Wednesday, May 10, 2017

One More "Thing" That Will Delay Trump's Tax Cuts -- Compiled By Mainstream Media -- May 10, 2017

The "Comey Affair" or as Brian Williams labeled it with some cleverness, "The Tuesday Night Massacre," has now been added to the list of those things that will delay Trump's tax cuts as compiled by the mainstream media:

Mainstream Media's List Of Things That Could Delay Trump's Proposed Tax Cuts

FBI Director James Comey fired
Healthcare bill stalls
French Le Pen loses in a landslide
NOKO says it will launch nukes on White House
Putin aligns with Iran and Syria
Zika virus outbreak in Florida
Pope reconsiders beatification and canonization of St Theresa
AIDS pandemic could worsen
Speaker of the US House Paul Ryan waffles
Anthony Weiner runs for mayor NYC; gets Huma's endorsement
Ivanka appointed honorary director, Paris Protocol On Climate Change
Hillary Clinton announces plans to run for president in 2020; Pope considers beatification
Another Bakken CBR derailment (with or without explosion)
Meteorite strikes Mar-a-Lago (when Trump is in New Jersey)
Meteorite strikes Mar-a-Lago (when Trump is hosting Canadian Trudeau; meteorite misses both)
Stephen Colbert says tax cuts will be delayed

A huge "thank you" to a reader who brought this list to my attention.

By the way: in Brian Williams' universe, the firing of one presidential appointee is tantamount to a "massacre." I wonder what word he uses for what is going on in Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, Afghanistan, or even what happened on 9/11?

I no longer care about tax cuts: if we don't get the tax cuts we have no one to blame but Congress. Trump did all he could do. If the folks we elect to Congress don't want to enact tax cuts then we don't "deserve" them, do we?
Comey's Tragic Comedy

From a more reputable source, I suppose: from over at the website "Free Republic"  --

Here are 10 of Comey's biggest embarrassments at the FBI:
  • Before he bombed the Boston Marathon, the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev but let him go. Russia sent the Obama Administration a second warning, but the FBI opted against investigating him again.
  • Shortly after the NSA scandal exploded in 2013, the FBI was exposed conducting its own data mining on innocent Americans; the agency, Bloomberg reported, retains that material for decades (even if no wrongdoing is found).
  • The FBI had possession of emails sent by Nidal Hasan saying he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers to protect the Taliban -- but didn't intervene, leading many critics to argue the tragedy that resulted in the death of 31 Americans at Fort Hood could have been prevented. 
  • During the Obama Administration, the FBI claimed that two private jets were being used primarily for counterterrorism, when in fact they were mostly being used for Eric Holder and Robert Mueller's business and personal travel. 
  • When the FBI demanded Apple create a "backdoor" that would allow law enforcement agencies to unlock the cell phones of various suspects, the company refused, sparking a battle between the feds and America's biggest tech company. What makes this incident indicative of Comey's questionable management of the agency is that a) the FBI jumped the gun, as they were indeed ultimately able to crack the San Bernardino terrorist's phone, and b) almost every other major national security figure sided with Apple (from former CIA Director General Petraeus to former CIA Director James Woolsey to former director of the NSA, General Michael Hayden), warning that such a "crack" would inevitably wind up in the wrong hands.
  • In 2015, the FBI conducted a controversial raid on a Texas political meeting, finger printing, photographing, and seizing phones from attendees (some in the group believe in restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic).
  • During its investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified material, the FBI made an unusual deal in which Clinton aides were both given immunity and allowed to destroy their laptops. 
  • The father of the radical Islamist who detonated a backpack bomb in New York City in 2016 alerted the FBI to his son's radicalization. The FBI, however, cleared Ahmad Khan Rahami after a brief interview. 
  • The FBI also investigated the terrorist who killed 49 people and wounded 53 more at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Despite a more than 10-month investigation of Omar Mateen -- during which Mateen admitting lying to agents -- the FBI opted against pressing further and closed its case. 
  • CBS recently reported that when two terrorists sought to kill Americans attending the "Draw Muhammad" event in Garland, Texas, the FBI not only had an understanding an attack was coming, but actually had an undercover agent traveling with the Islamists.
I would call them more than embarrassments. Perhaps, "dereliction of duty"?

And Schumer, et al, are singing his praises. Wow. I'm living in a different universe. But the Dems do get a two-fer out of this: a) they see Comey fired, the one who they say cost Hillary the election, and wanted him fired; and, b) they can blame it on Trump's irrational behavior.

See, also Michael Goodwin over at The New York Post

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