May 17, 2017

The amazing luck of Il Donalduce

Filed under: Media, Politics, USA — Tags: , , , — Nicholas @ 05:00

For all the things that Donald Trump does wrong (and you can just reference the headlines of any newspaper or mainstream web site for a long list), he had one thing going for him: the fact that his opponents can be depended upon to over-react to every policy twitch or Twitter update. The cumulative effect of all this outrage is exactly the opposite of what Trump’s opponents actually want:

It wasn’t a good week for President Donald Trump, but it could have been a lot worse. For all his faults – and there are many – the president is blessed with one important thing: opponents so unhinged, so irrational, that even when compared to him, he comes off better.

The ham-handed and, frankly, classless way in which the president fired FBI Director James Comey could have and should have been handled better. The White House can find out where the head of the FBI is at any given moment, so wait until he’s in the office to fire him or pick up the phone and do it right. Instead, Comey saw it on TV.

That said, he had to go. But media reports suggest the White House was shocked at the reaction. If true, that itself is shocking. If Donald Trump saved a puppy, the media and Democrats would complain about it, so firing the head of a department currently investigating the Trump campaign and being shocked about blowback is amateurish.

Luckily for the president, “worse than amateurish” is the perfect way to describe his opponents.

Democrats who days or even hours earlier had been hyper-critical of Comey spun on a dime to proclaim his firing an affront to justice. They declared he had no credibility, then expressed outrage at his no longer “leading the investigation into President Trump.”

Of course the head of the FBI was not “leading the investigation” any more than the CEO of a car company leads the investigation into a faulty brake pad. But why let the facts stand in the way of a good freak-out?

Nearly every Democrat, journalist, and cable news personality clutching their pearls over Comey’s firing has a trail of pronouncements expressing disgust at one or more of his actions in the recent past.

Which leaves these leftists having to argue that a man they repeatedly declared unsuited for the job should not have been removed from it.

But that’s not all. Not even close.


  1. Being a Canadian I am happy to report that the only thing I get out of this is the entertainment of seeing the very liberal press in the USA lose their collective minds. Every anonymous source is accorded ultimate truth status, every denial by the White House must be dismissed. You would think that after 6 months of investigation there would be something tangible and real for the press to hold up and show the public, but nope, nothing, nada. In fact, they just move from anonymous leaked story to anonymous leaked story. I mean, it is possible that Comey was a very fastidious note taker and memo drafter, but if he felt there was obstruction of justice he would have reported it to his boss at the DoJ back in February when the event was said to have happened. I also really liked the response of many of the elected officials that stated they were hoping he might have other memos from his investigation of Clinton. Now wouldn’t that be a blast, Trump really did nothing, but here are the memos showing how the DoJ covered for Clinton, and here is where the FBI took the fall?

    One other observation for you. The media was very much in a tizzy about the leaking of “secrets” by Trump to the Russians. But these same folks are all cheering because Obama pardoned Bradley (or whatever) Manning. Only the very liberal media can’t see the disconnect between attacking Trump, and cheering for a convicted secret leaker. Amazing.

    Comment by Dwayne — May 18, 2017 @ 02:27

  2. I stopped following the individual twists and turns of the various “investigation” narratives, but I was highly amused to find all the mainstream types breathlessly reporting that Trump was about to be impeached … except there didn’t seem to be an actual proven high crime or misdemeanor that would allow an impeachment bill to be introduced. The big clue that it was all just hyperventilation was that most of them also included mention of the other legal ways of superseding a president (along with a bit of a hand-wave about getting rid of Pence and Ryan, et. alia.).

    Comment by Nicholas — May 18, 2017 @ 08:06

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