Gaslight Wednesday

Red Words Warning Gaslighting Detected. Metaphor Of Emotional Ab

This just in: House Republicans are not being honest.

In a slapdash fashion, staffers for Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, who has been implicated himself in the Trump-Ukraine scandal, and two other Republican ranking members—Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Michael McCaul of Texas—have cobbled together a report on the impeachment inquiry that unshockingly proclaims Donald Trump innocent of…everything. This document was released on Monday ahead of the committee’s 300-page, highly detailed summary of its investigation and hearings that was unveiled on Tuesday and forwarded to the judiciary committee for that panel’s impeachment deliberations.

The Republican staff report is as predictable as a typical Trump tweet—and as mendacious. It assails and belittles the Democrats’ effort to investigate whether Trump muscled Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to initiate investigations that would dig up dirt on Joe Biden and produce information to back up a nutty conspiracy theory that holds that Ukraine, not Russia, hacked the 2016 election. And the GOP report proclaims the Democratic-led probe is “not the organic outgrowth of serious misconduct; it is an orchestrated campaign to upend our political system.” Even after Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who Trump used as a lieutenant in this caper, testified that there was a quid pro quo—White House action backing Zelensky in return for the Ukrainian government pursuing these investigations—the Republicans claim in this report there was “no quid pro quo, bribery, extortion, or abuse of power.” The report also asserts there was “nothing wrong” with Trump asking Zelensky to investigate Biden’s activities regarding Ukraine and his son Hunter’s involvement with a Ukrainian energy company called Burisma. It’s the product of Deep Spin.

David Corn @ MOTHER JONES

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12 Responses to Gaslight Wednesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    What does gaslight mean?

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    • Den says:

      Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity.

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  2. Den says:

    Well I attempted to drive to Reno for a doctors appointment, however the weather was not co-operating with plenty of blowing snow mixed with freezing rain on the road. The left lane was snow slush, the right lane was half shush and half clear. I made it to Fernley anyway where I got groceries and bird supplies for the poor birds out in this crap all the time.

    The doctors appointment will have to be rescheduled, I did some sliding around, not good.

    I really hate that kind of weather I hope it does not last, a low pressure system is creeping this way promising to mess up driving over the mountain passes. YUK!

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  3. Den says:

    Turley is on my list of contributors to the idiocy of pugger reasoning.

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  4. David B. Benson says:

    After 61 minutes to the optometrist’s office for an A+ eye exam, a bit more makes 68 minutes to the Birch & Barley.

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  5. Carol says:

    I’m fucked. I’ll tell you about it tomorrow. I’ve been laying around in the LR, watching the hearings that I recorded.

    Gaslighting is from the 1944 movie, “Gaslight” with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman. One of my favorite movies when I was a kid. I’ve used the term, being gaslighted ever since.

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  6. Den says:

    Improper snow removal:

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