There has long been a standard in American politics, which is that home politics begins and ends at home. We do not put our business on the international streets.
This means that, if a politician has a disagreement with how something is being done in the United States, or even if an opposing side is openly bashing them in the American press, then the politician under attack keeps their mouth shut as long as they are outside of American borders.
This week in the wide weird world of sports, Trump openly attacked every Administration since Truman, bashing both democrats and republicans alike when he said that our country had engaged in a “Stupid” relationship with Russia prior to his taking office.
Whether or not that’s true, it’s not something that should be said by an American President while sharing a foreign stage with the leader of the Russian government.
Trump went further and attacked every American intelligence agency, as well as the justice department which is deeply involved in an investigation which, only a few days ago, arrested not less than a dozen Russian military officers for committing a cyber-attack for the express purpose of helping his candidacy in 2016.
Again, he did this while standing next to Putin. What’s most interesting is that neither Trump or Putin would deny that Putin was blackmailing Trump.
Republicans responded to Trump’s praises of Putin by saying “Naughty Naughty” rather than holding him accountable for violating the emoluments clause of the constitution, or directly interfering with an ongoing investigation through the use of attempting to use international pressure against the justice department.
Clearly, sucking Putin’s uh… policies… isn’t enough to RISE to being enough cause for Republicans to stand up and defend their own nation.
I’m betting that it will take an armed invasion or at least a nuclear bomb before Republicans care enough about America to hold Trump accountable.
Though truthfully, they would probably just come out publicly against the MAGA hats being made in China, and announce an investigation into whether or not politicians should be allowed to import goods at a cost of American jobs.
As for myself, I am a big supporter of American jobs. I saw a new doctor today and that meant providing jobs for at least three people who tried to take my blood pressure. I take blood pressure medication for my heart, as well as blood thinners. Given that I’m also a vegetarian, this lowers my blood pressure even further…. making it a major challenge for anyone to take my blood pressure.
I like to tell people that the reason they can’t find my blood pressure is that I’m a vampire who isn’t pissed off enough yet.
I’m not sure, but I think that I may have an awful lot of medical professionals about half convinced that I might be telling the truth. The poor girl who was taking notes in the corner looked like she almost half believed me. When the doctor asked if I smoked or drank, I couldn’t help myself:
“I never drink…. wine…”
I could have sworn her assistant went a whiter shade of pale, if that’s possible. So, I finished with a smile… “But I do like an occasional lemonade with my weed.”
Fun fact: Jeff Sessions says good people don’t smoke marijuana…but you know what? Some of us on the left coast just like to sit on our front porch and watch our grass grow.