The silver lining
There's really not much left to be said about Donald Trump's supine surrender to Vladimir Putin at Helsinki. It was an act that even the worst of our previous presidents wouldn't have committed. The kompromat which Putin has on Trump must be of a nature even we can't imagine.
But there is a silver lining to this.
The treason is now out in the open. There's no longer room for doubt or equivocation. We now know Trump to be a traitor to his office and his country. And this is something being realized across the entire political spectrum, from us liberals to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal.
What the non-rabid Trump supporters now have to ask themselves is this: Is this what you signed up for? You voted out of habit, or aggrievement, You voted to "own the libs", or to revenge yourself on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But did you vote for treason? Did you vote for our country to be handed over to the Kremlin? And if you didn't, if this isn't what you expected, then what are you going to do about it?
The eruption of resistance yesterday to Trump's cowardly surrender is heartening. Media which tries to couch every topic into false equivalence suddenly saw that there was no "both sides" to this. Citizens gathered outside the White House to make it clear to Trump that they would not bow the neck to Putin. And, by all accounts, Trump is apoplectic that no one recognizes the awesome deal he made with Putin. Talk about living in a bubble.
The road got harder yesterday. But the path is still clear. There's only one way to go: forward.
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