James Comey’s Secret Twitter Account Uncovered
Why would it surprise anyone that disgraced former FBI Director and swamp snake James Comey has a secret Twitter account?
This is the man who found no wrong-doing when Hillary Clinton hid a private unauthorized email server in her basement bathroom, then deleted 33,000 emails of her own accord.
DC creates paranoia in people, and rightfully so. Everybody is out to get everybody else. And all those “everybodies” sock it to the taxpayers every chance they get.
As for Comey’s secret Twitter, it’s understandable why the man lies low. In light of recent allegations around his preemptive exoneration of Hillary Clinton, the man may be enjoying his last bout with freedom.
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The secret Twitter account doesn’t reveal much, as Mediaite reports:
The recently unlocked account has long been suspected to be Comey’s. Earlier this year, Ashley Feinberg of Gizmodo suspected that Reinhold Niebuhr was actually Comey after intense investigating (or social media stalking). And Paul Elie of The New Yorker backed up Feinberg’s reporting shortly after.
The new Tweet from “Niebuhr” sparked a ton of intrigue on Twitter — namely from Benjamin Wittes, a longtime friend of Comey’s.
Beautiful fall day at West Point. Lone kayaker on the Hudson. pic.twitter.com/gcJ730VD7p
— James Comey (@Comey) October 18, 2017
Comey’s long-time friend tweeted:
Look who's tweeted again… https://t.co/7l7JkyHAx1
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) October 18, 2017
Who is Reinhold Neibuhr?
In case you’re wondering about Neibuhr, and Comey’s choice of the man as his Twitter handle, here’s part of the story.
In 2007, presidential candidate Barack Obama told columnist David Brooks that Reinhold Niebuhr was one of his “favorite philosophers.” “I love him,” Obama said.
Keep in mind that Neibuhr was not a philosopher but a theologian, which should have tipped off the Left to what an idiot Obama was, but I digress.
The point is that Comey noted that Obama loves Neibuhr. He then chose a “tip off” Twitter name to alert the proper people to his presence.
So why Obama’s love about the theologian? The Hoover institute writes of Niebuhr,
Although Obama, in his conversation with Brooks, properly summarized portions of Reinhold Niebuhr’s thought, one could see the president’s affinity for Niebuhr as merely characteristic of the times. Ever since the United States declared war on terror, the ideas of Niebuhr — an American Protestant pastor, professor, writer, and public intellectual who died in 1971 — have enjoyed a renaissance. Paul Elie recently wrote in the Atlantic that for today’s politicians “a well-turned Niebuhr reference is the speechwriter’s equivalent of a photo-op with Bono.”
In fact, two politicians who have lately been ubiquitous, John McCain and Hillary Clinton, both reference Niebuhr in their latest books: In Hard Call, McCain admires Niebuhr’s expression of the “moral ambiguity that is inescapable for the soldier who must kill to defend his country,” and in Living History, Clinton writes that he “struck a persuasive balance between a clear-eyed realism about human nature and an unrelenting passion for justice and social reform.”
In other words, Niebuhr became the catchphrase of the day for the intelligentsia.
And for the Left, Niebuhr represented the duality of man. And boy this duality couldn’t become more clear with Obama.
The Hoover Institute continues,
The president does not usually cite Niebuhr’s thought outright, nor does he need to cite Niebuhr’s thought for its possible influence on his own to be detectable. Obama’s rejection of ideology, though at times it seems disingenuous and self-serving, is inherently reminiscent of Niebuhr, who possessed a singular ability to bewilder those who fancied themselves his intellectual allies and to delight his supposed enemies. In his Nation review of The Good Fight, Bacevich wrote that Niebuhr, were he with us today, “would likely align himself with those dissidents on the left and the right . . . who view as profoundly dangerous the claims of both neoliberals and neoconservatives to understand history’s purpose and destination.”
Probably so, but perhaps not; the theologian’s shifting stances were legendary. Especially apposite is an observation from Richard Wightman Fox, who notes that Niebuhr “always confounded those who stressed one side of his career or one segment of his standpoint at the expense of another.” Without fail, Fox continues, “He confused his comrades as often as his detractors.”
Obama’s enigmatic (I can say this…I’m black) approach to life in general belies the nature of his being. Were it not for being enigmatic, Obama would not be president. Recall in one of his first campaign speeches he discussed his “funny name”, and how it would conjure up the boogeyman for many Americans. Ironically, he was right. What he failed to admit is that he was indeed the boogeyman.
In further irony, while Conservatives decry the Obama years, we must simultaneously celebrate them. Inversely, while Leftists loved Obama’s election, they must lament the results.
You can’t get more Niebuhresque than that.