Sunday, July 9, 2017

Maybe if we ask him nicely to please stop?

Oh, and speaking of that whole 'Russia picked the President for us last time' thing. This...sigh...tweet from the technical winner of the 2016 election:
I say it's about time we did something about many other negative things.
"Da, you can ask, but this has really
been working out for ol'Vlad..."
Wait, what? Putin and Trump at the G20 summit discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security (his caps, not mine) unit? To prevent election hacking? The election hacking everyone is pretty confident Putin ordered? The hacking of an election that saw Trump elected by a minority of voters over a candidate who was not only ahead in all the polls, but was objectively a million times more qualified than him? That's the election hacking they want to prevent? Wouldn't it just be easier to ask Putin to please stop screwing with our elections in the first place?

It just seems like it might save us some money on the matching polo shirts with 'Cyber Security Unit' embroidered on them.
So they'd be something like the Geek Squad from Best Buy except
instead of charging you $80 for a $5 HDMI cable, they'd be the only thing
 that stands between us and a total collapse of American democracy.
Oh, right, that time they let Trump run
on the GOP ticket. Way to go guys.
Anyway, even the GOP thinks this is a preposterous, terrible idea. Senator Marco Rubio compared it to '...partnering with Assad on a Chemical Weapons Unit.' While Senator Lindsay Graham said it's: 

"...not the dumbest idea I've ever heard but it's pretty close." 

-Lindsay Graham on...huh,
I wonder what the dumbest
idea he's ever heard is?

Graham went on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd to criticize the president's broner for Russia (it's a boner, but for your brah. You're welcome) for the ex-head of the KGB: 

The only person? Really? Has
he not met these idio-sorry, people?
"When it comes to Russia, I am dumbfounded, I am disappointed, and at the end of the day he's hurting his presidency by not embracing the fact that Putin is a bad guy...He is literally the only person I know of who doesn't believe Russia attacked our election in 2016."

-Senator Graham, dumbfounded, 
disappointed but I hope not surprised.
Right? I mean, he can't be surprised... could I stay mad at that face?
I don't know. It's hard to admit that I agree with anything these guys have to say, but I am with them. Ok, not on that part Graham said about how 'at the end of the day, he's hurting his presidency.' Mostly because I don't care about his presidency and probably won't ever visit his Presidential library. But the part about what a terrible idea this Russia/U.S. crack team of Cyber Cops is. Graham went on to suggest that Trump has a 'blind spot' when it comes to Russia, but I'm not sure that's the right phrase. Like, a blind spot is something you have for beloved pet that pees on the carpet, but you don't care because you love it. This is, you know, way the fuck worse. 

Like, of course Trump doesn't see Putin as a bad guy, he got him his job. That's not a blind spot, that's delusion at best, collusion at worst. 
Blind spot, selective ignorance or straight-up
collusion. They're none of them great options.

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