We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Linker writes as if he knows what's in the report. If he did, he would have told us what those "numerous things that were deeply worrying and far beyond the bounds of normal and acceptable behavior".
I am so sick of the pundit class - they draw conclusions out of whole cloth. Their existence depends on the consumption of this drivel. I'm tuning out because our democracy is not threatened - our institutions are too strong. What they write, tweet, and blabber on about isn't even heard by 95% of the normal people in the U.S. The fact that our pols, and the sub-class that writes of and for them, are sniveling weasels that would lie about their hair color if they felt it gave them an advantage in getting re-elected, tells you this is all a waste of time.
Nasty, poisonous little article, accusing Republicans of things of which Democrats are routinely guilty like-
"For [Republicans], everything is invariably transactional and zero-sum. There is no rising above partisanship. There are winners and losers, friends and enemies, and nothing in between. Displays of high-mindedness always conceal baser motives. No one is above the fray. Nothing is impartial. Believing otherwise is for saps, suckers, and chumps."
Sounds like Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and, and, and, ... the whole foul lot of them.
It's also full of outright nonsense like-
"[Mueller acted with] scrupulous professionalism and fairness".
What? By hiring almost exclusively Democrats, entrapping Flynn and using a pre-dawn SWAT raid conducted by 29 men to arrest 66 year old white collar criminal Roger Stone and a similar monstrosity against Manafort?