Wednesday, July 27, 2016


In The New York Times, Ashley Parker is trying to be straightforward about the mind-boggling actions of the Republican presidential nominee:
Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he hoped Russia had hacked Hillary Clinton’s email, essentially encouraging an adversarial foreign power’s cyberspying on a secretary of state’s correspondence.

“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.” ...
But old "objectivity" habits die hard:
The Clinton campaign immediately accused Mr. Trump of both encouraging Russian espionage against the United States and meddling in domestic politics.

Try it this way:
The Clinton campaign immediately denounced Mr. Trump for encouraging Russian espionage against the United States and meddling in domestic politics.
Much better.

Donald Trump is a traitor. Any Republican who has endorsed Trump and doesn't withdraw that endorsement now is complicit in Trump's traitorous behavior.

I'm pledging a significant donation to the bail fund of anyone who climbs up Trump Tower and replaces the UMP with AITOR.

And if I were a Hillary Clinton surrogate, I'd stop using Trump's surname altogether. Donald Trump? No -- Donald Traitor. Just call him Donald Traitor, over and over again. That should be the Democratic message.


Victor said...

Donald Treason.

Sounds good to me!
And true, to boot!

Philo Vaihinger said...


Grung_e_Gene said...

It's funny how Trump is the anti-Reagan;

- Reagan was pro-gun control, Trump has declared he will abolish all gun-free zones.
- Reagan famously said, "Tear down this wall", Trump is going to "build" a wall.
- Reagan worked against the Evil Empire, Trump is working for the Evil Empire.
- Reagan gave aid, money, weapons, and comfort to Radical Islam, Trump is proposing to go to eternal war with Radical Islam.

Unknown said...

Trump is too stupid to know what he did is treason.

Feud Turgidson said...

Putin's BFF Benedict Trump?

Never Ben Better said...

Holy flying fuck. There are posters over at Booman Tribune essentially justifying what Trump has said, or handwaving the Russian/Trump connections away, or denying that the Russians are involved to begin with, or saying it's all the DNC's/Clinton's fault and they deserve to be hacked, or saying the USA has spied on/hacked other countries so who cares, or accusing Clinton supporters of being happy to support such hacking if it were of the RNC and Clinton were calling for more (!!!!) or in general blowing off anything other than yet another formulaic attack on The Evil Neolibcon Haters of True Pure Progressivism.

As Booman noted in that comment thread: "Yes, the primaries broke many brains and exposed others as buffoons."

KenRight said...

Suggesting someone retrieve something ex post fact isn't treason.
Trying to prevent WW 3 isn't treason.
Look we are dealing with someone who delighted in killing jihad suppressor Khadaffi, tried to help do in jihad suppressor Assad,
calls Putin Hitler-like as he, Putin tries to help protect Christian-protector Assad as both fight jihadists whom Clinton helped spring on half the Mideast, with co-Elitist Bush by the way, whom Trump has also outed for his complicity in his, Trump's bipartisan concern for peace.
We are not in normal times.

AllieG said...

Apparently some of us are not in normal times as far as English usage, grammar and syntax are concerned.

Feud Turgidson said...

No American killed Qadaffi; he was torn apart by Syrian rebels. The US did not arbitrarily enter or invade or attack Qadaffie-held Syria; that was a NORAN operation, and under the rules of that treaty it would have unjustified to exclude the US from involvement in that entry.

KenRight is certainly a troll, but trolls can be good or not. KenRiight however is a liar, which means he's a Bad Troll.

Never Ben Better said...

KenRight is such an incompetent troll he almost makes me nostalgic for Dennis. At least that one could construct a coherent sentence.

Grung_e_Gene said...

It's obvious Trump is bed with Putin as well as his daughter.

Unknown said...

Turgidson, I think you need to replace "Syrian" with "Libyan".

What Trump said was not treason, which is very narrowly defined in the Constitution. It was certainly disloyal, and it might even be criminal, and it should certainly disqualify him from public office. It's debatable whether it's the most outrageous thing he's said this month.

It would be wonderful if a creative accountant would convincingly mock up a Trump tax return and "leak" it to a disreputable news site. A thorough job would be a lot of work; it might be easier to set up a Trump tax return meme generator.