I am 100% serious. I don’t bother to be ‘cute’ in this thread anymore. I don’t honestly value the overall discussion. But there are, occasionally, some blatantly true things I’d like to point out.I have to ask, knowing your earlier disdain for the Joe/ Hunter/ corruption takes, is the above serious?
My take hasn’t changed. I don’t believe anything at first take anymore. I don’t believe the initial story, ever, anymore and there are too many examples of these stories for me to bite in the first 24 hours.
I learned my lesson from the Steele Dossier (I was on the wrong side of that one). This story has all the hallmarks of the Steele dossier at the outset, so hell yes, I am skeptical. So, when people breathlessly scream this shit at the top of our lungs? My willingness to care is inversely proportional to the flail.
To my comment- holy fuck, I’m no political expert, but Biden’s campaign trying the Trump course (lie, deny, gaslight and double down) on this one seems like SUICIDE. Those pictures aren’t photoshop. This isn’t faked. They’re betting their election, literally, on someone who seems to be a drug addict. I don’t believe this to be disinformation (as much as I believe anything to be ‘true’ at this point, which is like, never).
So all it takes is one corroboration of these emails. One thing to pop up true and this whole house of cards falls? Why the fuck is the political advantage of putting yourself in a position like this so close to the election?
Yes, I’m serious. Yes, this seems to be terrible optics.
The actual ‘wrong’ here, though, is simply about the access. Hunter was selling access. That’s not illegal, but it’s immoral. You wanna make the case that Biden knows it was happening and is somehow complicit or whatever, and that’s not a reason to vote for him, ok? I guess.
I’m just tired of the fake outrage. Get the fuck over it. Politics is corrupt. This story was held for a YEAR. It appears that Giuliani had this hard drive since April??
ETA- the reason I bring up my last paragraph is to say this. If you’re of a mind that this story is SO IMPORTANT and the biggest things in the news cycle- you owe me the explanation as to why it wasn’t important when it was discovered, but when it was politically valuable. Because the only people that can be blamed for the holding of the story are the people we now are pretending that they care about America by getting the story out.