The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Blowing the Whistle

You have to give Democratic strategists and leadership credit—they learn from their own vicious and repugnant behavior and adapt accordingly. Take the Kavanaugh hearing. In an effort to destroy the reputation of a respected judge, Bret Kavanaugh, and at the same time injure the hated Donald Trump, the Dems "found" a "witness," Christine Blasey-Ford, whose background as a Dem partisan was suppressed, who lied about elements of her case (think: fear of flying), who lawyered up long before she testified, and whose fantastical story could not be substantiated in any way. That didn't stop the Dems or their trained hamsters in the media, but when everyday people using just a little common sense came to the conclusion that unproven allegations from 35 years past were just not enough, what did the Dems do? They trotted out witness #2 and then witness # 3 with stories that were even more outrageous and unbelievable. Their despicable crusade against Kavanaugh crashed and burned.

Fast forward to the Ukrainian phone call. Apparently, the Dems learned that the label "witness" didn't work (particularly when you're conducting a smear), so they rebranded with the label "Whistleblower." It has a more solid ring to it, don't you think? And when Whistleblower #1 doesn't quite do it, well, there's always Whistleblower #2, who was trotted out to much fanfare this weekend. Does any of this begin to sound familiar?

To his credit, left-leaning writer, Matt Taibbi, of Rolling Stone Magazine blows the whistle [pun intended] on the Dems' latest attempt to destroy Donald Trump:
Start with the initial headline, in the story the Washington Post “broke” on September 18th:


The unnamed person at the center of this story sure didn’t sound like a whistleblower. Our intelligence community wouldn’t wipe its ass with a real whistleblower.

Americans who’ve blown the whistle over serious offenses by the federal government either spend the rest of their lives overseas, like Edward Snowden, end up in jail, like Chelsea Manning, get arrested and ruined financially, like former NSA official Thomas Drake, have their homes raided by FBI like disabled NSA vet William Binney, or get charged with espionage like ex-CIA exposer-of-torture John Kiriakou. It’s an insult to all of these people, and the suffering they’ve weathered, to frame the ballcarrier in the Beltway’s latest partisan power contest as a whistleblower.
I don't often agree with Taibbi, but in this case he's got it exactly right— the Dems' latest "whistleblower" is a partisan participant in an on-going coup attempt who is almost assuredly a "ballcarrier in the Beltway’s latest partisan power contest..."