Mofo Politics
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MFP accurately reax to Comey’s testimony   June 7, 2017

Fmr. FBI Director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday– demonstrating yet again why the Founding Fathers feared democracy.

The comically tribal and predictable reaction from both sides is precisely why the Founders sought to limit popular sovereignty

What Trump did
If Obama did the same thing
If Bush did the same thing
If Clinton did the same thing
Conservatives
“Seems legit.” “Grrr, impeach him!!!!! Liberty!! Tyranny!!!!!!” “Seems legit.” “Grrr, impeach him!!!!! Liberty!! Tyranny!!!!!!”
Liberals
“Grrr, impeach him!!!!! Liberty!! Tyranny!!!!!!” “Seems legit.” “Grrr, impeach him!!!!! Liberty!! Tyranny!!!!!!” “Seems legit.”
True moderates & independents
“Seems OK to me. Actually, impeach him. Or, I dunno. Whatever.” “Seems OK to me. Actually, impeach him. Or, I dunno. Whatever.” “Seems OK to me. Actually, impeach him. Or, I dunno. Whatever.” “Seems OK to me. Actually, impeach him. Or, I dunno. Whatever.”
The 50 or so principled libertarians left
“They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.” “They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.” “They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.” “They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.”
The 50 or so principled progressives left
“They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.” “They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.” “They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.” “They are all corrupt. Fuck them all.”

 

FWIW, George Washington totally called it in his farewell address:

[Political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.

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