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None Dare Call it Spying (But it Was Obviously Spying)

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None Dare Call It Spying (But It Was Obviously Spying)

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We used to be able to get along. We really did. We haven’t always been able to work together – it’s difficult to find common ground when you want the polar opposite of your opponent – but at the end of a long day of fighting, people were perfectly capable of eating a meal near or even with each other. Now we can’t even agree in the obvious definition of words.

Dictionary.com defines “spy” as:

1) a person employed by a government to obtain secret information or intelligence about another, usually hostile, country, especially with reference to military or naval affairs.

2) a person who keeps close and secret watch on the actions and words of another or others.

There is no possible interpretation of those definitions that does not cover what the Obama administration did to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump in 2016. Whether it was justified or not is irrelevant to the fact that spying did occur. Yet to one side of the aisle, to speak that indisputable truth is akin to declaring the moon landing was filmed by Stanley Kubrick on a soundstage in Hollywood.

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