While entertaining, I think this whole “insider’ stuff is pure fiction.
I agree. This is fun to read but I doubt there is any real meaning to it. Sure, the Dems are mad and think Obama screwed up but the real story of the past two years is that Obama was a fairly weak president who let the Congressional Dem leadership set the agenda. Pelosi and Reid drove the Dems over a cliff, although Obama’s incompetence was a factor too.
And every White House has its “reign of terror” stories—remember Hillary throwing ash trays at the Secret Service? I’d peg this as low to mid-level insiders and Dem politicians who were voted out or are now on the outs unloading a bunch of bitchy frustration in the press.
Yup. Great if true, but sounds more like fantasy than real insider stuff.
Here’s hoping it’s true.
It sure reads that way, doesn't it? I'll keep my focus on winning elections. Two years are gonna pass by real quick, don't ya know.
It may also serve the purpose of lessening the sense that the dems were, as an ideological block, intentionally harming the Republic, as in “we were just following our mentally ill leader’s orders.” But who would buy that?
There is another way to see this. Isn’t it from the Art of War, that you should always make your enemy, er, I mean your opponent, think the opposite of what is true about you? So that when you are weak, you make them think you are strong, and when you are strong, you make them think you are weak. And what disarms the conservative movement better than a false comfort that our opponent is finally about to implode, just like in the movies? Relax, sit back, and enjoy the show, right? Or worry that whenever something is too good to be true, most likely it isnt true. Not always. Just mostly.
Mental illness is real, and I’m not saying it couldn’t be true, but there are reasons to believe we are being played, and we should at least entertain a healthy level of skepticism. If the article is true, it will have a near-term chance to prove itself out. The Asia trip won’t be but a couple of weeks, and the calculated release of the destabilizing information is supposed to happen before then. This is a hypothesis that can, at least theoretically, be falsified. Not time for popcorn. Time for wait and see.