Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Now suddenly Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has decided not to seek reelection in 2018. Hmmm.

Courtesy of the Washington Post:

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday he will not run for reelection to his House seat in 2018. 

The Utah Republican said he won’t seek any political office in 2018, stirring speculation that he may run for governor in 2020. Last year, he told the Deseret News he would “take a serious, serious” look at a gubernatorial bid in Utah once his term as chairman of the House’s primary investigative committee had expired.

Okay so MAYBE Chaffetz is looking to throw his hat into the Utah Governor's race, and that is why he has suddenly decided to quit Congress while seemingly at the pinnacle of his power.

But then again  maybe that is NOT the reason.

Now as I mentioned before I am still a little wary of the reporting by Louise Mensch.

However oddly enough she posted this about six days ago.
Yes it could be bullshit, but then again Mensch seems to be on a hot streak right now, so I am loathe to discount it completely.

And you have to admit that would make sense.

Also keep in mind that Chaffetz bragged just in February of this year about his desire to continue investigating Hillary Clinton even though she is now out of politics, so what exactly has changed since then?

Something definitely smells a little fishy here. 

38 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:07 PM

    Fu#k Jason chaffetz! He's a traitor who should be in jail.

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    1. Anonymous6:25 PM

      Yes, he is a gutless,spineless pos.
      Not running because he would come in 2nd.
      He now knows that!

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    2. Anonymous7:55 PM

      I hope Chaffetz and Trey Gowdy both are taken out. Along with Mike Pence and Paul Ryan.

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  2. Anonymous4:08 PM

    I looked up Mensch on Wikipedia and found this one subject:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Mensch#Personal_life

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    1. Anonymous9:52 PM

      She also commented that taking hard drugs in the 1990s "messed with [her] brain and had long-term mental health effects."

      I can name that tune in three notes.

      "DRUG-ADDLED"

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    2. Anonymous3:35 AM

      yeah, ANYONE who took 'hard drugs in the 90's' can NOT be considered credible about a damn thing, hu @9:52?
      The 1950's called, and they want you back darlin.
      "drug-addled", hahaha, surprised you don't call it 'dope', BWHAHAHAHAHA!

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    3. Anonymous6:22 AM

      @3:35 Having read your comments through the years I've always brushed you off as addlepated. Go look it up dear. It's older than the 1950's. Louise called herself brain damaged due to her drug use.
      By the way when is Palin finally going to show up in court over the trust fund theft? hu Been waiting years for that reality show.
      BWHUHUHUHUHU!

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  3. Anonymous4:15 PM

    He'll head straight for a six-figure job for some mega-corporation or "think" tank.

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  4. Anonymous4:20 PM


    How the Right-Wing Koch and DeVos Families Are Funding Hate Speech on College Campuses Across the U.S.

    Racist, sexist, Islamophobic protesters spark violence and publicity for Koch and Mercer-backed juggernauts.

    ...Murray is not the only controversial guest making the college circuit on a think tank’s dime. Another conservative nonprofit, Young America’s Foundation, also establishes student chapters at numerous universities and sends bigoted scholars and lecturers including Ann Coulter, David Horowitz and Ted Nugent to speak at their campus events free of charge. Bankrolling these nonprofits are conservative mega-donors including Charles and David Koch and the DeVos family, who by funding the organizations enable hate speech at institutions of higher education.

    In addition, a production company connected to the right-wing billionaire Mercer family facilitated at least one college speaking gig of Milo Yiannopoulos, the former Breitbart News editor known for his racist, sexist, Islamophobic and anti-transgender vitriol.

    http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/rightwing-billionaires-are-intentionally-funding-hate-speech-college-campuses

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  5. He might also have a nice golden lobbyist parachute job lined up.

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  6. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Trump’s bad week has gotten even worse as Russian documents reveal why he is not a legitimate president and how Russia helped him win.

    Reuters reported that two documents show that the Russians knew exactly what they were doing and were intentionally helping Trump:

    The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals.

    It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said.

    A second institute document, drafted in October and distributed in the same way, warned that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was likely to win the election. For that reason, it argued, it was better for Russia to end its pro-Trump propaganda and instead intensify its messaging about voter fraud to undermine the U.S. electoral system’s legitimacy and damage Clinton’s reputation in an effort to undermine her presidency, the seven officials said.

    Around the time that Russia started raising questions about voter fraud, Donald Trump began tweeting that the election was rigged.

    There were similarities in timing and messaging between the Trump campaign and Russian media that are too obvious to ignore. Trump would at times parrot Russia propaganda at his rallies on the campaign trail during the general election.

    The coordination was obvious to anyone who was paying attention at the time, and now we also that it was part of a campaign that was designed by a hostile foreign government to get a candidate who would be softer on them elected president.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/19/trump-exposed-illegitimate-president-docs-reveal-russia-helped-win.html

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/19/exclusive-putin-linked-tank-drew-plan-sway-2016-u-s-election.html

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    1. Anonymous3:48 PM

      I love the fact that Trump is not saying that the "first 100 days" are such a big deal. For the last two months he's been bragging about his amazing first 100 days. What an immature schmuck he is.
      Beaglemom

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  7. Anonymous4:25 PM

    Karma, baby, Karma

    ...Look at what has happened just at Fox News. Despite having arguably their most lucrative year ever (if you don’t count lawsuit settlements and severance packages), Fox has gotten rid of Trump pals Roger Ailes, Greta Van Susteren, and now O’Reilly.

    If you add in the loss of Megyn Kelly to NBC, this means that the only remaining prime-time host from the 2016 primaries is low-talent Trump sycophant Sean Hannity. This is basically the equivalent of the New England Patriots coming off of last year’s Super Bowl victory and beginning 2017 with Tim Tebow as their starting quarterback.

    O’Reilly isn’t the only “conservative” commentator who President Trump has singled out for public praise, who soon suffered professional consequences. Trump tweeted support for Milo Yiannopoulos after violence erupted at a planned speaking engagement. Right after that he lost his book deal and his job with Breitbart.com.

    Trump lavishly praised Fox pundit Judge Andrew Napolitano at a major presidential press conference for having reported a false story intended to support Trump’s lie about having been spied on during the campaign. Napolitano was then immediately suspended by Fox News.

    This phenomenon extends even to those Trump cheerleaders who he hasn’t publicly supported as president. Head pom-pom girl Tomi Lahren has been taken off the air at The Blaze for being disingenuous about her positions, including a rather dramatic flip towards supporting Trump during the campaign. Pro-Trump conspiracy nut Alex Jones was just forced to apologize for his “PizzaGate” lie and to confess in court that his whole shtick is just “performance art.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/with-bill-oreilly-out-at-fox-news-is-there-a-pro-trump-commentator-curse/

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    1. Anonymous4:53 PM

      Oh PLEASE may Hannity be next.

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    2. Anonymous6:41 PM

      It will not matter to wingnut true believers, truth is like poison to most of them. It is how they feel about a matter, controlling their thought processes and agenda.

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    3. Anonymous6:43 PM

      But they replaecd BoO'R with the just as bad public chauvinist Carlson.

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    4. Anonymous7:43 PM

      But they replaecd BoO'R with the just as bad public chauvinist Carlson.

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    5. Anonymous2:56 AM

      Everything Trump touches turns to shit. China and Russia now have egg on their faces because they claimed they were chasing the lost air craft carrier that Trump said he sent to North Korea... he never did. So if Trump lied so did China and Russia... Trump made them look like fools.

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    6. Anonymous3:37 AM

      Carlson's show will tank within 6 months. He's not popular with anyone except the DC cocktails crowd, not journalists. And he has a tiny audience.

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  8. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Jason Chaffetz bails on Congress amid revelation Russia is blackmailing him over Donald Trump

    ...Five days ago we wrote that Russia was holding blackmail material on Jason Chaffetz according to reliable sourcing, and that it was forcing him to do its bidding with regard to Donald Trump (link). The short of it: Russia was forcing Chaffetz to do nothing with regard to Trump. Don’t investigate his Russia scandal. Prevent anyone on his committee from doing the same. And the FBI learned about it.

    In that light, it’s not all that difficult to understand why Jason Chaffetz is bailing. From all signs the FBI’s investigation into Trump-Russia has progressed to the point that it’s all going to come out in the wash. The best thing Chaffetz can do is to be as far away from Washington as possible when it does.

    https://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/jason-chaffetz-bails-on-congress-amid-revelation-russia-is-blackmailing-him-over-donald-trump/2355/

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  9. Anonymous4:39 PM

    Today has been like Christmas in April with O'Liellly out and now Chaffetz. Maybe the tide is turning and this country is coming to its senses.

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  10. Anonymous4:43 PM

    One of the Romney spawn is considering running for Utah Gov in 2020. I doubt that Chaffetz can beat a Romney in Utah. We'll see, huh?

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    1. Anonymous5:46 PM

      Agree. Plus there's something very smarmy about Chaffetz.

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    2. Anonymous3:49 PM

      Lots of "smart" about anyone in the Romney family too. The sons were much too much like Trump's supposedly adult sons during the 2012 campaign.
      Beaglemom

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  11. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Glenn Beck Predicts the End of Fox News

    "It's not going to go away right away," Beck said of Fox News, "but you're seeing a significant weakening. Who's the big bad wolf that will stand in the door?"

    Glenn Beck, while weighing in on the Bill O'Reilly controversy, predicted the end of the Fox News Channel, suggesting that company patriarch Rupert Murdoch won't stop sons James and Lachlan from killing off the cable channel.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/glenn-beck-predicts-end-fox-news-995542

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  12. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Is he the person the cia are looking at? Somebody with a little rat face? Somebody that smells like shit?

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    1. Anonymous12:25 PM

      Wonderful Evan Hurst at Wonkette said Chaffetz has a face like sculpted molten smegma.ROTFLMAO!!!

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  13. Anonymous7:02 PM

    Hey Gryphen, I am sure I will see this on your blog in the morning....
    www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-turn-to-sanders-and-his-star-power-to-rebuild-the-party/2017/04/19/78c38efc-2502-11e7-bb9d-8cd6118e1409_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-politics%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.1a3d6726034b

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  14. Anonymous7:12 PM

    Dr Kathie Allen is running against Chaffetz.

    support her!

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  15. Anonymous7:30 PM

    The first thing I thought when I heard he was not running again, was 'he's complicit in Russiagate'. Just like Nunes. Hopefully a whole gaggle of R's will end up in orange jumpsuits.

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  16. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Exclusive: Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 U.S. election - documents

    A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.

    They described two confidential documents from the think tank as providing the framework and rationale for what U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded was an intensive effort by Russia to interfere with the Nov. 8 election. U.S. intelligence officials acquired the documents, which were prepared by the Moscow-based Russian Institute for Strategic Studies [en.riss.ru/], after the election.

    The institute is run by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin’s office.

    The first Russian institute document was a strategy paper written last June that circulated at the highest levels of the Russian government but was not addressed to any specific individuals.

    It recommended the Kremlin launch a propaganda campaign on social media and Russian state-backed global news outlets to encourage U.S. voters to elect a president who would take a softer line toward Russia than the administration of then-President Barack Obama, the seven officials said.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-election-exclusive-idUSKBN17L2N3?il=0

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  17. Dinty9:19 PM

    Makes me think about July 2, 2009, was there compromat driving this decision?

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  18. Anonymous10:33 PM

    "Something definitely smells a little fishy here."

    That would be the Mensch Stench. How about regaining a little ground on credibility dude?

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    1. Anonymous5:48 AM

      10:33 PM You stink up IM every time you comment, dude.

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  19. Anonymous11:50 PM

    U.S. Bombed a Mosque in Syria, Killing Dozens of Civilians, Investigators Conclude

    https://theintercept.com/2017/04/19/u-s-bombed-mosque-syria-killing-dozens-civilians-investigators-conclude/

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  20. Marthe7:18 AM

    Like a particularly agressive cancer, I have a feeling that Jason Chaffetz will not disappear from political life altogether but will only be dormant for a little while until he can metastasize in another position such as governor of Utah maybe. He will rise again because political maneuvering to attack opponents, lying his face off and stabbing people in the back are the only things that he is good at.

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  21. Chenagrrl11:54 AM

    I knew it. It was too good to be true that he and the little wife made the decision together. Dallying with sheep, maybe?

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  22. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Before he went to congress he worked for a company with Russian ties.While he was on his personal vendetta against HRC he was taking $ from an anti-Hillary pacts.That is a huge and illegal conflict of interest.

    That little maggot said if HRC was elected he was STILL going to investigate her on Bengazi. Also he was basically going to investigate her on anything he could pull out of his ass, even it was unfounded, simply to harass her.He even said as soon as she won he was going to try to impeach her.I hope the FBI nails his fetid ass to the wall. He is beneath scum.

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