I hold no hope that the GOP will do… well, anything to limit Trump. Their president got on national TV and committed treason, and I doubt they’re going to do a thing about it, outside of making a few stern statements.
The GOP, and the conservative/Republican movement in America, is completely, thoroughly compromised. And I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say that. The people who need to know won’t listen, and the folks who listen already know.
I wish I had better answers about how to fix this, but course correction is going to be a long, hard slog. Assuming it can even be fixed at all at this point.
- Reuters: U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of ‘dark money’ political donors – This means groups like the NRA and Planned Parenthood won’t have to reveal their donors to the IRS anymore. I probably don’t need to say this, but just in case, that’s a bad, bad idea.
- Motherboard: Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States – Election Systems and Software, the biggest voting machine vendor in the US, has been installing remote-access software on their machines for the last six years. This is the same type of service you might use with your home PC to let repair technicians log into your computer from another location to fix something, and FYI, these programs are a frickin’ huge security risk – at home, and, like, a hundred times so for voting machines.
- CNN: Trump surprised at fierce criticism of Putin news conference – Really. Really? You stand up buddy-buddy to a murderous dictator and crap on the country you’re in charge of, and you’re surprised people are pissed? Really?
- Reuters: House may consider new sanctions on Russia: Speaker Ryan – Oh, wow, did Ryan grow a spine? Ha. No, he didn’t. They might, maybe, think about more sanctions, like the sanctions Congress already levied against Russia, that the Trump administration isn’t enforcing in the least little bit.
- The Hill: White House budget projects $1 trillion deficit in 2019 – The GOP: The party of fiscal responsibility. My entire ass.