I don’t know if Donald Trump has driven everyone insane,* or if we’d be seeing the same sort of widescale madness across America right now if Hillary hadn’t failed so utterly. By now we have plenty of empirical data that smartphones and social media and 24-hour news aren’t good for the human soul and psyche, so things would probably still be pretty crazy these days. But at least we wouldn’t have a bunch of Democrats out there in 2018 claiming Putin stole the election.
As always when I discuss Russia, I need to preface it with the wise words of the Greatest President in American History. Remember when The Lightworker said this, all the way back in 2012?
“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back.” That was in the olden days, when worrying about Russia was a joke to Democrats. Now it’s a full-time job.
Either they genuinely, honestly believe this stuff, or for some reason they want the rest of us to think they’ve lost their minds:
67 percent of Democrats believe it is "definitely true" or "probably true" that "Russia tampered with vote tallies in order to get Donald Trump elected." There is no evidence of Russia tampering with vote tallies. pic.twitter.com/mgSx3MEtnQ
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) November 18, 2018
Since when have mere facts and evidence had the power to sway a leftist’s “thinking”?
Here are a couple of examples from just the past weekend. For decades, Nina Burleigh was infamous as the reporter who said she’d gladly put on “presidential kneepads” if it meant Bill Clinton would keep abortion legal. Now, Burleigh has a new reason to be infamous. On Saturday, she said this:
And on Sunday, she said this:
If you say something incredibly stupid, and a lot of people tell you how incredibly stupid that thing you said was, just blame Putin. If he’s the source of your biggest problem — not getting what you wanted in 2016 — then why can’t he be the source of all your problems?
Then there’s former comedian Jen Kirkman, who is now saying stuff like this in public:
Out of all the moments in history, this one is the most alarming. Sounds legit.
In six short years, they’ve all gone from “Hurr hurr, Romney is stuck in the ’80s” to “OMG, my phone charger is missing, Putin stole it!” It’s just odd to me that they think Obama took care of this guy, and yet he stole an election right from under Obama’s nose. Doublethink is your best entertainment value.
That, and I live in mortal fear of an idea other than a liberal one might penetrate my cranium.
Perhaps, since Obama blocked government efforts to interfere with whatever the Russians might attempt, this was part of his promised “flexibility”.
At least Trump is calling Putin “Uncle Vlad”, like Roosevelt called sweet guy Stalin “Uncle Joe”.
November 25, 2018 — Russia fires on and seizes Ukraine ships, Ukrainian navy says
Meanwhile, from somewhere on the International Golf Club golf course in Palm Beach:
@Greg: Thanks, Obama.
@Deplorable Me, #3:
This isn’t happening on Obama’s watch. Obama isn’t the man responding with Tweets from the golf course suggesting that Europe had better pay their protection money.
There’s a reason Vladimir Putin wanted Trump in the White House instead of Hillary Clinton. It isn’t because he thought he could get away with more facing off against Clinton than Trump.
You continue your habit of ignoring the terrific messes Obama left behind, then criticizing Trump when he doesn’t react to them all at once. If you would recall, Putin began his assault on Ukraine and annexed Crimea under Obama’s watchful, more flexible eye. Now, what is Trump supposed to do, nuke them? Nukes are reserved for US citizens who will not give up their 2nd Amendment rights, not Obama’s old friends whom he allowed to ransack countries and meddle in our elections.
He preferred Hillary. While she is a sickening person to be around, he has boat loads of juicy blackmail material on her thanks to her email preferences and Uranium One. You are only trying to fool yourself; no one else buys that crap.
Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk, who essentially paid the Clinton Foundation so much money that he was able to overturn the democratically-elected and U.S.-recognized government of Ukraine in a coup.
What the hell does Roger Stone have to do with Russians? Well he was a bit too loud about the Hillary Russian connections https://stonecoldtruth.com/is-it-the-podestas-time-in-the-barrel-yet/ The Podesta Russian Ukranian connections.
Stone has worked in DC he knows how it churns and like Levin made some statements based on his experience that turned out to be the truth.
If Mueller could indict Levin that slime would do it, actually I would love to see that!
If they need to silence Stone we should look much closer at his previous public statements…much much closer.
$12.7 million in some 22 previously-undisclosed cash payments from Yanukovych’s pro-Russian party, as purportedly documented by entries in a “black ledger” revealed by Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau. Did it end up in Podestas coffers, a Clinton foundation slush fund? The Podesta firm is now defunct most likely the evidence deleted, funds in the Caymens maybe.
Putin detests Hillary Clinton. The objective of Putin’s 2016 U.S. presidential election interference program was to put Donald Trump in the White House rather than Hillary Clinton. This was the conclusion of our own nation’s intelligence community. All of the facts support that finding. They issued a lengthy formal report to that effect. One need only consider the timing and one-sided targeting of Wikileaks releases to realize they were trying to turn things in Trump’s favor. Vladimir Putin calls all the shots in Russia. He obviously wanted Trump to win the election. He has publicly and unambiguously stated as much, directly to the international press. Given the abundance of all such evidence, asserting the exact opposite is totally absurd. It’s a blatant denial of reality. It’s also a very Trump-like claim.
@Greg: EVERYONE detests Hillary. But she showed herself incompetent as Secretary of State and provided Putin with a treasure trove of blackmail fodder. Any preference for Trump would be a 50/50 gamble; he could be malleable or too tough to deal with. Hillary was a known (very WELL known) entity and, though he may find her just as despicable as I do, would be much easier to turn into an asset.
There was no such conclusion.
Putin said that AFTER the election and while he stood beside Trump. What would you expect him to say?
@Greg: Fact 20% of US uranium
Fact: over throw of Ukrainian government for a Putin stooge
Fact: Missiles in Europes defense shield drawn down
Barry and Stinky were much kinder to Vlad than Don has been.
Who could not detest Stinky? No evidence 1 vote was changed not 1.
The Electorate voted Trump and you fools still cant figure out why its hilarious.
Reports are coming in that Manafort had multiple secret meetings with Julian Assange.
That’s interesting, given that Mueller has just stated Manafort broke the conditions of his plea agreement by lying about something after he had entered into it. Maybe this was what he was lying about.
Very bad move, on Manafort’s part. He probably just lost his shot at a reduced sentence. Is he foolishly relying on a pardon from Trump? A pardon would only be in the cards if he has a REALLY HUGE damning fact he has kept under wraps that Trump would do just about anything to keep hidden. Issuing a pardon would look very bad, and could become another part of an obstruction of justice case.
Yeah, somehow Manafort sneaked into the Ecuadorian embassy without being logged in and had numerous conversations, according to the “unnamed source”.
Manafort was supposed to “cooperate” with Mueller. Most likely, Mueller was offering Manafort a walk if he would swear to some lies about Trump and collusion. My guess is Manafort won’t do it, thus the “lies”. He talks but won’t say the “right” things. That’s all according to an “unnamed source”.
Manafort reportedly visited Assange three times at Ecuadorian embassy
Do we need three guesses to discover who the “friend in embassy” is?
If the anonymous sources are reliable, Mueller could be zeroing in on the collusion connections.
@Greg: Hillary and the DNC are such idiots that is was a foregone conclusion that EVERYONE had their emails. The DNC would not let the FBI examine their server because it wasn’t hacked; they were leaked. This has been verified by an unnamed source.
Remember that question about if it would be bad if the media lied to the public that you have never answered out of mortal fear? You think you’ll ever muster the courage to answer it?
Nobody had the DNC emails other than Russian hackers who turned them over to Wikileaks for strategically-timed releases that Trump campaign operatives were being informed of in advance.
Is there some great difficulty figuring out what that means in relation to the Russian collusion question Robert Mueller is investigating? There really shouldn’t be.
Says who, “unnamed sources”? Ever wonder why the DNC wouldn’t let the FBI to examine their “hacked” server to find who the culprits were? Nah…. you wouldn’t wonder about such things. Just wait for the “unnamed sources” to fill in the details.
The only collusion was Hillary, Obama, the DNC and the Russians.
Looks like the left’s racist ploy to crater Hyde-Smith in Mississippi has failed. At least until the Democrats find the rest of the ballots they hold in reserve.
@Greg: My reliable sources say you are full of shit.
The Paki IT dept of the democrat party
any 12 year old hacker wanna-be.
Can you answer me this?
If all white men are so nasty and racist why do all the women on MSNBC try to look like one?
@Deplorable Me, #16:
Actually, no, I never wondered, because such an investigation involves the analysis of digital files rather than the hardware they’re recorded on. An unauthorized system intrusion doesn’t leave physical traces; it leaves digital traces. It’s enough to turn over automated system event logs and files. The entire digital content of a server can be easily replicated and provided.
Why Trump’s “Where’s the server?” is the wrong question
Because he’s an idiot is why. Maybe he should stop worrying about Hillary’s emails and pay more attention to Ivanka’s. And stop using his insecure cell phone to talk to people and make Twitter posts.
@Greg:Little slow there the Android he was using during the campaign was replaced nearly 2 years ago. January of 2018 no cellphones for staff and guests allowed in West Wing. Why do you lap up every bit of misinformation your propaganda spewers puke to you, when a short internet search proves it wrong?
About those commentors and their appearance, I guess I shouldnt assume their gender.
Why Trump’s “Where’s the server?” is the wrong question because having real experts examine it would blow the DNC false narrative.
Well, that’s were the digital files, and the finger prints of whomever might have hacked it, ARE. No surprise you take that bit of suppression of evidence in stride. It’s how liberals operate; no respect for the law whatsoever. Like Hillary’s intent with her private, secret, unsecured server, the DNC wanted to make sure none of their corruption came to the attention of the FBI. So, they hired friendly eyes to give the FBI only what they wanted the FBI to see. The corrupted Obama FBI accepted this, just like they accepted Hillary’s “I don’t remember”, smashed phones and laptops, changing stories and lies and deemed her “innocent”.
Because it is yummy, yummy liberal pablum.
Cellphones were banned for staff and West Wing guests out of fear that conversations would be secretly recorded. The only evidence that Trump has given up his cell phone habit is a statement from Trump. Forget a cup of coffee. That and a quarter will buy you a gumball.
October 18, 2018 — Nobody’s Cellphone Is Really That Secure, But most of us aren’t the president of the United States.
Maybe Trump’s “seldom used government cell phone” is one of those free “Obama phones” that the former president left in his Oval Office desk.
Duh… nothing classified ever happens there does it, non-secure cell phones can be turned on remotely and used as listening devices.
Secure phones are expensive and cant just be handed out like candy. They are not always compatible with some systems.