Concerns about an email server seem almost quaint now, don’t they?
But what is missing from this comic is Trump’s cozying up to the Russians, which the Republican-controlled Congress refuses to investigate. Here’s a timeline presenting Everything We Know About Trumpland’s Ties To Russia. It is so amazingly full of smoking guns, misinformation and lies (including under oath), that Reagan would be spinning in his grave. But of course, Russia was Reagan’s bogeyman, while for Trump it is Muslims and immigrants. Haters gotta hate, and Gorbachev seems like such a pussycat compared to Putin. But Trump’s racism almost makes you nostalgic for Reagan’s red baiting.
Just the connections between former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian intelligence would be worthy of a full Benghazi-style hearing.
But if you read just one article about the evidence connecting Trump with Putin, let it be this one by Nicholas Kristof, who lays out the “dots” and then dares you to either connect them or try to deny that they are not connected. Far too many people in the Trump administration are telling obvious lies about their connections to Russia for this to just be a simple coincidence.
Are Trump’s tweets, constitutional crises, lies, and general chaos just a smokescreen to take our attention away from something far more nefarious? Stay tuned.
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Politifact.com has some interesting statistics in its “Pants on Fire”. Obama ran for office in 2008. He was in office for eight years. And has exactly nine Pants on Fire. One for each year.
Trump ran for office for a number of years and has been in office nearly two months now. He has accumulated 63 Pants on first during that time. Basically 70% of what comes out of his mouth or tweets are lies. The only time he tells no lies is when something is written out for him like Bannon’s inaugural speech condensed from a white supremacist speech he gave overseas or the speech that one of his henchmen wrote for him for Congress. Lies, lies, and lies. “Crooked Hillary” and the proletariat believed him.
The next up next to Obama for the least lies was Hillary Clinton.
The word hypocrisy seems to be inadequate any more. Is there another word for beyond hypocrisy? Or does it just become lies?