You have to look at a lot of things in perspective. My mother used to tell me that you have to always give things the “10 year test”. If it’s something that ten years from now is going to make a difference in your life how you have reacted to whatever the situation is, it’s important. And if it’s not going to even be remembered in ten years, it’s not a big deal. 99.9% of what we do in life fails the ten year test. The firing of James Comey is going to be one of the 99.9% of things.
I’m sure it’s a hot topic right now, especially for a media that is clamoring for raw Trump meat any way they can get it, but in the end, James Comey will be fired, will leave and do something else with his life (probably becoming a lot wealthier than he is now in the process), and life will at some point move on to the next crisis. And that brings me to my point.
This is not a crisis.
Yes, it’s rare that a sitting FBI Director gets fired before their term is up. You can count on two fingers the number of times that its happened in this country. Do you know the president that fired the last FBI Director and who that Director was? No fair looking it up on Google or some other search engine!
It was in 1987, and Ronald Reagan was president when he fired William Sessions. It hasn’t been done before or since. And yes, it caused a bit of a stir back then as well, but today you probably don’t remember it. That’s because it failed the “10 year test”. And the firing of James Comey will also fail that test in ten years.
So, why is it such a big deal? Well, if you look at social media and see what people are talking about, it’s not. If you look at the number of articles and news stories that have been published and aired throughout Trump’s presidency, the firing of James Comey is WAY down the list (by the way, Trump’s inauguration comes in at the top followed by the GOP cancelling the first vote on the American Health Care Act. Coming in 3rd was Trump’s Travel Ban. Comey? He comes in 8th with about one fifth of the stories written about him as was written about the inauguration.
So, no…it’s not that big of a deal and it WILL blow over, like everything else in DC does. And no… the investigations into Trump’s “ties” to Russia won’t produce anything either because no Democrat who is crying about that has been able to produce a shred of evidence. Because even James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence says there isn’t anything there. It’s just the Democrats way to obfuscate, try and stop the Trump Train from rolling over them, and trying to get you to look at the left hand with shiny objects in it, while the right hand fixes the country. It’s what they do.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!