Covering up Trump's corruption is a full-time activity for cult followers like Rep. Jim Jordan
This whole affair has literally turned my stomach. That the GOP, especially Gym Jordan, has been allowed to parlay Durham's nothingburger into "THE FBI WAS AFTER TRUMP!!!!" given that we know the New York FBI office, in conjunction with, perhaps at the direction of Rudy Giuliani, was about to leak a river of lies and disinformation about Hillary Clinton in October 2016, the potential act that led to the Comey letter. There may be a bias in the FBI, it has certainly never operated as a friend to Democrats even in its history, but the mere idea that it is biased against Trump, even as it is run by Federalist Society member and Trump appointee Chris Wray, is laughable. Why in the hell won't the media call them out on it???
Exceptional guest this week. Excellent read, thanks.
It’s time for the Dems to toughen up and do our own work for small “d” democracy. Now we NEED TO!
Oh so very excellent , I shared many times. Thanks❤️
Looking forward to getting back on track with Lucid. Especially happy that Bandy X. Lee will be a featured guest. A star inclusion.
I would expect a loyalist like Rep. Jim Jordan to be rewarded with a high ranking position within the Trump administration if there ever is another one (god forbid). Maybe chief of staff or senior adviser in charge of communications or should we say propaganda minster. Sort of being what Goebbels was to the Fuhrer. He shows a squirrely eagerness if not a flair for doing authoritarian theater within the chamber of the U.S. Congress paid for with US tax dollars. He's very focused on pumping out not only Kremlin talking points but promoting Trump's latest attacks against the FBI or any other institution that may threaten him with accountability for his crimes and treachery. Jordan with his sleeves rolled up is a man who never flinches no matter how ridiculous, fact or evidence free his conspiracy theories are as long it helps MAGA and hurts Democrats and Pres Biden. As the stench of garbage and corruption continues to thicken around him and his media escapades, I think there's a growing sense that none of this circus is being taken very seriously.
That was well written and stunning!
It's hard to fathom how so many people in the GOP can buy into the deviance that was/is being sold by Trump. I know people whom have bought into the fascist juggernaut and it is shocking to hear them speak about subjects like "the stolen election" and say it with a straight face. I knew years ago that propaganda had power, but never did I believe HOW powerful it was until the Trump era.
Fascism seems to be a fantasy that is perceived as the truth, and when these fantasy believers fill key positions in government, truth is destroyed and so is what's left of our democracy. Fascism promotes collective delusion.
Why has the United States turned into a country where several millions of adult voters have joined/supported a far right wing, white supremacist, theocratic cult of personality? Is it because they are terrified of the multicultural, multi-ethic, multi-racial, multi-gendered democracy much of the US is struggling to become? IOW, are they terrified of losing their white privilege? Or do they see a US where material well being is getting constricted (due to climate change, energy prices, loss of middle class jobs) and they want to make sure that their group (largely rural/exurban aging whites) gets a guaranteed place near the front of the line?
I was glad, Ruth, when you used quotes around "whistleblower" early in the essay. I missed them in the second to the last paragraph. Very important; otherwise, we readers might miss the false usage.
My beef with the FBI is that their intervention has struck fear in past presidents and prevented them from offering clemency to Leonard Peltier. Leonard was falsely accused of murdering an FBI agent. Notables such as Peter Matthiessen in his book In the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Robert Redford in his documentary film , Incident at Oglala, have been unsuccessful in obtaining Leonard's freedom. It is time now. 40+ years in prison is too much for a crime he didn't commit.
It is perhaps not the slightest bit ironic that one of the best books written in the immediate aftermath of the Trump presidency was David Rothkopf's "American Resistance: The Inside Story of How the Deep State Daved the Nation."
In it he outlines how the very people who Jordan et al think are "anti-conservative" are actually quite conservative on the whole (this has been confirmed by several pundits who are former members of the "deep state," even if they themselves lean liberal), and were instrumental in either refusing to follow certain directives or knew how to "slow down the wheels" or "gum up the works" enough to prevent Trump and his cabal from using much of the "deep state apparatus" for their own nefarious purposes.
I highly recommend the book.
Thank you Professor Ruth for bringing Dr Bandy X Lee on Sunday, June 4 for Lucid. The following phrases rang out in today's essay as significant: 'around the world', ' needing scapegoats' and 'covers up, rather than unmasks lying & corruption.' Scapegoats is a clear term that Americans understand, like the term 'cult'; and both are 100% negatively thought of by all Americans.
Jim Jordan is an embarrassment to all of us sane Ohioans. Fortunately, he's an incompetent boob. Plaskett and the rest of the Dems on the committee have totally owned him.
'Circus' ---- is another good word. Has clear meaning for all, like 'cult' and 'scapegoat' ---- everyone not matter their background understands these negative words. Maybe these are the words we should be using. Repetition, our friend.
Jim Jordan is an insurrectionist. How do we not use the constitution’s 14th amendment (3) to remove election deniers, all of whom are insurrectionists.