No Treason To Be Cheerful


Ardent Russia/Trump collusion proponent Rachel Maddow, of MSNBC

Heroic Ode for The American Resistance

(for CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times & all those
who hoped the Mueller report would be the thing)

Rather than fight the man-child from Orange
on the metres deep concrete of his actual crimes,
you did battle with your size twelve dress shoes
gallantly planted in quicksand – just now grown suddenly
ravenous – or failing that in the largest serving
of Jell-O and ice cream since Christopher Columbus
showed up to tell America he’d discovered it.

Given the chance you’d have stood pluckily before the jury
and – neglecting to mention the shortcomings
in his approach to childcare – accused
Josef Fritzel of bad carpentry; courageously focused
on Elizabeth the First’s bald patch and not her public
disembowelling of her critics; fearlessly
taken issue with Peter Sutcliffe’s driving
and not what he did to those women
with his menu of hammers and screwdrivers;
dared take to a radio talk show to criticise the late Adolf Hitler
for his side parting and inability to gather a crowd,
and told the plebs it’s time Franz von Papen rode to their rescue.

You who heroically blew the bags of Dollars mom and dad invested
putting big ideas into your little skull by trying to convict this wolf
temporarily taken human form of eating the one sheep he didn’t.

Kevin Higgins

Previously: I’m Gonna Set It Straight, This Watergate


‘Closing In’



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31 thoughts on “No Treason To Be Cheerful

  1. Junkface

    Ha ha ha!
    Someone actually quoted Gorka! He’s a total fraud, fake degrees, fake everything! A total joke.

    The fact is, the Mueller report has not been seen in full by anyone yet. AG Barr wrote his summary of what he thinks it contains. He was hired precisely to try to protect the President, as his letter stated 6 months before he got the job. A total autocrat/dictator move. And the report specifically says “This is not an exoneration of Trump”. What does Trump do on the very day of its release? Tells the world that he has been totally exonerated!
    It will all be exposed when the House and the Senate get a look at the full report.

    1. jerry

      you mean dr seb the nazi ? yeah not very credible, plus he looks like dr meinheimer from naked gun

      but regardless of that, the FISA warrants were granted based on lies produced by fusion gps for DNC/Hillary Clinton and these were used to spy on Trumps campaign – the DNC simply thought they would win and/or find something deadly which would guarantee a win and then sweep it under the rug.

      Those people, bruce and nellie ohr, chris steele, lisa page, peter strzok etc – hopefully as high as Barack “drone king, destroyer of the middle east and murderer of wedding parties, bringer of change” Obama

      big trouble coming their way soon on why they conspired to infiltrate a presidential campaign and then tried to derail it once successful, causing huge embarassment to the USA and all because Clintons emails were leaked. Reminder, the truth in those emails damaged her. The truth. Think about that. She was horrible, the DNC was exposed and nothing has changed there.

      1. Junkface

        “But Hilary’s emails!!”
        Christ, give it a rest. Hilary was investigated just before the election, by Comey, there were no charges. It lost her the election. She was not a good candidate, really bad one in fact.
        I think the truth that will come out about how Trump has done business/fraud for the last 30 years will overshadow anything Hilary Clinton may have done in the past.

        1. jerry

          lol, the whole mueller investigation was about russian interference and the hacking of hillarys emails that they claim were given to Trump by Assange

          This was just written but I couldnt have asked for something clearer –

          “Efforts by high-ranking officials in the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice (DOJ), and State Department to portray President Donald Trump as having colluded with Russia were the culmination of years of bias and politicization under the Obama administration.

          While the elements of the day-to-day investigative team differed for the Clinton email investigation and the Trump–Russia investigation, the primary team remained the same throughout both cases”

      2. Nigel

        I don’t know that much about US law but I’m pretty sure the DNC doesn’t apply for, or get, or have anything to do with, FISA warrants. Pretty sure the rest is boilerplate right-wing lying. I mean, ‘hopefully’ is a bit of a giveaway that it’s all made up.

        1. jerry

          “Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before, or after, FISA warrant”

          “Comey now has confirmed what Republican lawmakers like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) have warned about for months – that the FBI used an unverified dossier, paid for by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party as political opposition research, to justify spying on the duly nominated GOP candidate for president just weeks before Election Day.”

          1. Nigel

            Um, so? Wasn’t it literally just referred to in a footnote? Didn’t they already have oodles of justification for investigating people around Trump? Haven’t they been proved right about that?

      3. f_lawless

        @jerry I think you might get one or two who have to fall on their sword but I doubt there’ll the level of reprisals that there really should be – it was the FBI who sought the FISA warrants based on the Steele dossier which they must surely have known from the start, was bogus .

        I think Clinton’s 2016 defeat in the context of the DNC emails leak presented a uniquely dangerous existential threat to the credibility of the ‘Corporate Party’ system (as Chomsky dubbed it). The political vacuum left behind by a disgraced Dem party subjected to criminal proceedings could have allowed for new, truly progressive party unbeholden to corporate money to take root – a serious danger to the establishment parties on both the left and right.
        IMO, stretching out Russiagate for the last 2+ years to distract public attention from email contents and cloud the narrative was deemed worth it in a desperate attempt to maintain the status quo of the the two-party system – even if ultimately it could lead to a boost for Trump’s re-election potential, etc – plus it served the interests of the US military industrial complex by justifying record military budgets.

        1. Nigel

          You’re still saying a Republican AG appointed a Republican investigator to distract from leaked DNC emails that were all over the news and well established in the public record months before. Unbelievable.

          1. f_lawless

            no,I wouldn’t put it quite like that – although I am saying you need to stop looking at this only through a partisan lens to try and make sense of it. Why is it so hard for you to believe that sometimes these guys go above party politics to protect the status quo when so many prominent Republican party members came out in support of Clinton and/or opposed Trump – who, at the time, was going “off-script” and was deemed a potential upset the establishment? George W Bush, George HW Bush, Colin Powell, Condaleeza Rice to name a few – there’s actually hundreds on the list:

            Also trying to assert that there’s ever been a proper national public debate in the US about the content and implications of the DNC emails, is not grounded in reality. From early days it’s always been referred to in the media in the context of ‘Russia attacked our democracy’. There was a clearly a case for criminal corruption within the DNC but no investigation or criminal lawsuit went ahead – in the end only a crowd-funded civil lawsuit was filed by dismayed Democratic party activists but it was kept out of the media spotlight and ultimately dismissed.

          2. Nigel

            Trump’s own AG was supporting Clinton? What? Is anybody involved in the investigation on that list? If not how is it relevant? Is it possible the DNC didn’t break any laws? Do you have anything besides speculation about motive to show that the investigation was a distraction from the emails? How is the Republican party using hacked emails to to attack the DNC not the status quo?

            One reason Trump gets away with so much is Republican support in the Senate and Congress has beren rock solid. You cannot get more edtablishment than that.

          3. f_lawless

            I’m saying I think the AG was acquiescing to pressure from the Intelligence state in the context of the intense Russophobic atmosphere that had already been drummed to hysterical levels in the wake of Clinton’s defeat.

            According to the book “Shattered”, which interviewed insiders from the Clinton campaign, within 24 hours of defeat, the strategy then turned to into calling into question the legitimacy of the election by hyping the suggestion in the dodgy Steele dossier that Russia had hacked the elections.
            More significantly, the intelligence state also threw their weight behind the same unverified dossier.
            Sure, I’m speculating – but I wouldn’t frame it as the AG supporting Clinton as such, rather the AG kowtowing to a fabricated narrative that (a) in effect deflects from the potential threat which the DNC emails’ contents pose to the stability of the two-party system and ( b) also suited the geopolitical aspirations of those who want to keep the US on a permanent war footing and increase military spending

            One effect of the whole Russiagate affair of course is that rather than “drain the swamp”, Trump has capitulated under the pressure and brought in the likes of John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Eliot Abrams to his inner circle

          4. Nigel

            Clinton was defeated. All the complaining about Russian interference, the demented media coverage, the Comey letter – that was all sour grapes, red meat to Trump’s base. They loved it. The mockery and the gloating were through the roof. There was no reason to acquiesce or kowtow to anything to anything the Democrats were saying. They had no power. But they launched an investigation an investigation into possible collusion to preserve the two party system? The two party system wasn’t under threat, it was exactly the way they wanted it to be. Trump was falling over over himself to increase milutary spending and vastly increase the number of drone strikes. You’re conjuring pure fantasy out of thin air.

            Another way of looking at it was that the whole thing was so rotten-looking not even Trump’s own appointed AG could bring himself to ignore it. And the idea that Pompeo and Bolton represent some sort of capitulation is hilarious.

          5. Forfuppssake

            F_lawless why make such a song and dance about the hacking of the Dem emails?

            Really their internal party business was while fishy looking not a matter of great public interest.
            If there’s a case there for criminal corruption why don’t you start writing what your source is for that, what statute the perpetrators would be charged under, the name of the charge, and the alleged instigators instead of waffling and rehashing mindless Breitbart agit prop while laughably chiding others for viewing this through a “partisan lens”?

          6. f_lawless

            “Really their internal party business was while fishy looking not a matter of great public interest.”
            Hmm, hard to take you seriously with a comment like that. And spare me the lazy Breitbart slur

            I can only assume you’re ignorant of how proceedings unfolded with the class action lawsuit filed against the DNC for rigging the primaries. The sheer brazenness of the defence put forward by the DNC’s attorneys -but sadly the kind of thing that will fly in the US when there’s so much political clout behind you.

            Firstly, to actually argue that Sanders supporters knew the primaries were rigged therefore rendering the DNC unaccountable was beyond the pale. Then to double down and deny what is stipulated in Article V, Section 4 of the DNC’s own charter: ie. that the DNC chair and their staff must ensure neutrality in the Democratic presidential primaries. The attorneys made the outrageous claim that it was “a discretionary rule that it didn’t need to adopt to begin with.”

            Subsequent polls showed that Sanders, if he had been nominated, would easily have defeated Trump. “Not a matter of great public interest” indeed!

          7. Forfuppssake

            The same polls which consistently got the election wrong as well? Waffle

            Hard to take your commentary seriously when you don’t even address the substantive point

            Keep spinning for Breitbart though

          8. f_lawless

            Fraud is a crime, is it not? To increase their chances of success, the Democratic Party members filed a “Fraud Class Action Lawsuit” against former DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz as technically, the bar for “Criminal Fraud” is that bit higher under US law.

            Nothing to do with Breitbart – you’re only making yourself look foolish by continuously referring to that.

            Maybe you might address you’re interpretation of what fraud is and your views on the defence presented by the DNC’s attorneys?

  2. Junkface

    I dunno, I think America takes Treason very seriously. There are parts of the American power structure that are more powerful than any president (CIA FBI, NSA). They will have seen everything by now and are already working on it before, the House and the Senators get a look. Trump is screwed long term, that’s for sure. His empire will be stripped and dismantled. He’s afraid to lose the presidency as then he will be charged as a citizen, sitting presidents cannot be charged.

    I do agree though, that large blocks of text in the Mueller report might be redacted to the point were even that will be investigated. It could go on, and on.

  3. Nigel

    Just to point out that this was a Republican investigation all the way, the Democrats, the Resistance, had nothing to do with setting it up. In trying to protect it and to make the findings public, the Democrats in Congress are literally doing their jobs – oversight is what the US Congress does. Mind you, while you’re snarking at them from the sidelines, I’m sure a caustic poem from Kevin Higgins will truly have him shaking in his shoes.

  4. MMK

    Gorka is a fascist.

    Hilary is dirty.

    Trump is corrupt up to his eyeballs.

    The system created this mess. They allow these degenerates into power and all they do is line their pockets. They have vomited up Gorka and his toxic ilk to protect their privileged existence.

    The fall out from 2008 continues and there will be a reckoning for 40 years of Neoliberal theft. Trump’s tweets/outrageous behaviour and Russiagate hysteria are just sideshows.

  5. rotide

    Lads, why not just post the contents of this sub on every one of these posts.

    Most of ye seem like you would be right at home there

    edit: Fascinating to see that r eddit triggers the automoderation when bodger openly admits to getting his info from 4chan

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