Count on it. That’s what she does.
And how bad are things that it makes BOLTON look better by comparison??
As it happens, given the insanity we see on a daily basis from the administration itself, you’re going to have to be a helluva lot more obvious to make sarcasm recognizable. Harry Golden’s Law is in full force these days.
Hate to disappoint Mr. Rall, but the odds of Sanders getting nominated are minuscule at best. I’m no fan of Biden – I favor Warren – but there are many reasons why Sanders ain’t gonna get it, any more than last time. Taking advantage of the Democratic Party to get funding and resources for an independent run is no way to get the support of said party.
That “secret” was in quotations. And of course, the truth did come out, whereas Nixon’s administration DID try to keep Americans from knowing about it.
Huh?? C’mon, Ted, you know as well as we do that #45 deserves impeachment at the very least for his high crimes and misdemeanors, let alone his flouting of the Constitution. So did Nixon, for multiple reasons, some of which came out only after he was out of office (e.g., undermining the Vietnam peace agreement LBJ had in hand).
So what exactly is the point of this?
The Trump family, particularly #45 himself, has a pattern: whenever they accuse someone of a crime, it is one they have already committed. It is such a reliable pattern that you can discover crimes we didn’t know about that way!
There are several reasons why they appear to do this.
1. They are muddying the waters. By using an “attack-defense,” which is a fancy way of saying “no, YOU,” they make it sound like everyone does it, when in fact only they do it; accusing everyone leads the naive to think that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But they’re just blowing smoke. #45 learned this at the knee of his dirty trickster buddy Roger Stone.
2. They have no defense, so they can only attack. This is a way of avoiding discussing the accusation.
3. They are projecting. They accuse people of what they are doing, because they know they are doing it, and it is the first thing that comes to mind.
4. They are idiots. They really aren’t creative or intelligent enough to come up with a convincing conspiracy, so they rely on something they already know: their own crimes. Sadly, too many of their followers share their intellectual limitations.
Of course, #45’s real plan was not to get elected president, but to start his own Trump “News” Network off the publicity from running (and by claiming he was sabotaged by the mainstream media, of course). The plans were in place. He has no concept of what news is, anyway. He only sees it as a PR channel for him.
Is this sarcasm?
As it happens, LBJ nearly got an actual peace treaty settled. Nixon worked behind the scenes to undermine it to make Johnson look worse as he ran for office, and then not only prolonged the war considerably (including bombing Cambodia “in secret” – from the US, not from the Cambodians, obviously), but got a worse settlement which abandoned the Vietnamese.
That’s right, this is documented history now: Nixon colluded with a foreign enemy, promising them a better deal, in order to undermine a political opponent. He committed open treason, and cost thousands of American GIs their lives, not to mention many, many more Vietnamese.
Reagan did something similar to undermine Carter before his election, of course, and had his crew selling arms to an enemy to fund an illegal war with the Contras.
So #45 is only continuing the Republican tradition.