Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Hopelessness of It All

So the nation was treated yesterday to nine hours of evidence that Donald Trump is nothing but a cheap, brazen criminal.  But of course, sad to say, every sentient person in the country already knew that; there has never in our whole history been anyone more manifestly guilty that Trump.  So will this further round of national humiliation and disgrace be the tipping point that we have waited so long for, the point at which we all understand how much we degrade and disgrace ourselves by allowing it to go on for another day?

Forget it.  Regardless of how incontrovertible the signs of Trumps guilt are, the Republicans will go right on denying the truth until their dying days.

I have no intention of resurrecting Wingnut Wrapup at this time, but I did look briefly at a few of the biggest right wing sites to see how they were reporting yesterday's Congressional hearings.  Here is a brief sample:

Beth Baumann, Town Hall:  "Reps. Jordan, Meadows Believe Cohen Committed Perjury During Latest Congressional Testimony"

Sidney Powell, Town Hall:  "Michael Cohen’s Congressional Testimony Show His Irrepressibly Lying Ways"

Roger Simon PJ Media:  "Dems Reelect Trump by Staging Partisan Cohen Hearing During Nuke Negotiations"

Cristina Laila, Gateway Pundit:  "BREAKING: Top GOP Lawmakers Refer Michael Cohen For Criminal Investigation For ‘Committing Perjury’ During Congressional Testimony"

In other words, the exact same tack taken unanimously by Republicans on the House committee: an endless attack on Cohen, and absolutely zero consideration of the nature or truth of his charges.

And a number of other sites had nothing at all about the hearings.  Some blogs did find room for this kind of story; a sample from Red State:

Streiff, Red State:  "President Trump Pulling the Plug On the Hanoi Summit Was Necessary To Progress"

Failure is success, lies are truth, good is bad, throwing a tantrum is great negotiating...

And this is why not a single person in the deranged cult that is today's Republican party is going to wake up to the monster that they keep feeding. 

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