What the Hell is Going on with Sean Hannity and the Nutty Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory?!

Screen Shot 2017-05-22 at 3.04.10 PM I despise nonsensical conspiracy theories. In fact, despite the fact that morons often confuse some of my contrarian opinions with conspiracies, I am a strong anti-conspiracy theorist. I simply believe that human beings are very poorly designed to engage in large schemes, especially in this era of social media where nearly everyone has a recording device on them at all times. But even for those who also disdain these nutty theories, the insane narrative currently being promoted endlessly by Sean Hannity on radio and television regarding murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich being the REAL source of the WikiLeaks hacking should earn a special place of scorn. Sean Hannity is blatantly lying to his audience, against the wishes of a grieving family, all so he can score points with the Trump Cult in a way which might convince them that the whole Trump/Russia story really is “Fake News.” It Continue reading "What the Hell is Going on with Sean Hannity and the Nutty Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory?!"

Trump’s Cult Was Designed to Withstand This Current Media Onslaught and That’s What’s Happening

trump-rallyedited-2 This week, the media freak-out over nightly “bombshell” revelations regarding evidence of President Trump’s apparent malfeasance and general abject incompetence reached, perhaps prematurely, a 9.5 out of 10. It culminated with Friday’s story that Trump told a Russian spy, in the Oval Office, that he fired the FBI Director, who is a “real nut job,” because he was investigating their involvement in our election and that he had gotten rid of the problem. Within the last two weeks, there have been several stories about Trump which, in an era where the mainstream news media wasn’t coming off of eight years of Obama cheerleading and was still remotely trusted by Republicans, would have quickly forced the GOP to abandon this president and set the stage for his resignation. This latest disclosure, basically verified by the White House, certainly should qualify as one of those, if not the most damaging of Continue reading "Trump’s Cult Was Designed to Withstand This Current Media Onslaught and That’s What’s Happening"

A Scenario Where Naming Robert Mueller Special Counsel Saves the Trump Presidency

Most of the mainstream news media, many Democrats, and even bettors all seem pretty convinced that the presidency of Donald Trump is doomed. Essentially, the conventional wisdom is that the naming of the highly-respected Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign has set a process in motion which will eventually, but inevitably, force Trump to leave the White House prematurely. I can certainly understand why some pretty smart people are coming to this conclusion. After all, if the now famous James Comey “Let it Go” memo really does indicate that Trump attempted to interfere with the Russian investigation and this is deemed to be obstruction of justice, then clearly the instant the Democrats take over the House of Representatives he will indeed be impeached. We are a long way from that being known to be true, however, and even if it were, it Continue reading "A Scenario Where Naming Robert Mueller Special Counsel Saves the Trump Presidency"

It’s Time for GOP to Finally Dump Trump…But Will They?

Monday afternoon the political and media establishment was once again horrified by a revelation regarding President Trump. This time it was reports indicating that, at best, President Trump is an insecure, bragging, adolescent, dipshit who allegedly gave highly classified information to the Russians in the Oval Office, which apparently could easily harm our fight against ISIS. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation about whether THIS time the Trump house of cards will finally collapse, thus ending a national nightmare for about 55% of the our adult population. The answer to that question is no. This, based on what we currently know, is NOT going to bring down the Trump presidency any time soon. That’s not to say that this story shouldn’t have that kind of impact. There is not another president in my lifetime who could (or would) be under FBI investigation for his campaign colluding Continue reading "It’s Time for GOP to Finally Dump Trump…But Will They?"

Not So Fast Ann Coulter, You Can’t Get Off the Hook for Trump Support So Easily

Trump super-fan Ann Coulter raised eyebrows today with her comments to The Daily Caller in which she expresses extreme dissatisfaction with the God-King about whom she wrote her last book titled, In Trump We Trust. While this was not the first time Ann has expressed pangs of buyer’s remorse, it is clearly the most dramatic indication that it is at least theoretically possible for one of his prominent media sycophants to finally have the scales fall from their eyes (it is very important to note that her close friend, and fellow Trump cheerleader, Matt Drudge featured the interview prominently on the Drudge Report). While I applaud Ann for being willing to at least seriously entertain the prospect, against her own self-interest, that she and the rest of the Trump cult were duped into supporting an unqualified, liberal, conman for president, I also have a couple of serious issues with how Continue reading "Not So Fast Ann Coulter, You Can’t Get Off the Hook for Trump Support So Easily"

The Hyper-Partisan Reaction to Trump’s Comey Firing Shows How Much We All Suck

Now that the dust is finally starting to settle from President Trump’s stunning firing of then FBI Director James Comey, it seems clear that there are only two ways to logically interpret the current factual record. Either:
  1. President Trump is actively engaged in a cover-up of his presidential campaign’s collusion with Russia.
  2. President Trump is uniquely unfit, in every possible way, to be the president of the United States.
Let’s put aside option number one for the moment, as it is impossible to currently know this for sure. (For the record, if I had to guess, I would say this allegation is NOT true, but I understand why many are convinced that it is). While many on the right have conveniently/absurdly made “Russian Collusion” the new standard for whether Trump is still worthy of our support, I would submit that what we DO know for sure should now Continue reading "The Hyper-Partisan Reaction to Trump’s Comey Firing Shows How Much We All Suck"

Here’s the Fundamental Flaw in President Trump’s Justification for the Comey Firing

Last night, I wrote about my initial reactions to President Trump’s shocking firing of FBI Director James Comey. One of the primary takeaways was that everyone, especially the “conservative” media, would react in an extremely hypocritical fashion to the news. While it was hardly a tough call, that prediction has certainly been very accurate. This issue of what I call “The Death of Hypocrisy,” which has marked the entire political phenomenon of “Trumpsanity,” is both very important and vastly underrated. For if hypocrisy is no longer a political “crime,” then there is a very slippery slope down which our politics will slide precipitously into total chaos and utter meaninglessness (I know, we may already be there). But despite being keenly aware of this problem, even I was slightly taken aback when Trump tried, in his very first line of defense of Comey’s firing, to play Continue reading "Here’s the Fundamental Flaw in President Trump’s Justification for the Comey Firing"