Since former FBI Director James Comey was unable to reveal anything in his book that could bring down President Donald Trump, the left in general and the Daily Kos in particular have reverted to the position they took right up to the moment he was fired...they hate him. Joan McCarter, a writer from the Daily Kos staff, has leveled her fury at Comey by blaming him for Hillary Clinton's election loss. Her anger was mirrored by virtually all of the Kossack readers responding to her Comey attack titled, James Comey's revenge tour proving he is not the noble upholder of justice he wants you to believe:
Here's the thing: the Clinton investigation wasn't an ordinary investigation, and that's precisely why Comey should have shut up about. He's admitting that his July 2016 decision to publicly criticize Clinton was against FBI protocol. There's policy in place to prevent FBI directors from doing things like making public statements or taking action that could directly affect an election, because the FBI director could have undue influence. Comey apparently felt that those rules didn't apply to him.
McCarter is reminding the Kossacks that Comey is definitely NOT their homey.
They didn't apply three months later either, when just 11 days before the election, he took it upon himself to make public the fact that "new" emails relevant to the Clinton probe had been discovered—before those emails were even reviewed by the FBI. Those emails turned out not to be new, but to be duplicates of those already seen by the agency. Comey excuses this lapse in his book by saying "It is entirely possible that, because I was making decisions in an environment where Hillary Clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight than it would have if the election appeared closer."
McCarter conveniently did not mention that those Clinton's emails were found on Anthony Weiner's laptop so she should at least direct some of her fury at him. In fact you could say that Hillary lost the election due to Anthony's ... Ah, the joke is just too obvious to finish but they do write themselves.
Partisan or not, Comey was making decisions that proved he was holding himself above the agency he was directing, above the long-held policies that governed how it is supposed to operate—and how he was supposed to operate. His hubris, on full display as he preens and gossips and makes catty remarks about Trump's spray tan and hand size, quite possibly put this man he considers a dangerous buffoon in office. And even now, Comey says he wouldn't have it any other way. There's nothing at all noble in any of that.
There's no stopping Comey once he thinks he is communing with the ghost of Reinhold Niebuhr. The Kossack comments echo McCarter's anger at Comey for inadvertently destroying the Liberal World Order:
Tipping the election to Trump, who proceeded to launch policies to accelerate climate disruption, may have irreversibly fracked up the ENTIRE PLANET.
He should put on his blue suit and fade back into the curtains where he belongs.
Yes, once again, he steps in in the nick of time to “help out”. Thanks, Jimmy. Now could you STFU and go away before you do any more damage?
He’ll never be OK to me. He made this mess. F**k him.
Leftist anger on this topic was shared at the Democratic Underground with this typical thread that delicately expresses their anger: F**k James Comey!
You can read even more Kossack and DUer fury directed at Comey at the DUmmie FUnnies.