Collusion suddenly isn’t so bad, in the eyes of the republican. If you would have asked me two weeks ago, what do I think would happen to our president, if his own son admits to meeting with Russian agents for some Hillary smear. I would have been certain that Trump’s party would come to a crashing halt. In defense of the Republican though, that may very well be what happens. But as for now, all of them Republicans sure are taking it really well.
For the past two years, Trump has insisted that there was no collusion between him and the Russians. Now, it turns out he was just lying to his supporters. Mind you, this wasn’t lying about smoking pot as a kid or attending Rev. Wright’s sermons. This lie actually dealt with colluding with a foreign government to infiltrate our most democratic institution, our elections.
Trump’s reaction to this disgusting revelation is more of the same. In fact, Trump is pushing to continue his cooperation with Russia. After denying collusion until the orange in his face was blue, Trump now shrugs his arms and says “most people” would have done the same thing. Although every single politician questioned, says that they would have contacted the FBI, Trump’s half-ass message is working with his supporters.
Wayne County, Tennessee, overwhelmingly went for Trump. When some of its citizens were asked how they feel about Trump now, after it was discerned that he was lying to them and that he was working with the Russians to throw our election, the teenage girl infatuation was as prevalent as an episode of Saved by the Bell.
One Trumpkin thought it was good that Donald Trump Jr. released those emails. When asked what Trump could do to make her change her opinion, she replied, “I don’t know what he would have to do … I guess maybe kill someone. Just in cold blood.”
Another inhabitant of the town said, “They are born and raised Republican here. They are taught from the time they can talk that’s the way they’re going to vote. They bring their children to the polls … and they better vote Republican.” Tennessean article
The Republican party has done a complete 180 in terms of Russia. Once upon a time, Republicans used to campaign on their toughness against Russia. For years, they would claim how easy Democrats were on Russians.
During the Cold War, anti-communism was the glue that held the GOP together. In the 1970s and 1980s, Republicans of all stripes took great political advantage in criticizing Democratic presidential candidates, such as George McGovern and Michael Dukakis, as being too weak to stand up for U.S. interests in the face of the threat from Moscow. WashingtonPost article
Now, they campaign towards working with Russia.