Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Derangement of John Brennan

The Wall Street Journal calls it yet another sign of “the madness of American politics.” Editorializing about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ firing of former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, the Journal opines:

Mr. Sessions acted on a recommendation by the FBI’s own Office of Professional Responsibility, but Democrats and the media ignored that and called the firing part of Donald Trump’s plot to undermine the FBI and steal American democracy. Mr. Trump then seemingly tried to confirm the accusations with a Twitter fusillade hailing Mr. McCabe’s firing and escalating without cause to attack special counsel Robert Mueller. Which triggered another round of claims that Mr. Trump’s days in office are numbered, or should be.

One is hard put to dispute the Journal’s assertion that Trump would have done better not to make himself the central issue. His “Twitter fusillade” muddied the waters and obscured the madness of his opponents. To be fair, Trump’s opponents are not really opponents. They are enemies, furies consumed by a will to destroy. 

The world would be a better place if the Obama alumni who are stoking the rage had shown the same will to destroy when faced with ISIS or with Islamist terrorists. Instead, in that war they manifested the silence of the lambs. Not even a bleat.

Playing Mr. Tough Guy was former CIA Director John Brennan. The Journal picks up the story with Brennan’s ill-tempered tweet:

John Brennan, Barack Obama’s CIA director, tweeted in response to Mr. Trump’s tweet that, “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.”

Given the way the Obama team thinks of Trump, is it difficult to believe that Andy and Peter and Lisa were conspiring to prevent him from winning the election? Or that they were taking out what they called an “insurance policy” to prevent him from governing?

Brennan is clearly unhinged. He obviously has a problem with impulse control. This man was the Director of the CIA. But, what do we really know about his temperament, his decorum, his loyalties, his ability to maintain his composure in the line of fire? It’s one thing to denounce Trump for manifesting a less than presidential demeanor. And yet, you cannot sustain the argument if you seem to be even more deranged.

Brennan was not alone in flying into a rage over it all. Many media commentators got in touch with their inner outrage and spewed it over the media. Their goal: to obscure the issue and to persuade people that when the Attorney General was following a recommendation made by the FBI, Donald Trump was pulling the strings. 

But who, in the end, was pulling John Brennan’s strings? Shouldn’t we know more about him and his temperament and what he was doing at the CIA? Clearly, the anti-Trumpers from the Obama administration are attacking Trump because they want to protect their Messiah. What are they trying to hide?


Ignatius Acton Chesterton OCD said...

"Brennan is clearly unhinged."

Perhaps because the investigations are getting close to home. As I've said here before: follow the unmasking. It's all about the surveillance state and how Obama's subordinates weaponized (yet another) piece of the federal government to attack his political opponents. The idea that Obama didn't know about this is preposterous.

As for McCabe, I am disgusted by this outpouring of concern about his pension. Hopefully other federal leaders and bureaucrats will get this message that this kind of political meddling is wrong. As the WSJ mentioned in one of the final paragraphs in an editorial last week on this topic, try finding out how the FBI will treat you if you do the same kinds of things McCabe has. The FBI/Mueller certainly didn't give any quarter in their entrapment and prosecution of Mike Flynn. McCabe certainly doesn't deserve better. Boo-hoo, McCabe doesn't get his pension, while Flynn is flat broke from defending himself from a witchhunt. McCabe is a disgrace, and James "Boy Scout" Comey's public reactions to these events show what a political snake he is.

We are finding out a lot about how our Federal government works against its citizens.

As for the sinister Russian meddling and bots on Facebook, the news yesterday about Democrat social engineering is certainly interesting. Seems there's a lot of inside election meddling going on...

Sam L. said...

The enemedia is also unhinged. "Can you say 'Co-Conspiritors', boys and girls? Yes, I knew you could."