‘”Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Mr. Trump said, staring directly into the cameras. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”‘ – The New York Times
I hate using the terms Treason or Perfidy, they’re ugly and inaccurate, all too easily abused by autocrats and the establishment at large to suppress reform and change. But this time . . .
Think about it. If Obama spoke these words in whatever context about some republican or other political rival who’d screwed up his or her email situation, he would be deemed an appalling, dirty, stinking traitor, an opportunistic scoundrel who says and does anything to score points in his high-handed ideological game, and people would be right to think along these lines. Inviting a foreign rival power to meddle in the country’s security affairs for partisan media purposes is an atrocious act, if not perfidious and dangerous.
The same applies to the glorious Donald. He said it, he actually opened his mouth and let his big fat tongue slip. It may have been a joke, but what an unfortunate, ill-advised, disingenuous and un-American joke it was (un-American: another stupid and over-abused term I hate using, but in this case I’ll make the exception because the context fits).
My question goes out to Trump’s supporters. How do you like them oranges now, chums, patriots, now that the grand oompaloompa is playing truth or dare with national security? No, no, the answer ain’t, ‘Hillary! It’s her fault, she exposed the emails to theft etc.’ Things went wrong on a number of levels, yes, but you don’t get to be a candidate for the presidency and invite foreign rivals to go looking for classified emails, no matter who lost them, or how they were lost. It’s the wrong message to send, asking your enemies to go sniffing out your missing assets, but hey, Trump the grand master of media disaster, Loudmouth Supreme and Great Shit Stirrer, he did it. He dipped his toe in the forbidden pool of ‘don’t give courage to your country’s enemies’ cos Trump don’t give a shit, and you, dear Trump supporter, Great Patriot of the Bad Penny, are helping him pull off these stunts with your ‘fiery’ and ‘no-bull’ support.
No-bull alright. Just bear. Big fucking Russian bear straddling down your cyberyard by personal invitation care of your beloved champion, Donald ‘Media-Whore’ Trump.
Good luck in the future. You’ll need it.
From your unfailingly candid Spin Doctor,
Eyes open, mind sharp.
PS – If the New York Times is too left-leaning to be credible, here’s the story in a bunch of other publications, some of them conservative and right wing. Just making clear this isn’t some piece of propaganda. Gesundheit!
PS 2 – How’s the taste of bitter almonds coming along? How about ‘Oh shit, this guy’s off his head demented!’ Hope you like it. You’ve earned it.