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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Comey is a Mess

Over the past several months, I have written (here and here, for example) how I thought that the once vaunted FBI had been led to disaster. This is no longer the FBI of men in white shirts, ties, and fedoras doggedly tracking down the Rosenberg spy ring and dismantling the Mafia. This is now the FBI infiltrated at the top by the progressive snowflake products of our decrepit universities and willing to sacrifice the honor of the institution in pursuit of a political agenda.

On Comey, himself, I went from willing to give Comey the benefit of the doubt on his personal qualities to where I now find myself, to wit, Comey is a mess, a huge stinking mess of contradictions and foibles that make him unfit for command of a banana stand much less the FBI, the world's most powerful law enforcement and intel agency.

The man has some very real problems. I am not a psychiatrist, and don't play one on the internet, but I think he needs some serious help in the mental health area. I hope he gets it before he does any more damage to the country or himself. The words "narcissist," "egomaniac," "paranoid delusions of grandeur and persecution," "fabulist" all easily spring to mind when trying to describe Comey. Such strong words, however, require mental health experts--such as they are--to analyze them carefully for their applicability to Comey. I am not an expert, so I will just give my cheap seats' view.

There's so much out there that he has said and done that makes no logical sense that I can't even begin to look at it all. There's some good commentary, as always, at Legal Insurrection, dealing with the complaints from the Hillary camp against Comey--as I had noted before that,
Dems, once full of praise for Comey, have exploded in anger calling Comey the most foul of names imaginable, including the foulest of all, "Republican." The Dems are desperately trying to put the focus on Comey and take it from the core issue: Hillary Clinton's despicable behavior. 
But do they have a point? Yes, somewhat.
Even the Dems now realize that Comey, initially useful to the libs in going after Republicans, became a man who came to see himself as above the system: he could act on his own to usurp the authorities of the Attorney General; he could decide what sort of deceptive and incomplete information to give President Trump and the FISA court (never told him or the court that the Dossier was not only unverified but bought and paid for by the DNC); and that, as he told Congress, he could leak documents because, apparently, he had a higher moral purpose and end-game. Even Dem operative and Clinton ally, Lanny Davis now has some choice words for Comey, not hesitating to calling him a "liar."

His reasoning for holding that famous July press conference in which he slammed but exonerated Hillary Clinton is bizarre. You can the read the excerpts from his book in which he says he assumed Hillary would beat Donald and that he was trying to do her a favor by bringing the email investigation into the public domain as a way of clearing the air so that President Clinton would not have persistent stories of a cover-up hounding her. What? The bottom line is that he was letting politics determine the path of a criminal investigation--and he admits it was a "criminal investigation"--and he did so in full knowledge that it could have an impact on the election. That's outrageous. He clearly treated Clinton and Trump -- and the voters -- unfairly by inserting himself into the electoral process (and later the governing process) and trying to become some sort of king-maker.

In the wake of Clinton's loss, Comey, in my view,proved totally at sea in the world that came in with Trump. The old establishment "truths" were no longer held as sacred; the old regime of "Washington First!" was being replaced by "America First!" Change is not Comey's forte, particularly when it's not Comey driving that change.

I have previously noted that, perhaps, Comey's single greatest failing was that he insisted on becoming known. He wanted not just fifteen minutes of fame but constant adulation and praise as the Last Boy Scout. Unlike other FBI Directors--J.Edgar excepted--he wanted to be famous, a celebrity. Are we to see him soon on "Dancing with the Stars"?

His catty descriptions of both Obama and Trump are not worthy of a serious adult; his purple overblown prose is the stuff of a juvenile romance novel. His comparing Trump to a mob boss is disgusting, and shows that Comey does not know decisive leadership when he sees it. His constant claims to having been nauseous, depressed, frightened are, again, not worthy of a leader or--shall I say it?--of a real man. I know it's not politically correct, but watching Comey brought back memories of certain people in my high school. Back then we called them "Big Sissies," and I am hard put to come up with a better non-psychiatric label for six foot eight inch James Comey, the ultimate Beta-male.  


38 comments:

  1. That about sums him up Mr. Dip... I don't have much too add to your insightful observations, eloquent clinical diagnostic hypotheses, as well as n astute behavioral synopsis! Although, I'm not a psychiatrist either, however, I did devote some bit of time toward making myself into a Clinical Psychologist. When I was younger and foolish too, even took on the task of re-educating the VA Admin, and a swarm of confused "social servants" about better ways to mend broken boys, and psychologically wounded men. I soon discovered that many if not most of the administrative 'Leadership' cadre weren't all that interested in fixing obvious problems. I came to realize that the government bureaucrats that I was dealing with had much more 'unfinished business' then the 'Agent Orange' clients I was serving. I recognize the broken personality type in administrator Comey, and the damage that such personalities, infused with a lust for power, can inflict on others, and themselves. I don't expect much good to come out of this sordid chapter of Federal malfeasance and abuse of authority, BUT, it is enough for now, that so many of these flawed and corrupt officials have been exposed by our/my favorite street fighter and New Yorker, the Donald!

    Oh, and one last thing on this very unsavory topic, in your closing comments you said, ..."Comey brought back memories of certain people in my high school. Back then we called them "Big Sissies,"... that terminology made curious, as I do believe that you spentsome formative years in "New York, New York" as did Trump, and me too! Of course it may be that you attended a more sedate High School than we did? Anyways, I am sure, we didn't call the Comey types "Big Sissies", not in Military School! What we called them was more akin to that BIG Pink Hat that Madonna et al wore to the Women's March! That's what we called those sissy boyz! Youse, BIG PINK HATs!

    On Watch~~~

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  2. I'm not sure if you have nailed it. Maybe. Comey is definitely odd but i can't put my finger on it. I'm sure that it is tied to his height. Maybe that effete misty-eyed countenance works when you are as tall as a small skyscraper. Chris Wallace, a normally stolid guy, referred to his bitchiness. Perhaps that is it.

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  3. Well, add to the mix that Comey's wife and daughters are staunch Leftists who went so far as to participate in the "Nasty Woman Vagina Monologues" and are following HER lead on "I could have won if it weren't for Comey." So his home life must be a nightmare of raging Estrogen...which is fine by me because he really comes off as a P-Whipped snowflake with zero Testosterone and even less ability to stand forcefully against the storm and do his duty as a man.
    Which is exactly what the Obama Administration was looking for in the leader of the agency that could put them all in jail. Someone weak-willed who will go with the flow.

    Not to be crude, but when Snufflelumpagous was asking about the S.E.X. in the Steele Dossier, he should have asked Comey when he has sex, what size strap-on does his wife use.

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    1. After 22 years on a submarine...you tend to see things in that rude, crude and socially unacceptable way.

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    2. |;+) I feel your pain bubblehead~~~
      Clear the Bridge!
      On Watch~~~

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    3. I've heard some stories about what goes on in those submarines:)

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    4. What happens at the date line?

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  4. There's also Comey's long history of helping the Clintons (didn't pursue Marc Rich pardon, only gave Sandy Berger slap on wrist and didn't investigate Bill Clinton) and his possible ties to Clinton Foundation. (General counsel for LockheedMartin and on Bd of Directors of HSBC when each gave millions to Foundation).

    Plus possible direct present conflict of interest. His brother works for DL Piper, the law firm that does the Foundation's taxes and the audit Chelsea demanded, and a donor to Foundation. Any investigation of Foundation may extend to brother. Comey loaned brother money for his house. Comey has interest in brother's income Anything that adversely affected Hillary's chances for election may have adversely affected that income.

    Should Comey should have recused himself from anything Hillary or Trump? I don't know. No one has publicly explored any of this.

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    1. Ack! PTSD!
      What.... just... what... original, unarchived documents did Berger steal and burn from the national archives?
      They must have been horrifically damning to take that kind of chance.
      Every time someone mentions that guy, I get the feeling I'm some sort of lefty and my head is going to explode.

      - reader #1482

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    2. shoot.. my apologies.. no.. not ptsd... just... it's probably going to bug me for the rest of the day now... again...

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    3. "There's also Comey's long history of helping the Clintons... Plus possible direct present conflict of interest...Comey should have recused himself from anything Hillary...?...No one has publicly explored any of this."

      Of course not Ms! The Fed investigatory, intelligence, and tax agencies since BO clearly transmitted, in no uncertain terms, that they have no compunction about using the power of the state to inflict pain on any and >>all<< who dare to speak out publically! Almost "All", except TRUMP apparently, have been silenced or derailed! Let's hope his security apparatus stays on their toes!

      OW~~~

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    4. ..."shoot.. my apologies.. no.. not ptsd... just... it's probably going to bug me for the rest of the day now... again..."

      Hold your fire numero 1482~~~ ;)
      CRS affects us all, sooner or later!
      Happily tho there's still enough dirt and smoking guns on the Berger/Clintonistas documents theft left on the net to paint a realistic picture of those Democrat-dirtbags! Still thanking G-D that DT blocked the Clintons from returning to the scene of their High Crimes for 4 more years!
      On Watch~~~
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjUpOYuXP4Q
      "Let's Roll"

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  5. Anyone that's six foot eight inches tall, and hides in the curtains to avoid being seen, has pretty big problems.

    The head of the FBI should't be afraid of meeting his new boss, even if he expects the worst; Comey is physically tall, but dwarves have more stature (particularly Peter Dinklage, starring in Game of Thrones; he towers over men twice his size.)

    But maybe I'm just prejudiced against partisan liars who lack a backbone.

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  6. The Feral Bureau of Incineration seems to have been "involved" in quite a few "interesting situations" since it was first set up by Teddy Roosevelt.

    Equally intriguing is the conga-line of "interesting" directors of the organization. A couple of examples: William J. Burns and the "Teapot Dome Scandal". Then there was the execrable J. Edgar Hoover, cross-dresser extraordinaire and notable for expanding the role of the FBI into secret files, obscenity investigations, political intelligence gathering, targeting of black Americans and homosexuals, etc.

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  7. What I fond ironic is hardly anyone has ask about Muller's covering up the corrupt FBI and the Whitey Bulger's of 5he world
    Oh yeah that was years and vfc years ago

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  8. Somehow, the name "Little Big Man" seems so much more appropriate for Comey than for Dustin Hoffman

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    1. Excellent. I will steal this and give you no credit for it!

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    2. You sound like a guy I work for ;-)

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  9. Nailed it. I was thinking " beta male " the last couple paragraphs and then you ended with it. Perfecto. Comey was conflicted and still is. A pathetic figure who in hubris, may have ruined the FBI's reputation for a generation. A small man and unstable.

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  10. I so agree.
    I was challenged by a lib friend to listen to a full Comey interview because I "couldn't possibly think he was acting like a whiny ex-employee." So I took 45 min of my life that I could have used to stream the second season of "A Series of Unfortunate Events", listened to the NPR interview, and came to the following conclusion:
    I think LESS of Comey than I did before listening. The first 25 minutes were the interviewer asking, “How crazy is Trump?” and Comey saying “Really crazy! And dangerous to democracy!”. I agree that Trumps' request for a pledge of “loyalty” was inappropriate, but Comey said he was “frozen” and later told Trump “I’ll give you honest loyalty”. Shouldn’t he have confronted Trump? He's a grown man and Director of the FBI. Combined with the “trying to blend in to the curtain” episode, he comes off as a school girl intimidated by the leader of the “mean girls”.
    Comey compared Trump to a "mob boss" because "everything revolves around the leader" and not because Trump was going to hurt anyone. But then why use a "mob" comparison when intimidation and fear are completely integral to "the mob"? It's just name-calling.
    Comey states clearly he tried to protect Loretta Lynch because he personally thought she was fine, but hid evidence that her DOJ investigation may have been compromised. There's courage. Of course Lynch says Comey never mentioned any concerns.
    His explanations of why he let Hillary off the hook because of “no criminal intent” (which is not required for criminality in mishandling secret material) and his later announcement so close to the election that Hillary was under investigation again were lacking any clear reasons other than trying to protect himself as a political animal. Of course the interviewer never challenged the "criminal intent" language.
    Regarding the Hillary emails on the Weiner laptop, he said he couldn’t understand how Weiner would have those emails. He said that twice. You mean Comey didn’t know that Weiner’s wife was a top aide and bff to Hillary??? What?

    So, after listening to the full interview, I think less of Comey rather than more.

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    1. So he let Shrillary Shrooooooo off the hook because of lack of criminal intent. There. He just exposed Shrillary Shroooo's vaunted "competence" as a lie.

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  11. Seriously, Brad? You honestly believe Comey is telling the truth when he says Trump wanted a loyalty pledge? I don't. I don't believe a word that comes out of his self-serving mouth.

    Corruption in government is nothing new. But in the past, corrupt politicians would make sure that the folks back home got a little something out of it. Corrupt cops would still try to do some of their job. Now we have corruption that benefits only the bureaucrats. Regular folks get jail time for violating never ending laws. We are in a tailspin of lawlessness that will not end any time soon.

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    1. I believe it--not because I find Comey to be exceptionally trustworthy, but because it fits with Trump's M.O.--he'll tell you directly what he wants, rather than hiding it behind weasel words.
      Clinton would have demanded much the same thing, she just would have couched it as "I need you to be on my team" or something of that nature.

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  12. Then there is the matter of the five daughters. I think he might lack a Y chromosome. Just a thought.

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  13. Former FBI Director James Comey's decision to write and publish this book reminds me of the former Imperial German Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow's decision to have his Memoirs posthumously published. Bülow's book destroyed his reputation after he was already dead. At least Bülow kept his duplicity and ego cloaked while among the living. Comey seems to have decided to destroy his reputation while still alive, so may experience the scorn and disdain while still alive.

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  14. Are we to see him soon on "Dancing with the Stars"?

    I'd rather see him on "Celebrity Chain Gang."

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  15. All these nasty comments, Comey sux because he's tall! He's not really a man, he's XX not XY! He's a sissy! He's mentally ill! If you don't like all the worthless crap spewed about Trump that says things like his hair matters and he's a crap president because he eats Mickey Ds, then you shouldn't buy in to the same ad hominem attacks to prove a point/opinion re Comey.

    What I hope is happening, is that the canard of Louis Brownlow's apolitical bureaucrat is on full display proving (once again) that blind trust in our government is misguided at best. The Founders had it right, humans are selfish and not to be trusted when given power.

    Comey is just a man with good *and* selfish intentions, with a history of good and bad decisions, and a tendency to defend himself by positioning his actions in the best light possible, just like the rest of us do. Thus, we as citizens can and should be shouting from the rooftops that Comey is an excellent *example* of how our unelected officials have too much power, and that congressional oversight is worthless to protect us from agency and government overreach. Making it about Comey himself renders us unheard and won't persuade anyone about anything (unless being called deplorable motivated you to vote for HRC, i.e. ad hominem attacks feel good in the moment and are fun to partake in, but get us nowhere fast).

    The best thing to come out of all of this is that both sides appear to disdain Comey now. Not obsequiously venerating ex-officials and bureaucrats is as it should be. I'm trying to at least take heart in that. Now, onward ho to the important stuff like continuing to restrain and maybe even (we can but hope) put an end to administrative government.

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    1. I disagree a bit. Comey has sought to position himself as our moral better and has engaged in absurd ad hominem attacks, including on people's physical appearance. Once you do that, you have left yourself wide open to the same treatment. I, however, do agree with you that the real and big threat is veneration of these sorts of people and allowing them to have extraordinary power.

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    2. Power and prestige. Those are the words to describe what is wrong with Comey and a bunch of others in government. Money is an added bonus for the Clinton clan.

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  16. Hey Anon on 4/20/18 @ 8:55AM. You sure came out with your guns blazing! Too bad you need to hide who you are.
    I am Babs and I have been Babs on the internet for about 20 years. It really would be pretty easy to track me down.
    Not so you, I wonder why...
    I have been listening to Comey's junk for 2 years now. I wanted very much to believe him. I have come to realize that he is nothing more than a grandstanding liar. I hope he is prosecuted and goes to jail.
    Sorry.

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  17. I'm starting to wonder if Comey was appointed head of the FBI (as a weak reed) as a sort of cover for others (McCabe, Strok, etc). His facilitation never seems to stop and he doesn't strike me as a clear eyed hard core plotter. The people who at least so far have avoided in my opinion much needed attention are Clapper and Brennan.
    James

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  18. You have to wonder if he's on any anti depressants

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  19. The words "narcissist," "egomaniac," "paranoid delusions of grandeur and persecution," "fabulist" all easily spring to mind when trying to describe Comey.

    Not delusions of grandeur. Delusions of adequacy,

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  20. And now we have McCabe being referred for his various douchebaggeries. And IMHO he strikes me as the perfect little weasel who will take the whole rotten corpse down with him.

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  21. Kelly -you have decent instincts. Watch Sessions, hang on his every syllable. he is the hinge.

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  22. I knew and worked for different men of enormous integrity for over 50 years. Comey isn't even a pimple of integrity compared to any of them.

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  23. "Comey is a mess, a huge stinking mess of contradictions and foibles that make him unfit for command of a banana stand much less the FBI, the world's most powerful law enforcement and intel agency."

    Not a perfect sentence, to the sensibility of a stylist like Gustave Flaubert; but I have to say I really like the assonance of "unfit to command a banana stand." If I may be permitted a flight of fancy:

    "A huge stinking mess of contradictions and foibles unfits this underhanded grandstanding analysand for command of a fantasyland banana stand, much less the FBI."

    But that would be obsessive.

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  24. I strongly suspect much or most of Comey's book was written by his wife and maybe a few of her friends. Could be he provided the framework and she filled in the tawdry side. It's not that I think him incapable of being snarky and petty; it's that it has a partially feminine sensibility. Think b-word.

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