Apparently six months ago President Obama was advised that Russian hackers were attempting to influence the outcome of the election.
As the explanation for Obama not making this known goes, or as I view it, the cover story, the public wasn’t informed because Obama feared that it would be interpreted as an attempt to influence the election and the Republicans would be all over it.
As an apologist explained to me it was a damned if you do and damned if you don’t situation – my thinking related to that is to just do the right thing and forget about the dos and the dont’s.
Seems to me the electorate had a right to know before casting their ballots – and if the election outcome was the result of said hacking then it can rightfully be said Obama’s silence contributed to the downfall of his parties candidate.
I don’t know but maybe Obama and his advisors felt the weight of his presidential support and that of surrogate Michelle Obama was such that it would overcome.
Obama spent at least the first two years of his administration attempting to court the opposition, time wasted in view of their agenda – what he should have done was accepted the reality that the Republicans in both the Senate and House didn’t have any interest in anything he had to say or do and taken a tougher stance.
Water under the bridge now as is the manner in which Democrats ignored the gains Republicans made in local and state elections during the last eight years and apparently believed they could nominate a stereotypical Washington insider, cobble together additional memes about change and prevail.
Hillary Clinton is about as much an establishment candidate as there ever has been – a candidate who believed being seen with celebrities and attending celebrity based donations functions would be perceived as perfectly fine inspite of an obvious and growing national mood that people were fed up with the arrogance and sense of entitlement long a hallmark of the establishment.
Hillary did her best to brand herself herself as a progressive by, grudgingly adopting modified versions of positions Bernie Sanders had taken, but the veneer was too thin, too transparent to gain traction, too much baggage.
This election wasn’t lost, it was frittered away due to the silence of the administration and the disassociation of Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff from reality.
Electing the first woman president failed to resonate in the manner hoped for, the sole reason being that the candidates resume was something less than enviable – a resume that could have been overcome as has often been the way of it.
Any who doubt that need only look at the president elects resume – a resume filled with lies, hatred, ineptitude, law suits and settlements, bankruptcies, mysogyny, arrogance, and the identical sense of establishment entitlement – what’s really bizarre about all this is that some believe that is a recipe for making America “great”.
My personal belief is that elections in this country are corrupt and manipulated enough as it is without tolerating foreign intervention or inviting it as Trump did in saying :
“ “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing” from Clinton’s email servers. “
Trump and his sheeple were long on talk about treason when it came to Clinton – his supporters being little more than an echo chamber for whatever he says.
In their near cartoonish pantomime of patriotism they should be asking themselves if the invitation Trump issued to Russia qualifies as treason?
Will they? – of course not, reality confuses them and therefore something to avoid.
Kind of mind boggling isn’t it? Conservatives who see the Red or Chinese threat under every rock they stumble over fall in line goose stepping behind a man assisted by the very threat they envision …….. only in America huh?