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When I was a boy, I loved Superman – reruns of the original television program with George Reeves. I knew Superman was faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

I knew it. With every fiber of my being, I knew it.

When I was six or seven I heard that Superman was dead and had been dead for years. I was not having it. I knew it wasn’t true. A speeding bullet couldn’t kill Superman because, well, he was Superman.

I made my case. Superman was not dead. I knew it because I believed so hard. Things had to be exactly like what I believed them to be. It was my world. Undisturbed. Perfect. Superman couldn’t die.

Welcome to the world where Republicans live. They live in a world of epistemic closure where if you dream it hard enough and say it loud enough and repeat it often enough, it has to be true.

They believe it, therefore the phantasm is true. The emails would finally do in the mean, evil, hateful Hillary. A simple black box chocked full of electronics would do what Whitewater, Rose Law Firm, Travelgate, Christmas Card listgate, Vince Foster, Arkansas drug smuggling, Kenneth Starr, Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Denise Rich, Marc Rich, impeachment, Rudy Giuliani, Rick Lazio, AUMF, Iraq War, and Benghazi couldn’t.

Republicans knew the emails would bring Hillary down. They knew it because they believed it so hard. Fox told them so. Rush and Hannity told them so. The clown college called the GOP primary said so. It was on Drudge, the Blaze, and Breitbart. It just had to be so.

Until it wasn’t.Comey No charges

And the messenger of the impossible: FBI Director James Comey.  The same Comey who is a Republican, who has contributed to John McCain and Mitt Romney, who served in the Bush Administration, and rushed to the side of Attorney General Ashcroft when Dick Cheney was orchestrating the continuation of unconstitutional surveillance.

That Comey.

Comey’s statement about Hillary’s email was untethered. It most likely violated DOJ and FBI policy in non-indictment cases. He’s now going to find himself defending the decision not to indict from statements he made supporting an indictment through his gratuitous remarks. In essence, Comey was against it before he was for it while being against it.

If the old political adage is true, “If you are explaining, you are losing,” then Director Comey is about to relive the Battle of the Bastards from Game of Thrones. And the Bastards are all supposed to be on his team.

Hate is a powerful emotion, but is it so all-consuming and mesmerizing to Republicans that they would turn their back on the country? Can they believe so hard as to not believe at all?

Here are three short videos for some perspective.

 

 

 

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