If you didn’t watch the interview Carter Page did with Chris Matthews, you really should… and then you should explain it to me

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why Carter Page keeps agreeing to be interviewed on television. It’s absolutely bewildering… Seriously, of all the unbelievable characters we’ve been introduced to this past year, he’s the one that I find the most fascinating. I could literally write for the next five hours about him, but I’m curious to know your thoughts… So, what do you make of Carter Page?

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47 Comments

  1. Posted June 6, 2017 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Come on. Watch it and leave a comment. I want to discuss this with someone.

  2. Posted June 6, 2017 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    Honestly, he is one of those people I thought was made up. Like Piers Morgan and Jefferson Sessions. I could not believe people with those names were real. I mean, the worst mom porn books wouldn’t come up with this shit. Let me find the interview and watch. I’ll keep pretending he’s not real and see how it goes.

  3. Posted June 6, 2017 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m like two minutes into him and I still don’t believe he’s real.

  4. Posted June 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Sorry Mark, our router is a piece of crap and it keeps dropping the signal and bumping back to the beginning. But seriously what is up with the tongue in between the teeth thing?! That looks weird on him.

  5. Posted June 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I just don’t understand how Putin and/or Trump haven’t found a way to keep him quiet. He’s the least sophisticated liar I’ve seen in my entire life, and I’ve seen my share of unsophisticated lairs. I can’t imagine what he’d do in front of a Congressional hearing. It’s like I can hear him fighting to swallow through the television set.

  6. Brooke Ratliff
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    you keep getting confused because you keep expecting these people see themselves the way others see them. they in fact have a psychic rift the size of the grand canyon. your problem is you didn’t grow up around enough mentally ill people so you dont get it.

  7. Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    That may be true of others in Trump’s universe, Brooke, but he’s something different. I just can’t articulate it.

  8. Brooke Ratliff
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    he’s the same as Roger Stone. He gets paid to take a side, to lie or whatever. He’s a mercernary. but still not wound right.

  9. Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    There’s a naïveté or something that just doesn’t fit. Others in this game are more sophisticated or something, even if they aren’t terribly smart. Or at least the come off as somewhat shrewd. Page, though, is like a cartoon rabbit.

  10. Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Like I said, I lack the words. I just can’t put my finger on it.

  11. Patty Stevenson
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    When I watched this yesterday I was wondering if his smiling is a nervous tic. It’s utterly bizarre.

  12. Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    I’m almost positive it’s something that he was told to do by a media consultant.

  13. Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    I think he Googled “how not to look guilty of treason”

  14. Lynne
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    omg I loathe Chris Matthews. But that aside, Carter Page is not convincing and he seems like a bad liar but because of Matthews’s bullying style of interviewing and Page’s nerdiness, he could just be reacting to that. The only times Page approached sincerity was when he talked about the American press bullying Russia and Putin. Obviously though, he remembers his meeting with the Russian ambassador and just as obviously isnt going to spill the beans.

  15. Dave Morris
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    When they extracted his sense of shame, they had to shorten a few facial muscles which left him with a permanent grin.

    The part that struck me as the strangest was his feeling persecuted for being Catholic. The hallmark of a Catholic is their sense of shame. That just don’t add up. I call bullshit.

  16. Dave Morris
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Have you seen any of the videos on “selective attention”? I think their game plan is to let the obvious sit out in the open and just keep doing other things that grab our attention in hopes that we don’t see the obvious unfolding….like amateur versions of Apollo Robbins.

  17. wendyo
    Posted June 6, 2017 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Carter Page is like a human version of a character in a Tom Tomorrow cartoon.

  18. Iron Lung Larson
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    There is cabbage.

  19. Misha Tuesday
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    He seems really unprepared for someone whose mission is to dodge tough questions. He’s smart enough to avoid assertions he can’t back up but is unable to stop his talk generator while deciding how he’s going to dodge the question.

  20. Arika
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    Skiddish is the word that comes to mind when I watch this. He acts like a child who has broken a glass and everyone saw him do it and his response is “what glass? Break something? I didn’t break anything!”. Convinced that if he says it enough times it will be true or we will move on to another topic.

  21. Posted June 7, 2017 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    The only thing that makes me think, even for a minute, that there might not really be a vast conspiracy afoot is the fact that he remains alive and on television. He just seems like such a liability to me, like someone who lacks the strength to hold onto the lie much longer. Maybe I’m selling him short, but I can’t see him standing up to real FBI interrogation, and it’s so unbelievably obvious that he’s lying… even comically so.

  22. Posted June 7, 2017 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    I need to transcribe his responses to the questions about the meeting with the Russians during the Republican National Convention, just after which, coincidentally, Trump’s campaign inserted a very pro-Russian plank in the GOP platform.

  23. Posted June 7, 2017 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    He doesn’t strike me as someone who would thrive in prison.

  24. Posted June 7, 2017 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    And thank you all for your comments. This is helping me.

  25. Posted June 7, 2017 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    And thank you all for your comments. This is helping me.

  26. stupid hick
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    He’s also trying to conceal he’s gay, and that’s why he comes across as fake.

  27. Demetrius
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    @ sh

    I was thinking exactly the same thing.

  28. Max
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    The Russians called him a ‘useful idiot’, which I think is the case. He’s done things but has no idea the significance of those things. I can’t imagine why he’s still volunteering to go on television. I think he just might have no idea what he was doing. Like a bag man who’s not told what’s in the bag. Seems like his lawyer would recommend not speaking in public…or going near windows…or drinking tea…and being very careful about how he descends stairs.

  29. Dave Morris
    Posted June 7, 2017 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    After watching this again, this exchange toward the end seems noteworthy. I am wondering what the hell he means by ” I was a little, small fry in all of this.” That implies he has some conception of a larger “whole effort” that he is trying to minimize his role in.

    minute mark 15:00

    Chris Matthews: “Let me ask you your bottom sentiment about this. You think that the United States and Russia should get together. You think that that was the whole effort of all the Trump people involved in that. ”

    Carter Page: ” I don’t think that is the whole effort.”

    Chris Matthews: “Well, what is it? What’s behind it? What’s the big elephant in the room we are trying to figure out here?”

    Carter Page: “It’s a fake elephant Chris.”

    Chris Matthews: ” In other words, the secret meetings did not accomplish anything. Nothing happened.”

    Carter Page: “Absolutely not. Nothing.”

    Chris Matthews: “Nothing.”

    Carter Page: “I was a little, small fry in all of this.”

    It is not unlike the russian diplomats that keep going off the radar and are found wandering aimlessly around in some random location in the US. It may be part of a “whole effort” or it may be a diversion, but it sure as hell isn’t “nothing.”

  30. charlieRomeo
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    This is another faux Punch and Judy show between Catholic fascists pretending that they have some real contention between them. It is the outward expression of circuses. As in bread and circuses in the fall of the Roman empire. The upshot of this putrid horseshit is to make me more angry than I am already which is why I don’t usually watch it. (blood pressure concerns) None of these clowns can really be taken seriously. Read their biographies on Wikipedia.

  31. Citywatch
    Posted June 9, 2017 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    See more about him at: Mygaycommunistuncle.com

  32. Jim
    Posted June 10, 2017 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Thanks for saying it, Stupid Hick. I can’t find anything online about Page’s personal life, except this fake dating profile:
    I’m a heteroflexible demisexual alpha-beta Minnesota drawler who’s looking to have a terrific and discreet time. Come be my partner in crime! (That’s an expression; to date I have not been charged with any crimes.)
    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/exclusive-carter-pages-dating-profile.html

  33. Jim
    Posted June 10, 2017 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    But to address Mark’s question, the answer may be:
    “He’s just a guy on a list. Trump looked at the list and said, ‘He’s an adviser.’ And now he’s milking it for all it’s worth.”
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/the-mystery-of-trumps-man-in-moscow-214283

  34. Andy in Ypsi
    Posted June 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I just found this interesting article about him:
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/the-mystery-of-trumps-man-in-moscow-214283

  35. Frosted Flakes
    Posted December 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Can someone read the comments in this comments section and explain them to me? I don’t know what to think of these comments. There is something going on here but I can’t put my finger on it. I am having a hard time articulating it. Did this guy go to prison and thrive there? Please keep me updated.

  36. Jean Henry
    Posted December 10, 2019 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    FF– This was back when other people bothered to comment on this blog. It doesn’t surprise me at all that you cannot follow discourse you don’t dominate.

  37. Frosted Flakes
    Posted December 10, 2019 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    They don’t call her Jean “discourse” Henry for nothing. She detects the most subtle lines of thought with ease and grace.

  38. Jean Henry
    Posted December 11, 2019 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    FWIW, I can’t make heads or tails of that comment, FF.

  39. Frosted Flakes
    Posted December 11, 2019 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    I know, Jean. It’s ok.

  40. Frosted Flakes
    Posted December 16, 2019 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Jean has convinced me I need to be funnier. Here is a joke:

    An innocent American, who the fbi is illegally spying on, walks into a bar. The bartender says: “You look like a lying queer.”

    What do you think Jean? Funny?

  41. Frosted Flakes
    Posted December 18, 2019 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Are you sure I am not funny, Sad?

  42. Frosted Flakes
    Posted January 25, 2020 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    2 of the 4 fisa warrants taken out on the “lying queer guy” were declared invalid. A judgment on the validity of the other 2 has not been made yet.

    Instincts for the truth. Not strong. Very weak. We already knew that though.

  43. Frosted Flakes
    Posted January 30, 2020 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    What is wrong with this world? They are allowing lying lying queers to sue the DNC now?

  44. Frosted Flakes
    Posted January 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Knock knock.
    Who’s there?
    A lying queer.
    A Lying queer who?
    You’ve been served.

  45. Sad
    Posted January 30, 2020 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    It’s called Bloom City Club on Miller in Ann Arbor FF.

    Just tell her you’re really uptight and high strung and need something to help you relax.

    Maybe HW could suggest a strain that might help you.

    And you’re definitely not funny.

  46. Frosted Flakes
    Posted January 30, 2020 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Funny stuff Sad! Can you explain why the above jokes I made are not funny? I think knowing why my jokes are definitely not funny would be very instructive.

  47. Frosted Flakes
    Posted June 4, 2020 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    https://youtu.be/1qS9RyEQlS4

    Ok. Hawley makes some good points but I don’t know. It still doesn’t overshadow the fact that Carter Page is obviously a gay liar. Am I right?

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