Nothing But Nyet

By Bill Maher

We’re so transfixed on the possibility of the Trump campaign (or perhaps even Trump himself) colluding with the Russians to meddle in the outcome of our election that we’re all but ignoring the proven, original crime of the Russians meddling in our election! That the Russians meddled successfully is the one thing we do know. Why aren’t more people asking what’s being done to prevent this from happening again in 2018 or 2020?

This is the integrity of the American electoral process we’re talking about, the sanctity of our very democracy. Shouldn’t everyone in government, regardless of party, from the President on down, be shouting from the rooftops, calling for future preventative measures and even stricter sanctions against our adversary, Russia?

Imagine a henhouse ruled by a newly elected rooster and the hens come to the rooster and say, “We’ve got a snake problem. Snakes are slithering into the henhouse and eating our eggs.”

Rooster: “I have no business ties to the snakes.”

Hens: “Yes, of course, but the evidence is incontrovertible that the eggs are being eaten and it’s the snakes who are eating them.”

Rooster: “There’s no proof I’m in collusion with the snakes.”

Hens: “Be that as it may, could you please make a statement acknowledging the snake/egg problem and condemning the snakes for eating our eggs?”

Rooster: “Wouldn’t it be nice if we got along with the snakes?”

Hens: “Can we at least plug the hole where the snakes are getting in?”

Rooster: “Can’t talk now.  I have a meeting with the snakes.”

Hens: “OK, that’s it. We’re launching an investigation into this whole snake/egg thing.”

Rooster: “You’re fired.”