Comey voted for Carter, says he was a Communist

The left will say he was being sarcastic. I don’t think so.

NY Mag- OCT. 10, 2003

Comey has been savaged by William Safire and lauded by Chuck Schumer; just what kind of Republican is he, anyway? This sets Comey howling again. “I must be doing something right!” he says. “In college, I was left of center…

He voted for Carter in 1980, but in ’84, “I voted for Reagan—I’d moved from Communist to whatever I am now. I’m not even sure how to characterize myself politically. Maybe at some point, I’ll have to figure it out.”

Or maybe he’s being disingenuous. Because three hours later, Comey gets a phone call from Washington: President George W. Bush is nominating him as the No. 2 man to Attorney General John Ashcroft. On the surface, it’s an odd pairing: Comey—who cites liberal theologian Reinhold Niebuhr as a formative influence, and who can sing along with Good Charlotte pop-punk hits—and Ashcroft, a reactionary born-again Christian who breaks into spirited renditions of biblical hymns. There’s little risk Comey will lose his sense of humor in his new job. It’s only his soul that’s up for grabs.

“I had no sense whether Jim was an R or a D,” says Eric Holder Jr., who worked closely with Comey when Holder was deputy attorney general to Janet Reno in the Clinton administration—and who remains a confirmed D. “He’s just a good guy. It’s only now, because he’s in this administration, that I’m assuming Jim is a Republican.”

“Jim is a chess player,” says Eric Holder, who learned about the political land mines of the job when he was deputy attorney general during the Monica Lewinsky mess. “He’s thinking not only What’s the impact of the move I make today, what’s the impact going to be tomorrow? He’s thinking, What’s the impact going to be one month, two months, six months from now?

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8 Comments on Comey voted for Carter, says he was a Communist

  1. More like we now know they all are in the same uniparty so of course it doesn’t matter whether there is a D or an R, just if they are part of the gang and not an outsider like Trump. And who cares what Comey says anyway, he has been proven a liar.

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  2. Well Jim, I believe you’re now in the seditious treason party you political swamp dwelling prick!

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  3. Birds of a feather. Commie Carter, loved to suck commie dick. Still does. Same Comey the commie; Holder , etc, etc. Anyone who was an adult back then, with just basic intelligence should not be surprised.

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  4. D’Souza, in his film “Hillary’s America”, said the light bulb went on for him when he was in overnight detention and listened to the hardened criminals he bunked with. None of them were sorry for their crimes, rather they were sorry they got caught. He said that there is no difference between the passions and (human) nature of criminals; they are motivated by the very same things. Greed, lust for power/fame/admiration, fooling people, getting away with it. It doesn’t matter if it’s a guy with a 4th grade education or one from Harvard; one from an impoverished broken home or one from far more privileged beginnings. And this is what we know about human nature – it’s Fallen. People are not born “good”. The Founders knew this and created a form of gov’t they thought would keep our bad natures in check. The problem is that we are now saddled with an administrative “Deep” state and these people are almost impossible to keep in check.

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  5. His political leanings have shifted back and forth over the years but he’s remained steadfast in being an asshole.

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