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Okay, actually it's not, but while it's going on there is an attempt to undermine it.

What do I mean?

Well, I wanted to watch "Meet The Press" for the first time in years but I couldn't.

I'm watching "Morning Joe" and am not bathing in schadenfreude as I should be.

David Gregory, in lieu of talking about the most significant political realignment since 1980, was talking about Petraeus and Bengahzi.

Joe is on TV accusing the White House of a cover-up.

While I do not want the celebration to end I think it would behoove the community to get in front of this bullshit. The momentum of a great victory can be halted if the casual conversations at the water cooler etc can't be rebutted concisely.

Here's what I gather so far:

Some chic in Florida was getting threatening emails from Paula Broadwell.

Her friend is an FBI agent. He investigated as far as discovering Broadwell's connection to Petraeus but it didn't compromise him in anyway as Director of the CIA.

Here it gets tricky.

Apparently this seemed to mean to the FBI that the case was closed and they reprimanded the friend of the first woman - the FBI agent in Florida - for misusing his position.

That agent - again, apparently - contacted Republican congress people he knew.

From there I don't know, but the implication from my point of view is that this agent was a partisan Republican and was annoyed that he'd stumbled on political gold for Romney, even if it was substantively irrelevant.

The grand result for all the slobbering fools like Scarborough is that he can get on TV and say "You're going to stand there and tell me the President - The President! - didn't know anything about this?!" (Now lying) "This has been swirling around D.C. for weeks now and the President had no idea?!"

These schmucks like Gregory and Scarborough are begging for a way to put a lid on the Democratic victory story and the GOP civil war story and they're pulling at any and every thread to make this "The Most Important Thing In The World!"

There's some professional scale concern trolling going on and that works a twisted game. Imagine "Meet The Press" spending an hour on this bullshit on the first show after such a pertinent election.

And you know how it works. Really Schumer should just say, "these are some bullshit questions David, now let's talk about that Ass-whupping last Tuesday!" But of course then they can be concerned, "Oh so you don't care about the security of of America?"

There's bullshit going on right now and it pisses me off. I don't know what to do about it.

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  •  I also tuned in first time in a long time (3+ / 0-)
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    jack23, gramofsam1, Aspe4

    expecting to hear about the election and turning away in disgust at the focus on the national implications of Petraeus'  pathetic mid-life crisis. What a waste.

  •  Pretty good summary in the NYT: (3+ / 0-)
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    jack23, coquiero, Aspe4

    Apparently, Broadwell had some classified info. but it did not come from Petraeus.  The plot thickens.

    And yeah, Joe Scarborough's attempt to turn this into an Obama cover-up/scandal is infuriating.

    •  Thanks for the link (1+ / 0-)
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      But I used up my free articles per month already. I guess it was all on Nov 1-6, reading Silver's blog. I usually don't reach max, let alone so early in the month.

      Infuriating is the word, cuz this should be "morning crow" - as in eating - but instead he gets to invite Haas (idiot shill), King (idiot shill) and throw out baseless accusations at will.

  •  Well, the country just gave the media (4+ / 0-)
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    coquiero, kpardue, jack23, Aspe4

    a pretty good ass whupping, too. I'm not surprised they don't want to talk about it.

    I bet House Republicans try to impeach Obama over the blowjob Petraeus got. And I also bet it turns out even worse for them politically than that time they impeached the other guy over a blowjob.

  •  One thing (1+ / 0-)
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    you can count on: there will always be "bull s**t.  Don't let it keep you in a state of constant agitation. Life's too short.

    Just try not to step in it.

    Facts matter. Joe Biden

    by kpardue on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 06:44:07 AM PST

    •  I know what you mean (0+ / 0-)

      but this is a bit different. This is run-of-the-mill FOX shit on MSNBC!

      What was a smackdown giving leverage to a "fiscal cliff" negotiation is now small potatoes in lieu of a made up scandal.

      There's a lot riding on that "fiscal cliff." The weaker Boehner's feeling - and the barrage was cowing him - the better it turns out in terms of tax hikes and lack of pointless cuts.

      Now Monday starts off with Joe Scarborough insinuating cover-ups?

      That's not your average bullshit.

      Shit's been wrong in our country my whole life and I'll be agitated until it starts getting right for real.

  •  The FBI friend (1+ / 0-)
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    went off the reservation and told Canter as they were shutting the investigation down, this made it a political mess and meant they had to inform more people since it was going to come out one way or the other.

    A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people ... restore their government to it's true principles.

    by maddrailin on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:28:57 AM PST

  •  Davis Gregory needs (0+ / 0-)

    to be accused by one of his Democratic guests point-blank of carrying GOP water. I'd love to see the guy try and deny it.  That said, there must have been SOME Sunday morning blabfests that discussed the election victory, even if they did talk about Petraeus elsewhere in the broadcast.

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 07:37:30 AM PST

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