I just responded to d.vega's blog regarding the right's take on the russian's hacking our election. it doesn't matter much to me why, the fact remains they stuck their fingers in our system and skewed an outcome.
to my thinking, it matters not who is in office, what matters is our electoral system was tampered with and the outcome of a number of elections - not just the presidential office - were changed. that should concern all americans, left, right, middle. that would concern the right if the shoe were on the other foot.
which brings me to why I have little regard for the right wing - they march in lockstep. they question nothing. the are hand fed bullshit and they swallow it, if not with relish, then conviction.
we all should be worried. I don't despise trump but he's showing himself to be a fool. and this foolishness is clearly shown in how he's handled the hacking issue from the beginning.
strategically, he should have taken the side of intelligence and defending our country's integrity. he should have gotten in front of the story, said if my election wasn't legal, I'm willing to step down, even if he isn't. he should have taken the very visible high road. instead he's a child, a spoiled stupid child having a tantrum because they may take away his new toy. he's done this by not only going against but besmirching our intelligence community - dedicated people that give their lives for our country.
his collusion in this matter places the future of his presidency in the hands of congress.
all that independence and draining the swamp talk is over. done. he is their bitch now.
he can be impeached for colluding. for treason. recall those speeches, where he egged on the russians to "hack hillary"? recall how he said again and again, HACK HER! so if they have a mind to, and don't think for one minute they don't - they CAN make his tenancy on pennsylvania avenue very short.
but I don't think they will. he will follow along, in order to keep the trump brand twinkly clean and lucrative and in return they will use him like a whore. because he has a loud and obstreperous following, and because he's easy to lead around by the money and isn't as extreme or determined to destroy government as pense. pense would be a handful to a congress that strives to not look as extreme as they secretly are.
paul ryan is doing a happy dance with old mitch.