This op-ed does not constitute loyal opposition, nor does it represent patriotic intent. It is, if legitimate, a confession of sedition and implication of co-conspirators. It will be used by the Trump administration to justify new, abrupt and draconian measures to silence dissent both within and outside of the White House, no different than the Reichstag Fire was used by the Nazi Party to do the same. The constant mantra of the media being the “enemy of the people” which Trump has been chanting since the nascent days of his administration, now has even greater salience within his core of followers and catamites within congress.
Yesterday, on Twitter and presumably in person to everyone he met, President Trump promoted the results of a Rasmussen Poll which, on the surface, showed a 50% approval rating.
Does Putin think we are that stupid? Are we to believe him and not our own eyes? It is fully within Putin’s character to lie easily and without compunction. As a former spymaster and KGB agent, he has been well trained to do just that.
So know this republicans, Russians did not attack democrats, they attacked Americans, they attacked the very system which put you in power. Putin’s goal is not a convenient gift to you, it is your county’s destruction. You need to wake up and come to the table, because you are most likely the next target.
If things unfold this way, and nothing is done, we can count on Russian aggression against Ukraine, the Baltics, Poland, Germany; while the U.S. stands on the sideline watching, gelded and impotent.
A republic and democracy are not mutually exclusive. It defies logic to say “We are not a democracy, we are a republic”; it belies any semblance of understanding of what a republic or what democracy actually is.
If you are pissed off about something going on in the world today you can most likely blame it on Ronald Reagan, directly or tangentially.