Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

When the Quoing gets Tough, the Quids Keep Pro-ing

Okay, I'm kind of done pretending there's a "funny old thing" about any Trump World pronouncement, but there is kind of a funny old thing about Pro-Trump folks pretending that saying "No quid pro quo" actually operates like touching "home base" in a game of tag. We are now at the part where someone has established what congressionally-approved aid was being withheld for: the quo was announcing an investigation.  I've been saying this: look at Whitewater and Benghazi and ask yourself what the investigators were really looking for. The investigations existed for their own reason. There didn't have to be a "there" behind Hunter Biden's low-effort board membership for a Ukrainian oil concern, or behind Ukrainian involvement in the 2016 election.

Just having an investigation looks like trouble enough to be a "scandal". So what does this impeachment inquiry look like to Trump Worlders?

Like enemy action, I guess. This explains the people who responded exceptionally weakly to Trump's self-pitying wail about his being lynched. His words were inappropriate, but t's a political witch hunt! they cry. It's a legitimate investigation--but that seems to be a very interesting take. Or, it's accusing Democrats of a tactic they know very well can sometimes even work.

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