Is this all there is?

I laughed at this.  Leftists at NPR are beginning to realize that there was no collusion between Donald J. Trump and the Russians to influence the election of 2016.   This distresses them.   They still give a lot of time to their wishful thinking, but there are glimpses that enlighten and amuse.

Are all the facts in this case all the facts there ever will be?

Because for all the contacts that Democrats deem “collusion” and Republicans call merely “ill-advised,” nothing has emerged that everyone can agree is a smoking gun. And it’s possible that barring a major bombshell, no such new evidence ever could bring both sides to that consensus given how deeply partisan the Russia saga has become.

That would be good news for Trump. The other good news for him this week was that not only the House intelligence committee has concluded its Russia investigation, his allies will continue to pursue what it calls the “biased” Justice Department and FBI.

Lawmakers received another batch of text messages exchanged between two FBI officials who’ve embarrassed the bureau with their criticisms of Trump and their connections to former Director James Comey, who was fired by President Trump, and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

This has proven a fertile line of advance for the president’s allies and lately, it has yielded bigger news than anything in the “collusion” line.

HAR Har Har hardy har har hoo hoo hoo hooey.

Make America Great Again.

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/28/606568624/the-russia-investigations-the-house-intel-committee-duels-over-evidence-again

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Is this all there is?”

  1. Let’s just address this issue logically.

    Why would KGB agent (notice I refuse to use the term “former”) Putin wish to influence the American electorate to vote for the toughest and least bribable guy after the Clintons accepted all the Russian money for the so-called “Foundation” and speaker fees?

    BTW, Chelsea’s wedding cost a mere $5 million dollars. And I know what weddings cost!

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  2. There were several of us redacted ones at another site who said that Putin knew that Hillary expected to win, all the media people expected Hillary to win, pundits and pollsters were 95% expecting Hillary to win, officeholders of both parties expected Hillary to win, and nearly half of the Trump campaign expected Hillary to win.

    So, Putin expected Hillary to win.  The natural thing for an old Commie would be to want her to have as narrow a victory as could be managed, to reduce her “mandate” and trim her “coattails,” thus making her less effective as President.   Therefore, stir up confusion, test the power of social media meddling, and try to boost the loser a little just to hamper Hillary’s smooth path to victory.

    Ha.

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  3. Larry Koler:
    Thanks for the info.

    NPR is a leftist organization fully committed to anti-Americanism.

    You guys are killing me here! NPR has one of the best classical music stations in the country and has introduced me to a lot of symphonies and composers of which I was unaware.

    I’m not sure it makes sense to boycott companies and services that we enjoy because of their political views. Frankly this sounds eerily similar to what has happened to conservative services from bakeries to radio shows.

    I still think we can win elections the Donald’s way- more rallies, less ad money- and I believe that most of the liberal politicians in the bullpen right now will never get his drawing power because their message just isn’t that charismatic!

    As an aside, it’s not like we don’t have money on our side as in the Koch bros.

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  4. Liz, NPR’s political coverage is what I’m talking about. They are funded by the whole country but steer all their influence towards just one party. This is in contradiction to their fiduciary responsibilities from their original charter.

    Also, the audience for public broadcasting is upper middle class and can afford to do this without federal money. This is a niche boutique product funded by all but for the benefit of the liberal elites.

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  5. Larry Koler:
    They are funded by the whole country but steer all their influence towards just one party

    I can’t argue with you here that this is reprehensible but I believe PBS is partially funded by the govt as well. I realize this goes against all my fiscally conservative principles, but I’ve always regarded that station as the one small perk that I pay for and actually appeals to my demographic! Otherwise, I’m shelling out money to fund Planned Parenthood, food stamps, etc.

    I realize I should take a pure “all or nothing” approach here, but since funding undesirable programs is highly unlikely to end in my lifetime, I simply don’t feel like giving up the few things that give me pleasure. Tax dollars or donations; quelle est la difference? I’m still paying!

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  6. EThompson:
    You guys are killing me here! NPR has one of the best classical music stations in the country and has introduced me to a lot of symphonies and composers of which I was unaware.

    Oh, I listen to NPR.  I have a pretty good classical music station in my area.

    But I also get an NPR station from a neighboring state that is an all-talk format.  You should hear the Leftists on NPR talk.  They are in full anti-Trump mode all the time, except for a couple of homegrown shows that focus on healthcare, homeowner projects, and area gardening.  When they get tired of recycling all the anti-Trump screeds they can find, they take a break and switch to anti-Christian screeds.

    I am listening to them a lot.  There are only a few traditionalist Christians who do, but this Bubba wants to know what the Enemy’s people are saying.

    I wrote my congressman last year to ask him to work to repeal the Public Broadcasting Act.  It was passed in the 1960s to provide educational programming.  Since we have government programs to help disadvantaged people gain access to the internet, NPR and PBS are no longer needed as Big Government projects.  They only provide comfort to the Left and protection for the Deep State.

    If they were to lose their tax funding they could easily make it up with tearful appeals to their usual donors.

     

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  7. MJBubba:
    But I also get an NPR station from a neighboring state that is an all-talk format.

    I have listened and I won’t disagree. It’s akin to reading the former Pravda.

    I just don’t care because I think Trump has taught us all not to be afraid because common sense and good old fashioned self-interest can win the day. I realize he won’t be in the WH forever but am hoping he will leave an indelible print on politics going forward.

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  8. EThompson:

    MJBubba:
    But I also get an NPR station from a neighboring state that is an all-talk format.

    I have listened and I won’t disagree. It’s akin to reading the former Pravda.

    I just don’t care because I think Trump has taught us all not to be afraid because common sense and good old fashioned self-interest can win the day. I realize he won’t be in the WH forever but am hoping he will leave an indelible print on politics going forward.

    Yes, and one way to leave an indelible print on politics is to quit using taxpayer funds to support Leftist media.

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  9. MJBubba:

    EThompson:

    MJBubba:
    But I also get an NPR station from a neighboring state that is an all-talk format.

    I have listened and I won’t disagree. It’s akin to reading the former Pravda.

    I just don’t care because I think Trump has taught us all not to be afraid because common sense and good old fashioned self-interest can win the day. I realize he won’t be in the WH forever but am hoping he will leave an indelible print on politics going forward.

    Yes, and one way to leave an indelible print on politics is to quit using taxpayer funds to support Leftist media.

    I appreciate the fact that our president is focusing on trade issues, personal and corporate tax cuts, jobs, and national security. When all those factors fall into place (and they will), the leftist media will be naturally disenfranchised.

    In other words, CNN, MSNBC, NPR are the tails wagging the dog of dysfunction and government incompetence and the Donald is working hard to slay the beast.

    (My apologies to animal lovers on this site for this analogy.)

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  10. EThompson:

     

    I realize I should take a pure “all or nothing” approach here, but since funding undesirable programs is highly unlikely to end in my lifetime, I simply don’t feel like giving up the few things that give me pleasure. Tax dollars or donations; quelle est la difference? I’m still paying!

    The difference is that I certainly do *not* listen to NPR, but I’m still paying, too.

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  11. Haakon Dahl:

    EThompson:

     

    I realize I should take a pure “all or nothing” approach here, but since funding undesirable programs is highly unlikely to end in my lifetime, I simply don’t feel like giving up the few things that give me pleasure. Tax dollars or donations; quelle est la difference? I’m still paying!

    The difference is that I certainly do *not* listen to NPR, but I’m still paying, too.

    I understand; as I mentioned, I despise funding Planned Parenthood that is designated a heckuva lot more taxpayer dollars than NPR. The govt will never curb their addiction to spending other people’s money so I’ll take the lesser and cheaper of two evils.

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  12. EThompson:

    Haakon Dahl:

    EThompson:

     

    I realize I should take a pure “all or nothing” approach here, but since funding undesirable programs is highly unlikely to end in my lifetime, I simply don’t feel like giving up the few things that give me pleasure. Tax dollars or donations; quelle est la difference? I’m still paying!

    The difference is that I certainly do *not* listen to NPR, but I’m still paying, too.

    I understand; as I mentioned, I despise funding Planned Parenthood that is designated a heckuva lot more taxpayer dollars than NPR. The govt will never curb their addiction to spending other people’s money so I’ll take the lesser and cheaper of two evils.

    I haven’t been offered that choice.  Neither have you.

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