One casualty of the coronavirus outbreak is any idea of abolishing or even reforming the FISA court system. Quietly and with little fanfare, Democrats and Republicans have come together to keep this ongoing blatant violation of our Constitution alive. Once it became apparent that this system could be exploited by whatever party is in power to spy on the political opposition, it should have been allowed to die a quiet ignominious death.
The FISA court was initially set up to provide warrants to wiretap foreign spies. In 2016 it was used to spy on the political opponent of the incumbent administration. That the court was so easily deceived into granting the warrants fo this is bad enough. The fact there were no consequences for this total failure to protect the Constitutional rights of US citizens is unconscionable.
President Nixon was forced to resign, and many in his administration went to jail because of a botched burglary of Democratic campaign offices. For most others, at the very least, their Washington careers were history. What happened in 2016 was Watergate on steroids, but aside from a few people losing their jobs, there has been almost no accountability from the Obama Administration or the Clinton Campaign.
Now, through their usual inaction, Congress has invited even more abuses of the kind that happened in the name of political partisanship in 2016. If someone as rich and powerful as Donald Trump was as a private citizen could be a victim of this, then anyone who opposes the status quo can easily be crushed at the whim of whoever is in power. That should scare the hell out of anyone, no matter what your political leanings.
Is anyone buying this “solemn and serious and prayerful” charade being put on by the Democrats? Watching them process into the Senate Chamber stone-faced, I felt like I was watching some Satanic ritual in a lousy sequel to Rosemary’s Baby. Remember when the articles of impeachment were approved in the House vote, and some of the Democrats couldn’t contain their glee and how one glance from the Borg Queen silenced any celebration? Imagine what the repercussions would have been if any of her obedient drones dared to show a shred of human emotion. A fate worse than deactivation, I fear.
I mean, seriously, I was expecting the Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion to fall into the back of the line so they could sneak into the castle and save Dorothy for the Wicked Witch of the West Coast. All this drama, but then that’s the point. All that’s left of this case is drama and ceremony. Playing up for all it’s worth for their surrogates in the Propaganda Ministry (MSM) is their only remaining gambit, especially when the articles that accompanied this March of the Wooden Soldiers are not even crimes.
Well, let’s get this show – and to make no mistake, that is all this is – on the road. It might be entertaining, funny, ridiculous, clownish, and a whole bunch of other things. But one thing it will not be is a legitimate use of Congressional authority to overthrow a sitting President because they know they cannot beat him in a fair and open election. The trial is set to begin on Tuesday. It should end on Tuesday evening but it won’t. The House Democrats have too much posturing and blustering to do before slithering back to their own Chamber. The difference is, the somber looks of sadness will at least be honest ones.
Condoleezza Rice shuts down NBC anchor’s question on whether Russia helped Trump winFormer Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told an NBC anchor Wednesday it was not accurate to suggest that Russia flipped the 2016 election in President Trump’s favor.
“I don’t think there is any evidence of that. And, you know, I really don’t think that’s a good conversation to have,” she told NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie
. Guthrie had just asked whether Russian interference “actually worked” and blocked a victory by former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
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Liberal pop star flees America, blaming President Trump for her decision to leave
I think she means “gives credit to Trump for…” but lets not quibble over semantics and just chalk up one more reason to be grateful to the President.
Speaking in a recent interview, the singer says that she relocated her entire family from their Manhattan base across the Atlantic Ocean to their new home in Portugal to escape Donald Trump.
Wait! Come back! You forgot the rest of the crybaby nitwits who think they know better than anyone.
During the interview with Vogue Italia about the motivation behind her big move, Madonna was quoted as saying “this is not America’s finest hour.”
Well maybe not but if it got you out of the country it certainly ranks right up there.
“I felt like we needed a change, and I wanted to get out of America for a minute,” the Material Girl singer told the magazine, according to News.com.au.
Well there’s something we can agree on. We wanted you to take your America hating butt out of America too, but for a lot longer than a minute.
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