Tit for Tat Tuesday

spy-vs-spy

Before I get into the absurdities of “Russiagate” and McCarthyism 2.0, let me point out that I do, in fact, dislike Donald Trump and the Republican Party establishment. I also dislike Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party establishment. Those feelings are not mutually exclusive.

For some reason, our country’s political discourse is like a single-throw switch. You can only either be Republican or Democrat. Leaving aside the fact that in 2016, Independents accounted for almost 40 percent of registered voters, more than Democrats (32 percent) and Republicans (23 percent), the idea that we can only exist in one extreme or the other is the kind of absurd paradigm that both civil wars and sandbox tiffs are made of.

It is also what Russiagate is made of. On our two-dimensional political stage, all cameras are focused on a blurry, nebulous mass labeled “Russia did it.” The political theater involved with turning this heap of fallacies and conjecture into something that rivals Pearl Harbor and 9/11 is as impressive as it is terrifying.

@ TRUTHDIG

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14 Responses to Tit for Tat Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    The power went off here last night for about 30 minutes then when it came back on my internet was gone GRRRR!

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  2. Micki says:

    A look back in history…

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    • Micki says:

      I decided to make a comment at this story…and I got a NYT Pick designation:

      Micki Bellingham WA 7 minutes ago
      My husband was a producer for ABC News. The military press briefings during the Vietnam War were sarcastically (and cynically) called, The Five O’Clock Follies.

      Journalists knew there was a huge credibility gap between the truth and the official reports. This began the time when our government’s word was no longer trusted.

      One of the last official Five O’Clock Follies’ military spokesmen said, (paraphrasing after all this time)…”we weren’t perfect but we outlasted Fiddler on the Roof.”

      Tragic. But, many journalists did their best to get the truth out there.

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  3. jimhitchcock says:

    So today’s voice mail was from 812 657 5413, and went

    …regarding your tax filings, from the headquarters, that will get expired in the next 24 working hours, and once it get expired, after that you will be taken into custody by the local cops, can as there are four serious allegation against your account…

    Well, I haven’t filed my taxes yet, so this time I gave them Micki’s #

    Just kidding, Micki

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    TNYT is depressing reading today.

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Up B Street in the roadway again to avoid the slick sidewalk; 13 minutes to the Hillside Cafe.

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  6. Den says:

    Then and now:

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