Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Republicans have a problem: Trump-Putin

By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, July 27 at 2:01 PM - ... Donald Trump in a news conference this morning gave the Hillary Clinton camp more ammunition than Democrats could possibly hope for in their effort to show Trump unfit for the presidency.

His invitation to Vladimir Putin to help him in the election was as jaw-dropping as anything he said in this election. He told reporters, “Russia, if you are listening, I hope you are able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by the press.”

....One can only imagine, if the roles were reversed, they’d be racing to the microphones to denounce Clinton as unfit to serve.

House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office mustered a simple, blunt statement: “Russia is a global menace led by a devious thug. Putin should stay out of this election.” Unfortunately, his party’s nominee — whom Ryan will continue to endorse — does not see things that way.(link)

My Comment: I wrote a post yesterday, Hillary Clinton may actually be the lesser of two evils, in which I argued that the primary reason Clinton may be the lesser of two evils is because I feared Trump's was weaker than Clinton of keeping America safe. I offered examples of Trump' weak position on NATO and his failure to mention the threat of Russian aggression in his speeches. I also referenced the mutual admiration between Trump and Russia's Putin. Now this.  It is unacceptable that a candidate for the president of the United States ask a foreign power to involve itself in an American election. I am still undecided on who is the lesser evil but went from thinking it was Trump to being undecided.  I look forward to a foreign policy debate between the two.

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  1. I watched the press conference and think the concerns expressed by Rubin and others (CNN commentators) are disproportionate to the gravity--maybe weightlessness--of Trump's comments. He blustered, was cavalier, and mocking, yes. That's standard fare. And his business dealings, and those of Manafort, make worries about Russia appropriate. But as regards the specific call for Russia to release Clinton's emails, that was I thought simply a mocking "hey, if you've got 'em, share 'em" aside. Unfortunately, on foreign policy, all the guy gives us are mocking asides.

    Agree with you: hard to know who's the evil of these two lessers.

  2. Because of her stand on abortion and her proclivity to LIE, I see Hillary as the worst of the two. Pray for our nation!