Whoa! John Bolton Is Straight Out of Alice In Wonderland and Adam Schiff Lets Him Have It

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You probably remember back in November when Trump was touting the virtues of “decorum,” probably a word that Stephen Miller taught him, on the one hand — and on the other, tweeting about “Little Adam Schitt?” There’s no love lost, ever, between the Conman in Chief and the brilliant California congressman. Here’s Rep. Schiff’s latest salvo over the Trump bow, directed at John Bolton.

Now John Bolton is far and away not the first Republican, nor the last, to come up with ambiguous, nay, incomprehensible translations, when they can’t bear to address the fact that they’re looking as bad as they are. Remember then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld with the knowns and the unknowns?

Refresh your memory with this squib from Wikipedia:

There are known knowns” is a phrase from a response United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld gave to a question at a U.S. Department of Defense(DoD) news briefing on February 12, 2002 about the lack of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups.[1]

Rumsfeld stated:

Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.[1]

The statement became the subject of much commentary, including a documentary by Academy Award–winning film director Errol Morris.[2]”

Now, again, this is Republican-speak. This is not unusual. This is more common than you would know, unless you’ve been paying close attention. Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes made an appearance on NPR  back in December, 2016, where she made the incredible statement that, “There are no such things as facts.”

And of course, there’s Rudy Giuliani’s signature line, “Truth isn’t truth!” So, what is truth, Rudy? Never mind, we know what it’s not. It’s not what it is, so it’s something else. Oh, my, where was I? Oh, my ears and whiskers. I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date. Because you see, Lewis Carroll is the only man who understands this. He was the visionary who foresaw the Trump administration in a crystal ball, when he said, “The words mean what you want them to mean.”

Ask Kellyanne the next time she’s on Hannity’s show, she’ll give you a choice of pills and explain it to you.

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6 Comments on "Whoa! John Bolton Is Straight Out of Alice In Wonderland and Adam Schiff Lets Him Have It"

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Darrel
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Isn’t it interesting, the smoke never seems to clear, the more we look at what Mr. Schiff is saying and now the Republican party is in a tizzy because they have no really good come back to even the lowly Cohen … who, by the way, in spite of the Republican hammering and general distaste by the citizenry of our country, has turned into one of the biggest sources of pain to Trump and family ….? The Repubs are now getting their dues, simply because they hung their hats on the blithering Trump to push every decent voter into a… Read more »
P J Evans
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At least Rumsfeld made sense. I can’t say that for Bolton.

underwriter505
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Yes, that Rumsfeld quote that caused such a stir always seemed to me to make far more sense that anything else he ever said, and more sense than his detractors were making, even though he didn’t say it all that well. It’s called the Johari Window, and it’s a tool primarily used for self-development, and Rumsfeld was applying it to a situation, which is not a bad idea at all. Granted that it’s most intuitive when applied to oneself, it’s still a concept that has much to teach when applied to situations.

Bolton, on the other hand, is delusional.

tim koss
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tim koss
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works……. These guys, Bolton et.al., puzzle me. I know they are ambitious and maybe think they can steer the ship of state in one direction or another. But why would they think can do this under Trump. Why would Bolton think he could do any better than any others? Is he delusional or is it blind ambition or what? Because if he can’t look at himself with a certain amount of perspicuity how in the hell can it form any kind of accurate judgement about the motives and behaviors of our adversaries. They nice thing is Bolton will end up… Read more »
HollyValera
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I forget—what was the Red Queen’s go-to defense when confronted with the uncomfortable truth? Oh yeah, “Off with their heads!” Bolton’s noggin must be resting uneasily on his shoulders.