Monday, February 19, 2018

Let's Just Hide from the Truth, Washington Post Style

A couple of brief excerpts from the Washington Post today. First, this remark from Paul Waldman:

"Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, and the Russia scandal in general, are driving this president around the bend, to the point where he is setting himself against not just the government he leads but also the interests of the United States of America. And everything we’ve seen up to now suggests that it will only get worse."

You see, the President "setting himself against ...the interests of the United States of America" is about nothing but him being "around the bend," whatever that is supposed to mean.  Waldman doesn't dare mention the real reason for this behavior:  The Russians put him in office, and destroying the security of the United States is the price he agreed to pay for that favor.  I do not believe for a second that Waldman doesn't know this perfectly well, but he gets paid to slide our attention away from this fact by any means possible. 

And now on to an opinion piece by Ruth Marcus:

“Incontrovertible,” McMaster said, and so it is for anyone who bothers to read the indictment of 13 Russians for running a massive operation not only to disrupt the election but to do so to Trump’s benefit. But of course Trump never has and apparently never will be able to accept this. Is it his fragile ego that cannot tolerate the implicit challenge to his legitimacy? Is it something more sinister?"

Of course it is something more sinister.  There's a word for it: treason.  That has been obvious for well over a year now, but we are dealing here with The Crime That Dare Not Speak Its Name; at least when it is committed by Republicans.

Why do you think Trump is spending so much time these days screaming that the Russian assistance he sought and got didn't win the election for him?  Because if it did, that just completes the quid pro quo that would legally prove his treason.  Not that this is not clear to any sentient human being, but at this point, the only hope this veteran of 3,500 lawsuits has is that his attorneys can obscure the truth just enough to prevent a Supreme Court carefully packed with corrupt conservatives from admitting the obvious.  And in this endeavor, he can use all the help he can get, including that of the mainstream press.

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