Obama himself stated before and after the 2016 election that presidential elections are too “decentralized” among and within the 50 states for Russia to have any impact. (Of course, that did not keep Obama from using taxpayer money to attempt to defeat Israel’s Netanyahu in 2014. Ashby did not object to a Democrat influencing a foreign election with your tax dollars.) Further, why would Clinton have won the popular vote if Russia influenced the election? Seems like a mighty sophisticated way to throw an election.
I like some of Trump’s insults toward establishment politicians and media. They’ve made careers in DC, a town surrounded by five of the top eight wealthiest counties in America and it produces nothing but debt and unaccountability (IRS members taking the 5th, chronic VA corruption, sexual harassment). Ashby hated Bush 43 and “W” could not have been kinder to the Kennedys, Clintons and media. Kind or not, Ashby hates Bush, hates Trump. Period.
So what if Trump didn’t release his tax returns! Is there any doubt Ashby would have slammed Trump every which way if he did release them? The notion that Ashby would have praised Trump in any way for releasing his taxes is hilarious fantasy. Ashby would have cited any possible line item to tar Trump for paying foreign workers too little, hiding income, for not donating enough to charities or for even having more money and assets than average Americans. I mean, does anyone expect objectivity from Ashby?
Regarding Trump “bragging” on tape (in 2005) “of his serial harassment,” I refer you to the life of his political opponent. Do I need to explain this, Lynn?
Ashby regularly attempts to humor the reader with references to “commie,” as if ardent conservatives fear them under their beds. When Ashby uses “commie” in his columns, think of the 100,000,000 souls buried in mass graves in communist countries. In socialist Venezuela, an ally of Cuba, starvation is widespread and only the politically connected have a chance. Ashby cannot come to terms with our largely free market economy that has lifted far more out of poverty around the globe than any economic system ever devised in world history. He’d rather attempt to promote victimhood and suggest that he is among the Great White Liberals attempting to rob from the rich and give to the poor. If only they can find the right set of angels in his utopian society to organize our lives for us!