We continually hear about the Democrats and the "liberal intelligentsia" hyperventilating over Russia, but the plain fact is that Trump's entire staff has claimed both that Russia is a grave threat and that they intervened in the election.
Those who still believe Trump wants friendship with Russia might want to look at who else is protesting the anti-Russian campaign:
RICHMOND -- Self-proclaimed white nationalist Richard Spencer led a large group of demonstrators carrying torches and chanting "You will not replace us" Saturday in Charlottesville, protesting plans to remove a Confederate monument that has played an outsize role in this year's race for Virginia governor.
"What brings us together is that we are white, we are a people, we will not be replaced," Spencer said.
At the second rally, dozens of torch-bearing protesters gathered in a city park Saturday evening and chanted "You will not replace us" and "Russia is our friend."
Secy of Defense Mattis has said that Russia had hintervened and was a grave threat; so did Secy of State Tillerson; so did CIA chief Pompeo, and so did Ambassador to the UN Haley. All have said the evidence they have seen is compelling that Russia intervened and that Russia is our most serious threat.
Why is that not the headline, rather than whining about liberals (a term I think that has out used its utility) becoming "hysterical" about Russia? It is the Trump team calling Russia our most serious threat and asserting they have seen evidence showing, "without a doubt," that Russia intervened in the recent election.
In fact, I am so tired of hearing this half-truth and I will document the other half by showing how Trump's own team is busy pulling him down and preparing for the ultimate sacrifice of the man they see as a usurper of their Party, and I will present the logic that it is the Democrats who want to keep Trump in power.
a. The Democrats can complain but they cannot take Trump down; there is zero chance they could convict him of an impeachable offense. If they did take him down, they have a much tougher time winning in 2018 and 2020. If the Democratic leadership had half a brain, they would be defending Trump and trash-talking the Republicans who are sabotaging his leadership.
lWhat is happening, in plain sight, is that the Republicans including the key figures he has appointed, including his VP, who will when the time comes deliver the dagger thrust reassert the establishment Republican control of the Party to which they all see Trump as a reckless outsider who, if left in place, will doom them in the elections in 2018 and 2020.
While the Democrats plot futile plots to take Trump down, it is the Republicans, including his own staff, who are working to bury him, contradicting him at every turn and setting up his total isolation in preparation to force him out. Republicans contradicting Trump are making the case that are not part of his reckless journey to political suicide but in fact, in the forefront of pointing out his errors and correcting him at every term.