Russiagaters are deeply vulnerable, and it is they, not Trump, who are in grave political danger
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I've been meaning to write about the tendency of even the pro-Trump media to have a pessimistic streak which is unfounded.
A few commentators seem to be immune to this, like Scott Adams, who has been writing and streaming excellent analysis recently. Pessimism rises to the top in publishing, but that is an article for another day.
When I see Trump landing a pile-driver on the hapless senator from Connecticut, I see confidence and strength. The most vociferous Russiagate mongers are very vulnerable. They haven't come up with a shred of evidence despite exhaustive efforts by investigators and the Trump-hating media.
By publicly body-slamming and humiliating Blumenthal, Trump is sending a very clear message: You will pay a political price for this - all of you, so maybe you should think about piping down. It is perhaps more a message to Republicans than Democrats - backstabbers beware.
It is a simple political truth that the Dems and their sympathizers across the aisle like McCain and Graham, are committing political suicide by choosing to fight and die on Russiagate Hill.
A year from now, they still have nothing to show for it, and, exposed for the gang of liars they are, Trump will go back to the crucial rust-belt voters and crucify his attackers, blaming them for paralyzing government with their hallucinatory inquisition. He will lay the blame for not moving on many initiatives he has sent to Congress - at their feet.
It could well be a massacre, for both Dems and wishy-washy Republicans. Many of them are already seeing primary threats from 100% Trumpers. With last week's rally in W. Virginia, Trump was telegraphing what to expect. What is important is the political middle - red meat America - not the true believers on either side. And by hammering Mr. Blumenthal for jaw-dropping dishonesty, Trump was building his case that the Russiagaters are a pack of liars, which they are. The truth has a funny way of coming out.
The leading Russiagaters are badly deluded about how vulnerable they are. It is worth mentioning that they are almost all Jewish: Schiff, Schumer, Cardin, Blumenthal, as are the loudest voices in the media egging them on.
Commenters have objected that it is anti-semitic to point this out. How so? AIPAC's (The Israel lobby) fingerprints were all over the Russia sanctions bill - no other group has the muscle to enforce those kinds of near-unanimous majorities in Congress. As in Britain, there is a rising tide of populist anti-semitism in the land, evident everywhere on the internet. This could easily become a potent political force in the coming years, in fact it already has, because the alt-right's meme influence is 100 times stronger than their actual numbers. It is not anti-semitic to notice this, it is underscoring political reality.
Truth is, Trump is winning on Russiagate, and a lot of other things. The endless talk that he is in big trouble is coming from the same people who said he would never be nominated, that he would never win, that he would never be inaugurated, that he is mentally unfit to be president, that he will be immediately impeached - how many 'coups' have 'been underway' over the last 8 months? I count at least 4.
Now back to Mr. Blumenthal. The man is about as vulnerable as they come - perhaps not in terms of re-election in deeply corrupt and cucked Connecticut, with his bedrock support among SUV-driving upper-middle-class housewives and their feminized husbands and spawn, but certainly in terms of being a poster child for what is rotten in American politics.
He has a very unfortunate demeanor: annoying nasal voice, scrawny-hunched-over posture, a face that is positively reptilian, and a deeply embarrassing history of lying - so bad, that the only possible explanation of choosing and sustaining a political career is that he was born into a powerful political and financial dynasty - the Blumenthals. That he did not see this coming shows how out of touch these people are.
If you want to do an informal poll on how much trouble a politician is in, search for memes of him.
For me, as I am sure it was for millions of Americans, yesterday's curb-stomp was pure pleasure - another smart move by a populist president who has a very sure sense of the audience he is playing to.
The Real Fly did such a good summary of it this morning, I could do no better. (Interesting to see the number of likes of each Tweet from both sides (assuming Twitter is telling the truth - a big 'if' ) - Trump wins with a KO in the last tweet. I turn it over to The Fly:
He might’ve missed out on all of the Vietnam fun, but the Senator from Connecticut is in the (expletive deleted) now — currently waging war against the President of the United States.
Let’s give a quick rundown of the epic timeline.
Blumenthal talked extreme (expletive deleted) against Trump in a ‘candid’ interview.
That interview invoked a direct response from the ‘vacationing’ President, in an early morning barrage.
Interesting to watch Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut talking about hoax Russian collusion when he was a phony Vietnam con artist!
Never in U.S.history has anyone lied or defrauded voters like Senator Richard Blumenthal. He told stories about his Vietnam battles and....
...conquests, how brave he was, and it was all a lie. He cried like a baby and begged for forgiveness like a child. Now he judges collusion?
Trump’s tweets caused the man once accused of stolen valor to go to war, this time for real.
Here’s Dick Blumenthal in the trenches.
Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now. No one is above the law.
He then followed up that offensive with a Wolf Blitzer interview, talking greasy, telling the President he will not be distracted by his bullying. Trump is guilty and will die in jail.
Then the President gigantically (expletive deleted) - blasted the good Senator with a tweet bomb that ripped his arms and legs off his scrawny torso. Rest in piece Sen. Blumenthal. You fought valiantly.
I think Senator Blumenthal should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam, where he lied about his service, so he can at least say he was there
Someone give that man a Purple Heart.
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