This week was pretty busy, so all I have today is a cool video shot at Purdue University.
Anything I had for this week got blown out of the water yesterday.
- White House Leaves Many Questions Unanswered About Trump ‘Wire Tapping’ Tweets – WE HAVE SEEN NO EVIDENCE THAT DONNIE’S TAPP [sic] CLAIMS ARE TRUE. NO ONE – FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO CONGRESS – HAD PRESENTED ONE PIECE OF EVIDENCE. BUT GOP SENATORS ARE TAKING THIS AS THE WORD OF GOD.
Evidence matters. Facts matter. Show me evidence and you can convince me. But taking extraordinary claims on faith just because your party leader says it’s so is LITERALLY turning your political party into a religion.
It seems like there are three possible stories here:
- Claims are true and the surveillance was unwarranted – HUGE but very unlikely, in my opinion
- Claims are true and President Obama’s administration had FISA warrants – HUGE because this means there is documented evidence of collusion with foreign governments
- Claims are false (for some reason the GOP isn’t talking about this one) – most likely, in my opinion, and should be HUGE but it won’t be because GOP congressfolk have repeatedly demonstrated their craven unwillingness to confront a man who is unfit for office