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There Are Still Democrats Praying For A Deus Ex Mueller Ending

Well it certainly hasn’t taken long for the establishment narrative control machine to pace Russiagaters into a new arsenal of talking points. Now if you try to speak online about how Attorney General William Barr’s letter says that the Mueller report contains the explicit phrase “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” or mainstream media reports that there are no sealed indictments and that no new indictments have been recommended, you’ll be inundated with comments telling you “We don’t know what’s in the report! You don’t know! No one knows!”

“Mueller reported Trump did not collude with Russia to influence our elections,” Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard stated on Twitter yesterday. “Now we must put aside partisan interests, move forward, and work to unite our country to deal with the serious challenges we face.”

Peruse the comments on Gabbard’s post and you’ll see some 20 thousand furious responses all more or less saying the same thing: we don’t know what Mueller reported. It’s a complete and total mystery. There could be anything in there. For all we know Barr lied about the whole thing.

“Mueller has not reported anything,” tweeted journalist Soledad O’Brien to thousands of likes and retweets in response to Gabbard’s post. “Why does anyone support this idiotic lady?”

This lays out clearly where the victims of the Russiagate psyop are being herded in response to Mueller’s report. A few days ago when I would talk on social media about the fact that Don Jr and Jared Kushner aren’t being dragged off in chains as promised, there was deathly silence from the Russiagate crew. Now when I talk about it (check out the responses to this post just for an example), I get a bunch of responders going on about the fact that we haven’t seen the report, and that Barr’s letter only contains partial sentences from the report (as though there’s anything else that could be in those sentences which would change the meaning of “did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities”). These are the arguments that the narrative managers have taught them to make.

Of course, these arguments are absurd. As other analysts have noted repeatedly, the belief that the full Mueller report contains shocking and incriminating evidence of Russian collusion is premised on the idea that Robert Mueller, the paragon of virtue and integrity according to these same people, is simply sitting on the sidelines allowing William Barr to lie about his investigation uncorrected. Mueller, who had no hesitation in coming out to correct BuzzFeed‘s false reporting about a single aspect of the investigation in January, has not stepped forward to say that Barr has lied about his entire two-year investigation as they are claiming. There has not been so much as a single anonymous leak from anyone on his team to the Washington Post contradicting anything Barr’s said.

Mueller made it clear with the BuzzFeed debacle that he will intervene to prevent disinformation about his investigation from tainting public discourse, but he has not done so with Barr’s letter, even after the investigation is over. This fact kills the argument that there might be some dramatic revelations about a Russian conspiracy in the report.

Luckily for us all, this idiotic argument won’t last long. Barr now says that the Justice Department will be making the report available to the public by “mid-April, if not sooner,” and that “there are no plans to submit the report to the White House for a privilege review.”

Which of course means that by mid-April, if not sooner, Russiagaters will be subjected to yet another loud “told you so” victory lap from Russiagate skeptics like myself. And they will have brought it entirely upon themselves.

The phrase deus ex machina comes from a common plot resolution technique in ancient Greek theater in which an actor playing a god (deus) was lowered onto the stage by a pulley system (machina) at the end of the play to save the day. The god would swoop in, rescue the heroes, mete out punishment to the villains, and deliver a monologue saying everything’s fine now.

Today when people say deus ex machina they are usually referring to lazy writing in a book or a play, in which the conflicts faced by the protagonist are resolved not by their own efforts, but by the interference of some outside unexpected occurrence. It’s looked down upon by critics because it leaves the audience unsatisfied, thinking “Well why’d we spend all this time cheering for the heroes to succeed in all their struggles only to have aliens/the Queen/their long lost parents arrive to save the day? That means nothing they did really mattered!”

This is exactly what rank-and-file Russiagaters have been trained to expect from the Mueller report for the last two years. That it isn’t necessary to struggle to force major changes in the US political process and the Democratic Party or ask sober questions about how a reality TV star defeated “the most qualified candidate ever to run as president”, because any minute now Robert Mueller is going to be lowered onto the stage, arrest Trump’s whole corrupt inner circle, and hand Congress the evidence needed for his impeachment. The heroes would be vindicated, the villains punished, and none of the messy stuff in the beginning and middle of the play will have really mattered.

Deus ex Mueller isn’t coming, my pussyhat-wearing friends. The report may contain some indications of corruption, because Trump’s circle is very corrupt, but there’s not going to be any revelation about a Russian conspiracy, and there won’t be any impeachment. The only way you’re going to get him out of office is by voting him out, which you greatly hurt your chances of doing by putting all your eggs in a basket that Trump will now be able to label an unfair “witch hunt” throughout his entire reelection campaign.

You guys are not good egg-putters, Democrats. The fact that you put all your eggs in the basket of Robert “Weapons of Mass Destruction” Mueller bringing the Executive Branch of the US government to its knees is hilarious. And the fact that you’re now cramming all your eggs in the basket of the report being somehow a 180 degree switch from the summary that we’ve received already, thus setting you up for more ridicule when the full report is revealed, shows you just how bad at egg-putting you are.

Stop waiting for deus ex Mueller. Take off the tinfoil pussyhats, stop pouring your energy into baseless conspiracy theories, and start building a real political movement. If you actually see Trump as a threat, this is the only sane basket to put your eggs in. I, for one, can’t wait to see what the Easter Bunny brings in mine.


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  • There appears to be a mistaken assumption made here:

    “As other analysts have noted repeatedly, the belief that the full Mueller report contains shocking and incriminating evidence of Russian collusion is premised on the idea that Robert Mueller, the paragon of virtue and integrity according to these same people, is simply sitting on the sidelines allowing William Barr to lie about his investigation uncorrected. Mueller, who had no hesitation in coming out to correct BuzzFeed‘s false reporting about a single aspect of the investigation in January, has not stepped forward to say that Barr has lied about his entire two-year investigation as they are claiming. There has not been so much as a single anonymous leak from anyone on his team to the Washington Post contradicting anything Barr’s said.”

    But, lo, it seems that Mueller did write to Barr to express his misgivings on 28 March 2019, the day before this article was written:

    “The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions.”

    Perhaps there were some commentators who put too many of their eggs into Barr’s basket?

  • Well if there is a god, there must be a devil who is blamed for everything going into the machine. In Latin (via google)

    Putin daemonium malum in machina

    Evil demon Putin into the machine

  • I see no hassle in expecting rationality from DNC supporters and not getting any.

  • “These are the arguments that the narrative managers have taught them to make.”

    Correction/Translation: “These are exact examples of scripted arguments that narrative managers send down/over for them to make.”

    “Lazy writing”? Wrong. Again, “These are exact examples of scripted arguments that narrative managers send down/over for them to make.”

    As far as another unnecessary atheistic knife thrust toward Jesus Christ and Christians (which you insert into every possible post, whether relevant to the subject or not) through mocking the “Easter Bunny”: Why do we never see you mocking Muslims, Taoists, Jews, Buddhists, etc.?

    Actors, Stages, and Scripts: Yes, much was (eventually) undoubtedly revealed. And, the (ongoing) campaign was (still) a Total Success (in many facets).

  • Intelligent people, intelligent journalists keep this fire lit with comments like, “how do you explain all those meetings in Trump Tower?” There’s no discourse when there’s belief. No argument to be made. And you can keep writing these articles if you want but I feel you also need to can remove your eggs from the basket and move directly into the realm of what you’re suggesting… our brains are so suggestible that articles like this can serve to perpetuate the problem you so accurately describe in them. Try not thinking about a pink elephant… Love, Josh

    • Try thinking about the pinko scare democratic elephant in our living room Josh.

  • In the final analysis, whether through nuclear armageddon or habitat destruction, human extinction is inevitable. The path of industrial civilization is a dead end.

  • Why does Trump have such a big receptive audience in the American public? Because they are ignorant egotistical fools just like he is. He knows his audience, and they love him for what he is – a blind fool leading an army of blind fools.

  • What’s finally going to unite US voters is what has always united them – wars and identifying new enemies. THIS is the real reason for the INTERNATIONAL Deep State’s crusade against Agent Orange. When AO talked about making nice with Russia during his presidential campaign and then, after his taking office, he went to Singapore and Helsinki for “summits” with Kim and Mr. Putin, that INTERNATIONAL Deep State’s Coup against AO shifted into high gear.
    Why do I say this? Because the US economy LITERALLY CAN NOT AFFORD to let peace break out! VIP George Kennan explained exactly why just a few short years before the end of the Soviet Union.
    “Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy.”
    The situation Kennan described has grown infinitely worse during the last 30 years. For at least the last 18 years, China and Russia have been rising economic and military powers. The very serious problem for the transnational US Elite is that USD hegemony is now being seriously challenged by those and other nations’ economies and their currencies AND their weapons. Things are no longer going completely the Superpower US’s way. China’s economy is perhaps even now larger than that of the US.
    To boil it all down, we are living in the competition of all tribal competitions and the outcome of this “contest” will determine the role of the US economy in the world, as well as the ultimate fate of the Fed’s hundreds of trillions, perhaps quadrillions of printed-out-of-thin-air USD.
    The US’s imposition of all these tariffs and “sanctions” and wars are absolute proof of the transnational US Elite’s and their Deep State’s flailing desperation to do only one thing –maintain USD hegemony in order to prevent Kennan’s “unacceptable shock to the American economy”. These measures will ultimately fail and, therefore the only really important question that remains is whether the increasingly-desperate US Elite will “go gentle into that good night” and develop a peace-based economy amidst near-certain economic/political/social chaos, or will this insane Elite “false-flag” the rest of the world into a no-win nuclear shootout at the OK Corral. The US Secretary of the Interior’s recent threat to perhaps use the US navy to blockade Russian exports, the US ambassador to NATO’s recent threat to “take out” Russian missiles on Russian soil, and the US’s decision to pull out of the INF treaty indicate that the shoot-out is being seriously considered.
    Therefore, the one and the only “idea” that can possibly unite the nation is not only the MAINTENANCE of Russia and China as enemies, but the INTENSIFICATION of the PERCEPTION of these nations as enemies in the minds of the US bewildered herd of voters. For example, Bill Binney being banned from appearing on the MSM or testifying before Congress IMO proves that the Deep State is not interested in the truth that Russia did NOT hack the DNC servers.
    Google “governmentcontractswon”; go to that site and see that in 2017, “private” businesses in the state of Virgina (population 8.4 million) were awarded 61,576 contracts worth $43.1 billion and that there are 17,165 “private” DoD contractors in Virginia, and that from 2000 to 2017 “private” DoD contractors in Virginia were awarded over $683.5 billion for 619,034 contracts. Therefore, no majority of voters in Virginia is EVER, and I do mean EVER, going to vote for a candidate who promises to destroy Virginia’s war-based economy and destroy many good-paying jobs. Quite the opposite. They’re going to vote for warmongers!
    Virginia is not alone in the war business. Check out what “private” DoD contractors in other states such as California receive annually. It’s mind boggling.
    Therefore, the US will NEVER, and I do mean NEVER, be politically capable of changing it’s “foreign policy” unless and until, once again with feeling, Virginians (Americans) are given an alternative to their present “war way” of making a living and no D or R candidate is spelling out such an alternative.
    Again, IMO, we are going to see and INTESIFICATION of the already-intense anti-Russian rhetoric which may lead to a rabid anti-Russian candidate being elected president. Of course Mr. Putin will be watching what transpires in the US. What is he going to do if he sees a rabid anti-Russian elected president – say one who promises to force Russia and China to “come to heel” by the even-more-aggressive use of the US military power? What would YOU do if you were in Putin’s shoes?

    • The US is a full blown Warfare State. Our business is war, and war is our business. There is not a whit of difference between war and capitalism. Stirring up hate for “others” is part of our war making MO. Violence is our number one product. Killing and enslaving others is our occupation. Truth. law, and morality are just tools to hide our real intentions. Amerika uber alles!

      I think Putin is doing the best possible job dealing with the insane rulers of Amerika. Russia kicked Hitler’s ass – will it have to do it again with fascist USA?

  • The first rule of being a member of the lying culture is to never admit you are or have ever been wrong ever. Donald Trump has this rule down pat. No matter how many times you are caught lying, just keep right on with it as if nothing happened. The second rule is to always accuse others of lying, no matter what they say.

  • It would be just great if President Trump unleashed his people into revealing and making public all of the misdeeds and laws violated by President Obama and his administration. The American people should know just how rotten to the core their government actually is!!!

  • My older sister posted a sign on her freezer compartment years ago that is apropos:

    Might be some Dove Bars in there.
    Might be some pit bulls.

  • It’s so obvious – except to those millions of Americans who can’t see it. Talk about narrative control…..

    • The basis of narrative domination is the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual laziness of the target audience. Nit wits easy to hypnotize.

  • Ok, who was so stupid that they didn’t spot Muller was a Russian agent. I know, like a lot of things this is easy to spot now but…………….

  • I confess, when Russiagate started I thought the Dems had outsmarted Trump!

    It appeared they had driven Trump to over-react by firing Comey, and that allowed an investigation which would enable “discovery” of massive business and financial corruption. In other words while I believed Russiagate was complete bullshit, it was a tool being used to dig into the Trump empire’s shady illegal financial shenanigan’s. But the longer Russiagate went on the more clear it became that the whole shebang was being promoted seriously by mainstream Dems and the media. So I was wrong and apparently any financial crimes revealed would not be prosecuted while he a sitting president. Interestingly, I never saw this interpretation presented as a possibility in the press. But if true then one can understand the anger of Trump having to suffer potential criminal charges after he serves his term.

  • I’ve been frankly embarrassed to see how CounterPunch has been straddling this line with their week-end deluge.
    I mean, not that I haven’t had problems with them for a while but come on it’s a dead horse. And these are some authors I really love.

  • “The fact that you put all your eggs in the basket of Robert ‘Weapons of Mass Destruction’ Mueller bringing the Executive Branch of the US government to its knees is hilarious. ”

    ding, ding, ding… we have a winner. (Trump probably didn’t do it anyway, and the sneaky Russians might not have either. Doesn’t cost much to indict people whom you know will never reach a courtroom.)

    One more thing: People like to treat the word “evidence” as a synonym for “proof” when it’s convenient to their interest: “Not a shred of evidence” is usually false, and; They’ve got evidence against him” is wrong when its used to imply slam-dunk.


    facts or physical signs that help to prove something

    Merriam Webster
    an outward sign ; indication

    Signs or indications of something.

    American Heritage
    A thing or set of things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment

    All to make the point that Barr did NOT say that Mueller said he found no evidence of collusion or conspiracy, because, sad to say, Schiff may very well be technically right, but irrelevantly so.

  • F.Y.I.

    Tulsi needs 65,000 individual donations to be allowed into the Democratic Primary Debate in June.

    The warmongers and their lackeys are doing everything they can to marginalize her.


    • Thanks for mentioning this. At last report Tulsi had about 48,000 donations, so she needs some 17,000 more. The deadline is May 15th. She is the ONLY CANDIDATE who is unequivocally against more regime-change wars. Trump campaigned on this issue but he’s been a disappointment. We’re still in Afghanistan and Iraq and he’s appointed people like John Bolton as his chief advisers.

      I believe she will attract a following among both Dems and Reps if she can get into the debates. Plus, she can’t be painted as anti-military because she’s a major in the army national guard!

  • Soledad O’Brien a “journalist”?


    Tell me another one

  • Mr. Donald Trump is not an up and up guy; in fact he is quite crooked and deceitful. He is now the President of the United States of America which is not an up and up government; they were made for each other!!!

  • How about the Zionist connection.. Bibi and the Rabbis are the order of the day…but, oh no, it would be anti-Semitic… god forbid the evil doers would be called out at liars and terrorist and genocidal psychopaths calling the kettle black..,. Here the demon is not Russia but the Zionist Israelis that tried to sink the USS Cole… no report from the political media controlled by the latter. Wake up and smell the Semitic intrusion into American politics, (AIPAC),and Trump the Israeli patsy and he who worships the golden calf. Mammon is his name and gold is his earthy desire!

  • The Democrats lost to Trump partly because he was able to use his tweets to get around the corporate media that was fully colluding with Hillary. This time, the Democrats are running a Denial-of-Service, or DOS, attack on Gabbord’s Twitter account to prevent another candidate from talking direct to the people. Note the effect of this is to make Tulsi’s twitter feed rather useless because anyone who wants to learn more about this brave lady talking about peace instead find tens of thousands of Democrat trolls and bots. Power and money will find a way to respond. The one advantage opponents have is that they will tend to be very slow in getting organized to do so. Tulsi is going to have to find another way to talk to the people. I wish she’d use her email lists, where she does control what gets out, to do more than just fundraising.

    • On the plus side, it makes it easy for dummies like me to figure out who to support. If the talking heads on TV hate them, I support them. Tulsi got my first donation of this primary season. The more they smear her the more I like her.

      • Ms Gabbard has interested me as someone that believes in what she is saying. Such people are not welcome by the press or the governmental structure! I am hoping that Bill Weld puts up a good primary fight against Donald Trump and shakes his tree real good. Whatever happens it is going to be a very long two years til the next election!!

  • Well, here we go! The fracture of the liberal/progressive party ensures a victory for Donald J Trump…unless the Russiagaters pull their heads out of their asses and realize the same. Wake up and think freely.

    • Trump is a sure loser. He can’t win. That is why the fight for the Democrat nomination will be so fierce because whoever wins that is the next President. What makes that interesting is that if the Left can win that fight over the pro-war, pro-torture, pro-deportation, pro-corporate, pro-banker ‘liberals’ and ‘progressives’, then the Left has its best chance to elect a President since FDR.

      • Team-D will pick a corporatist, because their funders prefer they lose to Team-R than risk electing a champion for the commoners instead of a champion for the bankers, the military, and WW3.

        The elections are rigged before and, if necessary, after the vote.

      • “Trump is a sure loser.“

        Did you accidentally copy/paste a comment from 2016? Because there’s no way anyone who has been paying attention since that election would write that line.

  • Sorry Caitlin, I read for a while then stopped. As often in this stupid, brain dead, reality show called news, who would even read or listen to this obvious lie. I didn’t want to waste any more time reading. And all of these journalists who are taking the bait and writing on and on about the whole Russia gate thing? STOP!
    Anyway, I am tired of smart people following the down the lane, carrot bullshit. So, here is my current two cents.
    And Caitlin, I love what you do. keep it up and I will back you up on it.

  • Simple. No means no.
    What part of the word no do you not understand.

  • Spot on, as usual.

  • What Democrats accomplished with 2 1/2 years of yelling Russia! is 1) to bury any discussion of substantive issues relating to the crisis they helped create, and 2) handed Trump a potential winning issue for the 2020 election.

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