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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 11:21 PM

Members of the Press Who Want to Be the Next Woodward/Bernstein...

Yes, I am talking to you. All of you. You all want to write the book and be portrayed in the movie. You all know that Trump is corrupt as hell and guilty as sin. You just have to find the Deep Throat or the Smoking Gun.

Right now, the members of the press are engaged in a scavenger hunt. Who will be the one to pull the linchpin that brings the tower down? They are looking under every rock, talking to every disgruntled former and soon to be former Trump staffer, courting the members of the intelligence community. It is just a matter of time....

....which some Americans do not have. In the weeks to months that it could take to get the carpetbaggers out of office, sick people will die without their health insurance and mosques will be torched by NeoNazis and our water and air will get dirtier and refugees will be sent home to die at the hands of death squads.

So, in an effort to speed things up a bit, I am going to offer a little advice. Think Citizens United. Trump was never supposed to win. On election night, when they told him, he looked scared. For just a moment. Why? I am fairly sure that he took a lot of money from various special interests. One of them was Russia. That's why an Exxon executive is now our Secretary of State. Every cabinet position was sold to the highest bidder during the election. The same for the SCOTUS seat. That is why he was quick to name so many obviously unsuited industry insiders to positions where they were going to cause nothing but grief for the country--and make a few rich people even richer. The quid pro quo may be disguised behind a shit storm of right wing ideology. But keep your eyes and ears open, and you will figure out who paid to be given the right to control each branch of the federal government. That person or corporation or industry or even country will make a bundle of money in the very near future----near future because Trump does not look like he will last out the year, and these folks intend to get their money's worth for their legal bribes.

The easiest one to spot will be whatever lucky construction company wins the right to take home billions in pork for building the stupid wall between Texas and Mexico that no one wants (except the construction company that paid Trump to have it built). There will be a pretend open bid process and then the company that paid the bribe will get the contract--maybe making the bid through another company to muddy the waters a bit. So, whoever collects the money to build the wall is guilty as hell. We already know that. Unless Trump wants to give back the money. And if he was in any position to give back any money, he would not be clinging so hard to his business empire.

And thanks to the Supreme Court of the United States for making the job of running for president so lucrative that one of the nation's biggest con artists could not resist giving it a try.You idiots have destroyed your own party and possibly even your own country. Maybe next time the so called New Federalists come up with some bright idea to improve upon what the Founders did, they will think back to Citizens United.


PS I found a link to a copy of an old DU Journal I wrote Feb. 2010. We all remember what happened in early 2010, don't we? I called it Democracy in America (1787-2010) RIP It closes with:

Bought and sold, that describes our Congress, our president, our Supreme Court. Welcome to the New Federalist United States. If it seems strangely familiar, that might be because it resembles Mussoliniís Italy, a land where corporations ruled and everyone else paid.

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini ...


Sometimes I hate when time proves me correct.

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Reply Members of the Press Who Want to Be the Next Woodward/Bernstein... (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Feb 2017 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2017 #1
McCamy Taylor Feb 2017 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2017 #3
WheelWalker Feb 2017 #4
volstork Feb 2017 #5

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 11:27 PM

1. Follow the money. That's almost always the answer.

Somewhere out there is a Deep Throat who will spill the beans to a journalist who's smart enough and thorough enough to look in the right places. Somebody will be the next Woodward or Bernstein, and they can make their career, and maybe a Pulitzer and movie rights, if they turn over the right rocks.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 11:33 PM

2. Deep Throat turned out to be FBI. That's important. Someone in law enforcment or intelligence

will have all the pieces and a powerful desire to correct the wrongs which have been done. Given the FBI's collusion with Trump and Russia, it is less likely that the next Deep Throat will be FBI and more likely to be CIA.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 11:35 PM

3. I was thinking the same thing.

The CIA has more access to the real dirt anyhow. I hope there is a patriot somewhere in the CIA who will have the courage to be the next Deep Throat.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 12:00 AM

4. Witting or unwitting asset of Putin and Russian intelligence, CIA is about to make him an offer he

can't refuse... "You're working for us now, comrade".

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 13, 2017, 12:03 AM

5. This is gonna make a helluva movie.

I'm just sorry we have to actually live it first....

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