Roger Stone is probably telling the truth for once
Roger Stone and Alex Jones seem to be a team these days -- an evil version of Laurel and Hardy. ("That's another nice mess you've gotten the country into, Roger!") Interviewed on Infowars, Stone revealed the following:
In an appearance on InfoWars Sunday, Stone said Trump had been toying with Romney.
"Donald Trump was interviewing Mitt Romney for secretary of State in order to torture him," Stone said on conspiracy theory website InfoWars. "To toy with him. And given the history, that’s completely understandable. Mitt Romney crossed a line. He didn’t just oppose Trump, which is his democratic right, he called him a phony and a fraud. And a con man. And that’s not the kind of man you want as Secretary of State."
I believe this 100 percent, not least because it seems obvious that Tillerson was Trump's pick all along. Trump's main goal is making sure that the Exxon/Russia oil deal goes forward.
What does Stone's admission tell us about the new administration? A lot. It tells us that Trump is petty. Trump is vindictive. Trump has the mentality of one of the more evil Roman emperors -- Commodus, Tiberius, Caracalla. Maybe not Nero or Caligula; Trump hasn't earned a place in that category. Yet.
(Did you know that Caracalla once sacked Alexandria because that city had hosted a play which made fun of him? 20,000 people died. That move was so The Donald.)
Note that it never occurred to Alex Jones to say "That's pretty disgusting, Roger." Once again, AJ proves a principle that I've understood for about twenty years: Most of the people within the conspiracy buff subculture are fascists at heart, even though they usually claim to be staunch anti-fascists. And that goes double for the ones who claim to be "Christian." They pretend to be noble seekers of truth, but they are small-minded weasels who -- when given the chance -- can be disgustingly sycophantic. This is AJ's grand historical moment and he knows precisely which rectums require his slimey lip-prints.
Never thought I'd feel sorry for Romney. Back in 2012, my standard joke was that I hated Obama but had fallen in hate with Mitt. I remain quite proud of the videos I did exposing Romney's many prevarications during the debates. But compared to Trump and Roger Stone, Mitt is the personification of decency.
By the way: The video embedded above gives a preview of the top-flight entertainment that Trump has lined up for the inauguration. Catchy tune, eh wot? The name of the lead singer is Leonid Kharitonov. Damn, he was good.