Posted Friday morning, July 13, 2018.
A law enforcement officer who thinks the criminal he’s investigating is pond scum? That’s never happened! FBI Agent Pete Strzok prepares to testify Thursday to a House hearing on whether the FBI set out to scuttle Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy by not revealing that the Russians were helping him win the election. Photo via the Hill.
These hearings are an act of crass and cynical political expediency. Like you need me to tell you that. You’ll never get Congressional Republicans to admit it, for obvious reasons, but one of them is that Republicans don’t do politics. Politics are corrupt, dirty, and self-serving, and only the corrupt, dirty, and self-serving Democrats are corrupt, dirty, and self-serving enough to do it. It’s their only way of achieving their goals and advancing their agenda. They can’t be as high-minded, principled, and self-sacrificing as we high-minded, principled, and self-sacrificing Republicans, whose only goal is to save average Americans from having to suffer the effects of politics which is the imposition of liberal government upon them. Good, hardworking, independent people don’t need governing or anything the Government promises to provide, and average Americans---regular Americans, real Americans---who are all Republican, are all good, hardworking, independent people. Politics and Government are synonymous. Politics brings about Government brings about more politics brings about more Government, and so on. Liberals ask, incredulously, Republican politicians why they went into politics and government if they hate both so much. Their answer is, To put a stop to them, duh! Patriots don’t become soldiers in times of war because they like war. They become soldiers to stop the war.
It’s hypocritical nonsense, of course, and it doesn’t stop the from taking advantage of their political offices to enrich themselves and toss free stuff to their constituents without worrying if it will corrupt them, discourage them from hard work, and lead to their losing their independence. The hearings are part of that ongoing political enterprise and to the political effort of protecting the GOP’s power to govern to their own advantage, power they would lose if Donald Trump is driven from office in disgrace. The object is to hide the fact that the leader of the Party is a criminal, an idiot, and a Russian stooge. So it’s imperative to discredit the investigations that are in the process of proving that Trump is a criminal, an idiot, and a Russian stooge. To that end, the Republicans set out to make Pete Strzok the face of the investigations and then discredit and disgrace him any way which way they can think of, including, ridiculously, pushing the notion that a man who’s cheated on his wife can’t be trusted to tell the truth or demonstrate any loyalty---a higher loyalty---to Truth, Justice, and the American Way, an idea about which Ivana, Marla Maples, and Melania might offer some opinions.