That clip from yesterday has “gone viral,” as it should. It is also signature significance for an incompetent member of Congress and a party with no ethical standards.
First of all, why the Democrats think it is responsible or wise to treat FBI whistleblowers with the kind f contempt usually reserved for pedophiles, human traffickers and Klan members is a mystery. Then there is the grander question of why the news media is supporting the Democrats in this: after all, at issue is a corrupt and out-of control law enforcement agency.
Second, and most embarrassing of all, is the ineptitude of Rep. Sanchez and her staff, which obviously was ordered to do a deep dive into the social media accounts of the whistleblower witnesses in the Weaponization committee hearings to find dirt that could be used to discredit them. They found the wrong Twitter account, and yet Sanchez, adopting the accusatory approach and tone of Joe McCarthy, used a tweet from it anyway, demanding to know if the witness “agreed” with the mystery tweeter’s sentiment. Then Sanchez ended her self-humiliating questioning as if she had proven something other than the fact that she is an unapologetic fool.
What she should have said, when the witness told her she had the wrong account, was “I’m sorry,” then shut the hell up. I was immediately reminded of the memorable line delivered by Albert Finney (as attorney Ed Masry) at the end of “Erin Brockavich.” I wish the witness being abused by Sanchez had slightly rephrased it, and asked, “Do they teach members of Congress to apologize? Because you suck at it!”
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Saw Albert Finney in London in 1973 doing “Krapp’s Last Tape.” I’d watch that scene from “Brockavich” any day before I’d go to another “Krapp’s.” I guess we shouldn’t be surprised an English actor would do the best American car wreck lawyer ever done. And Julia Robers wasn’t exactly chopped liver either. And I doubt she’s ever had an equivalent amount of formal training.
Posts like this make me want to go out and scream at the sky (cf: Nov. 2017). I believe it would be just as productive now.
I understand the need to call out unethical conduct. But, sadly, it will make no difference in this case and in far too many others of this ilk.
Elected officials can only be held accountable by voting them out of office. Given the tribalism our so-called leaders promote, that is unlikely, even in the extremes (cf: Santos, Fetterman). Calling them out publicly has little, if any, effect.
Yet, we soldier on, like Sysyphus. To what end?
I’m going to withdraw and re-read “All Quiet on the Western Front” to boost my spirits.
HJ…I literally almost began that post by saying I wanted to scream at the sky!
What makes you think Democrats hold human traffickers, pedophiles, and the Klan in contempt? The Democratic Party has gone to great lengths to help human traffickers for years. Just look at the border. Look at how they treat minors crossing the border. Democrats in the media, academia, and probably the government are pushing pedophile…sorry ‘Minor Attracted Persons’ as a new protected class. As for the Klan, well, the Klan works for the Democratic Party and always has. Nathan Bedford Forrest was hardly a Republican. The second KKK was staunchly Democrat as well.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8888370/ (NIH paper on how to reduce the stigma of pedophilia)