Thursday, February 28, 2019

Midnight Meme Of The Day!


by Noah
The last time I appeared before Congress, I came to protect Mr. Trump. Today, I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.
-from the opening statement of Micheal Cohen as he appeared before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
In all my life, I have never met a Republican who has a sense of irony. The Republicans questioning former Trump attorney Michael Cohen are a maximum case in point. As one Democratic rep (Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland) intimated during Wednesday's hearing, republicans are obviously more upset that Cohen has stopped lying to cover for Trump than they were when he was telling the lies for their leader that got him convicted of lying before Congress. Then they go before the national television cameras and try to knock down Cohen's credibility, as if they have the credibility of their own to do so. At that point, it's no longer about Cohen's shaky credibility but their own. The issue isn't even that all politicians lie. For politicians, the ability to lie is as important as a football wide receiver's ability to catch the ball. The issue is that you think your lies don't matter but the lies of the person before you do.

As I always say, the Republican mind is a thing to behold. Perhaps, someday, a scientist will discover that there is such a thing as, for lack of a better term, mental DNA. Perhaps scientists will one day be able to map out a genome for the Republican mind. They might even find a cure. Until then, it appears that we will have to settle for the idea of the Republican mind just being more reptilian and lacking the intellect or capability to develop a sense of irony. That certainly matches up with other Republican characteristics such as off the charts greed while pushing Jesus. It's all about living in that instant; no consequences.

In the case of the republican members of the committee questioning Michael Cohen, the disconnect is staggering. It's an attribute of the mentality of all cult members. The Manson girls had it. The Jim Jones cultists had it. Jim Jordan his fellow Trump-loving cultists have it. It's the same thing. I just wish they would fast forward to the part where they drink the cyanide-grape juice cocktail. For me, that would be "Must See" TV.

I couldn't watch the entire day of hearings. I'm not that much of a glutton for punishment. There was Jim Jordan, taking time out from his day dreaming about high school wrestlers. There was some church lady type from the hills of West Virginia who, thankfully did not use her whole five minutes of allotted time but spoke just long enough to reveal an IQ that may reach up to 70. May. I'm feeling generous today, as you can tell. Let's just say that I hate the idea that she may have a drivers license and be legally allowed to get behind the wheel of a truck. But, of all of the proceeding that I saw, I was especially struck by the 5 minutes that Republican Rep Jody Hice of Georgia got. He used his whole 5 minutes in an attempt to impugn Michael Cohen's credibility as a witness. Hice is best known for his stated beliefs that New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a real witch and that her presence in Congress is best explained by his delusional idea that New York City is under the spell of a "well-known" coven of witches. Of course, for Republicans, that makes him very credible so...

One last note on this for today. Cohen himself pointed out that none of the Republicans on the committee bothered to ask about President Trump. In other words, despite their concerns about Cohen lying, they weren't at all interested in getting to the truth, or at least having it spoken, since they already know the horrible truths about their idol and are very, very, very comfortable with those horrible truths. Said Cohen to the Republican law makers:
I did the same thing that you're doing now. For ten years. I protected Trump for ten years. The more people that follow Mr. Trump, as I did blindly, are going to suffer the same consequences that I'm suffering

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At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sadly, that's what lawyers do. they don't impugn the truthfulness of the testimony, they impugn the overall trustworthiness of the witness. John Dean pointed this out in the CNN post-mortem.

I watched a fair amount of the show. The democrap chair was just a tiny bit better than worthless as the Nazis tried procedural ploys to delay. He should have mentioned that the same ploy by democraps in past congresses were summarily ignored even more quickly by the Nazis.

While cohen was "testifying", I was also struck by his time as deputy RNC fuhrer. I was wondering what he knew about people like meadows that might have been interesting to hear as meadows was trying to smear him. As much time as meadown has had his tongue in trump's anus, surely cohen happened to witness some of it.

but in the end, it was all done for tv ratings. Pelosi will not allow anyone to be impeached for any reason at all. she is gambling, again and still, that allowing the trump stink to spread will allow more shitty democraps to get elected in 2020... maybe even put biden or gillibrand into the white house where they can collude on some real serious amounts of corruption.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Arf Arf said...

Moderator/chairman Elijah Cummings truly deserves an Oscar for his stunning spontaneous final discourse of the day. Best of all he wasn’t acting.

At 12:58 PM, Blogger edmondo said...

If you think the Republicans lack a sense of irony, tell me what you think the Democrats were exhibiting by subpoenaing an admitted perjurer to testify under oath before Congress?

It's all theater. Who has time for it?

At 9:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

same reason DWT published the opening statement. it's anti-trump.

same theory as 'any blue'. if it's not the 'other', it's good.


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