  Chelsea Clinton, the achievement-devoid, 37 year-old daughter of The Most Corrupt Couple in America, is now going to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, and nobody really knows why!  Isn’t that great?  Aren’t you all thrilled?  Wait…what?  Yes, Sweet, Sweet Chelsea, fresh off the heels of being given a lucrative seat on Expedia’s Board of Directors, despite an utter lack of any accomplishment or skillset for that job, is now being honored by The Lifetime Network for her lifetime achievement in the field of…ummmm… wellllllll….er,….oh yeah, “public service”.  See, in between getting paid about $600k a few years back by NBC for doing about three TV interviews – including one very memorable gabfest with the Geico Gekko – and having the unsuspecting donors to her family’s fake “Foundation” foot the bill for her million dollar wedding to a now-failed hedge fund hustler, Chelsea apparently spent about ten minutes on something called “The Alliance For A Healthier Generation”, although no one knew anything about that until now.  Funny how that works, but only if your name is Clinton.
  • Some things never change.:  Meanwhile, every Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee continued to make asses of themselves, twisting themselves into pretzels of illogic in their fruitless questioning of Supreme Court Nominee Judge John Gorsuch.  Gorsuch has proved to be the most capable nominee any GOP president has put forth in modern times, answering each and every idiotic question so completely, likeably and unassailably that his pathetic opponents are left with no means of countering them.  If there aren’t enough Democrats who are still conscientious enough to break a filibuster against this nomination, then the Party is well and truly doomed to die.  There is literally no legitimate grounds to oppose this man’s nomination.  None.

Just another day in Trump Derangement Syndrome America.

That is all.