If you have followed this blog at all, or if you know me, you will no doubt realize that I watched the entire James Comey testimony today.
In fact, I also watched the pre-event coverage, the ongoing coverage, the follow up coverage. And as I listened and watched, I clicked back and forth between Twitter and Facebook.
I am a very nimble multi-tasking lefty Nonni political junkie.
But as the evening comes on, and I sit here trying to put it into some perspective, I’m left with a few questions and a few impressions that I’m not seeing on the (cough, cough) “Main stream media”.
My first “Huh” moment came when I realized that the freakin’ RUSSIANS attacked our national election. And this is NOT what we’re talking about!!!! As we used to say back when I was a Soviet Studies major “што такое???”
As in, “What the hell???”
I mean, we have been informed that the country that has been our key adversary since 1945 has attacked the very fabric of our democracy, attempting to influence our election and weaken our self-determination.
And we’re spending our time fighting about what the words “I hope” really mean????
UM. Who’s on top of the whole “we-have-to-protect-our-electoral-process” problem?
And my second thought is this one. We just heard the former FBI director state in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee that the President of the United States is a big, fat liar.
In what universe would this NOT be a huge, outrageous, earth shattering revelation?
Well, in this one. In the world where the vast majority of Americans know that the President lies every damn day. Where the entire Republican Party simply accepts that he lies and doesn’t really object to that fact.
The. President. Was. Called. A. Liar. On. National. TV.
And that’s not the headline????
что за черт?
And finally, I am left with this question.
What in God’s name are we supposed to tell our children when they ask about America, and about our democratic system? How are we supposed to explain to them that the Russian could mess up our election, that our President could be widely known to be a liar, and that our government is completely wrapped up in pointing fingers instead of circling the wagons and trying to get the DAMN RUSSIANS out of our elections.
This overwhelmed Nonni doesn’t even know where to begin with this crap.
(Featured image by Thierry Ehermann via Flickr.)