Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Canning Comey is America's Rorschach test


Fox Business News presenter Charles V. Payne made a good point. Tuesday was not Mother's Day, so Mother's Day Massacre did not work.

Anniversary of Dianetics Day Assassination?

Chase Headley Birthday Beheading?

The Tuesday Afternoon T-Boning?

President Trump upon recommendation of the Department of Justice on Tuesday fired James Comey as FBI director because he was a poor and cowardly leader.

Comey had caved to Attorney General Loretta Lynch's demand that he drop charges against Hillary, who offered Lynch a seat on the Supreme Court. Wracked with guilt (and maybe threats of a rebellion in the FBI) months later, Comey revived the charges only to have to drop them again because he had nothing new.

President Trump whacked him good. Publicly. Didn't even call him. Made him learn from CNN. That created a controversy that allowed Trump to show for all the world what a bunch of hypocrites there are in the media and in Congress.

Liberals wanted him gone. Conservatives wanted him gone. Loyal FBI agents wanted him gone.

Now that he's gone, the press is bemoaning his departure as if Nixon just fired Archibald Cox again.

Someone forgot to tell the rubes.

From Breitbart News:
Late Show host Stephen Colbert was surprised on Tuesday when his audience cheered lustily as he informed them that President Donald Trump had fired FBI director James Comey.
Evidently the left-leaning Colbert fans had not yet heard the news that Democrats, having called for Comey to be fired for months, were now using his firing to accuse Trump of a cover-up and abuse of power.
Oops.

But no one had to tell the press corps how to play teh story.

From Politico:
Trump's firing of the high-profile FBI director on the 110th day since taking office marked another sudden turn for an administration that has fired its acting attorney general, national security adviser and now its FBI director, who Trump had praised until recent weeks and even blew a kiss to during a January appearance.
The news stunned Comey, who saw his dismissal on TV while speaking inside the FBI office in Los Angeles. It startled all but the uppermost ring of White House advisers, who said grumbling about Comey hadn't dominated their own morning senior staff meetings. Other top officials learned just before it happened and were unaware he was considering firing Comey. "Nobody really knew," one senior White House official said. "Our phones all buzzed and people said, What?"
By ousting the FBI director investigating his campaign and associates, Trump may have added more fuel to the fire he is furiously trying to contain — and he was quickly criticized by a chorus of Republicans and Democrats. "The timing of this firing was very troubling," said Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican.
Sasse is a Never Trumper without principle who deserves to be primaried and pantsed.
From the Hill:
President Trump tweeted Tuesday night, attacking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for criticizing his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.
“Cryin' Chuck Schumer stated recently, "I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer." Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp” Trump tweeted.
At a press conference earlier Tuesday evening, Schumer said he told Trump that his decision to fire Comey was a "big mistake."
"Earlier this afternoon President Trump called me and informed me he was firing Director Comey," Schumer told reporters. "I told the president, 'Mr. President, with all due respect, you are making a big mistake.’ ”
Yes, we should keep as FBI director someone no one trusts.

From the New York Times:
Mr. Comey’s firing immediately fueled calls for an independent investigator or commission to look into Russia’s efforts to disrupt the election and any connections between Mr. Trump’s associates and the Russian government.
Calls to appoint an independent prosecutor have simmered for months, but until now, they had been voiced almost entirely by Democrats.
Mr. Comey’s firing upended the politics of the investigation, and even Republicans were joining the call for independent inquiries.
If Ivanka got a parking ticket, someone would call for a special prosecutor.

They say you cannot flunk a Rorschach test because all it does is reveal a person's perceptions. But perception is 90% of the law in politics. The public perceives this as another failed and hypocritical gotcha game in Washington.

If they were smart, they would have embraced the firing this week, then dumped on Trump later. One thing liberals and Never Trumpers can never say is they gave Trump a chance. Until they do, they look like sore losers.

How about the Feast of Pachomius Pink Slipping?

On November 8, 2016, the American people said, "Trump the Establishment!"

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8 comments:

  1. A week and a half earlier and it would have been "Trump Rains On Comey May Day Parade".

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  2. if the GDP rises above 3% for a few quarters and the stock market does not collapse, the Comey/Russian squealers will be ignored by the Trump voters. As long as he does most of what he said he would do about jobs and the economy, taxes, the Cloacal dwellers will remain powerless. Most of the squealing is to drown out his success so far and to try and induce liberal R to keep Obamaism alive, weaken the inevitable losses in the senate in 18. It is all they have.
    We only watch Payne now. He is smart and has a sense of humor, although his guests are not always objective. Brett and the Kraut have given up mud and barbed wire to sit on silk pillows beside the young Murdoch Dynasts.

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    1. Yep. (first para)
      And, it's coming.

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  3. "But perception is 90% of the law in politics."

    What's the difference between a$$ kissing and brown nosing?

    Depth perception.

    Pardon me, Mr. Schumer. There's something brown on the end of your nose. - Elric

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  4. Charles Payne has always been one of Cavuto's great finds.

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  5. Chuck Schumer (aka: Lord John Whorfin) word cloud:

    The American
    People
    Deserve It
    Trump Will
    Regret

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  6. Like Trump should take Schmuck Schumer's advice. GOC

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  7. Trump whacked a mole. Another will pop up.

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