• John Brennan is 2018’s Poster Boy

    July 26, 2018

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    It is not a pretty face, but one scarred from an evil past, repackaged by the madness of “resistance.” Accusing Trump recklessly, implying he knows more than he lets on, leading the rubes down the path saying soon — soon! — Mueller’s redemption will be here.


    John Brennan is the face of American politics in 2018.


    Coming out of a hole as far into the Deep State as one can dwell while still having eyes that work in sunlight, Brennan burst above ground to become a Hero of the Resistance on CNN. But before all that, Brennan was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. He was Obama’s first-term counter terror advisor, the guy who helped the president decide who to kill each week with drones, including American citizens. He spent 25 years at CIA, and helped shape the violent policies of the post-9/11 Bush era. Brennan was a fan of torture and extrajudicial killing to the point where a 2012 profile was titled “The Seven Deadly Sins of John Brennan.” Another writer called Brennan “the most lethal bureaucrat of all time, or at least since Henry Kissinger.” Today a New York Times puff piece on Brennan just shushes all that away as a “troubling inheritance.”

    So in a political world overcome with madness, it is John Brennan who helps lead the resistance. On Twitter this past week Brennan cartoonishly declaimed “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to and exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin.”

    Because it is 2018, Brennan was never asked to explain exactly how a press conference exceeds the gray threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors the Constitution sets for impeachment of a president, nor was he ever asked to lay a few cards worth of evidence on the table showing just what Putin has on Trump. No, Brennan is a man of his times, all bluster and noise, knowing as long as he says what some significant part of the country apparently believes — the president of the United States is either willfully or via blackmail under the control of the Kremlin — he will never be challenged. So it is all maniacal calls for impeachment of a president insufficiently patriotic, wrapped with Brennan’s own unshakable belief in his own perfect righteousness.


    In that way Brennan squats alongside Nancy Pelosi and Cory Booker, both of whom said Trump is controlled by Russia, columnists Charles Blow and Tom Friedman in the New York Times who called Trump a traitor, an article in New York Magazine (which is fast headed to becoming the Zapruder film of Russiagate) speculating Trump met Putin as his intelligence handler, former counter-terrorism coordinator Richard A. Clarke speculating Trump was meeting with Putin to receive his next set of orders, and another former intelligence officer warning “we’re on the cusp of losing the American constitutional republic forever.”

    Brennan’s bleating has the interesting side effect of directing attention away from who was watching the front door as the Russians walked in to cause what one MSNBC analyst called Pearl Harbor and Kristallnacht. During the 2016 election when the Russiagate stuff was taking place, Brennan was head of the CIA. His evil twin, James Clapper, who also coughs up Trump attacks for nickels these days, was Director of National Intelligence. James Comey headed the FBI, following Last Man in the Line of Resistance Robert Mueller into the job. The noise from that crowd is loud enough to drown out any questions about where these guys were when they had the chance, sorry, the duty, to stop the Russians, out Trump as the Manchurian Candidate, and save the Republic.

    The de minimis excuse, “everybody believed Hillary would win” is a blatant example of collusion: things that now rise to treason, if not acts of war against the United States, didn’t matter then because Clinton’s victory would sweep it all under the rug. Brennan’s continued public role screams whatever the Russians did only were crimes because they contributed to Clinton’s loss. Thus only after Clinton lost did it become necessary to create a crisis that might yet be inflated big enough (it wasn’t just the Russians as originally thought, it was Trump working with them) to justify impeachment. Absent that, Brennan would have simply disappeared alongside former CIA Directors into academia, or the lucrative consulting business. Brennan is now a public figure with a big mouth because he has to be. That mouth has to cover his ass.


    Brennan’s all-impeachment, all-the-time barking is the latest chapter in a straight line of whole-of-government effort to overturn the election. Remember how recounts were called for amid (fake) allegations of vote tampering? Constitutional scholars proposed various Hail Mary Electoral College scenarios to unseat Trump. Lawsuits were filed claiming the hereto-largely unheard of Emoluments Clause made it illegal for Trump to even assume office. The media repurposed itself to the goal of impeaching the president. On cue, leaks begin pouring out implying the Trump campaign worked with the Russian government. It is now a rare day when the top stories are not apocalyptic, all unsourced, rocketed from Rawstory to HuffPo to the New York Times in the morning, the other way around for the scoop-of-the-day in the afternoon. Brennan fans the media’s flames as they do his, with a knowing wink saying “You wait and see. Soon it will be Mueller time.”

    But despite all the hard evidence of treason only Brennan and his harpy journalists seem to see, everyone is content to have a colluding Russian agent running the United States for a year and half. You’d think it’d be urgent close this case. Instead, Brennan heads an industry created to admonish us to wait out an investigative process underway through two administrations. And yet if Trump has really been a Russian asset since his 1987 trip to Moscow as many insist, why haven’t the FBI, CIA, IRS, Treasury or the NSA cottoned to that in the intervening years and now instead we’re waiting on Mueller in Year Two to prove it? At some point you might think people like Brennan would have to account for why no one has found what they insist is there. The IRS, for example, has watched Trump for decades (they’ve seen the tax docs even if Wolf Blitzer hasn’t), as have Democratic and Republican opposition researchers, the New Jersey Gaming Commission, and various New York City real estate commissions. Multiple KGB/RSS agents and others have defected, or report to us. The whole Soviet Union collapsed since some claim Trump became a Russian asset.


    If Trump is under Russian influence, he is most dangerous man in American history. Under such conditions, you’d think Brennan, et al, would show some alacrity outside Twitter and the Sunday talk shows. So why isn’t Washington on fire? Why hasn’t Mueller indicted someone for treason? If this is Pearl Harbor, why is the investigation moving at the pace of a mortgage application? Why is everyone allowing a Russian asset placed in charge of the American nuclear arsenal to stay in power even one more minute?

    You’d think Brennan would be saying it is now time to set aside chasing indictments of Russian military officers that will never see the inside of a courtroom, to stop wasting months on decades-old financial crimes unconnected to the Trump campaign, and quit delaying the real stuff over a clumsy series of perjury cases. “Patriots: Where are you???” Brennan asked in a recent tweet. If Brennan himself is a patriot, why doesn’t he leak the details, and save America?

    Because there is one step darker that some seem ready to consider. Reuters writes “Trump is haunted by the fear that a cabal of national-security officers is conspiring in secret to overthrow him… Trump has made real enemies in the realm of American national security. He has struck blows against their empire. One way or another, the empire will strike back.” James Clapper is confirming New York Times reports Trump was shown evidence of Putin’s election attacks and did nothing, even denying them. In response to Helsinki, Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen asked “Where are our military folks ? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!”


    Treason, traitor, coup, the empire striking back. Those are just words, right? The simpler answer is probably the correct one. Maybe that is, the lessons of Whitewater and Benghazi learned, the point is a perpetual investigation, tickled to life when needed politically and then allowed to fall back to sleep between outrage sessions. Because maybe deep inside, Brennan (Clapper, Hayden, Comey, et al) really does know, knows this is all like flying saucers and cell phone cameras. At some point the whole alien conspiracy meme fell apart, because somehow when everyone had a camera with them 24/7/365, there were no more sightings and we all had to sorta admit our fears had gotten the best of us, that the threat was inside us all along.


    BONUS: This question on today’s test is an essay worth 100 points: Explain how Christopher Steele paid by the Democrats to knowingly seek a pee tape made by Russian intel as blackmail, differs from someone seeking DNC emails exposing corruption from an anon source who might be Russian intel. For extra credit, list all the ways both American presidential parties appear to have sought blackmail info from the Russians.



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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      You give this political clown too much pub. Like Comey, another political clown from North Jersey, he will do and say anything he thinks will ingratiate himself to the powers that be. Both have helped to discredit their organizations by telling truth to power whatever it wants to hear.

      07/27/18 8:00 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Et two, Brutus

      Political clowns Comey and Brennan assumed Hillary Clinton was going to be president. Comey and Brennan were sure Donald Trump was headed for a humiliating and well-deserved defeat. Therefore, in the heat of the 2016 campaign, the CIA, FBI and DOJ did what they could to ingratiate themselves with those they expected to be in power during a likely eight-year Clinton presidency.

      How does this explain the actions of the FBI and CIA used the dodgy Christopher Steele dossier paid by the Democrats for Russian intel as blackmail differ from someone seeking DNC emails exposing corruption from an anon source who might be Russian intel? Simple: History is written by the winners.

      07/27/18 10:56 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Bauer- the CIA and its ilk often miscalculate- consider the ’78/’79 Iranian revolution. Why the failure to anticipate possible events? Intelligence has a built in paranoia bias which draws flawed humans like Brennan.

      07/27/18 2:35 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Other candidates for clown of the year are the Trump voters who are getting screwed by his dumbass policies. Of course, Trump has made his money fleecing dumbasses all his life. These people sure are stupid. If you can’t change their minds, at least make money off their dumbasses. The military-industrial complex has been doing that for fifty years.

      07/28/18 8:27 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Thats the problem of voting for a person instead of a program: you never really know what you are going to get…other than screwed in the end. That’s why the political system should be overhauled so voters choose a program instead.

      Here’s a partial program voters should choose: support for constitutional amendment for one term limit and 60 year old age limit for presidense, Senate and Reps, 50 percent total income tax- state and federal combined – for incomes over $500,000, defense spending limited to total military budget of China and Russia, single payer Medicare for all citizens, Free community college for all citizens, 100 percent residential tax credit for solar installation.

      07/28/18 8:57 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      one more thing: an annual federal property tax of 25 percent of the value of yachts exceeding $10 million that’s the American amway.

      07/28/18 9:46 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “Being There” is the American face of politics for 2018. Trump is really a simpleton who has been elevated to a great mind by the fake news media. Mueller is shooting fish in a barrel at this point. And we all know the fish rots from the head.

      07/31/18 10:27 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Trump is not a Russian Manchurian Candidate in the White House which many claim but Jarod Kushner might be. It is pretty easy to figure which country controls Kushner.

      08/1/18 9:02 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      If you are looking for a face to put on the poster of our corrupt politics, then any presidense on US currency will do.

      If you are looking for a face to put on the poster of the person responsible for our current presidense, then Hillary Clinton is your man…er woman. While Ras-Putin is touted as the wizard behind the Iron Curtain who got the brainless wonder in the White House, the munchkins really feared the Wicked Witch more than the cowardly, heartless scarecrow.

      08/1/18 10:04 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      JP,

      Kushner is willing to sell US out to anyone who bribes him to save his 666 White House elephant.

      Saudi Arabia has the most bribes in his pocket.

      08/1/18 10:21 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      The UAE would be next to line his pocket.

      “According to one news report, Tillerson was frustrated with the White House for undercutting him, and his aides suspected that the line in Trump’s prepared Rose Garden remarks had been written by UAE Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, a powerful D.C. player who maintained “almost constant phone and email contact” with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to Politico.

      “Senior Qatari officials with whom I spoke were convinced — or at least acted as if they were convinced — that Saudi Arabia and the UAE had been planning a military attack on their country.”

      At the time, Kushner was personally handling much of the administration’s diplomacy with the Gulf states, and the leaders of Saudi Arabia and the UAE were choosing to go through him instead of the U.S. defense or intelligence establishments. Kushner communicated directly with the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the UAE using the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp.”

      08/1/18 10:26 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      For these crazy times we live in Amerika, the 2018 poster boy is our Looney President Donald Trump. Item: Trump made a bizarre claim at a speech Tuesday night that people need to have a photo ID to buy groceries — which, of course, isn’t true.

      “You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries — you need a picture on a card,” he said. “You need an ID.”

      He made the remarks while arguing for voter ID laws, which the Republican Party has used in recent years for de facto voter suppression. Trump was trying to suggest that we user photo IDs in all aspects of life.

      Looney? Yes. Perhaps Trump is ahead of his times:
      ID for groceries, what a concept.

      ” the second beast required all people small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark—the name of the beast or the number of its name.

      Here is a call for wisdom: Let the one who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and that number is 666.

      Want to buy a Fifth Avenue?

      08/1/18 10:49 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Poster boy for 2018, we have a winner

      GOOGLE IS PLANNING to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest, The Intercept can reveal.

      The project – code-named Dragonfly – has been underway since spring of last year, and accelerated following a December 2017 meeting between Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai and a top Chinese government official, according to internal Google documents and people familiar with the plans.

      Teams of programmers and engineers at Google have created a custom Android app, different versions of which have been named “Maotai” and “Longfei.” The app has already been demonstrated to the Chinese government; the finalized version could be launched in the next six to nine months, pending approval from Chinese officials.

      The planned move represents a dramatic shift in Google’s policy on China and will mark the first time in almost a decade that the internet giant has operated its search engine in the country.

      Code name: Great Evil Walll

      08/1/18 12:20 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      A little needed levity. A John Callahan cartoon has an American cowboy atop the Great Wall of China with the taunt, “Yer all yellah!”

      08/1/18 12:37 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Perhaps Trump meant Hillary was the witch we were hunting. If so, let’s hope the DOJ pours water on her and her minions plan to lose the next election.

      08/1/18 1:39 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Let’s not forget the SS spokeswoman for 2018 poster girl. She actually misspoke today and said most Americans are angry- that would be true as most Americans who bothered to vote voted against Trumpie.

      08/1/18 1:45 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Let’s not forget the perennial US poster boy face of American politics- “none of the above” .

      They figured out the game was fixed a long time ago.

      Clinton- 26.5 percent of eligible voters
      Demented- 26.3 of eligible voters

      None of the Above- 45.5 percent of eligible voters

      08/2/18 11:57 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      NOTA – my party going back to the mid 80s.

      08/2/18 5:53 PM | Comment Link

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