Remember when the Goopers insisted that President Obama was a "secret Muslim?" Remember when the Goopers went berserk because they were sure Mr. Obama would "fundamentally change America?"
Now the question is: How will the Goopers react to this CIA report?: A foreign government -- a former Communist nation -- interfered in our presidential election to get their preferred candidate elected. Don the Con was and is who the Russian government wanted in the White House.
Let's sit back and read how the Goopers -- those oh so patriotic, American flag worshipping, Constitution fetishizing "patriots" spin this horrendously shocking news.
I wonder if the Marine band will change the presidential song title to "Hail to the CHIEFS." Y'know in order to give Putin credit for helping the Goopers vote for a foreign country's pick for POTUS.
Well done, Goopers. You can now pledge allegiance to Russia when you place your tiny patriotic hands over your easily duped hearts.
The CIA has confirmed that Russia meddled in America's presidential election and helped Trump win the presidency.
The WaPo report:
The CIA has concluded in a secret assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency, rather than just to undermine confidence in the U.S. electoral system, according to officials briefed on the matter.
Intelligence agencies have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and others, including Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, according to U.S. officials.
Those officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances. “It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” said a senior U.S. official briefed on an intelligence presentation made to U.S. senators. “That’s the consensus view.”
The CIA shared its latest assessment with key senators in a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill last week, in which agency officials cited a growing body of intelligence from multiple sources. Agency briefers told the senators it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.
From the HuffPost:
The Trump camp has dismissed the report (Of course they would. This is very bad news for the Trumpistas and for America. -- S.K.)
— along with the credibility of the U.S. intelligence community. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction,” said a statement by the Trump transition team. (So the Trumpistas are trashing an arm of the questionable future president's Department of Justice? Not smart. In fact, incredibly stupid. --S.K.)
“The election ended a long time ago in one of the biggest Electoral College victories in history. (Lie -- S.K.)
It’s time to move on and ‘Make America great again.’” (Make it great for Vlad and the Ruskies! -- S.K.) (The claim that Trump had won one of the “biggest Electoral College victories in history” is simply not true. He ranks 44th out of 54 electoral votes of presidents since the 12th Amendment passed, Mother Jones reports.)
It’s no surprise Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted Trump in the White House. Trump praised the former KGB leader throughout the presidential campaign. He even called Putin a “more effective leader” than President Barack Obama.
No, Trumpistas. We're not going to let this scandal "go." A foreign country, Russia, interfered in our electoral process -- the election of Trump, according to the CIA report, has been compromised, and we now have to find out how involved the Russians were in helping elect Trump. --S.K.
And this from my friend, Michael K.:
"Re: Trump and the CIA I am not here credulously supporting the CIA. It'd be the first time in my life if I did. But note Trump's response. He does not respond to the actual points raised against him. He responds by delegitimizing his opponent. Always. Every time. This cumulatively delegitimizes even the act of dissent, from anybody, with respect to anything he says or does. That pattern is far more dangerous than any single such action looked at individually. That pattern is that of a tyrant."
|HAIL TO THE CHIEFS!|