Your Tweet of the Day: McCabe Memos

#DimensionTrump | #WhatTheyVotedFor

This is the thing about melodrama and hyperbole:

Republican source to me just now: “The McCabe Memos are the new Pentagon Papers.” #MuellerTime

Joy Reid

For all the times Republicans bawled about the Obama administration as a Watergate-valence scandal, it is easy enough to be wary of an invocation so spectacular as the Pentagon Papers. Nonetheless, we might recall that melodrama and hyperbole are precisely #WhatTheyVotedFor, even if it hurts who they voted for.

And this does not begin to account for the long Republican habit of challenging thresholds, because the hard part about explaining that is found in the aspect of what is appropriate or not to speculate, project, conclude, or otherwise say about our neighbors.

Donald Trump speaks at a fundraiser for veterans organizations, 28 January 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (Detail of photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for msnbc)And among all else, they really did, to some degree, vote for a television show; the absurd and inhumane spectacle requires unbelievable human damage, but after all bawling about government corruption, conservatives have finally gone and elected a government worthy to fulfill their otherwise delusional complaint.

The Pentagon Papers? Sure, it feels hyperbolic, but, to the other, this is the Trump White House. So . . . er . . . yeah. Maybe it’s just too soon.


Image notes: Top — Tweet by Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReed), 17 March 2018.  Right — Donald Trump, on the campaign trail in 2016. (Photo: Mark Peterson/Redux for msnbc)

Reid, Joy. “Republican source to me just now: ‘The McCabe Memos are the new Pentagon Papers.’ #MuellerTime”. Twitter. 17 March 2018.

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