A distorted mind; strange perceptions

The Emperor’s New Clothes: Trump at Davos by neo-neocon – “No, Trump’s not the emperor without clothes. He’s the kid who points and says the obvious about the naked emperor, “But he hasn’t got anything on!”

Then there are headlines like this: The Obstruction Case Is Getting Solid but when you go to look to see why, you find reporting that says “The aborted attempt to dismiss Mueller shows that Trump has sought to control the Russia investigation, that he has faked his reasons for disrupting it, and that he has ignored warnings that his behavior could be illegal.” In other words, the idea of ‘solid’ is based on something that did not happen, no evidence of any defined crime or illegal activity, and a boss mulling over firing an employee where, if that actually happened, that boss listed to, and acted on, reasonable cases presented by advisers. Just who is mentally deranged and unable to grapple reality here? Who is showing indications of obsessive behavior?

Doomsday Clock scream of ‘danger!’ falls flat on anti-Trump face by Cheryl K. Chumley – “One of the clock setters’ biggest concerns seems to be President Donald Trump’s rhetoric. – Seriously.” It’s about personality based paranoia.

“Sift through the parsed language and what these clock watchers are really getting at is that Trump’s manner of speaking — his manner of matching mockery with mockery, attack with attack, threat and intimidation with threat and intimidation — has brought the world to the brink of self-destruction.

To Doomsdayers, the Trump era, which has only been one year, by the way, has nonetheless ushered in more dangers than September 11, 2001, and the terror attacks on the United States — when the clock didn’t budge from its 1998 setting of nine minutes to midnight — and more dangers than seen during the entire diplomatic-at-all-costs Barack Obama administration, when the clock shifted from six minutes to midnight, to five minutes to midnight in 2012 and three minutes to midnight in 2015 and 2016.

This Trump talk — it’s a real killer all right.

Then there’s the Fake News™ scandal mongering. Huffington Post Smears Ryan Zinke With Fake Charge by Frank Miele – “The fake news media took another scalp this week, er, I mean, they distorted another story in order to smear the Trump administration.” AND Melania Trump’s favorability trends upward despite scandal-seeking news coverage by Jennifer Harper – “Some wonder why ‘liberal feminists’ have not come to her defense.” AND The Stormy Daniels outrage shows the media still don’t get Trump and why he won by Eddie Scarry – “It’s confounding reporters and TV commentators without critical thinking skills (take your pick off the “Morning Joe” set) that people just don’t seem to care about Stormy Daniels, the porn actress President Trump allegedly paid off to keep quiet before the 2016 election.”

Then there’s the real scandal. Grassley Pursues America’s Biggest Scandal by John Hinderaker – “While the Democratic Party press tries to pump life into Bob Mueller’s going-nowhere-fast Russia investigation, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley continues to burrow into the real scandal: the corruption of the Department of Justice and the FBI by Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.” One reason it is as big a scandal as it is is due to the solidarity and nature of the partisan response.

“Here, we simply have a letter requesting information. The Democrats to whom it is addressed will either ignore it, respond in risibly inadequate fashion, or lie. And there probably isn’t anything the Senate Judiciary Committee can do about it. Still, it is good to see that Grassley and Graham are at least trying to get at the truth with regard to what shapes up as the biggest scandal in American political history.

will the scandals of the past decade ever be resolved?

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