We live in a world of counterfactuals, hypotheticals, and more tu
quoque scenarios than a reasonable person can process. That said,
I have to beg my Republican friends to imagine — just for a
moment — what you’d be doing if Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama
said they would accept the help of a foreign power in a campaign
and not report it to the FBI.
I’ll tell you what you’d do: You’d lose your fucking shit.
You’d spurt blood from your goddamn eyes.
The obvious but difficult truth is that Trump and his Republican cohorts are not interested in free and fair elections. They see our democracy as a game to rig, not an ideal to uphold. These Republicans don’t view Democrats as their political opponents; they view them as their enemies.