So given the way I write and the opinions and such that I express, I don’t really expect a lot of Trump supporters to read my little blog here. That’s totally my fault. I know what I’m doing. I do have some conservative/republican readers, but they’re pretty much all of the type who are not supporting Trump. Again, given who I am and what I say, that’s certainly to be expected. There’s the occasional person who wanders through and argues with me in the comments, like that Mike Land guy from a couple weeks ago, but I know they aren’t actually normally following me. They just wander in when I happen to say something that goes viral enough to get their attention from a friend of a friend or something.
I do actually follow some Trump followers online and on TV. I like knowing what people think. I honestly feel that I can’t have an informed opinion of my own unless I give attention to those who disagree with me. Sure I might make fun of you, but that’s just because I am a belligerent and arrogant asshole. That doesn’t mean that I’m not listening or that I don’t want to hear what you have to say; I totally do.
So I’ve been wandering around social media, the blogosphere, even FoxNews today trying to find ANYONE defending Trump’s plea for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email today. And I can’t. See, normally, even for the ideas that I think are ridiculous I can find someone giving the opposite side so that I can at least see where they’re coming from, even if I may personally think they’re idiots (and I’m sure they think the same about me). But this time. Nothing! Nada! Zip! Not even on the Youtube feed of the whole press conference on a specifically right wing forum where the vast majority of the comments are in support of Trump, no one is saying “yeah, Russia! Release those hacked emails!” NO ONE! The closest I was able to come was an interview on FoxNews’s The Kelly File where Trump’s campaign chair, Paul Manafort, says that Trump didn’t ask Russia to hack Hillary Clinton or anyone else. Of course he did… like literally… in almost those exact words:
“Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think that you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” And when questioned about it by reporters he said that he had no qualms about what he just said and he hopes the Russians (or China) has them because he wants to see them.
So that means he does want this, but not even his campaign manager officially supports him on this one. As far as I can tell there’s not a single person on earth who likes what he said today.
But that can’t be. He has fans. There are people who think that he’s perfect. And I want to know why. So I’m asking every who reads this to find me a Trump supporter. Send me your friends, your neighbors, your crazy drunken uncles! Or send me your diehard Bernie supporters. The Bernie or Busters who believe that Hillary Clinton is the most corrupt politician of all time. Send me anyone who wants to see this. I don’t care who! I promise I’ll even try to be nice. Because I’m just really super curious on one specific thing in this situation. First, lets be clear where we are… the current front runner for the presidency of the United States of America just said that he hopes that another country was successful in an international espionage attempt against the former Secretary of State and managed to secure classified information so that they could leak it to the press.
Yes. I think that’s batshit crazy. But I want to set that aside for a moment. I don’t care about the morality of it at all right now. I don’t care about the political function of it at all right now. I really, really don’t. I want to understand the logic. Someone needs to explain this to me. So here it is:
Lets say you believe Hillary Clinton is an evil self-righteous hellspawn who put the country at risk by holding classified information on a private server and is guilty of treason and should therefore be in federal prison for life… For the purposes of this conversation, I’m totally going to give you that and take it as a given that she’s guilty and has a cache of 33,000 highly sensitive classified documents on a hard drive in her basement.
So if you believe that… WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU ASKING THE RUSSIANS TO GO GET IT?!?!?!?!
Seriously. I really want to know the thinking on this one. Please someone give me an argument here or find someone who can.