When US Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) attacked President Trump’s supposed relationship to Russian President Putin — “he is wrapping his arms around Putin” — she exposed more than she intended.
Her shocking ignorance of the basic facts of what is happening in Syria (she couldn’t remember Aleppo) and in Ukraine (she confused Crimea with Korea) let out a little-known secret about your Representatives: they most often know no more about an issue than the bullet points handed them five minutes before an event by a staffer, or more frequently by their Party leadership.
The idea that Congress is some great deliberative body — or even a mediocre deliberative body — is one of the great myths of our time. Congress is, with a few exceptions, nothing but an echo chamber for conventional wisdom.
That is how such mindless accusations like Trump being in some sort of “bromance” (as the New York Times so idiotically put it yesterday) ricochet along and become part of the Washington canon. I was interviewed on RT to discuss the embarrassing Maxine Waters statement and the unholy anti-Russia alliance between Democrats who cannot come to terms with losing the presidency so they all scream “PUTIN!” and neocons panting for Cold War 2.0 against Russia:
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