Why Did the Democrats Lie So Baldly about the Memo?

Why Did the Democrats Lie So Baldly about the Memo? By Roger Simon.

Adam Schiff, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, among seemingly dozens of Democrats, not to mention half the mainstream media, had been warning us for days that the release of the memo authored by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee would place our national security at grave risk. “Sources and methods” would be revealed.

Now that we have seen the memo, it’s clear that was an absolutely bald-faced lie of the most obvious sort. Nothing in it impacts national security in the slightest. There’s no mention whatsoever of any “sources and methods.”

Unless they were lobotomized, those Democrats and their dependable PR team (aka the media) must have realized they were blatantly lying to the American public. Evidently, they didn’t care. How’re we now supposed to trust what these people say about anything? …

Their latest meme is “cherry picking.” The memo was cherry-picked and therefore to be ignored. That’s like saying a murderer who has a clean driving record and is a good cook is not a murderer. …

Why did the Democrats do it? Because, with the FBI and DOJ on their side they could, and with the media on their side they thought they could get away with it.

It seems this particular lie was a last line of defense — for now — against a coming potential Armageddon for their party. This memo, bad as it is, is apparently only the first of many, a small percentage of what is to come. And the Democrats know it.

Fear is operative. Maybe panic. An entire weltanschauung is under threat — jobs, friends, self-image, who knows what. If this goes on much longer and much more comes out, some Democrats   not apparatchik Schiff, needless to say, but others — might have to face reality and say something. A few journalists (not at CNN, but maybe someplace else) might have to report the truth. It happened with Watergate. Republicans turned against Nixon.

If the left/Democrats/media do not accept the emerging narrative that Clinton and the Democrats cooked up the whole Russian collusion meme with help from the upper echelons of the FBI and DOJ, then, unlike Watergate, no recovery can occur. “Republicans turned against Nixon.”

In 2017 the right and center will believe the obvious truth, but the left might stay ensconced in their fantasy that Trump colluded with Russia, that Obama and Clinton are upstanding and honest, and that the FBI and DOJ are honest and impartial.

A country cannot afford for its secret police to take sides in politics. When that happens, dictatorship and bad government follow.

If the left refuses to recognize what happened, the problem cannot be fixed. If a disagreement of this magnitude cannot be solved by examining the facts, and both sides cannot agree on the basics of how their country runs, then civil war will follow.