Adam ‘Pathfinder’ Schiff: Despicable, Smear-Mongering McCarthyite?

Though lauded by the complicit media for engorging their “echo chamber”((c) Ben Rhodes), nonetheless U.S. Rep.Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) (a.k.a. the “Pathfinder”) has received decidedly fewer plaudits in the new media. Given how sadistic Russian bots can be, many such critiques, accusations, and allegations levied against Schiff are scathing, brutal, and cruel.


As my father and his friends used to say, “Fair is fair.”

Therefore, let us endeavor to employ Pathfinder’s own pet rhetorical devices to assess his multiplatform, complicit media produced performance to date in “Russiagate!” To facilitate the measurement, Schiff’s own weasel words will be italicized; and the complicit media’s breathless headline—if, instead of Schiff, the story had involved President Trump—will be in bold.

  1. From Pathfinder’s public remarks, it seems Schiff believes the American people are too dumb to understand the Nunes memo.


  2. Pathfinder’s past support for greater transparency in and Congressional oversight of the FISA process appear to render Schiff a rank hypocrite now opposing greater transparency in and congressional oversight of the FISA process.


  3. If Pathfinder put classified methods and sources in his memo as a ploy to force FBI/DOJ redactions just to generate false talking points in the complicit media, it’s likely Schiff politicized congressional oversight over the FISA process.


  4. In the event Pathfinder may have allowed his partisan political agenda to undermine congressional oversight of the FISA process, it could well be Schiff impaired intelligence gathering and risked future terror attacks.


  5. When alleging supporters of congressional oversight over the FISA process are recklessly endangering our national security to cover up Trump’s unproven collusion with Russia, it is conceivable Schiff employs McCarthyite tactics to impugn opponents’ loyalty to America.


  6. Yet, the consensus among many experts is it’s highly likely the Pathfinder’s pimping of the unproven claim candidate Trump “colluded” with Russia to hack the 2016 U.S. presidential election actually results in Schiff strengthening Putin’s iron hand at home and abroad.


  7. Further, should, as publicly alleged, Pathfinder have illegally leaked classified information to the complicit media, and should a special counsel investigate and verify these criminal acts, there would be no choice but for the special counsel to prosecute Schiff to the fullest extent of the law.


  8. Finally, given the mounting, credible evidence in many minds, their conclusion may be that Schiff is a despicable, smear-mongering, McCarthyite weakening America while strengthening Russia and terrorists.

All of the above concerns could prove true, once the appropriate investigations conclude and all of the pertinent documents come out. Unfortunately, those investigations are ongoing, in their infancy or likely imminent; and the pertinent documents remain classified, which means Schiff’s opponents can’t legally reveal their contents—no matter how much they may wish otherwise.

But why rush to judgment? Evidently, per U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in his Judiciary Committee minority’s response to the Nunes memo, in verifying the mounting, credible evidence that may well prove Schiff is a despicable, smear-mongering McCarthyite weakening America while strengthening Russia and terrorists, the burden rests not on Pathfinder’s opponents. It’s up to Pathfinder Schiff to disprove it, right?

Good luck with that, Pathfinder. Despite how low your esteem for the intelligence of the American people may be, they’re clearly fair minded and smart enough to see through you.

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

An American Greatness contributor, the Hon. Thaddeus G. McCotter (M.C., Ret.) represented Michigan’s 11th Congressional district from 2003 to 2012 and served as Chair of the Republican House Policy Committee. Not a lobbyist, he is a frequent public speaker and moderator for public policy seminars, and a Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show" among sundry media appearances.

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17 responses to “Adam ‘Pathfinder’ Schiff: Despicable, Smear-Mongering McCarthyite?”

  1. Schiff is no Joe McCarthy. McCarthy had evidence supporting every witness he requested. And when behaved responsibly during their testimony, they were treated accordingly.

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  2. Trump broke no laws, however Schiff (stiff neck) zombie has broken several, including colluding with the Russians (at least he thought they were Russians) to bring down a political opponent! HEY MUELLER!!

  3. Best summation of Schiff I have ever read. He truly is a despicable weasel.

  4. My, my, my…so many attacks on Schiff….y’all must be getting nervous…

    • Heh! So nervous. In reality, I am not just nervous, but I feel convinced that Schiff and the media are going to contribute overwhelming support o the destruction of our republic in their heavy lifting support of BHO’s DOJ and FBI’s corrupt misuse of power to hurt an opposition candidate for the highest office in the land.

      Yes, Schiff’s smoke and mirrors performance – first the memo is a danger for exposing sources and methods, and, the American people too dumb to understand …. oh, whoops, nope, actually, ha ha, the memo is a nothinburger .. oh, nooo, wait, again, here is MY MEMO! Take that, oversight process, herein I, the almighty schemer Schiff, actually DO expose sources and methods.

      He is a comedy gold, if you like disgusting comedy. His temper tantrum press conference the evening the partisan vote was taken to release the Nunes memo was pure delight! There is NOTHING this Schiff will not say or no act he will not perform, whether or not he is completely contradicting his own previous stand, mind you, to advance his agenda of Trump destruction with a side benefit of Schiff promotion.

      Watching him is also like watching those old tyme movies of the train coming and the gal tied to the train tracks. You want to look away, but you cannot.

      • You must admit, though, that smugness does not look good on the face of an actual puppet.

        Wonder who is pulling Schiff’s strings?

  5. Democrats had to order new copies of “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky – mentor to Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama – since their current copies are worn out!!

  6. Hatred, while surely a powerful motivator, makes Schiff look deranged. That and it makes him look like a terribly small man. His hatred of Trump and lust for self-promotion has turned him into an actual foe of the Republic. He ties himself into a pretzel by shifting around and saying contradictory statements to try to get his way on things.

    Poor old Nunes, tries to expose injustice, and lays out facts in an understated way. Meanwhile he has to deal with the frantic madman, Schiff, throwing tantrums, and throwing anything else he can to take down Nunes and distract the investigation with smoke and mirrors.

    Schiff seems like a madman to me, a conservative. He probably seems like a warrior-lion to lefties though. Sheesh. Cognitive dissonance of our parallel worlds.

    • You have hit the nail squarely on the head when you write: −
      Jayne • 6 hours ago
      Hatred, while surely a powerful motivator, makes Schiff look deranged. That and it makes him look like a terribly small man. His hatred of Trump and lust for self-promotion has turned him into an actual foe of the Republic. He ties himself into a pretzel by shifting around and saying contradictory statements to try to get his way on things.