There’ve been a couple of big shakeups in the news today. First, it’s looking like Andrew McCabe checked out of the FBI due to something in the Inspector General’s report, and second, the House Intelligence Committee voted to release the Nunes memo which is believed to outline surveillance abuses by the FBI during the campaign.
As Twitchy reported, Peter Daou is bummed out because he now believes Robert Mueller will only take down side-players in the Russian collusion scandal, and ABC News’ Matthew Dowd believes what’s happening today is more of a threat to America than North Korea’s nuclear program.
This is not hyperbole: what is happening within our country today is much more dangerous to our Constitutional Republic than North Korea is.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) January 30, 2018
Otto Warmbier would beg to differ.
You know, if he was alive to do so. https://t.co/nRF82U47u9
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 30, 2018
That’s quite a 180 — we’ll remember it the next time liberals assume duck-and-cover positions when Trump talks about “fire and fury” or tweets about his big red button. In each of those instances, you could practically hear the missiles approaching, the threat was so real.
And we thought refusing to respect the result of the 2016 election was the biggest threat to our democracy:
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election. By doing that, he’s threatening our democracy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 21, 2016
But today … wow.
Narrator: It was hyperbole. https://t.co/fqLaKsQxIu
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) January 30, 2018
— Will Harrison (@wharrison51) January 30, 2018
“Hyperbole: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.”
Yep. That settles it. This is a hyperbole. https://t.co/EEVQdxYUOc
— silence dogood (@toolittobealib) January 30, 2018
Pretty sure this fits the definition of hyperbole. https://t.co/mfvAC6SLFY
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) January 30, 2018
I looked up the word hyperbole in my Funk & Wagnalls and it referred me to your tweet. https://t.co/CDOnJ7mRuX
— Mike Baker (@MBCompanyMan) January 30, 2018
Any statement that begins with "This is not hyperbole" is almost certainly hyperbole. https://t.co/JSwVtljoH6
— Jeff (@5stringTex) January 30, 2018
If you have to preface your garbage take with “this is not hyperbole,” then it is most certainly hyperbole. https://t.co/wvMn1ySeyo
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) January 30, 2018
This is absolutely batshit crazy hyperbole and THIS is more dangerous to our Constitutional republic than anything Trump is doing. https://t.co/WTQVhqpi1t
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) January 30, 2018
This is hyperbole and it's the worst kind because it dulls legitimate criticism of the admin with partisan hackery. https://t.co/VvEF6OjyJH
— Joseph Daher (@joedah87) January 30, 2018
Oh, Dowd’s a proud Independent. No partisan hackery here.
You are not a serious person. https://t.co/w7o0cNFQJ6
— terry schappert (@terryschappert) January 30, 2018
Aren't semantics great? For example, I can say without hyperbole that your tweet is more hazardous to public health in this country than smallpox. https://t.co/45fhyfF0Sa
— neontaster ? (@neontaster) January 30, 2018
?? Hyperbole, sorta. He’s making comparisons that don’t really make sense to begin with. Like: this banana in my fruit salad poses more of a risk to my palate than the rain outside. Ok? But it’s still hyperbole. https://t.co/Rx4d8kg8zF
— (((Jason Rantz))) on AM 770 KTTH (@jasonrantz) January 30, 2018
Even scarier is that people actually take your analysis seriously. This is irresponsible drivel. https://t.co/4EhGIPhXr6
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) January 30, 2018
Seems legit. https://t.co/2ag6wvTypR
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) January 30, 2018
Who knew rising stock prices and accelerating GDP were more dangerous than nukes? https://t.co/M1xJgbwkDm
— Lawrence Hamtil (@lhamtil) January 30, 2018
Maybe he has a point? He really didn’t specify what he meant by “what is happening within our country today.”
— Tommy Pryor (@TommyPryor) January 30, 2018
For once Matthew Dowd is correct,
What appears to be a criminal conspiracy & politicization of America's intel agencies to take down an elected President and then the media acting complicity by refusing to cover it or distorting it IS more dangerous to the U.S. than North Korea. https://t.co/8pnIdNuDar
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) January 30, 2018
Oh yeah. Insinuating an elected president was a Russian plant put here to bring down democracy. That was horribly dangerous shit. https://t.co/lDf8cfTGjH
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) January 30, 2018