A couple of thoughts first: 1. The Left has its own issues. I’ll get to those later. 2. This isn’t ALL of the Right – but really the people who live and breathe Fox News and Breitbart.
Headline: President Fires FBI Director Investigating Him
Were this any time between Jan 20, 2009 and Jan 20whatever, 2017, Republicans would have been on this like white on rice. Salivating, licking chops like an animal that’s HUNGRY. It would have been added to the list of things Obama was attacked for – allegedly being born in Kenya (though that wouldn’t have mattered anyway since his mother was an American and he would have been a natural-born American), being a Muslim (though I don’t understand what that hast o do with anything either), attacking only certain right-leaning groups for IRS issues, etc.
He fired the man investigating him? OBVIOUSLY TRYING TO COVER SOMETHING UP.
Trump does it and it’s like, “Comey didn’t even write that,” “Did he write it before or after he left?”
Come. The. Fuck. On.
Comey knew what was coming. He was doing what EVERY lawyer does CYA – COVER YOUR ASS. He knew that his relationship with Trump was tenuous. Trump’s personality is volatile and you never know whether he’ll consider you a friend or foe. I would hope everyone in that administration is doing a lot of CYA. Though people like Sean Spicer, Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, and Kellyanne Conway are beyond redemption. They will forever and always have the stink of Trump on them.
What I really don’t understand is what is the point of this delusion with Trump? Sticking one’s head up one’s own ass only leads to getting shit in one’s eyes. There’s no other way to describe the broadcasters on Fox News who insist that this is not an issue.
The way I judge whether someone’s absolutely just full of shit is to ask them how they’d respond if the party affiliations were the other way and see how much they trip over their tongue to say “Of course it would be the same thing!” Yeah, right. If I can’t honestly say that I’d treat things the same way if it were the “other side” I know that I’m just being a partisan asshole and re-assess. It’s not rocket science.
We aren’t going to get anywhere if we can’t get through that basic kind of thought process. And if we don’t get anywhere, we are going to be stuck in this shithole place of nothing getting done that benefits the majority of Americans.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I certainly don’t want to live in an America that’s like that.