Yeah, Goebbels, Baghdad Bob, North Korea’s screeching “Pink Lady” – all liars in service to their respective regimes.
Somebody has to be the face to step forwards and promote the administration’s “This is fine” line, even as the house burns down around them.
For the United States during this present time, it’s all about Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ cockeyed take on “truth” in the age of Trump.
We get it. Her daddy, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, pulled a lot of strings and licked Trump’s boots to a high shine to get his awkward girl such a high level spot. Now she has to make good and toe the company line.
It’s all part of the job.
At some point, however, does conscience ever become a thing, where she just can’t fight it, anymore? Does she ever wake in the middle of the night, in a cold sweat, tortured by the blatant lies and even treasonous untruths she’s forced to cram down the throats of the public, day after day?
With rumors of her departure floating about, I’d like to think, as a mother, that she has pangs of guilt of her children seeing her at work and taking that example to heart.
On Monday, she appeared on American Pravda (That’s “Fox and Friends” to those who still think there isn’t a propaganda arm for the Trump administration), to give the new administration line an extra push.
Let’s keep in mind that President Trump caught bipartisan grief over his surrender to Russia’s Vladimir Putin on the world stage in Helsinki on the 16th, when he sided with Russia over the United States’ intelligence community.
After an emergency meeting with Congress the following Tuesday, Trump issued his version of a “walk back,” by attempting to say he misspoke, and meant to say he agreed with our intelligence about Russia interfering in the 2016 election.
He then stupidly added that it could be “other people.”
Since that time, Trump has eased back into the Putin-approved lane, calling the investigation into Russian election meddling a “hoax,” outright.
And Sanders is there with the assist.
Except the rest of America has not come to that conclusion. In fact, a recent Fox News poll suggested that the majority of Americans want special counsel Robert Mueller to take his time and get this investigation right. There’s an actual concern about hostile foreign nations interfering in our elections.
“We’d all be a lot better off if we could get this out of the way, and that Congress and the special counsel could come to the same conclusion that the rest of America has: that this is a hoax and a waste of time,” Sanders said of the investigation into Russian election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
A desperate Trump and his lackeys are the only ones that apparently fail to see what’s wrong with allowing Russia to go unchecked, in this situation.
I’m kidding. They know it’s wrong. They just don’t care because they see a benefit for themselves in it.
It seems that Trump’s mania has been turned up several notches in the past couple of days, possibly because of the heavily redacted FBI FISA application against former Trump campaign aide, Carter Page.
Even though large portions were redacted for security purposes, the release of the warrant is revealing in several key areas.
For one, it blows Trump loyalist, Representative Devin Nunes’ memo to bits.
In his memo on what he claims was revealed by the warrant application, Nunes told the public that key facts were omitted from the warrant, such as the partisan origins of the Steele dossier that eventually led to the warrant.
That’s absolutely false. The application specifically notes the partisan origins of the Steele dossier, at least as far as the campaign was concerned.
If it leaves out anything, it leaves out the information regarding the Washington Free Beacon being the original commissioner of the dossier. When the conservative outlet gave up their efforts to uncover information on Trump, the Clinton campaign picked it up.
Still, Nunes, Trump, and the reality-impaired members of Trump’s Temple claim justification for attacking the FBI and the process by which the FISA warrant was obtained.
We’ve rarely seen such a concerted effort to deny and deflect. We’ve certainly never seen a time when members of the political right waged open warfare against our nation’s legal community.
But then, we’ve never had a Russian asset in the White House, either.