We no longer have a Federal Government. Just a daily soap opera masquerading as real life, with our lives hanging in the balance.
Following the Easter Egg roll at the White House, with Donald urging the kiddies to think about the $700 billion that’s being spent on our military as a bespectacled giant bunny looked on and the story in the Daily Mail about Jared Kushner turning over U.S. intelligence to the Saudis, one wonders if Donald Trump might be secretly disassembling our nuclear arsenal on orders from Vladimir Putin.
Can we withstand this? Considering the threat Trump and his posse pose to the country how can the Republican Party allow this daily insanity to continue? Was Kushner eventually able to get that “back channel” to the Kremlin he went after in the Trump Administration’s opening days? If he did get it, does the CIA know about it? Are they listening?
As Ronald Reagan put it, “So, in your discussions of the nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride–the temptation of blithely..uh..declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.”
The “evil empire” Reagan spoke of in 1983 isn’t gone, it’s just changed in form from the Soviet Union with its KGB, transformed into the new Russian Mafia with Putin as Godfather and Donald Trump in his pocket. Sanctions, Trump has finally been forced to put in place against Russia only after significant evidence that the Russians committed multiple murders on British soil, could be nothing more than a temporary necessary step to provide cover so that the Trump/Putin relationship can survive. Or maybe Donald Trump really is the “moron” he is charged with being. Just one more “useful idiot” for the Putin machine. Either way, Republican standard-bearer Ronald Reagan, a president who was always on guard to the threat posed by Russia and who died thinking the cold war might finally be coming to an end, must be spinning in his grave.