Posted by | October 18, 2016 15:08 | Filed under: News Behaving Badly Opinion Politics


The New York Times:

Instead of disavowing this absurdity outright, Republican leaders sit by in spineless silence. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, and Paul Ryan, the speaker of the House, are the two most powerful Republicans in the country and should be willing to put the national interest above their own. Both know full well that there is no “rigging,” and yet between them they have managed one tepid response to Mr. Trump’s outrageous accusations: “Our democracy relies on confidence in election results,” Mr. Ryan’s spokeswoman said, “and the speaker is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity.”

This is like standing back while an arsonist pours gasoline all over your house, then expressing confidence that the fire department will get there in time.

Mr. Ryan and Mr. McConnell could hardly dishonor themselves more than they already have in this sordid election year, but their refusal to stand up to Mr. Trump’s pernicious lie may be their lowest moment yet.

 

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  • anothertoothpick

    I have to wonder now that trump has pointed these problems out if Paul Ryan’s election was fixed??

  • Clementine

    I’m really enjoying how often President Obama is confronting the crazy positions of Drumpft. He does it with a perfect mix of good humor yet mocking of his conspiracy theories. I’m sure it’s driving Drumpft nuts, with that thin skin and all.

  • amersham1046

    There is little they can do or say now that would mean anything The Trump train is too far down the tracks for any sanity to influence it

  • bpollen

    They can’t tell which way the wind is blowing from inside their bubble.