Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) – 5.17.2017

  • The latest fake shoe to drop.:  The NY Times took fake journalism to new lows Tuesday evening, running a report claiming President Trump kind of, sort of, not-really-but-we’ll-pretend-like-he-did-so-we-can-get-more-clicks-on-our-website “asked” James Comey back in February if he “could see his way clear” to let the investigation of Mike Flynn go.  The Times ran this incredibly inflammatory story based solely on the word of an anonymous “source” who alleged Comey wrote a contemporaneous memo at the time of this request.  Not that the Times has actually seen this memo – oh, no, waiting to see the memo before running with such a story would be an act of actual journalism, so the Times could never do that – rather, the Times ran with this story after this anonymous source read part of the memo to one of its fake reporters.  #Fakenews, defined.
  • Not exactly profiles in courage, but it works.:  This latest episode of the deep state coordinating its efforts with the fake news media and the Democrat Party provides another great example of the different ways politicians in the two parties respond in such situations.  Within moments of the Times report – because they had all certainly been given an advance notice by the Times – every Democrat in Washington was seeking out microphones so they could recite the same inflammatory talking points and slanders against the President.  This is what Democrats always do – they hang together and take political advantage.
  • The Times said what?  Ooops, time for dinner.:  The Republicans, meanwhile, were completely disorganized and confused, as they usually are.  Most of them simply slunk off to their $300 dinners or whatever fundraiser they had planned and avoided comment.  Fox News Anchor Brett Baier spent a solid hour on his nightly news cast searching in vain for a GOP member of congress who would come onto his program to discuss the matter.  He found no one.
  • The party that hangs together doesn’t get hanged.:  This willingness of Democrats to hang together in a crisis, and rank disloyalty by Republicans in the same situations is why Barack Obama could be caught abusing the IRS, corrupting the Justice Department and loading up a plane with $400 million in foreign currency for the Iranian Mullahs and never have to pay any price whatsoever for abusing his office.  Meanwhile, a Republican President expresses a “hope” to a subordinate, and suddenly it’s the end of the world.  Of course, it helps that the Democrats have 98% of the news media willing to coordinate with them, but that doesn’t excuse the stupidity of the GOP.
  • In actual news that you won’t see in the NYTimes, an investigator into the mysterious death last July of senior DNC staffer Seth Rich announced that he can prove that Rich sent more than 44,000 DNC emails WikiLeaks.  This confirms what WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had already basically admitted, which is that Mr. Rich – not Russia – was his source for the damaging DNC emails that were released just prior to last year’s Democrat National Convention.  You can bet the fake news media will avoid this story like a new strain of swine flu since it basically destroys their entire Trump/Russia collusion fantasy.
  • He plans to cuss them into submission.:  Speaking of the DNC, its serial cussing Chairman, Tom Perez, announced he is going to hold several meetings with pro-life Democrats in an effort to mend fences with them.  This comes in the wake of his statements several weeks ago that anyone who respects the life of unborn children has no place in his political party.  Which is true, but he now wants to pretend that it isn’t, because the Democrats need all the votes they can get.  No word if he plans to cuss at these people while he’s trying to make nice with them, but doing so would certainly be in keeping with his (lack of) character.
  • She hated dark money until her scam foundation failed.  Then she needed a new scam.:  Meanwhile, that famous critic of “dark money” in politics – The Most Corrupt Woman In America – announced she is forming her own 501(c)(4) political action organization that will be funded entirely by “dark money”.  As is always the case with the Clintons, if they are demonizing some behavior you can be sure they are deeply involved in that behavior.

Just another day in fake news media America.

That is all.