Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, September 05, 2018

President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader. It's not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump's leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall. The dilemma -- which he does not fully grasp -- is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. I would know. I am one of them.

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Anyone who is surprised by this hasn't been paying attention to the continual tug-o-war occurring on a daily basis in the White House.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-05 04:03 PM | Reply

"We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous."

LOL.
Safer for corporations.
More prosperous for the wealthy.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 04:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7


The lead in to the op-ed piece:

...The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here....

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-05 04:14 PM | Reply

Snoofy, your observation is spot on. Still, we have far more than a policy concern with the Trump administration. We have a mental stability concern, which poses an enormous threat to the nation.

#4 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-05 04:15 PM | Reply

GOP policies are probably a greater threat to the nation than our unhinged President.

These policies have been sweated over by wealth apologists at ALEC and the like for thousands and thousands of man-hours. They're strategic with a long horizon. Think "Lost Generation."

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 04:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Wondering if the source became know and confirmed the authorship, could this be used as evidence Trump is mentally unfit for office?

#6 | Posted by Pirate at 2018-09-05 04:30 PM | Reply

--could this be used as evidence Trump is mentally unfit for office?

More like evidence that there really is an unelected deep state that thinks it should frustate the elected President's agenda.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-05 04:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1


@#7 ... More like evidence that there really is an unelected deep state that thinks it should frustate the elected President's agenda. ...

This is not evidence of the imaginary "deep state."

It is evidence of the actual "shallow state," people within the Trump Administration who most likely were appointed by Pres Trump.

To repeat, this op-ed was written by a senior official in the Trump administration.

In the Trump administration.

'The Shallow State': The Divide Between Trump's Words And His Administration's Policies
www.npr.org


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-05 04:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Apparently not that deep.

#9 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-09-05 04:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 4

Trump is about as "deep" as spoonful of water.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-05 05:01 PM | Reply

'The Deep State': Jason Chaffetz says 'it's real' in new book - www.deseretnews.com

""People can scoff at the deep state, but I'm here to tell you it's real, and it's not a tinfoil hat experience," he said, warning that the bureaucrats "fight back. They don't hide. They try to outlast and embarrass. They're not bashful about it because they know there's no consequence.""

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-05 05:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"bureaucrats "fight back. They don't hide. They try to outlast and embarrass. They're not bashful about it because they know there's no consequence."

Oh, like Kim Davis.
Fighting back against gay marriage.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 05:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

More like evidence that there really is an unelected deep state that thinks it should frustate the elected President's agenda.

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

You really are dumb.

I always chalked most of it up to bitterness.

I was wrong.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-05 05:13 PM | Reply

'The Deep State': Jason Chaffetz says 'it's real' in new book - www.deseretnews.com

Hey, thanks for your input Comrade Sheeple. It's good to know where the Russians stand on this topic.

Jason Chaffetz, is a former Republican Representative in the United States House of Representatives who fled the sinking ship, the USS Humpy Dump, and is now a propagandist at Fox news. He was disappointed when Hillary didn't win becuase now he can't investigate her for her entire term. And he certainly is not going to investigate Humpy.

Yeah, I am sure he is being completely honest in his latest piece of propaganda, err book.

"The deep state stays there no matter who wins the presidency," Chaffetz said. "It really came to a crescendo and it really solidified in my mind how bad this problem really is."

Of course it does, but we don't call it that in normal times.

In normal times we call it the Civil Service.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-05 05:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 2


The Deep State
www.realclearpolitics.com

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-05 05:23 PM | Reply

#13 I suspect when he had a stroke it made him both mean(er) and dumb(er).

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 05:25 PM | Reply

...we call it the Civil Service.
#14 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

Why don't you just admit....

"Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Donnerboy? Deep State has a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Hillary and you curse the Drumph. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what Deep State knows; that Hillary's defeat, while tragic, probably saved lives. And Deep States's existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, *saves lives*. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want Deep State on that wall. You need Deep State on that wall. Deep State uses words like honor, code, loyalty. Deep State uses these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. Deep State has neither the time nor the inclination to explain Deep State to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that Deep State provides, and then questions the manner in which Deep State provides it! Deep State would rather you just said "thank you" and went on your way, Otherwise, Deep State suggests you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, Deep State don't give a *damn* what you think you are entitled to!"

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-05 05:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

GOP policies are probably a greater threat to the nation than our unhinged President.

These policies have been sweated over by wealth apologists at ALEC and the like for thousands and thousands of man-hours. They're strategic with a long horizon. Think "Lost Generation."

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 04:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sorry, Snoofy, I sort of threw out my earlier comment without context.

I agree with you about the real danger of the GOP policies. What I should have said is that these policy concerns are greatly exacerbated by the fact that we have an unhinged president.

The mainstream GOP (we can call them the Deep State for those who seem to need it, or for that matter the Derp State) has been using Trump as if he weren't even there. They're hiding the stuff from they know will make the Toddler in Chief stomp and fuss and fill his diapers while quietly moving forward with their agenda to bring much-needed aid to the wealthy and powerful. They gently chide Trump (or write anonymous op-eds) over his lack of civility, but in reality they either a) support it or b) accept it as part of a grand bargain with the devil. They let him rant and rave so they can pass tax cuts or eliminate regulations.

If this "senior official" feels this strongly, he or she ought to making use of the 25th Amendment or supporting impeachment, rather than writing an op-ed that serves as ass-covering for the day when Trump leaves office and the senior official needs a job and has "Trump Administration" on his resume. At least the 25th Amendment requires real transparency. I don't want a shadow government.

All that said, this senior official might have drawn the short straw to see who would be the first to speak up. Maybe he's floating a trial balloon as a self-proclaimed party loyalist, to see how it goes over with the party, before the other officials come forward. A cynical move, possibly, but at least Trump's utter incompetence is being discussed at the highest levels of his own team.

#18 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-05 05:57 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

--If this "senior official" feels this strongly...

He should resign, rather than cowardly attack the administration that hired him. His job is to implement policy, not "frustrate" it. Hope he is outed and fired as soon as possible.

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-05 06:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


@#19 ... He should resign ...

Be careful what you ask for, you just might get a Pres Trump without guard rails ...

#20 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-05 06:05 PM | Reply

Fine, Nulli. I could go with resignation as part of the deal. I still think Trump is terrible for America though. You?

#21 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-05 06:07 PM | Reply

#19

Yea!! No one better mess with Nulli's future husband. Hit the curb Melania.

#22 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-05 06:08 PM | Reply

"His job is to implement policy,"

Nazifidian is a big fan of the "just following orders" defense.

#23 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-05 06:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

"But we believe our first duty is to this country..."

Try telling that to the Trump Pets like Nulli. Anyone more concerned about the country, or the law, than about Trump's dementia-based ego should be fired according to him.

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-05 06:13 PM | Reply

--Nazifidian

I kinda prefer NulliNazi, Comrade Dirk, for aesthetic reasons.

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-05 06:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"historic tax reform"

The party that decried debt and deficit every day they were out of power, created a tax code that borrows an additional $2.1 Trillion, just to give it away in tax cuts.

Historic? Absolutely, in its sheer idiocy.

Tax reform? Hardly. They left the largest two tax loopholes intact: GRATS, and carried interest for hedge fund managers.

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-09-05 06:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 12


Trump staffer trashes president in anonymous NYT op-ed
www.axios.com

...Between the lines: It's also worth taking a deep breath. There are scores of officials who could be labeled "senior official in the Trump administration." ...

Good point.

#27 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-05 06:34 PM | Reply

Elliot Richardson should have, one presumes with Null Nellie's 'logic' not disobeyed one of those other many criminal and/or traitor Republican Presidents by refusing to fire the Special Prosecutor in Nixon's case.

Richardson quit rather than fire Cox, putting his country first above his loyalty to that other megalomaniac President.

#28 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-05 06:35 PM | Reply

So is this a coup d'etat in op-ed clothing?

#29 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-05 06:36 PM | Reply

It's starting to stack up.

#30 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-09-05 06:36 PM | Reply

His job is to implement policy, not "frustrate" it. Hope he is outed and fired as soon as possible.
#19 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-05 06:01 PM | REPLY

When any civil servant is hired, even senior administration officials, they actually take an oath but it's not to implement policy or support any one administration... it's first and foremost to defend the Constitution.

"I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

If by frustrating the Trump Agenda supports and defends the Constitution, then this official is upholding his oath of office.

#31 | Posted by bartimus at 2018-09-05 06:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

Why don't these cowards just impeach him or remove him already? They'll still have a republican president!

Are they that scared of alex jones' flock of morons?

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-05 06:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

More like evidence that there really is an unelected deep state that thinks it should frustate the elected President's agenda.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian

More evidence that nullifan is a russian who parrots the world's most famous liar's talking point of the day.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-05 06:44 PM | Reply

Hope he is outed and fired as soon as possible.

#19 | Posted by nullifidian

Of course you do. You and all the other russians and moron americans.

Trump over country. Those are your values.

#34 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-05 06:45 PM | Reply

--More evidence that nullifan is a russian

No, but I do enjoy a cold, refreshing White Russian once in a while.

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-05 06:47 PM | Reply

No, but I do enjoy a cold, refreshing White Russian once in a while.

#35 | Posted by nullifidian

Nulli I remember way back when you used to complain about Dubya. To the point of coming across as a fervent progressive.

What happened in your life to make you embrace everything terrible about dubya TIMES A HUNDRED?

#36 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-05 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Or was it just that dubya was anti russia?

#37 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-05 06:49 PM | Reply

Hope he is outed and fired as soon as possible.
#19 | Posted by nullifidian

You poor poor dear.

#38 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-05 06:49 PM | Reply

No, but I do enjoy a cold, refreshing White Russian once in a while.

#35 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-05 06:47 PM | FLAG:

Between rounds of bowling, perchance?

#39 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-05 06:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

No, but I do enjoy a cold, refreshing White Russian once in a while.

The Nulli abides..

#40 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-05 06:55 PM | Reply

We have far more than a policy concern with the Trump administration. We have a mental stability concern, which poses an enormous threat to the nation.

Exactly. This is what I tell people when they claim Pence would be just as bad, or worse. For all of his faults, Pence doesn't have dementia.

#41 | Posted by JOE at 2018-09-05 06:59 PM | Reply

--Between rounds of bowling, perchance?

Yes, and support The Resistance by wearing Nike bowling shoes.

#42 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-05 07:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

He's not going to resign. He's the bloody vice president

#43 | Posted by RevDarko at 2018-09-05 07:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Nullifian is a Russian"

Nulli is nulli.

If any of you wimps had any brains or objectivity, you'd see that nulli has simply changed direction

His demeanor hasn't changed one bit.

#44 | Posted by eberly at 2018-09-05 07:39 PM | Reply

Well, duh, Eberly.

#45 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-05 07:48 PM | Reply

If any of you wimps had any brains or objectivity, you'd see that nulli has simply changed direction

His demeanor hasn't changed one bit.

#44 | Posted by eberly

Going from passionately hating republicans to rabidly defending republicans on steroids is not a change in direction. It's invasion of the body snatchers.

I'd love to hear the logic behind it sometime if he can ever post anything besides the latest trump talking point.

#46 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-05 07:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But that change in direction has been as extreme as anybody on this site.

#47 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-05 07:50 PM | Reply

Eberly has been exposed as a Russian agent!

#48 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-05 07:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I'd love to hear the logic behind it sometime

He finally found a politician who validates the victimhood of being an old, white man.

#49 | Posted by JOE at 2018-09-05 08:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

I've been cruising the 'net about this story. That Dinesh guy says it isn't really a WH official - it's the NYT pulling a con (how would he know, you ask? Search me!). Another guy, Caleb Howe, says the use of the word "lodestar" possibly points to Mike Pence or (much more likely) his speech writer, Stephen Ford. But who knows? Welcome to Crazy Town, brothers and sisters!

#50 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-05 08:03 PM | Reply

You guys sure love talking about me. It's amusing. Carry on.

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. - --Oscar Wilde

#51 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-05 08:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I can't help it. I find this whole thing amusing. Whoever wrote this op-ed knows how to hit Trump in his two most vulnerable weaknesses ~ his insecurity and his paranoia.

Less amusing is the thought that this writer knows something bad is coming down the pike, something born out of Trumps mental instability, and thinks it's time to start waving some red flags before the Idiot-in-Chief goes completely off the rail and gets America involved in some military action while he still has control of the House and Senate. The loss of one and a weakening of the other would hit Trump in the one place he covets above all else ~ his power.

BTW, I wouldn't rule out the Vice President as the author.

#52 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-09-05 08:06 PM | Reply

Speaks,

Nulli never passionately hated anyone. Without a doubt he's drifted back toward Libertarianism but at the height of him being a modern liberal he always seemed to enjoy debating those with whom he most vehemently disagreed. He always placed an absolute priority on the free flow of ideas. That hasn't changed. I

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-09-05 08:13 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"Going from passionately hating republicans to rabidly defending republicans"

See? Blind and stupid.

And nobody hates on others more than you, racebaiter.

#54 | Posted by eberly at 2018-09-05 08:18 PM | Reply

So the NYT , controlled by ((them)) is admitting that the deep state is real. I love this timeline.

#55 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-05 08:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Already knew Donald is unfit for office.

His unfitness creates a power vacuum other people fill.

This person may be filling it by restraining Trump. Others are filling it by looting and stealing kids.

#56 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-05 08:28 PM | Reply

The question arises, if these people weren't covering for Trump, and that's what they say they do for best of reasons, would the 25th Amendment be already invoked.

#57 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-05 08:30 PM | Reply

The looting of kids is hollywood zed. Ask donnerboy and clownshack, the biggest defenders of pedowood.

As for the insider NYT source....bigely significant because it shows a number of things are true:

First, the NYT is in some form of backchannel contact at the highest levels of the executive branch.

It's also primary source confirmation of the evidence that all the reporting we've heard about members of trump's cabinet and inner circle conspiring against to protect the country from him.

It's really a remarkable action to take against a sitting president any way you slice it, and anyone that says otherwise is shilling for their side. Deep state-----------. You and i lose but keep paying for it (that is if you werk and paY your taxes)

#58 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-05 08:47 PM | Reply

All Real Americans are trusting the New York Times over the guy who lies constantly.

#59 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-05 08:58 PM | Reply

Now the------------------- is crying 'national security.'

pbs.twimg.com

#60 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-09-05 09:00 PM | Reply

www.rawstory.com

#61 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-09-05 09:00 PM | Reply

(((Real americans)))...please get a trademark on that before it is used by the blue tidal wave of 2020.

Genius ------

#62 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-05 09:03 PM | Reply

"Nulli never passionately hated anyone."

Well that's certainly no longer the case.

#63 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 09:06 PM | Reply

The looting of kids is...

...the Catholic Church.

But. I'm not surprised you're still fantasizing about child molestation. You bring up in nearly every post.

#64 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-05 09:10 PM | Reply

And clownShack keeps defending his pedowood heros as per usual while throwing meaningless accusations. Pal, you are a bore and contribute nothing except cheap flophouse rent for being in Your head.

#65 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-05 09:23 PM | Reply

My sources say the author is Mike Pence.

#66 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-05 09:25 PM | Reply

This from the guy who used to call up reporters and pretend to be someone else (John Barron, e.g.) so that he could talk about "Donald Trump" in the 3rd person. When it comes to being gutless and phony, Donnie would know:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Does the so-called "Senior Administration Official" really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!
4:40 PM - 5 Sep 2018

#67 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-05 09:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This person isn't helping.
They'd help if they put their name on this and quit the same day.
Instead they and the WH 'resistance' is ensuring Trump keeps his job.
They 'normalize' his Presidency by being buffers on the petty man-child so they can achieve their agenda.
An agenda that isn't helping America.

Trump needs to go, and so do all those he brought into his Administration.

#68 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-05 09:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#67 - there's that petty man-child coming out! "...for National Security purposes..." "turn him/her over to the government at once!"
What a joke of a President.
He's a petty tyrant and would-be dictator.

#69 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-05 09:29 PM | Reply

There are ... specific reasons why the internet thinks it's Pence. The first is that the op-ed uses the word "lodestar." That word is so rare, most of you have never heard it until now. But someone dug up the fact that several of Mike Pence's past remarks have included that word, and it's quickly been passed around social media by so many people, it's not even clear who originally discovered it. In any case, it's a big clue. Really, it means only one of two things is realistically possible. Either Pence had a hand in writing this op-ed, or the real author purposely included the word "lodestar" to make people think Pence wrote it.

#70 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-05 09:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Instead they and the WH 'resistance' is ensuring Trump keeps his job."

And McCain "resisted" by making sure a Republican takes his Senate seat without an election.

There's some pretty hard limits on this "resistance" movement. It's still Party over Country for the GOP.

#71 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 09:30 PM | Reply

This is the final straw said the nervous sjw for the eleventh time this year. Drumph is impeach. Pence did it.

My side just blew out!

Next batter

#72 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-05 09:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#70

Pence is a wuss, he'd never have the guts to write this op-ed. Somebody is trying to set Pence up so that Donald becomes paranoid about him. The entire 25th Amendment debate hinges on Pence taking over the presidency so why would he telegraph his own deceit in playing Trump for an idiot and then confirming it in public, with the NYT specifically? It would be a grand slam of Trump triggers, that's for sure. And Trump can't fire Pence, he was duly elected. I bet Pence is busily kissing Trump's behind as we speak, in one form or another.

Makes no sense that Pence is behind this, even he's not that stupid considering his position.

#73 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-05 09:39 PM | Reply

They are blowing their entire PsyOp load before Mueller strolls in with zero proof of collusion. First CIA Bob, now this trash. What's next?

#74 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2018-09-05 09:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What's next?

They indict the-------------------'s crotch fruit and then watch him stroke out.

#75 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-09-05 09:42 PM | Reply

"The call is coming from inside the House...Get out!!!"

#76 | Posted by leftcoastlawyer at 2018-09-05 09:43 PM | Reply

"with zero proof of collusion"

What are you talking about? Junior alone admitted to attempted collusion.

It's still attempted bank robbery, even if the bank had no cash.

#77 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-09-05 09:44 PM | Reply

#70 & 73 was there any push back from Pence on those recent claims that he felt God was calling him to be president? If not, then maybe Pence is behind the op-ed. I could see him overcoming his fear and tapping into his loathing of Trump (which you know both Mother and he must have in spades) if he thought Jesus wanted him to do it.

#78 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-05 09:44 PM | Reply

#75

Wow, that is your takeaway from this..."crotch fruit"?

Seek help.

#79 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-05 09:45 PM | Reply

"The Nulli abides.."

Shut the ---- up, Donnie!

#80 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-09-05 09:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#74

What's next? Dunno. Trump's psychiatric committment is a real option.

#81 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-05 09:47 PM | Reply

#80

Let me tell *you* something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy ---- with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you, and stick it up your --- and pull the ------ trigger 'til it goes "click"...Nobody f__ks with the Jesus.

#82 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-05 09:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

"Somebody is trying to set Pence up so that Donald becomes paranoid about him."

You should consider writing for the daytime soaps.

#83 | Posted by eberly at 2018-09-05 09:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm confused for the most part about what's going on. I turned on cnn and the propagandists were smirking, giggling and quick to say it was pence that wrote the oped. Judging by their reaction alone I'd say it's safe to say pence didn't write the article

#84 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-05 09:55 PM | Reply

DERP STATE

#85 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2018-09-05 10:00 PM | Reply

Personally, I don't think it is Pence. So who in the administration would pen such an op-ed and set up Pence as the culprit in the process?

#86 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-05 10:01 PM | Reply


Trump Tells Times to Unmask Op-Ed Writer on ‘National Security' Grounds
www.bloomberg.com

...President Donald Trump demanded that the New York Times reveal the identity of a senior official who wrote an anonymous op-ed in the newspaper claiming that key members of the administration were secretly working against him.

In a Wednesday night tweet, Trump lashed out at the Times over the article's publication, questioning whether the author even existed and citing national security as a reason for the newspaper to disclose the person's name.

"If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!" Trump said on Twitter....


#87 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-05 10:02 PM | Reply

We now have a Potus by committee.

#88 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-09-05 10:03 PM | Reply

"an unelected deep state"

Trump picks the best people!

#89 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-09-05 10:04 PM | Reply

Personally, I don't think it is Pence. So who in the administration would pen such an op-ed and set up Pence as the culprit in the process?

#86 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY AT 2018-09-05 10:01 PM | REPLY

Kelly.

#90 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-09-05 10:04 PM | Reply

If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!" Trump said on Twitter....

donald has not heard about the 2nd Amendment? This person is not to be tread upon.

#91 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-09-05 10:12 PM | Reply

for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!"

---- you, Donnie!

#92 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-05 10:17 PM | Reply

Why are they not driving Trump from office?

#93 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-05 10:18 PM | Reply

"Why are they not driving Trump from office?

#93 | POSTED BY TOR AT 2018-09-05 10:18 PM | FLAG:
"

Because they sold their souls for Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. They will dump trump like a nasty habit once he's powerless to push their republican agenda, just like George W Bush became a pariah once he was a lame duck.

The "adults in the room" are putting us all in danger for their tax cuts and roe killers.

#94 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-09-05 10:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5


I'm reminded of a comment I posted sometime back in the days of August 2016. Something along the lines of...

"This cannot possibly get any crazier."

#95 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-05 10:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

92

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Oogabooga
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You showed him

#96 | Posted by mutant at 2018-09-05 10:23 PM | Reply

Whodunit? Social media users search for anonymous Trump official who penned scathing NYT essay

Manigault-Newman, the former reality star who served as a top White House aide, claimed she knew who authored the piece and offered tiny clues to her followers on social media. She offered no proof to her clues.

At first, Manigault-Newman pointed to her book, which she is currently on a quest to sell copies of, and included an excerpt that seemed to point that it could have been authored by a member of Trump's family.

"Rest assured that there is an army of people who oppose him and his policies," she writes in her book, "Unhinged: An insider's account of the Trump White House."

"They are working silently and tirelessly to make sure he does not cause harm to the republic. Many in this silent army are in his part, his administration, and even in his own family."

Later, she posted a poll on Twitter with four names on it. "The Author of the @nytimes OP-Ed about Trump? Hint: Chose the one who is looking to exit the WH soon," she wrote.

The names John DeStefano, an assistant to the president, Bill Stepien, White House political director, Nick Ayers, chief of staff to vice president Mike Pence, and Andrew Bremberg, another assistant to the president, were listed.

As of 7 p.m. Wednesday, Ayers was winning the poll after getting 37 percent of votes.
Ayers was likely the primary suspect just because of his ties to Pence. Social media was quick to pick up on the word "lodestar," which means an inspiration, model or guide.

www.msn.com

#97 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-05 10:27 PM | Reply

But what the author has just done is throw the government of the United States into even more dangerous turmoil. He or she has enflamed the paranoia of the president and empowered the president's willfulness.

What happens the next time a staffer seeks to dissuade the president from, say, purging the Justice Department to shut down Robert Mueller's investigation? The author of the Times op-ed has explicitly told the president that those who offer such advice do not have the president's best interests at heart and are, in fact, actively subverting his best interests as he understands them on behalf of ideas of their own.

He'll grow more defiant, more reckless, more anti-constitutional, and more dangerous.

And those who do not quit or are not fired in the next few days will have to work even more assiduously to prove themselves loyal, obedient, and on the team. Things will be worse after this article. They will be worse because of this article.

David Frum

Can't say that Frum is reading this wrong. Buckle up kiddos, we're likely going for quite a ride.

#98 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-05 10:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Mike Pence is my guess. Don't forget he was one that suggested the RNC bump off Trump and to place himself on the top of the ticket. He goes over the top to appear that he's loyal to Trump.

#99 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-05 10:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Let the wild ride come,

We loyal Americans are ready and have been since we first marched in defiance of Mad King donny.

If you stupid foreigners agitator have any ideas get rid of them we can bury the lot of you and drive out Trump from office at the same time.

#100 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-05 10:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We hit the century mark with monumental stupidity...

Well done, I guess.

#101 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-05 10:38 PM | Reply

it can't be pence. there aren't 16 references to jesus in a short article.

#102 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-09-05 10:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Nulli never passionately hated anyone. Without a doubt he's drifted back toward Libertarianism but at the height of him being a modern liberal he always seemed to enjoy debating those with whom he most vehemently disagreed. He always placed an absolute priority on the free flow of ideas. That hasn't changed. I

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-09-05 08:13 PM | REPLY |

You sure do love polishing turds don't you??

#103 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-05 10:42 PM | Reply

Lawrence O'Donnell is making a strong anecdotal and circumstantial case that Dan Coates is behind today's op-ed and revealing that the author's rep's approach to the NYT was made after the death of John McCain.

Pretty solid supposition backed by some interesting video in Coates' own words from the Security Forum in Colorado about 2 months ago.

#104 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-05 10:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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#96 | POSTED BY MUTANT


Your best post yet!

Keep'em coming.

#105 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-05 10:51 PM | Reply

--seemed to enjoy debating those with whom he most vehemently disagreed.

Where's the fun of "debating" people who agree with you? That's for weak-minded people who need to have their beliefs validated.

#106 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-05 10:53 PM | Reply

#104 Maybe the author is more than one person. I wouldn't rule out that a couple of people got together and wrote it up together.

#107 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-05 10:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Best case scenario this article gets the attention of conservatives outside of DC and gets them talking to their senators and congressmen about bucking up and resisting Trump.

#108 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-05 11:12 PM | Reply

#107

My thoughts exactly.

#109 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-05 11:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It's prolly more fun flagging Sniper and FishP posts as NW and obfuscating for Pres Unidicted Co-Conspirator and the Nazi Marchers boy band whenever possible than it is discussing the policy positions of parties and their candidates for office and what's best for the country.

Especially when you have nothin' substantive to say anyway, you know, as a weak-minded troll.

#110 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-05 11:25 PM | Reply

"Where's the fun of "debating" people who agree with you?"

Yeah but you don't even debate people who disagree with you.
You just call them Communists and declare yourself the winner.

#111 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-05 11:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

- Manigault-Newman, the former reality star who served as a top White House aide,

No one could have predicted that the reality show Presidency would implode with in-fighting among their no-talent celebrities, lose their ratings, and be cancelled when the star of the show began ranting incoherently about "witch hunts" and "fake news".

#112 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-05 11:37 PM | Reply

Your best post yet!
Keep'em coming.
POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2018-09-05 10:51 PM | REPLY

It matches his IQ level.

#113 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-06 12:00 AM | Reply

www.huffingtonpost.com

One Word Has People Convinced Mike Pence Wrote Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed
The unidentified member of the in-house "resistance" uses "lodestar," an unusual word the vice president likes to say.

#114 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-06 12:30 AM | Reply

I've been cruising the 'net about this story. That Dinesh guy says it isn't really a WH official - it's the NYT pulling a con (how would he know, you ask? Search me!). Another guy, Caleb Howe, says the use of the word "lodestar" possibly points to Mike Pence or (much more likely) his speech writer, Stephen Ford. But who knows? Welcome to Crazy Town, brothers and sisters!
#50 | POSTED BY KARABEKIAN AT 2018-09-05 08:03 PM

The best theory, imo but it's not likely that 'lodestar' would have been included not knowing Trump is going to immediately begin to cover that trail up. If he admits it's a real "resistance" he looks weak, but claiming fake news has no repercussion if he gets Pence to publicly denounce it. I believe that commanding that photo-op is within his purview. While he cannot fire Pence, he can make his remaining time "purposefully spent". So Pence will allow Ford to be shamed into early retirement?

#70
Pence is a wuss, he'd never have the guts to write this op-ed. Somebody is trying to set Pence up so that Donald becomes paranoid about him. The entire 25th Amendment debate hinges on Pence taking over the presidency so why would he telegraph his own deceit in playing Trump for an idiot and then confirming it in public, with the NYT specifically? It would be a grand slam of Trump triggers, that's for sure. And Trump can't fire Pence, he was duly elected. I bet Pence is busily kissing Trump's behind as we speak, in one form or another.
Makes no sense that Pence is behind this, even he's not that stupid considering his position.
#73 | POSTED BY TONYROMA AT 2018-09-05 09:39 PM

Maybe Pence thinks he's setting a trap to organize the agitators? Like the Cloud City dinner with Darth scene.

#70 & 73 was there any push back from Pence on those recent claims that he felt God was calling him to be president? If not, then maybe Pence is behind the op-ed. I could see him overcoming his fear and tapping into his loathing of Trump (which you know both Mother and he must have in spades) if he thought Jesus wanted him to do it.
#78 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY AT 2018-09-05 09:44 PM

Pence has always felt he has been chosen to be President. At this moment in time I am leaning toward believing his affection for that vision may have instigated a horror upon himself. Or, someone is setting him up - which is the best agitation of all - Trump can't get rid of him and will undoubtedly harbor doubts about Pence until he leaves office.. if there was no Mueller tip-off.

If last week the rest of the administration have been advised that the president is essentially void, will be removed and that they will play along to avoid constitutional crisis. In that scenario there is no downside to Pence publicly flummoxing Trump because Mueller is protecting his op-ed. He may yet achieve his dream of Presidency, God help us all.

I just found out about this, have only read the NTY article. This doesn't qualify as a "leaker" so much as "apologist", imo. That does stink of Pence after all.

#115 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-06 01:06 AM | Reply

No, but I do enjoy a cold, refreshing White Russian once in a while.

The Dude abides.

#116 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-09-06 01:13 AM | Reply

It was the butler,in the library with a candle stick....or "Q".

#117 | Posted by soulfly at 2018-09-06 01:33 AM | Reply

#107 GAL

I've ruled out Pence and Kelly as being too obvious.

The media seems to think it's Mike Pompeo (Sec. of State and former CIA Director) and Dan Coates (Director of National Intelligence), both of whom Trump has publically reduced to irrelevance.

I tend to agree until other viable suspects with better motives comes to light. Who knows? The pact could be anybody . . . or everybody.

#118 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-09-06 03:52 AM | Reply

I agree with Frum. This letter will cause a purge and push Trump's never strong mind to an even worse place.

I also agree with others. This letter confirms that Republicans are actually propping up this insanity because they hope to have some lemonade out of it.

#119 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-06 07:17 AM | Reply

It's worth underscoring that neither Trump nor Huckabee Sanders is accusing the Times of making up the op-ed piece. Instead they said that the author was "here for the wrong reasons" and "should do the right thing and resign."

Are they still going to claim the White House is running smoothly?

#120 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-09-06 07:19 AM | Reply

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

The author, along with everyone else in the Trump administration that is trying to keep the wheels on the bus, is doing a disservice to the American people because they are making it seem as if Trump knows what he is doing. Had Trump been revealed as the incompetent a..hole that he truly is, this travesty of an administration would be in our rear view mirror; just a footnote in history. Instead, these enablers have prolonged the nation's misery. Trump is like a cancerous tumor: the earlier it is detected and excised, the better it will be for the patient.

#121 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-09-06 07:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


@#107 ... Maybe the author is more than one person. ...

I also wonder why the NY Times and not the Washington Post?

Does the writer(s) have an association with New York City?

What does Mr Kushner think of VP Pence?

Would Mr Kushner pen an op-ed to set up VP Pence for a fall, because Mr Kushner knows Pres Trump will not serve his full term and Mr Kushner does not want to see a Pres Pence?

#122 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-06 08:34 AM | Reply

That op-ed will be somebody's "Get Out Of Jail Free" card, and it will be played. I will frankly be amazed if more than one Republican officeholder does not try to claim authorship!

#123 | Posted by john47 at 2018-09-06 08:41 AM | Reply

--Richardson quit rather than fire Cox...

Yes, he did the principled thing, unlike this coward.

#124 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-06 08:59 AM | Reply

What makes anybody think this op-ed is a one off? Frankly, I'm looking forward to a few more just to see how long it takes for Trump to be eaten alive by his own paranoia.

#125 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-09-06 09:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


 

@#125 ... What makes anybody think this op-ed is a one off? Frankly, I'm looking forward to a few more just to see how long it takes for Trump to be eaten alive by his own paranoia. ...

Exclusive: Trump's nightmare: "The snakes are everywhere"
www.axios.com

...The big picture: He should be paranoid. In the hours after the New York Times published the anonymous Op-Ed from "a senior official in the Trump administration" trashing the president ("I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration"), two senior administration officials reached out to Axios to say the author stole the words right out of their mouths.

"I find the reaction to the NYT op-ed fascinating -- that people seem so shocked that there is a resistance from the inside," one senior official said. "A lot of us [were] wishing we'd been the writer, I suspect ... I hope he [Trump] knows -- maybe he does? -- that there are dozens and dozens of us."...



#126 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-09-06 09:34 AM | Reply

"Anonymous" is getting shredded in the media.

The best way to handle this would be to resign and report to congress (and Mueller?) what he/she saw that was egregious.

#127 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-09-06 10:57 AM | Reply

--The best way to handle this would be to resign a

He's got a lucrative career ahead of him as a CNN Senior Political Analyst, if MSNBC don't outbid them.

#128 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-06 11:01 AM | Reply

And nobody hates on others more than you, racebaiter.

#54 | Posted by eberly

Nobody was talking about race. That makes you the racebaiter.

Or does it make you a pedophile? We can all throw baseless accusations. See how this works?

#129 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-06 11:09 AM | Reply

The best way to handle this would be to resign and report to congress (and Mueller?) what he/she saw that was egregious.

#127 | Posted by JeffJ

hahaha the current congress that's trying to destroy the FBI in order to protect a con man president? They're your solution to determining whether or not the president is fit for office?

#130 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-06 11:10 AM | Reply

Yes, he did the principled thing, unlike this coward.

#124 | Posted by nullifidian

Trump calls him a coward. Nulli calls him a coward.

"Baaaaaa!"

#131 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-06 11:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Anonymous" is getting shredded in the media.
The best way to handle this would be to resign and report to congress (and Mueller?) what he/she saw that was egregious.

#127 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-09-06 10:57 AM | FLAG:

No he or she isn't. Only a partisan hackjob would say that.

#132 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-06 11:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

No he or she isn't. Only a partisan hackjob would say that.

#132 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-09-06 11:15 AM

You need to expand your reading list (or learn how to use that Google thingy):

LA Times: No, anonymous Trump official, you're not 'part of the resistance.' You're a coward

New Yorker: The Rogue White House Official Who Wrote That Times Op-Ed Is a Moral Coward

'Senior Official in the Trump Administration' Reveal Yourself Coward

etc.

#133 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-06 11:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#131

See above.

#134 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-06 11:24 AM | Reply

Hey look

And anonymous poster on the internet is calling an annmouse poster a "coward"

That is a top notch argument

#135 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-09-06 12:00 PM | Reply

And the dumbing down of America continues. What a dumb article. Liberals, just remember that everything you do today is going to be brought back on you when a Democrat is in office. Don't start whining and crying when articles come out about someone in the new administration's camp "anonymously" being part of some dumb resistance that is really just new types of partisan politics in disguise. I hate seeing both sides come up with new ways to attack the other because, if effective, it just means the other side starts doing it when it benefits them.

And so many people actually support this crap by promoting it.

#136 | Posted by humtake at 2018-09-06 12:01 PM | Reply

Anonymous

#137 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-09-06 12:02 PM | Reply

Liberals, just remember that everything you do today is going to be brought back on you when a Democrat is in office.

#136 | Posted by humtake

Sure, if trump was just some republican. But he's not and if you have a brain you know that. Democrats have never elected anyone this stupid, unstable, and incompetent. And they likely never will, because they don't promote stupidity and ignorance as virtues like republicans do.

If you're waiting for dems to elect someone as dumb and dangerous as trump you're going to be waiting a long time.

#138 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-09-06 12:05 PM | Reply

Leakers used to be "patriots"

But that was when Obama was president

"Principles"

#139 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-09-06 12:05 PM | Reply

Trump calls him a coward. Nulli calls him a coward.
"Baaaaaa!"

True, and all while acting as if quitting so as not to be responsible for firing the SP is the same as quitting because you don't agree with the President's damaging the country.

He's become quite the mendacious little Trump Troll.

#140 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-06 12:10 PM | Reply

It was Dan Coates.

What did I win?

#141 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-06 12:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

hahaha the current congress that's trying to destroy the FBI in order to protect a con man president?

While I don't expect dems running for elective office to run against the republican party, I have not seen any ads trashing the republican party for their complicity in what they are allowing Trump to get away with. Those dems running for elective office must focus on local issues. However, the DNC could do a lot to define the republican party as a bunch of unpatriotic cowards unwilling to live up to their oath of office and serve as a check on the president.

#142 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-09-06 12:39 PM | Reply

However, the DNC could do a lot to define the republican party as a bunch of unpatriotic cowards unwilling to live up to their oath of office and serve as a check on the president.

This bears repeating.

If (and that's a HUGE IF) the DNC was smart that is exactly what they would do, starting yesterday. However, if past performance is an indicator of future success, they will screw up this gift as they always do.

#143 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-06 12:47 PM | Reply

And the dumbing down of America continues. What a dumb article. Liberals, just remember that everything you do today is going to be brought back on you when a Democrat is in office. Don't start whining and crying when articles come out about someone in the new administration's camp "anonymously" being part of some dumb resistance that is really just new types of partisan politics in disguise. I hate seeing both sides come up with new ways to attack the other because, if effective, it just means the other side starts doing it when it benefits them.
And so many people actually support this crap by promoting it.

#136 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

It's not a news piece. This is written by someone in the administration.

You really have no defense to it. This is what you voted for. This is the Republican Party now.

Deal with it.

#144 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-09-06 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

I read most of the comments here in, and one takeaway:
NO ONE disputes that Trump is unfit for office.

#145 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-09-06 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

Dan Coates

#146 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-06 02:04 PM | Reply

You're out of your league Donny!

#147 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2018-09-06 02:05 PM | Reply

And the dumbing (sic) down of America continues. What a dumb article. Liberals, just remember that everything you do today is going to be brought back on you when a Democrat is in office. Don't start whining and crying when articles come out about someone in the new administration's camp "anonymously" being part of some dumb resistance that is really just new types of partisan politics in disguise. I hate seeing both sides come up with new ways to attack the other because, if effective, it just means the other side starts doing it when it benefits them...Hummer

Hummer,
Just remember, this is a Sr. member of "THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION", not some Liberal civil servant.

How does this come down as a Dem operation in your world?

#148 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-09-06 02:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#82

MARK IT ZERO

#149 | Posted by cjk85 at 2018-09-06 03:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Liberals, just remember that everything you do today is going to be brought back on you when a Democrat is in office.
humtake

i masturbated this morning then smoke a bowl, is that gonna be brought back on me?

#150 | Posted by cjk85 at 2018-09-06 03:52 PM | Reply

i masturbated this morning then smoke a bowl, is that gonna be brought back on me?

POSTED BY CJK85 AT 2018-09-06 03:52 PM | REPLY

Not as long as you cleaned up after yourself.

#151 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-09-06 03:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And the dumbing down of America continues. What a dumb article. Liberals, just remember that everything you do today is going to be brought back on you when a Democrat is in office. Don't start whining and crying when articles come out about someone in the new administration's camp "anonymously" being part of some dumb resistance that is really just new types of partisan politics in disguise. I hate seeing both sides come up with new ways to attack the other because, if effective, it just means the other side starts doing it when it benefits them.
And so many people actually support this crap by promoting it.
#136 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2018-09-06 12:01 PM

"Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!," quoth the Hemmingway of Twitter.

#152 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-06 04:29 PM | Reply

I feel the same about White House leaks in the Trump Administration as I did under Obama and Bush. It is overt sedition and is most likely prosecutable if they can find them. The problem is that even if they do find out who it is, such internal leaks have been going on for both political and personal (selfish) reasons by both parties for so long without prosecution that I doubt prosecution is even possible. Of course that is IF the letter/op-ed is even real.

#153 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-09-06 05:14 PM | Reply

I feel the same about White House leaks in the Trump Administration as I did under Obama and Bush. It is overt sedition and is most likely prosecutable if they can find them. The problem is that even if they do find out who it is, such internal leaks have been going on for both political and personal (selfish) reasons by both parties for so long without prosecution that I doubt prosecution is even possible. Of course that is IF the letter/op-ed is even real.
#153 | POSTED BY BOGEY1355 AT 2018-09-06 05:14 PM

OR, if this represents essentially 98% of the staff immediately surrounding his majesty, that's a lot of prosecutions. That also may indicate his small group of "trustworthy" are being deliberately insulated, Mueller undoubtedly is now tasked with preparing arrangements to carefully extract Trump without embarrassing a transition to Pence.

Trump did seem somewhat unhinged talking offhandedly to the security staff while castigating the prospect of a leaker. Not outside of his normal side-chatter, but I'm not certain to whom it may have really been directed.

It would appear that Trump got himself in over his head with borrowing from foreign national interests, and the political game is destroying his image among even those whom he wants to stay at his resorts. He's becoming pariah, probably by design now that his ulterior function has become apparent to national security.

#154 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-06 05:46 PM | Reply

"Adults in the room" and "unsung heros"

Where were these alleged "adults in the room" when our President (assigned through gerrymandering and the ridiculous undemocratic electoral college) was caging thousands of kids without keeping any records of which parent goes with which child? Or when some of those children are injected with drugs to silence them? Or when he called Mexicans, drug dealers, rapists and murderers? Or when Trump supposedly "negotiated with North Korean Kim Jing-Un? Or when he insulted Trudeau? Or when he insults and threatens the G7?

There are no "unsung heros" in the Trump administration, least of all this cowardly author.

#155 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-06 07:50 PM | Reply

Where were these alleged "adults in the room" when our President...was caging thousands of kids without keeping any records of which parent goes with which child?

#155 | Posted by bayviking

Obviously, these were some of the good things the letter references.

#156 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-06 07:54 PM | Reply

#155 ~ BAYVIKING

If such "adults in the room" actually exist, they are wise to pick their battles. This particular "adult" and his conspirators appear to be more concerned about the consequences of Trump's erratic foreign policy.

#157 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-09-07 01:36 AM | Reply

Another thought that crossed my mind is that this op-ed is so self-defeating that I have to wonder if it was written by someone who has nothing to lose.

#158 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-09-07 02:23 AM | Reply

this is a recording on every telephone extension in the white house

youtu.be

#159 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-07 02:23 AM | Reply

He should resign, rather than cowardly attack the administration that hired him. His job is to implement policy, not "frustrate" it. Hope he is outed and fired as soon as possible.
#19 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

God damn newsworthy!

#160 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-09-07 03:23 AM | Reply

I hope the man is outed and fired too, NULLIFIDIAN. After or at the same time Trump goes.

The Trump WH has become an episode of "I, Claudius".

#161 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-07 07:17 AM | Reply

This guy is always "quoting the litigants" to hide behind their views (too often for it to be plausible deniability) - or the dissenting opinion in overruled cases over precedent - when it comes to abortion or birth control. Just like he did with Jane Doe.

It's useful to keep in mind that he wasn't on the original Heritage list of judges, but was added recently. Now he's #1 with Trump. Why? His out of the norm views on 'can't investigate, can't indict, can't subpoena' a sitting President. Trump gets all he can hope for, and he delivers an ideologue that appeases the religious wackos.

#162 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-07 07:21 AM | Reply

escuse me.
wrong thread.
I'll flag it as 'abusive' so maybe it'll be removed.

#163 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-07 07:22 AM | Reply

Never in his most beautiful day-dreams could Putin have imagined this. He knew Trump getting elected would be bad for us, ... but THIS turmoil?

Putin is winning big.

But let us not forget: The American people did not elect Trump. We rejected him. Not only did he not get a majority of our votes, he didn't even get a plurality. The Electoral College elected Trump.

#164 | Posted by nimbleswitch at 2018-09-07 08:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

NIMBLE

Nothing a Democrat can't fix (as usual).

BUT FIRST . . . .

We have to cut the tail feathers off Congress. All we have to do is vote Democrat in November to get the demise of Trump out of stall and shifted into high gear.

#165 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-09-07 09:09 AM | Reply

Either way, Deep State don't give a *damn* what you think you are entitled to!"

#17 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

That was so cute!

As a Marine I took my turn walking that wall for you and everyone here.

What have you done for America?? (Being a stooge for our enemies does not count)

#166 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-07 11:13 AM | Reply

Between ranting on twitter and rallies, golfing and porn stars, Trump has no time to be President. Ryan and McConnell couldn't care less. Trump has given them a license to kill.

#167 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-07 11:16 AM | Reply

We all knew what we were getting when we elected Nixon. Amoral, conspiratorial, sneaky, unethical, basically a cut throat lawyer- a psychopath with a brain. He ran against Humphrey, the Happy Warrior, was in congress sense WWII, carrier politician, liberal Democrat who refused to commit to a withdraw Vietnam, something that doomed the 68 Chicago convention. One looked unsavory but strong, the other looked good but weak. Americans always go with strength.
Trump is rude, shallow, and loud. He is like a cigar chomping used car salesman desperate to make his quota. You may not believe a thing he says, but he is entertaining. His ignorance is appalling, he isn't lying, he actually believes the crap he says. But he exuded energy and strength.
Hillery looked sick, uninspired, rigid, and reserved. She had been a senator and a Sec. of State, and could only point to diplomatic disasters in her carrier. She was about as exciting as watching grass grow and her rallies reflected that. Even with overwhelming media support, she looked arrogantly privileged, as if the highest office in the land was due her. She didn't want to be president, she expected to be POTUS and the election was a mere formality.
The left may hate Trump,(don't blame me I voted for Johnson), yet the economic picture looks good. That alone makes him secure. I doubt the democrats win the house. It is hard to win seats simply running against Trump. The Democrats will eventually have to run for something the average Joe and Josephine relate to. But do continue to drift further left, that has been so successful in the past. It will get Trump elected in 2020, Just like it did in '72-McGovern, '84 Mondale "88 Dukakis and the midterms are making news with issues like abolishing ICE, Socialism and open borders.

#168 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-07 11:53 AM | Reply

#168 | POSTED BY DOCNJO

How did you make it through that post without using the phrase 'Damn Yankee'?

I want my 30 seconds back.

#169 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-09-07 12:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"...are making news with issues like abolishing ICE, Socialism and open borders." - #168 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-07 11:53 AM

Only on Faux News.

Turn off Faux News.

And learn what the red squiggly lines beneath the words mean.

You're welcome.

#170 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-07 12:10 PM | Reply

"Anonymous" is getting shredded in the media.
#127

The word is also getting shredded by Trump's burger-hole in Montana.

#171 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2018-09-07 01:44 PM | Reply

#170 | Posted by Hans Actually most of that I heard on CNN and MSNBC. Bernie bros are always in step.(lock step).

#172 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-07 03:20 PM | Reply

"Actually most of that I heard on CNN and MSNBC." - #172 | Posted by docnjo at 2018-09-07 03:20 PM

No you didn't

Perhaps you need to visit an otolaryngologist.

#173 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-07 03:22 PM | Reply

"open borders."

Drink!

#174 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-07 03:30 PM | Reply

"Drink!" - #174 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-07 03:30 PM

Hic!

Meanwhile, the way this is structured:

...are making news with issues like abolishing ICE, Socialism and open borders."
...means "issues like abolishing ICE, abolishing Socialism, and abolishing open borders."

#175 | Posted by Hans at 2018-09-07 03:36 PM | Reply

Open the borders!

Why do libertarians and capitalists care?

Preventing able bodies from working is anti capitalistic.

Expecting there to be a government is anti libertarian.

Only socialists want government restricting who corporations can hire and setting their wages.

People, figure out your ideologies.

#176 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-09-07 04:23 PM | Reply

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