Every time you walk down the street people are screaming, ‘You’re fired!’ – Donald Trump
Today I provide independent commentary about the following items for this edition of The Wednesday Read:
- Comey, Comey, Comey
- Special Election Fliers
- Fact Checking Campaign Ads
- The 13 Men
Comey, Comey, Comey:
Just like an episode of “The Apprentice,” Tuesday afternoon President Donald Trump told FBI Director James Comey, “You’re fired.” The firing was not done in the boardroom, but Comey found out about it when the breaking news flashed across the television during a meeting he was attending in Los Angeles. That’s a shitty way to find out you’ve been canned. Then you get to think about it as you fly cross country back to Washington, D.C.
This episode of “The Apprentice” which is now known as “Trump’s Presidency” has to be a ratings bonanza.
I was shocked that Trump fired Comey. I was not all that happy with Comey’s work, but never did I think he should be canned. Trump does have the right to fire the FBI Director, but it has supposedly only been done one other time and that was in 1993.
Trump told Comey in a letter that the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. (AP) I guess Trump doesn’t realize that nobody much trusts the FBI or any government agency these days.
Many people believe that it was Comey who, after announcing he was reopening the investigation into the Clinton emails in late October, gave Trump the boost he needed to win the Presidency. What a way for Trump to show him some love.
Comey was leading the investigation into the ties between Russia and Trump. So there’s that. Did Comey find something on Trump? The Associated Press put the Comey firing this way:
It earns Trump the dubious distinction of being the first president since Richard Nixon to fire the official overseeing an investigation involving the commander in chief.
Now when Trump puts his person in the FBI Director’s chair, that person will be in charge of the investigation. That smells. There should be an independent counsel conducting the investigation.
No matter which side of the political fence you sit, Comey’s firing should bother you. This is dangerous territory.
Special Election Fliers:
It did not take long after I received my ballots in the mail that my mailbox was also filled with campaign fliers. In the campaign world, the fliers should hit the mailbox as soon as possible after the ballots are received.
The interesting thing is that so far they are all from the Republican side of the fence, with three mailers from the Republican National Committee. The other interesting thing is they all have a photo of Nancy Pelosi.
I found another flier on my door on Monday. This one was from the Congressional Leadership Fund. According to their website, the Congressional Leadership Fund is a super PAC exclusively dedicated to protecting and strengthening the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives.
Of course, these groups are not allowed to coordinate with the candidate or the candidate’s campaign. If you believe that, then you know I still have that ocean front property to sell you here in Montana.
The National Pro-Life Alliance sent a letter a few days ago asking that I contact Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Rob Quist because they “have not yet responded to their Pro-Life candidate survey.”
Come on guys – get with it!
Fact Checking Campaign Ads:
Mike Dennison of MTN news has a report that fact checks some of the campaign commercials that are airing in Montana’s U.S. House race.
Check out the story and the video HERE.
It takes a lot of time to fact check the campaign ads. Thanks to Dennison for doing this and giving voters of Montana a little more information.
The 13 Men:
Hello America – Did you know that the health care working group in the Senate is comprised of 13 white Republican men?
According to several reports like this one from Business Insider, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has no plans to change it. By the way, there are five Republican women in the senate.
This is pretty typical for McConnell and the boys.
Over the years I have found it interesting that a bunch of white-haired old men serving in the senate have been able to tell women what to do in regard to their healthcare.
Some of the 13 men in this new working group are older than dirt.
Finally, don’t be surprised if Viagra is included for free in the new bill…