The Usual Suspects: Same Republicans as Always Jump on Trump Jr. Story
You know, it doesn’t really bother us when Maxine Waters, Ted Lieu, Chuck Schumer, and Adam Schiff are all over MSNBC bashing President Trump. Some of these Democrats are more irritating than others, but at the end of the day, they’re doing about what you’d expect them to be doing. They’re playing political hardball, begging their liberal base to believe them when they say they’re doing everything in their power to hold the line against the evil, monstrous, oh-so-terrible Trump agenda. We don’t necessarily appreciate it when they flat-out lie to the American people, but again, they’re Democrats. Liars lie. You can only get so upset about it.
What does get our goat, though, is to see the same three or four Republicans race to the microphone every time there’s a spot of bad news for the Trump administration. It’s like these guys just sit around waiting for their opportunity to take shots at the president so they can preen about and prove to the three or four hundred NeverTrumpers still left in the movement that they were right all along. Whether this is some sort of twisted ego trip or whether they are really deluded enough to believe that they’re doing the right thing, we don’t even care anymore. It’s bad for the party, it’s bad for the country, and it’s bad for this damn headache that won’t go away no matter how many Tylenols…
After the revelation that Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner met with a Russian lawyer last summer who apparently promised some dirt on the Clinton campaign, we expected to see Democrats all over TV telling us that they’d FINALLY FOUND THE GOLD THEY’D BEEN DIGGING FOR. They did not disappoint. But really, Lindsey Graham? Did you really need to run to the Washington Examiner with this bit of business?
“Okay, so any time you’re in a campaign and you get a offer from a foreign government to help your campaign, the answer is no,” said Graham (R-S.C.) in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “I don’t know what Mr. Trump Jr.’s version of the facts are. Definitely he has to testify. That email is disturbing.
“But what is equally odd is that the person they met with knew absolutely nothing,” Graham continued. “I don’t know why they would pick somebody for him to meet with who didn’t have information about the Clinton campaign, but on its face, this is very problematic.”
Graham occasionally has found positive things to say about Trump over the last six months, which is more than can be said for former George W. Bush ethics lawyer Richard Painter, who is almost as bad as Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt when it comes to bashing the president at every given opportunity. He was back at it again this week.
“If this story is true, we’d have one of them if not both of them in custody by now, and we’d be asking them a lot of questions,” Painter said on MSNBC. “This is unacceptable. This borders on treason, if it is not itself treason.”
Wow, there aren’t even a lot of Democrats going that far. Great to have you on the team, dude. Thanks for everything. We’re sure you aren’t still writhing with anger because of Trump’s campaign attacks on the Bush family. No, no, not at all.
Where is the Tylenol?