Essay On American Political Culture

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Even when he’s “vindicated,” it’s often a strange kind of vindication, where his actual words were wrong, but something still happened.For example, wiretapping becomes “incidental collection.” Millions of illegal votes becomes millions of illegal registrations.

Yesterday, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes said that the intelligence community may have picked up Trump-transition-team communications in its surveillance of foreign targets.

Hours later, CNN reported that the “FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.” Anonymous officials strike again.

here is humor in almost everything, even the fast-motion collapse of honesty and integrity in American political discourse.

On Tuesday the Washington Post (no, not the Onion) actually published a piece by former Obama national security-adviser Susan Rice titled, “When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe.” Yes, that happened.

Then we can swing straight back to the Democrats and to Democratic allies within the executive branch.

The scale of anonymous and likely illegal leaking is simply astounding.

We’re in the middle of a political version of the Iran–Iraq war, where legitimate rage abounds but virtue is hard to find.

Or, if you prefer a sitcom analogy, every day is Festivus and we’re trapped in a perpetual airing of the grievances.

The woman who went on every major Sunday-morning news program after the Benghazi terrorist attacks and told flat-out falsehoods about its nature and motivations is now lecturing America about integrity.

A person who was one of the chief national-security officials when the Obama administration was spinning false narratives about the Iran nuclear deal actually wrote this: The foundation of the United States’ unrivaled global leadership rests only in part on our military might, the strength of our economy and the power of our ideals.

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