Democrats just folded like a cheap umbrella. The government shutdown is over almost before it began. McConnell gave them nothing other than the chance to vote on a DACA bill in the future. That means nothing, because any legislation has to pass both the House and the Senate and the House ain’t drinking the Kool-Aid.
Republicans know they won and will be energized. Democrats know they lost and will be demoralized. The main stream media knows who won and while they probably won’t ever admit that, they know and it will influence their reporting.
FOX News is running a documentary on the numerous Clinton scandals. The result is amazing. So far we have only seen installment one. There are five to go. By the time this is done, everyone who lived through this will ask themselves one question: “How could we have been so stupid?”
Then, to create the perfect storm, the FISA scandal is going nuclear. Senator Ron Johnson sent a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday that contained several bombshells. One is that the FBI apparently failed to preserve numerous text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Following is a link to that letter:
In addition to the missing texts, Johnson quoted from several text messages already disclosed between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that are absolutely stunning. The bias and corruption we expected. What we didn’t expect was that people who thought they were so brilliant and sophisticated could be so incredibly stupid. Everyone who reads this will immediately hate both Strzok and Page. They basically slam everyone and everything including Attorney General Lynch, FBI Director Comey, and fellow agents Rybicki and McCabe and with the expected snide remarks about Donald Trump.
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”
For example, the last text shows how Lisa Page felt about Attorney General Lynch’s announcement that she would accept the recommendation by the Director of the FBI with regard to Hillary’s e-mail scandal:
“any yeah, it’s a real profile in couragw (sic), since she knows no charges will be brought.”
This is beyond bad. In addition to the obvious abuse of power and obstruction of justice, this has to be humiliating to the main stream media. McCabe, Rybicki, Comey, Lynch, Hillary Clinton and a lot of other people will read this with absolute horror. They probably have a knot in their stomach that feels like a 5 pound weight. Time to lawyer up.
This makes the contemporary reporting by the main stream media look insanely inaccurate. Now the only question is whether the main stream media was willingly complicit or merely incompetent. Either way a lot of people in the main stream media are probably embarrassed and filled with rage. As President Kennedy once said: “Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” Even if they agreed with what the FBI and DOJ officials were doing, they must be stunned that this was documented by a chain of silly text messages between two lovers. The only safe move, at this point, is to distance oneself as far as possible from the scene of the crime. Expect a whole lot of people in the main stream media to immediately jump on the get me out of here bandwagon.
By the way, these were two of Mueller’s top investigators. If he is smart, he will resign. If he doesn’t resign, he will be removed. Either way unless he produces smoking gun evidence of Donald Trump colluding with Russia within about 24 hours it will be impossible to support this investigation any more. Even if he does come up with something, the question is will anyone believe him? I suspect not.