Encore of Revival: America, December 16, 2019

Revelations about the Russianewsgategate scandal are beyond damning. Why would Comey and friends consciously fabricate a lie, just to scare the president for not meeting with the Intelligence community every day? Generally, the public thinks that they think that their attempted assault against the president would succeed, so they would never have to answer for what they did. Like a failed revolt against Caesar, now they must pay. They didn’t think they would get caught, they outreached, then they got caught. That’s what the public is generally led to believe.

However, given the levels of flagrant sloppiness, it is difficult to say that getting caught resulted from a mere miscalculation. More likely, they simply didn’t think that far ahead because, if they had, they would have prepared contingencies. They had no contingencies and they left a highway of breadcrumbs.

What explains this?—Psychopath?—Ruling class corruption?—Drowning in their own swamp? A simple miscalculation or a belief that they would get away with it doesn’t suffice. Somewhere, the Washington elite have gone off the deep end.

The impeachment campaign against Trump is a self-imploding, self-destructing, backfiring bombshell. The Democrats harm themselves with their impeachment proceedings so fast that news can’t even keep up with the damage. Their resolve to bring their own demise goes beyond conspiracy—it’s self-absorbed madness. No matter how much they can see how much they make themselves lose, they only turn up the temperature and lose more.

The moral of the story is that we should expect even more blunders as the swamp drains and the monsters who thrived there writhe in their last hours of miserable existence. Of course, that could last a few decades before it’s all done with.


Potent anti-Trump opinion
Trump’s Dud of a Deal Shows the Futility of Trade War // Bloomberg


The Obama’s Administration’s FISA Abuse Is a Massive Scandal // National Review

51% oppose…
National (US) Poll – December 10, 2019 – Buttigieg Slips, While Biden A // Quinnipiac

50% oppose…
Most Say Trump Hindered Inquiry, But Impeachment Opinion is Unmoved // Monmouth

Impeachment needle not moving as majority of voters oppose removing Trump: polls // Fox News

Lindsey Graham: ‘I Have Serious Concerns About Whether The FISA Court Can Continue Unless There’s Fundamental Reform’ // RCP

2 GOP senators say McConnell will move to acquit Trump, not merely dismiss charges // CNN

US Attorney Durham objects to IG findings on Russia probe origins in stunning statement // Fox News

Soc Media, Econ, Tech

On record…
Back up the truck and buy buy buy because there is no risk says MUFG economist // MarketWatch

Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services // bleepingcomputer.com

3 Stocks Immune to the U.S.-China Trade War // Motley Fool

For the first time in US history, a decade will pass without the country falling into a recession // Markets Insider

Chinese restaurant opened by white woman shuts down 8 months after controversy // NBC News

McDonald’s black franchisees leave chain as disparity grows // CNBC

You’re Kidding

Navy SEAL running for Congress violates rules by showing up in uniform // Business Insider

North America

JPMorgan’s Dimon says endorses new trade deal, tackles central bank measures // Yahoo News

The Isles

So much for Brexit being ‘unpopular’…
Election results 2019: Boris Johnson hails ‘new dawn’ after historic victory // BBC News

NATO Focus

The Aramco attack was an ‘act of war’ by Iran: Brian Hook // CNBC