Having laid rather low as of late which is an enormously difficult task for a pathological liar of a bully like Michigan Congressman Mike Rogers it was only a matter of time until he surfaced on the Sunday morning ‘news’ show circuit. Rogers is the very definition of the tyranny of the minority in that he has been anointed the exalted Grand Poobah of the US House Intelligence Committee based upon only actually representing a fraction of less than one percent of the population of the USA. This is one of the more serious problems with the US Congress as it exists in that districts are already gerrymandered to prevent any sort of real challenge to the incumbent and that people like Rogers end up representing the entire country by the time that they get to Washington and are placed in control of a powerful committee that is really only comprised of a fraction of Congress. The system is broken and it’s not only Rogers, former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission Harry Reid hails from a state that has less than three million residents yet he has lorded it over the Democratic party Senate leadership since 2005. These are but two of many examples yet they serve as an illustration of just how badly that the political system in this country has been taken far past the point where it can be salvaged.
Rogers has made quite the name for himself since the emergence of former government contractor turned NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and recently accused the man of being a Russian spy so it was no shock when the joined in the Putin pile on yesterday morning. On ABC’s “This Week” the former FBI thug spewed his trademark venomous bullshit over the western backed coup in Ukraine. I am very surprised that he didn’t somehow find a way to turn it into a call for launching a drone strike against Snowden or journalist Glenn Greenwald but give it some time. Rogers also floated the first of what will be many surveillance state pimped insinuations of what happened to that Malaysian passenger jet that went missing over the weekend. Being the sleazy opportunist that he has always been Rogers will find some way to blame it all on terrorism and then profit from it all, just like former Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff did off of the “underwear bomber” This guy just pulls stuff out of his ass every time that he is a guest on one of the propaganda pulpits, sure the jetliner may have been brought down by a terrorist bomb but it also could be due to mechanical failure or even scooped up by fucking space aliens the latter having as much real info to support it as does Rogers with his terrorist malarkey.
Also appearing was the Texas Zamboni Ted Cruz, fresh off his pandering to the knuckle-draggers at the CPAC gathering of warmongering swine. The Canadian born Texas Senator took the opportunity to rip fellow Senator Rand Paul who brought the house down at CPAC for going off the reservation and calling for the reigning in of the NSA Stasi, swearing no loyalty oath to Israel and – gasp – quoting the lyrics from a Pink Floyd song. Paul’s speech was a stark diversion from the rancid display of bigotry, religious nonsense, calls for war and slavering worship of the state that speaker after speaker belched forth. It was as if Paul had somehow been a booking mistake for he truly had no place at the annual gathering of the confederacy of dunces. Cruz as very Republican degenerate fascist of the past quarter century cloaked his moral repugnance and statist rhetoric in the talismanic cloak of The Gipper:
“I think U.S. leadership is critical in the world. And I agree with him that we should be very reluctant to deploy military force abroad. But I think there is a vital role, just as Ronald Reagan did… The United States has a responsibility to defend our values.”
Horseshit! What values? Wasting trillions of dollars that could be better spent within our own borders by building a modern infrastructure while employing thousands isn’t likely on Ted’s list nor is the moral obscenity of sending billions of taxpayer dollars to prop up a US backed puppet in Ukraine who goes by the nickname of “Yats” and has risen to power through a coup d’etat. Those billions of dollars that are to be pumped into the bastard regime of former central banker turned overseer of the dismantling of Ukraine for the benefit of the global finance mafia are also going towards backing extremists including actual neo-Nazis. There is something divinely obscene about the US support of a regime backed by such neo-Nazi elements, refresh my memory but did not tens of thousands of Americans die in ‘the good war’ fighting the Nazis? Cruz is a vile hypocrite and that he now gets to appear as some sort of foreign policy expert on the Sunday morning propaganda launch pad is a repugnant reminder of just how badly that this country has been destroyed by scum such as he. I can dig why he has a hard-on for another conflict with Russia, his ideological predecessor is one Senator Joseph McCarthy, a rat bastard if there ever were one and a man who was allowed to do enormous damage to our once democratic society precisely because he was never called on his bullshit.
Rand Paul had best familiarize himself with the lyrics to another Pink Floyd song that is befitting of what he is going to be facing from all of the lackeys of the permanent warfare machine in the New American Century as they sharpen their knives:
Bleating and babbling I fell on his neck with a scream.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.
Have you heard the news?
The dogs are dead!
You better stay home
And do as you're told.
Get out of the road if you want to grow old.
- Pink Floyd "Sheep"