The United States of Russia
That’s what the Republican party is now willing to accept just so they can defeat ObamaCare. They’re happy to accept Russian interference in our election and Trump’s egregious abuse of power in covering it up. The party of treason.
Ironic that they came into existence of the party of Unionism. They used to mock the Democrats as the party of rebellion, of sedition, and secession. Ironic where we are now. The Democrats were in the wilderness for almost three quarters of the century beginning from 1860. Maybe this was a fair penalty for the party that defended slavery and secession.
Maybe now the GOP should face the same.
The day after Trump fired Comey in such a shabby way, he was in the White House with Sergey Kisylak-who had offered Carter Page a stake in Rosnet in exchange for changing the GOP platform in Russia’s favor.
With Kisylak was Sergei Lavrov-the Russian foreign minster. Why would Trump meet with them personally? Putin said it was important. Really.
Literally the morning after Comey’s firing. If you think that was just a conci-dink I have Trump U tuition I’d’ like to sell you.
It’s unusual for the POTUS to meet a mere foreign minister.
“Foreign Ministers don’t usually meet with the President of the United States. I’m not saying it never happens. It does sometimes, especially if its the foreign minister of a major power, which of course Russia is. It also happens when there’s some particular business of importance to be hashed out. But Foreign Ministers generally meet with the Secretary of State, Defense Ministers meet the Defense Secretary, etc. It’s a rather straightforward matter of counterparts, parity and status. A Foreign Minister meeting with the President, particularly a chummy meeting in the Oval Office, is not standard procedure and generally signifies a warmness of relations between the two countries or some specific business to be hashed out.”
“Now does this matter – standard or not? In a way, no. But in the world we live in, a meeting with the President in the Oval Office is a prize, sort of a bauble for the administration to bestow. When relations are chilly, someone like Lavrov would likely be frozen out.”
“So why did the President hold this meeting?”
“According to Susan Glasser, Trump had the meeting because Putin asked and said it was important.”
This is an interesting point: supposedly relations between the two countries are at the lowest ebb since the Cold War-so we heard post Trump’s Syria strike. But these optics point to a warm relationship.
But don’t worry about it-this is all just much ado about nothing. So says RT. Right Russian state television. They want us to stop being silly.
“The US media outcry about TASS photos from the Trump-Lavrov meeting is “much ado about nothing.” It is normal for the ambassador to meet with the president, particularly if he is accompanying the foreign minister, experts told RT.”
Yet, Mitch McConnell acts like this is regular order or something. Now another very curious think has happened. Sean Spicer invoked Russia after North Korea’s latest failed missile test.
“The White House on Saturday said President Donald Trump “cannot imagine that Russia is pleased” with North Korea’s latest missile test.”
“The statement from press secretary Sean Spicer said “the missile impacting so close to Russian soil – in fact, closer to Russia than to Japan – the President cannot imagine that Russia is pleased.”
“South Korea and Japan have been watching the situation closely with the U.S., according to the statement.”
“North Korea has been a flagrant menace for far too long,” the statement said. “The United States maintains our ironclad commitment to stand with our allies in the face of the serious threat posed by North Korea. Let this latest provocation serve as a call for all nations to implement far stronger sanctions against North Korea.”
I’m sure Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan don’t care about this either, but we’ll have to wait for the RT piece to explain why there’s nothing to see here. .
The party of treason. The two words for Dems 2018 as California Dem Ted Lieu puts it: subpoena power.
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
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