An avalanche of news, directly tying Trump to Russia at the exact same time that Russia worked to flood our phones and computers with wikileaks and targeted ads.
You know the recent revelations, that Manafort tried to play Mueller, that Cohen seems at peace staring history in the eye, and ready to tell all about continuing business with Russia during the campaign, and you know that Trump, for one of the first times ever, looked pretty flustered in standing in front of the press, denying his most famous line; “What Russia? I got no business with Russia!”
Yeah, I kind of do shade, Schadenfreude, that is.
So it was with some guilty pleasure that I sat and watched Meet The Press Daily, praising dog above that I would have some interesting TV to watch as I jam out an appeal brief due Monday. There’s nothing like watching some Republicans attempt to deal with the fact that they nominated a criminal who is operating a criminal enterprise out of the top law enforcement branch, you know, to ease the tedious?
Laugh if you want, cuz I’ll never learn (and that’s the fun in it, I guess), but the token “Republican” voice on Meet The Press Daily” with Chuck managed to drop my jaw. I don’t have transcripts, no cool link, just kind of go with me for a second.
They swung over to smart looking, seemingly no-nonsense blond, Sara Fagen, a W Bush alum, so possibly one of the non-insane type, right?
Evidently, smart looking, seemingly no-nonsense blond Sara Fagen plans to work in Republican politics again, and the fact that there might not be a GOP at this rate, we’ve got to admire her faith (no we don’t, not at all, that’s gratuitous, which is part of the fun again), because she sat straight in front of Chuck Todd and delivered a take so divorced from reality, so blase about the all too obvious crime happening before our eyes, that — again, laugh at me, that’s the point — it stunned me.
No transcript, I don’t have that, but Todd asked for her take on Trump back peddling Trump, obviously looking for some sense of impending doom, some sort of tether to reality, too.
In response to Trump now hammering some “Yeah, but I didn’t do the deal.” smart looking, seemingly no-nonsense blond Sara Fagen, said to the effect; “I just can’t understand why he didn’t all along just say, ‘Yeah, we had business with Russia, I have business all over the world, this deal didn’t go through, we tried, it didn’t work, there’s nothing there’.”
I am not going to take some cheap slap at Todd to prove I’m cooler and smarter and not part of the corporate media, wondering why he didn’t follow it with the absolute obvious challenge, because he looked almost as stunned as me, and that makes total sense. Plus, it ain’t his job to sit there and make the case against Trump, his job is to interview these people and let them hang themselves, just my view having worked in media.
But the phucking obvious question to smart looking, seemingly no-nonsense blond Sara Fagen, the obvious response, is something to the effect of BECAUSE AT THE SAME TIME, THE RUSSIANS WERE WORKING TO **ELECT*** DONALD J TRUMP AND PERHAPS THAT THIS BUSINESS DEAL THAT IS SO EVERYDAY ISN’T ALL THAT EVERYDAY, INDEED IT LIKELY WAS LINKED TO DROPPING SANCTIONS, LIKELY THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE HE’D GET ELECTED, AND LIKELY TOTALLY FKING ILLEGAL AS A CONFLICT, SO WHY THE HELL CAN’T YOU JOIN US IN REALITY WHERE DONALD TRUMP LIES ABOUT EVERYTHING AND SO WHY WOULD YOU POSSIBLY BELIEVE THERE WAS ANYTHING NORMAL ABOUT THIS????
But that’s just me.
But she wasn’t done.
Of course she wasn’t, because smart looking, seemingly no-nonsense blond Sara Fagen, wants a future in Republican politics, and therefore she had to surprise, she had to have elan, she had to make it art.
She later followed up on Trump’s worst performance ever, by noting — pertinent to absolutely nothing — that “Gosh it must be frustrating. I mean, one thing we know prosecutors never do is look into something and say, ‘You know what, we investigated, there’s nothing here, and we’re closing the books. So, it must be frustrating for the White House, because they always ‘find something.’”
C’mon, that’s impressive, that’s fancy, THAT, my fellow socialist libtards, is pure Republican bull shit, and it cannot possibly be easy.
Chuck Todd failed here, and I don’t take cheap shots, but again, I think he honestly was gobsmacked and on that he gets a bit of a pass.
Because the obvious answer to that is: AND YOU KNOW WHAT? SOMETIMES PROSECUTORS ALL OVER THIS LAND INVESTIGATE AND DISCOVER A CRIME OF INTERNATIONAL REACH AND SCOPE, SOMETIMES ONE THAT APPEARS SUCH THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS A RUSSIAN AGENT, AND WHEN THEY FIND SUCH A CRIME, THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO WOULD WALK AWAY AND SAY THEY FOUND NOTHING ARE PEOPLE SO COMPROMISED BY POLITICS, THEY’RE NAMED ROGER STONE, AND ROBERT MUELLER ISN’T ROGER STONE.
TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS “FRUSTRATING” TO THE WHITE HOUSE, THERE ARE, ACTUALLY, CRIMINALS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY REALLY “FRUSTRATED” THAT THE PROSECUTOR INSISTS ON DOING THEIR JOB, AND THESE CRIMINALS ARE REALLY FRUSTRATED THAT THEY DON’T HAVE PHUCKING TIME MACHINES SO THEY COULD GO BACK AND MAYBE NOT COMMIT THE DOZENS OF FELONIES THAT ARE NOW PILING UP ON THEIR RAP SHEET.”
But, I’m not a Republican, so these things seem obvious.
Is this news? No.
Is this worth your attention? Oh why the hell not?
Are you surprised? No, but you get to make fun of me at my shock, and that’s worth something.
BONUS BREAKING COVERAGE
Trump organization promised Putin a $50 million condo in Trump Tower.
We need Sara’s take! My envisioning what Sara would say:
“Well he’s a realtor and they sell to the rich, and who’s richer than Putin? So it makes perfect business sense to GIVE Putin a condo as like advertising! Why is this is a big deal to suck up to this man and GIVE him an apartment. I’ll bet he’d GIVE me an apartment if I did some things …”
I’m not a Republican, something about that answer is likely wrong.