Lie, cheat, steal

The Republican election strategy in 2016 had three parts: lie, cheat, and steal. The recent revelations about Cambridge Analytica using data from Facebook are only part of the cheat story. Last night, Tucker Carlson justified the GOP actions by claiming that Barack Obama and the Democrats did it first. Each party seeks to maximize its voter turnout, while minimizing that of the opposition, and data mining is part of the process. It is a legal part of modern electioneering. The difference between the parties is how they go about using the data after they have it. Democrats are the party of honesty, mostly, while the GOP are the party of dirty tricks, à la Roger Stone. Did the GOP collaborate with Russia? Probably. I trust Robert Mueller to uncover the dirty laundry so that it can be washed in public.

Trump must go