The Price of Apathy – Part 1
Our Apathy Leads to a Beltway Circus
We are seeing a repeat of all the same types of policies from the previous eight years playing out before our eyes. Some intentions are diametrically opposed to those of the previous administration. But the results will be the same or worse. Apathy is to blame here. This circus and others I'll talk about later will continue to play out at our expense because the "swamp" knows you won't do a thing about it.
The apathy of thinking people, while understandable, is why our government continues to circle the toilet bowl. We are mid-flush. And they will take the country down with them.
How Not to Fight for Our Interests
I listen to people like Chuck Schumer and Adams Schiff decrying the coziness between the Trump campaign and the Russians. While there is some real “there” there, these two and many others have been gleefully fanning this Russian hysteria. Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign was twice as cozy with Vladimir Putin than Trump ever was.
The bottom line is this, Chuck Schumer and all the people staging the phony investigation about the Russians don't give a shit about foreign influence and the White House. They never have.
Where were these two when B.H. Obama fought tooth and nail against his own Congress in pursuit of Iranian interests over US interests? That fight got downright nasty at times. Obama wouldn’t think twice about throwing an American under a bus in order to see that the Iranians got nukes AND got sanctions lifted. I spoke of this in my book and in this post written in 2015.
So why are the Dems crying now about Trump wanting to lift Russian sanctions (or at least Trump not actually fighting to keep them in place)?
I will stipulate that rewarding either Iranian or Russian bad behavior is not good for the United States. It is far worse for our allies. But favoring such bad actors over American interests has become business as usual inside the Beltway. So Schumer knows he is full of it every time he opens his whiny mouth on this.
And What the Hell are the Cultists Celebrating?
For months, while Hillary Clinton's crimes were oozing out, courtesy of Wikileaks, Trump and his mindless band of “ingnoratti” actually praised the source! This is a rogue organization that has never, EVER worked in the interests of the United States. But your typical, blind Trump-ette has no way of knowing that. No one ever discussed it in the Facebook echo chamber.
What had become clear to Julian Assange anyway, was by destroying Clinton he just might open the door for Trump, and that would be the worst thing he could do to this country. If it hadn't, he'd have done something else. But Julian Assange is no goddamn hero.
It must have been a near-run thing for poor Julian to come by such a conclusion. Both were locked in a race for the bottom. But which was the slimiest? I would have to say Clinton. She was the actual criminal. Putin's buddies paid BJ BIll $500,000 for his lame speeches. And the phony "Foundation" made a killing selling strategic material to the Russians. Trump has just shown himself to be a big, impetuous kid with an extremely delicate ego.
Well, it’s still not possible to tell for sure. Obama wanted to help the Iranians at our expense and at the expense of our allies. Trump now seems enamored with Putin, and already had to can three people for being up to their eyeballs in Russian (and other foreign) influence. Rex Tillerson WILL be next.
And Still the Child Tweets!
And how does Trump handle this situation? He tweets. From the first ill-conceived, early-morning tweet about being “bugged’ at Trump Tower to this morning's I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I-rant (3-20-16), the President has put himself further behind the eight ball than any thinking President would be at this point. The Twitter-twat-in-Chief is either utterly ignorant of sound foreign policy or he truly does believes Russia belongs in Crimea. Either way, because of his gross immaturity, this administration will be mired in an unseemly mess for some time to come, and deservedly so.
While is it 100% true that the Dems and their media lackeys created the myth of the Russians successfully “hacking” or “rigging” the election (they always try), that is not what has placed the Administration in the eye of the storm. It should have been held to ridicule at the very beginning and then treated as a non-issue. But Trump, because his ego insists he poke the lion with a stick, had to make the situation worse for himself.
And thanks to the weak links like Ryan and McConnell (not a gonad between them), the Republicans played right into their opponents’ snare.
Tell me again how brilliant Donald Trump is.
This update: It was announced on 21 March the Rex Tillerson would not be attending the upcoming NATO Ministerial Meeting. He will be in Mar-a-Lago. AND THEN he will visit Moscow the following month. You just couldn't make this stuff up. An administration that wants favors from NATO, has a NATO image problem, trying to tamp down the Russian influence charges...and this is the plan?
Tell me for a third time how brilliant Donald Trump is.