Sunday, February 18, 2018

Democrats: Pay no attention to the past President who failed to act!

The following article appeared in Flopping Aces on February 17th

By DrJohn

In the aftermath of the indictments Mueller rolled out against 13 Russians, democrats revved up the hyperbole machine in a preemptive effort to protect against criticism of their own failures.
Carl Bernstein started seeing conspiracies despite Rod Rosenstein’s words:

“There’s no allegation in this indictment that any American had any knowledge. And the nature of the scheme was the kept defendants took extraordinary steps to make it appear that they were ordinary American political activists, even going so far as to base their activities on a virtual private network here in the United States so if anybody traced it back to the first jump, they appeared to be Americans.”

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) wants war declared against Russia:

Friday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Russian interference with U.S. elections and political processes that resulted in 13 indictments against Russian nationals was “equivalent” to the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese in 1941.

He insists that 13 Russian trolls posting smack on the internet are the same as 2300 dead in Pearl Harbor.

democrats have begun hammering Trump for not doing something that obama didn’t do:

Still, numerous Democrats seized on the indictment, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) lamenting that Trump “denies reality” by minimizing Russia’s offensives and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slamming Trump for presenting no “strategic plan to confront the Russians.”That was the “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” moment.

OK, now for some fun facts

Russia began efforts to mess with US elections in 2014– a year before Trump even announced his candidacy.

The Russian government had a strategic goal to “sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election” the indictment reads. The indictment also revealed activity pursued by the Russians to organize political rallies, building partisan social media audiences across the political spectrum, and funding political stunts.

According to Mueller, the Russian government created a sub agency known as the “translator project” which was “focused on the U.S. population and conducted operations on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube” adding that the strategic goal of interfering in the 2016 US election was developed all the way back in May 2014.

The stated goal within the department was to spread “distrust towards candidates at the political system in general.”

It was in 2014 that Devin Nunes warned about Russians trying to meddle in US elections:

He wrote that the Russian government led by Russian President Vladimir Putin is a “pressing threat to American interests” and pointed to an op-ed he wrote in April 2014, a month prior to when Mueller said Russia began its 2016 election interference campaign, in which he warned of the danger of Russian “influence operations” around the world following a trip to Eastern Europe and Ukraine following the seizure of Crimea.

“The House Intelligence Committee has been investigating these threats for many years: in 2014 – the year the Russians began their operation targeting the 2016 elections – I warned about Russia’s worldwide influence operations,” he wrote.

Further, he noted that he said in April 2016 during a CNN interview, in the midst of the 2016 primary season, that the U.S.’ failure to predict Putin’s strategy is “the biggest intelligence failure that we’ve had since 9/11.”

obama learned of Russian attempts to influence the election in 2015. He did nothing. The cover story was that he didn’t want to put his finger on the scales. It could just as well have been obama following through on his promise to be more flexible for Putin. And it was John Kerry who let the Russian operatives into the US.

In contrast to the liberal hysterics generated by the indictments, obama thought them to be kind of amateurish.

Exit question: Do the indictments of the Russians for trolling the election mean Russia is free to indict Hillary Clinton for her interference in the 2011 Russian elections? How about indicting obama for interfering in the Israeli elections? The French elections? Brexit?

I sure hope so.

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