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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:31 PM

The Clown Show Exposed

To be honest, I periodically muted the TV during the Republican interrogation of Peter Strozk. The nonsense gave me a splitting headache. But I heard enough.

Republicans were obviously expecting an wide-eyed whipping boy to enter their den because the mythical monster they'd envisioned and whined about to the Kool-aid Troops was an easy target, engorged on Trumpster-hate, besotted with Hillary-love, basically a toothless, shivering remnant of 2016.

Surprise!

They had their asses handed to them in the same way the 11-hour Benghazi interrogation tuned decidedly sideways, making them all look and sound like utter fools.

Some fools never learn, as in Louis Gohmert a man who really needs to return to his asparagus fields.

Rick Wilson shares my opinion of today's clown show. A small sample here:

Because Trump supporters live in a hermetic media echo chamber, these hearings are part of a predictable, hokey Kabuki dance. They’re a device for generating a new round of hyperbolic base-only stories that will follow the same, dumb arc as all the rest; in the coming days, you’ll see Sean Hannity flirt with apoplexy, coating the camera lens with flecks of spittle as he rants over Strzok’s perfidy. You’ll see pro-Trump columnists herniate themselves stretching to turn flippant text messages into a vast conspiracy. Twitter will be a flood of moronic memes, white-hot takes, and promises that Strzok will soon be in Gitmo alongside Hillary, Obama, Podesta, and Soros.


Same old, same old. Because some fools never learn. Sadly, we're all paying for it.

Complete piece by Wilson at the Daily Beast:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/republicans-thought-peter-strozk-would-be-a-punching-bag-he-just-knocked-them-out

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underpants Jul 12 #1
peggysue2 Jul 12 #2
madaboutharry Jul 12 #3
peggysue2 Jul 12 #6
mopinko Jul 12 #4
peggysue2 Jul 12 #7
lsewpershad Jul 12 #5
peggysue2 Jul 12 #8

Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:35 PM

1. Wilson nailed it

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:42 PM

2. He usually does

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:14 PM

3. These congressmen are fakers who pretend to be tough guys.

Mr. Stroke has been an FBI agent for 25 years. He is the only tough guy in the room.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:25 PM

6. Absolutely agree which is . . .

obvious in the back and forth. Strzok has managed to maintain his cool, his most passionate exchanges in defense of the FBI itself. Whereas the Republican committee members have fallen all over themselves with insults, smears and accusations.

The whole thing is sickening and grossly unprofessional. And yes, Strzok comes off as the tough guy in the room with the background, experience and demeanor to back it up.

Another embarrassing day for the country.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:24 PM

4. dying to see the heavily edited soundbites they will no doubt

mine this for.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:29 PM

7. Hannity never fails to deliver . . .

another Swamp-creature conspiracy. That's his talent, his only talent.

And I'm sure these very committee members will run home and create memes from the 'revelatory' interrogation which made them all look and sound like the petty creatures they are.

It should be so-o-o much fun.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:49 PM

5. Gomert the clown

and Gowdy the circus ring master.

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Response to lsewpershad (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:37 PM

8. Gohmert . . .

truly outdid himself today. How Peter Strzok's personal life can hold a bag to the man these weasels are defending is beyond me. It's ridiculous.

As for Gowdy? He's really never recovered from the Benghazi nonsense. This performance was not a road to redemption. Just a further slide to Hell.

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