Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Monday, July 10, 2017

Pushing the Fast Forward Button

It kind of sort of should boggle the mind that Trump is so determined to make nice with the Russians, who have been an adversarial nation for the last century. (World War II was a marriage of convenience.) He's doing his level best to piss off the Germans, which makes not much sense, as it is a German bank which is the only western bank that will lend money to Trump's empire.

But it does make sense because Putin fluffs Trump's ego at every opportunity, and Trump knows that the Russians have him by the balls.

Meanwhile, it came to light over the weekend that Trump, Jr. and Jared met last year with a Russian lawyer who has ties to both Putin and the Russian mob (OK, not much difference, there). Trump, Jr. and Jared had seem to have forgotten about it because of Temporary Amnesia For All Things Russians, or some such bullshit.

Both Trump, Jr. and Jared said "we did not have sex with that woman". Ooops, sorry, wrong set of lies. They had their own, such as "we didn't know who she was", "we didn't set up the meeting", "we didn't discuss rigging the election" or "we know nothing, copper."

I'm sure that the Trumpanzees will find some sort of reason why Trump, Jr and Jared somehow forgot that they took the meeting. And you can be pretty sure that it'll be bullshit straight from the Bannon Files. You can be sure that the talking points are already in circulation.

But it is clear, now, that the Trump Campaign sought to collude with the Russians. After much denials from Trump and his acolytes, we now know that much to be true and verified from the mouths of Trump, Jr (the smart son) and Jared Kushner. So at this moment, the needle is on "attempted treason".

UPDATE: The Duty Liar weighs in.

Liar #2: "The Dems ratfucked us!"

UPDATE II: Dubya's ethics lawyer is calling it what it is: Treason.

UPDATE III: The Russians disvow any knowledge of the meeting.


B said...

Not that I think it is right, mind you, but why does it matter where the dirt comes from? You think ANY politician would not meet with Satan himself to get dirt on their opponent?

And Treason is pretty much not the case. It makes for a nice way to get his name in the headlines, but, while perhaps not moral, is hardly treason.

'Tis such hyperbole that makes folks like me see stories like this and discount 'em.

But then again, we unlike CNN don't suffer from TDS.

DTWND said...

“We do not get our opposition research from spies, we do not collaborate with Russian spies, unless we want to be accused of treason.”

Painter said the Bush administration would not have allowed the meeting, which was attended by Trump Jr., then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, now a White House senior adviser, to happen.
“If this story is true, we’d have one of them if not both of them in custody by now, and we’d be asking them a lot of questions,” he said. “This is unacceptable. This borders on treason, if it is not itself treason.”

That right there is the difference between the Trump group and the other Republican and Democrat representatives. The morals and ethics (or lack there of) are so extreme, when critics call attention to the behavior, the propaganda machine begins to deny, deflect, and defame those that raise the questions.


dinthebeast said...

Then there was the slightly later breaking story in the New York Times that Don Jr. got an email before the meeting from Rob Goldstone informing him that any information he got from the Russian lawyer was from and a part of a Russian effort to help elect his father.
Cue the shift in official position to "but collusion isn't technically a crime" in 3...2...1...

-Doug in Oakland

Comrade Misfit said...

Doug, I've got that here.