The Republican Party used to be the party of law and order. Follow the rules. Walk on the right side of the street. Obey authority. Don’t steal, possess or use stolen property.
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is a modern-day fence. The WikiLeaks operation is a fencing operation. A better description of the WikiLeaks operation would be e-fencing. Assange obtains stolen property and e-fences the property to the world.
Which takes us back to the Republican Party. Republicans have rejoiced in Assange’s e-fenced Democrat emails. Republicans can’t get enough of the stolen property e-fenced by Assange. The more stolen Democrat emails are e-fenced by Assange, the more Republicans reach for the stolen property. Why be the party of law and order when it is more alluring, more voyeuristic, more titillating to handle stolen property, discuss stolen property, and attempt to figure out how to use the stolen property to Republicans’ advantage? Watergate.
Republicans would be wise to heed Senator Marco Rubio’s advice. “I will not discuss any issue that has become public solely on the basis of WikiLeaks.” He continued, “Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us.”
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Republicans rejected Senator Rubio’s candidacy during the 2016 Republican primaries and will most likely reject his law and order advice.
Arthur Sheridan, Swansea