I’ve always hated that term. Democrats and their allies in the press are trying to apply it to the Republican Intelligence Committee memo that demonstrated that an absurd piece of Russian propaganda financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, the Steele Dossier, was used to justify U.S. government spying via FISA on a U.S. citizen, Carter Page, and an investigation into the Trump campaign.
Where is the Democratic outrage about a police state we surely would have been hearing about if this had occurred under the Bush administration and its resident Darth Vader, Dick Cheney – or under President Trump? And it’s not a nothingburger, according to Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a retiring Republican who is one of three GOP House members to have seen the underlying documents that were used in the FISA application. According to Gowdy, the FISA application would not have been approved but for the dossier. According to committee Republicans, the FBI’s then-deputy director testified the same thing in December.
Below is a compilation by the Washington Free Beacon of the nothingburger and other trite expressions of outrage – “McCarthyism!” – by the Democrats and members of the press.
As far as I’m concerned a cheeseburger has cheese on it, a baconbuger has bacon on it, and a nothingburger has nothing on it but IT’S STILL GOT BEEF DAMMIT and as you can tell I’m a man who takes his burgers seriously. I mean, you can tell from this, and if you’ve seen any of the videos of myself I put up.