THE NEW JOHN BIRCHERS
Because of their lunatic fears over Russia's rising power under Vladimir Putin (blowing it up it into an existential threat as if the Soviet Union never disappeared) some have called the Democrat Party and MSM the new, paranoid McCarthyites. But it's much, much worse than that. The obsessive Russophobic anti-Trumpers and their 24/7 accusations of treasonous collusion with Moscow (and criminalizing contacts with Russians) have transcended mere McCarthyism; they have, in fact, become the new. more extreme
For those of you who don't know, the John Birch Society is a radical ultra nationalist right reactionary political organization formed in the late 1950s by arch-conservative Robert Welch to fight Russian communist subversion in America. It was McCarthyism on steroids so extreme and delusional in its fears of Russia that it was banished by William F. Buckley from the mainstream conservative movement. Indeed, Birchers saw Russian spies, conspiracies and plots everywhere - even in the White House where they went where Joe McCarthy dared not go: accusing President Eisenhower (a World War II hero) of being a subversive Russian agent working to bring down America and the West. No one could imagine this psychosis over Russia getting any worse than Bircherism, until the unexpected election of Donald Trump drove the left over the cliff into the abyss.
Before there was Trump treasonously conspiring with Russia there was Ike, according to Birchers
Indeed, the new Democrat-MSM Birchers see America under a similar threat from the White House: Donald Trump, they imagine, is the "Siberian Candidate" and "Trojan Horse" turned president who colluded with Moscow to defeat Hillary Clinton and is Vladimir Putin's puppet for subverting our democracy and making Russia (not America) great again. Trump, the new Birchers warn, must be stopped at all costs, even if that means his assassination by bullet or knife. It's complete bat shit crazy collective wingnut leftist hysteria that social philosophers and psychologists will be studying for a long time to come.
But now after relentlessly digging deeper and deeper (nearly all the way to China) to find evidence for their treasonous White House-Russia conspiracy theory the new brain broken Birchers think they found at last the smoking gun to stop and bring down Donald Trump:
DONALD TRUMP JR.
Donald Trump Jr, Jarred Kushner and Paul Manafort (then Trump's campaign manager) met in June 2016 at Trump Tower with a Russian attorney claiming to be a Kremlin agent bearing secret, damning, incriminating information about scandal plagued candidate Hillary Clinton: that she was criminally and treasonously colluding with Russia and Vladimir Putin in things more crooked than the Uranium One deal. This started with an email Don Jr. received from an associate in Britain, music publicist Rob Goldstein. You can read the email HERE.
After a curious Don Jr. expressed an interest in wanting to see these damning documents (who wouldn't) Goldstone then set up a meeting with Russian lawyer and lobbyist Natalia Vaselnitskaya who would supposedly bring the docs with her. But, as the story goes, she had nothing. Instead, Vaselnitskaya (accompanied by a former Soviet intelligence officer turned U.S. citizen) talked about repealing the Magnitsky Act which bans Americans from adopting Russian children. And according to both Don Jr. and the lawyer (who was interviewed by NBC) that is where the meeting ended - with a disappointed Don Jr. leaving empty-handed.
In other words, there was no criminal collusion or treasonous activity. Even if Don Jr. had received info damaging to Hillary and it was used by Team Trump to hurt her, that too wouldn't rise to the level of treason or any serious crime. For treason means colluding or conspiring with an enemy to hurt one's country - stealing and passing on classified info, for example; it does not and cannot mean conspiring to hurt a political opponent or presidential candidate during a campaign. Politics in a free society under the rule of law is war by any legal means however unethical, improper, corrupt, cruel and dirty. Lying, smearing, cheating, character assassination by politicians and a vicious partisan press go back to the brutal Adams-Jefferson race of 1800 when dirty American politics was born (see). In short, the end of winning justifies any means short of violence, killing, theft, voter fraud and funding by a foreign source. Just look what Ted Kennedy appallingly tried to do to Ronald Reagan in the 1980s using our Soviet Russian enemies to manipulate our presidential elections.
Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit - Forbes
When Ted Kennedy in 1983 sent an agent to Russia (former Democrat senator and friend John Tunney) proposing to Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov (an ex KGB chief) a secret anti-Reagan political alliance between Russians and Democrats* - that they covertly join forces and coördinate efforts (collude and conspire) to stop the hard line, anti-communist Ronald Reagan from being reelected - it wasn't criminal collusion or a treasonous crime. Why? It wasn't America (our national security) Kennedy was plotting to hurt by working with the Russian enemy. Kennedy's intention, plan and stated purpose was to undermine Ronald Reagan politically, hurt his reelection campaign and end his "dangerous" presidency - which, Kennedy believed, would be good for US-Russian relations (that were deteriorating) and world peace. Appallingly sick and unAmerican though it was what Kennedy and Tunney tried to achieve for their party (based on a deranged understanding of what was good for their country) was, nevertheless, not criminal and perfectly legal. Inviting the Soviet Russians to interfere with our elections bordered on treason but never crossed the line**.
*Neither Kennedy nor Tunney (who is still alive) have ever denied doing this. And no one has charged either with a crime.
** It's worth mentioning that the nuclear freeze movement to stop Reagan's defense buildup (supported by Kennedy and Democrats) originated in Moscow (see).
Now using as a model Kennedy's Russian-Democrat nearly treasonous plot against Reagan let's imagine that Don Jr, Ms. Vaselnitskaya and the ex-Soviet intel agent were plotting something similar at their meeting: how best to coordinate their efforts and resources to defeat Hillary Clinton and make Donald Trump president; and they developed a plan toward that end and put it in motion soon after Trump's nomination; and part of the plan were the hacked/phished Wikileaks DNC emails to be released as an October surprise when it could do Clinton the most harm. Indeed, like Kennedy's Russian-Democrat plot for defeating Reagan this Trump-Russian plot (if it happened as some rightly or wrongly suspect) wasn't criminal or treasonous in the slightest degree.
In other words, the new, brain broken, bloodthirsty, obsessive Trump hating Birchers, after eight post-election months of unhinged Russian-mania, have nothing incriminating with which to hang the President, his son and other family members. They're spinning their wheels in conspiratorial madness to no purpose blowing smoke and kicking up a lot of dust. Trump's cover ups and lies cited as evidence of underlying crimes are over politically damaging farcical mistakes - embarrassments not prosecutable crimes. This latest "scandal" it would seem is as close as the destroy Trump lynch mob will get to sinking its collective teeth into a SOMETHING BURGER. After Don Jr. testifies before congress there will be, I predict, a subsiding of this Russian collusion delusion nonsense as MSM and the Dems focus more of their anger, fear and hate on stopping Trump from implementing his agenda for renewing the prosperity of the middle class (that will reelect him) and greatness of America.
WITH THE NEW JOHN BIRCH DEMOCRATS AND MEDIA
trying to stir up 1950s and 60s like mass hysteria about Russia (as if the Soviet Union never died) is it any wonder that most of the public worries about a major war? Whether they know it or not what may be preventing such a war is President Trump's "peace through strength" policy of strengthening our military, the NATO alliance, and peacefully competing with the Russians, especially on energy (fossil fuels) which can do tremendous damage to their economy.
TRUMP IS NUTS
for pointing out the futility of going to war against nuclear armed Russia which the insane hysterical Russophobic Left (following Napoleon and Hitler) seem to want to do.