Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: Another week of crisis in the D.C. swamp. Since Donald Trump assumed his seat in the Oval Office, it seems every week is replete with crises, but one of the things we’ve become accustomed to is more and more manufacturing jobs being created. That’s why it was a shock to hear that General Motors is closing – or idling – its Chevy Cruze plant in Ohio, triggering an angry reaction from the president, who sent a clear message to GM President Mary Barra.
President Trump: You know, this country’s done a lot for General Motors. You better get back in there soon. That’s Ohio, and you better get back in there soon. We have a lot of pressure on them. You have senators, you have a lot of other people. A lot of pressure. They say the Chevy Cruze is not selling well. I say, well, then, get somebody … get a car that is selling well, and put it back in.
Tim: The special counsel investigation stole the headlines from GM with a few revelations. A report in the Guardian newspaper suggested that Paul Manafort, already convicted of financial crimes and facing another round of indictments, met secretly with the notorious Julian Assange before WikiLeaks released those damaging emails from the Clinton campaign day after day in 2016. But, whoops, it looks like Manafort was not even in England at the time alleged, according to his passport. Robert Mueller also put heat on Jerome Corsi, political commentator and conspiracy theorist, loosely tied to the Trump campaign. The story that he had some nefarious ties to Assange and Russia is falling apart as well. Corsi went on Fox News and said he wouldn’t agree to a plea deal because Mueller wants him to sign off on a lie.
…that didn’t stop Democrats from over-hyping…
Jerome Corsi: I’ve never met Julian Assange. I’ve never spoken with him. I’ve never emailed him. I’ve had no contact with Julian Assange whatsoever. I have no contacts with Russian intelligence. I have no business interest in Russia. I have nothing to do with Russia. I’ve never been to Russia.
Tim: Two plea deals offered by Mueller for Manafort and Corsi, neither one of whom has proven much about collusion when held up to closer scrutiny, but that didn’t stop Democrats from over-hyping the Manafort headlines. Far left Rep. Eric Swalwell of California went on MSNBC to say the jig is almost up for Trump.
Eric Swalwell: He’s so exposed. It’s so obvious that they were eager to collude with Russia. Now we see the evidence that there was a conspiracy to cover up. He’s playing the last hands that he has out of desperation.
Tim: It gets worse. Another member of the House from California, Jackie Speier, used the usual extreme language of the left.
Jackie Speier: I think what it’s also suggesting is that Manafort may have even committed treason when all is said and done.
Tim: Treason, obstruction of justice, collusion with Russians to steal an election. No proof of any of that, but the Democrats apparently figure that if they say it often enough and loud enough, the left-wing elite media will willingly amplify it and turn their fantasy into reality in the minds of the American voters, and it looks to a great degree they’ve succeeded.Marco Rubio
Meanwhile, as House Republicans scurry about, trying to get some things done before they relinquish control to the Democrats next month, President Trump’s much-ballyhooed wall has become the major focus. The House and Senate may approve another $5 billion for the wall, which sounds like progress, but the total cost for the proposed 800-mile wall will ultimately be closer to $20-25 billion. As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pointed out on Fox News, half a loaf is not better than none.
Marco Rubio: People view this as, “You take half. That should be enough.” You need enough to finish it. It’s like if I came to you and said, all right, I have a house for sale, but I’ll only sell you the second floor, but not the first floor, and you’re like, “Well, I can’t have a second floor without a first floor.” The wall is similar to that. Having a partial wall is not enough. This is a project that’s designed to flow traffic. What you want to do is you want to cut off areas where people can cross so that they can only cross in certain places, and then you can monitor those places. If the wall is not built, all 800 miles, if you don’t have the entire system in place, none of it works. This is not one of those things where you have half of it. Half of it is as good as none of it.
Tim: Pretty much irrefutable logic.